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August 2017 Program Highlights
All programs highlighted air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.

Tuesday

Pictured: The 1936 University of WashingtonÕs varsity crew team. The Boys of ’36: American Experience
Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Inspired by #1 best-seller The Boys in the Boat, the film follows the underdog team that took the nation by storm when they captured gold.
Tuesday, August 1 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/7 at Midnight ET

Pictured: Joel Sartore takes a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary. Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark
“Part 3”

Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of animal species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them. In part 3: Travel with photographer Joel Sartore as he adds vibrant insects to his Photo Ark collection and searches for larger animals in Budapest and Prague. He also tags along on a Rowi kiwi egg rescue in New Zealand.
Tuesday, August 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/4 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Actors Jim Carrey (center) and Jenny McCarthy (right) Frontline
“The Vaccine War”

Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But for many ordinary Americans vaccines have become controversial. Young parents are concerned at the sheer number of shots - some 26 inoculations for 14 different diseases by age six - and follow alternative vaccination schedules advocated by gurus like Dr. Robert Sears. Other parents go further. In communities like Ashland, Oregon, up to one-third of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids at all. And some advocacy groups, like Generation Rescue, argue that vaccines are no longer a public health miracle but a scourge; they view vaccines as responsible for alarming rises in certain disorders, including ADHD and autism. This is the vaccine war: On one side sits scientific medicine and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities (like Jenny McCarthy, pictured with Jim Carey), politicians and activists. Its a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools, including Facebook and Twitter, to win the hearts and minds of the public.
Tuesday, August 1 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt in Alaska with arctic wolf. Wild Alaska Live
Hosts Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt, PBS and the BBC turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. In part 2, the drama ramps up for Alaska's black bears, beavers, eagles and more with only a week left to make the most of summer's feast. Go deep into the heart of the frozen Mendenhall Glacier to explore its hidden ice caves. Repeat of last Wednesday's live broadcast.
Wednesday, August 2 at Noon ET

Pictured: Family archive of Miguel's things. POV
“Memories of a Penitent Heart”

Follow filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s investigation—both a love story and a tribute—of a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death during a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin.
Wednesday, August 2 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Seabirds gather at Little Skellig. Ireland’s Wild Coast
Join Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, providing insights into the wild animals and wild places of the island he calls home.
Wednesday, August 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/3 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Climbers Pete Athans and Jake Norton excavating and photographing the Samdzong Sky Tombs, Upper Mustang, Nepal. NOVA
“Vampire Sky Tombs”

A team of daring scientists reveals ancient secrets of the first people to settle the forbidding Himalayas. Join them as they climb into mountain tombs that preserve evidence of strange rituals designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead.
Wednesday, August 2 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/3 at Noon ET

Thursday

Pictured: Seabirds gather at Little Skellig. Ireland’s Wild Coast
Join Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, providing insights into the wild animals and wild places of the island he calls home.
Thursday, August 3 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: A chaplain prays with a nurse. Your Health: A Sacred Matter
Explores how religion, spirituality and health care interrelate with stories from doctors, patients, nurses, chaplains and caregivers who speak to the benefits of incorporating a patient's spirituality as part of a whole-patient/whole-person model of care. The film's interviewees provide a representative sampling of the leading medical schools, teaching hospitals and research centers across the nation recognized for their work in this field.
Thursday, August 3 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/4 at Noon ET

Pictured: Michael Palin as Tom Parfitt Remember Me
“Part 3”

Watch Michael Palin’s portrayal of pensioner Tom Parfitt, who stages a fall in his eerie Yorkshire home in order to escape into residential care, leading to a chilling and macabre 3-part mystery. In part 3, find out what happened to Isha and Dorothea and why the police are questioning Tom. As the true meaning of Scarborough Fair emerges, witness the terrible decision Tom faces.
Thursday, August 3 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: A chaplain prays with a nurse. Your Health: A Sacred Matter
Explores how religion, spirituality and health care interrelate with stories from doctors, patients, nurses, chaplains and caregivers who speak to the benefits of incorporating a patient's spirituality as part of a whole-patient/whole-person model of care. The film's interviewees provide a representative sampling of the leading medical schools, teaching hospitals and research centers across the nation recognized for their work in this field.
Friday, August 4 at Noon ET

Pictured: Joel Sartore takes a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary. Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark
“Part 3”

Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of animal species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them. In part 3: Travel with photographer Joel Sartore as he adds vibrant insects to his Photo Ark collection and searches for larger animals in Budapest and Prague. He also tags along on a Rowi kiwi egg rescue in New Zealand.
Friday, August 4 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, with Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc The Great British Baking Show
“Patisserie”

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back for the two final episodes of the season challenging amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain's best. In this hour: Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake. Which three will go to the final?
Friday, August 4 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: The cast of season four. The Great British Baking Show
“The Final”

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back for the final episode of the season challenging amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain's best. In this hour: Find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues, undertake a British classic with only one recipe instruction and no measurements, and tackle one of the most complex challenges ever seen on the series.
Friday, August 4 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Series host Brett Bara Knit and Crochet Now!
This entertaining series offers a unique blend of expert advice, creative patterns and useful tips designed to provide viewers with the knowledge they need to create exciting knitting and crocheting projects. The new sixth season features author, blogger and designer Brett Bara and a team of knitting and crochet experts. Kristin Nicholas and Amy Herzog cover knitting, while Marly Bird and Ellen Gormley teach crochet techniques. Their projects include blankets, baby clothing, caps, accessories, stuffed animals, gloves, purses, wreaths and more. This week, Kristin shows how to knit the Sawtelle Cardigan and Ellen demonstrates the crochet Sideways Cardigan, both from Berroco. Lena demonstrates a knit Brioche 2-color rib scarf.
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins August 5

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Peter White Public Library Bond Proposal”

A review of factors informing an upcoming ballot proposal to update the public library in Marquette. The proposal calls for a $4.2 million bond over 15 years. The vote is Tuesday, August 8. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, August 5 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/6 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Kenny Taylor (left) and Kris Hensler (right, The Atomic Sharks. Play the Ukulele with the Atomic Sharks
Learn to play the uke in no time flat with Kris Hensler and Kenny Taylor, who help first-timers get started fast. By the end of the show, the duo will have viewers strumming “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and Jimmy Buffett’s “Changes in Latitude.”
Saturday, August 5 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 8/7 at Noon ET

Pictured: Daniel OÕDonnell Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again
After a long hiatus, the quintessential Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell makes his highly anticipated return to PBS with a new concert special, Back Home Again. Performing in front of a live audience in Dublin, Ireland, Daniel takes the stage with his longtime singing partner Mary Duff, and his special guest, young Irish singer Derek Ryan. Accompanied by the Daniel O’Donnell Band, Daniel sings a collection of Irish melodies, timeless favorites, signature Daniel O’Donnell hits, and never-before performed new songs!
Saturday, August 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/9 at Noon ET

Pictured: (l-r): Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher The Texas Tenors: Rise
Join America’s favorite tenors for an all-new concert filmed at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House. Highlights include a show-stopping tribute to Les Misérables, selections from Phantom of the Opera, and classic rock, pop and country favorites.
Saturday, August 5 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/10 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Nick Cave Austin City Limits
“Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group’s set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest, Push the Sky Away.
Saturday, August 5 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Lyrical saxophonist, Mike Murley Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
“Pugs and Crows”

Known for hosting some of the top names in jazz and international music since 2002, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has been attracting music lovers from all over the world to its bucolic location in upstate New York. Season eight of the XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL features a roster of nine gifted Canadian jazz musicians. This week: Juno Award-winning band, Pugs and Crows, performs original instrumental music that explores a wide range of sonic textures by blending elements of indie rock, modern jazz, and neo-classicism.
Saturday, August 5 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Series title graphic Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe
Internist and pulmonary disease specialist, Dr. Lonnie Joe, Jr. hosts this talk series where guests discuss medical conditions relevant to the health and care of African Americans. Get valuable information from physicians and specialists and hear the personal stories of patients. Season three features new programs covering new topics.
Sundays at 11 am ET, begins August 6

