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“Shoreline Safety”

A look at local government efforts to improve waterfront safety, prevent drownings and provide for more timely rescues. Promising measures have been rolled-out in the Marquette area following detailed studies over the past five years. Guests: U.P. Health Systems Paramedic Gary Gustafson, Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows, and NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist Matthew Zika. (Repeat from August 2016)
Saturday, August 19 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/20 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Cary Hoffman graphic My Sinatra: A Musical Tribute
New York crooner, Cary Hoffman celebrates Frank Sinatra's classic period from 1953 to the early 60's rendering such classics as “I've Got the World on a String,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “That's Life,” “Night and Day,” “One For My Baby,” and of course, “My Way.”
Saturday, August 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/21 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Wiese in the Australian Outback. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
A modern day Indiana Jones, host Richard Wiese takes viewers around the world in search of adventure, wildlife, and cultures untouched by modern civilization. Throughout the 26-part series, the globe-trotting host travels across six continents and more than 10 countries with hopes of creating a positive understanding of the many beautiful cultures that inhabit our planet. This week: Tanzania.
Saturdays at 10:30 pm ET, begins August 19

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“Don Henley”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, savor songs from Don Henley’s first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, which represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey.
Saturday, August 19 at 11 pm ET

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“The Weight Band”

This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: The Weight Band. The musical legacy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock roots group The Band is carried on by The Weight Band with original The Band member Jim Weider and Band close friends Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band and keyboardist Marty Grebb, along with Albert Rogers, and Michael Bram of the Jason Mraz band.
Saturday, August 19 at Midnight ET


Pictured: Lucy Worsley Secrets of the Six Wives
“Catherine of Aragon”

Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment. This week, Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn.
Sunday, August 20 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Roger Allam as DI Thursday and Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse Endeavour Season 4 on Masterpiece
Season four picks up weeks after the events of the season three finale, as Oxford's finest pick up the pieces of their personal and professional lives in a new 4-part series. In part 1, follow Endeavour, who while struggling with Joan Thursday’s sudden departure, is consumed by a nightmarish hunt for a serial killer. He must race against time to find the connection between a chess-playing “thinking” machine and a baffling drowning.
Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins August 20
Repeats 8/21 at 1 pm ET

August Program Highlights

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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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