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Pictured: Landscape around the Bus in Alaska. Return to the Wild - The Chris McCandless Story
Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild. McCandless’ letters as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.
Thursday, July 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 7/3 at Noon ET

Pictured: Charlestown project house This Old House Hour
“Charlestown Project, Part 5”

Richard works with fireplace expert John Sullivan to rough in the ductwork for the new direct vent gas fireplace units. Norm and Tom add some subtle Greek Revival details to the interior window trim package. For inspiration for her own urban garden, Roger takes homeowner Angela Daigle to see some hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. In the second half of the hour, Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch in a living room.
Thursday, July 2 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Landscape around the Bus in Alaska. Return to the Wild - The Chris McCandless Story
Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild. McCandless’ letters as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.
Friday, July 3 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mount Rushmore monument Mount Rushmore: American Experience
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota’s Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents. Together they constitute the world’s largest sculpture. The massive tableau inspires awe and bemusement. How, and when, was it carved? Who possessed the audacity to create such a gargantuan work? The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself. It is the tale of a hyperactive, temperamental artist whose talent and determination propelled the project, even as his ego and obsession threatened to tear it apart. It is the story of hucksterism and hyperbole, of a massive public works project in the midst of an economic depression. And it is the story of dozens of ordinary Americans who suddenly found themselves suspended high on a cliff face with drills and hammers as a sculptor they considered insane, Gutzon Borglum, directed them in the creation of what some would call a monstrosity and others a masterpiece. Michael Murphy narrates.
Friday, July 3 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Frank Church Wilderness, Idaho 50 Years of Wilderness
Idaho Public Television visits each of Idaho's designated Wilderness areas – the Selway Bitterroot, Craters of the Moon, Sawtooth, Hells Canyon, Gospel Hump, Frank Church River of No Return, and Owyhee Canyonlands – to explore what we've learned since the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act. See two proposed wilderness areas: the Boulder-White Clouds of central Idaho and north Idaho's Scotchman Peaks and explore some of the issues surrounding Wilderness while experiencing some absolutely stunning country.
Friday, July 3 at 2 pm ET
Repeats 7/6 at Noon ET

Pictured: The National Mall, looking east from the Washington Monument. The National Mall - America’s Front Yard
The United States National Mall, set in the heart of Washington, DC, is a place unlike any other on earth, and its history is equally fascinating. This special reveals the surprising and inspiring story of the Mall’s evolution.
Friday, July 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 7/4 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Annie Lennox Great Performances
“Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert”

Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. In her latest album, Nostalgia, Lennox reveals yet another dimension to her formidable talent. Although jazz is not the genre for which she is best known, she could no longer resist the magnetic pull of some of the most memorable melodies and lyrics from the American Songbook — songs like “Summertime,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “You Belong to Me,” “I Cover the Waterfront” and “God Bless the Child.” Lennox’s sublime interpretations bring a hypnotic intimacy to these timeless classics.
Friday, July 3 at 10 pm ET

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Join host Jim Koski for our 37th High School Bowl quiz tournament. U.P. and northern Wisconsin teams compete in a battle of speed and knowledge. Exercise your brain, play along and cheer on your local team.
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Host Bill Hart and guests explore the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region.
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2015 Great Grand Giveaway Drawing is July 9 at 3 pm et

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