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“U.P. Women Authors”

The most read contemporary authors in the region happen to be women. Here, a discussion of the work, its range and impact, and other literary topics with U.P. authors Lisa Fay Coutley, Charmi Keranen, Andrea Scarpino and Alison Swan. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, September 5 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/6 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II in profile In Their Own Words
“Queen Elizabeth II”

This 3-part series profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The first episode follows Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. The next two episodes follow Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson.
Saturday, September 5 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Night of the Proms
“Sting, Alan Parsons, Andrea Bocelli & John Miles, Cutting Crew, Bonnie Tyler”

Sting's pure voice blends with Il Novecento for an unforgettable "Englishman in New York." Opera great Andrea Bocelli provides a rousing duet of "Funiculi Funicula" with John Miles; Alan Parsons performs his wondrous "Eye in the Sky" and two rock favorites, Cutting Crew and Bonnie Tyler, belt out their chart-topping hit songs.
Saturday, September 5 at 10:30 pm ET

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“The Black Keys/J. Roddy Walston & The Business”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, the best contemporary rock hits the ACL stage with the Black Keys and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. The Black Keys play hits from their #1 album Turn Blue, while Walston and his trio highlight their record Essential Tremors.
Saturday, September 5 at 11 pm ET


Pictured: contestants The Great British Baking Show
Follow a baker’s dozen into the competition to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker in a new season. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Tonight: Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary’s Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper. This week's challenge is cakes.
Sundays at 7 pm, Sept. 6-Nov. 8 on 13.2 Only

Pictured: Charles Edwards as Alfred Wood and Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur & George on Masterpiece
“Part 1”

Enjoy Martin Clunes’ portrayal of author Arthur Conan Doyle in this adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel based on an actual event. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, Doyle uses his fictional detective’s methods to get at the truth. This week: Asked to clear a man convicted of animal mutilation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finds there’s more to the case than meets the eye.
Sundays at 8 pm, September 6-20
Repeats 9/7 at Noon ET

Pictured: Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes Masterpiece Mystery!
“Sherlock III: The Empty Hearse”

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat (Dr. Who) and Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones). In episode one, Sherlock returns! But for John Watson it might be a case of “be careful what you wish for.”
Sundays at 9 pm, September 6-20
Repeats 9/7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Ian McKellen as Freddie, Frances de la Tour as Violet and Derek Jacobi as Stuart. Vicious

Join Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart as they embark on a new season of humorous mishaps, hideous break-ups and heart-warming make-ups. With Frances de la Tour as their old friend Violet and Iwan Rheon as their neighbor Ash. In the third episode, the gang joins Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class. Stuart becomes teacher’s pet, leaving Freddie in a huff, while Violet becomes a hit with the amorous teacher in other ways. Ash decides to take his relationship with Jess to the next level.
Sunday, September 6 at 10:33 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Rivers & Rails: Daggers of the Civil War
Tennessee prospered in the mid 19th century in large part as a result of the easy transportation the rivers and railways provided. However in 1861, those same rivers and rails that had transported prosperity to Tennessee and the South became lifelines for moving men, ammunition and supplies in a war that split the nation. Ultimately whoever controls the rivers and the rails in the Civil War wins the war. This explains why most of the battles in Tennessee took place near the state’s rivers and railways. As a military strategy, it is straightforward and simple. But controlling the rivers and rails in the Civil War goes outside the lines of battles to bring malice and misery to ordinary people who just want to live in peace.
Sunday, September 6 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 9/7 at 2:31 pm ET

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“The Fray”

This series brings the live concert experience home, catering to the live music fan with each episode delivering top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music. This week, in an intimate performance from New York City’s McKittrick Hotel, the four-time Grammy nominees and 2005 Billboard Music Awards New Artist of the Year The Fray perform material from their new album Helios as well as hits including “You Found Me” and “How to Save a Life.”
Sunday, September 6 at Midnight 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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