Pictured: Program title graphic Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories
Fifteen favorite stars from the Welk Musical Family perform spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys. Features Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters, Jo Ann Castle, Ralna English, Guy Hovis, Mary Lou Metzger, Jack Imel, Tom Netherton, Ken Delo, Dick Dale, Gail Farrell, Bob Ralston, and Joe Feeney.
Sunday, August 6 at 4 pm ET
Repeats 8/7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Rick Steves explores Cinque Terre in Italy. Rick Steves’ Heart of Italy
Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland — the place where la dolce vita is a way of life. Savor the good life in the Italian heartland with visits to Umbria, Assisi, Siena, and the ultimate Riviera getaway to the Cinque Terre, where Rick introduces each of the “five lands” from the dramatic, vineyard-surrounded Vernazza to hardscrabble Riomaggiore, and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso.
Sunday, August 6 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 8/8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: The Chi-Lites 70s Soul Superstars (My Music)
Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites (pictured), the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.
Sunday, August 6 at 9 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Kenny Taylor (left) and Kris Hensler (right, The Atomic Sharks. Play the Ukulele with the Atomic Sharks
Learn to play the uke in no time flat with Kris Hensler and Kenny Taylor, who help first-timers get started fast. By the end of the show, the duo will have viewers strumming “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and Jimmy Buffett’s “Changes in Latitude.”
Monday, August 7 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories
Fifteen favorite stars from the Welk Musical Family perform spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys. Features Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters, Jo Ann Castle, Ralna English, Guy Hovis, Mary Lou Metzger, Jack Imel, Tom Netherton, Ken Delo, Dick Dale, Gail Farrell, Bob Ralston, and Joe Feeney.
Monday, August 7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen Brain Fit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, MD and Tana Amen, RN
Award winning psychiatrist, brain-imaging expert and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, also a New York Times bestselling author and nurse, suggest 50 ways to grow your brain and give you their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age. Through the brain imaging work at Amen Clinics with tens of thousands of patients, Dr. and Mrs. Amen have seen that you can literally make your brain bigger, stronger, and even younger using some very simple strategies. It's a huge promise, but one they've seen occur repeatedly in people who come to Amen Clinics or who adopt their program.
Monday, August 7 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/9 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Rick enjoys a meal with guide Roberto Bechi. Rick Steves’ Tasty Europe
Rick eats his merry way through Europe and shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across the Continent. Join Rick as he slurps seasonal raw herring in Holland and then savors a farm-to-table country feast with a noble family in Tuscany. Rick and his team then drink some local firewater during the salad course in Bulgaria. From dining al fresco in Rome, to joining the locals on a Madrid pub crawl, to learning the secrets of a wine lover's enoteca in Verona, Rick learns that slowing down to truly appreciate what you eat is an essential part of any great travel experience.
Monday, August 7 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/10 at 2:30 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Rick Steves explores Cinque Terre in Italy. Rick Steves’ Heart of Italy
Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland — the place where la dolce vita is a way of life. Savor the good life in the Italian heartland with visits to Umbria, Assisi, Siena, and the ultimate Riviera getaway to the Cinque Terre, where Rick introduces each of the “five lands” from the dramatic, vineyard-surrounded Vernazza to hardscrabble Riomaggiore, and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso.
Tuesday, August 8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Martha Stewart in the kitchen Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Martha Stewart is back for a fifth season. In this season, Martha uses the distinctive ingredients of the Arabian Gulf to create recipes bursting with flavor. She highlights the bounty of the Gulf’s coastline and its famous dates, and simplifies breakfast, stew and bread recipes. This week: Join Martha as she simplifies time-honored recipes to bring a Gulf-style breakfast to your table: khameer, a date-sweetened bread; shakshouka, a baked egg dish; jebabs, a distant cousin of pancakes; and balaleet, a delicious way to serve an omelet.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins August 8

