Donate Now

Tonight | 8:00PM


It’s 1956, and Elvis Presley has Geordie grumbling about the decline of decency, while mold in the vestry has Mrs. Chapman grumbling about baking soda vs. vinegar. But it’s action, not grousing, that Sidney craves.

Mystery Monday on WQPT PBS


WQPT PBS Feature

Tonight | 7:00PM

New Tricks

The team investigates the death of promising young poet Sean Doherty, who’s body was found burnt to a crisp inside the scrap yard of a heroin dealer. It’s a tricky case, with motives seemingly a plenty for wanting Sean dead, and the team tackles the murky and unexpectedly complicated world of poetry.

WQPT PBS Feature

Tonight | 10:00PM


Season 5, Episode 1: When a student from an all-female college is found dead, Will and Geordie must infiltrate the murky world of campus politics and university drinking societies to find the killer.

WQPT PBS Feature

Tonight | 11:00PM


Season 5, Episode 2: A deadly hit-and-run in Grantchester leads Will and Geordie to a dysfunctional pair of brothers and a hidden garden, while their own home lives are tested by tricky family members.

What's On Now

As seen on The Cities

Visit Quad Cities

WQPT PBS is a public media service of

Western Illinois University

Catalina Rose

Recently on

The Cities

Mask wearing has become one of the new flashpoints in education. In Iowa, many school districts are returning to mask mandates. Jim talks with T.J. Schneckloth Davenport School Superintendent, regarding the decision to enforce a mask mandate. Plus, Mark Russell Smith joins Jim to discuss the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 107th season.


About The Cities

Hosted by Jim Mertens this news-magazine style current affairs program offers viewers timely-content on a variety of regional and national issues, and events.

Explore more



WQPT PBS Feature

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with special programs & streaming content in September and October.

Alma's Way

NEW! Alma's Way

Created by Lifetime Achievement Emmy®-winner Sonia Manzano and produced by Fred Rogers Productions.

WQPT PBS Feature

New Culinary Series

We are pleased to announce Kevin Bolton, Carrie Morey, and Steven Raichlen join the WQPT PBS culinary programming lineup.

WQPT PBS Feature

WQPT PBS Passport

This member benefit provides access to countless hours of on-demand PBS content.

WQPT PBS Feature

PBS Short Film Festival

All 2021 PBS Short Film Festival films are now streaming here on our website or by using the PBS Video app.

WQPT PBS Feature

WQPT PBS Livestream

Stream WQPT PBS broadcast on any device, virtually anywhere you have internet access.

WQPT PBS Passport

Your Favorite Programs

Anytime. Anywhere.


Get extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming, including current and past seasons of PBS shows.
Learn more

Explore Your World


WQPT PBS Feature

Weeknights | 6:30PM

BBC World News

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

WQPT PBS Feature

Thursdays | 7:30PM

Whitney Reynolds

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

WQPT PBS Feature

Thursdays | 7:00PM

The Cities with Jim Mertens

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

WQPT PBS Feature

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.

WQPT PBS Feature

Vibrant Neighborhoods

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

WQPT PBS Feature

Embracing Our Military

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