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

Wednesday

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“The Irish Factor”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week, explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O’Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots.
Wednesday, February 1 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic The Race Underground: American Experience
Learn how America’s first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.
Wednesday, February 1 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with Spy Crocodile hatchling. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries
Tune in to more than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals to secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent. 5-part series. This week: Go undercover with Spy Creatures as wild animals reveal their feelings of love and pain.
Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, begins February 1
Repeats 2/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: Show Host David Pogue delves into the powerful world of batteries. NOVA
“Search for the Super Battery”

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.
Wednesday, February 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/2 at Noon ET

Pictured: Aurora australis Aurora - Fire in the Sky
Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth’s polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland’s Saami, Alaska’s Inuit, Canada’s Native Americans and New Zealand’s Maori.
Wednesday, February 1 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/2 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Aurora australis Aurora - Fire in the Sky
Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth’s polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland’s Saami, Alaska’s Inuit, Canada’s Native Americans and New Zealand’s Maori.
Thursday, February 2 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Sharon POV
“Seven Songs for a Long Life”

Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor. Hear tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality.
Thursday, February 2 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Ask the Dentists
Area dentists visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Guests: Dr. Matthew Hallas and Dr. Joseph Lasnoski, both practice in Escanaba and Green Bay. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/3 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“The House Guest”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: A house guest becomes the focus of Alice’s schemes. When Mary falls gravely ill, Foster’s attempts to care for her antagonize the new chief. Charlotte tries to contain the smallpox epidemic and Samuel has to make a difficult decision.
Thursday, February 2 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Loretta Lynn with guitar Loretta Lynn: American Masters
Explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian roots to the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong over 50 years later.
Friday, February 3 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Louis Langree conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Live from Lincoln Center
“50 Years of Mostly Mozart”

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world’s major music festivals. The visionary programming celebrates the genius of Mozart with signature performances and new commissions. Pictured: Louis Langrée conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall.
Friday, February 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/10 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Malcolm Frager Malcolm Frager: American Pianist
Chronicles the award-winning musician's life, work, and legacy. Malcolm Frager's talent and scholarship was honored with numerous prestigious awards, and his influence and perseverance uncovered a cache of more than a thousand original manuscripts by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Mozart that had been missing and believed lost since World War II.
Friday, February 3 at 10:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Series host Deborah Norville with crochet expert Robyn Chachula. Knit and Crochet Now!
Hosted by television personality Deborah Norville (new this season), this 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 crochet projects. The team of experts include: Kristin Nicholas, a knitwear and stitchery designer known for her artful use of color and stitch patterns; Maggie Pace, a business owner of a knitting design company; Robyn Chacula, a fashion designer and engineer; and Drew Emborsky, "The Crochet Dude." Each of the guests demonstrate the most popular techniques for creating lace, purses, multicolored patterns, felting, socks and more. Field pieces also highlight the latest industry news, the best knitting and crochet blogs, and interviews with the top artists in color and apparel design.
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins February 4

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Michigan Agency for Energy”

Executive Director Valerie Brader talks about efforts to inform and advise all state government on policies ensuring a path to reliable and affordable energy. Topics include pipeline safety, the carbon rule, and energy plans for the Upper Peninsula. (Repeat from September)
Saturday, February 4 at 6:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Negaunee vs Bessemer; Watersmeet vs Stephenson”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 39th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/6 at Noon ET

Pictured: CeCe Winans Austin City Limits
“Cece Winans/St. Paul & The Broken Bones”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise.
Saturday, February 4 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Soundstage
“Jason Isbell”

This classic PBS concert series features new and established artists from various music genres. Jason Isbell's album Something More Than Free was named Billboard’s #1 Country album of 2015, proving Isbell is here to stay. The Alabama native showcases his unmatched talent and proves he’s taking the music industry by storm!
Saturday, February 4 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson and crew members. Curious Crew
“Levers”

Take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration with host Rob Stephenson and a cast of inquisitive kids. The curious Crew members at 8- to 14-year-old explorer from across mid-Michigan. The setting is Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. The host is an award-winning educator. Curious Crew is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education project from WKAR, Lansing, Michigan. This week the Crew explores the concept of levers, including trebuchets and catapults.
Sunday, February 5 at 10 am ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“One Equal Temper”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: As Pinkerton looks at the Greens more closely, they join forces to hide an ugly secret. McBurney, hoping to distance Foster from Mary, sends him to a nearby army camp on a house call. Alice helps Frank escape and Samuel earns Charlotte’s respect.
Sunday, February 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/9 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“An Ordinary Woman”

