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

Monday

Pictured: A couple dancing at The O'Neills in the Catskills The Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads
Visit New York's famed vacation spot, which also served as a summer getaway for many Irish and Irish-Americans for nearly 100 years. Archival photos, home movies, private audio recordings, contemporary videography, and dozens of interviews trace the history and the legacy of this beloved chapter of Irish-Americana in the Catskills.
Monday, May 1 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Independent Lens
“National Bird”

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash. pictured: Drone whistleblower Daniel.
Monday, May 1 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/2 at 1 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: program title graphic Independent Lens
“National Bird”

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash. pictured: Drone whistleblower Daniel.
Tuesday, May 2 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Search for the USS Scorpion
The War of 1812 hit the Chesapeake hard: Britain's Royal Navy was the most powerful force in the world and her warships raided bayside towns with impunity. In Baltimore, Revolutionary War hero Joshua Barney could not sit idly by. To mount a counterstrike, he assembled a mosquito fleet, dubbed The Chesapeake Flotilla, and from his flagship the USS Scorpion, Commodore Barney led a charge against the fearsome Royal Navy. After a series of daring battles, the Flotilla was chased up the Patuxent River and intentionally scuttled to prevent them from falling into enemy hands. This special visits the front lines of marine archaeology trying to piece together a mystery of history. Could it be that the lost flagship of Commodore Barney's Flotilla has finally be found?
Tuesday, May 2 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Cast of Victorian Slum House: back row (left to right) Mandy Howarth, Russell Howarth, Graham Potter, Allison Oldfield, Andy Gardiner, Adrian Bird; front row (left to right) James Howarth, Rebecca Howarth, Allison Oldfield, Heather Oldfield, Olivia Olfield, Wiebke Bird.Victorian Slum House
“The 1860s”

In this 5-part series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor. In part 1, follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears.
Tuesdays, May 2-30 at 8 pm
Repeats 5/3 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Robert Ripley in Brazil with a giant hand-rolled cigar Ripley: Believe It or Not: American Experience
Robert Ripley’s obsession with the odd made him one of the richest men in America. Over three decades, his Believe It or Not franchise grew into an entertainment empire, and the eccentric, globetrotting playboy became an unlikely national celebrity.
Tuesday, May 2 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/3 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Frontline
“Second Chance Kids”

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Examine the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follow two of the first convicts to be released.
Tuesday, May 2 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/4 at 2 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: program title graphic Nature
“Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1”

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins’ “superpod” behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries in this new 2-part special.
Wednesday, May 3 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/10 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. NOVA
“Super Tunnel”

Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.
Wednesday, May 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/4 at Noon ET

Pictured: Intermediate sundew (Drosera intermedia) in cultivation. Plants Behaving Badly
“Murder & Mayhem”

Two groups of plants exhibit such intriguing behavior that a century and a half ago they attracted the attention of Charles Darwin. This two-part series takes an in-depth look at the intriguing behavior of orchids and carnivorous plants and witness a world of deceit and treachery worthy of any fictional thriller. David Attenborouth narrates. Pictured: Intermediate sundew (Drosera intermedia) in cultivation.
Wednesdays, May 3 and 10 at 10 pm
Repeats 5/4 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Intermediate sundew (Drosera intermedia) in cultivation. Plants Behaving Badly
“Murder & Mayhem”

Two groups of plants exhibit such intriguing behavior that a century and a half ago they attracted the attention of Charles Darwin. This two-part series takes an in-depth look at the intriguing behavior of orchids and carnivorous plants and witness a world of deceit and treachery worthy of any fictional thriller. David Attenborouth narrates. Pictured: Intermediate sundew (Drosera intermedia) in cultivation.
Thursday, May 4 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Frontline
“Second Chance Kids”

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Examine the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follow two of the first convicts to be released.
Thursday, May 4 at 2 pm ET

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. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Roman Politi, Neurology; Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Neurology; and Bonnie Kilpela, Physician Assistant, Neurology. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/5 at Noon ET

Pictured: Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn Wolf Hall on Masterpiece
“Part 5”

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor. In episode 5, with Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her before her son is born. But has she overplayed her cards?
Thursday, May 4 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Program title graphic Coming of Age in Aging America
What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society where a third of the population is over age 65? We are an aging society – and will continue to be. Coming of Age in Aging America explores the demanding reality of this permanent transformational phenomenon.
Friday, May 5 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Dancing feet Latin Music USA
“The Chicano Wave/Divas and Superstars”

