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Joe Bonamassa:
Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
New

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Join a crowd of thousands at Colorado’s scenic Red Rocks Amphitheatre to hear guitar hero Joe Bonamassa pay tribute to blues greats Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

John Denver: Country Boy
Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
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A complex character who wrote uncomplicated songs, John Denver was often at odds with the saccharine image presented to the world. Discover a lost musical icon of the '70s and the enduring power of his music.

Season Finales Showcase

Masterpiece Classic
"Downton Abbey"
Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
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Don’t miss the season finale as the Crawleys go to a shooting party at a Northumberland castle and return to Downton for a joyful Christmas holiday.

The Great British Baking Show
"Final"
Monday, March 2 at 9 p.m.
New

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Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy: a classic pastry technique, a technical test with no recipe, and a showstopper that demands perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers' final five hours in the tent.

Special In-Studio Guests

Under the Streetlamp
In-Studio & Celebrity Twitter Takeover
Sunday, March 1
from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Here’s your chance to interact with members of the retro vocal group while they’re in Eight’s studio for the broadcast of their special Under the Streetlamp: Let the Good Times Roll. Tweet with them during the show about their take on classic hits, their slick dance moves and filming their special. Follow Eight, Arizona PBS on Twitter and use #UTSLatEight to participate in the exclusive event.

Google+ Hangout
with Dr. Mercola
Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.

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Join Eight for an exclusive opportunity to chat with Dr. Joseph Mercola, well-known physician and New York Times bestselling author of Effortless Healing. Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Mercola questions on how to heal yourself.

Father Brown: Saving Souls, Solving Crimes
New

Thursday, March 5
at 8:30 p.m.

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Visit the pastoral countryside where Father Brown is filmed to get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series.

Classical Rewind
New

Sunday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m.
& Friday, March 6 at 10 p.m.

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From the romantic mood of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" to the dramatic emotions of Orff's "O Fortuna," revisit the greatest compositions and composers of all time. Explore the origins of the music and see how these classics have become part of our common culture.

Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin
New

Wednesday, March 4
at 10:30 p.m.

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Tour three of Europe's most energetic capitals. Experience the art and coffee shops of Amsterdam, enjoy Prague's infectious love of music and see how reunified Berlin has recreated itself.

Ed Slott's Retirement Roadmap!
New

Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m.

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Hear Ed explain how to navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement.

Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love
New

Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

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See the Hungarian violin virtuoso and his special guests perform a heart-rending and exhilarating selection of familiar waltzes, wonderful arias and light classical pieces at the historic Vigadó Concert Hall on the eastern bank of the Danube River.

The Jewish Journey: America
New

Tuesday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m.

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Explore the history of Jewish groups who made the long voyage to America, what they left behind in Europe and the communities they created in the U.S.

Cronkite News

Cronkite News
New

Weeknights
5 p.m. on Eight HD,
7:30 p.m. on Eight World
(8.3/Cox 88)

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This week on Cronkite News:

MADE IN ARIZONA – A look at how Arizona companies are trying to shift to local sources for raw materials to benefit our state’s economy.

LIBRARY FOR SALE – The City of Glendale wants to sell one of its public libraries, but some are asking where the revenue will go.

PARTNERS FOR POWER – SRP and ASU are joining forces to create a more sustainable solar battery.

Those stories plus all your top Arizona news, weeknights at 5 p.m.

Arizona Horizon

Arizona Horizon
New

Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
and 10 p.m. on Eight HD,
7 p.m. on Eight World
(8.3/Cox 88)

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Monday, March 2:
– University Funding
– Cactus League
– ASU Biomimicry Center

Tuesday, March 3:
– Common Core Opposition
– Arizona Exports

Wednesday, March 4:
– Legislative Update
– Southern Exposure
Giving and Leading: Beautiful Games at the Heard Museum

Thursday, March 5:
– At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years
Arizona ArtBeat: Lisa Sette Gallery

Friday, March 6:
– Journalists’ Roundtable

Eight’s New Member March

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Celebrate the mission of Eight and participate in our “New Member March.” Proceeds from a Newman’s Own Foundation grant awarded to Eight will match any new member pledges dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, during the entire month of March.

   Thanks to our sponsors:

ASU Global Institute of Sustainability       Best Dental Care AZ      Safeway

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers      SRP      Lawns By Les, LLC

Renaissance Festival      Helios Education Foundation      Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust      Whitfill Nursery


 











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