Public Media News January 2018

Happy Holidays

Celebrate 2018 With the Vienna Philharmonic

"Great Performances - From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration" rings in 2018 with host Hugh Bonneville. Guided by conductor Riccardo Muti, the special also features favorite Strauss Family waltzes and the Vienna City Ballet.

Tune in Monday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m.

Public Affairs

"Amanpour on PBS"

Award-winning international correspondent Christiane Amanpour joins PBS for a new global affairs program, "Amanpour on PBS." Featuring conversations with global leaders and decision makers on issues affecting the world today, the half-hour program airs weeknights at 11:30.

Tune in weeknights at 11:30 p.m.

Actors performing on stage

AETN Passport

Take your front row seat for "The Best of Broadway"

Get ready to binge Broadway's greatest hits with on-demand video for AETN Passport members! Favorites from the Great White Way include "Great Performances" features "She Loves Me," "In the Heights" and "Hamilton's America," as well as "American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch" and more.

Learn more at

New Series

"Agatha Raisin" joins Thursday night block

When high-flying London PR executive Agatha Raisin retired to a small village in the Cotswolds, she imagined a quieter, simpler life. Murder, however, changes the equation. A search for justice leads Agatha to discover that she has a talent for crime solving … and that her new life may not be the country idyll she imagined.

Watch the series kick-off "Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death" on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m., then tune in for the series on Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Special Programming

"We'll Meet Again" With Ann Curry

Explore some of history's most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them. Bridging time and distance to reveal hope, the six-part series reunites people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments, including World War II, 9/11 and the Civil Rights Movement.

Tune in Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 3.


"Odd Squad: World Turned Odd" one-hour movie event

When Odd Squad agents accidentally change the past, they undo every case Odd Squad has ever solved! As oddness reaches new heights - from freaky creatures to crazy hairstyles - it will take a big team of agents to embark on a mission across time to set things right again.

Watch Monday, Jan. 15, at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or anytime with PBS KIDS video at

Arts and Culture

"American Experience: Into the Amazon"

In 1914, President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon charted a journey into the heart of the South American rainforest with 20 other adventurers. Learn how what was anticipated to be a tranquil journey suddenly developed into a brutal test of courage and character.

Tune in Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m.

AETN in Your Community

Free "I Am Not Your Negro" screening and panel discussion

Join AETN in Fayetteville, Little Rock or Pine Bluff to envision the book that James Baldwin never completed - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words - in a free preview screening of "Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro." A panel discussion or Q&A event will follow each screening.

Join us:

  • Fayetteville Public Library - Sunday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m.
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.
  • Arts and Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff - Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.

Tune in to see "I Am Not Your Negro" on AETN Monday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m.