Public Television for the North Coast

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Nature -- Moose: Life of a Twig Eater

Wednesday, January 18th at 8 PM

There is a growing problem in North America affecting moose, the largest species of the deer family. Whether they make their home in the Canadian Rockies or in Minnesota, moose populations are declining at a rapid rate. One reason is that many of the newborn calves are not surviving their first year. In order to find out why, one intrepid cameraman spends a year documenting the life of a moose calf and its mother to understand what it takes to survive. The program is a first-person account by cameraman and naturalist Hugo Kitching of his year spent in Jasper National Park in the Canadian province of Alberta, a wilderness area that covers over 4,000 square miles. Arriving in late spring, he sets out to find a mother moose with a newborn calf, a challenging task as expectant mothers head to remote areas of the rugged terrain to give birth. Success comes three weeks later when Kitching spots a female calf only a few days old with her mother.

Great Performances: Alicia Keys -- Landmarks Live in Concert

Friday, January 20th at 9 PM

Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live in Concert kicks off a new arts strand within the Great Performances series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS North Coast. This will be followed the next week by Brad Paisley – Landmarks Live in Concert on Friday, January 27 at the same time. Eight episodes in all are planned for the first season. Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, serves as host for the series and conducts one-on-one interviews with the artists exploring their favorite locations around each Landmark. There will be additional lifestyle segments with special correspondents, MTV veteran Matt Pinfield and Instagram star Gabby Epstein.

Soundstage: Blues Summit in Chicago 1974 (Pledge)

Saturday, January 21st at 10 PM

Forty years ago, a group of Chicago-based blues artists gathered with some of their younger blues brethren from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago: Muddy Waters. Appearing with Muddy that night were Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and Pinetop Perkins, and, from the next generation, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter and Dr. John and Nick Gravenites – all artists who have now become legends themselves.

Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert (Pledge)

Sunday, January 22nd at 7 PM

Forty years ago, a group of Chicago-based blues artists gathered with some of their younger blues brethren from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago: Muddy Waters. Appearing with Muddy that night were Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and Pinetop Perkins, and, from the next generation, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter and Dr. John and Nick Gravenites – all artists who have now become legends themselves.

 

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