Pictured: Zero Mostel performs in the 1964 Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof Great Performances
“Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.
Tuesday, August 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/13 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Australian Pink Floyd Show on stage The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Everything Under the Sun
Concert special recorded during the 2016 tour of Australia's Pink Floyd Tribute band is bursting with beloved hits recreating the musical and visual concert experience of one of rock music's most iconic groups. Enjoy astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's mascot.)
Tuesday, August 8 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/11 at 2 pm, 8/12 at 10 pm, 8/14 at Noon ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Daniel OÕDonnell Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again
After a long hiatus, the quintessential Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell makes his highly anticipated return to PBS with a new concert special, Back Home Again. Performing in front of a live audience in Dublin, Ireland, Daniel takes the stage with his longtime singing partner Mary Duff, and his special guest, young Irish singer Derek Ryan. Accompanied by the Daniel O’Donnell Band, Daniel sings a collection of Irish melodies, timeless favorites, signature Daniel O’Donnell hits, and never-before performed new songs!
Wednesday, August 9 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen Brain Fit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, MD and Tana Amen, RN
Award winning psychiatrist, brain-imaging expert and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, also a New York Times bestselling author and nurse, suggest 50 ways to grow your brain and give you their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age. Through the brain imaging work at Amen Clinics with tens of thousands of patients, Dr. and Mrs. Amen have seen that you can literally make your brain bigger, stronger, and even younger using some very simple strategies. It's a huge promise, but one they've seen occur repeatedly in people who come to Amen Clinics or who adopt their program.
Wednesday, August 9 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Urquhart Castle sits beside the Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. Visions of Europe
Soar above the wonders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Greece in this sweeping aerial tour. With stunning visuals set to classical music from each region, viewers will be transported across iconic landscapes in a completely new way.
Wednesday, August 9 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Emmylou Harris Emmylou Harris - at the Ryman
Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Emmylou Harris and her acoustic band the Nash Ramblers in a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Wednesday, August 9 at 9:30 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: (l-r): Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher The Texas Tenors: Rise
Join America’s favorite tenors for an all-new concert filmed at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House. Highlights include a show-stopping tribute to Les Misérables, selections from Phantom of the Opera, and classic rock, pop and country favorites.
Thursday, August 10 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Rick enjoys a meal with guide Roberto Bechi. Rick Steves’ Tasty Europe
Rick eats his merry way through Europe and shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across the Continent. Join Rick as he slurps seasonal raw herring in Holland and then savors a farm-to-table country feast with a noble family in Tuscany. Rick and his team then drink some local firewater during the salad course in Bulgaria. From dining al fresco in Rome, to joining the locals on a Madrid pub crawl, to learning the secrets of a wine lover's enoteca in Verona, Rick learns that slowing down to truly appreciate what you eat is an essential part of any great travel experience.
Thursday, August 10 at 2:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/13 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic PBS Previews: The Vietnam War
This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give you an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film, premiering September 17th.
Thursday, August 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/11 at Noon ET

Pictured: Peter, Paul & Mary with Pete Seeger Folk Legends: Isn’t This a Time!
Treasure this last and historic gathering of the artists who defined folk music, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The Weavers. The 2003 Carnegie Hall concert features performances the artists considered among their best.
Thursday, August 10 at 9:30 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: program title graphic PBS Previews: The Vietnam War
This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give you an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film, premiering September 17th.
Friday, August 11 at Noon ET
Repeats 8/18 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Australian Pink Floyd Show on stage The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Everything Under the Sun
Concert special recorded during the 2016 tour of Australia's Pink Floyd Tribute band is bursting with beloved hits recreating the musical and visual concert experience of one of rock music's most iconic groups. Enjoy astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's mascot.)
Friday, August 11 at 2 pm ET
Repeats 8/12 at 10 pm 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.
Friday, August 11 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/16 at 1 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Keeping Kids Safe Online”

The Internet provides an unprecedented flow of information, which can be useful or risky, so we all have an interest in keeping it safe. We'll discuss Internet safety for children and teens with Michigan State Police Detective Gregory Hubers, Forsyth Township Police Detective Brian Kjellin and Private Consultant Brian Maki of Marquette. (Repeat from July)
Schedule Note: The episode originally scheduled to air this week, Foodborne Illness, has been cancelled.
Saturday, August 12 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/13 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Sixteen-year-old singer, songwriter, pianist and composer Ethan Bortnick Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music
Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
Saturday, August 12 at 7 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.”
Saturday, August 12 at 8:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/17 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Australian Pink Floyd Show on stage The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Everything Under the Sun
Concert special recorded during the 2016 tour of Australia's Pink Floyd Tribute band is bursting with beloved hits recreating the musical and visual concert experience of one of rock music's most iconic groups. Enjoy astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's mascot.)
Saturday, August 12 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/14 at Noon ET

Pictured: Austin City Limits program logo Austin City Limits
“Angelique Kidjo”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, revel in the high-energy performance of African singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo. The Grammy-winning Benin native and her four-piece band raise the roof with songs from her recent LP, Eve.
Saturday, August 12 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Infinity Hall stage Infinity Hall Live
This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: The Revivalists. This alt-rock jam band surged out of Bayou Country in 2007, led by the intoxicating David Shaw and were named by Rolling Stonemagazine as one of 2016's "10 Bands You Need to Know."
Sundays at Midnight ET, begins August 13

