WNMU Public TV 13, a public service of Northern Michigan University

February 2018 Program Highlights

All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
February 1-7
Pictured: Program title graphicFaith in the Big House
Can these misfits, a gang-banger, a self-styled theologian, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football phenom find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably return to lock-up?
Thursday, February 1 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Host Ruby and the kids.Ruby’s Studio
Host Ruby welcomes young children to her art studio for a day of fun and learning where kids and parents take a journey of discovery through colorful animated sequences, memorable original music videos and a "do-it-yourself" craft that kids can do at home, all centered around the most essential social and emotional challenges of early childhood.
Thursdays at 3 pm ET, begins February 1

Pictured: Program title graphicAsk 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 from Escanaba and Green Bay, specializing in prosthodontics; Dr. Joseph Lasnoski from Escanaba and Green Bay, specializing in prosthodontics; and Dr. Melissa Potocki from Marquette specializing in pediatric dentistry. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 1 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/2 at Noon ET


Pictured: Christiane AmanpourAmanpour on PBS
CNN's Christiane Amanpour joins a stable of trusted news and public affairs programs on public television. This weeknight series features conversations about important issues with global leaders and decision-makers.
Monday-Friday at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Katty Kay, Host of BEYOND 100 DAYS.Beyond 100 Days
The acclaimed BBC World News nightly public affairs show, hosted by Katty Kay in the United States and Christian Fraser in the UK, comes to PBS. With President Trump making headlines each day in the White House, the UK rapidly moving towards its exit from the EU and nearly daily tensions as North Korea tests its long-range missiles, BEYOND 100 DAYS cuts to the heart of the seismic stories changing the global political landscape. Watch Monday-Thursday at 11:30 pm, with a special BBC World News program in this timeslot on Fridays.
Monday-Thursday at 11:30 pm ET

Pictured: Nas, on stage at the Kennedy Center. Great Performances
“Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop”

Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas paints a densely textured lyrical portrait of life in a New York City public housing project.
Friday, February 2 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/6 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: The Yarn Guys, Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenburger, with host Vicki Howell.Knitting Daily
This season Vickie Howell and her guests take a holistic approach to yarn crafting! From spinning to knitting and crochet, Knitting Daily TV covers the whole spectrum. Learn new stitches each episode from instructor Tanis Gray. Get into the thick and thin of yarn as expert guests explore scale by spinning super fine fibers and working with on-trend mega-bulky yarns. In addition, we’ll head overseas to get inspiration from traditional Norwegian knitting. You’ll see why, no matter how busy you are each day, it‘s essential to knit daily!
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins February 3

Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“2017 Year in Review”

A panel of area journalists looks back on the year's key news stories. Guests: WLUC-TV6 News Director Steve Asplund and Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. (Repeat from January)
Saturday, February 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 2/4 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: High School Bowl series logoHigh School Bowl
“Kingsford vs Big Bay de Noc; Iron Mountain vs Wakefield”

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 Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 3 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/5 at Noon ET


Pictured: LCD SoundsystemAustin City Limits
“LCD Soundsystem”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. This week: Relish the ACL debut of alternative rock icon LCD Soundsystem. The recently revived band spotlights hits and songs from its comeback album American Dream.
Saturday, February 3 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Jenna Coleman and Tom HughesVictoria Season 2 on Masterpiece
“Faith, Hope & Charity”

Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. This week: News of the horrific famine in Ireland has finally reached the queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her prime minister. Season 2 continues through February 25.
New episodes Sundays at 9 pm ET, through February 25
Repeats 2/5 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicGrooming a Generation
A reading program run by a small group of African-American barbers near Detroit in Ypsilanti, Michigan encourages their young customers to read to them during a haircut. For their efforts the boys get a two dollar refund, and the barbers get the satisfaction of improving their clients’ reading skills.
Sunday, February 4 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 2/26 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: Winnie Mandela during her trial in Johannesburg for the murder of child activist Stompie Sepei (1992).Independent Lens
“Winnie”

Explore the life of Winnie Mandela and her struggle to bring down apartheid, with intimate insights from those closest to her and testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.
Monday, February 5 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Chris and his test cooksChristopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television
“Homecooking, Chinese Style”

The world of home cooking is undergoing a revolution with new tastes, flavors, techniques and influences and this new series brings home a fresher, bolder, simpler way of preparing food. Chris and his test cooks search the world looking for the best recipes, and finding home cooks who can teach better ways to prepare meals.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins February 6, also at 8 pm ET on TV13 PLUS

