Dolly Parton

Media Heritage

Former "Midwestern Hayride" producer Dick Murgatroyd will be in the WVXU-FM studio Thursday to talk about WLWT-TV's iconic country music show and the Golden Age of Live Cincinnati Television on our 1-2 p.m. "Cincinnati Edition" show.

Provided by Cameron Cochran

Cameron Cochran isn't old enough to have watched the WLWT-TV's legendary "Midwestern Hayride" Saturday night TV show, but he's heard plenty about it from "Hayride" steel guitar player Chuck Rich.

And that inspired his "Hayride," a live country music-and-comedy sketch show Sept. 17 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the Rhine.

NBCUniversal

Dolly Parton's telethon 8-11 p.m. Tuesday to aid fire victims in the Gatlinburg area will air over the air here on Channel 25.5, along with the Great American Country (GAC) and Rural TV cable channels.

NBCUniversal

Downtown Covington plays a supporting role in NBC's new "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" Wednesday (9 p.m., Channel 5).

Covington portrays Sevierville, Tenn., in 1955, according to a story on the Covington News website. 

CBS Television

Charlie Brown, Rudolph, The Grinch, Frosty, Prancer, White Christmas,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “A Christmas Story”…. Yep, they’re all here.

Linus and Lucy, Lucy and Desi, and the “Little Drummer Boy” too.

My annual holiday programming guide below is back and bigger than ever -- since it includes Christmas and Hanukkah specials airing on public radio, here at the new home for my Media Beat blog.

Print it out. Post it on the fridge.