September 2018 Program HighlightsAll programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
“Youth Substance Abuse Prevention”
A discussion of efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in middle school, high school and college age young people with NorthCare Network Coordinators Gery Shelafoe and Sandy Chapman, and veteran educator Iris Katers. (Repeat from November 2016)
Saturday, September 1 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/2 at 2:30 pm ET
This series goes behind the scenes in America's museums, where ordinary folks don’t get a chance to go. Get an insider’s view from museum directors, curators and creative personnel. This week, host Leslie Mueller explores Chicago's premier museum destination, the Museum of Science and Industry and the German submarine U-505.
Saturdays at 8:30 pm ET, begins September 1
Repeats Mondays at 12:30 pm ET
The Visionaries presents 6 new shows that celebrate what happens when our inventive spirit is combined with a commitment to the greater good. Sam Waterston leads viewers on an extraordinary odyssey to explore the remarkable capacity Americans have to create innovative solutions to global issues.
Sundays at 10:30 am ET, begins September 2
Market to Market
For more than four decades, this weekly series has covered the issues affecting the nearly $800 billion business of agriculture. The Market to Market team provides expert analysis of the major commodity markets and delivers insight into trends and strategies that help producers and processors cope with changing times.
Sundays at 2 pm ET
Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece
“The Final Problem”
In this encore episode, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long-buried secrets catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a long game indeed and Sherlock and Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?
Sunday, September 2 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/5 at 1 pm ET
Painting Santa Fe
Focusing on the founding of the Santa Fe Arts Colony, Painting Santa Fe tells the fascinating history of Santa Fe, New Mexico and its transformation from an adobe village to a world-renowned center for the arts. The film celebrates the history, artists, and patrons of this unique chapter in American art.
Monday, September 3 at 2 pm ET
“Voices of the Sea”
Follow a 30-something Cuban mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and husband – one desperate to leave, the other content to stay – builds into a family drama after her brother and the couple’s neighbors escape.
Monday, September 3 at 10 pm ET
Alive! In America’s Delta
In this 3-part documentary series, Louisiana Public Broadcasting takes viewers deep into the Mississippi River Delta and the northern Gulf of Mexico to experience one of the few remaining wild frontiers in America.
Tuesdays at 2 pm ET, begins September 4
Ex Libris - The New York Public Library
Go inside one of the great knowledge institutions of the world. The New York Public Library is accessible, open to everyone, and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed.
Tuesday, September 4 at 10 pm ET
Ancient Invisible Cities
Professor Darius Arya explores the hidden secrets of three of the most fascinating cities of the ancient world: Athens, Cairo and Istanbul. 3D scans allow us to view the architectural jewels of these cities as they've never been seen before. This week: Visit Cairo to see how 3D scanning can be used to explore Egypt's ancient treasures, including the Mask of Tutankhamun.
Wednesdays at 9 pm, continues September 5 & 12
Repeats Fridays at 2 pm ET
Chef Laura Theodore is back for a sixth season of Jazzy Vegetarian. The hit cooking show returns with new guests, delicious plant-based recipes from around the globe, and lots of “food with fun” in a brand new kitchen.
Thursdays at 4:30 pm, begins September 6, also at 8 pm on TV13/PLUS 13.3
Media Meet Special: It’s Time to Talk
Watch the TV premiere of the locally-produced documentary about suicide, "It's Time to Talk," followed by a special Media Meet panel discussion on suicide awareness and prevention.
Thursday, September 6 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/7 at Noon & 10 pm ET
Journey to the Wilderness
Acclaimed journalist Frye Gaillard wades into the heritage-vs-hate debate about how we view the Confederacy with a first-person memoir. The former reporter for The Charlotte Observer and author of over 20 books on the history and culture of the South reflects on his own family’s 250-year history of membership in the Southern aristocracy which included owning hundreds of slaves.
Thursday, September 6 at 10 pm ET
Elizabeth Murray: American Masters
Take an intimate look at artist Elizabeth Murray, voiced by Meryl Streep. This film chronicles her remarkable journey from an impoverished childhood to artistic maverick, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.
Friday, September 7 at 9 pm ET
This season of Quilting Arts sizzles with excitement. We’re here to blow up the rules, and change the way you look at contemporary quilting. This week, explore imagery with contemporary quilter Susan Shie, free motion master Jill Jensen, and host Susan Brubaker Knapp demostrating batique techniques.
Saturdays at 10:30 am ET, begins September 8
“Suicide Awareness and Prevention”
A program on Michigan’s leading cause of death among teens and young adults on the occasion of a Marquette County produced documentary film aimed at awareness, hope and prevention. Guests: Marquette County Health Department Health Educator Sarah Derwin; Pathways Community Mental Health Outpatient Services Supervisor Ashley Jenema; and Dial Help Rural Coordinator Kristine Putz.