Pictured: Ann CurryWe’ll Meet Again
“Lost Children of Vietnam”

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. This week: Dramatic reunions between people separated after the Vietnam war. Tina, born in Vietnam, searches for her American father. Nam hopes to find the Texas cowboy who saved him as a young boy and inspired him to come to America. Series continues through 3/1.
Series continues Tuesdays at 8 pm ET, Repeats Thursdays at 10 pm ET and Fridays at 2 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: John Pierpont Morgan (center), surrounded by a group of men.The Gilded Age: American Experience
Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today. Pictured, center: John Pierpont Morgan.
Tuesday, February 6 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/7 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicDestination Michigan
“Mt. Pleasant, Harrison, Marine City, Lansing & Harbor Springs”

CMU Public Television's original series highlighting the people and places that make Michigan a special place to live. On this week’s episode, we highlight the people and communities of Mt. Pleasant, Harrison, Marine City, Lansing, & Harbor Springs. Learn about the Bavarian charm of Mt. Pleasant's Country Chalet and Edelweiss Haus, and go on an adventure at Snow Snake in Harrison. Then, discover the maritime history of Marine City, and explore how MDOT makes freeway signs in Lansing. Plus, head to Emmett County for some cowboy action shooting.
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins February 7, also at 8 pm ET on TV13 PLUS

Pictured: Program title graphic with cheetah.Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries
“Part 2”

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.
Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, January 31-February 14
Repeats Wednesdays at Noon ET


Pictured: Naia's skull.NOVA
“First Face of America”

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13,000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.
Wednesday, February 7 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at Noon ET


Impossible Builds
“The Scorpion Tower”

Learn about the creation of some of the world’s most ambitious and technologically advanced buildings. From subaquatic homes to futuristic towers and pencil thin skyscrapers, see how these previously impossible structures are taking shape. In Part 1: Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board. Its design is so radical that construction experts have turned to a building material never before used in skyscrapers.
Wednesdays, February 7, 14 & 21 at 10 pm ET, Repeats Thursdays at 1 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at 1 pm ET


February 8-14
Pictured: Inmate with tape recorder and story book.Turn the Page
This film examines the fractured relationship between incarcerated parents and children left behind, through the lens of a jail-based literacy program called, Storybook, at Ontario County Jail. More than 2.7 million children in the US have an incarcerated parent and approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives. Twice a month, volunteers assist inmates at Ontario County Jail who are moms and dads, as they record themselves, through tears and laughter, reading children’s books onto audiocassettes. These taped Bedtime Stories, along with the actual books, are then sent to the inmates’ children help maintain connection. For many, this may be their only connection during this confusing and stressful period of separation.
Thursday, February 8 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphicSeeing Canada
“Nimmo Bay & Manitoulin Island”

Brandy Yanchyk’s travel series, Seeing Canada, connects viewers to the signature experiences Canada has to offer. Enjoy Canada’s iconic nature, thrilling adventures and unique, varied culture through Brandy’s eyes. Learn something new about Canadian travel destinations and be inspired to take an adventure yourself. This week: Brandy Yanchyk explores Nimmo Bay in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, followed by an authentic indigenous experience with the Great Spirit Circle Trail on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
Thursdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins February 8, also at 8 pm ET on TV13 PLUS

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logoAsk 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. Jeffrey Innis, MD, Clinical Genetics/Pediatrics; Dr. John Bartlett, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Dr. Joseph Jacher, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor/Pediatric Genetics.. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/9 at Noon ET


Pictured: Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard recordingAmerican Epic Sessions
Witness a historic recording session led by Jack White and T Bone Burnett with top artists, including Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (pictured), Elton John, Nas, Taj Mahal, Alabama Shakes, Beck, and Los Lobos, as they recreate America’s musical past using a vintage 1920s recording lathe.
Friday, February 9 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/13 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“Elder Abuse”

It’s a crime that affects our communities every day. Experts discuss the frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. Guests: Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Long Term Care Programs Director Mark Bomberg, Retired UPCAP Quality Assurance Specialist Cathy Klintworth, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto and Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese. (Repeat from June)
Saturday, February 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 pm ET
Schedule Change: The previously scheduled episode on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been postponed.