Follow Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). In part 4, courtship at court leads to second thoughts and other complications. Will Victoria and Albert take the fateful step into matrimony? And will the queen promise “to obey” her foreign prince?
Sunday, February 5 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/6 at 1 pm ET

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

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 presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called “ugly”; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.
Sunday, February 5 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/6 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Sun Studio Sessions logo Sun Studio Sessions
This series features today's best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to a live musical performance, each artist will share personal stories behind their songs and music. This week: The Local Saints include brothers Jamie McFarlane and songwriter/guitarist Rob McFarlane, the sons of Will McFarlane who played with the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
Sundays at 11:30 pm ET, begins February 5

Monday

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

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 presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called “ugly”; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.
Monday, February 6 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: D. W. Griffith alongside his long-time cinematographer, Billy Bitzer. Independent Lens
“Birth of a Movement”

Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film “The Birth of a Nation” unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.
Monday, February 6 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Sara Moulton Sara's Weeknight Meals
Renowned chef, cookbook author and television personality Sara Moulton brings her signature warmth and informative style to the long-awaited second season of SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS. Once again, Sara shares her foolproof recipes and handy tips for preparing quick, delicious, healthy meals at home with minimal fuss. This season, SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS jumps out of the studio and into a real home to better reflect the everyday challenges home cooks encounter. Sara fields questions about comfort foods for Sunday supper, provides new ideas for chicken dinners, demonstrates simple one-pot meals, suggests ways to cook once and eat twice, and creates flavor-packed meals with only five ingredients. She also ventures to markets, farms and shops to celebrate and explore fresh, local ingredients.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins February 7

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“Tragedy + Time = Comedy”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week, uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men—Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader—as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.
Tuesday, February 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after the bombing (April 19, 1995). Oklahoma City: American Experience
Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement, from Ruby Ridge to Waco, that led to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history—the 1995 bombing by Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.
Tuesday, February 7 at 9 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Program title graphic with Spy Crocodile hatchling. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries
Tune in to more than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals to secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent. 5-part series. This week: Go undercover with Spy Creatures as wild animals reveal their feelings of love and pain.
Wednesdays at Noon ET, begins February 8

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“Tragedy + Time = Comedy”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week, uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men—Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader—as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.
Wednesday, February 8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: D. W. Griffith alongside his long-time cinematographer, Billy Bitzer. Independent Lens
“Birth of a Movement”

Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film “The Birth of a Nation” unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.
Wednesday, February 8 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with Spy Crocodile hatchling. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries
“Intelligence”

Tune in to more than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals to secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent. 5-part series. This week: Observe the world of animal intelligence through the beady camera eyes of Spy Creatures.
Wednesday, February 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/15 at Noon ET

Pictured: The Seven Seas Explorer before launch. NOVA
“Ultimate Cruise Ship”

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.
Wednesday, February 8 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/9 at Noon ET

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky
Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. 3-part series. Part 1 shows what it takes to get a million people off the ground.
Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins February 8
Repeats 2/9 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky
Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. 3-part series. Part 1 shows what it takes to get a million people off the ground.
Thursdays at 1 pm ET, begins February 9

Pictured: Augusta Chiwy and nurses. Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne
Learn the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge. Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism.
Thursday, February 9 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“Children's Health/General Health”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. CB Rao, Pediatrics; Dr. John Bartlett, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics; and Rachael Stade, Physician Assistant. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/10 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“One Equal Temper”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: As Pinkerton looks at the Greens more closely, they join forces to hide an ugly secret. McBurney, hoping to distance Foster from Mary, sends him to a nearby army camp on a house call. Alice helps Frank escape and Samuel earns Charlotte’s respect.
Thursday, February 9 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Louis Langree conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Live from Lincoln Center
“50 Years of Mostly Mozart”