Saturday, September 8 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/9 at 2:30 pm ET
The Miniaturist on Masterpiece
See what happens when a teen bride's new husband gives her an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet that is a miniature replica of their home—and seems to predict and unravel the future with unsettling precision. In part 1, Nella marries to rescue her family from financial ruin and her rich husband is not all she imagined. 3-part series.
Sundays at 9 pm ET, September 9-23
Repeats Thursdays at 10 pm ET
My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece
Follow the affairs of Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan), her husband, Michael, their daughter Emma and son Francis in this encore of the 5-part series set in Northern Ireland during World War II. Aaron Staton is Captain Dreyfuss, the American Army officer who upends Rose’s life. In part 1, learn how Rose meets Capt. Dreyfuss. Emma goes on a date and incites an international incident. Rose defends an airman.
Sundays at 10 pm ET, September 9-October 7
Repeats Mondays at 2 pm ET
Created and hosted by Dan Barham, VISIONKEEPERS profiles individuals and organizations across the United States making an impact through innovative methods and programs focused on sustainability, the environment, education and community. This week, visit South Carolina to learn about the green roof revolution; a locally focused coop incubates farms and food enterprises; and an innovative bridge helps protect the marshland ecosystem.
Sundays at 11 pm ET, begins September 9
Repeats Tuesdays at 2:30 pm ET
Public Eye News
At the start of a new semester, Northern Michigan University students gather at the WNMU-TV studios in a unique student organization—Public Eye News. Under the direction of student producers, they create a daily 15-minute newscast, broadcast on Public TV 13, which includes national and local news stories, weather and sports. Participants get to experience different crew positions like camera and audio, and learn about the technology of television and working on a deadline in a professional environment. From news-gathering, to writing, to anchoring the newscast, everything you see on Public Eye News is done by students. Series returns this week.
Monday-Friday at 4 pm ET, begins September 10
Amanpour and Company
Examine the global issues, domestic news and trends impacting the world. In a new 1-hour format, host Christiane Amanpour leads conversations with thought leaders and influencers, with additional interviews from Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan.
Monday-Friday at 11 pm ET, begins September 10 with a special premiere at 10 pm ET
The Great American Read
Join host Meredith Vieira in the search for America’s best-loved novel. The voting is underway, and the competition is heating up — any book could win. 7 new episodes lead up to the grand finale when America’s best-loved novel is revealed.
Tuesdays at 8 pm ET, September 11-October 23
Repeats Wednesdays at 1 pm ET
Margaret Mitchell: American Masters
Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind." No ordinary writer — or woman — Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women.
Tuesday, September 11 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/12 at 2 pm ET
“Left Behind America”
FRONTLINE and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent now live in poverty.
Tuesday, September 11 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/13 at 2 pm ET
In the early 20th century, six relatively unknown painters — collectively known as the Taos Society of Artists — helped turn a small mountain village in New Mexico into the premier American art destination. PAINTING TAOS reveals how these young, ambitious artists captured the "vanishing" West for an America on the brink of modernity.
Thursday, September 13 at 1 pm ET
Ask the Doctors
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. David Heichel, Otolaryngology (ears, nose and throat); Dr. Jessica Haloskie, Family Medicine; and Dr. Kathrine Patrin, General Surgery. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, September 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/14 at Noon ET
“Setting Up Shop”
Whether you are just starting out, or have been woodworking for years, you’ll find something new in every episode of the this new 12th season. New host Phil Huber is joined by fellow experienced woodworkers, Chris Fitch and Logan Wittmer. This week: The new cast of the Woodsmith Shop offer their advice for people interesting in setting up a woodworking shop. They’ll look at the space, tools, and share stories of their own first shops.
Fridays at 4:30 pm ET, begins September 14, also at 8 pm ET on TV13/PLUS 13.3
Basquiat: American Masters
Discover the anonymous graffiti artist turned rock star of the early '80s art scene in New York whose work ultimately commanded millions. It took less than a decade for the accountant's son from Brooklyn to rise to dizzying heights.
Friday, September 14 at 9 pm ET
“Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey”
Discover the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, a Mexican-American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary international photography career.
Friday, September 14 at 10:30 pm ET
Joanne Weir Gets Fresh
The award-winning and internationally admired cooking teacher, author, and restaurateur uses her vast culinary experience and relaxed, down-to-earth approach to help viewers create healthy meals while highlighting the unique and vibrant flavors of fresh ingredients. This week, Joanne Weir shines a light on winter vegetables.
Saturdays at Noon ET, begins September 15
“Peter White Public Library Tax Proposal”
Discussion of a local November ballot proposal to recoup $224,000 in tax repeal funding losses that would restore important services. The measure would appear on the ballot in five of the library’s service areas. Guests: Peter White Public Library Director Andrea Ingmire; Library Board Member John Mallo; 'Vote Yes Committee member Janet Joswiak of Chocolay Township; and Powell Township Resident Kathy Nelson.
