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June 2017 Program Highlights
All programs highlighted air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.

Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“Cancer”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Ross Siemers, Medical Oncology; Dr. Patrick Bulinski, General Surgery; and Dr. James Baer, Radiation Oncology. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, June 1 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/2 at Noon ET

Pictured: Augusta Chiwy and nurses. Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne
Learn the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge. Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism.
Thursday, June 1 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: DW with her birthday cake. Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday
Time to put on your party hats and dancing shoes - D.W. is turning five! When her birthday doesn't go as planned, D.W. runs away to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, Arthur has skipped her birthday party to go on a school trip to the planetarium - but instead of transporting him into outer space, it transports him 4 years into the future! This is one party you don't want to miss.
Friday, June 2 at 6:30 am ET

Pictured: Peabody Awards logo The 76th Annual Peabody Awards
Join host Rashida Jones to honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. The evening spotlights all 30 winners, along with achievement awards for Norman Lear and ITVS.
Friday, June 2 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic PBS Previews: The Vietnam War
This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film.
Friday, June 2 at 10:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“NMU Broadband Project”

An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/4 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Trees in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five
Celebrate the grandeur and majesty of Utah’s five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony. See stunning iconic images, grand vistas and secret locations in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks.
Saturday, June 3 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 6/5 at Noon ET

Pictured: Ringo, John Paul and George from the centerfold of  the BeatlesŐ Sgt. PepperŐs Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking album that ranks #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Features material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road Studios.
Saturday, June 3 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/8 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: Jeff Hanna, Bob Carpenter, Jimmie Fadden, John McEuen Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:
50 Years and Circlin’ Back

Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.
Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: Alabama Shakes Austin City Limits
“Alabama Shakes/Vintage Trouble”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, thrill to the rocking R&B sounds of Alabama Shakes and Vintage Trouble. The Shakes showcase their latest LP, Sound and Vision, during their second ACL appearance. Vintage Trouble make their debut emphasizing their most recent album, 1 Hopeful Road.
Saturday, June 3 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Inside Grand Hotel
Explore Grand Hotel’s iconic spaces to learn what has made this unique Mackinac Island destination an icon of success for more than 125 years. Cameras become virtual guests at the hotel, exploring rooms and suites that most guests never see while sharing how the hotel continues to find new ways to pamper and promote the relaxation of its guests.
Sunday, June 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: President and Mrs. Kennedy at the pre-inaugural gala at the National Armory, January 19, 1961. JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala
Enjoy performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more in this presidential gala event taped in 1961 but never broadcast on television. Pictured: President and Mrs. Kennedy at the pre-inaugural gala at the National Armory, January 19, 1961.
Sunday, June 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Matthew and Lady Mary Weddings of Downton Abbey
Join Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley) for a bridal bouquet of favorite “I Do” moments from the series. Features new interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, the creative team who brought these romantic relationships to life.
Sunday, June 4 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/5 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Image a Google search on who invented the Internet. ForEveryone.Net
A 33-year-old computer programmer named Tim Berners-Lee changed the world forever when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. His visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in how we communicate and participate in public life. After 25 years outside the spotlight, Sir Tim Berners-Lee emerges to tell his story for the first time and discuss new threats to Internet access as we know it.
Sunday, June 4 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 6/5 at 2:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Trees in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five
Celebrate the grandeur and majesty of Utah’s five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony. See stunning iconic images, grand vistas and secret locations in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks.
Monday, June 5 at Noon ET

