holiday specials

Evening with the Governor 2016

Jan 2, 2017
Evening with governor and host on stage
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Mon. Jan. 2 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Governor Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder reflect on the past year in Michigan politics with Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick.  WATCH NOW

Silver Bells ribbon and tree 2016
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Celebrate the holidays with a variety of TV and radio specials. 

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Call the Midwife cast shot
Courtesy / Neal Street Productions & OOA © Photos by Coco Van Oppens

Sun. Dec. 25 at 7:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa, where they try to save a clinic in jeopardy.

BSPwkar Season 3 artists
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Fri. Dec. 23 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy holiday classics new and old with BackStage Pass! 

Courtesy of Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy / PBS

Fri. Jan. 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star music tribute from the East Room, celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American musical forms. 

Courtesy of Chris Lee / PBS

Thur. Dec. 31 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Ring in a new year with the Philharmonic and the sounds of Paris. Live from Lincoln Center.

Courtesy of © Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC Wales for BBC One and MASTERPIECE

Fri. Jan. 1 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories.

Call The Midwife | 2015 Holiday Special

Dec 23, 2015
Courtesy of © Neal Street Productions 2015/ Nicky Johnson

Fri. Dec. 25 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join the festivities—and upheavals—as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960.

Craft in America: Celebration

Dec 7, 2015
Courtesy of Mark Markley / PBS

Fri. Dec. 11 at 10pm on WKAR-HD/23 | Examine the role craft plays in holiday customs, with a focus on winter observances and traditions.

A Chef's Life Holiday Special

Dec 7, 2015
 Portrait: Vivian Howard
COURTESY OF REX MILLER / PBS

Tue. Dec. 8 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join Chef Vivian Howard for a taste of the holidays as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions her husband Ben grew up with.

Lincoln Center Gershwin Celebration
Courtesy of PBS / PBS

Wed. Dec. 31 - 8pm on WKAR-HD | Join Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis for a swank evening of Gershwin standards and classics.