Feature Feature

Coming Up On WQPT


Variety Studio

Actors On Actors
Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring Cate Blanchett (Carol/Truth) with Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes), Will Smith (Concussion) with Benicio Del Toro (Sicario); and others.


Downton Abbey

The Final Season, Part 4

Miss Baxter faces a dilemma. Anna and Mary rush to London. Daisy continues to press her case. A former maid comes to lunch. Car talk is in the air.


Miss Fisher's
Murder Mysteries

Framed for Murder

A journey into the twilight world of silent movies. Hollywood has a stranglehold on the Australian industry and with 'talkies' on the way, the exotic 'Bride of Babylon' production is in serious jeopardy.


The Lawrence Welk Show

Musical Masterpieces

Guest: Johnny Zell. This show opens with an undisputed masterpiece—George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue". Tom Netherton's romantic baritone soars on "Stranger in Paradise", and more.
Another episode follows at 6:00pm.


Austin City Limits

Angelique Kidjo

Revel in the high-energy performance of African singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo. The Grammy-winning Benin native and her four-piece band raise the roof with songs from her recent LP, Eve.

Imagination Station
The Cities
Story Contest

Locally produced by WQPT

Recently on The Cities

Iowa Lt. Govenor Kim Reynolds talks with Jim about the Governor's "Condition of the State" address, STEM education and more. Later, Jamie Lange and Michael Carton of WQPT discuss Champagne on the Rocks and the upcoming WQPT PBS Kids Writers Contest.

The Cities with Jim Mertens brings viewers regional and national guest who discuss a variety of topics that provide a unique, and often regional perspective. The series airs Thursdays at 7:00pm. and Sundays at 4:00pm. Learn more


Expand Your View

Poor Kids

FRONTLINE explores the economic crisis as it's rarely seen-through the eyes of children.


Its your launchpad to fun! Free stuff to download, games to play, videos for kids, Kids TV schedule, Kids Club and much more.

FeatureNOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals

How did medieval engineers construct magnificent skyscrapers of glass and stone?

PBS Learning Media