From Friday, August 28, 2020 through Sunday, September 6, 2020, CPTV will preempt its regularly scheduled programming to provide a special collection of programs designed to inspire your spirit, ignite your interest in history and help you live your best life.
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See below for a list of our upcoming programs, and check back soon as more shows are scheduled.
Arts and Culture Programs
Sam Smith: Live at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend (NEW)
Thrill to the Grammy Award winner’s electrifying performance before a sold-out crowd at the massive summer music festival in May 2018. Songs include the smash hits “Stay With Me,” “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Money On My Mind,” and more.
Airs: Friday, September 4 at 10 p.m. on CPTV
ABBA Forever: A Celebration (NEW)
Celebrate the supergroup with Neil Sedaka, Donny Osmond, Tim Rice, and the band members themselves. Featuring a greatest-hits soundtrack including “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia!,” the program includes original interviews and rare archival footage.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 4 p.m. on CPTV
Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Keaton worked as a stagehand and made appearances on the series in the 1970s. Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, and Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma reveal their favorite memories from the series.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. on CPTV
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show (NEW)
Celebrate the magic of Irish music and dance in this reinvention of the groundbreaking show.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 7 p.m. on CPTV
The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks (NEW)
Join the three-time Grammy Award nominees for a magical night of music in this stunning natural setting. The band performs an energetic mix of bluegrass, country, pop melodies, folk, indie rock, honky-tonk, and ragtime before a sold-out crowd.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 9 p.m. on CPTV
Mind and Body Programs
Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White
Former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical six-point plan anyone can use to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active using gentle daily movement.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 6:30 a.m. on CPTV
Deepak Chopra: Becoming Metahuman
Become happier and more joyful and energetic with a simple three-step process that unlocks the secrets of moving beyond our limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. Includes interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martha Beck, and more.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 9 a.m. on CPTV and Sunday, September 6 at 6 a.m. on CPTV
The Longevity Paradox with Steven Gundry, M.D.
Have you ever wondered why some people live such long, active lives, while so many of us struggle as we get older? Many people have this question; Dr. Steven Gundry has the shocking answer! Dr. Gundry shares informative, life-changing information and shows us a step-by-step easy approach to help us all feel better and more youthful today, no matter your age.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV
Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, M.D.
Dr. Amen teaches viewers six practical steps to help them feel happier, sharper, and more in control of their own destinies. He gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 40 years.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 12 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, September 6 at 7:30 a.m. on CPTV
Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide
Join the acclaimed personal finance expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. With empathy, straight talk, and humor, Suze provides information about key steps for anyone trying to achieve their “ultimate retirement.”
Airs: Sunday, September 6 at 11:30 a.m. on CPTV
3 Steps to Pain-Free Living
Eliminate the root cause of many painful conditions with an easy-to-follow plan from neuromuscular therapist, yoga instructor, and pain specialist Lee Albert, who teaches five simple exercises to correct muscle imbalance.
Airs: Sunday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV
Science and Nature Programs
NOVA – Dog Tales
Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always that way — and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Researchers reveal how humans tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years, and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 a.m. on CPTV and Sunday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
Ken Burns: The National Parks
Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. Filmmakers Burns and Dayton Duncan vividly reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the documentary series The National Parks.
Airs: Saturday, September 5 at 2 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. on CPTV
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation: American Experience
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. The film brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.
Airs: Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and Saturday, September 5 at 2:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Uncovering America
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of renowned, respected, and popular historian, author, and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates’ work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb, and LL Cool J.
Airs: Friday, September 4 at 8 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m. on CPTV
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Marathon)
See four back-to-back episodes — “Out of the Shadows,” “Move On Up,” “Keep Your Head Up,” and “Touch the Sky” — of this series hosted and produced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In this series, Gates takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made, as well as the obstacles that remain.
Airs: Sunday, September 6, 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on CPTV