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Friday Freeview Screenings

MPT provides viewers with a free preview of an upcoming PBS or MPT production on the third Friday of every month. Please come and mingle with other viewers and get the inside scoop on MPT programs, projects and events.

The Great British Baking Show
​May 19, 2017 @ 7PM - 9PM

The Great British Baking Show

Season 4 premiere. Follow 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain’s best as judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges.

Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style!
April 21, 2017 @ 7pm - 9pm

Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style!

The lowly oyster is a delicacy the world over, yet many people say enjoying one is an acquired taste. Here in Maryland, home of the Chesapeake Bay -- the Chesapeake Oyster is King.

The Bad Kids
MARCH 17, 2017 @ 7PM - 9PM

The Bad Kids

Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It's their last chance.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
​February 17, 2017 @ 7PM - 9PM

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

​Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary on the author/activist features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou,​ ​and others.​

MERCY STREET Season 2 Premiere
JANUARY 20, 2017 @ 7PM - 9PM

MERCY STREET Season 2 Premiere

The second season of this Civil War-era drama continues as allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital.

MASTERPIECE: VICTORIA Series Premiere
December 16, 2016 @ 7PM - 9PM

MASTERPIECE: VICTORIA Series Premiere

Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria in an anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the Ist woman to seem to have it all.

 What Was Ours
November 18, 2016 @ 7PM - 9PM

What Was Ours

A young Arapaho journalist & a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a wise Shoshone elder to explore artifacts removed their people.

Black America Since MLK: And StilI I Rise
October 21, 2016 @ 7PM - 9PM

Black America Since MLK: And StilI I Rise

MPT held a preview screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise" and a conversation on how far have we come toward racial equality since the Civil Rights era.

Poldark Season 2 Premiere
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 @ 7PM - 9PM

Poldark Season 2 Premiere

MPT held a night of fun & games as we screened the 1st hour of the Poldark, Season 2 premiere.

From This Day Forward
August 19, 2016 @ 7PM - 9PM

From This Day Forward

When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school...

Create® TV
JULY 15, 2016 @ 7PM - 9PM

Create® TV

MPT celebrated the arrival of Create and its lineup of lifestyle shows by previewing some of the new programs that will be airing on MPT2.

Maryland Vietnam War Stories
May 20, 2016 @ 7pm - 9pm

Maryland Vietnam War Stories

MPT aired a three-hour documentary to recognize veterans’ sacrifices, their valor, and the price they paid in and after the Vietnam War.

Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna
April 15, 2016 @ 7pm - 9pm

Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna

From the drowning of an historic Maryland village and rich valley farmland, to stories focusing on town life downriver, the Conowingo Dam’s story is rich in history and irony.

Call the Midwife - Season 5
March 18, 2016 @ 7pm - 9pm

Call the Midwife - Season 5

Call the Midwife, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End.

Jackie Robinson
February 19, 2016 @ 7pm - 9pm

Jackie Robinson

"Jackie Robinson" will examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted an entire race and nation, on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
January 15, 2016 @ 7pm

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

A treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement.