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Pictured: program title graphic Hoax or History: The Michigan Relics
It was arguably the largest archeological fraud in North America -- thousands of artifacts were discovered in burial mounds in 17 Michigan counties from the late 1800s to the early 1920s. This documentary examines a controversial piece of Michigan history that became a national news story in 1910. Filled with mystery and flamboyant characters, the tale of the Michigan relics continues to intrigue.
Thursday, October 20 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Artist with piece made from recycled materials. Reclaim
New documentary film about a group of artists in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as they create environmentally conscious art out of recycled materials. The creative process heals some of the artists who deal with the death of a young woman in their community. The message of the film is that something ugly or discarded can be transformed into art.
Thursday, October 20 at 2 pm ET
Repeats 10/23 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: A view of the Arno River from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. When the World Answered
Nearly 50 years ago, torrential rains in northwestern and central Italy caused massive flooding throughout the area, including Florence. As the waters rose, so did concerns about the city’s treasured masterpieces. And then the worst-case scenario became reality: 14,000 works of art and rare books were destroyed. This film looks back at the worldwide Herculean efforts to save and restore the artwork of Florence. The documentary also explores modern-day efforts to recognize a group of women artists who made significant contributions during Florence's time of need. Filmed on location in Italy, the film features archival footage and a new interview with legendary Italian director/producer Franco Zeffirelli, whose 1966 documentary Florence: Days of Destruction showed the flood's impact and helped rally the world to help..
Thursday, October 20 at 2:30 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 g.g. gordon welcomes guests: Dick Graybill of Ishpeming, Phillip Toutant of Marquette and Jeremy Pickens of Marquette. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, October 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 10/21 at Noon ET

Pictured: Cast of Indian Summers season two. Indian Summers Season 2 on Masterpiece
“Part 5”

The series described by Variety as “picturesque, wonderfully soapy and set against a rich historical backdrop” returns for a second season. It’s 1935 in Simla—an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas. In part 5, Lord Hawthorne wants Adam arrested for setting him afire. Alice and Aafrin’s affair teeters on exposure. A marriage descends into sadism. The dead and presumed dead return.
Thursday, October 20 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: program title graphic The Real Adam Smith
“Morality and Markets”

In this 2-part series, Swedish author, commentator and Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores Adam Smith’s life, his ideas about morality and economics, and how the concepts he discussed in his books and lectures are still relevant today. Hour one explores Smith’s life and role in the Scottish Enlightenment, his thoughts on empathy and how we distinguish right from wrong. French wine, Scottish whiskey, and freshly-baked scones all illustrate Smith’s economic principles. True wealth is defined. We discover Smith’s thoughts on the government’s role in markets, his distaste for monopolies/crony capitalism in the form of the East India Company, and his thoughts on the American colonies.
Friday, October 21 at 1 pm (Part 1) & 2 pm (Part 2)

Pictured: program title graphic The Real Adam Smith
“Ideas That Changed the World”

In this 2-part series, Swedish author, commentator and Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores Adam Smith’s life, his ideas about morality and economics, and how the concepts he discussed in his books and lectures are still relevant today. Hour two explores contemporary life and Smith’s influences on the very things we see going on today. Why is Smith widely studied now in China? Ethical businesses, like Whole Foods, showcase the morality Smith insisted was critical to thriving markets. Uber and eBay demonstrate that markets can thrive through the organization and “self-policing” of the participants themselves.
Friday, October 21 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda on stage in Hamilton Hamilton’s America
GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more. Pictured: Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda on stage in Hamilton.
Friday, October 21 at 9 pm ET with an encore at 10:30 pm

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Millions of dollars are hanging in the balance in a legal battle between local governments and big business over the "Dark Store" taxation theory in Michigan. This new documentary by NMU Professor Dwight Brady and journalism students explores the issues.
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Join host Jim Koski for our 38th 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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