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May 2013 Program Highlights
All programs highlighted air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.

Wednesday

Pictured: Bruce Turner with Public Eye News students Bruce Turner, 50 Years at NMU Public Broadcasting!
This month, the staff of Public TV 13 is honoring our Station Manager Bruce Turner, in celebration of his 50 years of dedicated service to WNMU Public Broadcasting. Bruce is more than a Station Manager, he selects the programs in our schedule, records audio announcements, coordinates underwriters and fundraising, helps viewers with questions and reception problems, and speaks to you during our on-air pledge breaks. Bruce also works harder than anyone else here at Public TV 13 -- and that is why we love working for him. Thanks, Bruce, for all you do to make public television possible in the Upper Peninsula region! (Pictured: Bruce in our production control room with Public Eye News students.)

Pictured: kids exercising Fit Kids, Healthy Families
This program focuses on the critical threat to children's health posed by childhood obesity. The fast-paced program provides information on how and why childhood obesity has risen to become a major issue. The program also provides valuable information to children and parents on making wise nutritional and exercise choices to help insure a lifetime of healthy habits.
Wednesday, May 1 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: The Fort Griffin Fandangle Western Perspective: Art & Creativity in West Texas
Travel with us as we introduce you to the artists that shape the vast exhibition space of far West Texas. From landscape photography to performance theatre, this is a journey to the creative side of this remote area. Join us to learn more about the arid landscape that molds West Texans into the unique characters, artists, and individual personalities who make up these wide and open spaces. As West Texas widens its creative boundaries we can only hope you will too.
Wednesday, May 1 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Quadrille at the Spanish Riding School, Vienna, Austria Nature
“Legendary White Stallions”

Hear the story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions, from their origins in ancient times to the almost unknown drama of their rescue in 1945. The film, which focuses on the bond that develops between horse and rider, begins at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Here the perfect harmony between horse and rider, as well as the beauty and power of the magnificent white stallions, is celebrated in their impressive performance. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally intended for war. Then, only the strongest and most athletic of the horses were chosen. The Lipizzaner stallion was bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive and exceptionally responsive to praise.
Wednesday, May 1 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Smith at Uluru NOVA
“Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures”

After the asteroid impact 65 million years ago — believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs — Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage in southern seas. With host Richard Smith at the wheel, NOVA travels this walkabout continent to uncover how it became the strange island it is today. Australia’s many unusual creatures, like the kangaroo and the cassowary, tell a tale of isolation, change and resilience. Australia’s long history has seen mountains rise and fall, seas come and go, and whole kingdoms of life triumph and disappear. In this final episode, NOVA races down the last 65 million years to the present day.
Wednesday, May 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/2 at Noon ET

Pictured: Re-enactment cast of generals Secrets of the Dead
“Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers”

Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POWs revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. The film tells the story of how those conversations were recorded and how they can now reveal, in shocking detail, the hearts and minds of the German fighter. Only now have more than 100,000 hours of these secret recordings been declassified, researched and cross referenced. The documentary includes intense, full-dialogue dramatic reconstructions that use the verbatim transcripts of these bugged conversations to reveal the dark heart of the Nazi regime as never before.
Wednesday, May 1 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Realtors program logo Ask the Realtors
Area realtors visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Guests are: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/3 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Wild Photo Adventures
“Storm Chasing”

Tag along with professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner as he explores the country's wildest areas in search of that one great photograph. This award winning series shows you where, when and how to photograph wildlife in it's natural environment. This week Doug chases dangerous tornadic supercell storms across the mid-west to photograph with professional storm chaser Brian Barnes.
Thursday, May 2 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/4 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Cambridge project house, before This Old House Hour
“Cambridge Project, Part 5”

Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he’s gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. Richard shows Kevin how they’ve kept the ducts out of the roof rafter bays to preserve that space for insulation, and on the second floor, how they’ve hidden the air handler at the top of a hall closet. In the second half of the hour Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard.
Thursday, May 2 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Paul Taylor Dance Company. Sean Mahoney, Michael Trusnovec, James Samson, Michael Apuzzo, Robert Kleinendorst, Jeffrey Smith (L-R) in Brandenburgs. Great Performances
“Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris”

At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, modern dance pioneer Paul Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent dances, as well as his classics. Recorded during the Taylor Company’s 2012 performances at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents two of Taylor’s enduring masterworks: Brandenburgs, first performed in 1988 to music from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos #3 and #6; and his 2008 ballet Beloved Renegade, set to Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” and inspired by the life and work of poet Walt Whitman.
Friday, May 3 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: conductor-host George Marriner Maull (right), violin soloist Peter Winograd (left) Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
This entertaining, educational and enlightening 2-part series immerses viewers in the delightful details of composer Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons (1723). Before a live audience, conductor-host George Marriner Maull, violin soloist Peter Winograd and the members of The Discovery Orchestra reveal the descriptive sonnets embedded within the score. After an interactive exploration of each season’s concerto, the orchestra performs the piece in its entirety, providing an opportunity for the audience to enjoy an intensely focused, active listening experience. (Part 1 of 2.)
Fridays, May 3 & 10 at 10 pm

Saturday

Pictured: Closeup of Gown and tassles Northern Michigan University Spring Commencement 2013
Live coverage of Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement ceremonies. The keynote speaker will be Felicia Fields, a Ford group vice president who leads the global human resources and corporate services functions for Ford Motor Company. She also will receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree. This live event will be broadcast on both 13.1 and 13.2HD.
Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 am ET

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Michigan House Democrats 2013”