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world’s major music festivals. The visionary programming celebrates the genius of Mozart with signature performances and new commissions. Pictured: Louis Langrée conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall.
Friday, February 10 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Malcolm Frager Malcolm Frager: American Pianist
Chronicles the award-winning musician's life, work, and legacy. Malcolm Frager's talent and scholarship was honored with numerous prestigious awards, and his influence and perseverance uncovered a cache of more than a thousand original manuscripts by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Mozart that had been missing and believed lost since World War II.
Friday, February 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.
Friday, February 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/17 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: John Lewis John Lewis – Get in the Way
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress.
Friday, February 10 at 10:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Emergency Services in 2017”

Guests discuss the current challenges of providing emergency medical services for the Upper Peninsula, and recent developments and proposals for the future. Guests: UP-EMS Director Bob Struck, UP Health Systems Emergency Services Director Alyson Sundberg, and 38th District State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba. (Repeat from January)
Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Lake Linden vs Houghton; Republic-Michigamme vs Calumet”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 39th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 11 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/13 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, February 11 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Breakthrough country band Old Dominion Soundstage
“Old Dominion”

The breakthrough country band brings their old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock’n’roll grit to SOUNDSTAGE. Clever lyrics, genre-busting arrangements, innovative instrumentations and finger-popping melodies make them a group to watch!
Saturday, February 11 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson and crew members. Curious Crew
“Refraction of Light”

Take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration with host Rob Stephenson and a cast of inquisitive kids. The curious Crew members at 8- to 14-year-old explorer from across mid-Michigan. The setting is Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. The host is an award-winning educator. Curious Crew is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education project from WKAR, Lansing, Michigan. This week the Crew explores Refraction of Light.
Sunday, February 12 at 10 am ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“Southern Mercy”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: After the Second Battle of Bull Run and Battle of Chantilly, Hopkins and Emma set out to rescue a stranded group of wounded Union soldiers. Lisette, a hospital observer, discovers the truth about a young soldier, shocking Foster.
Sunday, February 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/16 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“The Queen's Husband”

Follow Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). In part 5, at loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a favor — for a price.
Sunday, February 12 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/13 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Man silhouetted against the sky. Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers
America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America’s Founding Fathers being champions of liberty — and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.
Sunday, February 12 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Sun Studio Sessions logo Sun Studio Sessions
“Billy Woodward”

This series features today's best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to a live musical performance, each artist will share personal stories behind their songs and music. This week: Maryland born, Billy Woodward earned acclaim for his stellar performances in the Tony Award Winning "Million Dollar Quartet" as a member of the touring cast.
Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Lucy Worsley wearing replica James II three piece biscuit suit. Tales from the Royal Wardrobe
Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years. Learn why most kings and queens have carefully choreographed every aspect of their apparel and why, for those who haven’t, the consequences have sometimes been calamitous.
Monday, February 13 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Host P. Allen Smith P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
In season 16, lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith travels to cities around the country to discover local cuisines, lifestyle trends, and big-hearted people with amazing stories to tell. This season, he visits with next generation farmers, innovative chefs, and visionaries making a difference in their communities. Plus, he teaches viewers how to attract hummingbirds to their gardens, cook fresh dishes, and make bold flower crowns using natural elements available year-round. With his warm Southern charm, Allen’s mission is to connect with people, cultivate health and mindfulness, and ultimately inspire others to live a more natural life. His helpful tips and design principals empower viewers to discover their own style and to create beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces in their own homes. This week: learn to embrace your space.
Mondays at 5 pm ET, begins February 13

Pictured: Daryl Davis and Frank Ancona at a KKK event. Independent Lens
“Accidental Courtesy”

Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion — meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.
Monday, February 13 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“War Stories”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week, uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.
Tuesday, February 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/15 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: U.S. Marshal at roadblock down the mountain from the Weaver cabin. Ruby Ridge: American Experience
Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement through eyewitness accounts, including Randy Weaver’s daughter and federal agents involved in the deadly confrontation.
Tuesday, February 14 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Illustration of Claire Wilson and Tom Eckman moments before the first gunshot. Independent Lens
“Tower”

Explore the deadly August 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. “Tower” reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years.
Tuesday, February 14 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“War Stories”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week, uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.
Wednesday, February 15 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Man silhouetted against the sky. Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers
America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America’s Founding Fathers being champions of liberty — and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.
Wednesday, February 15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with Spy Crocodile hatchling. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries
“Friendship”

Tune in to more than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals to secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent. 5-part series. This week: Join Spy Creatures and their new wild friends as they rely on each other to look out for predators.
Wednesday, February 15 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/22 at Noon ET

