Groundbreaking documentary on Art and Alzheimer’s to air nationwide
on public television in 2014

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program broadcasts on public television stations nationwide beginning November 2014, which is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the US.

Narrated by Academy award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland, this international documentary includes visits to a variety of care facilities, as well as leading art museums in North America and Europe, to demonstrate how creative activities such as drawing, painting and museum visits can reawaken a sense of identity, dignity and engagement among those with severe memory impairment.

Leading doctors and neurologists explain how parts of the brain can be spared and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology at Boston University.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production. The program is a presentation of WTTW National Productions in Chicago, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT). View the trailer to the film here.

Broadcast Dates
(check local listings)

Alaska
KAKM Anchorage
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10pm
KTOO Juneau
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10pm
KUAC Fairbanks
Tuesday, November 25,  2014 at 10pm
Wedsday, November 26, 2014 at 4am

Arizona
Arizona Public Television AZMP
(Ready TV Channel)
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 12noon
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8pm
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2am
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1pm
Eight, Arizona PBS KAET (on channel 8.2)
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11pm

California
Los Angeles KCET-TV SoCal
Saturday, December 15, 2014 at 9pm
Los Angeles KLCS
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10pm
San Francisco KRCB
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 9:30pm
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8pm
San Mateo KCSM
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 9pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11pm
Southern California / Los Angeles area
KVCR (Channel 9 Palm Springs)
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10pm
KOCE PBS SoCal
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5pm

Colorado
Colorado Public Television
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7pm

Florida
Jacksonville WJCT
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11pm
Orlando WEFS
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10pm
Tampa WUSF
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10pm
West Central Florida WEDU
Sunday, November 2,2014 at 8pm
West Palm Beach WXEL
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12pm

Illinois
Chicago Public Broadcasting station WTTW
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10pm
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4pm

Indiana
WFYI Indianapolis
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2pm
WIPB  Indiana Public Broadcasting
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:30pm
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1am

Iowa
Iowa Public Television
Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 11pm

Kansas
WKTU Channel HD 11.1
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3pm
WKTU MHz Channel 11.3
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 5pm
(WKTU broadcasts in Eastern Kansas and
portions of Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma)

Kentucky
Bowling Green WKU PBS
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7pm
KET Kentucky Educational Television
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 4am

Michigan
Grand Rapids WGVU
Sunday, November 24, 2014 at 4pm
Mid-Michigan Public Television WKA
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11pm

Minnesota
Lakeland PTV, KAWE/KAWB
Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 9pm

Missouri
KETC St. Louis
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3pm

Nevada
PBS Vegas Jackpot!111 Cable channel
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3am, 1pm and 11pm
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4am and 9am

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10pm

New Mexico
New Mexico PBS NNME
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10pm
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 5am
NENW PBS (Eastern New Mexico)
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8am and 2pm

New York
WLIW (public media station affiliate of WNET)
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:30pm
WCNY Syracuse
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2pm

North Carolina
UNCTV
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4am

North Dakota
Prairie Public Television (KBME, KWSE, KSRE, KDSE, KFME)
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm

Ohio
Cleveland WVIZ PBS
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3pm
Northeast Ohio WEAO
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12am

Oregon
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB Plus)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7pm

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia WHYY (Y2 channel)
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10am
Tuesday, November 4,2014 at  2pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6am
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7pm
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12am
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6pm
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8am and 11:30pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2pm
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1am
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 3am
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12pm
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11pm
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12pm
Pittsburgh WQED
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10pm
Northeastern Pennsylvania WVIA
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8pm

Rhode Island
WSBE Rhode Island PBS
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10pm (Learn Channel)

South Carolina
ETV South Carolina
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7am
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1pm

Tennessee
East Tennessee PBS (WETP)
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4pm
Nashville Public TV
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11pm

Texas
Corpus Christi KEDT
Tuesday, November 4,2014 at 11pm
Dallas KERA
November 18, 2014 at 11pm
El Paso KRWG
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2pm
San Antonio KLRN
Thursday November 6, 2014 at 8pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:30am
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1am
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4am
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2am
West Texas NENW PBS
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8am and 2pm

Utah
Utah Education Network UEN-TV
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9pm

Vermont
Vermont PBS (World)
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5pm

Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands PBS WTJX Channel
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11pm

Virginia
WBRA Blue Ridge PBS
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7pm

WVPT Harrisonburg
Sunday, November 23,2014 at 2pm

Washington, DC
WHUT Public Broadcast Television
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4:30pm

Washington (state)
KWSU Northwest Public Television
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1pm
KTNW Channel 31 (Richland, WA station)
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2pm
KSPS public television (serving northwestern US and Canada)
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12pm

West Virginia
West Virginia Public Broadcasting WVPBS.2
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9pm

Wisconsin
Milwaukee MPTV
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8am

Additional air times to be added. Times subject to change, check local listings.

19 Responses to “Public Television Broadcasts 2014”


  1. 1 liz buxton October 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

    This is a brilliant achievement. Congratulations to Berner and all the dedicated people who have made this happen.

  2. 2 Margaret Toman October 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Why was North Carolina skipped??? This state really needs to see this film!

  3. 4 K November 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    What about Massachusetts?

  4. 6 Jonathan R November 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Is this going to be shown in Massachusetts?

  5. 8 Robert Brun November 7, 2014 at 5:02 am

    I’m sorry that I missed this film, the trailer looks absolutely amazing. Any chance for a repeat in New York? Also, why was New Jersey skipped?

    • 9 irememberbetterwhenipaint November 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you for your thoughtful note. There are unfortunately no additional airings currently scheduled in NY and no airings have been scheduled in New Jersey. That said, new airings are getting added every week so we will be sure to update the broadcast list as we find out about them. The film is also available on Amazon if it doesn’t end up getting aired again.

  6. 10 Joan Spindler November 8, 2014 at 1:52 am

    I missed seeing the Chicago presentations of the documentary, November 6th and 7th. I request a repeat of it, or is there a way for me to “plug into” another station in another state? Wisconsin’s showing is November 15th, for example. Other suggestions so I can see the program?

    • 11 irememberbetterwhenipaint November 18, 2014 at 1:42 am

      Thank you for your thoughtful note. There are unfortunately no additional airings currently scheduled in Chicago. That said, new airings are getting added every week so we will be sure to update the broadcast list as we find out about them. The film is also available on Amazon if it doesn’t end up getting aired again.

  7. 12 Susan Valdez November 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I wish you would air these on more dates in Los Angeles area on PBS. My Father, who has Alzheimer’s plays his guitar to remember. He was the luthier to the rock stars in the 70’s and 80’s. I sure would like to watch this with him.

    • 13 irememberbetterwhenipaint November 18, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Thank you for your thoughtful note. There are unfortunately no additional airings currently scheduled in LA. That said, new airings are getting added every week so we will be sure to update the broadcast list as we find out about them. The film is also available on Amazon if it doesn’t end up getting aired again in LA.

  8. 14 mary rose taylor November 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Why are Atlanta and Georgia not in the mix? I have seen this film several times and find it nothing short of remarkable because it reveals the key that can unlock the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient, not the brain as we have come to know it, but a deeper, more emotional side of the brain powered by a neuroplasticity developed over a lifetime of engagement in pursuits like sports, music education, painting, language and even mathematics.

    • 15 irememberbetterwhenipaint November 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks for your support! Unfortunately no airings have been scheduled in the Atlanta area. However, new airings are getting added every week. Hopefully public television stations in Georgia will choose to broadcast it. We will of course add new listings as soon as we hear about them.


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