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The National Memorial Day Concert 2024 airs Sunday, May 26th at 7pm on West TN PBS.

The National Memorial Day Concert honors our country’s veterans, servicemen and women and military families. The concert unites the country in remembrance and appreciation of those who gave their lives for our nation and serves those who are grieving through the mission put forward by Abraham Lincoln in his second inaugural address, “Let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

Now in its 35th year, this multi-award-winning television event, featuring uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings, has become an American tradition and is one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. Celebrities share real-life stories spanning the broad history of our nation’s military conflicts, award winning musicians perform songs in tribute to our country’s true heroes and the finest performers from the United States premier military choirs and ensembles are featured.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Chiefs of Staff also participate in the concert, offering their leadership perspective on the value and honor of military service and acknowledging the challenges that veterans and their families face.

Nightmare Theatre airs Saturdays at 11pm on West TN PBS.

If you're a fan of programs like Mystery Science Theater 3000, we think you'll love Nightmare Theatre!

A minor demon, the Baron Mondo Von Doren was sent to our physical plane to inflict misery upon mankind. Among his greatest achievements: the introduction of new Coke, putting together Milli Vanilli and managing the Olsen Twins.

The Baron has since given all of those up, however, in favor of an evil scheme to broadcast such horrible films as "Attack Of The Giant Leeches" and "The Brain From Planet Arous" on an unsuspecting viewing public through his show Nightmare Theatre. He, along with his Mexican wrestler sidekick, El Sapo De Tempesto and their pet werewolf Mittens, treat these films with all the respect they deserve: None - and they have a lot of fun with them in the process!

In the real world, Mike Ensley, Chip Chism and Lemmie Crews have been presenting B-movie horror films in character since 2001. All three are part of the Horror Host Underground Network and were inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame in 2018.

Pompeii - The New Dig airs Wednesdays at 9pm on West TN PBS.

Told through the drama of the dig, the stunning discoveries and stylised fresco-inspired animations, which imagine what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption and the horror faced by the residents as Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

The excavation aims to unearth the buildings, their purpose, who lived there, and what happened to them during the eruption. Alongside the present tense story of the dig, the series investigates the timeline of the eruption. From the violent earthquakes that shook the city in the years before the eruption to the day of the disaster, Vesuvius first slowly buries Pompeii and then delivers the killer blows in the form of pyroclastic flows.

And, for the first time, pioneering new research finds hard evidence that some Pompeiians escaped the city and survived the eruption. From evidence hidden in Pompeii’s storeroom of prominent Pompeiians, the investigation discovers inscriptions that date from after the eruption and bear the same name in the area surrounding the destroyed city.

“Lyla in the Loop” is an animated series starring Lyla, a dynamic 7-year-old Black girl, her close-knit family, fantastical blue sidekick Stu, and a host of relatable and quirky characters living in her community, who together spotlight creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills while working collaboratively with others.

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Spotlight 11: Shayla Reaves

Join us as we talk with University School of Jackson alum and Jackson native, Shayla Reaves. We will find out about Reaves childhood in Jackson, including what influenced her television news career and the story behind her new book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.