Pictured: Matthew and Lady Mary Weddings of Downton Abbey
Join Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley) for a bridal bouquet of favorite “I Do” moments from the series. Features new interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, the creative team who brought these romantic relationships to life.
Monday, June 5 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Image a Google search on who invented the Internet. ForEveryone.Net
A 33-year-old computer programmer named Tim Berners-Lee changed the world forever when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. His visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in how we communicate and participate in public life. After 25 years outside the spotlight, Sir Tim Berners-Lee emerges to tell his story for the first time and discuss new threats to Internet access as we know it.
Monday, June 5 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Paul Simon on stage Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park
Join the legendary musician on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park. Performances range from “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer” to “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “Late in the Evening.”
Monday, June 5 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/6 at 1 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Paul Simon on stage Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park
Join the legendary musician on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park. Performances range from “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer” to “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “Late in the Evening.”
Tuesday, June 6 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard recording The American Epic Sessions
Witness a historic recording session led by Jack White and T Bone Burnett with top artists, including Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (pictured), Elton John, Nas, Taj Mahal, Alabama Shakes, Beck, and Los Lobos, as they recreate America’s musical past using a vintage 1920s recording lathe.
Tuesday, June 6 at 8 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Inside Grand Hotel
Explore Grand Hotel’s iconic spaces to learn what has made this unique Mackinac Island destination an icon of success for more than 125 years. Cameras become virtual guests at the hotel, exploring rooms and suites that most guests never see while sharing how the hotel continues to find new ways to pamper and promote the relaxation of its guests.
Wednesday, June 7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with view of hills and rainstorm. Portrait of a Landscape: The Flint Hills
Long ago, 250 million acres of prairie extended their reach across Canada to Texas. Today the tallgrass prairie is almost entirely gone, claimed and farmed by settlers and early pioneers. But in the Midwest, Kansas was lucky. Due to the rocky soil that is made mostly of limestone, the prairie was spared the plow and survived. See the beauty of the Flint Hills through a visually stunning portrait, photographed in high-definition digital perfection, featuring the glorious prairie during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring. Gorgeous wildflowers, magnificent landscapes, dramatic prairie fires and tremendous thunderstorms are all part of the visual impact of the Flint Hills, showcased by magnificent aerial digital video.
Wednesday, June 7 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Pavarotti at Madison Square Garden Great Performances
“Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages”

Celebrate the sound of the tenor who extended his presence far beyond opera. The program includes arias from Italian operas; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini; and popular duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.
Wednesday, June 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/11 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Bust of Beethoven Classical Rewind (My Music Presents)
Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police, among others
Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: President and Mrs. Kennedy at the pre-inaugural gala at the National Armory, January 19, 1961. JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala
Enjoy performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more in this presidential gala event taped in 1961 but never broadcast on television. Pictured: President and Mrs. Kennedy at the pre-inaugural gala at the National Armory, January 19, 1961.
Thursday, June 8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Feeding Africa’s Children
Many of the poorest countries in the world rely on western donors to provide their food for school children. But some of the very poorest countries are turning the whole thing on its head. As some of the world’s intense wars, terrorist occupations, even famines carry on about them – two desperately poor African nations are feeding their own school children, using food grown locally, by local farmers. It not only feeds children, but it provides a way of life for small farmers who can’t compete with free food from oversees.
Thursday, June 8 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: A pair of Bald Eagles interact at thier nest site. The Eagles of Decorah
Take a captivating look into the private lives of this family of bald eagles that became an internet sensation after the installation of a live webcam that provided revealing looks into their everyday lives – from hatching eggs, to nurturing eaglets, to learning to fly. After a violent thunderstorm destroyed the nest in 2015, the documentary follows the efforts of the Raptor Resource Project to rebuild it and restore the home of these iconic birds.
Thursday, June 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/9 at Noon ET

Pictured: Ringo, John Paul and George from the centerfold of  the BeatlesŐ Sgt. PepperŐs Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking album that ranks #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Features material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road Studios.
Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: A pair of Bald Eagles interact at thier nest site. The Eagles of Decorah
Take a captivating look into the private lives of this family of bald eagles that became an internet sensation after the installation of a live webcam that provided revealing looks into their everyday lives – from hatching eggs, to nurturing eaglets, to learning to fly. After a violent thunderstorm destroyed the nest in 2015, the documentary follows the efforts of the Raptor Resource Project to rebuild it and restore the home of these iconic birds.
Friday, June 9 at Noon ET

Pictured: Host Tom Daldin Under the Radar Live!
Enjoy this entertaining one-hour special from the series that explores everything from Michigan restaurants and museums, to cool businesses and neighborhoods. Features host Tom Daldin, producer Jim Edelman, Eric Tremonte and a special musical guest. Discover more people, places and things that are unique about Michigan. New for 2017.
Friday, June 9 at 2 pm ET
Repeats 6/10 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., original members of The Fifth Dimension The 60s Generation (My Music)
Join host Michelle Phillips for an all-star concert featuring 1960s hit-makers the Mamas & the Papas, the New Rascals, Roger McGuinn, the Association, Eric Burdon, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Blood, Sweat & Tears, Jackie DeShannon and more.
Friday, June 9 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/11 at 9:30 pm and 6/14 at 1 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Elder Abuse”