Sunday

Pictured: Jo Ann Castle Welk Stars - Through the Years
This special is a compilation of outstanding musical production numbers saluting the beloved members of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family. Eighteen Welk solo and group artists are spotlighted in short biographies, illustrated by their personal collections of photographs. Featured are Anacani, Bobby Burgess, Jo Ann Castle, Henry Cuesta, Dick Dale, Ken Delo, Arthur Duncan, Ralna English, Joe Feeney, Myron Floren, Guy Hovis, Jack Imel, Lennon Sisters, Mary Lou Metzger, Tom Netherton, Bob Ralston, Jimmy Roberts and Norma Zimmer.
Sunday, August 13 at 4 pm ET
Repeats 8/14 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Rick enjoys a meal with guide Roberto Bechi. Rick Steves’ Tasty Europe
Rick eats his merry way through Europe and shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across the Continent. Join Rick as he slurps seasonal raw herring in Holland and then savors a farm-to-table country feast with a noble family in Tuscany. Rick and his team then drink some local firewater during the salad course in Bulgaria. From dining al fresco in Rome, to joining the locals on a Madrid pub crawl, to learning the secrets of a wine lover's enoteca in Verona, Rick learns that slowing down to truly appreciate what you eat is an essential part of any great travel experience.
Sunday, August 13 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Bill Moyers (left), with retired Minneapolis journalist and news anchor Don Shelby A Conversation with Bill Moyers
Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS. Retired Minneapolis journalist and news anchor Don Shelby hosts.
Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 pm ET

Pictured: Zero Mostel performs in the 1964 Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof Great Performances
“Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.
Sunday, August 13 at 9 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Australian Pink Floyd Show on stage The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Everything Under the Sun
Concert special recorded during the 2016 tour of Australia's Pink Floyd Tribute band is bursting with beloved hits recreating the musical and visual concert experience of one of rock music's most iconic groups. Enjoy astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's mascot.)
Monday, August 14 at Noon ET

Pictured: Jo Ann Castle Welk Stars - Through the Years
This special is a compilation of outstanding musical production numbers saluting the beloved members of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family. Eighteen Welk solo and group artists are spotlighted in short biographies, illustrated by their personal collections of photographs. Featured are Anacani, Bobby Burgess, Jo Ann Castle, Henry Cuesta, Dick Dale, Ken Delo, Arthur Duncan, Ralna English, Joe Feeney, Myron Floren, Guy Hovis, Jack Imel, Lennon Sisters, Mary Lou Metzger, Tom Netherton, Bob Ralston, Jimmy Roberts and Norma Zimmer.
Monday, August 14 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: (L-R): Lt. Col. Dick Cole, engineer gunner David Thatcher, one of Doolittle's Raiders and navigator Tom Griffin were four of the 80 Raiders who bombed Japan in April 1942. Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast
In 1942, eighty men volunteered for a mission – the outcome would uplift the morale of an entire nation, and change the tide of World War II. The names of the flyers who took part in the April 18, 1942 raid on Japan may not be familiar to most, but collectively they will always be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. This film honors these brave men who risked everything, at a time when their numbers have dwindled to just a few.
Monday, August 14 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/15 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: (L-R): Lt. Col. Dick Cole, engineer gunner David Thatcher, one of Doolittle's Raiders and navigator Tom Griffin were four of the 80 Raiders who bombed Japan in April 1942. Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast
In 1942, eighty men volunteered for a mission – the outcome would uplift the morale of an entire nation, and change the tide of World War II. The names of the flyers who took part in the April 18, 1942 raid on Japan may not be familiar to most, but collectively they will always be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. This film honors these brave men who risked everything, at a time when their numbers have dwindled to just a few.
Tuesday, August 15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Atomic Test, photo by Dominic Truckee The Bomb
See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history — the nuclear bomb — how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age.
Tuesday, August 15 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: tombstone with roses Frontline
“Terror in Little Saigon”

Join the search for assassins behind a reign of terror targeting Vietnamese-American journalists. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate a series of unsolved murders and attacks, uncovering a trail from American cities to jungles in Southeast Asia.
Tuesday, August 15 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

Pictured: Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations
“Oprah Winfrey”