The rise of American music forged from powerful Latin roots and the influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll — and on American culture. Jimmy Smits narrates. Hour 3 explores how Mexican Americans in California, Texas and throughout the Southwest created their own distinct musical voices; and the final hour focuses on the Latin pop explosion of the turn of the 21st century.
Friday, May 5 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Knitting Daily series logo Knitting Daily
This season Vickie Howell and her guests take a holistic approach to yarn crafting! From spinning to knitting and crochet, Knitting Daily TV covers the whole spectrum. Learn new stitches each episode from instructor Tanis Gray. Get into the thick and thin of yarn as expert guests explore scale by spinning super fine fibers and working with on-trend mega-bulky yarns. You’ll see why, no matter how busy you are each day, it‘s essential to knit daily!
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins May 6

Pictured: Closeup of Gown and tassles NMU Spring Commencement 2017
Live coverage of Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement ceremonies broadcast from the Superior Dome. Congratulations graduates and families! Jason Jennings, bestselling author and internationally recognized authority on leadership, growth and innovation, will be the keynote speaker. The Negaunee native will also receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree. Jennings attended NMU for one year in 1970 before transferring to the University of Detroit Mercy, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science.
Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 am ET

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Observations on Energy”

What does the U.P.'s energy future look like? We talk to officials about the changing energy industry, new Upper Peninsula generation, planning and related topics. Guests: Marquette Board of Light & Power Director Paul Kitti, Engineering Consultant John Reynolds, and Board Member Jerry Irby. Media guest Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/7 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: View near Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Rockies By Rail
Take a rail trip through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies, exploring some of the most stunning scenery in the world aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer. Come aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer, known as one of the best rail journeys in the world. The journey begins in Seattle, Wash. with stops in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, and other memorable places. During the journey the program will explore the rich history and culture of the region, the history of the railroad and its importance to Canada, discover the local cuisine, meet the people of the region, and offer views of the endless natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
Saturday, May 6 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: Robert Plant Austin City Limits
“Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums.
Saturday, May 6 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Barbara (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Patsy Mount (EMERALD FENNELL) Call the Midwife
“Part 6”

It's now 1962 and times are changing. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, the medics of Call the Midwife must make choices -- and fight battles -- of their own. In part 3, Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture. The Nonnatus family unites to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia
Sunday, May 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Cast of Home Fires Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece
“Part 6”

The story of a group of inspiring women in an English village during World War II concludes. There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for a wedding. Even as the allies cheer for victory in the Battle of Britain, there’s one more twist of fate in store for the citizens of Great Paxford.
Sunday, May 7 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/8 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII Wolf Hall on Masterpiece
“Part 6”

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor. In episode 6, Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust. Henry instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second queen. Sensing her loss of favor, the queen’s enemies gather.
Sunday, May 7 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/11 at 10 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Daniel Tiger with picture of Daniel and Grandpere. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip
In this special, the Tiger Family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere's! At first, Daniel doesn't know what to expect on the ride, but with a helpful map from Mom Tiger, Daniel learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family.
Monday, May 8 at 9 am ET
Repeats 5/10 at 9 am ET

Pictured: View near Banff, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Rockies By Rail
Take a rail trip through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies, exploring some of the most stunning scenery in the world aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer. Come aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer, known as one of the best rail journeys in the world. The journey begins in Seattle, Wash. with stops in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, and other memorable places. During the journey the program will explore the rich history and culture of the region, the history of the railroad and its importance to Canada, discover the local cuisine, meet the people of the region, and offer views of the endless natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
Monday, May 8 at Noon ET