It’s a crime that affects our communities every day. Experts discuss the frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. Guests: Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Long-Term Care Programs Director Mark Bomberg, Retired UPCAP Quality Assurance Specialist Cathy Klintworth, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto and Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese.
Saturday, June 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/11 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Host Tom Daldin Under the Radar Live!
Enjoy this entertaining one-hour special from the series that explores everything from Michigan restaurants and museums, to cool businesses and neighborhoods. Features host Tom Daldin, producer Jim Edelman, Eric Tremonte and a special musical guest. Discover more people, places and things that are unique about Michigan. New for 2017.
Saturday, June 10 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 6/13 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents)
Perennially popular singer Johnny Mathis, the voice of romance for more than two generations, celebrated his fiftieth year as a recording artist with a gala concert performance in October 2006. Features Mathis' most memorable hits as well as vintage television clips from the 1950s through the 90s with such guest stars as Andy Williams, Johnny Carson, Deniece Williams and Nancy Reagan.
Saturday, June 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/12 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain Transatlantic Sessions
For more than twenty years Jerry Douglas - dobro master from Nashville and Aly Bain - the Shetland fiddle virtuoso have been inviting their friends from both sides of the pond to get together and play. And when your friends include the likes of Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, and James Taylor (just to name a few), you know you're in for something really special. See what unfolds when some of the best singer-songwriters of our time stop playing for an audience, and start playing just for the sake of the music.
Saturday, June 10 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/12 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, June 10 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Filmmaker Ken Burns Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller
“American Sampler”

The program explores the tremendous depth and breadth of Burns’s work with a special emphasis on films that reveal the unique American character such as Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others.
Sunday, June 11 at 6:30 pm ET

Pictured: Pavarotti at Madison Square Garden Great Performances
“Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages”

Celebrate the sound of the tenor who extended his presence far beyond opera. The program includes arias from Italian operas; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini; and popular duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.
Sunday, June 11 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., original members of The Fifth Dimension The 60s Generation (My Music)
Join host Michelle Phillips for an all-star concert featuring 1960s hit-makers the Mamas & the Papas, the New Rascals, Roger McGuinn, the Association, Eric Burdon, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Blood, Sweat & Tears, Jackie DeShannon and more.
Sunday, June 11 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/14 at 1 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain Transatlantic Sessions
For more than twenty years Jerry Douglas - dobro master from Nashville and Aly Bain - the Shetland fiddle virtuoso have been inviting their friends from both sides of the pond to get together and play. And when your friends include the likes of Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, and James Taylor (just to name a few), you know you're in for something really special. See what unfolds when some of the best singer-songwriters of our time stop playing for an audience, and start playing just for the sake of the music.
Monday, June 12 at Noon ET

Pictured: Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents)
Perennially popular singer Johnny Mathis, the voice of romance for more than two generations, celebrated his fiftieth year as a recording artist with a gala concert performance in October 2006. Features Mathis' most memorable hits as well as vintage television clips from the 1950s through the 90s with such guest stars as Andy Williams, Johnny Carson, Deniece Williams and Nancy Reagan.
Monday, June 12 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Pathways to Prison
The U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, but America's "get tough on crime" era may be evolving, as more people realize the greater societal and economic costs. In this new 60-minute special, Detroit Public TV's One Detroit team explores the forces leading to imprisonment.
Monday, June 12 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/15 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Host Tom Daldin Under the Radar Live!
Enjoy this entertaining one-hour special from the series that explores everything from Michigan restaurants and museums, to cool businesses and neighborhoods. Features host Tom Daldin, producer Jim Edelman, Eric Tremonte and a special musical guest. Discover more people, places and things that are unique about Michigan. New for 2017.
Tuesday, June 13 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Animation of the Buddha gaining enlightenment while sitting under a fig tree The Buddha
Two-and-a-half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of his life, a journey relevant in our own times of violent change and spiritual confusion. Richard Gere narrates.
Tuesday, June 13 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Death row inmate Frontline
“Death By Fire”

With unique access to those closest to the case, FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. The film meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case and explores the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man. Schedule Note: The episode originally scheduled for this week, an encore of "Terror in Europe," is being updated for July.
Tuesday, June 13 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., original members of The Fifth Dimension The 60s Generation (My Music)
Join host Michelle Phillips for an all-star concert featuring 1960s hit-makers the Mamas & the Papas, the New Rascals, Roger McGuinn, the Association, Eric Burdon, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Blood, Sweat & Tears, Jackie DeShannon and more.
Wednesday, June 14 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: A few months old snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus bieti, China. Nature
“Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La”

This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families. The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation and interdependence of them all.
Wednesday, June 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/21 at Noon ET