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? This series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader. This week: Oprah Winfrey: talk show host, businesswoman, actress, producer and philanthropist.
Premieres Friday, August 18 at 2 pm, then 8/21, 8/22, 8/25 & 8/28 at 2:30 pm

Pictured: Renˇe Fleming Great Performances
“Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017”

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic’s annual open-air concert from Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Featured are guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach with superstar soprano Renée Fleming as special guest soloist.
Friday, August 18 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“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

Pictured: Don Henley Austin City Limits
“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

Pictured: Infinity Hall stage Infinity Hall Live
“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

Sunday

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

Monday

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.”
Monday, August 21 at Noon 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.
Mondays at 1 pm ET, begins August 21

Pictured: Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations
“Lloyd Blankfein”

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? This series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader. This week: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Monday, August 21 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: image from NASAÕs Solar Dynamics Observatory on Mar. 11, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. EDT, shows the moon crossing in front of the sun. NOVA
“Eclipse Over America”

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona. Monday's broadcast will include footage of the eclipse taking place that day.
Monday, August 21 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/23 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Judge Abby Abinanti in Yurok Country. POV
“Tribal Justice”

Follow two Native-American judges who reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for their youth. Pictured: Judge Abby Abinanti in Yurok Country.
Monday, August 21 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/22 at 1 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Judge Abby Abinanti in Yurok Country. POV
“Tribal Justice”

Follow two Native-American judges who reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for their youth. Pictured: Judge Abby Abinanti in Yurok Country.
Tuesday, August 22 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations
“Warren Buffett”

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? This series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader. This week: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
Tuesday, August 22 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Portrait of Diana against a black background circa 1995. Diana – Her Story
Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, this new film reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.
Tuesday, August 22 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/23 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Althorp House, Seat of the Earls Spencer. Secrets of Althorp - The Spencers
Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, is currently the home of Diana’s brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years. The Spencer dynasty has produced politicians, military heroes, dukes and duchesses and will one day furnish Britain with a king: Diana’s son, Prince William. Noted for their generosity, the Spencers once came to the rescue of a distant cousin fallen on hard times: the great-great-great-grandfather of George Washington. Althorp House has hosted some of the kingdom’s most distinguished guests, and its rooms have witnessed scenes of great celebration, the first earl’s secret wedding to his sweetheart and most recently, the marriage of the current earl, who takes viewers on a personal tour around the noble manor that’s first of all his family home.
Tuesday, August 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/23 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame center Mike Webster. Frontline
“League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 1”

Follow one doctor’s battle against the NFL to raise awareness about the dangers of head injuries in football. FRONTLINE details how the NFL denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that showed football could cause long-term brain injuries.
Tuesday, August 22 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

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 23 at Noon ET

Pictured: Portrait of Diana against a black background circa 1995. Diana – Her Story
Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, this new film reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.
Wednesday, August 23 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Althorp House, Seat of the Earls Spencer. Secrets of Althorp - The Spencers
Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, is currently the home of Diana’s brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years. The Spencer dynasty has produced politicians, military heroes, dukes and duchesses and will one day furnish Britain with a king: Diana’s son, Prince William. Noted for their generosity, the Spencers once came to the rescue of a distant cousin fallen on hard times: the great-great-great-grandfather of George Washington. Althorp House has hosted some of the kingdom’s most distinguished guests, and its rooms have witnessed scenes of great celebration, the first earl’s secret wedding to his sweetheart and most recently, the marriage of the current earl, who takes viewers on a personal tour around the noble manor that’s first of all his family home.
Wednesday, August 23 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: image from NASAÕs Solar Dynamics Observatory on Mar. 11, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. EDT, shows the moon crossing in front of the sun. NOVA
“Eclipse Over America”

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona. Includes footage of the eclipse taking place this week.
Wednesday, August 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/24 at Noon ET

Pictured: artist concept of NASA Voyager spacecraft The Farthest – Voyager in Space
Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
Wednesday, August 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/24 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: artist concept of NASA Voyager spacecraft The Farthest – Voyager in Space
Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
Thursday, August 24 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Peter Diamandis in zero gravity. Visioneer - The Peter Diamandis Story
Peter Diamandis dreamed of outer space his whole life. But since the days of his childhood, when the Apollo program was at its height, America's excitement for the exploration of space has waned, even if Peter's obsession never did. So Peter set out to find a way to kick-start the next evolution of spaceflight, inspiring people all over the world to look to the stars again. Visioneer tells the story of Peter's vision to create the "X Prize," a $10 million contest meant to encourage the creation of new space vehicles and a whole new space industry.
Thursday, August 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/25 at Noon ET