Michigan House Minority Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) talks about Michigan Democrats’ commitment to bipartisanship, the record since Republican Governor Rick Snyder took office, and the need to improve education investment, overturn ‘right to work’ laws, and restore lost benefits to needy citizens. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/5 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic 1962 World’s Fair: When Seattle Invented the Future
The 1962 World’s Fair, a six-month celebration of science and technology, featured an exciting mix of culture, cuisine and celebrity, drawing more than 10 million visitors from around the world to the then relatively unknown mill town of Seattle. Through historical photographs and archival footage, this documentary brings to life the textures and sounds of Seattle in the late 1950s and early '60s. Local historians and longtime residents, including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and public TV's Rick Steves, reminisce about the excitement and ambition the fair ignited.
Saturday, May 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/6 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at HBO's VICE and Game of Thrones, the suspense thriller Trance from director Danny Boyle, and more.
Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Kat Edmonson Austin City Limits
“Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs from her Dangermouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her LP Way Down Low.
Saturday, May 4 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: host Jimmy Smits In Performance at the White House
“Fiesta Latina”

The White House celebrates Latino music and its influence on American music and culture. The President and Mrs. Obama welcome a star-studded evening of performance from the South Lawn of the White House, hosted by Eva Longoria Parker, George Lopez and Jimmy Smits. Performing will be Marc Anthony, Aventura, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Los Lobos, Thalia, Tito El Bambino and musical director, Sheila E.
Sunday, May 5 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Helen George as Trixie, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia, Jessica Raine as Jenny and Miranda Hart as Chummy. Call the Midwife II, Part 6
Dr. Turner is determined that Poplar will no longer live under the threat of tuberculosis. While the nuns and nurses support his campaign to bring screening facilities to the area, Jenny’s nursing rounds lead her to a family that has suffered devastating misfortune from the disease. Now, Jenny works to reconcile the dying father man and his only remaining daughter. Having secured a visit from a TB screening van, Dr. Turner pulls off an epic day, backed by the midwives, but little can prepare them for what the results will mean for one of their own.
Sunday, May 5 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge Masterpiece Classic
“Mr. Selfridge, Part 6”

Enjoy a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Created by Andrew Davies (“Little Dorrit”), the program features Jeremy Piven in his first television role since the hit series “Entourage.” In episode six, two dead relatives show up at a store séance prompted by Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Agnes moves to fashion and develops a closer relationship with Henri.
Sunday, May 5 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/6 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Rachael Stirling as Millie, Anna Maxwell Martin as Susan, Sophie Rundle as Lucy, Julie Graham as Jean The Bletchley Circle
Susan tells the other women that she came face to face with the killer — and he let her go. It soon becomes apparent that he’s becoming obsessed with her. Following the death of a former spy who had been helpful in identifying the perpetrator, the women consider whether to continue their pursuit, but they know if they don’t find the killer, he’ll move somewhere else and more girls will die. Their investigation resumes. Cleverly planting false clues, the murderer leads Susan into a trap.
Sunday, May 5 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/6 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Cows in confinement Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming?
The dominant model for producing meat, milk and eggs in the U.S. is large-scale confinement operations that often pollute the local environment and can severely degrade the quality of life for their neighbors. But, this program profiles farmers like dairyman Ron Holter, of Jefferson, MD, who has bucked this trend by raising his cows on pasture, in spite of occasional ridicule from nearby farmers, and never regretted the switch; and David Whitman, who for more than 35 years has been raising hogs outdoors in Duplin County, N.C., where large confinement operations are rife. The film discusses how alternative production methods can improve the quality of life for farmers, their neighbors, and the local environment. Some think these alternative farming models are part of a larger vision for a more sustainable food system.
Sunday, May 5 at 11 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Allen serves up tomatoes P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table
Celebrated lifestyle expert, garden designer and public television host P. Allen Smith returns for a third season of this series features growing tips, seasonal recipes and decorating ideas all designed to help viewers incorporate the garden-to-table concept into their lifestyle. This season, Allen prepares for a fun-filled Easter celebration at the farm, kicks off summer with a cookout and shares tips for the time-honored tradition of tailgating. Allen again offers exciting ways to blur the line between the gardening and dining experience. The featured recipes, whether prepared by Allen or a guest chef, contain fresh-from-the-garden produce, with some dishes also honoring Allen’s Southern heritage.
Mondays at 5 pm ET, begins May 6

Pictured: John Donvan Intelligence Squared
“Does Science Refute God?”

On a fundamental question — evolution or creation? — Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, but 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion’s core beliefs, but for others, questions like “Why are we here?” and “How did it all come about?” can be answered only through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist? Moderated by ABC’s John Donvan.
Monday, May 6 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/12 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Steven & Sandy on their wedding day with the documentary's director, Debbie Lum Independent Lens
“Seeking Asian Female”

Steven is an aging white man with “yellow fever” — he’s obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, imagining the archetype of the shy, giggling, obedient Asian wife. Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie is the Chinese-American filmmaker who becomes confidante and translator in this precarious union. As they navigate the vast cultural and language divide through a challenging year, the three come together in a thoroughly modern love story.
Monday, May 6 at 10 pm on 13.2HD Only

Tuesday

Pictured: Series title graphic Think Squad
Every week, a diverse group of teens meet in secret at YouthVille Detroit. Their goal? Helping their peers to solve the science-based riddles that plague them. Like any good scientist, this is a group that works together to solve the mystery using the scientific method, by first establishing the problem (the Leader), observing data in the field (the Observer), encouraging their client to develop a hypothesis in the "Think Tank", and testing it in the lab (the Lab Rat). This innovative series from Detroit Public TV entertains and inspires middle-school kids with colorful characters, cool science and unique problems. It also serves as a way to get today’s teens introduced to and engaged with exciting science and technology careers they might not have known about otherwise.
Tuesdays at 2 pm ET, begins May 7

