Local Underwriters
Support Our Partners Who Support the Shows You Enjoy

link to ValuePBS website Learn More at the Protect My Public Media site

Public Radio 90 link button

View All Program Highlights for the Month of December


Pictured: program title graphic iQ: smartparent
“Tune In, Tune Out”

IQ: SMARTPARENT equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. The three-part series addresses children's media consumption — from helping them discern between fiction and reality to safeguarding their online identities. Host Angela Santomero created and executive produced Blue’s Clueson Nick Jr., and Super Why!and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhoodon PBS KIDS. Santomero also hosts PBS' The Parent Showat PBSparents.org and writes a personal blog about parenting at AngelasClues.com.
Thursday, December 18 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Lawyers program logo Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week, host Matt Surrell welcomes guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668. Series is now shown in HD on Thursday nights on TV13HD, Channel 13.2.
Thursday, December 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 12/19 at Noon ET

Pictured: Charlestown project house This Old House Hour
“Charlestown Project, Part 7”

Tom conceals a basement door behind a system of rails and stiles that look like paneling. Marble specialist Danny Puccio shows Kevin the new Cararra marble island top. Richard learns how a homeowner is turning one of Boston’s lighthouses into a summer home. Norm and Tom restore the old, weather-beaten front steps with a grinder, a router, some epoxy and a non-slip exterior paint. In the second half of the hour, Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner, and electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring.
Thursday, December 18 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: program title graphic Get the Math 2.0
This special uses real-world scenarios to help middle- and high-school students develop algebraic thinking skills with a focus on reasoning. By engaging students in algebra’s connection to a variety of careers, GET THE MATH answers the age-old question, “How is this ever going to help me in the real world?” The half-hour program, the follow-up to the successful 2011 special Get the Math,motivates students with engaging algebra-based challenges presented by young, relatable professionals. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, these young professionals — a chef, an NBA player and a special-effects designer — pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens.
Friday, December 19 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Tommy MacDonald Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac
This series invites viewers into the world of respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, as he travels to historic landmarks to gain design inspiration and then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques needed to create future family heirlooms. In each episode, MacDonald shares his skills and best practices, providing detailed project instructions for anyone interested in learning the basics of the craft. For the more experienced enthusiast, Tommy also showcases his more complex projects with advanced tips and techniques.
Fridays at 4:30 pm ET, begins December 19

Pictured: Actor John Rhys-Davies and Soprano Deborah Voigt Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys
Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas concert of holiday favorites.
Friday, December 19 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: The St. Olaf Choir Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
This Christmas special was filmed in Trondheim, Norway's magnificent Nidaros Dom cathedral, one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Featured performers include the renowned voices of the St. Olaf Choir, the premier mixed voice choral ensemble from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, conducted by Anton Armstrong and Jentekor, the girl choir of Nidaros conducted by Anita Brevik. The program showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English as well as accompaniment by a string quartet, piano, organ and Hardanger Fiddle, a traditional Norwegian instrument. The St. Olaf Choir, the pioneer a cappella choir in the U.S., has a long standing relationship with Norway, dating back to 1874 when St. Olaf College was founded by a group of Norwegian-American pastors.
Friday, December 19 at 10 pm ET

December Program Highlights

Festival Fundraiser logoThanks for Your Support during our Go Public! 2014 fundraiser. Our Partners in Programming are our most important source of funding. If you haven't done it already, please consider becoming a Partner and support your local public TV station today!
Donate online any time, day or night

or call 800-227-9668, M-F, 8-5 pm ET.

teams on High School Bowl set Watch High School Bowl Online:
2013-14 Season Games Now Available
Join host G.G. Gordon for our 36th 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.
Local and PBS programs are available in our video player at wnmuvideo.nmu.edu

Paul Sturgal Watch Media Meet Online:
All Episodes Available on Our Video Site
Host Bill Hart and guests explore the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region.
Local and PBS programs are available in our video player at wnmuvideo.nmu.edu

Local Content Report image WNMU-TV’s mission is to provide the communities in our region with programming and media services that inform, inspire and educate. Locally produced programs like High School Bowl, Media Meet and our popular Ask the... call-in series provide viewers with original content that enhances their lives, especially in our sprawling broadcast area of widely spaced small communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.
Read more in our updated Local Content & Service Report (356k PDF download)

FanFare Program Guide Cover Our monthly program guide, FanFare, contains detailed primetime listings, primetime grid, daytime grid, highlights of noteable programs, and Fresh Airings -- a listing of new programs airing during the month. Download a PDF of FanFare each month, or become a Public TV 13 Partner and get a printed FanFare guide in your mailbox each month.
Download Dec. FanFare PDF    Dec. Primetime Grid    
Dec. Daytime Grid
View Interactive Schedule Grid with all three Public TV 13 channels

Learn more at Protect My Public Media site Let Congress know your opinion on government support for public broadcasting services.

We encourage you to make your voice heard and become involved at ProtectMyPublicMedia.org (formerly 170MillionAmericans.org).

From all of us at Public TV 13, thank you for your support!

Index: TV13 Programs A-Z

Search WNMU-TV

Missed a Program?

Donate Online
PBS LearningMedia link button
NMU link button
Shop the Downton Abbey Jewellery Collection!