Pictured: Terri A. Jury It’s ‘Just’ Anxiety
Meet a dozen people from diverse backgrounds who describe their personal struggles with this mental health condition.Anxiety symptoms range from excessive worry and fear to more extreme manifestations such as compulsive behavior and torturous panic attacks. With more than 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety, this program aims to destigmatize and humanize this debilitating yet treatable mental health issue. The inspiring real-life stories presented in the program demonstrate how those who suffer from this mental health issue can begin the path to recovery.
Monday, May 8 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/9 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Terri A. Jury It’s ‘Just’ Anxiety
Meet a dozen people from diverse backgrounds who describe their personal struggles with this mental health condition.Anxiety symptoms range from excessive worry and fear to more extreme manifestations such as compulsive behavior and torturous panic attacks. With more than 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety, this program aims to destigmatize and humanize this debilitating yet treatable mental health issue. The inspiring real-life stories presented in the program demonstrate how those who suffer from this mental health issue can begin the path to recovery.
Tuesday, May 9 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Cast of Victorian Slum House: back row (left to right) Mandy Howarth, Russell Howarth, Graham Potter, Allison Oldfield, Andy Gardiner, Adrian Bird; front row (left to right) James Howarth, Rebecca Howarth, Allison Oldfield, Heather Oldfield, Olivia Olfield, Wiebke Bird.Victorian Slum House
“The 1870s”

In this 5-part series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor. In part 2, witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfil clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won’t be able to settle their debts.
Tuesday, May 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/10 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow posing together in front of car, 1933. Bonnie & Clyde: American Experience
Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in US history, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Though their exploits were romanticized, the Barrow gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as robberies and kidnappings.
Tuesday, May 9 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/10 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Poverty, Politics and Profit”

Investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need. With NPR, Frontline examines the politics, profits and problems of an affordable housing system in crisis.
Tuesday, May 9 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/11 at 2 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Daniel Tiger with picture of Daniel and Grandpere. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip
In this special, the Tiger Family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere's! At first, Daniel doesn't know what to expect on the ride, but with a helpful map from Mom Tiger, Daniel learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family.
Wednesday, May 10 at 9 am ET
Repeats 5/12 at 9 am ET

Pictured: NOVA series logo NOVA
“Arctic Ghost Ship”

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships—a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.
Wednesday, May 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/11 at Noon ET

Pictured: Yellow lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum); North America. Plants Behaving Badly
“Sex & Lies”

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Pictured: Yellow lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum); North America.
Wednesday, May 10 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/11 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Yellow lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum); North America. Plants Behaving Badly
“Sex & Lies”

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Pictured: Yellow lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum); North America.
Thursday, May 11 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Poverty, Politics and Profit”

Investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need. With NPR, Frontline examines the politics, profits and problems of an affordable housing system in crisis.
Thursday, May 11 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the Judges program logo Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week, special guest Hon. Judge Mark Wisti, 97th District Court, Houghton County, and Attorney Karl Numinen of Marquette, join guest host Jim Koski. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 11 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/12 at Noon ET

Pictured: Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII Wolf Hall on Masterpiece
“Part 6”

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor. In episode 6, Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust. Henry instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second queen. Sensing her loss of favor, the queen’s enemies gather.
Thursday, May 11 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Daniel Tiger with picture of Daniel and Grandpere. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip
In this special, the Tiger Family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere's! At first, Daniel doesn't know what to expect on the ride, but with a helpful map from Mom Tiger, Daniel learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family.
Friday, May 12 at 9 am ET
Repeats 5/13 at 7 am ET

Pictured: Orca logo By All Rights
By All Rights centers on the efforts to give appropriate legal rights to whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The film discusses the unique human-like qualities these animals posses and the difficulties they face in dealing with many human activities. Narrated by Mike Farrell.
Friday, May 12 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Major Damon Rocky Gause War Journal: The Incredible WWII Escape of Major Damon “Rocky” Gause
Learn the true story of one of the most impossible escapes in World War II. American airman Damon "Rocky" Gause escaped a prison camp on the Bataan Peninsula in 1942, swam to nearby Corregidor Island, and then sailed with U.S. serviceman William Lloyd Osborne in a leaky 20-foot fishing boat from the Philippines to Australia. Fifty-two days and 3,200 miles later, the two Americans reached freedom.
Friday, May 12 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Old engraving of soldiers at Fort Frederick The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick
A crumbling Colonial fort, Fort Frederick in Beaufort County, South Carolina, becomes the foundation for Emancipation Day. Nine historians and archaeologists follow Fort Frederick’s lineage as it becomes the birthplace of Reconstruction.
Friday, May 12 at 10:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Daniel Tiger with picture of Daniel and Grandpere. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip
In this special, the Tiger Family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere's! At first, Daniel doesn't know what to expect on the ride, but with a helpful map from Mom Tiger, Daniel learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family.
Saturday, May 13 at 7 am ET

