Everything coming to PBS in December 2023

December is a decidedly lighter month for original programming on PBS, but there are still some specials, documentaries, and even annual events. Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, There are also some occasional episodes of borderline Which sheds light on the current war in Gaza and the leaking of intelligence information through Discord. hit series, call the MidwifeThere’s also a holiday special that will premiere on December 25, which is a nice Christmas gift for fans of the long-running show.

If you missed the best shows on PBS from November, you can still stream them online. You’ll just have to wait for the premiere dates listed below to see everything coming to PBS in December.

Lucy Worsley has an Agatha Christie book for Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen.
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Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

New series premieres: Sunday, December 3

In her new three-part series, popular British historian Lucy Worsley turns her investigative powers to the mysterious figure of Agatha Christie, bringing to life the story of one of the most famous, complex and misunderstood women of the 20th century. exposes. How did this seemingly traditional British matron write so passionately about the dark art of murder? Like the best of Christie’s novels, the clues are hidden in plain sight, and Lucy uncovers surprising new evidence and some carefully hidden secrets that illuminate the life of a writer whose work continues to delight readers around the world. .

Frontline ‘Inside the Uvalde Response’

Premiere: Tuesday, December 5

Real-time details of the reactions, missteps and trauma of the Uvalde school shooting. Reconstructing the chaotic response and lessons learned at Robb Elementary, using official body cams and audio with ProPublica and The Texas Tribune.

POV ‘How to Raise an American Baby’

Premiere: Monday, December 11

how to have an american baby There is a kaleidoscopic journey into the shadow economy that caters to Chinese tourists who travel to the US to obtain citizenship. Told through a series of closely observed vignettes, the story of a hidden global economy unfolds – reflecting the fortunes and tragedies of ordinary people caught in its web.

Frontline ‘The Discord Leaks’

Premiere: Tuesday, December 12

How a young National Guardsman allegedly leaked classified documents on the Discord chat platform. With The Washington Post, the case of Jack Teixeira’s alleged leaking of national security secrets, why he was not stopped, and the role of platforms like Discord.

Tabernacle Choir from Seasons of Light.
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Season of Lights: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Premiere: Tuesday, December 12

dear annual Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir The holiday special returns for its 20th television year this December with Tony Award-winning Disney and Broadway star Lea Salonga (mulan, miss saigon) and world famous screen and stage actor Sir David Suchet (Agatha Christie). Poirot, For the 90-minute special, Salonga joins The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra in Temple Square to sing favorite holiday tunes as well as perform a World War II-era song in Tagalog. peaceful earthTo honor her Filipina heritage.

As the evening’s narrator, Suchet powerfully recounts the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, an English stockbroker who worked tirelessly to rescue endangered Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before World War II. In which 669 refugees were sent to safe passage. The future generation of 6,000. Combining timeless music with real-life examples of sharing the light, it is a universally inspiring program that invites hope and welcomes the spirit of sharing goodness this holiday season.

Lookingglass Alice

Premiere: Friday, December 15

Produced and performed by the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theater Company of Chicago, Lookingglass Alice A wonder for all ages, it takes audiences down the rabbit hole to a circus-themed playground on a thrilling adventure inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories.

25 Years with Lydia: A Culinary Jubilee

Premiere: Monday, December 18

Beloved chef Lidia Bastianich is celebrating 25 years on public television. With one of the longest-running cooking shows on PBS, Lydia is also a lifelong restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author. In honor of her silver anniversary, join Lydia’s family and celebrity friends to look back over the years and take an intimate look at the memorable moments of her life, both on and off the screen.

Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas

Premiere: Monday, December 18

Join Mary Berry as she travels to her mother’s homeland of Scotland, and her friends Andy Murray, Iain Stirling and Emeli Sandé join her to cook delicious Christmas dishes that can be enjoyed any time during the holidays Is.

America at a Crossroads with Judy Woodruff

Premiere: Tuesday, December 19

At a time of rising partisanship, declining trust in institutions, increasing political violence, and rapid social change, Judy Woodruff—on the eve of the 2024 presidential election—explores the forces tearing Americans apart from all walks of life and across all political spectrums. Asks the people of. To explain what can be done to reverse these worrying trends. The special will also spend time exploring solutions – engaging academics and civic leaders to discuss strategies that are working and explore what else has worked to reconnect Americans across partisan divides and build stronger communities. May go.

Frontline ‘Netanyahu, America and the path to war in Gaza’

Premiere: Tuesday, December 19

A long conflict between the Israeli leader and several American presidents over Middle East peace. The inside story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s turbulent relationship with the US and the Palestinians and the road to war in Gaza.

The cast of Call the Midwife.
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Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Premiere: Monday, December 25

In the two weeks before Christmas, delicate conditions cause uncertainty for midwives. As preparations begin for the upcoming Apollo 8 launch and festivities, a dangerously heavy snowfall could make it difficult for everyone to celebrate the holidays.

Next ‘New Year’s Eve Celebration’ at the Kennedy Center

Premiere: Sunday, December 31

Cynthia Erivo, the captivating star of stage and screen, invites you to celebrate the New Year with her wonderful friends Ben Platt and Joaquina Calukango as they bring their powerful voices and favorite songs to the Kennedy Center. Erivo takes the audience on a journey through a diverse repertoire of songs, including Broadway, Motown, R&B, Folk and Soul, that have shaped her career and artistic sensibilities.






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