Don’t miss the October programs on PBS from South Florida!

October is all about celebrating health and wellness on South Florida’s PBS (WPBT, WXEL and Health Channel) with featured programs like Health Insiders, Doctor Q&A, Smartlifeand The hope is there.

Tune in for the Health Channel’s First WPBT and WXEL Nominated by Sharecare Hope is here. This award-nominated program features the compelling and inspiring personal stories of cancer warriors and their families. These brave survivors and their families show us that no matter what life throws at you, the light of hope can be rescued from the depths of despair. Tune in to watch The hope is there Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on WPBT and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on WXEL. To watch all six episodes online, visit:

South Florida PBS pays tribute to the rich and vibrant culture of Black America this month with a variety of programs that dive into music, history and more. A prime example of this is the four-part series Making America Black: Through the Vine which chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for black Americans. Watch Tuesdays, starting October 4e at 9 p.m. on WPBT and on Mondays from October 10e at 9 p.m. on WXEL.

Join us for Jazz Night on WPBT on Friday, October 14e! The night begins with Let my children hear Mingusbroadcast at 9 p.m., this program features the life and legacy of jazz icon Charles Mingus before what would have been his 100e birthday. The jazz festival continues with Bird: not out of nowhere with rare archival footage of Charlie “Bird” Parker at 10 p.m. and ends with Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, detailing the career of the boundary-breaking musician at 11 p.m.

South Florida PBS continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with programs such as the 35e Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, POV: The Last Out, Dia de Los Muertos, and more! Check out our South Florida PBS October schedule for these exciting premieres.


Join us in person for a variety of family events in October!

South Florida PBS’ KidVision Art Room is proud to partner with the Perez Art Museum Miami on October 8e for the “KidVision x PAMM Storytime: Masters of the Art” event! Join South Florida PBS on October 15e, for a KidVision Art Room Party at Pinecrest Gardens, where families can enjoy music, art and lunch with Miss Penny and more! Special thanks to the Pérez Art Museum Miami for its partnership with South Florida PBS and to the Kirk Foundation and the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation for their philanthropic support. For more information on live events, visit:

October at South Florida PBS is packed with captivating series premieres that cover a wide range of important topics. See you for the premiere of Rick Steves: The Art of EuropeThursdays from October 13e at 8 p.m. on WXEL and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Mondays at 10 p.m. on WPBT. If you can’t wait to see magnificent animals, landscapes and fascinating individuals that inhabit famous rivers, take a look rivers of life premiering Sundays at 8 p.m. on WXEL and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on WPBT. Theater-goers tune in for back-to-back premieres with the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of Miss Scarlet and the Duke followed by the premiere of Magpie killings! Watch from October 16e at 8 p.m. on WPBT and on October 19e at 8 p.m. on WXEL. Tune in to watch fan favorites like Pie in the Sky, Rumpole of The Baileyand The Mayor of Casterbridge anytime with PBS Passport.

To raise awareness about breast cancer, our Health Channel would like to highlight important signs to look out for if you are experiencing different changes in your body. Visit more information.
Go to to check our online schedule or the South Florida PBS October Program Guide for more information on any of the listed shows or scheduled premieres.

Those without access to South Florida PBS can watch all of our programming live on our websites using the links below:

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