Pictured: Geoffrey Baer and Daniel de la Regata restoration architect Weekend in Havana
Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans.
Thursday, August 24 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/30 at Noon ET

Friday

Pictured: Peter Diamandis in zero gravity. Visioneer - The Peter Diamandis Story
Peter Diamandis dreamed of outer space his whole life. But since the days of his childhood, when the Apollo program was at its height, America's excitement for the exploration of space has waned, even if Peter's obsession never did. So Peter set out to find a way to kick-start the next evolution of spaceflight, inspiring people all over the world to look to the stars again. Visioneer tells the story of Peter's vision to create the "X Prize," a $10 million contest meant to encourage the creation of new space vehicles and a whole new space industry.
Friday, August 25 at Noon ET

Pictured: The headwaters of the South Platte River emerge near Bailey, Colorado. Watching Our Water: The Challenge to Keep it Clean
This film explores the vexing question of how pristine water high in the Rocky Mountains ends up as a floating chemical ‘dead zone’ in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and illuminates the challenges facing farmers, scientists and engineers. It looks at the problem from a rural and urban perspective, and examines possible solutions to control the contamination in our water.
Friday, August 25 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations
“Bill Gates”

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? This series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader. This week: Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.
Friday, August 25 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Michael Fabiano as Alfredo and Sonya Yoncheva as Violetta in Verdi's classic opera Great Performances at the Met
“La Traviata”

Hear Sonya Yoncheva sing the tragic courtesan Violetta in Verdi’s classic, with Michael Fabiano as her ardent lover Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as his disapproving father Germont, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
Friday, August 25 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Rep. Scott Dianda”

A look at business development, jobs, education, healthcare and other issues and topics with the Upper Peninsula's 110th District House member, representing six counties and a part of another. Three of those Western U.P. counties rate among the most economically challenged in the state.
Saturday, August 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/27 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine
All the triumphs and tragedies of Thomas Paine's life are here in this film of the acclaimed one-man play To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine, shot in front of a live audience at the Lillian Theatre, Hollywood. Thomas Paine, a man largely forgotten and greatly misunderstood, is ironically quoted by all and every political faction in America today. Yet his ideas about democracy, equality, slavery, pensions, healthcare, education and morality would have created a very different kind of nation if they had been acted on.
Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/28 at Noon ET

Pictured: Alejandro Escovedo Austin City Limits
“Foals/Alejandro Escovedo”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, revel in an hour of modern rock with UK superstars Foals and Texas legend Escovedo. Foals play tunes from the album What Went Down, while Texas bard Escovedo showcases Burn Something Beautiful, joined by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and alt-rock luminaries.
Saturday, August 26 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Infinity Hall stage Infinity Hall Live
“Snarky Puppy”

This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: Snarky Puppy. Bassist and composer Michael League’s improvisational pop musician collective defies categorization but never disappoints an audience, as eight of its members bring an evening of music exploration and massive jams to Infinity Hall Live.
Saturday, August 26 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Lucy Worsley Secrets of the Six Wives
“Beheaded, Died”

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, Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour. Anne’s fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son.
Sunday, August 27 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Roger Allam as DI Thursday and Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse Endeavour Season 4 on Masterpiece
“Canticle”

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 2: When morality advocate Joy Pettybon receives a death threat, Endeavour must protect her at all costs. But the arrival of a rebellious band, The Wildwood, quickly drags Endeavour into a bloody war of social attitudes that just had its first fatality.
Sunday, August 27 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/28 at 1 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Program title graphic To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine
All the triumphs and tragedies of Thomas Paine's life are here in this film of the acclaimed one-man play To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine, shot in front of a live audience at the Lillian Theatre, Hollywood. Thomas Paine, a man largely forgotten and greatly misunderstood, is ironically quoted by all and every political faction in America today. Yet his ideas about democracy, equality, slavery, pensions, healthcare, education and morality would have created a very different kind of nation if they had been acted on.
Monday, August 28 at Noon ET

Pictured: Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations
“Eric Schmidt”

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? This series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader. This week: Eric Schmidt, Alphabet (Google) executive chairman.
Monday, August 28 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic with two men sawing a large tree trunk Battle Ready
“The Military's Environmental Legacy in the Northwest”

