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Pictured: La Valse from Great Performances: New York City Ballet in Paris. Great Performances
“New York City Ballet in Paris”

Thrill to the company’s all-Balanchine program of ballet masterpieces, including the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La Valse, set to music of Gounod and Ravel respectively, recorded in the City of Light. Next week, tune in for more NYC Ballet performing Balanchine gems: Bizet’s Symphony in C, and Sonatine to Ravel music.
Tuesday, February 21 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dr. Maya Angelou circa 1970s. Maya Angelou: American Masters
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.
Tuesday, February 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/24 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Out of Gitmo”

The dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Tuesday, February 21 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: The dinosaurs examine gems and rocks. Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?
In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There, they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of... especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!
Wednesday, February 22 at 11 am ET
Repeats 2/24 at 11 am ET

Pictured: Dr Derek Muller at Fukushima, Japan. Uranium - Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller to unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction; revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare; and profoundly shaped the past.
Wednesday, February 22 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with Spy Crocodile hatchling. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries
“Bad Behavior”

Tune in to more than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals to secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent. 5-part series. This week: Infiltrate the underground world of animal crime and retribution with mischievous Spy Creatures.
Wednesday, February 22 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Metrolink trains, California. NOVA
“Why Trains Crash”

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.
Wednesday, February 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at Noon ET

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky

Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. Prt 3 of 3. Part 3 explores the global networks and technology involved in getting passengers safely back to earth.
Wednesday, February 22 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at 1 pm ET

February Program Highlights

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Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the 1926 Barnes-Hecker Mine tragedy, WNMU-TV presents an encore of our 2001 documentary based on the book "No Tears in Heaven" by Thomas G. Friggens. Includes the original 35-minute program, 10 minutes of extra interviews as seen on the DVD, and a new introduction and interview with Mary Tippett, co-chair of the 2016 Barnes-Hecker Remembrance.
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2016-17 Season Games Now Available
Join host Jim Koski for our 39th High School Bowl quiz tournament. U.P. and northern Wisconsin teams compete in a battle of speed and knowledge. Exercise your brain, play along and cheer on your local team. Shows posted.
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