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.
Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/14 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Free to Rock
During the Cold War the Soviet Ministry of Culture deemed western rock music as propaganda. However, the soft power of American rock music was pumped into Eastern Europe and the USSR by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. This forbidden music inspired thousands of underground rock bands and tens of millions of their passionate supporters, and ultimately contributed to the end of the Cold War.
Saturday, May 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/15 at Noon ET

Pictured: Courtney Barnett Austin City Limits
“Gary Clark Jr./Courtney Barnett”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
Saturday, May 13 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: program title graphic Life on the Line
The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone - especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, coping with a disability or battling mental illness. This new series takes an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind. In the first episode, for the Escarcega family, their worst nightmare becomes a harrowing reality. Their newborn baby is slowly dying from congenital heart disease. Doctors tell them it's the beginning of the end unless a heart becomes available for transplant surgery. Will Baby David receive a heart in time?
Sundays at 11 am ET, begins May 14

Pictured: program title graphic Requiem for My Mother
Composer Stephen Edwards pays tribute to his mother and musical muse by creating an original choral and orchestral composition which premieres at a prestigious musical festival in Vatican City. Edwards wrote "Requiem" to commemorate his mother Rosalie's influence on him – both personally and professionally – from his first music lessons as a child to his career as a professional film score composer. The hour-long documentary profiles Edwards’ creative process, the behind-the-scenes work of conductor Candace Wicke, the plentiful choral and orchestral rehearsals and the recording studio experience, and includes reflections by musicians and members of the Edwards family.
Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm ET
Repeats 5/15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Barbara (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Patsy Mount (EMERALD FENNELL) Call the Midwife
“Part 7”

It's now 1962 and times are changing. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, the medics of Call the Midwife must make choices -- and fight battles -- of their own. In part 7, Dr. Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent. Nurse Crane faces an unexpected crisis.
Sunday, May 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/15 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles King Charles III on Masterpiece
The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Tim Pigott-Smith stars as Charles.
Sunday, May 14 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/16 at 1 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Program title graphic Free to Rock
During the Cold War the Soviet Ministry of Culture deemed western rock music as propaganda. However, the soft power of American rock music was pumped into Eastern Europe and the USSR by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. This forbidden music inspired thousands of underground rock bands and tens of millions of their passionate supporters, and ultimately contributed to the end of the Cold War.
Monday, May 15 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Requiem for My Mother
Composer Stephen Edwards pays tribute to his mother and musical muse by creating an original choral and orchestral composition which premieres at a prestigious musical festival in Vatican City. Edwards wrote "Requiem" to commemorate his mother Rosalie's influence on him – both personally and professionally – from his first music lessons as a child to his career as a professional film score composer. The hour-long documentary profiles Edwards’ creative process, the behind-the-scenes work of conductor Candace Wicke, the plentiful choral and orchestral rehearsals and the recording studio experience, and includes reflections by musicians and members of the Edwards family.
Monday, May 15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Incarcerated Japanese Americans. Relocation, Arkansas - Aftermath of Incarceration
In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons in the interior because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas. Relocation, Arkansas – Aftermath of Incarceration isn’t just another film about the Japanese American incarceration experience. It explores what the experience meant to the people who had lived it as they struggled to find their way in a world that was vastly different than the one they had left behind, how it affected the generation that was born after the camps closed, and how the aftermath intersected with the civil rights movement in the Deep South.
Monday, May 15 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/19 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles King Charles III on Masterpiece
The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Tim Pigott-Smith stars as Charles.
Tuesday, May 16 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Cast of Victorian Slum House: back row (left to right) Mandy Howarth, Russell Howarth, Graham Potter, Allison Oldfield, Andy Gardiner, Adrian Bird; front row (left to right) James Howarth, Rebecca Howarth, Allison Oldfield, Heather Oldfield, Olivia Olfield, Wiebke Bird.Victorian Slum House
“The 1880s”

In this 5-part series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor. In part 3, despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.
Tuesday, May 16 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/17 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: The Carter Family American Epic
“The Big Bang”

In the 1920s, the contry, bluegrass, blues and gospel music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever. Travel the country and meet these unknown 1920s artists in a new 3-part film executive produced by Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett.In part 1, travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records.
Tuesdays, May 16, 23 and 30 at 9 pm
Repeats 5/17 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Man riding horse with American flag. Frontline
“American Patriot”

