Because Life’s an Adventure

CPTV Spirit is a channel we created to help people explore their passions. CPTV Spirit is created for the “doers,” “makers,” and “adventurers” who crave more action, edgier journalism and documentaries, and more active ways to feed their curiosity.

Programming on CPTV Spirit

CPTV Spirit programs maintain our trademark PBS values of curiosity, community, and the celebration of all aspects of individuality. CPTV Spirit follows the mantra that “Life’s an Adventure,” while embracing the weirder, wilder, edgier, sometimes nerdier, action-oriented programming available today.

CPTV Spirit’s prime time lineup
Each day, CPTV Spirit offers something different. Here are some examples:

man leans on camel in the desert

Born to Explore

Mondays: Exploration & Adventures
Sample programs featuring travel and exploration include:

  • Born to Explore
  • Globe Trekker
  • Weekends with Yankee
  • Richard Bang’s Adventure with a Purpose
  • The Story of China

smarter together!

The Crowd in the Cloud

Tuesdays: Get Your Geek On!
Sample science and technology programs include:

  • NOVA
  • The Crowd in the Cloud
  • Nine Months that Made You
  • Twice Born — Stories from the Special Delivery Unit

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Wednesdays: Indie Films, Documentaries, and Big Ideas
Sample programs featuring special documentaries and documentary series include:

  • Independent Lens
  • POV
  • Frontline specials
  • Reel South
  • Film School Shorts

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show

Thursdays: The Maker Movement
Sample programs about extreme arts, building, and big, bold ideas include:

  • Ultimate Restorations
  • Craftsman’s Legacy
  • This Old House Hour
  • The Great British Baking Show

Audrey Hepburn

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, part of the Public Television Feature Film Collection

Fridays: Film, Arts & Culture
Sample programs showcasing films and the arts include:

  • The Public Television Feature Film Collection
  • Actors on Actors
  • The Road to Fame
  • Dream
  • Great Performances specials

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800 Words

Saturdays: “Dramedy”
Sample programs featuring some of the best dramas, comedies, and “dramadies” from around the world include:

  • 800 Words
  • Marley’s Ghosts
  • The Tunnel

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Wildest Arctic

Sundays: Commune with Nature!
Sample programs exploring nature and the animal kingdom include:

  • Wildest Arctic
  • Nature
  • West of the West
  • Penguins: Spy in the Huddle
  • Chasing Shackleton

Where to find CPTV Spirit
To find the channel location on your cable carrier, visit:

How do I find out more?
CPTV’s Audience Care staff are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm.
Call them at 860-275-7550.

Are there opportunities to sponsor programming on CPTV and CPTV Spirit?
Yes! Please call Nancy Bauer at (860) 275-7202
Email our sponsorship team with questions at