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“Planned Parenthood”

Michigan Planned Parenthood President and CEO Lori Carpentier discusses the history, operations, politics and future of the country’s single largest provider of reproductive health services. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 12/4 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Host Tom Daldin Under the Radar Live!
Enjoy this entertaining one-hour special from the series that explores everything from Michigan restaurants and museums, to cool businesses and neighborhoods. Features host Tom Daldin, producer Jim Edelman, Eric Tremonte and a special musical guest. Discover more people, places and things that are unique about Michigan.
Saturday, December 3 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 12/9 at 2 pm ET

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“Superior Central vs Negaunee; L’Anse vs Republic-Michigamme”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 39th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 12/5 at Noon ET

Pictured: Pictured (l-r): Mairead Nesbitt, Susan McFadden, Lisa Lambe and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha. Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre.
Saturday, December 3 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 12/5 at 1:30 pm ET

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“Nine Inch Nails”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, Nine Inch Nails makes a rare television appearance, taking the ACL stage in an hour-long performance of tracks from the latest album, Hesitation Marks.
Saturday, December 3 at 11 pm ET


Pictured: program title graphic Lawrence Welk: God Bless America
This special, which marks the 100th birthday of Lawrence Welk, who died in May 1992, looks at the nation’s history through the eyes and experiences of the famous bandleader. The program features 18 stars from the Welk Musical Family, including Anacani, Elaine Balden, Bobby Burgess, Jo Ann Castle, Henry Cuesta, Dick Dale, Ralna English, Joe Feeney, Myron Floren, Guy Hovis, Jack Imel, The Lennon Sisters, Mary Lou Metzger, Tom Netherton, Bob Ralston and Norma Zimmer. Co-hosted by Mary Lou Metzger and Tom Netherton, the special also features the Welk Champagne Music Makers under the direction of conductor John Bahler.
Sunday, December 4 at 3:30 pm ET

Pictured: Max Raabe & Palast Orchester backstage. Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Let’s Do It
Enjoy high style and humor with the German crooner’s salute to the timeless melodies of the 1920s and 30s. Impeccably dressed in white tie and tails, Max combines pop-star appeal with nostalgic flair as he performs in English, German and Spanish.
Sunday, December 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 12/7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Rick smoking a Cuban cigar. Rick Steves’ Guide to Cuba
Rick reports on the red tape, frustrations and rewards that come with travel in the home of rumba and rum, and romance and revolution. In his spirited slideshow lecture, Rick recaps the highlights of his trip, delighting the live audience with memorable anecdotes, political insights, and practical travel tips. A virtual tour of Havana is shown with its historic fort, colorful old cars, and melting-sugar-cube architecture, plus the program showcases the well-preserved colonial town of Trinidad and the verdant national park at Vinales, featuring scenic horse rides and rustic tobacco farms. Rick also shares strategies on booking rooms, getting around, connecting with locals, and finding the best cigars.
Sunday, December 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 12/9 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Rocktopia at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest. Rocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical Revolution
Immerse yourself in this revolutionary performance that fuses classical music with classic rock in a concert filmed live at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest. From Mozart to Queen, this concert delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements.
Sunday, December 4 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 12/8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Van Morrison on stage in 1973 Van Morrison: Live at the Rainbow
Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert. The three-month tour, that spawned the singer's classic live album It's Too Late to Stop Now..., launched just months before Morrison released his 1973 LP Hard Nose the Highway, and featured the singer backed by the 11-piece Caledonia Soul Orchestra, Morrison's tight knit backing band. Features Morrison’s scorching renditions of signature songs including “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Domino,” “Moondance” and “Caravan.”
Sunday, December 4 at 10:30 pm ET

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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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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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