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs. This interactive documentary explores the hidden history of the military, the Northwest and the environment.
Monday, August 28 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/29 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: program title graphic with two men sawing a large tree trunk Battle Ready
“The Military's Environmental Legacy in the Northwest”

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs. This interactive documentary explores the hidden history of the military, the Northwest and the environment.
Tuesday, August 29 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Artist and teacher Buck Paulson Painting with Paulson
Artist and teacher Buck Paulson teaches his special painting techniques of Pochade painting. Join Buck in his studio and discover his new expressive form of painting, Mystic Realism. This week, Buck begins a painting entitled "Farewell to Today."
Tuesdays at 3 pm ET, begins August 29

Pictured: Walt Disney seated with drawing board on his lap and representations of his creations Mickey and Minnie Mouse behind. October 1933. Walt Disney: American Experience
“Part 1”

Explore the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers. See rare footage from the Disney vaults and scenes from some of his greatest films as well as interviews with animators, artists and biographers.The first hour looks at the iconic filmmaker from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the making of Snow White, the first full-length animated film.
Tuesday, August 29 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/30 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame center Mike Webster. Frontline
“League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 2”

Review the fight among players, doctors and the NFL over the dangers of head injuries in football. As evidence mounted that football could cause long-term brain injuries, FRONTLINE details how the NFL denied and worked to discredit that science.
Tuesday, August 29 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Geoffrey Baer and Daniel de la Regata restoration architect Weekend in Havana
Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans.
Wednesday, August 30 at Noon ET

Pictured: Walt Disney seated with drawing board on his lap and representations of his creations Mickey and Minnie Mouse behind. October 1933. Walt Disney: American Experience
“Part 1”

Explore the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers. See rare footage from the Disney vaults and scenes from some of his greatest films as well as interviews with animators, artists and biographers.The first hour looks at the iconic filmmaker from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the making of Snow White, the first full-length animated film.
Wednesday, August 30 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: CGI image of a german zeppelin hovering over the houses of Parliament NOVA
“Zeppelin Terror Attack”

In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The lethal payloads rained down from Zeppelins — enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines. The program explores the technological arms race that unfolded as Britain scrambled to develop defenses that could neutralize the threat, while Germany responded with ever bigger and more powerful Zeppelins. Why were these monsters of the sky, filled with flammable hydrogen gas, so difficult to shoot down? Experts reconstruct and detonate deadly WWI incendiary bombs and test-fire antique flaming bullets to discover how the British devised unique artillery that would finally take down the biggest flying machines ever made.
Wednesday, August 30 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/31 at Noon ET

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 30 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/31 at 2 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: SHERPA CARRYING KIT TO BASE CAMP, EVEREST Earth’s Natural Wonders
“Extreme Wonders”

Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series. Visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face. Part one visits extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants.
Thursday, August 31 at 1 pm ET

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.
Thursday, August 31 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. Paleo Sleuths
Explore a series of paleontology excavations that showcase the changing landscape and animal life on America's Great Plains – beginning 34 million years ago with the Ice Age. Through interviews with paleontology experts, modern-day footage of excavations, historic re-enactments, archival photo- graphs, and stunning animations with 3-D models that bring pre-historic figures to life, the educational and informative PALEO SLEUTHS features fossil discoveries in the Great Plains that challenge popular understanding of the origins of mammals.
Thursday, August 31 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/1 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic UTR: Under the Radar Michigan
“100th Episode - The Making of...”

The special episode of UTR takes a journey back in time and behind the scenes with host Tom Daldin and producer Jim Edelman as they recall seven years of adventures in the Great Lakes state, and reveal how they create the show. Enjoy this look behind the process of bringing you the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be.
Thursday, August 31 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: Audrey and Paul pose near the Yangtze River in China. Cruising the Three Gorges
Follow two American travelers, Audrey and Paul, as they cruise the Three Gorges and visit scenic spots along the Yangtze River in China. At the first stop in their journey, the two explore the Dazu Rock Carvings, then they board their cruise ship for stops at the Fengdu Ghost City and the White Emperor City. Along the way they are awestruck by the natural beauty and ancient culture that surrounds them as they meet local artisans and sample the savory flavors of traditional Tujia cuisine.
Thursday, August 31 at 10 pm ET

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