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From Saturday, November 30, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019, CPTV will preempt its regularly scheduled programming to provide special programs that entertain and inform. We hope these programs will inspire our audiences to take joy in artistic expression, learn from history and live their best lives.

Several special programs will also air on CPTV Spirit. Here’s how to find CPTV Spirit on your cable provider.

See below for a list of these special programs currently scheduled to air on CPTV and CPTV Spirit.

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Arts and Culture Programs

Aretha Franklin Remembered (My Music) – Airs Saturday, December 7 at 11 p.m. on CPTV

Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show – Live! – Airs Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m. on CPTV; Saturday, December 7 at 12:30 a.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m. on CPTV; and Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

Country Music: Live at the Ryman – Airs Sunday, December 8 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV

Chaka Khan Homecoming (New) Multi-genre vocalist Chaka Khan performs her greatest R&B, pop, funk and jazz hits in Chicago. – Airs Saturday, November 30 at 11:30 p.m. on CPTV and Monday, December 2 at 11:30 p.m. on CPTV

Classic Christmas (My Music) (New) Old-fashioned favorites such as “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” are featured. Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days); performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more. – Airs Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. on CPTV

Downton Abbey Live: Cast, Creators & Spoilers Too! (New) Join host Deborah Roberts along with cast members and creators for a celebration of Downton Abbey. – Airs Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and Sunday, December 1 at 12:30 a.m. on CPTV Spirit

Earth’s Sacred Wonders (New) Journey to the world’s landmark spiritual sites, captured in full glory with awe-inspiring visuals. Using the latest camera and drone technology, the program reveals the amazing scale, ingenuity and faith embodied in these remarkable places of worship. – Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. on CPTV Spirit; Thursday, December 12 at 4:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit; and Friday, December 13 at 4:30 a.m. on CPTV Spirit

Great Performances – An Intimate Evening with David Foster – Airs Thursday, December 5 at 3 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 11:30 p.m. on CPTV; and Tuesday, December 10 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

Il Volo: Ten Years (New) Il Volo performs “Grande Amore,” “Il Mondo” and more hits in the ancient city of Matera, Italy. – Airs Saturday, December 7 at 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. on CPTV; and Thursday, December 12 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music) – Airs Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m. on CPTV; Monday, December 9 at 1:30 a.m. on CPTV; and Friday, December 13 at 10 p.m. on CPTV

Ken Burns: Country Music (New) Join host Kathy Mattea to learn more about the making of the epic documentary series by Ken Burns. – Airs Friday, December 6 at 3 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on CPTV and Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. on CPTV

Pavlo: Live in Guadalajara with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (New) Pavlo celebrates his life’s work with a 93-piece orchestra behind him. This spectacular performance took place at the legendary Degollado Opera House in Guadalajara, Mexico. – Airs Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on CPTV; Saturday, December 7 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 a.m. on CPTV; and Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild (New) Rick Steves celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. – Airs Thursday, December 5 at 2 a.m. and 3 p.m. on CPTV Spirit; Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 a.m. on CPTV Spirit; Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit; Thursday, December 12 at 4 p.m. on CPTV Spirit; and Friday, December 13 at 4 a.m. on CPTV Spirit

Rick Steves’ European Christmas (New) Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. – Airs Monday, December 9 at 8 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and Wednesday, December 11 at 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. on CPTV Spirit

Rick Steves’ Fascism in Europe – Airs Saturday, December 7 at 3 p.m. on CPTV; and Sunday, December 8 at 5 a.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Festive Europe – Airs Monday, December 2 at 5:30 a.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Tasty Europe – Airs Saturday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. on CPTV and Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30 a.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Travel as a Political Act – Airs Friday, December 6 at 4:30 a.m. on CPTV

This Old House: 40th Anniversary Special – Airs Monday, December 9 at 10 p.m. on CPTV

Mind and Body Programs

3 Steps to Pain-Free Living – Airs Thursday, December 5 at 11:30 p.m. on CPTV; Saturday, December 7 at 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 9 a.m. on CPTV; and Monday, December 9 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann (New) Dr. Kellyann presents a plan to losing weight, gaining energy and reclaiming your joie de vivre. – Airs Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. on CPTV; and Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 a.m. on CPTV

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last with Daniel Amen, M.D. – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. on CPTV

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, M.D. – Airs Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 p.m. on CPTV

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. – Airs Saturday, December 7 at 2 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on CPTV; and Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

The Brain Body Mind Connection with Dr. Rudy Tanzi & Dr. Deepak Chopra – Airs Friday, December 6 at 1:30 a.m. on CPTV; Saturday, December 7 at 8:30 a.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 2 a.m. and 11 a.m. on CPTV; and Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV

The Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe – Airs Saturday, December 7 at 1:30 p.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 a.m. on CPTV; and Monday, December 9 at 3:30 a.m. on CPTV

Wai Lana Yoga for a Better Life and a Better WorldAirs Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 a.m. on CPTV; Sunday, December 8 at 6:30 a.m. on CPTV; and Monday, December 9 at 5 a.m. on CPTV

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