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Epic Trails

Come along as Eric Hanson discovers the people, places and adventures that surround the world’s top backpacking trails.

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If you like volunteering, Public Television and meeting people—you'll love being a WQPT PBS Ambassador. The 3-month program gives high school graduating seniors and college students real-world experience while representing one of America's most trusted brands—PBS.

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Today | 2:00PM

Ridley Road
on Masterpiece

Ridley Road stars newcomer Agnes O’Casey as Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into London’s mod scene, while secretly infiltrating the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists.

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Today | 3:00PM

Around the World in 80 Days

The award-winning series continues. Set sail in the hot air balloon with Phileas Fogg, Passepartout and Fix in a brand-new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days, starring David Tennant.

Tonight | 11:30PM

Fly Brother with Ernest White

Storyteller and explorer Ernest White II travels to 11 countries, visiting friends who bring him into their communities, show him what they love about the place, and show us all that the whole world is our tribe.

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Norma Jean, The Elephant

WQPT PBS releases a short segment episode about a small town, an elephant, and the elephant's twin sister.

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Summer of Possibilities

This summer WQPT PBS is visiting libraries throughout the region, offering fun and engaging events for kids.

Alma's Way

Christopher Kimball Event

You're invited to join us on Thursday, June 2, for a special live event with one of America's most-trusted culinary experts.

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WQPT PBS Ambassadors

A fun and rewarding experience offers college and graduating high school students hands-on experience by representing WQPT PBS.

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Host Misha Collins invites viewers to explore uniquely American dishes in each episode of Roadfood.

Alma's Way

PBS KIDS for Parents

Check out our newly added new content with activities, articles and search functionaity to help parents.

Popular Videos


After a leaked Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, America's highest court faces the biggest backlash in a generation. How did we get to this point? Jim talks with Richard J. (Rick) Hardy, Western Illinois University Professor of Political Science. Plus, Kirby Winn of ImpactLife discusses how blood from our region may be the greatest gift to the people of Ukraine.

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Narrated by Jason Momoa, discover the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges.

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Science & Nature

How is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Step by step, as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.

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Columbus, Ohio is now home to nearly 70,000 Somali immigrants and refugees. For many Somalis, it has been a long and dangerous journey in pursuit of a better life.

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News & Public Affairs

FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry's history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Chart the fossil fuel industry's early research on climate change and investigates industry efforts to sow seeds of doubt about the science.

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Explore Your World

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Weeknights | 6:30PM

BBC World News

BBC World News goes beyond the headlines to provide context & analysis.

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Thursdays | 7:30PM

Whitney Reynolds

The Whitney Reynolds Show approaches topics with insight, inspiration and hope.

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Thursdays | 7:00PM

The Cities

Regional and national guest discuss a variety of topics on The Cities.

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Explore with Mr. Scott

There's much to explore just outside your own front door. Mr. Scott offers awesome ideas for you and your family.

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Vibrant Neighborhoods

Come along as we explore the impact and value of immigrant communities here in the Mississippi Valley region.

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Embracing Our Military

This WQPT initiative fosters an understanding of military and veteran life through televised programs, events & more.