Pictured: NOVA series logo NOVA
“The Origami Revolution”

The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural phenomena, from how leaves blossom to how beetles fly. But now, engineers and designers are applying its principles to reshape the world around usÉ and even within us, designing new drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions! With this burgeoning field of origami-inspired-design, the questions is: can the mathematics of origami be boiled down to one elegant algorithm – a fail-proof guidebook to make any object out of a flat surface, just by folding? And if so, what would that mean for the future of design? Explore the high-tech future of this age-old art as NOVA unfolds The Origami Revolution.
Wednesday, February 15 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/16 at Noon ET

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky
“Airborne”

Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. Part 2 of 3. Part 2 examines the hidden army that keeps your plane safe.
Wednesday, February 15 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/16 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky
“Airborne”

Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. Part 2 of 3. Part 2 examines the hidden army that keeps your plane safe.
Thursday, February 16 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: B.B. King performs on stage at the Royal Albert Hall B.B. King: American Masters
Explore B.B. King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews with the “King of the Blues,” filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars, including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr.
Thursday, February 16 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Lawyers program logo Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week, host g.g. gordon welcomes guests: Priscilla Burnham of Marquette, Patrick Jennings of Marquette, and Brian Sheridan of Ishpeming. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 16 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/17 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“Southern Mercy”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: After the Second Battle of Bull Run and Battle of Chantilly, Hopkins and Emma set out to rescue a stranded group of wounded Union soldiers. Lisette, a hospital observer, discovers the truth about a young soldier, shocking Foster.
Thursday, February 16 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.
Friday, February 17 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Winter surfers at Lake Huron beach. Run Jump Paddle
Three remarkable voices. Three relentless environments. Run Jump Paddle explores the challenges that extreme athletes encounter in their unlikely realms. In the documentary, one athlete dives through the atmosphere, another paddle the freezing waves of Lake Huron in February, and a third runs from Florida to Michigan, battling a more insurmountable challenge than the distance itself.
Friday, February 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: La Valse from Great Performances: New York City Ballet in Paris. Great Performances
“New York City Ballet in Paris”

Thrill to the company’s all-Balanchine program of ballet masterpieces, including the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La Valse, set to music of Gounod and Ravel respectively, recorded in the City of Light. Next week, tune in for more NYC Ballet performing Balanchine gems: Bizet’s Symphony in C, and Sonatine to Ravel music.
Friday, February 17 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/21 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Erica Essner Performance Co-Op performing at JacobŐs Pillow Dance Festival. Great Performances
“Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still”

Enter a world of non-stop dance, the daring artists who dedicate their lives to it and an extraordinary place where it flourishes. Filmed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, “Never Stand Still” features thrilling performances and revelatory conversations with renowned choreographers and dancers, including Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell and Frederic Franklin, and one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. At the same time, it chronicles the remarkable story of how an abandoned Berkshires farm evolved into a mecca for dance. Narrated by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, the film interweaves the story of Jacob’s Pillow as a generator for creativity with the history of dance in America, featuring never-before-seen footage and images from the Pillow’s rare and extensive archives, including the pioneering Ted Shawn, who purchased Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.
Friday, February 17 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Mary Fons and Marianne Fons Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Marianne Fons & daughter, Mary Fons, showcase their passion for quilting through in-depth demonstrations on a variety of quilting topics. Beginner or expert, viewers with a love of quilting will be inspired by their tips, designs and techniques. Patrick and Marianne walk you through the basics of raw edge appliqué with tips on machine quilting like a pro on a beach ball placemat and mini mat project.
Saturdays at 10:30 am ET, begins February 18

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“U.P. Poet Laureate 2017”

A conversation on poetry and Upper Peninsula letters with the three yet to be announced Upper Peninsula laureate finalists for 2017-19. Program will include poetry readings, and the winner will be named.
Saturday, February 18 at 6:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Hancock vs West Iron County; Chassell vs Escanaba”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 39th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/20 at Noon ET

Pictured: Asleep at the Wheel Austin City Limits
“Sturgill Simpson/Asleep at the Wheel”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
Saturday, February 18 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Paul Rodgers and Bad Company perform Soundstage
“Bad Company”

