Tonight | 7:00PM

Mystery of Chaco Canyon

The Mystery Of Chaco Canyon examines the deep enigmas presented by the massive prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico.

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Today | 5:00PM

Antiques Roadshow

The series is part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt! Watch as specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles, revealing fascinating truths about family treasures and flea market finds.

Tonight | 6:00PM

Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.

WQPT PBS Feature

Tonight | 10:30PM

Facing Suicide

The poignant personal stories of people impacted by suicide with profiles of scientists at the forefront of research to reveal new insights into one of America’s most pressing mental health crises.

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The Foolers

SPECIAL Ticket Offer

We have a special offer for friends of WQPT PBS. Celtic Thunder will perform ODYSSEY, the latest show from the internationally acclaimed group at the Adler Theatre on Wednesday, October 18.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Explore our curated selection of documentaries and programs to help celebrate the diversity of Hispanic and Latina/e/o/x cultures.
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Imagination Station

Imagination Station Volunteers Needed

You can help make Imagination Station, one of the largest family events in the Quad Cities area, a success! Donate a few hours of your time, see WQPT in action and create memories to last a lifetime!
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WQPT PBS Nominations

WQPT PBS Productions Nominated

Two of our locally written and produced programs have been nominated for a Mid-American Regional Emmy Award—one of the most prestigious awards in television.
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Melissa Gravert

Melissa Gravert Wins Award

WQPT PBS Director of Outreach and Education Melissa Gravert has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for July 2023 at Western Illinois University.
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Travel with WQPT PBS

New WQPT PBS Produced Series

Chords & Coffee features local singer-songwriters who share their original compositions and talk about their creative process, inspiration, and love of music—all over a cup of coffee.
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Austin City Limits


Antiques Roadtrip



When millionaire George Vanderbilt decided to build his dream house in Asheville, he hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design the grounds and gardens of the sprawling estate. The story of how the American conservation movement was launched.

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Indie Films

In a mountainous but extremely green landscape, goats jump over the rocks and laughing children run after them. In this paradise on earth, nomadic families have found their temporary home.

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The story of how two young sisters, Juanita and Betty Wagner of Danville, Iowa became pen pals with Anne Frank and her sister Margo, just as Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany on May 10, 1940.

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Science & Nature

As extreme weather in the U.S. impacts more people – with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires, and droughts – discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.

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