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April 2018 Program Highlights

All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
April 1-7
Pictured: program logoGlobe Trekker
Globe Trekker moves to 3 pm on Sundays to make way for Dowton Abbey encores. This week, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: The Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.
Sundays at 3 pm ET, begins April 1
Repeats 4/6 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham, and Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham.Downton Abbey Season 1 on Masterpiece
“Part 2”

The series returns for a complete encore of all six seasons airing weekly through January 2019. This week, in Part 2: Mary entertains three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat whose boldness leads to a surprising event. Downstairs, the shocking former life of Carson, the butler, is unmasked, and Bates risks his health to remain valet.
Sundays at 6:30 pm, ET

Pictured: Jennifer Kirby as Valerie, Leonie Elliott as Lucille, Helen George as Trixie, Charlotte Ritchie as BarbaraCall the Midwife Season 7
“Part 3”

Poplar welcomes Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Tested as never before, the nuns and nurses face challenging issues from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke, to Huntington's chorea and unmarried mothers. This week, a mother abandons her children at the clinic, leaving the family devastated. Series continues through May 6.
Sunday, April 1 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/2 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Shown from left to right: Kelly Macdonald as Julie Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Lewis.The Child in Time on Masterpiece
A moment of distraction triggers a crisis in the lives of a happy, successful British couple in Ian McEwan’s haunting tale of a lost child and redeemed love, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire).
Sunday, April 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/3 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: (Left-Right): Kathryn Newton as Amy, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Maya Hawke as Jo, and Annes Elwy as Beth.Little Women: A Timeless Story
MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming series. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the series features an all-star cast including Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury. Pictured (Left-Right): Kathryn Newton as Amy, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Maya Hawke as Jo, and Annes Elwy as Beth.
Sunday, April 1 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Artist Mark Barone at work.An Act of Dog
An Act of Dog tells the story of Mark Barone, an artist who sets out to paint 5,500 portraits of dogs after his partner Marina Dervan discovers that's the number of dogs killed every day in our nation's shelters. When Marina shows him the evidence, he doesn't want to look, but it's the pure raw number that drives him to pick up his brush in an effort to change the staus quo. After thousands of paintings begin to take their toll on him, Marina wonders if Mark can make it to the finish line.
Sunday, April 1 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 4/3 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: Mary Berry and Paul HollywoodThe Great British Baking Show
“Easter Masterclass”

Join Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they showcase some of their favorite Easter recipes. In a step by step guide, they show classic hot cross buns and simmel cake, and branch out with chocolate custard tarts and lemon meringue nests.
Monday, April 2 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/9 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Collage of images of assassin James Earl Ray and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Roads to Memphis: American Experience
Examine the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the turbulent forces that led these two men to their violent collision in Memphis in 1968.
Tuesday, April 3 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Julian Smith, left, flank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a civil rights march in Memphis, Tenn., March 28, 1968.Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
In this 4-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history – from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé – charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain. Features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas, Donna Brazile, Eric Holder, Shonda Rhimes and DeRay Mckesson.
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3 & 4 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/4 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Profile shot, two painted lady butterflies in Nashville, TN.Nature
“Sex, Lies and Butterflies”

Explore the astounding abilities of butterflies—360° vision, deceptive camouflage, chemical weaponry and fantastic flight. Look beyond their bright colors and fragile beauty and follow them on one of the greatest migrations on earth.
Wednesday, April 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/11 at Noon ET


Pictured: Ask the Realtors logoAsk the Realtors
Area realtors visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Guests are: Faith Newberry, Ironwood; Gretchen Janssen, Houghton; and Paula Lutey, Marquette. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, April 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/6 at Noon ET