The acclaimed music series returns, featuring intimate concert performances by diverse music icons across eras and genres. This week, Paul Rodgers and Bad Company perform their smash hits, including “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy” at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater for an audience of devoted fans.
Saturday, February 18 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson and crew members. Curious Crew
“Digestive System”

Take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration with host Rob Stephenson and a cast of inquisitive kids. The curious Crew members at 8- to 14-year-old explorer from across mid-Michigan. The setting is Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. The host is an award-winning educator. Curious Crew is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education project from WKAR, Lansing, Michigan. This week the Crew explores the digestive system.
Sunday, February 19 at 10 am ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“Unknown Soldier”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion. When Anne’s plans to be made head nurse fail, she rejoins Hale to undermine McBurney’s authority. Pinkerton questions the Greens, causing a rift.
Sunday, February 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“The Engine of Change”

Follow Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). In part 6, with a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology.
Sunday, February 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/20 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Lucy Worsley Tales from the Royal Bedchamber
Lucy Worsley English historian and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, gets into bed with Britain’s past monarchs to uncover the secrets of the royal bedchamber. She reveals that the obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of the royals’ magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.
Sunday, February 19 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/20 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Sun Studio Sessions logo Sun Studio Sessions
“Flea Market Hustlers”

This series features today's best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to a live musical performance, each artist will share personal stories behind their songs and music. This week: Tennessee based Flea Market Hustlers bring a fresh and unique approach to bluegrass.
Sunday, February 19 at 11:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: The dinosaurs examine gems and rocks. Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?
In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There, they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of... especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!
Monday, February 20 at 11 am ET
Repeats 2/22 at 11 am ET

Pictured: Lucy Worsley Tales from the Royal Bedchamber
Lucy Worsley English historian and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, gets into bed with Britain’s past monarchs to uncover the secrets of the royal bedchamber. She reveals that the obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of the royals’ magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself.
Monday, February 20 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Reverend Catherine Brown, Georgia Brown, Pastor Kevin Jones, Treasure Brown The Talk - Race in America
In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police. Pictured: The Brown family, Reverend Catherine Brown, Georgia Brown, Pastor Kevin Jones, and Treasure Brown.
Monday, February 20 at 9 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: La Valse from Great Performances: New York City Ballet in Paris. Great Performances
“New York City Ballet in Paris”

Thrill to the company’s all-Balanchine program of ballet masterpieces, including the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La Valse, set to music of Gounod and Ravel respectively, recorded in the City of Light. Next week, tune in for more NYC Ballet performing Balanchine gems: Bizet’s Symphony in C, and Sonatine to Ravel music.
Tuesday, February 21 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dr. Maya Angelou circa 1970s. Maya Angelou: American Masters
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.
Tuesday, February 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/24 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Out of Gitmo”

The dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Tuesday, February 21 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at 2 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: The dinosaurs examine gems and rocks. Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?
In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There, they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of... especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!
Wednesday, February 22 at 11 am ET
Repeats 2/24 at 11 am ET

Pictured: Dr Derek Muller at Fukushima, Japan. Uranium - Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller to unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction; revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare; and profoundly shaped the past.
Wednesday, February 22 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with Spy Crocodile hatchling. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries
“Bad Behavior”

Tune in to more than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals to secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent. 5-part series. This week: Infiltrate the underground world of animal crime and retribution with mischievous Spy Creatures.
Wednesday, February 22 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Metrolink trains, California. NOVA
“Why Trains Crash”

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.
Wednesday, February 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at Noon ET

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky
“Arrival”

Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. Prt 3 of 3. Part 3 explores the global networks and technology involved in getting passengers safely back to earth.
Wednesday, February 22 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Computer graphic image of planes taking off from Dubai International Airport. City in the Sky
“Arrival”

Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work. Prt 3 of 3. Part 3 explores the global networks and technology involved in getting passengers safely back to earth.
Thursday, February 23 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“The Heart and Arteries”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/24 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Mercy Street
“Unknown Soldier”

The Civil War series returns for second season where allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. This week: Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion. When Anne’s plans to be made head nurse fail, she rejoins Hale to undermine McBurney’s authority. Pinkerton questions the Greens, causing a rift.
Thursday, February 23 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: The dinosaurs examine gems and rocks. Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?
In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There, they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of... especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!
Friday, February 24 at 11 am ET
Repeats 2/26 at 6:30 am ET