Pictured: Jesse James Jesse James: American Experience
The story of Jesse James remains one of America’s most cherished tales... and one of its most fictitious. James, so the legend goes, was a western outlaw, though, in fact, he never went west; America’s own Robin Hood, though he robbed from the poor as well as the rich; a gunfighter, though his victims were almost always unarmed. Less heroic than brutal, James was a member of a vicious band of Missouri guerrillas during the Civil War. With a life steeped in violence and bloodshed, he met what was perhaps the most fitting end.
Tuesday, May 7 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Peter Sagal travels cross-country on a customized Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means in the 21st century.Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal (host of NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me”) travels across the country on a customized red, white and blue Harley-Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t; how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart. Sagal introduces some major constitutional debates today and talks with ordinary Americans and leading constitutional experts about what the Constitution actually says and what it means, the dramatic historical events and crises that have defined it, and why all this matters.
Tuesdays at 9 pm ET, begins May 7

Pictured: program title graphic TED Talks Education
Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, this special focused solely on education marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.
Tuesday, May 7 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Children learning in an outdoor setting When Learning Comes Naturally
This special visits innovative outdoor-education programs around the country created to help children understand and experience the wonders and joys of nature. The film explores the immediate and lasting benefits of introducing young children to "green" experiences. Natural spaces — in the form of gardens, small trails and outdoor "green adventure" areas — allow for the discoveries and choices vital to child development and learning. In addition, outdoor education can cultivate in children a permanent connection with the natural world — a crucial ethic of environmental responsibility.
Wednesday, May 8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Two whitetail bucks Nature
“The Private Life of Deer”

From coast to coast, some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. Deer are the most highly studied mammals in the world, but does the typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Enter the hidden world of white-tailed deer outfitted with night-vision cameras and GPS tracking equipment to see them not as common backyard creatures, but as intelligent, affectionate family members.
Wednesday, May 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/15 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic NOVA
“Venom: Nature’s Killer”

Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extremely toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides, and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work? NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature’s most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Wednesday, May 8 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/9 at Noon ET

Pictured: Re-inactment of workers in Phili Port Secrets of the Dead
“Death on the Railroad”

A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery explains what happened to a group of Irish men who immigrated to America. In 1832, railroad contractor Philip Duffy hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die — as was widely believed — from cholera? Or were some murdered? In 2003, twin brothers who discovered a secret file among their grandfather’s papers investigated the deaths of these men and found the location of their final resting place. Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, DNA, forensic analysis, facial reconstruction and historical detective work in Ireland and the U.S., modern detectives and experts unravel this extraordinary story.
Wednesday, May 8 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“The Brain and Stroke”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/10 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Wild Photo Adventures
“Summer Wildflowers”

Tag along with professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner as he explores the country's wildest areas in search of that one great photograph. This award winning series shows you where, when and how to photograph wildlife in it's natural environment. This week Doug explores the Great Smoky Mountains to photograph summer wildflowers with nature photographer Kevin Adams.
Thursday, May 9 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/11 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Cambridge project house, before This Old House Hour
“Cambridge Project, Part 6”

Mason Mark McCullough shows Norm how he’s repointing the old brick foundation. Then Norm and Tom repair the sagging front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone. Back at the project house, Tom and Kevin re-build the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house. In the second half of the hour the guys visit New York and Richard tours a scale model of the entire city in Queens.
Thursday, May 9 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Program title graphic Design Squad Nation
Design Squad Nation takes a kid’s passion, combines it with engineering, and shows how you can create an array of engineering feats—a cake that is part delicious, part electronic, part mad scientist; a pedal-powered bike organ; a human-powered flying machine; and more. Need a skatepark for you and your friends? Wish you could help the world conserve water? Have a dream of an invention that can improve someone’s life? Design Squad Nation shows kids that if they can dream it, they can build it.
Fridays at 1:30 pm ET, begins May 10

Pictured: Program title graphic UTR: Under the Radar Michigan
“Escanaba Adventure”

Join host Tom Daldin, a proud resident of Michigan his whole life, for a series that uncovers people, places, and things that make Michigan a great place to live. This week, Tom and crew make their way to Escanaba and discover three young ladies who are lighting up The Lofts of Ludington; a candy factory known around the world; and a Swedish emporium of food and fun. And if that’s not enough, they show you an Escanaba landmark that’s coming back strong; a Stone House where the food literally rocks.
Friday, May 10 at 5 pm ET

Pictured: Jake Shimabukuro Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season. Enjoy dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road and visits to Shimabukuro’s native Hawai’i, where he has risen from local hero to international star. A compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential.
Friday, May 10 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: conductor-host George Marriner Maull (right), violin soloist Peter Winograd (left) Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
This entertaining, educational and enlightening 2-part series immerses viewers in the delightful details of composer Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons (1723). Before a live audience, conductor-host George Marriner Maull, violin soloist Peter Winograd and the members of The Discovery Orchestra reveal the descriptive sonnets embedded within the score. After an interactive exploration of each season’s concerto, the orchestra performs the piece in its entirety, providing an opportunity for the audience to enjoy an intensely focused, active listening experience. (Part 2 of 2.)
Friday, May 10 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Series host Brett Bara Knit and Crochet Now!
This entertaining 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 new knitting and crocheting projects. Host Brett Bara and a team of knitting (Kristin Nicholas and Maggie Pace) and crochet (Robyn Chachula and Ellen Gormley) veterans demonstrate a wide range of projects, with patterns ranging from afghans and sweaters to baby items and home decor. A handy "tip" segment also provides an in-depth view of a featured technique.
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins May 11

Pictured: Streamliner locomotive All Aboard
This 3-part series sets in motion American Railroad stories that educate, entertain, and delight. Drawing from historical accounts and photographic archives of the national Railroad story, each episode crosscuts with one-of-a-kind moving train images and rare photographs that follow three distinct facets of the Railroad Passenger story: the history of Locomotives, Railroad Mail Service and the Pullman Sleeper story. Supporting interviews combining oral histories with restoration participants and historians completes this exceptional television viewing experience. Authentic Newsreel footage and archival photographs complement the series. (Tracks Ahead returns June 1.)
Saturdays at 3 pm ET, begins May 11