Pictured: Great White Shark NOVA
“Why Sharks Attack”

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people — and sharks.
Wednesday, June 14 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/15 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mark Evans with a Great White Shark jaw Operation Maneater
“Great White Shark”

In this new 3-part series, veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth. This week, Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years.
Wednesday, June 14 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/15 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Mark Evans with a Great White Shark jaw Operation Maneater
“Great White Shark”

In this new 3-part series, veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth. This week, Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years.
Thursday, June 15 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Pathways to Prison
The U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, but America's "get tough on crime" era may be evolving, as more people realize the greater societal and economic costs. In this new 60-minute special, Detroit Public TV's One Detroit team explores the forces leading to imprisonment.
Thursday, June 15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Lawyers program logo Ask the Lawyers
“Elder Law”

Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week, guest host Paul Sturgul welcomes attorneys: Susan Wideman-Schaible, Marquette; Jonathan Barstow, Green Bay; and Ryan Long, Hurley. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, June 15 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/16 at Noon ET

Pictured: Kevin Kling Kevin Kling: Lost & Found
Storyteller Kling—part humorist, part poet and philosopher, part sacred fool—explores his experience with disability, the one he was born with and the one resulting from a motorcycle accident. Original animations bring his stories vividly to life.
Thursday, June 15 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/16 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Clemence Poesy and Stephen Dillane in a scene from the series. The Tunnel: Sabotage
“Part 1”

Clemence Poesy and Stephen Dillane reunite to investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized young daughter. The case is complicated by a plane crash in the Channel, killing everyone on board. In part 1, join Elise and Karl as they investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel. Note: On channel 13.1, this series will only air in the overnight schedule.
Thursdays at Midnight on 13.3 PLUS and 2 am Friday on 13.1

Friday

Pictured: Kevin Kling Kevin Kling: Lost & Found
Storyteller Kling—part humorist, part poet and philosopher, part sacred fool—explores his experience with disability, the one he was born with and the one resulting from a motorcycle accident. Original animations bring his stories vividly to life.
Friday, June 16 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, with Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc The Great British Baking Show
“Cake”

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back for a fourth season challenging 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain's best, hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with them every step of the way. In the first hour, meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a British classic and a sophisticated and high-end showstopper.
Fridays at 9 pm, June 16-August 4

Pictured: The cast of season four. The Great British Baking Show
“Biscuits”

In hour two, follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking—and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.
Friday, June 16 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Eric Gorges visits potter and musician Akira Satake A Craftsman's Legacy
Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today's world. Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the 21st century. From a clockmaker to a wood turner, to a charimaker, every episode explains the history of a traditional craft and the importance of that craft in the United States today. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen, and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how they live using their talents, and the challenges and importance of keeping that tradition alive in a modern-day world. This week, ERic enters the magical world of clockmaker Nate Bowers.
Saturdays at 3 pm ET, begins June 17

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Grief Support for Children”

A look at how children grieve the loss of a friend or loved one and constructive efforts to help them through it. Guests: Upper Peninsula Children's Bereavement Network Board Member Jean Hetrick, Camp Star Assistant Director Martha Process, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones, and Marquette Area Public Schools Counselor Patti Kawarski.(Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 17 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/18 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Veronika Golodneva and Vaidotas Lacitis representing Lithuania World Dancesport GrandSlam Series
The World Dancesport Grandslam Series attracts the world’s best dancers to compete for the most prestigious titles and the most prize money in the world of dance. This six-part series covers both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the competition. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble, waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep—all in the hopes of being crowned GrandSlam Champion.
Saturdays at 8 pm ET, begins June 17
Repeats 6/19 at Noon ET

Pictured: Rhiannon Giddens Austin City Limits
“James Bay/Rhiannon Giddens”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut Chaos and the Calm. North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn.
Saturday, June 17 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Program title graphic Curiosity Quest
Curiosity Quest is an upbeat family program that explores what the community is curious about. In each episode, Joel Greene takes viewers on an unscripted, hands-on exploration. Curiosity Quest strives to provide entertaining, educational programming for the entire family to enjoy. This week: Mirror mirror on the wall... please tell us how you are made. Join Joel and contest winner, Genna on this unique episode to answer the winning quest letter about how mirrors are made. Greene and Genna travel to North Carolina to experience the fascinating process of mirror making.
Sundays at 10 am ET, begins June 18

