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Pictured: James Norton as Sidney Chambers, and Robson Green as Geordie Keating Masterpiece Mystery!
“Grantchester, Part 2”

James Norton (Belle) stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green, “Reckless”) for help, and the two become crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester. In part 2, Sidney’s former flame throws an engagement party that leads to murder. To crack the case, Sidney and Geordie must break a code of silence.
Friday, October 9 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Soames (Damian Lewis), Irene (Gina Mckee), and Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves) The Forsyte Saga
“Episode 2”

This 2002 dramatic miniseries chronicles three generations of the Forsytes, an upper-middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star, with Rupert Graves, Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave. In episode two, after Irene agreed to marry Soames, he hires architect Bosinney to build a country house at Robin Hill for her. Bosinney is the fiancé of June, daughter of young Jolyon Forsythe, who fell in love with his children’s governess. Pictured: Soames (Damian Lewis), Irene (Gina Mckee), and Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves).
Friday, October 9 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Sheila E. Unity - The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert features 10 songs that inspired musicians from all over Latin America to come together to celebrate and reimagine hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.” On its release in April 2015, the album topped the Amazon Latin World Music Charts, the iTunes World Music Charts and the Billboard Tropical Charts at #1.
Friday, October 9 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Hispanic Heritage Foundation logo The Hispanic Heritage Awards
The legendary Rita Moreno will host this special evening which is the country's highest award paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The evening includes live performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists.
Friday, October 9 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: Nancy Zieman Sewing with Nancy
TVs longest-running sewing program continues the tradition of bringing the best in contemporary sewing, quilting home decorating ideas to public television viewers. Join Nancy Zieman and her guests as they share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the countrys most popular crafts. The new season kicks off with two episodes featuring innovative bags and totes.
Saturdays at 11 am ET, begins October 10

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Food Safety and Small Farms”

Upper Peninsula food resource people discuss local progress and issues since the establishment of regional food hubs. A key topic will be how small farmers are dealing changes in federal regulations on food safety.
Saturday, October 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 10/11 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl Encore
WNMU-TV presents encores of exciting games from the 2014-15 season. Last spring, Escanaba met Sault Ste. Marie in the first quarter-final and Bessemer battled Gwinn in the second quarter-final. Join host Jim Koski for the best of the 37th season of High School Bowl. Our 38th tournament begins November 7.
Saturdays at 8 pm ET, begins October 10
Repeats 10/12 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Bluegrass Underground
“Widespread Panic”

Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this 12-part “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres. This week, filling the footsteps of giants such as the Allman Brothers and jamband saints The Grateful Dead, 30-year road veterans Widespread Panic are, unquestionably, one of the most successful jambands of a generation. Melding southern rock, blues-rock, funk and hard rock, the band has risen to elite status among American jam bands. Having embarked on The Wood Tour, their first- ever completely acoustic shows, WP dropped in Underground. An "internet only" ticket, the Bluegrass Underground website survived 50,000 hits per minute; the show sold out in less than 30 seconds!
Saturday, October 10 at 10:30 pm ET

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, October 10 at 11 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.
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