See how one family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “Patriot” groups. Go inside the Bundy family’s standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades.
Tuesday, May 16 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/18 at 2 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Chef Rick Bayless Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
“The Hunt for Caribbean Lobster”

Season 11 centers on the vibrant food scene and burgeoning chef movement in the Yucatan Peninsula, home to the Mayans, North America's largest indigenous population. Known as one of the world's great cuisines, Yucatan dishes share many of the basic ingredients and culinary practices typically used in the rest of Mexico. However, its unique location puts the peninsula in a position to welcome cultural influences, ingredients and flavors from around the globe, including Spain, Lebanon, Cuba, Africa and the Caribbean. Ever the consummate cooking teacher, Chef Rick Bayless translates the intricate dishes and native Mayan recipes of the Yucatan into everyday enjoyment for the at-home cook.
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm ET, begins May 17, also airs at 9 pm ET on TV13/PLUS 13.3

Pictured: Aye-aye extracting beetle grubs from wood. Nature
“Animal Misfits”

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. “Animal Misfits” reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.
Wednesday, May 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/24 at Noon ET

Pictured: Actors dressed as ancient Chinese soldiers on chariot NOVA
“Chinese Chariot Revealed”

For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields–dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon.
Wednesday, May 17 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/18 at Noon ET

Pictured: James Wong with dairy cows. Food - Delicious Science
“Food on the Brain”

In this new 3-part series, hosts Michael Mosley and James Wong (pictured) examine the physics, chemistry and biology that lie hidden in every bite of food we eat. Understanding the deep evolutionary roots of human reactions and cravings for food offers a new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet. Part 1 discovers how food chemistry create cravings in our brains.
Wednesdays, May 17, 24 and 31 at 10 pm
Repeats 5/18 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Man riding horse with American flag. Frontline
“American Patriot”

See how one family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “Patriot” groups. Go inside the Bundy family’s standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades.
Thursday, May 18 at 2 pm ET

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. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Robert Blotter, Orthopedics, from Advanced Orthopedics, Marquette; Dr. Jessica Haloskie, Family Medicine, from Marquette Family Medicine; and Dr. David Gast, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, from U.P. Health System Marquette Brain and Spine Center. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/19 at Noon ET

Pictured: Collage of shoes, Emma Gatewood, and Appalachian Trail map. Trail Magic, the Grandma Gatewood Story
In 1955, a woman walked 2,170 miles becoming the first person to solo walk the entire Appalachian Trail in a single season. Emma Gatewood was not just the first woman to finish the hike solo — she did it at 67 years old. Emma, known to the public as “Grandma” Gatewood, became a celebrity across America. Her story raised the veil on several cultural barriers of the day, including age and sex discrimination.
Thursday, May 18 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/22 at 2 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Incarcerated Japanese Americans. Relocation, Arkansas - Aftermath of Incarceration
In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons in the interior because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas. Relocation, Arkansas – Aftermath of Incarceration isn’t just another film about the Japanese American incarceration experience. It explores what the experience meant to the people who had lived it as they struggled to find their way in a world that was vastly different than the one they had left behind, how it affected the generation that was born after the camps closed, and how the aftermath intersected with the civil rights movement in the Deep South.
Friday, May 19 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: James Beard at radio microphone. James Beard: American Masters
Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York.
Friday, May 19 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Chef Julia Child as she appeared in The Frech Chef television series. American Masters
“Julia! America's Favorite Chef”

Savor the life and legacy of Julia Child, who introduced French cuisine to America through her public TV series, The French Chef, in 1963. First aired in August 2004, the film tells two love stories: Julia and Paul Child, and Julia and French food.
Friday, May 19 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Shoreline Safety”

A look at local government efforts to improve waterfront safety, prevent drownings and provide for more timely rescues. Promising measures have been rolled-out in the Marquette area following two detailed studies over the past five years. Guests: U.P. Health Systems Paramedic Gary Gustafson, Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows, and NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist Matthew Zika. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/21 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: National Geographic Bee logo National Geographic Bee 2017
The 2017 National Geographic Bee features fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $25,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic & Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
Saturday, May 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/22 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Weekend Explorer
Join the adventure as Emmy awarded host Jeffrey Lehmann takes you to incredibly scenic destinations throughout North America and the world in the award-winning Weekend Explorer television series. Each episode features a unique destination and searches out that area's best kept secrets as well as exploring traditional landmarks. Experience the new spirit of travel with the host, while learning about each destination through his informative and humorous narrative that includes culture, history, nature, and wildlife. This week, Glacier Country, Montana.
Saturdays at 10:30 pm ET, begins May 20