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Law Enforcement and Mental Health”

A discussion about the impacts of untreated psychiatric disease on the criminal justice system and the new demands and dangers the failing mental health system places on law enforcement.
Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/12 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic FIRST in Michigan Robotics State Championship
The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round. In this special presentation, High School students compete in the Michigan final championship robotics competition. The championship team will be crowned and will go on and compete in the national championships.
Schedule Note: Due to circumstances beyond their control, the producers of the 2013 FIRST in Michigan Robotics State Championships have not completed the broadcast version of the program scheduled for this time. In its place we present the 2012 Michigan Robotics State Championship. The 2013 program is rescheduled for Saturday, June 22, at 8 pm ET.
Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/13 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at the new Terrence Malick drama - To The Wonder.
Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: The Shins Austin City Limits
“The Shins/Dr. Dog”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, ACL presents alternative rock with the Shins and Dr. Dog. The Shins play songs from their latest record Port of Morrow, while Dr. Dog highlights Be the Void.
Saturday, May 11 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Host Jacob Edgar Music Voyager
Season two of this music-based travel series invites you to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. In each episode, ethnomusicologist and world music record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world’s best songs. Along the way, he receives a backstage pass to concert halls, street festivals, recording studios and rehearsal rooms. With local musicians as his guide, Edgar tastes exotic food, visits off-the-beaten path attractions and parties at hidden venues only the locals know. In the first episode, Edgar experiences the food, lifestyles and culture of Southwest Louisiana.
Sundays at 3:30 pm ET, begins May 12

Pictured: John Donvan Intelligence Squared
“Does Science Refute God?”

On a fundamental question — evolution or creation? — Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, but 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion’s core beliefs, but for others, questions like “Why are we here?” and “How did it all come about?” can be answered only through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist? Moderated by ABC’s John Donvan.
Sunday, May 12 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Helen George as Trixie, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia, Jessica Raine as Jenny and Miranda Hart as Chummy. Call the Midwife II, Part 7
On Cynthia’s district rounds, she administers daily insulin to a man who consistently belittles his wife, Annie. A visit from Annie’s son and support from Cynthia help Annie gain confidence and start to change her life. Jenny witnesses persecution of a different kind when she looks after a black mother-to-be who is subjected to racial prejudice from neighbors. Funded by the success of the Summer Fete, Nonnatus House takes ownership of a scooter to help with rounds. Fred teaches the midwives to ride — with amusing and unforeseen results. Everyone is thrilled when Chummy and Peter return from Sierra Leone with a surprise.
Sunday, May 12 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge Masterpiece Classic
“Mr. Selfridge, Part 7”

Enjoy a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Created by Andrew Davies (“Little Dorrit”), the program features Jeremy Piven in his first television role since the hit series “Entourage.” In episode seven, F.W. Woolworth tries to undercut his old friend and competitor, Harry, who gives the discount king a run for his money. The temperature rises with Agnes and Henri.
Sunday, May 12 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/13 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Host Geoffrey Baer at Dulles Airport, in front of the terminal designed by Eero Saarinen. 10 Buildings That Changed America
A state capitol that Thomas Jefferson designed to resemble a Roman temple, the home of Henry Ford’s first assembly line, the first indoor regional shopping mall, an airport with a swooping concrete roof that seems to float on air — these are among the buildings surveyed in this cross-country journey to 10 influential works of American architecture. Meet the daring architects who imagined them and learn the shocking, funny and even sad stories of how they came to be. They changed the way we live, work, worship, learn, shop and play. Geoffrey Baer hosts.
Sunday, May 12 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: dog-sledding North Pole Promise
Narrated by James Earl Jones, North Pole Promise is a timeless story of two American explorers and their secret legacy left behind at the North Pole 100 years ago. Admiral Robert E. Peary, and his associate Matthew Henson both fathered sons with Greenlandic Inuit (Eskimo) women during their attempts to reach the North Pole in 1906. Peary and Henson last saw their young sons as 3-year-olds in 1909, after they successfully reached the North Pole and left Greenland never to return. The boys played as childhood friends but circumstances separated them for decades. This film documents their reunion and addresses the inequity of how history remembers the two explorers. Peary was white. Henson was black.
Sunday, May 12 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 5/13 at 2 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: program title graphic FIRST in Michigan Robotics State Championship 2013
The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round. In this special presentation, High School students compete in the Michigan final championship robotics competition. The championship team will be crowned and will go on and compete in the national championships in St. Louis.
Monday, May 13 at Noon ET

Pictured: dog-sledding North Pole Promise
Narrated by James Earl Jones, North Pole Promise is a timeless story of two American explorers and their secret legacy left behind at the North Pole 100 years ago. Admiral Robert E. Peary, and his associate Matthew Henson both fathered sons with Greenlandic Inuit (Eskimo) women during their attempts to reach the North Pole in 1906. Peary and Henson last saw their young sons as 3-year-olds in 1909, after they successfully reached the North Pole and left Greenland never to return. The boys played as childhood friends but circumstances separated them for decades. This film documents their reunion and addresses the inequity of how history remembers the two explorers. Peary was white. Henson was black.
Monday, May 13 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Lieutenant Elle Helmer at the Vietnam War Memorial, US Marine Corps Independent Lens
“The Invisible War”

The most shameful and best-kept secret in the U.S. military is the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks. An American female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. A culture of privilege and impunity has resulted in few prosecutions and the systematic isolation of women who dare to report the crimes.
Monday, May 13 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Annie Oakley Annie Oakley: American Experience
This is the story of the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, the young woman who thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. While her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the American West, the legend of Annie Oakley had little to do with the real Annie. Although famous as a western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi. A champion in a man’s sport, Oakley forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet opposed female suffrage. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, a concept that was counter to her Quaker upbringing.
Tuesday, May 14 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Peter Sagal travels cross-country on a customized Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means in the 21st century.Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
“It's A Free Country”

Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Peter Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights and addresses several stories — ripped from the headlines — involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion and right to privacy.
Tuesday, May 14 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Marian Marzynski Frontline
“Never Forget to Lie”

Filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Marian Marzynski returns to Poland and the Jewish ghettos of his childhood to chronicle the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors. The film rescues haunting pieces of the past while exploring the conflicting feelings about national, cultural and religious identity that mark many survivors. (Rescheduled from April 30)
Tuesday, May 14 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: A scene from Kids, Cash & Common Sense Kids, Cash & Common Sense
This special is designed to equip parents and young children ages 6 to 10 with the common sense to deal with money. The program, hosted by Jack Gallagher, includes lessons on where coins originate, teaching a young child about the value of money, the difference between "needs" and "wants," when an allowance is appropriate and how to deal with children suffering from a chronic case of the "gimme's." The groundbreaking format combines whimsy and wonder with education and enlightenment to make KIDS, CASH & COMMON SENSE a viewing experience for the entire family. The program weaves together fantasy with vignettes of real-life young entrepreneurs and smart shoppers and visits to the Denver Mint and a unique bank just for kids.
Wednesday, May 15 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: A herd of zebra stampedes along the Boteti River. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana Nature
“Great Zebra Exodus”

When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana’s Kalahari each year, 20,000 zebras get itchy feet. As the first fat raindrops hit the dust, southern Africa’s biggest animal migration gets underway. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds undertake an annual epic trek across the vast lunar landscape of the Kalahari’s Makgadikgadi Pans. See the story of this spectacular annual migration through the eyes of a single zebra family: a stallion, his three mares and their offspring. Documenting their journey across this otherworldly landscape, the film reveals their trials and triumphs as well as the fascinating social bonds that hold zebra families together.
Wednesday, May 15 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/22 at Noon ET

Pictured: Neanderthal re-enactment NOVA
“Decoding Neanderthals”

What happened when the first modern humans encountered Neanderthals 60,000 years ago? In 2010, a team led by geneticist Svante Paabo announced that they had reconstructed much of the Neanderthal genome and the analysis showed that modern humans and Neanderthals had interbred, leaving a small signature of Neanderthal genes in everyone outside Africa today. NOVA explores the implications of this exciting discovery. Were Neanderthals really mentally inferior, as inexpressive and clumsy as the cartoon caveman they inspired? NOVA examines a range of new evidence for Neanderthal self-expression and language, suggesting that we may have underestimated our long-vanished cousins.
Wednesday, May 15 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/16 at Noon ET

Pictured: Paleoanthropologist Antonio Rosas with a Neanderthal skeleton Secrets of the Dead
“Cavemen Cold Case”

A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? And could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction? Scientists examine the bones and discover signs that tell a shocking story of how this group may have met their deaths. Some bones bear distinct signs of cannibalism. Was it a result of ritual or hunger? Neanderthal experts are adamant that they were not bloodthirsty brutes. What happened here 49,000 years ago will take viewers on a much bigger journey — from El Sidron to the other end of the Iberian Peninsula, where scientists are excavating beneath the seas off Gibraltar in search of Neanderthal sites.
Wednesday, May 15 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Judges program logo Ask the Judges
Area judges visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 16 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/17 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Wild Photo Adventures
“Atlantic Puffins”

Tag along with professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner as he explores the country's wildest areas in search of that one great photograph. This award winning series shows you where, when and how to photograph wildlife in it's natural environment. This week Doug ravels to Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine to photograph Atlantic Puffins and Razorbills.
Thursday, May 16 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/18 at 10 pm ET

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

Roger replaces the existing concrete front walk with a beautiful new bluestone design. Tom shows Kevin the modifications he specified on the replacement windows. On the third floor, tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a shower waterproofing system. Architect Michael Kim shows Kevin how he planned a modern house inside the shell of an old one in Brookline, Massachusetts. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique starts paint prep and shows Kevin the shades of yellow the homeowner is considering for the exterior. In the second half of the hour Richard heads to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to install a new kitchen sink and faucet.
Thursday, May 16 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Piotr Beczala as the Duke and Emalie Savoy as Countess Ceprano in Verdi's Rigoletto. Great Performances at the Met
“Rigoletto”

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) makes his Met debut with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. The new staging moves the opera’s tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960. Polish tenor Piotr Beczala sings the Duke, an amoral lounge singer whose entourage includes the world-weary comedian Rigoletto, sung by Serbian baritone Zeljko Lucic. German soprano Diana Damrau sings the role of the innocent Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter and the victim of the predatory Duke. Michele Mariotti conducts his first company performances of the Verdi masterwork, which features one of the most famous arias in all of opera, “La donna è mobile.”
Friday, May 17 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Michigan, the Trail State”

From Belle Isle in Detroit, to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula, a look at connecting the hiking and biking trails in Michigan. Topics include trail development and the economic impact on local communities. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/19 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic The Wind Gods
This action-packed documentary relates the story of the 33rd America’s Cup yacht race, in which Oracle Corporation owner Larry Ellison’s American yacht USA-17, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, defeated the Swiss-owned Alinghi 5 yacht of Italian entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli. Beautifully shot with unique footage of the famous race, the film documents Ellison’s effort to bring the America’s Cup back to the United States after 18 years. A powerful celebration of life on the ocean, and the men and women who spend their lives seeking to conquer it.
Saturday, May 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/20 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at 42, based on the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson who broke the color barrier. And they offer up a retrospective on the films of director Baz Luhrmann and a preview of his upcoming re-make, THE GREAT GATSBY.
Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Arcade Fire Austin City Limits
“Arcade Fire”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP The Suburbs.
Saturday, May 18 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: child with sign, field being sprayed Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives
When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology. After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves. This documentary by bestselling author Jeffrey M Smith provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
Sunday, May 19 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Helen George as Trixie, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia, Jessica Raine as Jenny and Miranda Hart as Chummy. Call the Midwife II, Part 8
Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back into life in Poplar. Fred is in high spirits when his pregnant daughter, Dolly, and her young son, Anthony, arrive to stay with him. Jenny’s own jubilation comes in the form of potential love interest. The winds of change are blowing through Poplar, as old buildings are demolished to make new way for new flats, a situation that reaches crisis point when the convent comes under threat.
Sunday, May 19 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge Masterpiece Classic
“Mr. Selfridge, Part 8”

