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Wider Horizons presents programming focusing on issues such as retirement, creativity, social engagement, caregiving, end-of-life and improving quality of life. In addition to the following radio and television programs, see archived webcasts and web conversations.

Special Programming

Growing Bolder

Watch empowering stories that inspire audiences of all ages to believe that it’s never too late to achieve their dreams. It features stories of master athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, health experts, entrepreneurs and more. Airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm as part of CREATE on WHYY's digital YArtschannel – over the air on 12.2 (Comcast 257, FiOS 474).


Exploring the Arts
Just imagine a world without art. No Picasso. No Ballet or Broadway! From your china pattern to the clothes you wear, the furniture in your home and even the desserts that grace your table, art is everywhere - enriching our lives every day. And as a former actress and lifelong devotee, Suzanne Roberts is passionate about the arts and sharing that passion with others. Now, that passion takes the spotlight, as Seeking Solutions with Suzanne launches a new series of monthly half-hour specials, called Exploring the Arts!

Exploring the Arts gives viewers a unique experience - actually taking you inside the artist's own environment, for an intimate look not only of the artist's work, but of the creation process itself.

From glassmaker to food stylist, cartoonist to portrait painter, join Suzanne in your own discovery with Exploring the Arts!

Regular Programming

Check out our digital channels!

Y Arts
Over the air on 12.2 (Comcast 257, FiOS 474)
Y Arts adds WHYY's own arts and culture series to the best how-to programming from the Create channel. Create programs provide expert advice on cooking, arts & crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel. Tune in and be inspired to taste, grow, imagine, explore and live more fully. Also enjoy Friday Arts, On Stage at Curtis and On Canvas.


Y Info
Over the air on 12.3 (Comcast 258, FiOS 473)
If the 6 pm airing of The NewsHour on WHYY-TV is not convenient, catch up with Jim Lehrer at 10 pm on Y Info, the service that combines local specials with informative and thought-provoking programs on The World channel. Washington Week, Tavis Smiley, NOVA, POV and many more PBS favorites are scheduled at convenient times throughout the week.

Ed's Philly

Ed Cunningham's Philadelphia
Explore Philadelphia with WHYY's Ed Cunningham and discover hidden treasures and background on your favorite places.

See other WHYY-TV12 and WHYY-FM programming highlights.

Television and Radio Specials

Out of the Shadows

Premiered May 13, 2008

Find out more information on Wider Horizons events and specials centered around the PBS special Depression: Out of the Shadows. We hope to provide insights, tools and lessons learned, especially in helping families and vulnerable populations.

Healthy Flavors

WHYY Chef Jim Coleman encourages people to take steps toward healthy eating by offering tips and recipes for Heart Healthy Philadelphia.

DNA Files and Stem Cell Research
Premiered Monday, November 5th, 2007

Join us for an in-depth look at how DNA and genetics affect our lives and our world.

Living Old
Premiered November 21, 2006
FRONTLINE examines the anomaly in the U.S. healthcare system between longevity and chronic illness, and the families who are burdened by caregiving. Watch online!


Boomers! Redefining Life After 50
Boomers! is a forward-looking and substantive series exploring the central life concerns facing the Baby Boom generation.

Circle of Care: The Arts in Medicine
Circle of Care explores how the arts and humanities can improve communication and personalize healthcare for patients, families and healthcare professionals.

Circle of Love
Premiered January 2004
A series of first-person documentaries on caregiving and chronic illness.

Been There/Done That
Listen to archives of Been There/Done That with Marty Goldensohn, WHYY's one-hour radio program designed especially for grown-ups.

Hometown Legends
WHYY-TV12 highlights the lives of people from the Delaware Valley who have become legends.

Garrison Keillor: A Voice for the Movies
The Prairie Home Companion host is starring (a tad reluctantly) in a fictional film about his show. Garrison Keillor talks about working with Robert Altman, Meryl Streep and other above-average Hollywood luminaries and the benefit of Altman's 80 years of experience.