Pictured: Austin City Limits program logo Austin City Limits
“Tedeschi Trucks Band”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, the Grammy Award-winning group featuring Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and an ensemble of musicians showcases their latest record, Let Me Get By.
Saturday, May 20 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Barbara (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Patsy Mount (EMERALD FENNELL) Call the Midwife
“Part 8”

It's now 1962 and times are changing. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, the medics of Call the Midwife must make choices -- and fight battles -- of their own. In part 8, an unexpected turn of events leads to a hastily arranged wedding. Shelagh finally goes into labor. The arrival of the birth control pill leads to unforeseen consequences.
Sunday, May 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/22 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Joanne Froggatt as Mary Ann Cotton Dark Angel on Masterpiece
Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on "Downton Abbey," stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama — the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer.
Sunday, May 21 at 9 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: National Geographic Bee logo National Geographic Bee 2017
The 2017 National Geographic Bee features fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $25,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic & Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
Monday, May 22 at Noon ET

Pictured: Collage of shoes, Emma Gatewood, and Appalachian Trail map. Trail Magic, the Grandma Gatewood Story
In 1955, a woman walked 2,170 miles becoming the first person to solo walk the entire Appalachian Trail in a single season. Emma Gatewood was not just the first woman to finish the hike solo — she did it at 67 years old. Emma, known to the public as “Grandma” Gatewood, became a celebrity across America. Her story raised the veil on several cultural barriers of the day, including age and sex discrimination.
Monday, May 22 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Juan, Jarad and Antonio at the Compound, a high-security Los Angeles facility for juvenile offenders. Independent Lens
“They Call Us Monsters”

They Call Us Monsters takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults. To their victims, they're monsters.
Monday, May 22 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/23 at 1 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Juan, Jarad and Antonio at the Compound, a high-security Los Angeles facility for juvenile offenders. Independent Lens
“They Call Us Monsters”

They Call Us Monsters takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults. To their victims, they're monsters.
Tuesday, May 23 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Spectrum: A Story of the Mind
Explore the beautiful sensory world of autism with Dr. Temple Grandin. This is an in-depth examination of the complex autistic mind, told through the lens of individuals across the spectrum. Imagine a world where words taste and thoughts feel, where sounds swell with color and leaves on trees change tones visible to the naked eye, and where eye contact with another can cause physical pain. Dr. Temple Grandin, the most well-known autistic person in the world, breaks down the link between autism and sensory experiences with descriptions illustrated with vivid animation.
Tuesday, May 23 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Cast of Victorian Slum House: back row (left to right) Mandy Howarth, Russell Howarth, Graham Potter, Allison Oldfield, Andy Gardiner, Adrian Bird; front row (left to right) James Howarth, Rebecca Howarth, Allison Oldfield, Heather Oldfield, Olivia Olfield, Wiebke Bird.Victorian Slum House
“The 1890s”

In this 5-part series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor. In part 4, enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.
Tuesday, May 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/24 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: The Williamson Brothers and Curry American Epic
“Blood and Soil”

Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin’ Wolf. Pictured: The Williamson Brothers and Curry.
Tuesday, May 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/24 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Bannon's War”

Examine Trump advisor Stephen Bannon’s war—with radical Islam, Washington, and White House rivals. Learn about his fight to deliver on Trump’s promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America.
Tuesday, May 23 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/25 at 2 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Swarm of free tailed bats at cave entrance, Texas Nature
“The Gathering Swarms”

Animals like bats, locusts and penguins gather to breed, migrate and protect from the elements and foes. Check out swarm intelligence, the natural world’s version of social media, as the gathering swarms share information by collective consciousness.
Wednesday, May 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/31 at Noon ET

Pictured: NOVA series logo NOVA
“Meteor Strike”

On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth’s atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural Mountains. The Siberian meteor was captured by digital dashboard cameras, a common fixture in Russian cars and trucks. Within days, armed with this crowd-sourced material, NOVA crews, along with impact scientists, hit the ground in Russia to hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor’s origin and makeup. Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery — with Earth in the cross-hairs? What are the chances that another, even more massive, asteroid is heading straight for us? Are we just years, months or days away from a total global reboot of civilization, or worse?
Wednesday, May 24 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/25 at Noon ET

