A Weekend of Fan Favorites
Begin 2022 with some of your WFYI favorites, from cooking shows and travel specials to Mister Rogers and Downton Abbey, and support the programs you love! Click here to make a donation to WFYI.
Rick Steves' European Travel Tips & Tricks
Saturday, January 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Rick shares the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, and avoiding crowds (and thieves). He also offers tips on transportation, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more.
The Old House - 40th Anniversary Special
Saturday, January 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy interviews with hosts and cast members, vintage clips, and favorite moments from the series that inspired an entire genre of television programming. The broadcast special will revisit some favorite renovations and feature new interviews with current and alumni hosts Kevin O’Connor, Steve Thomas, and Bob Vila discussing the evolution of the venerable “how-to” series.
Julia Child's Best Bites
Saturday, January 1 at 9:30 p.m.
She was quirky. Unpolished for television. Irresistibly whimsical — and wholeheartedly devoted to the art of French cuisine. More than 50 years after its debut, The French Chef remains important television. That’s why today’s most popular chefs, celebrities and Julia devotees have joined PBS to share personal insights and engage in light-hearted conversations as they screen —and delight in Julia’s most-beloved episodes.
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like
Sunday, January 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Hosted by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, this program celebrates “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the PBS series that premiered nationally more than 50 years ago and became a landmark in children’s television. Keaton, who once worked behind the scenes on the series at WQED in Pittsburgh, brings a personal perspective and new insights to the program.
Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala
Sunday, January 2 at Noon
In this op-ed style documentary, travel host Rick Steves' concern with world hunger relief leads him on a rare journey outside of Europe. Rick meets struggling farmers in Ethiopia and Guatemala, and discovers what life is like for the the 700 million people living on under $2 per day. Then, the optimistic travel host learns from locals and experts about innovative solutions which have decreased hunger rates by half in the last generation, and promise to make further improvements in the developing world.
America's Home Cooking: Stuffed
Sunday, January 2 at 3:00 p.m.
All around the world and for generations, people have enjoyed the universal food experience of stuffing little balls of dough with a variety of fillings, from ravioli and dumplings, to pierogies and empanadas. In AMERICA'S HOME COOKING: STUFFED, host and chef Chris Fennimore explores this concept of stuffed foods that crosses borders and traditions, and shows how to prepare some of these classic comfort foods at home.
Downton Abbey Movie
Sunday, January 2 at 9:00 p.m.
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.