Pictured: High School Bowl series logoHigh School Bowl
“Hancock vs Manistique; Marquette vs Houghton”

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 Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/12 at Noon ET


Pictured: ShinyribsAustin City Limits
“Dan Auerbach/Shinyribs”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. This week: Akron's Dan Auerbach puts the Black Keys on hold to showcase his second solo album Waiting on a Song. Fronted by Kevin Russell of the Gourds, Austin's Shinyribs whips up Texas country soul from its new LP I Got Your Medicine.
Saturday, February 10 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Graphic image of Ottawa County Poor Farm, 1866-2016The Poor Farm
Long ago, “Poor Farms” were established in the United States to take care of those who could not take care of themselves and had no one else to care for them. "The Poor Farm" is a documentary film that tells the story of the Eastmanville Poor Farm in Ottawa County, Michigan. Founded in 1866, it was the longest continually operating Poor Farm in the United States, serving its community for over 130 years. Like many such Poor Farms across the country, the Eastmanville Poor Farm provided a home for the sick, the elderly, the disabled, and anyone else unable to live independently in our society.
Sunday, February 11 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Scene from the film of police in riot gear.POV
“Do Not Resist”

Director Craig Atkinson puts viewers in the center of the action in this vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Monday, February 12 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Crowd gathered following the explosion on Wall Street, September 16, 1920.The Bombing of Wall Street: American Experience
Explore the story behind the mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center, which left 38 dead – a crime that launched the career of J. Edgar Hoover yet remains unsolved today.
Tuesday, February 13 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/14 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Frontline logoFrontline
“The Gang Crackdown”

Investigate a slew of killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens. Some 25 bodies have surfaced since 2016. Law enforcement is trying to stop the gang, but some teens have been unlawfully detained in the process.
Tuesday, February 13 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphicAttakapas: The Cajun Story
The film traces the lineage of the Acadian people, one of America’s unique and influential immigrant populations, and transports the viewer into the heart of their journey. The film chronicles the Acadian's departure from France, and their expulsion from Nova Scotia to their arrival at the Poste des Attakapas, now St. Martinville, in Louisiana.
Wednesday, February 14 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: WWII ear airplane.NOVA
“Great Escape at Dunkirk”

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II’s epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.
Wednesday, February 14 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/15 at Noon ET


February 15-21
Pictured: LeCompte is best known for The West Rose window located in Washington National Cathedral. Photo credit: Peter SwansonLet There Be Light
This documentary follows the grand masters of stained glass art, artist Rowan LeCompte and craftsman Dieter Goldkuhle, as they create their last great series of windows for Washington National Cathedral. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Rowan began making stained glass windows at the age of 14 and designed his first window for Washington National Cathedral (the sixth largest cathedral in the world, with more than 200 stained glass windows), at the age of 16. He spent almost 70 years studying, drawing and creating architectural stained glass and mosaics for a multitude of locations.
Thursday, February 15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Lawyers program logoAsk the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: Tim Quinnell of Marquette, Erica Payne of Marquette, and Ryan Long of Ashland, Wisconsin. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 15 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/16 at Noon 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 16 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/20 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicIt's Sew Easy
This series offers a novel approach to sewing with a focus on contemporary style. Designers from across the country share their expertise, showing easy ways to create great sewing projects without the stress of perfection. Projects are easy enough for beginners but creatively challenging to pique the interest of all sewing enthusiasts. Viewers will learn to create beautiful and professional looking garments and home decor. This week: Babies and children are a great inspiration to sew. Couture fashion expert Angela Wolf transforms a simple t-shirt into a super cute girl's dress. Then, she shows how to make spaghetti straps quickly. Pattern designer Krista Tracy makes a trendy waterproof backpack to use as a diaper bag or a pool or gym bag.
Saturdays at 11 am ET, begins February 17

Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“Medicinal Plants Chemistry”

A look at a new chemistry course of study on medicinal plants being offered at Northern Michigan University. Topics include research and markets for plant-based medicines and supplements, precedents for education, relevant curricula and methods, and opportunities. (Repeat from January)
Saturday, February 17 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 2/18 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: High School Bowl series logoHigh School Bowl
“Sault Ste. Marie vs Republic-Michigamme; Calumet 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 40th Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/19 at Noon ET


Pictured: Chris StapletonAustin City Limits
“Chris Stapleton/Turnpike Troubadours”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. This week: Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music. The rock and soul-influenced Stapleton highlights his acclaimed second album From a Room Vol. 1. The jamming Troubadours draw from their latest record A Long Way From Your Heart.
Saturday, February 17 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Vermeer's painting, Milkmaid.Vermeer, Beyond Time
Meet painter Joanness Vermeer and his artistic contemporaries of the short-lived Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. Narrated by Steve Martin, this profile focuses on both Vermeer's work and his family life, examining his individual paintings and what has come to be known as the Vermeer style — the representation of light, the interplay of color, and the effects of perspective across places and objects.
Sunday, February 18 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/19 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Program title graphicPinkalicious & Peterrific Premiere
Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks. Aimed at kids 3-5, this new animated series encourages children to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, including music, dance, theater and visual arts. Get creative with Pinkalicious, Peter and all their friends in Pinkville!
Mondays at 9 am ET, begins February 19
Repeats 2/23 at 9 am ET


