March pledge drive will offer viewer favorites and new local content
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A best-of special of our Yellow City Sounds Live concert series, 50 years of Sesame Street and other viewer favorites will entertain audiences during our March pledge drive.

The drive will run Feb. 29 to Mar. 8, featuring special broadcasts of new and encore programming that show the full range of what PBS brings to viewers like you.

Among the featured programs:

  • The Best of Yellow City Sounds Live, celebrating highlights of our intimate local concert series performed live in the Panhandle PBS studio; viewers will have an opportunity to pledge for tickets to upcoming performances and a limited edition FM90 t-shirt. It’ll air at 7 p.m. March 5.
  • Julia Child’s Best Bites, a look back as chefs and celebrities share personal insights as they screen Julia Child’s most-beloved episodes. Featuring Martha Stewart, Jacques Pepin, Vivian Howard, Jose Andres and more. It’ll air at 7 p.m. March 3.
  • Sesame Street: 50 Years & Still Sunny!, a special hosted by Gloria Estefan celebrating 50 years of the iconic children’s series. It’ll air at 7 p.m. March 2.
  • Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson shine in this 1990 performance. It’ll air at 3 p.m. March 1.
  • Nature “The Whale Detective”, a filmmaker investigates his encounter with a humpback whale that occurred while he was kayaking. It’ll air at 7 p.m. March 4.
  • Celtic Woman, The Best of…, get transported to Ireland to celebrate magical moments and memories from 15 years of making music. It’ll air at 8:30 p.m. March 2.
  • Lionel Richie at Glastonbury, the legendary singer performs “All Night Long” and more favorites at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival. It’ll air at 8 p.m. on March 6.
  • Perry Como Classics – Till the End of Time, enjoy a collection of Perry Como’s biggest hits from the long-lost and restored episodes of his TV program. It’ll air at 5 p.m. March 7.
  • Great Performances “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”, experience composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera starring pop stars John Legend as Jesus and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene with rock legend Alice Cooper as King Herod. Filmed live in concert, the musical recounts the last week of Jesus’ life. It’ll air at 7 p.m. March 8.
  • Other programs of note include: Rick Steves European Easter, Il Divo: Timeless – Live in Japan, Lawrence Welk: Milestones and Memories, RISE UP: Songs of the Women’s Movement, Doo Wop to Pop Rock: My Music Celebrates 20 Years and Ken Burns: Country Music.


March pledge is an opportunity for viewers to join Panhandle PBS as a member, renew their existing membership or become a sustaining member. Support from viewers like you help us provide programming and events all year.