Enjoy a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Created by Andrew Davies (“Little Dorrit”), the program features Jeremy Piven in his first television role since the hit series “Entourage.” In the final episode, tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store. An even greater celebrity plans a visit, and Harry and Rose attend a shocking play.
Sunday, May 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/20 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Tourists at the Capitol building, Washington, D.C. Out of Order
Now more than ever, American citizens are discontented and disillusioned with national politics, with approval ratings for Congress consistently ranking low regardless of the party in power. Senior politicians also note the disappearance of the collegiality they once shared with peers of differing political ideologies. As a result, the ability to discuss issues from varying points of view and negotiate solutions, appears to be fading from the American political process. Among many topics, OUT OF ORDER addresses the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagement. The half-hour documentary relies on interviews with a broad range of political experts and observers from journalists, academics and political strategists to senior elected officials.
Sunday, May 19 at 11 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: program title graphic The Wind Gods
This action-packed documentary relates the story of the 33rd America’s Cup yacht race, in which Oracle Corporation owner Larry Ellison’s American yacht USA-17, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, defeated the Swiss-owned Alinghi 5 yacht of Italian entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli. Beautifully shot with unique footage of the famous race, the film documents Ellison’s effort to bring the America’s Cup back to the United States after 18 years. A powerful celebration of life on the ocean, and the men and women who spend their lives seeking to conquer it.
Monday, May 20 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mel Brooks Mel Brooks: American Masters
Mel Brooks has never authorized a biography and has requested that his friends not talk about him, making his participation in this AMERICAN MASTERS film a genuine first. Laugh as the comedy giant shares never-before-heard stories about his life and career. The program features new interviews with Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Tracey Ullman and others.
Monday, May 20 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: program logo In My Lifetime
This program thoughtfully and thoroughly examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons — the most destructive force ever invented. Filmed in Europe, Japan and the U.S., the program focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons. In contemporary interviews, former heads of state, United Nations representatives, figures from the nuclear establishment, Manhattan Project scientists, Nobel Peace- and Pulitzer Prize-winners, military personnel and atomic-bomb survivors recount the birth of the nuclear age and detail the key developments that followed. The film shifts between historical events, including the Cuban missile crisis and the historic 1986 Reykjavik Summit between Reagan and Gorbachev to present-day efforts to contain the spread of nuclear weapons. IN MY LIFETIME also details the obstacles — political and human — impeding a solution to this complex global issue.
Monday, May 20 at 10:30 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: A half-track outfitted with playback equipment and a 500-pound speaker with a range of 15 miles, used by the Ghost Army for sonic deception The Ghost Army
War, deception and art come together in this astonishing true story of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during WWII. This remarkable tale of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective is told through the stories of the veterans, many of whom — like Bill Blass and Ellsworth Kelly — would go on to have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion.
Tuesday, May 21 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Peter Sagal travels cross-country on a customized Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means in the 21st century.Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
“Created Equal”

The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” didn’t make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it. The far-reaching changes created by that amendment established new notions of citizenship, equal protection, due process and personal liberty. Today, those notions are being used to fight for same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and immigration reform.
Tuesday, May 21 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Wall Street bank executives testifying before House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC February 11, 2009.  Pictured (L-R) Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein, JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, Bank of New York's Robert Kelly, Bank of America's Ken Lewis, and State Street's Ronald Logue. Frontline
“The Untouchables”

Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America’s financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street’s leaders have escaped prosecution.
Tuesday, May 21 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: teen couple walking in city Teen Romance: What's Risky, What's Not
Teens have the dominant voice in this new documentary. They define romance and friendship in what they regard as healthy and unhealthy relationships. The film is specifically oriented toward the mental health side of relationships, not the physical risks. Students advise their peers on sex, “friends with benefits,” jealousy, and love on the Internet. They talk candidly about setting boundaries, proper ways to communicate, how to break up, and most importantly, how to recognize and deal with difficult situations.
Wednesday, May 22 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: White lion cub Nkani (right) with its tawny cousin Shikota. Nature
“The White Lions”

This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa’s Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must overcome not only the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.
Wednesday, May 22 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/29 at Noon ET

Pictured: tornado hitting the ground NOVA
“Hunt for the Supertwister”

A powerful tornado is a terrifying phenomenon that continues to defy decades of scientific efforts to predict it. During one of the worst tornado seasons on record, a NOVA camera team chased across the Midwest, capturing hair-raising footage of highly destructive twisters in action. But this is much more than just another “extreme weather” show, focusing on the efforts of two scientists at the University of Oklahoma to develop radically different approaches to forecasting twisters. With jaw-dropping 3-D graphics generated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, “Hunt for the Supertwister” features spectacular footage of terrifying twisters and gives viewers a front-row seat to the risky and thrilling art of storm chasing. [The episode originally scheduled for tonight, "Secrets of the Sun," will not be aired.]
Wednesday, May 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/23 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dayak tribesmen Secrets of the Dead
“Airmen and the Headhunters”

