Because Life’s an Adventure
CPTV Spirit is a new 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:
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
Tuesdays: Get Your Geek On!
Sample science and technology programs include:
- The Crowd in the Cloud
- Nine Months that Made You
- Twice Born — Stories from the Special Delivery Unit
Wednesdays: Indie Films, Documentaries, and Big Ideas
Sample programs featuring special documentaries and documentary series include:
- Independent Lens
- Frontline specials
- Reel South
- Film School Shorts
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
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
- Great Performances specials
Sample programs featuring some of the best dramas, comedies, and “dramadies” from around the world include:
- 800 Words
- Marley’s Ghosts
- The Tunnel
Sundays: Commune with Nature!
Sample programs exploring nature and the animal kingdom include:
- Wildest Arctic
- 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: https://cptv.org/cable-channels/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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