On December 9, Vanity Fair reports the complete list of SAG (Screen Actors Guild) nominations that includes Downton Abbey (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; Outstanding performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Maggie Smith) and Wolf Hall (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries – Mark Rylance).
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service ) provides some of the best of television with its plethora of programming for all ages with the best of cinematography, music, and performance that includes: “Masterpiece,” “American Experience,” “American Masters,” “PSB Kids,” “PBS Parents,” “Great Performances,” “National Parks,” “Pioneers of Television,” and “Live from Lincoln Center.” PBS is providing two Live from Lincoln Center concerts during the holidays: “Sinatra: Voice for a Century” and “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne.”
For the rest of 2015, PBS and local affiliates are presenting (check PBS and affiliate listings) special events especially for the holidays: “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas,” “A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella;” “Hanukkah Lights 2015,” “Curious George, A Very Monkey Christmas,” “RPO’s Gala Holiday Pops,” and “The American St. Nick.” PBS programming is available on DVDs and streaming, as well as on television.
Further, PBS and their affiliates (see PBS and their affiliate’s listings) present during the last days of 2015 the following live and filmed programs: “Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party,” “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas,” “Live from Hochstein: A Cup of Good Cheer,” “Renee Fleming – Christmas in New York,” “Candles Burning Brightly, Advent Voices,” “Christmas with Madrigalia 2015,” “Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah,” “A Rose in Winter: A Garden of Medieval and Renaissance Music for the Nativity;” “A Chanticleer Christmas,” “Hollywood Holiday,” “St. Olaf Christmas Festival;” “A Christmas Carol: The Concert,” “A Grand Mercer Christmas,” “Christmas at Belmont,” and “Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room.”
Furthermore, PBS Learning Media has expanded its digital library to include a new Holiday Collection. Currently, the collection delves into the history of the holidays with videos, activities, holiday reading guides, and content from favorite PBS KIDS shows.
PBS and its 350 member stations offers entertainment exploration and enrichment to audiences of all ages through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches more than 103 million people through television and over 33 million people online, as they invite audiences to experience the worlds of science, history, nature, and enjoy world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by top awards.