This documentary investigates the extraordinary survival story of a crew of airmen shot down over the jungles of Japanese-occupied Borneo during World War II. The film recounts the rescue of a U.S. bomber crew by Dayak tribesmen, known for taking the heads of their enemies. The Dayaks fed and protected the airmen before leading them to the base of the maverick British special ops officer, Major Tom Harrisson, who was fighting a guerrilla war against the Japanese with a band of Australian commandoes. The program features an exclusive interview with the sole surviving member of the U.S. crew, as well as interviews with a number of the Dayak tribespeople and Japanese and Australian veterans.
Wednesday, May 22 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: program title graphic Out of Ireland
Out of Ireland is a news, culture and entertainment program presenting the best of modern Ireland in a magazine format. Every week the program features highlights of the news from Ireland's national broadcasting service, RTÉ. The show also includes interviews with Irish and Irish-American celebrities and politicians and showcases Irish music and entertainment.
Thursdays at 4:30 pm ET, new season begins May 23

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

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/24 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Wild Photo Adventures
“Maine Moose and Loons”

Tag along with professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner as he explores the country's wildest areas in search of that one great photograph. This award winning series shows you where, when and how to photograph wildlife in it's natural environment. This week Doug explores the Northern Woods to photograph Maine's fabled Moose and Loons.
Thursday, May 23 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/25 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Cambridge project house, before This Old House Hour
“Cambridge Project, Part 8”

Kevin and Richard get a taste of culturally diverse Cambridge by visiting what’s known locally as “Japan Town.” Norm shows how Tom has matched the exterior trim details and how the clapboards are going on over an underlayment that will let them dry out. Then, up on the roof deck, he lends a hand as Tom creates a staggered shingle pattern on the half walls to match what is on the existing house. In the second half of the hour Roger works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence.
Thursday, May 23 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: series host, Audra McDonald Live from Lincoln Center
“Audra McDonald: Go Back Home”

Join five-time Tony Award-winner and series host Audra McDonald as she takes a turn as the featured performer, singing songs from her new album and other favorites in a special spring concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Friday, May 24 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Romi Dias as Loreta Velazquez Rebel: Voces Special Presentation
Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. While the U.S. military may have recently lifted the ban on women in combat, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, was fighting in battle 150 years ago — one of the estimated 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the American Civil War. Who was she? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history?
Friday, May 24 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“John Kivela: Mayor to State Rep”

New 109th District State Representative and former Marquette City Mayor John Kivela talks about his first 4 months in office. Education reform, budget cuts, right to work laws, and bipartisan government will be some of the topics addressed.
Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/26 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: 25th anniversary National Geographic Bee logo National Geographic Bee 2013
The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 25th consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek. The contest features questions on topics spanning meteorology, international affairs, culture and social history. The Top 10 students will compete for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. Additionally, the national winner will travel (with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galápagos Islands to experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscapes of the islands on an expedition aboard the National Geographic Endeavour.
Saturday, May 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/27 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at the romantic comedy, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm and the Sci-Fi thriller, OBLIVION with Tom Cruise. They also weigh in on MUD, a southern drama with Matthew McConaughey and offer a retrospective on the STAR TREK universe and a preview of STAR TREK - INTO DARKNESS.
Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Radiohead Austin City Limits
“Radiohead”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs.
Saturday, May 25 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Judge Brian MacKenzie Help on the Home Front: Veterans Court & Mental Health
When veterans end up in court, they often have a number of unaddressed issues, including pain, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This program follows an innovative Michigan judge and cases in his “veterans court”, where instead of treating veterans as criminals, he helps them get the services they need and helps them turn their lives around.In this one-hour documentary, Detroit Public TV follows Judge Brian MacKenzie and three veterans’ cases as they work their way in and out of the Veterans Court program to get a handle on their addiction and mental health issues in order to redirect their lives.
Sunday, May 26 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host National Memorial Day Concert 2013
On the eve of Memorial Day, the 24th annual broadcast of this celebration of remembrance airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network. Co-hosts and acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York") will be joined by: "Dancing with the Stars" finalist and classical cross-over artist Katherine Jenkins; "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann; plus an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors, and musical artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
Sunday, May 26 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Eisenhower with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at Camp David. Eisenhower’s Secret War
“The Lure of the Presidency”

New two-hour documentary examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment — both public and covert — to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. Based on recent research by established scholars and writers, EISENHOWER'S SECRET WAR provides a fresh understanding of how President Eisenhower's national security policies and tactics kept a divided world at peace during the 1950s and in the ensuing decades. The first hour, "The Lure of the Presidency," chronicles the movement to draft Eisenhower - then NATO commander in Europe - as the Republican candidate for president in 1952. The second hour, "Building Weapons, Talking Peace" recounts President Eisenhower's battles against the Soviet Union in the escalating arms race.
Sunday, May 26 at 9:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: 25th anniversary National Geographic Bee logo National Geographic Bee 2013
The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 25th consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek. The contest features questions on topics spanning meteorology, international affairs, culture and social history. The Top 10 students will compete for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. Additionally, the national winner will travel (with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galápagos Islands to experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscapes of the islands on an expedition aboard the National Geographic Endeavour.
Monday, May 27 at Noon ET

Pictured: Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host National Memorial Day Concert 2013
On the eve of Memorial Day, the 24th annual broadcast of this celebration of remembrance airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network. Co-hosts and acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York") will be joined by: "Dancing with the Stars" finalist and classical cross-over artist Katherine Jenkins; "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann; plus an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors, and musical artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
Monday, May 27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Image of DVD cover Hold at All Costs
This documentary examines the build-up, events and aftermath of one desperate battle waged in 1953 during the Korean War's closing months. Produced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war's end, the program charts the epic attack and defense of Outpost Harry, where American, Greek and South Korean soldiers overcame incredible odds to protect a vital position against a massive Chinese barrage. Survivors representing all sides share their stories and detail the battle's impact on the rest of their lives. Features interviews with American, South Korean, Greek and Chinese veterans, in addition to three generals, MASH nurses, the South Korean Prime Minister, noted scholars and political commentators, including Newt Gingrich, U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel and Oliver North. Actor Edward Herrmann narrates.
Monday, May 27 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: The Scrappers Independent Lens
“Detropia”