Saturday, September 15 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/16 at 2:30 pm ET
The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?
A new family is moving into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and Daniel wonders if there will be a new friend for him. The Tiger Family welcomes the neighbors and helps them adjust to their new surroundings. Daniel lends an extra hand to help his neighbors make their new place feel like home.
September 17, 19 and 21 at 9:30 am ET
“Celebrating Latino Heritage”
Discover amazing items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an updated appraisal of as much as $2.2 million, now the highest-valued items in the entire "Roadshow" archive.
Monday, September 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/18 at Noon ET
Visit the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn and meet a group of tenacious women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.
Monday, September 17 at 10 pm ET
Harper Lee: American Masters
Explore the mysterious life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The documentary examines social changes the novel inspired, while interviewees reflect on the book’s power, influence and popularity. Updated with new content to reflect the release of Lee’s 2015 novel, Go Set a Watchman.
Tuesday, September 18 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/21 at 2 pm ET
The Amazing Human Body
Explore the internal mechanics of the human body through pioneering graphics and captivating scientific case studies. Witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep the body motoring and the scientists guessing. 3 episodes air in one evening.
Wednesday, September 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/20 at Noon ET
Ask 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: Brian Sheridan of Ishpeming, Dick Graybill of Ishpeming, and Steve Pence of Marquette. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, September 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/21 at Noon ET
Art in the Twenty-First Century
“Johannesburg” and “Berlin”
Visit artists at work in three urban centers: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The artists draw inspiration from the culture and history that influence their surroundings and respond to the issues of our time. Tonight, two episodes visit artists in Johannesburg and Berlin. Next Friday, San Francisco.
Fridays at 9 pm ET, September 21 & 28
“Neighborhood Business Legislation”
About half of Michigan jobs come from Small Business, and the share is even greater in the Upper Peninsula. Guests State Representatives Scott Dianda and Sarah Cambensy, and the Small Business Development Center's Joshua Billington talk about growth challenges and proposals affecting our region. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/23 at 2:30 pm ET
Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III
Celebrate the legendary singer-songwriter in this triumphant 2012 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Hot August Night collection, this magical evening captures Diamond’s renowned musical prowess.
Saturday, September 22 at 7 pm ET and 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/24 at 1 pm ET
Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew
Follow Anne Shirley's journey to Queen's College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining?
Sunday, September 23 at 7:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/25 at 1 pm ET
Meet two Sierra Leonean healthcare workers who heroically face the Ebola epidemic in their country, chronicling their remarkable stories during one of the most acute public health crises of the modern era.
Monday, September 24 at 10 pm ET
The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science
Take a look at how the Mayo Clinic, which is "world renowned for its medical arts," has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years, and what it can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today.
Tuesday, September 25 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/26 at 10 pm ET and 9/27 at 1 pm ET
The paintings of Raymond Jonson, Carl von Hassler, Pabilta Velarde, Betty Sabo, Frederick Hammersley and many others tell us about a spirit and a place in a way no other medium can. Painting Albuquerque celebrates the culturally diverse painters who have contributed to Albuquerque's cultural identity and artistic heritage.
Wednesday, September 26 at 2 pm ET
Follow the patients who desperately need transplants to save their lives, see the profound decisions families face in donating the organs of loved ones who die, and learn about the critical shortage of organs and new research into "organs by design."
Wednesday, September 26 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/27 at Noon ET
Ask the Doctors
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, September 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/28 at Noon ET
The Hispanic Heritage Awards
The highest honor in the US given by Latinx people to Latinx people, the Hispanic Heritage Awards recognizes excellence in variety of fields from arts to leadership to STEM and many more, and features special musical performances and celebrity appearances.
Friday, September 28 at 10 pm ET
“Global Issues on Aging”
A look at the recent United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Aging, focusing on a proposed charter for the rights of the elderly. Topics include elder independence and autonomy, long-term and palliative care, and other issues.
Saturday, September 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/30 at 2:30 pm ET
Downton Abbey Season 5 on Masterpiece
Season 5 of the international hit finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties. In episode 1, a working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all, and Edith plays with fire.
Sunday, September 30 at 6:30 pm ET
The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 on Masterpiece
Journey back to Corfu for the third season of the series based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell. An eccentric English family experiences adventure on a Greek isle in the 1930s. 8-part series. In part 1, Louisa tries to persuade Leslie to get rid of two of his three girlfriends, Margot to find a hobby and Gerry to give up some of his pets.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, September 30 - November 18
Repeats Tuesdays at 1 pm ET
Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece
It's 1796, and to defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils in this new 8-part season. In the premiere of season 4 part 1, the Prime Minister calls an election; Demelza feels trapped; Sam and Drake are accused of murder.
Sundays at 9 pm ET, September 30-November 18
Repeats Mondays at 1 pm ET