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« on: November 06, 2016, 11:27PM »

There were a number of PBS-related threads, but rather than read through a ton of old posts to find a suitable one, I figured I'd just start a fresh one...

PBS is an interesting entity. Because it's basically a network of local stations that operate independently but under a common banner, it can be very easy to miss great programming.

For someone like me that doesn't watch PBS all that often, I pretty much only find out about cool stuff on PBS if I happen to see it in the guide while the program is already on.

I've missed a lot of Celtic Woman specials and I'm sure a lot of other quality programming too (ie. The Divinas and who knows what else).

I've found that even visiting the site of my local PBS station is inadequate. I inevitably don't find out about things until they've already aired. I'll look for a while and won't see anything interesting. It'll slip my mind for a couple of weeks and poof, something great was on that I never even knew about.

I'm sure I'm not the only one that's been in this situation.

Now, some people are going to think I get what I deserve. Serves me right for not supporting the network that's nurtured Celtic Woman for so many years. Well, you have a point. but regardless, I'm creating this thread in the hopes that if someone notices something interesting on PBS (current or upcoming), they'll give us a heads up. Yes, not every PBS station airs the same things at the same times, but it would be helpful to know and be on the lookout for things of interest.

If I do still happen to miss something and at least I know I've missed it, I have a number of options now that weren't as feasible back when I missed all those Celtic Woman specials:
- I can get 2 PBS stations and have relatives that can get a third PBS station ... it's possibly I could catch an airing on a different station
- I can try to find a showing from an alternate source (ie. the Internet)
- Worse comes to worse if there's something extra awesome and I can't find it or see it elsewhere, I can just buy it after the fact

Anyways, please keep this thread in mind and hopefully it will be helpful down the road, if not for me than for others in forum land.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 10:38AM »

Hey Tom, I have a quick and easy way to find out what`s on my local PBS stations...or any other stations /networks you`re interested in. Go to Google or Yahoo, type in the call letters of your PBS station followed by "schedule...Zap 2 it"...an easy to read program guide pops up so you can quickly see what`s on that whole day, you can expand to the following day as well. Give it a try.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 05:57PM »

Eamonn McCrystal, who just finished a tour with Chloë, has a new Christmas special.

It's airing on a large number of PBS stations tonight (Dec 22, 2016).

It's called "The Music of Christmas."

I don't get it on either of the three PBS stations I can tune in to, but I'm sure some of you will be able to enjoy it.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 05:22PM »

So I was just wandering around the guide and noticed my PBS was showing something called "Celtic Roots Live With Nathan Carter" tonight from 8:00 - 9:30 PM.

I thought it sounded interesting so I looked at the description:

Irish singer Nathan Carter performs in Dublin, Ireland where he's joined by Chloë Agnew!!!

Whaaatttttt?

Chloë?

Woooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

My goodness, if I hadn't have been just poking around the dial I would have missed it.

Gonna see Chloë!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 06:20PM »

 Cool  find  Tom    Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 05:45PM »

OPB is showing CW in 1 minute -- was not on their schedule before. Smiley Smiley

Not even on the schedule. Argh! That kind of the thing is part of the reason I missed so many of their specials when they actually aired on PBS.
I found something online that quickly shows upcoming TV shows...type in the call letters to your local PBS station , then ZAP2IT.....shows everything that day and for the following days. That`s how I`ve caught HOMECOMING 4 times in 10 days.

That's pretty cool!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 12:46PM »

Celtic Woman: Homecoming is re-airing tomorrow night on my local PBS station!

Check your local listings (or use zap2it to check them).
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 10:52AM »

Any chance if pbs, gpb will air it again in the US now in December still....I searched tv guide.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 01:03AM »

Celtic Thunder fans: Celtic Thunder X has been making its way around on PBS.
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