Honor. Celebrate. Remember. Explore
The KVIE Explorer Guide takes you on a terrific journey, giving you opportunities to experience growth and adventure. Exploring new ideas and broadening people’s horizons is available through public television for everyone regardless of their circumstances to participate. Each month, discover programs about national celebrations and observances to those that offer information on health awareness, cultural traditions, and holiday specials. Check this page each month for new information.
Orange color signifies programs airing on KVIE, while green signifies programs on KVIE2.
KVIE is proud to honor the history and heritage of Irish American’s during March. Join us as we celebrate Irish music, culture, and tradition.
Following the success of their last four shows, the new Celtic Thunder Heritage accentuates the musical culture of Ireland. The program features 12 new songs including: An Irish Blessing, A Place In The Choir, and Whiskey In The Jar.
KVIE: Saturday, March 12, 8pm-9:30pm
Celebrate the story of contemporary Irish music in this documentary focusing on the latest and greatest musical exports from the Emerald Isle —from Ireland’s West Coast to America.
KVIE2: Sunday, March 20, 10pm-11pm
Women’s History Month honors the women who have given themselves to improve the United States. KVIE celebrates these women’s contributions with programming that tells their stories.
Seneca Falls is a fresh and inspiring journey of discovery with nine diverse teenage girls bound for the birthplace of women’s rights in America.
KVIE2: Wednesday, March 9, 7pm-8pm
From more than 11,000 applicants to the 1985 Teacher-in-Space program, McCall Elementary School teacher Barbara Morgan was chose to be the backup to Christa McAuliffe. Morgan became a full-fledged astronaut—overcoming tragic challenges.
KVIE: Tuesday, March 22, 11pm-Mid.
KVIE2: Wednesday, March 16, 7pm-8pm
Celebrate the career of Virginia Lee Burton, the groundbreaking author-illustrator of the beloved picture books—a Renaissance women ahead of her time, whose art and literature remains and enduring part of American’s cultural heritage.
KVIE2: Thursday, March 17, 4am-5am
The 1975 Maysles brothers cult classic Grey Gardens told the story of the eccentric and often humorous mother-daughter relationship between Edith Beale and her daughter Edie (aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). Independent Lens takes a look at how their lives set the stage for the Maysles film and later the Broadway musical—both of which have affected art, entertainment, and fashion communities.
KVIE: Friday, March 18, 9pm-10pm
This program delves into the lives of extraordinary women working in the fields of science and technology: a research scientist searching for genetic causes of diseases, an astronaut applying her engineering expertise in space and a results-driven technologist responsible for numerous patents.
KVIE: Monday, March 21, 11pm-11:30pm
An examination of some of today’s most pressing issues: parenting and work, partnering and independence, and economics and art. Who Does She Think She Is? follows four diverse female artists as they navigate economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges outside the elite art world.
KVIE2: Tuesday, March 29, 8pm-9pm
Experience the thrilling life of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe Pancho Barnes—one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the early 20 th century.
KVIE2: Wednesday, March 30, 7pm-8pm
KVIE would like to increase awareness of Type 1 and 2 Diabetes on March 25: American Diabetes Alert Day.
Health programming on KVIE is part of its Focus on Health initiative supported by UC Davis Health System.
An alarming number of new diabetes cases are being reported in our region. ViewFinder illustrates the struggles of those battling diabetes, including a 10-year-old girl living with Type 1 diabetes who must use an insulin pump daily—highlighting medical progressions towards a cure, including significant research conducted at UC Davis and other local institutions.
KVIE2: Sunday, March 20, 5pm-5:30pm
Leading clinical researcher, associate professor of medicine, author, and health advocate, Neal Barnard, MD shares his scientifically proven system to taking control of diabetes through nutrition methods.
KVIE2: Saturday, March 26, 10:30pm-Mid.
KVIE is dedicated to exploring and rejoicing in the qualities that make us unique.
There are roughly 250,000 Hmong people living in the U.S.—prodominently living in the fertile areas in and around Fresno County. Huell Howser visits two farms that are growing some of the most interesting and unusual produce in California—from a small family farm to the largest Hmong farm in the country.
KVIE2: Tuesday, March 15, 7pm-7:30pm
TABASCO is the best known hot sauce in the world—find out the secret to its spicy success!A Farm to School program connects producers and pupils to
promote knowledge about healthy eating. A young Kentucky farmer doesn’t let blindness prevent him from becoming an award-winning cattleman. South Dakota farmers keep an eye on the sky as they bring in a harvest of wheat. School buses are powered by soybean oil, and a Minnesota farm family brings in a large crop of roses.
KVIE: Wednesdays, 7:30pm-8pm
KVIE2: Thursdays, 7pm-7:30pm
National Craft Month is all about flexing your creativity. KVIE will feature programs that inspire you to express yourself through craft-making, whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out.
An acclaimed sculptor, Brad Sells, teases fine art from rough timber. Tree Safari traces the arc of Sells’ artistic process while exploring history, science, and traditional culture of the places he visits.
KVIE2: Tuesday, March 1, 7pm-7:30pm
New Glass at Wheaton explores the world of New Jersey’s Creative Glass Center of America—where fellowship artists pursue their creative visions. Cameras follow three young residents as they manipulate glass in new and unexpected ways.
KVIE2: Tuesday, March 1, 7:30pm-8pm
Families, get your hands dirty packed-with-fun crafting projects to do at home with your children.
KVIE2: March Weekdays, 5:30pm-6pm
Whether it’s a favorite painting or a traditional fine art technique applied to jewelry making, art is an endless source of inspiration. Beading is a trend in fashion, accessories, and home décor.
