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Pictured: Joanne Weir Joanne Weir Gets Fresh

The award-winning and internationally admired cooking teacher, author, and restaurateur uses her vast culinary experience and relaxed, down-to-earth approach to help viewers create healthy meals while highlighting the unique and vibrant flavors of fresh ingredients. Follow Joanne as she forages at farms, ranches, farmers' markets, artisan butcher shops and local grocery stores to gather the best ingredients – both the familiar and the fancy. Back in her home kitchen, Joanne provides one-on-one instruction with a real-life student, teaching both the student and the viewer how to transform fresh, seasonal ingredients into delicious creations. This week, Joanne shines a light on winter vegetables.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm, begins October 13, also at 8 pm on 13.3

Pictured: L-R (top) Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman (bottom) Gavin MacLeod, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight. Cast of the Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in inspiring her — and millions of others — as TV’s first independent career woman.
Tuesday, October 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/14 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Mark Schwartz, associate professor anthropology (military historian), with Trojan horse replica. Secrets of the Dead
“The Real Trojan Horse”

Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?
Tuesday, October 13 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 10/14 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: A file photo from December 22, 1988, shows rescue personnel carrying a body away from the Pan Am Flight 103 wreckage in Lockerbie, Scotland. Frontline
“My Brother's Bomber, Part 3”

Follow Dornstein’s continued search for his brother’s killers, the terrorists who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. In part three, the filmmaker uncovers new information about a suspected Lockerbie bomb-maker and attempts to make contact.
Tuesday, October 13 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: Gary Spetz Best of Painting Wild Places
“Crater Lake, Part 1”

Public Television’s first and only signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Gary Spetz, is back with his 13 best Painting Wild Places episodes. His easy to follow, step-by-step lessons seek to provide the viewer with variety of both subject matter and watercolor painting technique. This week, Gary paints the stunning volcano-top lake of the Cascade Mountains. In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary takes the viewer halfway through the painting process: from a drawing on watercolor paper through the creation of the painting’s base foundation of colors and values.
Monday-Friday at 3 pm, begins October 14

Pictured: Silhouette of an elephant bull (Loxondonta Africana) at sunset with a stormy cloud in the background in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Nature
“Soul of the Elephant”

Delve into the hearts, minds and even souls of elephants through the eyes of award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, whose uniquely personal experiences with these iconic creatures of Africa provide a window into their remarkable lives
Wednesday, October 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/21 at Noon ET

Pictured: NOVA series logo NOVA
“Cyberwar Threat”

Through startling, previously unreported detail, delve into the chilling new reality of cyberwar, in which cyber weapons can inflict physical damage on our factories, power plants and pipelines É leaving us vulnerable to crippling attacks.
Wednesday, October 14 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 10/15 at Noon ET

Pictured: David Eagleman at the Blue Brain project in Lausanne, Switzerland The Brain with David Eagleman
“What is Reality?”

Neuroscientist Eagleman explores the human brain in a series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. The project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling stories, and addresses big questions. In part 1, Dr. David Eagleman takes viewers on an extraordinary journey, exploring how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the world, conjures the rich and beautiful world we all take for granted.
Wednesdays, October 14-November 18 at 10 pm
Repeats 10/15 at 1 pm ET

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Join host Jim Koski for our 37th 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.
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Host Bill Hart and guests explore the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region.
Local and PBS programs are available in our video player at wnmuvideo.nmu.edu

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