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Wednesday

Pictured: penguins nesting in front of the Antarctic post office Nature
“Penguin Post Office”

In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there’s a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. Every summer, as staff put stamps on postcards, the penguins return from their fishing grounds to their breeding grounds, trek nearly two miles across sea ice and snow, rush to find a partner, build a nest, lay eggs and protect them from predators, and finally get down to the task of raising their young. Watch their four-month drama unfold as cruise ships come and go, bringing tourists to buy postcards and photograph penguins – the backdrop to the penguins’ lives.
Wednesday, January 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/5 at Noon ET

Pictured: NOVA series logo NOVA
“Sinkholes - Buried Alive”

In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole — a growing worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks the soft rocks, riddling them with holes like Swiss cheese. Sinkholes can occur gradually when the surface subsides into bowl-shaped depressions or suddenly, when the ground gives way — often catastrophically. Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, even golfers, with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. With compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, NOVA travels the globe to investigate what it’s like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.
Wednesday, January 28 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/29 at Noon ET

Pictured: Reconstruction Ð Discovery of the bones in the basement. Secrets of the Dead
“Ben Franklin's Bones”

When skeletal remains of at least 10 people, including several infants, turned up in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s British residence, people wondered if the Founding Father might have had a much darker side, as the bones had been meticulously cut and drilled. Franklin was aware of the bodies in his basement, but they weren’t the victims of violent acts. Rather, they were used for the purposes of an illegal anatomy school that helped shaped modern medicine.
Wednesday, January 28 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Children and teacher in a living classroom. Schools That Change Communities
From economically challenged rural areas to crime-ridden urban neighborhoods, This program profiles a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states — Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon and California — that are tackling educational reform at the local level. Principals, teachers, students, residents and others discuss place- and community-based education, an interdisciplinary approach which emphasizes hands-on, curiosity-based investigation using the surrounding community and neighborhoods as "living" classrooms. Proponents say this creates not only a different type of learning environment, but a different kind of student. In confronting and solving real-world issues in their own hometowns, the students develop a sense of civic responsibility and pride. The community feels the impact too, whether students are delivering baked goods to neighbors, planting vegetables in a community garden, testing drinking water and air quality, helping restore natural habitats, shining a light on important social or environmental problems, or simply encouraging others to spend money locally.
Thursday, January 29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Ask the Dentists
Area dentists visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668. Series is now shown in HD on Thursday nights on TV13HD, Channel 13.2.
Thursday, January 29 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/30 at Noon ET

Pictured: 1966 Colonial Revival Ñ the youngest project in the series history This Old House Hour
“Lexington Project, Part 5”

Roger meets landscape designer Tim Lee to see how the small stream in the backyard affects all other areas of the yard, including a stand of trees in front that can be removed after careful consideration by the Conservation Commission. Tom and Kevin cut away a five-foot section of wall to connect the new kitchen to the old great room. In the second half of the hour, Tom travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim. Richard shares some first-time plumbing tips with Kevin. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire an above-ground pool safely.
Thursday, January 29 at 10 pm ET

January Program Highlights

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Join host G.G. Gordon for our 36th 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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