KVIE2: Wednesdays, 7:30am-8am
Crafting at the Spotted Canary is the destination for contemporary crafting—from scrapbooking, jewelry-making, and kids’ projects, to paper crafting, and needlework.
KVIE2: Tuesdays, 8:30am-9am
Knit & Crochet Today seeks to reach the steadily growing demographic of knit and crochet enthusiasts by highlighting two of the craft world’s most popular pastimes. Hostby Bret Bara, editor of Crochet Today magazine, features the top designers and experts in the field.
KVIE2: Mondays, 9:30am-10am
Knitting Daily covers a variety of needle crafts from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning—guiding you to make one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber.
KVIE2: Tuesdays, 9:30am-10am
This show combines basic traditional quilt techniques every quilter needs to know, with contemporary art designs and techniques.
KVIE2: Wednesdays, 9:30am-10am
Learn quick and simple quilt making with an easy-to-understand teaching style.
KVIE2: Thursdays, 9:30am-10am
Linda MacPhee has been creating her no-nonsense fashions for 25 years, and now she brings her designs to you. Sewing, fabric arts, home décor, and interesting designers from across North America are highlighted.
KVIE2: Fridays, 9:30am-10am
This show features a wide variety of sewing, craft, and decorating activities that are easy and fun to do.
KVIE2: Mondays, 10am-10:30am
Marianne Fons and Liz Porter continue their quilting, full of fun and in-depth demonstrations on the art and craft of creating beautiful quilts. Beginner or expert, viewers with a passion for quilting will be inspired by Fons and Porter’s design and techniques.
KVIE2: Tuesdays, 10am-10:30am
This is the how-to sewing program, featuring exciting guests teaching inspiring projects and new techniques for sewing, quilting, crafting, and scrapbooking.
KVIE2: Wednesdays, 10am-10:30am
Whether you are a traditional scrapbooker, a digital scrapbooker, or a cross between the two, Scrapbook Memories has the projects for you. No matter what the format, it’s all about preserving the memories.
KVIE2: Thursdays, 10am-10:30am
Sewing with Nancy continues the tradition of bringing the best contemporary sewing, quilting, and home decorating ideas. Nancy Zieman and her guests share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest techniques and ideas.
KVIE2: Fridays, 10am-10:30am
Renowned artist and teacher, Buck Paulson, shares painting techniques that will have you painting like an expert in no time. Paulson teaches important painting basics that will help you produce landscapes, still-lifes, seascapes, and fantasy figures.
KVIE2: Mondays, 12:30pm-1pm
Love to Paint with Mimi is an art series that inspires artists of all ages and levels to grab a brush and create. From painting techniques to art appreciation and conversations with other artists, each episode draws you into the richly rewarding creative process.
KVIE2: Tuesdays, 12:30pm-1pm
Bob Ross delights and encourages the painting hobby. The soft-spoken Ross paints natural scenes, including his trademark happy clouds, mountains, and trees, while offering soothing words of encouragement to those painting at home. Ross shares techniques for painting waterfalls, cliffs, green valleys, and seascapes.
KVIE2: Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1pm
This how-to painting show, based on the format of a fine art curriculum, shows you many different levels of art instruction.
KVIE2: Thursdays, 12:30pm-1pm
Join one of the world’s most recognizable artists and designer Wyland, as he creates global awareness for the ocean’s magnificent marine life through paintings, sculpture, public art, education, and ocean exploration.
KVIE2: Fridays, 12:30pm-1pm
Tommy Mac explains techniques for mortise and tenon joinery, as well as how to taper a leg. Mac travels to North Bennet Street School in Boston, where he meets up with the head of the school’s cabinet and furniture-making department, Steve Brown.
KVIE: Saturday, March 19, 8:30am-9am
A shelf can be just a piece of plywood, but the Woodsmith editors show how to add the right edging, either veneer tape or solid-wood, to enhance the look.
KVIE2: Saturday, March 19, 12:30pm-1pm
What has four legs and sits around in the workshop all day? Woodturning Workshop has the answer as Tim shows the step by step process of creating your very own shop stool.
KVIE2: Saturday, March 19, 1pm-1:30pm
In the days of slavery, Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in North Carolina, was one of the most respected artisans in the South. Woodwright’s Shop takes a look beneath the veneer on his furniture and discovers his intriguing architectural work.
KVIE2: Saturday, March 19, 1:30pm-2pm
This show focuses on small projects, time commitment, and experience level, but are easily portable and don’t require a huge investment in yarn—from a crocheted poodle to a simple sock critter.
KVIE2: Saturday, March 19, 2pm-2:30pm
In 1971, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s exhibit, (Abstract Design in American Quilts), sent shock waves through the modern art world and ignited a worldwide awareness of American quits and designed objects. This show chronicles the events which propelled quilting from folk craft to mainstream art. Many of today's notable quilters, historians, and collectors share personal stories and thoughts on the revival of quilt making.
KVIE2: Monday, March 14, 3am-4am
George Edgar Ohr told anyone who would listen that he was the greatest potter in the world, but the world was slow to accept his boastful claim. There was nothing quite like Ohr’s work before him, and many argue there has been nothing quite like it since his death in 1918.
KVIE2: Monday, March 21, 3am-4am
During the Cultural Revolution in China, Jian Wang had few opportunities to pursue his love of art. Through determination and a bit of luck, Wang came to Sacramento and studied with famed painter Wayne Thiebaud. ViewFinder traces Wang’s journey and follows his return to China.
KVIE2: Thursday, March 24, 4:30am-5am
Follow renowned glass artist Josh Simpson, as he crafts the largest glass object of his career through triumphs, disappointments, technical obstacles, and inspirations—resulting in the grand unveiling of the MegaPlanet at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.
KVIE2: Monday, March 28, 2am-3am