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Pictured: Tiger in the forest. India - Nature’s Wonderland
“Part 1”

Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders. In part 1, experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape — the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.
Wednesday, August 16 at Noon ET

Pictured: Peter Noone 60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music)
Hosted by icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and the late Davy Jones of The Monkees, this concert spectacular features hits and favorites of the AM radio era from Paul Revere & The Raiders, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Kingsmen, The Ventures, Question Mark & The Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change — sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations.
Wednesday, August 16 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Tiger in the forest. India - Nature’s Wonderland
“Part 2”

Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders. In part 2, continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.
Wednesday, August 16 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/23 at Noon ET

Pictured: Row of terracotta warriors, Pit One, TAM NOVA
“Emperor's Ghost Army”

To defend himself in the afterlife, the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, was buried in a vast mausoleum accompanied by around 9,000 life-sized terracotta statues. With exclusive access to groundbreaking new research, NOVA investigates the secrets of how and why the astonishing figures were made and the technology behind the still lethal and highly-advanced crossbows, spears, and swords carried by the clay warriors.
Wednesday, August 16 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/17 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mark Schwartz, associate professor anthropology (military historian), with Trojan horse replica. Secrets of the Dead
“The Real Trojan Horse”

Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?
Wednesday, August 16 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: Pioneering outlaw country music supergroup The Highwaymen featured Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum
Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson —“the Mt. Rushmore of country music”—for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.”
Thursday, August 17 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Anne Morrow Lindbergh Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky
This profile brings one of the 20th century's best-loved writers out from the shadow of her often controversial husband, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh. The film uses Anne's own words to help convey her inner life, which was deeply affected by the challenges of being part of America's most famous couple. An evocative portrait of a woman whose work continues to speak to readers today, and whose life is a key to understanding the changing worlds of aviation, women, and celebrity in the 20th century.
Thursday, August 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: printmakers Currier and Ives Currier & Ives: Perspectives on America
Printmakers to the People focuses on the personal stories of Currier & Ives and how they met, the history of their firm and its phenomenal growth, and offers an examination of whether the company was creating an American identity or actually recording its history. Also examined is how lithography changed our view of the world. Part 1 of 3.
Thursdays at 3 pm ET, begins August 17

Pictured: Grainy photo of Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez in a newspaper article That Strange Summer
In 1975, two nurses were accused of poisoning patients at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. This is the story of two Asian American nurses, Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez, who were charged with murder. The documentary makes a strong case that the nurses were unfairly targeted due to their ethnicity and highlights the inability of the nurses to fully articulate themselves during the trial because of language barriers. By telling their story, this documentary gives them their voice.
Thursday, August 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/18 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Dixie
In 1859, a white man named Dan Emmett blackened his face and impersonated an African-American to the strains of his latest song “Dixie’s Land.” Just one year later, the song became a de facto national anthem for southern states attempting to break free from the United States during the American Civil War. After the war, the song became a tangible way to remember the Old South of prosperity, civility—and chattel slavery—and still has a controversial place in modern U.S society.
Thursday, August 17 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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