Pictured: Captain Ronald Dreyfuss (AARON STATON), Rose Coyne (HATTIE MORAHAN) and Michael Coyne (OWEN MCDONNELL) My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece
“Part 1”

Follow the affairs of Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan), her husband, Michael, their daughter Emma and son Francis in a new 5-part series set in Northern Ireland during World War II. Aaron Staton is Captain Dreyfuss, the American Army officer who upends Rose’s life. In part 1, learn how Rose meets Capt. Dreyfuss. Emma goes on a date and incites an international incident. Rose defends an airman.
Sundays at 8 pm, June 18-July 16
Repeats 6/19 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Robson Green as Geordie Keating, James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Morven Christie as Amanda Grantchester Season 3 on Masterpiece
“Part 1”

James Norton and Robson Green return as an unlikely crime-fighting team in early 1950s England in a new 7-part season. In part 1, see why an impossible situation distracts Sidney from his Christmas duties. Then, when a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified: These are the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.
Sundays at 9 pm, June 18-July 16
Repeats 6/19 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Kiefer Sutherland The Kate
“Kiefer Sutherland”

Taped live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, an intimate 250-seat venue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, THE KATE blends music and stories, honesty and song, and gives the artist and the audience space to explore. In this episode, film and TV star Kiefer Sutherland lays his soul on the line and performs his very personal guitar-driven outlaw country/Americana inspired songs, steeped in storytelling and gritty realism. Featuring songs from his album Down In The Hole.
Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Nature cat and friends Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal's favorite chew toy. Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans
Monday, June 19 at 8 am ET
Repeats 6/21 & 6/23 at 8 am, 6/24 & 6/25 at 9:30 am ET

Pictured: Veronika Golodneva and Vaidotas Lacitis representing Lithuania World Dancesport GrandSlam Series
The World Dancesport Grandslam Series attracts the world’s best dancers to compete for the most prestigious titles and the most prize money in the world of dance. This six-part series covers both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the competition. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble, waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep—all in the hopes of being crowned GrandSlam Champion.
Mondays at Noon ET, begins June 19

Pictured: Robson Green as Geordie Keating, James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Morven Christie as Amanda Grantchester Season 3 on Masterpiece
James Norton and Robson Green return as an unlikely crime-fighting team in early 1950s England in a new 7-part season. In part 1, see why an impossible situation distracts Sidney from his Christmas duties. Then, when a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified: These are the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.
Mondays at 2 pm ET, begins June 19

Pictured: Program title graphic The Nuclear Requiem
Produced 70 years after the creation and first use of nuclear weapons, this film explores the conundrum of humankind's most lethal weapon, investigates the continuing struggle over how to resolve this complex issue, and ponders why nuclear weapons continue to exist. The program incorporates a specifically composed musical piece by French musician Alain Kremski, which is threaded throughout the documentary to help illustrate the unrelenting flow of 70 years as a nuclear world and the continuing challenges it poses for all.
Monday, June 19 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/20 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Program title graphic The Nuclear Requiem
Produced 70 years after the creation and first use of nuclear weapons, this film explores the conundrum of humankind's most lethal weapon, investigates the continuing struggle over how to resolve this complex issue, and ponders why nuclear weapons continue to exist. The program incorporates a specifically composed musical piece by French musician Alain Kremski, which is threaded throughout the documentary to help illustrate the unrelenting flow of 70 years as a nuclear world and the continuing challenges it poses for all.
Tuesday, June 20 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Michael Wood walks through Tiananmen Square The Story of China
“Ancestors/Silk Roads and China Ships”

This new 6-hour series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day. In the first two hours, Michael Wood joins a million people at a festival devoted to ancient gods, hear the tale of China’s bloodthirsty First Emperor and travel the Silk Road to discover the brilliant Tang dynasty.
Tuesdays at 8 pm, June 20, 27 and July 11
Repeats 6/21 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Frontline
“The Secret History of Isis”

Get the inside story of the creation of ISIS — including the ascent of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (pictured) — and learn how the U.S. missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group’s earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders and the American failures to stop ISIS’ brutal rise. Schedule change: The episode originally scheduled for this week, Supplements and Safety, will air next Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 20 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/22 at 2 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Nature cat and friends Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal's favorite chew toy. Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans
Wednesday, June 21 at 8 am ET
Repeats 6/23 at 8 am, 6/24 at 9:30 am, and 6/25 at 9:30 am ET

