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Edition 86 | December 5, 2021
Black Nouveau: The Black Nativity 2021
Thursday, December 9, 7:30PM, Ch 10.1

In the December 2021 edition of Black Nouveau we take a look at holidays, family and traditions. Black Arts MKE's annual production of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity is back, Alexandria Mack talks with director Dimonte Henning about this year's production. Liddie Collins takes us on a classic visit to the home of Helen Gee and her unique Christmas Decorations. James Causey talks with Dr. Kweku Ramel Smith who has some helpful tips for maintaining good mental health during what could be stressful holiday time.
My Music Presents: The Big Band Years
Saturday, December 11, 7:00 PM, 10.1

Peter Marshall hosts The Big Band Years, a celebration of the music that brought the country through World War II and kick-started the baby boom: the big bands of the 1930s and '40s.

Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park
Sunday, December 5, 5:00 PM, 10.1

Superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli takes on one of the biggest stages of his career for a concert in New York City's famed Central Park with the New York Philharmonic. Showcasing his unmistakable soaring vocals, Bocelli sings a variety of classical favorites as well as many of his most popular signature songs. The performance, recorded live from Central Park with an audience of over 75,000 fans, also features special guests from the worlds of opera and popular music.

Downton Abbey Movie
Saturday, December 25, 6:00 PM, Ch 10.1

This Christmas, the Crawleys are returning home—to MASTERPIECE. The first Downton Abbey movie, based on the mega-hit television series that won 15 Primetime Emmys® and earned 69 Emmy® nominations and set viewing records for a PBS drama, will air on MASTERPIECE on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021, 6-8 pm and again on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 8-10 pm. 
All Creatures Great and Small
December 12, 2:00 PM
Virtual Event
Join the cast and crew of All Creatures Great & Small for a sneak peek of season 2 followed by a live Q&A. Availability is limited and this event is for U.S.-based viewers only. 
Once registered, you will receive a unique, non-transferable link for the virtual event.
Register HERE 

Then tune in beginning Sunday, December 12, 8:00 PM, Ch 10.1 for Episodes 1 & 2, Episodes 3 & 4 will be shown on Sunday, Dec 19, and Episodes 5 & 6 will have an encore broadcast on Sunday, Dec 26. Relive all your favorite moments of the PBS hit, as we get ready for the start of the new season on January 9, 2022.
A Symphonic Celebration: The Milwaukee Symphony's New Home
Live from Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

December 17, 7:00 PM, 10.1 and 36.1
Encore Presentation
This is your chance to watch the Encore Presentation! Set those DVRs, call your family, neighbors and friends! Let them know this holiday season, PBS is providing the gift of classical music!

Recorded live on October 2, 2021, from the new Bradley Symphony Center. The evening begins at 7:00 PM with a behind-the-scenes look at the historic refurbished Bradley Symphony Center. The former Warner Grand Theater has been carefully brought back to life and restored to its former glory. Viewers will also find out more about conductor Ken-David Masur and some of the inspiring performers behind the music.

Then at 7:30, sit back and relax when the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates its new season with the opening of the restored city landmark. Under the baton of Ken-David Masur, with special guest pianist Aaron Diehl, the orchestra performs works by Ellington, Gershwin and Stravinsky, along with a new piece by Eric Nathan commemorating the grand opening of the Center.

This program is being broadcast to the PBS National audience - have out-of-state friends and relatives check their local listings.
To The Manor Born
August 1-7, 2022

To The Manor Born is designed to include many of the sights you know so well from public television and other iconic British programs.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at locations from Victoria, Doc Martin, Poldark, Wolf Hall, To the Manor Born, and even Highclere Castle, as seen on Downton Abbey.

For more information, call Transcendent Travel at 866-654-7508

Get ready for this annual family favorite! Find out what happens when Santa gets a gift from his elves Pepper and Mint!

Letters to Santa begins Sunday, December 19, 7:00 AM, 10.1
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One Voice: The Songs We Share

Join us for a series featuring the American Pops Orchestra celebrating uniquely American music. Each episode features music that has transcended its original genre and audience.
There’s something for everyone when new content becomes available to stream on PBS Passport this December.

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