Pictured: Dr. Maya Angelou circa 1970s. Maya Angelou: American Masters
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.
Friday, February 24 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: La Valse from Great Performances: New York City Ballet in Paris. Great Performances
“New York City Ballet Symphony in C”

Enjoy two classic ballets by George Balanchine: Georges Bizet’s sparkling Symphony in C, and the rarely seen Sonatine to the music of Maurice Ravel, in performance in Paris.
Friday, February 24 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: View of the SmithsonianŐs African American Museum of History and Culture. African American Museum
Experience the opening of the Smithsonian’s African American Museum of History and Culture and tour the exhibits with host Carol Jenkins. Hear from the museum's founding director, Lonnie Bunch, learn about the building itself, and go inside the museum to see precious items like Michael Jackson’s performance wear, James Baldwin’s passport, and collectibles from other contemporary artists including Whitney Houston and En Vogue.
Friday, February 24 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“First Term U.P. Sheriffs”

A look at Upper Peninsula county law enforcement, jail operations and related issues from the viewpoint of newly-elected sheriffs. [Due to scheduling conflicts with the guests, this program was rescheduled from the weekend of February 11.]
Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Ironwood vs Gwinn; Iron Mountain vs Manistique”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 39th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/27 at Noon ET

Pictured: Kendrick Lamar Austin City Limits
“Kendrick Lamar”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop from Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, alongside his hits.
Saturday, February 25 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Blues Music Award Winner Symbol 2016 Blues Music Awards
Awards presentations and musical performances from the 37th annual Blues Awards held in Memphis, TN in May of 2016. This program features many nominee performances, including Ruthie Foster, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin and Beth Hart.
Saturday, February 25 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: The dinosaurs examine gems and rocks. Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?
In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There, they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of... especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!
Sunday, February 26 at 6:30 am ET

Pictured: Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson and crew members. Curious Crew
“Flowing Air”

Take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration with host Rob Stephenson and a cast of inquisitive kids. The curious Crew members at 8- to 14-year-old explorer from across mid-Michigan. The setting is Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. The host is an award-winning educator. Curious Crew is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education project from WKAR, Lansing, Michigan. This week the Crew explores flowing air.
Sunday, February 26 at 10 am ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“Doll 123”

Hours 1 and 2 of the Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon: Follow Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). In hours 1 and 2, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her.
Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm ET on 13.3 PLUS only

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“Brocket Hall”

In hour 3 of the Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon: Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role. As she ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex. Marathon continues at 7 pm ET on 13.1.
Sunday, February 26 at 6 pm ET on 13.3 PLUS only

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“The Clockwork Prince”

In hour 4 of the Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon, Albert pays a visit against the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain. Where could it possibly lead? Meanwhile, the mystery of Miss Skerrett’s past deepens.
Series Marathon Sunday, February 26 begins at 4 pm on 13.3 PLUS, then continues at 7-11 pm on 13.1

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“An Ordinary Woman”

In hour 5 of the Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon, courtship at court leads to second thoughts and other complications. Will Victoria and Albert take the fateful step into matrimony? And will the queen promise “to obey” her foreign prince?
Sunday, February 26 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“The Queen's Husband”

In hour 6 of the Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon: At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a favor — for a price.
Sunday, February 26 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“Engine of Change”

In hour 7 of the Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon: With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology.
Sunday, February 26 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/27 at 2 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“The Queen's Husband”

Follow Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). In part 5: At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a favor — for a price.
Monday, February 27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Victoria on Masterpiece
“Engine of Change”

Follow Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). In part 6: With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology.
Monday, February 27 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Dantokpa Market, one of the largest in the city of Cotonou, located in the west African nation of Benin. Africa’s Great Civilizations
“Origins”

Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures. Gates presents — for the first time for a popular audience — a new vision not only of Africa’s pivotal place in world history, but also the world’s relation to Africa. Three-part series continues Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm.
Monday-Wednesday, February 27-March 1 at 9 pm
Repeats 2/28 at 1 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“Family Reunions”

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America. This week, uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.
Tuesday, February 28 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Seal of the President of the United States. PBS NewsHour Special Report: State of the Union Address
President Trump has been invited to deliver his first speech to a joint session of Congress. The PBS NewsHour team of seasoned and highly regarded journalists will provide live coverage of the address, plus analysis and commentary.
Tuesday, February 28 at 9 pm ET

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