Pictured: Michael Wood walks through Tiananmen Square The Story of China
This new 6-hour series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day. In the first two hours, Michael Wood joins a million people at a festival devoted to ancient gods, hear the tale of China’s bloodthirsty First Emperor and travel the Silk Road to discover the brilliant Tang dynasty.
Wednesdays at 1 pm ET, begins June 21

Pictured: Green Sea Turtle Big Pacific
“Part 1”

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Filmed in cinematic 4K, the program examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.
Wednesdays at 8 pm, June 21-July 19
Repeats 6/28 at Noon ET

Pictured: Great Grey Owl Great Yellowstone Thaw
“Part 1”

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. 3-part series. This week, learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey. Can the grizzlies that emerge early survive? Why are wolves and Great Gray owls in danger of starvation? Find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison.
Wednesdays at 9 pm, June 21-July 5
Repeats 6/22 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Roxborough State Park NOVA
“Making North America: Origins”

Watch NOVA’s unprecedented three-part series, a bold and sweeping biography of our homeland. How was it built? How did life evolve? How did the landscape shape us? Host Kirk Johnson embarks on an epic road trip to uncover the clues just beneath our feet. In part 1, see the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.
Wednesday, June 21 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/22 at Noon ET

Thursday

Pictured: Great Grey Owl Great Yellowstone Thaw
Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. 3-part series. This week, learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey. Can the grizzlies that emerge early survive? Why are wolves and Great Gray owls in danger of starvation? Find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison.
Thursdays at 1 pm ET, begins June 22

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“Summer Health/General Health”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Gregory Sulick, Family Practice and Skin Care; and Dr. Victoria Koskenoja, Emergency Medicine, and Dr. James Surrell, Digestive Health. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, June 22 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/23 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic The Forgotten Coast
Following in the footsteps of a wandering Florida black bear, three friends leave civilization and enter a lost American wilderness on a rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle, and bike. Traversing Florida's vast and seldom seen "Forgotten Coast," the expedition encounters stunning and rare wildlife including black bears, manatees, alligators, ancient river fish, and endangered woodpeckers -- all living within a fragile wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border.
Thursday, June 22 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/23 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Clemence Poesy and Stephen Dillane in a scene from the series. The Tunnel: Sabotage
“Part 2”

Clemence Poesy and Stephen Dillane reunite to investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized young daughter. The case is complicated by a plane crash in the Channel, killing everyone on board. In part 2, learn why a soundbite from the plane’s black box suggests a terrifying possibility. A surprising chain of events brings Karl and Elise closer to the abductors, but will they get to the Fourniers in time? Note: On channel 13.1, this series will only air in the overnight schedule.
Thursday, June 22 at Midnight on 13.3 PLUS and 2 am Friday on 13.1

Friday

Pictured: Nature cat and friends Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal's favorite chew toy. Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans
Friday, June 23 at 8 am ET
Repeats 6/24 and 6/25 at 9:30 am ET

Pictured: program title graphic The Forgotten Coast
Following in the footsteps of a wandering Florida black bear, three friends leave civilization and enter a lost American wilderness on a rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle, and bike. Traversing Florida's vast and seldom seen "Forgotten Coast," the expedition encounters stunning and rare wildlife including black bears, manatees, alligators, ancient river fish, and endangered woodpeckers -- all living within a fragile wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border.
Friday, June 23 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, with Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc The Great British Baking Show
“Bread”

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back for a fourth season challenging 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain's best, hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with them every step of the way. This week, see how the bakers tackle three of Paul’s toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centerpiece.
Friday, June 23 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Alicia Keys on stage. Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special
Grammy-winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem’s Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Schedule Note: The program originally scheduled for this evening, “will.i.am - Landmarks Live in Concert,” has been postponed by PBS.
Friday, June 23 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Nature cat and friends Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal's favorite chew toy. Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans
Saturday, June 24 at 9:30 am ET
Repeats 6/25 at 9:30 am ET

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Grassroots
Energy”
A peninsula-wide discussion of energy systems and alternatives for the region, with an eye toward more inclusion of renewable energy along with resources in place. Topics include new technology development, costs, rates and local control.
Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/25 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Veronika Golodneva and Vaidotas Lacitis representing Lithuania World Dancesport GrandSlam Series
“Latin Series: The First Four Legs”

The World Dancesport Grandslam Series attracts the world’s best dancers to compete for the most prestigious titles and the most prize money in the world of dance. This six-part series covers both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the competition. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble, waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep—all in the hopes of being crowned GrandSlam Champion.
Saturday, June 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/26 at Noon ET

