Programs to be Thankful For

November 26, 2014 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

The Thanksgiving holiday brings about an abundance of food, family and friends. But it’s also a great time to catch up on the abundance of great television you may have missed this fall season.

Image from A Sloth Named Velcro

Still from Nature “A Sloth Named Velcro”

If you find yourself with some free time after the meal is served, the dishes done and the shopping complete, look to the thousands of videos streaming at and on your Roku, Apple TV or other streaming device.

My favorite video this fall has been Nature “A Sloth Named Velcro.” Check out the cute and cuddly (just watch the hooks) sloths during your downtime this holiday weekend. For some serious binge watching, look to the archive of Frontline documentaries, or Masterpiece, which has “Worricker” as well as the complete second season of “The Paradise.”

Here are some other highlights. Happy watching.

A Chef’s Life “R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean”
Full disclosure here…I actually haven’t watched this episode yet. That’s because I spent the evening making Chef Vivian’s butterbean burgers featured in the episode. They’re absolutely delicious, if a little soft in texture. Best of all, the recipe has left me with a freezer filled with patties that fry up quickly.

Wisconsin Life “Winter”
Winter is tough here. We love it. We hate it. We talk about it…a lot. If you’ve endured a Wisconisn winter, you’ll get a smile, or cringe, out of this short story by Beloit College professor Christi Clancy.

To Catch a Comet
Although the Philae lander that touched down on comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko earlier this month has gone silent, the Rosetta spacecraft continues to monitor the comet from a close distance. With this film, get inside access to the team behind the Rosetta mission and learn exactly how the European Space Agency managed to land on a comet.


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