December 2014 – TV Programming Highlights
Nov. 28 @ 8pm – Kristin Chenoweth – Coming Home
Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home — to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that is — to perform music from her career. With a classically trained voice set off by a gift for acting and comedy, Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like “Popular” and “For Good” from Wicked, songs from her acclaimed performances on “Glee” and beloved music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more.
Nov. 29 @ 7pm – Ray Conniff Christmas Show: Here We Come A-Caroling
Experience the true spirit of a family Christmas with this special presentation of legendary arranger and band leader Ray Conniff's 1965 holiday show. Conniff and his singers go on a joyous musical ride of traditional carols & stories.
Nov. 30 @ 3:30pm – Tennessee Ernie Ford: Amazing Grace
Tennessee Ernie Ford has remained one of the most popular and beloved entertainers America and the world has ever known. Through an unparalleled career in radio, records, and television, he left an incredible legacy through his accomplishments, awards, and honors. Tennessee Ernie Ford: Amazing Grace is a new music special presenting some of his best performances.
Nov. 30 @ 6:30pm – Jackie Evancho – Awakening – Live in Concert
Thrill to the soaring voices of the angelic Evancho and Cheyenne Jackson in a live concert at Pennsylvania’s magnificent Longwood Gardens. Performances include pieces from the classical canon, along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs.
Nov. 30 @ 8pm – Downton Abbey Rediscovered
Relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey’s first four seasons and get a tantalizing preview of what’s in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. Video clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage help answer some burning questions: Is Lady Mary ready for romance? Did Mr. Bates kill Mr. Green? What will become of Edith’s baby? Carson and Mrs. Hughes — will they or won’t they? Celebrate the joys, triumphs and intrigue taking place at Downton Abbey — upstairs and down. Bernadette Peters hosts.
Dec. 1 @ 7pm & 8:30pm – My Music: 1965-1967 Rock Rewind
Join host Adam West to celebrate fun, romance and good times with classic songs from The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Byrds, The Righteous Brothers, The Rascals and more.
Dec. 2 @ 7pm – American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered
Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family and Tony Bennett. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, this documentary reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.
Dec. 3 @ 8pm – NOVA: First Man on the Moon
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare.
Dec. 4 @ 7:30pm – Celtic Women: Home for Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre.
Dec. 5 @ 8pm – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Recorded at 2013’s MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, this special features an all-star lineup performing Springsteen’s biggest hits, including “Because the Night,” “Born in the USA,” “Born to Run,” “Glory Days” and “Thunder Road.”
Dec. 7 @ 7pm – Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Alfie Boe & Tom Brokaw
As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, this program features renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Misérables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites.
Dec. 8 @ 7pm – Window in the Waves
Window in the Waves, is the story of the Flower Garden Banks. One hundred and ten miles off the Louisiana/Texas coast, the corals of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary rank among the healthiest in the world. Window in the Waves tells the intriguing story of how these coral reefs were formed and why they are crucial to the global environment.
Dec. 9 @ 7pm – 50 Years with Peter, Paul & Mary
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.
Dec. 10 @ 7pm – Engelbert – Live at the London Palladium
International singing superstar Engelbert Humperdinck performs over 20 of his best-loved songs. Fans will enjoy the performances of such favorites as "There Goes My Everything," "Release Me," "Spanish Eyes," and his most well-known hit, "After the Lovin'." Local opportunity for tickets to an upcoming performance will be offered for a membership pledge to KEDT.
Dec. 15 @ 9pm – Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Featuring special guests Michael Feinstein, Frankie Moreno, the Young People's Chorus of New York and more, performing traditional favorites and new holiday arrangements that celebrate the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.
Dec. 19 @ 8pm – Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt
Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas concert of holiday favorites.
Dec. 22 @ 9pm – The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
THE 30TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT captures the sights and sounds of the holiday season in an entertaining hour-long concert. This elaborate, highly produced musical production, staged by the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, features a 1,000-member cast of actors, dancers, musicians, singers and even a young acrobatic troupe.
Dec. 24 @ 9pm – NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery
The dome that crowns Florence’s great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore — the Duomo — is a masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth after more than six centuries, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center, 40 stories above the cathedral floor.
Dec. 27 @ 8pm – Austin City Limits: Radiohead
Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs.
Dec. 31 @ 7pm – Live from Lincoln Center: Gershwin Celebration
Ring in the New Year with style and swagger, as jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis join the New York Philharmonic for a lush orchestral bounty of Gershwin classics, including his Cuban Overture, Catfish Row, and his own suite of music from Porgy and Bess.