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Masterpiece "Poirot, Season 12: The Big Four"

Monday, August 25 at 7:00 pm on Channel 12.1
Adapted by Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock"), "The Big Four" plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of ... [See more]


Monday, August 25 at 11:00 pm   on Channel  12.1

Upcoming Episodes

Poirot, Season 12: Dead Man's Folly
Monday, September 1 at 7:00 pm on Channel 12.1
Breathless, Part 1
Monday, September 8 at 7:00 pm on Channel 12.1

Viewer Comments

Masterpiece - Hercule Poirot
Posted: August 19, 2014 by Joann Price
Program: Masterpiece
Why wasn't Masterpiece on last evening, Monday, 8/18, as noted by your website earlier this month and according to the Denver Post yesterday? Who wants to watch training dogs?
CPT12 Response:
 Thank you for your email.
Masterpiecewas preempted Monday for pledge programming. It will return next Monday, August 25 at 7:00 pm on Channel 12.1.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Our pledge programming brings in the funds needed to acquire the broadcast rights for great shows like Masterpiece.
CPT12 Staff
weather alert interruption
Posted: August 18, 2014 by Bill Tolch
Program: Masterpiece
Your answer to the July 15, 2014 question is an example of a mindless escape from the question. Other local channels manage to respond to the problem without the same degree off pain to the viewer. The continuous reiteration of ways to seek safety are especially irritating and serve no discernible purpose.
weather alert interruption
Posted: July 15, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Masterpiece
WHY can you not just scroll weather alerts silently and keep programming audio unmolested?! The past two Monday evenings Masterpiece Mystery was savaged by your public service weather audio interruptions.
CPT12 Response:
 Yes, it can be frustrating to have your favorite program interrupted however, imagine if you are visually impaired and there is a tornado heading your way! 
We are required by the FCC to provide emergency information.  Here is an excerpt with a link to the FCC following the excerpt:
How Does Emergency Information Need to Be Made Accessible?
In the case of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, emergency information that is provided in the audio portion of programming must be provided either using closed captioning or other methods of visual presentation, such as open captioning, crawls or scrolls that appear on the screen. Video programming distributors must ensure that emergency information does not block any closed captioning, and closed captioning should not block any emergency information provided by means other than closed captioning. Closed captions are visual text displays that are hidden in the video signal. You can access closed captions through your remote control or on-screen menu or through a special decoder. Open captions are an integral part of the television picture, like subtitles in a movie. In other words, open captions cannot be turned off. Text that advances very slowly across the bottom of the screen is referred to as a crawl; displayed text or graphics that move up and down the screen are said to scroll.
In the case of persons who are blind or visually impaired, emergency information that is provided in the video portion of a regularly scheduled newscast or a newscast that interrupts regular programming must be made accessible. This requires the aural description of emergency information in the main audio. If the emergency information is being provided visually during programming that is not a regularly scheduled newscast or a newscast that interrupts regular programming (e.g., the programmer provides the emergency information through “crawling” or “scrolling” during regular programming), this information must be accompanied by an aural tone. Beginning May 26, 2015, this information must be made accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired through the use of a secondary audio stream to provide the emergency information aurally. The aural tone will continue to alert persons with vision disabilities that the broadcaster is providing emergency information, and, as of May 26, 2015, will alert them to tune to the secondary audio stream, such as a radio, for more information.
Pamela Petti
Programming Assistant | Colorado Public Television

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Program Length: 90 minutes
Category: Arts & Entertainment

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