Pictured: My Morning Jacket Austin City Limits
“My Morning Jacket/Ben Harper”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, dig the best in modern rock with artists My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper. MMJ showcases cuts from their latest LP Waterfall, while Harper features songs from his most recent album Call It What It Is.
Saturday, June 24 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Nature cat and friends Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal's favorite chew toy. Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans
Sunday, June 25 at 9:30 am ET

Pictured: Captain Ronald Dreyfuss (AARON STATON), Rose Coyne (HATTIE MORAHAN) and Michael Coyne (OWEN MCDONNELL) My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece
“Part 2”

Follow the affairs of Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan), her husband, Michael, their daughter Emma and son Francis in a new 5-part series set in Northern Ireland during World War II. Aaron Staton is Captain Dreyfuss, the American Army officer who upends Rose’s life. In part 2, see what happens when Francis goes poaching and Emma finds a new suitor. Rose stands up for justice and becomes a local hero.
Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/26 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Robson Green as Geordie Keating, James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Morven Christie as Amanda Grantchester Season 3 on Masterpiece
“Part 2”

James Norton and Robson Green return as an unlikely crime-fighting team in early 1950s England in a new 7-part season. In part 2, follow Sidney and Geordie as a mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead them down a dark path. Leonard forges a bond with a woman close to the case. Amanda and Sidney are in love—but can it continue?
Sunday, June 25 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/26 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Sam Reid as DI Bradfield, Stefanie Martini as Jane Tennison and Blake Harrison as DS Gibbs Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece
“Part 1”

New 3-part series surveys the early career of detective Jane Tennison — the role played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect. The drama rewinds to 1970s London, when Jane (Stefanie Martini) is a young probationary officer in an environment where sexism is the norm. Also stars Sam Reid as DI Bradfield (left) and Blake Harrison as DS Gibbs. In part 1, meet young Jane Tennison as she becomes immersed in her first murder investigation.
Sundays at 10 pm, June 25-July 9
Repeats 6/29 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Songs at the Center
“Hebdo, Hannah Aldridge, Zach Whitney, Happy Chichester, Jesse Henry”

Music series features accomplished singer-songwriters performing “in the round” before a live audience with interviews and short features. Songs at the Center is hosted and co-created by Eric Gnezda, an award-winning songwriter and Emmy-nominated TV journalist, who conceived the program based upon his decades of performing in venues across America, from concert and convention halls, to Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café.
Sunday, June 25 at Midnight ET

Monday

Pictured: Dalya attends weekly mass service at her all girls Catholic high school. POV
“Dalya's Other Country/4.1 Miles”

Follow the nuanced story of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict, walking the line between their Muslim values and the new world they inhabit, and a Greek Coast Guard captain caught in the middle of the biggest refugee crisis since WWII.
Monday, June 26 at 9 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Thomas Sayre's earthcast Forum which was installed at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Earthcaster
Documents Thomas Sayre’s evolution as an artist, and follows Sayre and his crew as they build two of his signature massive earthen sculptures. Working out of a repurposed warehouse in Raleigh, N.C, the internationally known sculptor and designer has been creating public art installations for decades in sites around the world. From Thailand to Turkey and in a number of U.S. cities — including Baltimore, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Portland, Raleigh, Tucson, and his hometown of Washington, D.C. — Sayre has been commissioned to reflect the distinctive identity and history of each place.
Tuesday, June 27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dancers holding hands. Capturing Grace
There are no patients, there are only dancers. It seems like two separate realms. One is occupied by acclaimed dancers from Brooklyn’s world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, the other by people with Parkinson’s disease. CAPTURING GRACE is about what happens when those two worlds intersect. Filmed over the course of a year, Dave Iverson’s documentary reveals the hopes, fears, and triumphs of this newly forged community as they work together to create a unique, life-changing performance.
Tuesday, June 27 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Andreas Viestad New Scandinavian Cooking
Award-winning TV host and cookbook author Andreas Viestad returns for more culinary adventures in season seven of the international cooking series. In this episode, Andreas embarks on a culinary journey, looking for the source of the new Nordic food revolution. The journey begins in Oslo, at Norway's best restaurant, Maaemo. He goes fishing for langoustines and foraging for wild herbs. On board the train again Andreas invites for a herring tartar and on arrival in Stavanger he visits Tango Bar and Kitchen for a modern herring feast.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins June 27

Pictured: Michael Wood walks through Tiananmen Square The Story of China
“Golden Age/The Ming”

