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Pictured: (L-R) Mary and Joe Mullin, Dr. Lisa Y. Harris, Host Dr. Peter Salgo, and Dr. Louis E. Baxter, Sr. Second Opinion Special: Overdose: Inside the Epidemic
Just eight weeks after their son Patrick died of a heroin overdose, Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their story in this Second Opinion one-hour special. They tell their very personal experience of Patrick’s decline from alcohol and marijuana use, into opioid and heroin addiction. A close-knit family, the Mullins watched their son grow from a happy infant into a star lacrosse player and student. But even as he was surrounded by a loving family and friends, his addiction took over his life. In front a of a live studio audience, the Second Opinion panel of experts discusses the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offers advice about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, and cutting-edge information on prevention and effective treatment.
Tuesday, October 17 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with Professor Gates and featured guests. Finding Your Roots
“Puritans and Pioneers”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 guests in Season 4. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week: Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts — the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.
Tuesday, October 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/19 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Soldiers on a search and destroy operation near Qui Nhon. January 17, 1967. The Vietnam War
“Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, while Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside. As an antiwar movement builds at home, GIs discover that this war is nothing like their fathers’ war.
Tuesday, October 17 at 9 pm ET


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“Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2017”

Join the Recording Academy in a special salute to Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Velvet Underground and more, with Dionne Warwick, Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson and Vernon Reid.
Wednesday, October 18 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dr. Jane Goodall receives spontaneous embrace from Wounda before release. Nature
“Animal Reunions”

Feel the emotion as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care to learn whether the close interspecies bonds that developed over many years in refuges and orphanages have stood the test of time.
Wednesday, October 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/25 at Noon ET

Pictured: The Meridian Gate, Beijing. NOVA
“Secrets of the Forbidden City”

Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing’s Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. Discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.
Wednesday, October 18 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 10/19 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Frontline

Inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Filmed across the nine-month campaign, the documentary features extraordinary combat footage of one Iraqi Special Forces unit that bore the brunt of the fighting.
Wednesday, October 18 at 10 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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2016-17 Season Games Now Available
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.
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