Detroit: the grand American city, built on industry, fair play, hard work and the American Dream. In the past three decades, the city has seen its might crumble as oil prices spiked, the auto industry declined and the middle class began to disappear. But the people of Detroit are not ready to give up on this place, where the spirit of loyalty, community and grit is not so easy to break. They are ready to create a radically new Detroit in a post-industrial America.
Monday, May 27 at 10 pm ET on 13.2HD Only

Tuesday

Pictured: Program title graphic Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House
Carole King is the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, which honors the lifetime achievements of artists whose work exemplifies the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin. She is known for such beloved hits as "You’ve Got a Friend," "So Far Away," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "I Feel the Earth Move." Guests James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood and UK sensation Emeli Sande will honor the iconic singer-songwriter.
Tuesday, May 28 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Peter Sagal travels cross-country on a customized Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means in the 21st century.Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
“Built to Last?”

In this last episode, Peter Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years. He looks at the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy — amendments, judicial interpretation, checks and balances — and also at the political forces that threaten to undermine the framers’ vision: excessive partisanship leading to gridlock, money in politics and gerrymandering.
Tuesday, May 28 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro Frontline
“Outlawed in Pakistan”

When Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. For this unforgettable documentary, which premiered at Sundance, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing Kainat’s odyssey through Pakistan’s broken justice system — and her alleged rapists’ quest to clear their names. The result is a powerful and nuanced profile of courage in a society where rape victims and their families are often considered dishonorable and subjected to humiliation, poverty and mortal danger.
Tuesday, May 28 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Cocktails being served Binge
Hammered. Wasted. Plastered. Smashed. That's how binge drinkers end up after a night of partying. And young adults who binge drink are more likely to fight, have unwanted sex and have automobile accidents. It's a growing epidemic in both urban and rural areas, among college and non-college young adults. This program follows young adults as they drink too much, too fast. Viewers learn from law enforcement, university officials and bar owners who try to change this behavior before it's too late.
Wednesday, May 29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Himalayan peaks Nature
“The Himalayas”

The Himalayan mountain system is the planet’s highest and home to the world’s tallest peaks. NATURE explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain starring the mysterious snow leopard.
Wednesday, May 29 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: NOVA series logo NOVA
“Manhunt: Boston Bombers”

At 2:50pm on April 15, two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish line from a scene of triumph to tragedy, leaving three dead, hundreds injured, and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror. Less than five days later, the key suspects were identified and apprehended, with one dead, the other in custody. How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers? NOVA follows the manhunt step by step, examining the role modern technology - combined with old-fashioned detective work - played in cracking the case. Given hundreds of hours of surveillance and bystander videos, how did agents spot the bad guys in a sea of spectators? Why couldn't facial recognition software I.D. the criminals? How much could bomb chemistry analysis, cell phone GPS, infrared imagery and crowd sourcing reveal about the secrets behind! this horrific crime? With the help of top criminal investigators and anti-terrorism experts, NOVA explores which technological innovations worked - and which didn't - in the most notorious case of today, and how the world of crime fighting could be transformed tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 29 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/30 at Noon ET

Pictured: Devastation NOVA
“Oklahoma's Deadliest Tornadoes”

On May 20th 2013, a ferocious F5 tornado over a mile wide tore through Moore, Oklahoma, inflicting 24 deaths and obliterating entire neighborhoods. It was the third time an exceptionally violent tornado had struck the city in 14 years. Yet predicting when and where these killer storms will hit still poses a huge challenge. Why was 2011 – the worst ever recorded tornado season that left 158 dead in Joplin, Missouri- – followed by the quietest ever year of activity prior to the Moore disaster? Can improved radar and warning technology explain why so many fewer died in Moore than in Joplin? And will tornadoes get worse as Earth's climate heats up? In this NOVA special, we meet scientists in the front ranks of the battle to understand these extreme weather events. We also meet storm survivors whose lives have been upended, and learn how we can protect ourselves and our communities for the uncertain future. [The episode originally scheduled for tonight, "Deadliest Earthquakes," will not be aired.]
Wednesday, May 29 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Ask the DNR program logo Ask the DNR
“Water Sports, Camping and Recreation”

Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers on this live broadcast. Guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 30 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/31 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Wild Photo Adventures
“Shenandoah National Park”

Tag along with professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner as he explores the country's wildest areas in search of that one great photograph. This award winning series shows you where, when and how to photograph wildlife in it's natural environment. This week Doug gets up close and personal to photograph the majestic white-tailed deer.
Thursday, May 30 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: Cambridge project house, before This Old House Hour
“Cambridge Project, Part 9”

Norm and Kevin arrive to find the painters putting up a tinted primer with airless sprayers, turning the house from grey to a sunny yellow. Inside, Tom and Norm get to work trimming out the double hung widows on the second floor with an elegant, modern detail specified by the architect. In the second half of the hour, Tom installs interior window trim. Then, Richard installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.
Thursday, May 30 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize
This special celebrates beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, 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, some of the biggest names in comedy salute the 15th recipient of the humor prize.
Friday, May 31 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Italian housewares maker Alessi has sold more than two million of these Graves-designed teakettles since 1985. Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour
Embark on a voyage through architect and designer Michael Graves’ career and the influences that shaped him, from his early days studying in Rome to the life-altering events of 2003 — events that changed his personal perspective and brought about a new kind of professional achievement. Geoffrey Baer hosts.
Friday, May 31 at 10:30 pm ET

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