Pictured: James Wong with dairy cows. Food - Delicious Science
“A Matter of Taste”

In this new 3-part series, hosts Michael Mosley and James Wong (pictured) examine the physics, chemistry and biology that lie hidden in every bite of food we eat. Understanding the deep evolutionary roots of human reactions and cravings for food offers a new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet. Part 2 looks at the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose.
Wednesday, May 24 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/25 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Bannon's War”

Examine Trump advisor Stephen Bannon’s war—with radical Islam, Washington, and White House rivals. Learn about his fight to deliver on Trump’s promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America.
Thursday, May 25 at 2 pm ET

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. This month, host Ann Feldhauser welcomes guests Jennifer Johnson, fisheries biologist; Monica Joseph, wildlife biologist; Doug Barry, park supervisor; and Bobby Watson, conservation officer. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, May 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/26 at Noon ET

Pictured: 20th Century Limited train engine 20th Century Limited
The New York Central Railroad was the way for celebrities and business tycoons to travel between New York and Chicago from 1902 through 1967. In thie new documentary, interviews, vintage film and still images provide an in depth history of America's most famous passenger train. Actor Michael Gross hosts.
Thursday, May 25 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/26 at 2 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: 20th Century Limited train engine 20th Century Limited
The New York Central Railroad was the way for celebrities and business tycoons to travel between New York and Chicago from 1902 through 1967. In thie new documentary, interviews, vintage film and still images provide an in depth history of America's most famous passenger train. Actor Michael Gross hosts.
Friday, May 26 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Chef Jacques Pepin Jacques Pepin: American Masters
Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons. Pcitured: French-born Chef Jacques Pépin, shown here in New York at age 29 during his stint developing recipes for the American restaurant chain Howard Johnson’s, would go on to create landmark cookbooks and television series that helped change the landscape of American food.
Friday, May 26 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Alice Waters American Masters
“Alice Waters & Her Delicious Revolution”

Discover Alice Waters, who, with her cafe Chez Panisse, became a major force behind the way Americans eat and think about food, launching the explosion of local farmers’ markets and the edible schoolyard. First aired March 2003.
Friday, May 26 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Host Susan Brubaker Knapp Quilting Arts
In this season of Quilting Arts, host Susan Brubaker Knapp joins contemporary quilt artists from around the nation to translate their personal visions into beautiful quilts using fiber, fabric, paint and stitches. Inspired by nature, by people, by photos and by color, they infuse creative energy into their quilts. Learn to translate ideas and emotions into art quilts as you make time for contemporary quilting every day -- with Quilting Arts. This week, the focus is on feathers.
Saturdays at 10:30 am ET, begins May 27

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. Note: The episode orginally scheduled for this week, Marquette Homeless Census Changes, has been postponed.
Saturday, May 27 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 5/28 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Sgt. Marcin Radwin and MWD Dex, a 4-year-old yellow lab. Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love
Explore the intimate bond between military working dogs and their handlers, combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, these highly trained dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection. Pictured: Sgt. Marcin Radwin and MWD Dex, a 4-year-old yellow lab.
Saturday, May 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/29 at Noon ET

Pictured: Iggy Pop Austin City Limits
“Iggy Pop”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, a thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop. The Detroit native blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album, Post Pop Depression, accompanied by members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.
Saturday, May 27 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Bugler National Memorial Day Concert 2017
The 28th annual broadcast of this night of remembrance honors the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. This year's program includes a 75th anniversary salute to the Doolittle Raiders, the daring aviators who changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.
Sunday, May 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 5/29 at 1 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.
Sunday, May 28 at 9:30 pm 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.
Sunday, May 28 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 5/30 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphics The Last Ring Home
Learn the story of Lt Minter Dial and his 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy ring that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a spellbinding account of one man's obsession with a family mystery and the product of decades of research and inquiries. It also explores author Minter Dial's pursuit of the true story of his namesake, his late grandfather Lt. Minter Dial, USN, a celebrated war hero whose suffering and trauma nearly buried his memory forever.
Sunday, May 28 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 5/30 at 2 pm ET