Pictured: Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.Independent Lens
“Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”

Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity. Pictured: Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
Monday, February 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/21 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Homes in the MacFarlane Homestead Historic District.Graceful Voices
During the land boom of the 1920s, real estate developer George Merrick launched his dream of creating America's first fully planned community, Coral Gables - known as the "Miami Riviera." Behind the grand gates of Coral Gables is the MacFarlane Homestead Historic District, developed as a black residential neighborhood by Merrick, where many Bahamian immigrants built homes that have been in their families for generations. GRACEFUL VOICES captures the stories and experiences of the Bahamian and African American women who were born there, forged lifelong friendships, and developed a passion for their community.
Monday, February 19 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 2/21 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: Frontline logoFrontline
“Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia, Part 1”

Examine the dangerous rivalry between that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war in the new 2-part special. From revolution in Iran, reaction Saudi Arabia and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, see how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict. In part 2: While Iran extends its power from Iraq into Syria and Lebanon, Saudi Arabia is making a stand in Yemen, with deadly consequences for the region.
Tuesdays, February 20 & 27 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhino.Nature
“The Last Rhino”

Meet Sudan, the last male of his kind, the northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard. Trace his harrowing journey as scientists and animal experts race to save the species before it dies out forever.
Wednesday, February 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/28 at Noon ET


February 22-28
Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logoAsk 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: Guests: Dr. Kris Dosh, Cardiology; and Dr. Yazan Khouri, Interventional Cardiology. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, February 22 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/23 at Noon ET


Pictured: 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award Helen Mirren.Great Performances
“Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine”

The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. The awards are televised here for the first time, and Helen Mirren will receive the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.
Friday, February 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/27 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Media Meet program logoMedia Meet
“Bicycle Traffic Safety”

A discussion of efforts to improve traffic safety for bicyclists, who have grown by 39% over the past decade. The focus is on Michigan bike accidents and fatalities and proposals to better prevent them.
Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 2/25 at 2:30 pm ET


Pictured: High School Bowl series logoHigh School Bowl
“Westwood vs West Iron County; Chassell vs Menominee”

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 Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, February 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/26 at Noon ET


Pictured: Sean Swarner in fur-trimmed parka.True North: The Sean Swarner Story
Follows inspirational adventurer and two-time cancer survivor Sean Swarner on his quest to reach the North Pole and become the world’s first cancer survivor to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam: scaling the highest point on all seven continents and then hiking to the North and South Poles. Only a handful of people have ever done it, but no one against the overwhelming odds Sean faced.
Sunday, February 25 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 2/28 at 1 pm ET


Pictured: Fred Rogers.Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is a "television visit" between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. The series is geared primarily to 2 to 5 year olds, but appropriate for all ages. With his caring and trusting ways, Mister Rogers creates a calm, safe place for children to learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them. While some adults wonder what makes this television program so fascinating, the children know: Mister Rogers brings them a one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth and offers them a place where they feel accepted and understood.
Special Aniversary Week: Monday-Friday at 10 am ET, February 26-March 2 Only

Pictured: Harold EdmondIndependent Lens
“Rat Film”

Trace the history of Baltimore through this provocative film that uses the rat--as well as the humans who love them, live with them and kill them--to chronicle the systemized oppression in impoverished communities far beyond the city's borders.
Monday, February 26 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: David Kennedy and Condoleezza RiceAmerican Creed
Join former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy and a diverse group of Americans to explore whether a unifying set of beliefs--an American creed--can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us.
Tuesday, February 27 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/28 at 2 pm ET


Pictured: Emperor penguins walking in a row, Antarctica.Nature
“Snowbound: Animals of Winter”

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it’s a harsh reality to these animals.
Wednesday, February 28 at 8 pm ET
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Pictured: baseball legend Billy BeaneNOVA
“Prediction by the Numbers”

Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail. Explore entertaining real-world challenges and join experts as they tackle that age-old question: Can we forecast the future?
Wednesday, February 28 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/1 at Noon ET


Pictured: Thomas SungFrontline
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family’s fight to clear their names. Pictured: Thomas Sung.
Wednesday, February 28 at 10 pm ET