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:

Born to Explore

Mondays: Exploration & Adventures
Sample programs include:

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

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


Wednesdays: Indie Films, Documentaries and Big Ideas
Sample programs include:

  • Independent Lens
  • POV
  • Frontline specials
  • Reel South
  • Film School Shorts
  • Other special documentaries and series

The Great British Baking Show

Thursdays: The Maker Movement
Sample programs include:

  • Ultimate Restorations
  • Craftsman’s Legacy
  • This Old House Hour
  • Great British Baking Show
  • Programs about extreme arts, building and big, bold ideas

Actors on Actors

Fridays:  Film Arts & Culture
Sample programs include:

  • All-Star Film collection
  • Actors on Actors
  • The Road to Fame
  • Dream
  • Great Performances specials

DCI John Luther (IDRIS ELBA)

Saturdays: “Dramedy”
Sample programs include:

  • 800 Words
  • Marley’s Ghost
  • Luther
  • The Tunnel: Sabotage

Wildest Artic

Sundays:  Commune with Nature!
Sample Nature and animal kingdom programs 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

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