Pictured: Program title graphicUnchained: Generational Trauma and Healing
Documentary examines the lingering trauma handed down from the American slavery system. Men and women describe how they broke the emotional chains passed down from their slave ancestors. Others demonstrate the moral courage needed to face their own racial attitudes. In this film, all viewers face the roots of American racism and the processes that usher lasting reconciliation.
Thursday, April 5 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/6 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: program title graphicSoundbreaking
Get an in-depth look at the art of music recording and how it has evolved. The last project of Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the programs feature more than 150 exclusive and original interviews in 8 episodes. Parts 4-6 air tonight. Series continues next Friday.
Fridays at 9 pm ET, continues through April 13

Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“Making Votes Matter, Part 1”

A survey of proposals aimed at increasing voter response. Topics include voter behavior, a proposed constitutional amendment to lift certain voter restrictions in Michigan, and efforts to address issues with political gerrymandering. Part 2 airs April 21 and 22.
Saturday, April 7 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 4/8 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: High School Bowl series logoHigh School Bowl
“Semifinals”

Only four teams remain in the semi-final games of this year's tournement. 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 40th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/9 at Noon ET


April 8-14
Pictured: Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar as DS Sunny KhanUnforgotten Season 1 on Masterpiece
New 3-part series follows a stone-cold case of murder that tests the wits of crime-solving duo DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DS Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar). In part 1, Cassie and Sunny confront a skeleton buried in a cellar. Is it ancient or recent? Series continues, with a second 3-part mystery, through May 13.
Sundays at 9 pm, April 8-May 13
Repeats Tuesdays at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Celia (Anne Reid) And Alan (Derek Jacobi)Last Tango in Halifax Season 3
Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia and Alan plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline and Kate settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian. This week, see how an unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past and makes the daughters anxious.
Sundays at 10:30 pm ET, begins April 8

Pictured: New York shoe shiner Don Ward jokes with passersby while shining a customer’s shoes.Independent Lens
“The Art of the Shine”

Meet the unforgettable people who are turning the job of shoe shiner into an art form. From La Paz to Toronto to New York, these proud craftsmen are transforming an all-but-ignored job into a fulfilling life of freedom and personal connection.
Monday, April 9 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/11 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: The Col de la Traversette in the Alps.Secrets of the Dead
“Hannibal in the Alps”

Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.
Tuesday, April 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/11 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Nathan Leopold (left) and Richard Loeb, who confessed to the murder of Bobby Franks, appear at a Chicago jail. June 4, 1924.The Perfect Crime: American Experience
Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial set off a national debate about morality and capital punishment.
Tuesday, April 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/13 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Donald Trump stands behind Speaker Paul Ryan.Frontline
“Trump's Takeover”

Venture inside President Trump’s high-stakes battle for control of the Republican Party. Learn how Trump attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.
Tuesday, April 10 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Moose calf and mom, Jasper National Park, Alberta, CanadaNature
“Moose: Life of a Twig Eater”

Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life. At the best of times, fewer than half of these leggy 35-pounders survive their first year. This stunningly intimate film attempts to find out why.
Wednesday, April 11 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/18 at Noon ET


Pictured: Ponary, Poland, the unfinished fuel tank site, which was used as an execution site for Jews from the Vilna region.NOVA
“Holocaust Escape Tunnel”

In the heart of Lithuania, a Holocaust secret lies buried. A team of archaeologists probes the ruins of a Nazi execution site to find the truth behind tales of a tunnel dug by desperate Jewish prisoners and their daring escape. Pictured: Ponary, Poland, the unfinished fuel tank site, which was used as an execution site for Jews from the Vilna region.
Wednesday, April 11 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/12 at Noon ET


Pictured: Max Fuchs (left in prayer shawl) singing in Aachen, Germany during the first Jewish service to be held on German soil since the rise of Hitler, which was broadcast on NBC. Rabbi Chaplain Sidney Lefkowitz is next to him. Oct. 29, 1944.GI Jews - Jewish Americans in World War II
Discover the story of the 550,000 brave Jewish Americans who served in World War II, fighting not only for their country, but for their beliefs and brethren across the world.
Wednesday, April 11 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/12 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Author Beverly Cleary working at desk with catDiscovering Beverly Cleary
Author Beverly Cleary created some of the most loved characters in children’s literature, including Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and Ralph S. Mouse, among many others. In Discovering Beverly Cleary, we will celebrate her life, her literature and her legacy.
Thursday, April 12 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logoAsk the Doctors
“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. Michael Grossman, Family Medicine; Dr. Katherine Petrin, General Surgery; and Dr. Michael Prevost, Family Medicine. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, April 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/13 at Noon ET


