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Pictured: Ship in the Panama Canal Panama Canal: Prized Possession
This documentary explores the history of the transfer of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama, and the long political and moral battles behind it. Archival footage and interviews with President Jimmy Carter, former Canal Commission member Moises Mizrachi and current Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano, tell a story that spans decades and forever intertwines two nations.
Friday, July 29 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Panama Canal: Post-Panamax
The world-wide trend toward bigger ships moving larger volumes of cargo has exceeded the capacity of the Panama Canal. The completion of a third lane of locks will allow ships two or three times the size of current vessels to pass through the century-old waterway carrying up to 14,000 twenty foot containers. As one of the largest civil engineering projects in the world, the Panama Canal expansion program will impact global shipping and the future livelihood of the Republic of Panama.
Friday, July 29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Hayward, Wisconsin A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff
Rick Sebak brings his trademark flair to a road trip in search of America’s most interesting, wacky and goofy buildings, celebrating places such as the Big Duck on Long Island, the National Fresh Water Fishing National Hall of Fame (in the shape of a giant fish) in Hayward, Wisconsin, and the world’s largest catsup bottle, built as a water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.
Friday, July 29 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic The Great British Baking Show

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they compete in a 10-part series, hoping to be named Britain’s best. In part 7: Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.
Friday, July 29 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Hosts Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc. The Great British Baking Show

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they compete in a 10-part series, hoping to be named Britain’s best. In part 8: Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they’re challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l’ancienne.
Friday, July 29 at 10 pm ET


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“Congressman Dan Benishek”

The two-term 1st District Representative talks about his time in office, positions and work on healthcare, veterans, conservation and other issues. Benishek also discusses politics, the upcoming elections and what’s ahead for the Upper Peninsula. Media guest: WLUC-TV6 Reporter Rachel Droze.
Saturday, July 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 7/31 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“Relationships in Music”

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish". Robert Schumann's wife Clara was herself a gifted pianist and composer. She became a lifelong friend and source of inspiration for Schumann's protege Johannes Brahms. This program will explore the turbulent musical and emotional relationships between these three, and the masterpieces that they produced.
Saturday, July 30 at 8 pm ET
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Pictured: Cassandra Wilson on stage. Austin City Limits
“Cassandra Wilson”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.
Saturday, July 30 at 11 pm ET

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