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Pictured: Series host Deborah Norville with crochet expert Robyn Chachula. Knit and Crochet Now!
Hosted by television personality Deborah Norville (new this season), this series offers a unique blend of expert advice, creative patterns and useful tips designed to provide viewers with the knowledge they need to create exciting knitting and crochet projects. The team of experts include: Kristin Nicholas, a knitwear and stitchery designer known for her artful use of color and stitch patterns; Maggie Pace, a business owner of a knitting design company; Robyn Chacula, a fashion designer and engineer; and Drew Emborsky, "The Crochet Dude." Each of the guests demonstrate the most popular techniques for creating lace, purses, multicolored patterns, felting, socks and more. Field pieces also highlight the latest industry news, the best knitting and crochet blogs, and interviews with the top artists in color and apparel design.
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins February 6

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Marquette BLP Upgrade”

Public TV 13’s weekly public affairs program explores the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region. This week: A review of plans to replace the current power generation system for the city-owned Marquette Board of Light and Power.
Saturday, February 6 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 2/7 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Menominee vs Carney-Nadeau; Marquette vs Cedarville”

Join 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 38th season of High School Bowl. This week, the last two games in the first round.
Saturday, February 6 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: Austin City Limits program logo Austin City Limits
“Leon Bridges/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Fort Worth native Bridges channels an earlier era with songs from his debut LP Coming Home. Denver shouter/songwriter Rateliff centers on the self-titled debut with his band the Night Sweats.
Saturday, February 6 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Backstage Pass
“Having A Ball: Best of Season 5”

Mixing intimate performance with personal interviews and behind the scenes footage, this series from Lansing is your front-row center seat for diverse music from Michigan’s most talented artists. Whether the style is rock, jazz, folk, country, classical, or R&B, the second season of BACKSTAGE PASS delivers outstanding entertainment. This week: Highlights from the fifth season of BackStage Pass, featuring The Hard Lessons, Simien the Whale, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Mustard Plug, Funktion and more.
Saturday, February 6 at Midnight ET


Pictured: Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Andrew Scarborough as Mr. Drewe Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece
“Part 5”

The year is 1925. Momentous changes threaten the great house, its owners and staff, and past scandals are looming. The beloved ensemble is back for the farewell performance, closing the book on a television legend. This week: Thomas makes Andy a generous offer. Spratt rescues Denker. A powerful politician comes to dinner. Robert upsets the family. Mary gets suspicious.
Sunday, February 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, Oliver/Zac Barker as Master George, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, and Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece
“Part 6”

The year is 1925. Momentous changes threaten the great house, its owners and staff, and past scandals are looming. The beloved ensemble is back for the farewell performance, closing the book on a television legend. This week: The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped.
Sunday, February 7 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 2/8 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor). Mercy Street
“The Belle Alliance”

Follow a colorful cast of characters — doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists — who intersect in the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War. This week: During a Union ball at their house, the Green girls and Frank initiate a daring plan to help him escape. Mary releases Dr. Foster, still shaky from his detox, from his “quarantine” so he can guide Samuel through a delicate operation.
Sunday, February 7 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 2/12 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: A recreation of Abraham Lincoln's log cabin home. Young Lincoln
This documentary examines how the joys and trials of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood years formed his personality, shaped his early political notions and molded his character. Features several notable historians who share their insight on this little-known chapter in Lincoln's life and legacy, and ocuses on Lincoln's close bonds with his family, and the numerous personal tragedies that he was forced to endure during his formative years. His childhood experiences would shaped his attitudes, molded his character and cast a dark shadow of depression that would remain deeply ingrained in him throughout his life.
Sunday, February 7 at 11 pm ET

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