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Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler

Tuesday, December 16
at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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New at 7 p.m.

Join a group of wounded warriors as they travel to the Catholic shrine of Lourdes in southwest France in search of healing.

New at 8 p.m.

Journey to the Japanese island of Shikoku, the birthplace of the most revered figure in Japanese Buddhism, and follow a 750-mile pilgrimage route connecting 88 separate temples and shrines.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt

Friday, December 19
at 8 p.m.

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Enjoy a Christmas concert of holiday favorites, featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra joined by soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed actor John Rhys-Davies.

Journey to Planet Earth
"Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change and Our National Security"

Tuesday, December 16
at 9 p.m.

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Explore how extreme weather is already affecting the geopolitical landscape and discover innovations that can help us adapt.

Antiques Roadshow
"Junk in the Trunk 4"

Monday, December 15
at 7 p.m.

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Marvel at a collection of 1898 Mardi Gras invitations, copper pans Julia Child used on her TV show and a German violin with a valuable Sartory bow.

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

Friday, December 19 at 9 p.m.

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Celebrate the 92nd annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree at President's Park in Washington, D.C. The festivities will feature top musical artists and actors, and will be capped off by a very special guest.

Arizona Collectibles

Thursday, December 18
at 7:30 p.m.

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Discover extraordinary items found here in Arizona, including a set of 1930s art deco lamps, a set of glasses featuring Arizona plants, and citrine earrings with a connection to General Lafayette.

An Eight original production made possible by Arizona Oncology, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry, Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC, and Whitfill Nursery.

Masterpiece Classic
"Downton Abbey"

Sunday, December 14
at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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Season 4, Part 3
Mary, Edith, Tom and Anna each struggle with a dilemma.

Season 4, Part 4
Thomas installs a new ally and Alfred takes up cooking as Bates tries to learn what’s troubling Anna.

Season 4, Part 5
Rose's surprise party for Robert risks scandal, Mary meets an old suitor and Edith gets troubling news.

Check, Please! Arizona Tasting Tour

Tuesday, January 20
at 5 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

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From the authentic cuisine of various countries to American classics, the Check, Please! Arizona Tasting Tour takes viewers on a five-stop tour around the Valley to experience several of the local restaurants featured on Eight’s Emmy Award-winning series Check, Please! Arizona. For information or to reserve a space for this exclusive event, visit

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Become an American Graduate Champion

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Check, Please! Arizona

Thursday, December 18
at 7 p.m.

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Join host Robert McGrath as guest reviewers dine then dish on Casella's, Tapas Papa Frita and Pars Persian Cuisine. Cheers! (Repeats Saturday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m.)

An Eight original production made possible by, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, Lawns by Les, LLC, and Safeway. Check, Please! is a registered service mark of Check, Please! LLC.

Arizona Horizon

Arizona Horizon

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, December 15:
– Weather Update
– Microbreweries Distribution Limits
– Arizona Gifts

Tuesday, December 16:
– Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs
American Graudate: Disconnected Youth

Wednesday, December 17:

Thursday, December 18:
– Central Arizona Project Update

Friday, December 19:
– Journalists’ Roundtable



Thursday, December 18
at 11 p.m. on Eight HD

Friday, December 19
at 7:30 p.m. on Eight World (8.3/Cox 88)

Sunday, December 21
at 1 p.m. on Eight HD

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Burton Barr Biography

Hear a discussion on the new biography Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona with author ASU professor Philip VanderMeer, Alfredo Gutierrez and Richard de Uriarte.

   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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