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Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Detroit Rescue”

A discussion with author and journalist Charlie LeDuff of circumstances related to America’s largest municipal bankruptcy and the effort to reform and rebuild the “Motor City” for the new millenium. LeDuff is author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, the Marquette area’s current One Book, One Community selection.
Saturday, November 22 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/23 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Menominee vs Lake Linden; Gladstone vs Carney-Nadeau”

Join new 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 37th season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, November 22 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/24 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Great Lakes Now: 2014 Toxic Algae Crisis
In early August, Lake Erie experienced a severe algal bloom causing nearly 400,000 people to be without safe drinking water. It won’t be the last algal bloom crisis of its kind. What affects did algae have on all the Great Lakes this summer and how do we prevent a large crisis like this from happening again? Algal blooms on Lake Erie has seen a rise in recent years due to dissolved phosphorus, a nutrient used in agriculture. However, some farmers are taking new steps, including growing cover crops, to help reduce the harmful nutrient run-off.
Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Performers on stage ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014
In this special, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS presents selected performances from the 2014 Americana Music Festival, the best in American roots music, recorded in Nashville. Performers include Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne and Taj Mahal.
Saturday, November 22 at 11 pm ET


Pictured: Mark Twain Prize recipient Jay Leno Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize
This special celebrates “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes the 17th recipient of the humor prize.
Sunday, November 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/24 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Richard Pryor Richard Pryor: Icon
Richard Pryor’s impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time.
Sunday, November 23 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: Carol Burnett Pioneers of Television
“Carol Burnett & the Funny Ladies”

This program, composed of material from the “Funny Ladies” episode that led off the third season of PIONEERS OF TELEVISION, focuses on Carol Burnett’s television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today’s TV comediennes.
Sunday, November 23 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Navajo veterans featured in the program. Warriors Return
Diné (Navajo) warriors serve in the military to defend their land since, in their view, the United States is still Indian land. They have served proudly and bravely, from the Code talkers in WWII, to the Army Rangers in Viet Nam, to the Army and Reserves who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But their dedication and courage in battle does not protect them when they return home. Many were afraid of losing limbs; they did not anticipate the psychological damage from Post Traumatic Stress. Healing from PTSD is compounded for Navajo and many rural veterans by the problems of traveling long distances to receive care, unemployment, lack of housing, and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, many find help through strong women, traditional healing and western talk therapy to create a new normal.
Sunday, November 23 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 11/28 at 2:30 pm ET

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