This new 6-hour series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day. In hours 3 and 4, see the stunning achievements of two of China’s most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Tuesday, June 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/28 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: closeup of various dietary supplement pills Frontline
“Supplements and Safety”

Follow an investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight. Examine the marketing and regulating of supplements, and cases of contamination and serious health problems. Schedule change: This episode was originally scheduled to air on 6/20, and was replaced by Secret History of Isis.
Tuesday, June 27 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Green Sea Turtle Big Pacific
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Filmed in cinematic 4K, the program examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.
Wednesdays at Noon ET, begins June 28

Pictured: Michael Wood walks through Tiananmen Square The Story of China
“Golden Age/The Ming”

This new 6-hour series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day. In hours 3 and 4, see the stunning achievements of two of China’s most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Wednesday, June 28 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Great Grey Owl Great Yellowstone Thaw
“Part 2”

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. This week, see how spring brings new life and a break from the brutal winter temperatures. But the dangers aren’t over. Wildlife families face a torrent of water cascading down the mountains as the great thaw gets underway. Beavers are in particular danger.
Wednesday, June 28 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Gooseberry Falls, Minnesota NOVA
“Making North America: Life”

Watch NOVA’s unprecedented three-part series, a bold and sweeping biography of our homeland. How was it built? How did life evolve? How did the landscape shape us? Host Kirk Johnson embarks on an epic road trip to uncover the clues just beneath our feet. In part 2, discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America—from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.
Wednesday, June 28 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/29 at Noon ET

Thursday

Pictured: Program title graphic W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree
This documentary examines the life and work of Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and environmental activist W.S. Merwin. His tangible actions to nurture his surrounding environment go hand-in-hand with his poetry, offering insight and humor on the human experience and providing a refreshing sense of the relevance of poetry in our lives today.
Thursday, June 29 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective
More than 15 million family members and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care in 2015 to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's is more than memory loss; it affects many generations and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In this film, caretakers share their diverse experiences of caring for loved ones in the world of dementia.
Thursday, June 29 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/30 at Noon ET

Pictured: Sam Reid as DI Bradfield, Stefanie Martini as Jane Tennison and Blake Harrison as DS Gibbs Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece
“Part 1”

New 3-part series surveys the early career of detective Jane Tennison — the role played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect. The drama rewinds to 1970s London, when Jane (Stefanie Martini) is a young probationary officer in an environment where sexism is the norm. Also stars Sam Reid as DI Bradfield (left) and Blake Harrison as DS Gibbs. In part 1, meet young Jane Tennison as she becomes immersed in her first murder investigation.
Thursday, June 29 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Clemence Poesy and Stephen Dillane in a scene from the series. The Tunnel: Sabotage
“Part 3”

Clemence Poesy and Stephen Dillane reunite to investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized young daughter. The case is complicated by a plane crash in the Channel, killing everyone on board. In part 3, Trail Elise as she uncovers some disturbing facts about a passenger, while Karl makes a major breakthrough. The police trace their way to the door of the political cell Defence, but what will they find behind it? Note: On channel 13.1, this series will only air in the overnight schedule.
Thursday, June 29 at Midnight on 13.3 PLUS and 2 am Friday on 13.1

Friday

Pictured: program title graphic Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective
More than 15 million family members and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care in 2015 to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's is more than memory loss; it affects many generations and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In this film, caretakers share their diverse experiences of caring for loved ones in the world of dementia.
Friday, June 30 at Noon ET

Pictured: Baby sea turtle enters the ocean. Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction
Late each autumn, hundreds of sea turtles strand on Cape Cod due to hypothermia. For more than 25 years, the New England Aquarium and the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have worked together to rescue, rehabilitate and release thousands of these sea turtles, mostly Kemp's Ridleys, the world's most endangered sea turtle. This documentary tells the natural history story of the Kemp's Ridley and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover.
Friday, June 30 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, with Hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc The Great British Baking Show
“Batter”

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back for a fourth season challenging 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain's best, hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with them every step of the way. This week, join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week. They prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform bake across the batch; a technical challenge that requires a perfect pastry, sweet filling and delicate icing; and a showstopping Spanish classic.
Friday, June 30 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert:
A Great Performances Special

Hear the international superstar, special guests and conductor Zubin Mehta in a once-in-a-lifetime concert at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Join host Chad Smith and Bocelli for tours of the tenor’s Tuscan villa and the city of Florence.
Friday, June 30 at 10 pm ET

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