Pictured: Girls in front of Kastoria high school.Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria
Chronicles the Jewish life and culture of Kastoria, a picturesque lakeside village in the mountains of Northwestern Greece, near the Albania border. Here, Jews and Greek Orthodox Christians lived together in harmony for more than two millennia until World War II.
Thursday, April 12 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

Discussion of a baffling and often misrepresented condition affecting up to 2.5 million Americans. Topics include the signs and symptoms, possible causes, research history and contemporary efforts to control it. Guests: Family Physician Scott Doughty, CFS patient and activist Kelly Parks, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 4/15 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: High School Bowl series logoHigh School Bowl
“2018 Championship and Season 40 Review”

The winners of our semi-finals vie for the championship in the final game of Season 40. After 38 matches its down to just two teams. Beginning last October, 40 schools from throughout the U.P. and northern Wisconsin played in this annual tournament of the "best and brightest" of our high school students. After the exciting final, host Jim Koski reviews the most memorable moments from our 40th tournament, and interviews the winning team. We also announce the 2018 winner of the annual Dave Goldsmith scholarship.
Saturday, April 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/16 at Noon ET


April 15-21
Pictured: Co-hosts Michael Gerson, nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, and Amy Holmes, political news commentator.In Principle
Co-hosts Michael Gerson, a syndicated Washington Post columnist, and Amy Holmes, a political news commentator, interview guests to explore the framework of today’s news and political conversations — examining history, faith and culture.
Sundays at 2 pm ET, begins April 15

Pictured: Buckingham Palace across the lakeThe Queen's Garden
Hidden behind security cameras and barbed wire are 39 acres of a secret wildlife haven like no other. It's the most biodiverse place in central London and it belongs to Her Majesty The Queen. But few have explored the remarkable plants and animals found here until now. With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Monday, April 16 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: At the Flint River during the 2016 crisis, What Lies Upstream director Cullen Hoback looks at the iconic water tower in the distance.Independent Lens
“What Lies Upstream”

Travel to West Virginia with investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback in this detective story that uncovers the troubling truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months.
Monday, April 16 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/18 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Carved Ivory mask-shaped hip pendant, inlaid with bronze Benin, Queen Idia, Artisit Unknown (16th century) – British Museum, London.Civilizations
Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity itself. Images and artifacts found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America testify to the urge to develop civilizations. Liev Schreiber narrates.
Tuesdays at 8 pm ET, begins April 17
Repeats Thursdays at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Thalia MassieAmerican Experience
“The Island Murder”

Discover the truth behind the scandalous 1930s rape and murder case, involving a Navy wife, her society mother, Clarence Darrow and five nonwhite Hawaiians, that shook the island paradise and exposed the racial tensions roiling beneath the surface.
Tuesday, April 17 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Senator John McCain in front of American flag.Frontline
“McCain”

Examine Sen. John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Trump and his own Republican Party. A look at McCain’s life and politics, from POW in Vietnam to choosing Sarah Palin as running mate to his vote against the GOP’s health care bill.
Tuesday, April 17 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Computer model of the polar jet stream.NOVA
“Decoding the Weather Machine”

Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change?
Wednesday, April 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/19 at Noon ET


Pictured: Bill Nye in GreenlandPOV
“Bill Nye: Science Guy”

Follow Bill Nye, once the host of the popular kids show, as he seeks to change the world through science. He’s shedding the “Science Guy” costume with the goal of creating a more scientifically literate world.
Wednesday, April 18 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/20 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Ask the DNR program logoAsk the DNR
“Fishing Season, Wildfire Prevention”

Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers on this live broadcast. This month’s guests: Kristie Sitar, wildlife biologist, Newberry; Calvin Smith, conservation officer, Newberry; George Madison, fisheries biologist, Baraga; and J.R. Richardson, Michigan Natural Resources Commissioner, Ontonagon. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/20 at Noon ET


Pictured: Samuel and wife Ada Willenberg sitting together at a memorial ceremony, 2012.Treblinka’s Last Witness
Samuel Willenberg, now 92 years old, is the last living survivor of the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where an estimated 900,000 Jews were murdered in a 13-month period at the height of World War II. Still haunted 70 years later by the horrors he witnessed as a young forced laborer, Samuel has immortalized his harrowing experiences in a series of bronze sculptures of the tragic victims who dwell indelibly in his memory like ghosts.
Thursday, April 19 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Chris P. Bacon the pig on a lawn, Sumterville, FLNature
“My Bionic Pet”

The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks or tails because of disease, accidents or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive. Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology can provide just what they need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process are benefitting both animals and humans. Meet these inspiring animals and the remarkable individuals whose work has helped them live their lives again.
Friday, April 20 at 3 am ET

Pictured: Sutton Foster.Live from Lincoln Center
“Sutton Foster in Concert”

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster brings her irresistible talent and effusive charm to the intimate Appel Room for a special night with a special guest, two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening, Glee).
Friday, April 20 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/23 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: will.i.am performing on stage.will.i.am - Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special
Experience will.i.am in a one-night-only event from London’s Royal Albert Hall featuring performances of hits “Scream & Shout,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Let’s Get It Started” and “Where is the Love?” with members of the Black Eyed Peas and special guests.
Friday, April 20 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/25 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicA Craftsman’s Legacy
Inspire. Discover. Restore. These are the tenets of A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY and they’ve never been better celebrated than in the upcoming season. Join host Eric Gorges as he combs the country for America’s finest craftsmen, documenting what it means to be a modern day maker.
Saturdays at 3 pm ET, begins April 21

Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“Making Votes Matter, Part 2”

The discussion about voter access, integrity and accountability continues with Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma, Marquette City Clerk Kris Hazeres and retired NMU political science Professor Robert Kulisheck. Single party voting, polls, and gerrymandering are addressed.
Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 4/22 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicTapping the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water supply. The value of the five lakes, which provide drinking water to more than 40 million people, is increasing as water across the globe becomes threatened by climate change and pollution. But who owns the water? This new documentary takes a deep dive into several methods of water withdrawal and their impact on the Great Lakes.
Saturday, April 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/23 at Noon ET


Pictured: Program title graphicBeneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes are known for their sweeping beauty and crystal clear waters. But hidden beneath the surface of the lakes, dozens of pipelines carry oil and gas every day. In this new documentary, Detroit Public TV’s Great Lakes Bureau examines the controversy surrounding the Line 5 pipeline built by Enbridge Inc., constructed and placed on the lakebed between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsula more than a half century ago.
Saturday, April 21 at 8:30 pm ET
Repeats 4/22 at Midnight and 4/23 at 12:30 pm ET


April 22-30
Pictured: Wendell Berry with son Den Berry, 1970s.Independent Lens
“Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky”

Experience the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind's eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.
Monday, April 23 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/25 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicFirst Civilizations
New 4-part series explores the seedbed civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the Indus Valley to learn how and why early humans, who had been mobile foragers, created villages, towns, cities and states, establishing the blueprint for the modern world. This week: See how war can destroy lives, yet create civilization.
Tuesdays at 9 pm ET, begins April 24
Repeats Fridays at 2 pm ET


Pictured: An egg farm in central Ohio.Frontline
“Trafficked in America”

Get the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network exploiting undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor and the US government’s role.
Tuesday, April 24 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: An American pika, native to alpine regions of Canada and the United States, with a mouthful of vegetation in rocky terrain.Nature
“Natural Born Rebels: Hunger Wars”

Meet the animals who will steal, cheat and fight to get food, including kleptomaniac crabs, thieving macaques, con artist spiders, tricky tigers, and cannibalistic lizards. Pictured: An American pika, native to alpine regions of Canada and the United States, with a mouthful of vegetation in rocky terrain.
Wednesday, April 25 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphicNOVA Wonders
“What Are Animals Saying?”

