Do you love your local Public Broadcasting Service? The organization's hoping people are in the mood to show it. HoustonPBS's fall membership drive started Friday and it runs through Sept. 30th.
HoustonPBS depends on viewer support for its operation, and hopes to raise $425,000 during the two-week drive. Channel 8 will be broadcasting new programs over the next several weeks as an enticement and an incentive for viewers to contribute.
Chief among those is Barbra Streisand: One Night Only at the Village Vanguard, a documentary of the artist's first club show in 48 years. It airs Saturday at 7 p.m.
HoustonPBS will also air two local documentaries during the drive. Stitched, The Film, directed by Houston Chronicle reporter Jenalia Moreno, follows quilters throughout the Houston International Quilt Festival and beyond, and airs on Monday at 7 p.m.
Award-winning documentary For the Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair, directed by Bruce Bryant, tells how Houston's folk music venue has changed the lives and affected the works of songwriters from Texas and from around the nation. The film, which airs on Wednesday at 7 p.m., will be followed by a live Anderson Fair reunion concert from Channel 8 studios featuring Lyle Lovett, the Shake Russell Trio and other Anderson Fair musicians.