This series takes viewers on a journey to the frontiers of science, where researchers are tackling some of the biggest questions about life and the cosmos. From the mysteries of astrophysics, to the secrets of the body, to the challenges of inventing technologies that could rival -- and even surpass -- the abilities of the human mind, the series reveals how far we've come in our search for answers, how we managed to get here, and how scientists hope to push our understanding of the universe even further. This week: Can we crack the code of animal communication?
Wednesdays at 9 pm, April 25-May 30
Repeats Thursdays at Noon ET


Pictured: Goffin CockatooNOVA
“Bird Brain”

Join NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, our feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But how smart are they? Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.
Wednesday, April 25 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/26 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logoAsk the Doctors
“Men's 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. Jay Lonsway, Urology; Dr. Jonathan Housman, Family Medicine; and Dr. Zach Leonard, Orthopedics. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/27 at Noon ET


Pictured: Pictured: The Great Cholula Pyramid with a Catholic Church on top. Purported to be the world’s largest pyramid by volume. Photo credit: Groberg Films.Mystery of the Mountain: Hidden in Plain View
For centuries, a rugged and venerated hilltop in Mexico has borne witness to the rise and fall of pre-Columbian societies, and to the creation and destruction of temples and pyramids. It is also the focal point of a most unlikely mystery, and a possible sacred structure lost to history. The program investigates one of the few clues that remains today: a 430-year-old map that was carefully redrawn and passed down from generation to generation. The map depicts what would be one of the largest step pyramid structures in known history.
Thursday, April 26 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Leslie Odom Jr.Live from Lincoln Center
“Leslie Odom Jr. in Concert”

Winner of the 2016 Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his legendary performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., a jazz vocalist with an actor’s ear for a lyric, brings his remarkable talent to this intimate performance.
Friday, April 27 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 4/30 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Percussionist Oscar Valdés performs at the 2017 International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert in Havana, Cuba.International Jazz Day from Cuba
Enjoy the many renowned artists who present an extraordinary concert from the Gran Teatro de La Habana in Havana. Celebrated worldwide, International Jazz Day brings together people from UN and UNESCO member nations. Quincy Jones and Will Smith host. Pictured: Percussionist Oscar Valdés performs at the 2017 International Jazz Day.
Friday, April 27 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“College to Work”

A discussion of hiring trends and job issues for college graduates with Michigan State University Collegiate Employment Research Institute Director Philip Gardener, who is also an expert on Millennials in the workplace. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 4/29 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicThe Search for the Last Supper
Did Leonardo da Vinci and his workshop paint a second version of his Last Supper fresco, now heavily damaged? National Geographic historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts embarks on a thrilling quest across Europe in search of a missing masterpiece.
Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/30 at Noon ET


Pictured: DW logo.DW News
An English-language version of the news as reported by Deutsche Welle, the leading German news broadcaster. Includes German, European, and international news as well as culture and sports and provides public television viewers the unique opportunity to see our world from another perspective. (Replaces Public Eye News and Priscilla's Yoga Stretches during NMU's summer break.)
Monday-Friday at 4 pm ET, begins April 30

Pictured: Johnnie Lindsey, Christopher Scott and Steven Phillips, formerly incarcerated Dallas detectives.Independent Lens
“True Conviction”

Meet three exonerated ex-prisoners who start a detective agency to rebuild their lives, help free other wrongly incarcerated persons, and fix the criminal justice system.
Monday, April 30 at 10 pm ET