Monday

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.
Monday, May 29 at 6:30 am ET

Pictured: program title graphic with Cookie Monster Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief
Cookie Monster is wrongly accused of stealing world-famous masterpieces in this hilarious parody set at the Museum of Modern Cookies. Shenanigans ensue when Detective Elmo, Chris, and the gang try to clear Cookie Monster’s name as scrumptious paintings are stolen right from under their noses. Even as the adventure heats up, tour guide Prairie Dawn is able to share stories like how the great artist Leonardo da Crunchy made Muncha Lisa smile. Cookie Monster also learns some important self-regulation strategies—about cookies, of course!—along the way.
Monday, May 29 at 10:30 am ET
Repeats 5/31 at 10:30 am ET

Pictured: Sgt. Marcin Radwin and MWD Dex, a 4-year-old yellow lab. Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love
Explore the intimate bond between military working dogs and their handlers, combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, these highly trained dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection. Pictured: Sgt. Marcin Radwin and MWD Dex, a 4-year-old yellow lab.
Monday, May 29 at Noon ET

Pictured: Bugler National Memorial Day Concert 2017
The 28th annual broadcast of this night of remembrance honors the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. This year's program includes a 75th anniversary salute to the Doolittle Raiders, the daring aviators who changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.
Monday, May 29 at 1 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.
Monday, May 29 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: U.S. Army veteran Alex Sutton cradles a show pigeon on his 43 acre farm in rural Moore County, North Carolina. Independent Lens
“Farmer/Veteran”

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.
Monday, May 29 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

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.
Tuesday, May 30 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphics The Last Ring Home
Learn the story of Lt Minter Dial and his 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy ring that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a spellbinding account of one man's obsession with a family mystery and the product of decades of research and inquiries. It also explores author Minter Dial's pursuit of the true story of his namesake, his late grandfather Lt. Minter Dial, USN, a celebrated war hero whose suffering and trauma nearly buried his memory forever.
Tuesday, May 30 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: World War II veterans. Return to Normandy
Twenty-two World War II veterans are invited on a trip to attend the 70th anniversary celebration of the invasion of D-Day in Normandy, France. Many of the veterans have reservations about attending and some are excited to set foot on the sands they fought on decades ago. No veteran was expecting the hero's welcome that they would receive during their ten day visit that, in the end, would change their lives.
Tuesday, May 30 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Cast of Victorian Slum House: back row (left to right) Mandy Howarth, Russell Howarth, Graham Potter, Allison Oldfield, Andy Gardiner, Adrian Bird; front row (left to right) James Howarth, Rebecca Howarth, Allison Oldfield, Heather Oldfield, Olivia Olfield, Wiebke Bird.Victorian Slum House
“The 1900s”

In this 5-part series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. A group of 21st century people are moving in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor. In part 5, observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. See what steps are finally taken to alleviate the plight of the poor.
Tuesday, May 30 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: The Hopi Indian Chanters performing in front of the Capitol. Washington, DC  1926. American Epic
“Out of the Many, the One”

Discover how America’s diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii’s Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt’s blues inspires a generation of musicians. Pictured: The Hopi Indian Chanters performing in front of the Capitol. Washington, DC – 1926.
Tuesday, May 30 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 5/31 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: author and surgeon Atul Gawande Frontline
“Being Mortal”

FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors – including Gawande himself – struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.
Tuesday, May 30 at 10:30 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: program title graphic with Cookie Monster Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief
Cookie Monster is wrongly accused of stealing world-famous masterpieces in this hilarious parody set at the Museum of Modern Cookies. Shenanigans ensue when Detective Elmo, Chris, and the gang try to clear Cookie Monster’s name as scrumptious paintings are stolen right from under their noses. Even as the adventure heats up, tour guide Prairie Dawn is able to share stories like how the great artist Leonardo da Crunchy made Muncha Lisa smile. Cookie Monster also learns some important self-regulation strategies—about cookies, of course!—along the way.
Wednesday, May 31 at 10:30 am ET

Pictured: Louisiana coastal wetlands Managing Risk in a Changing Climate
With relative rates of sea level rise among the highest in the world, the Louisiana coastal region has been called the canary in the coal mine for climate risk. This program examines how scientists and the region's decision makers and citizen stakeholders came together to create an action plan to fight catastrophic climate impacts from rising seas and violent storms. Peter Coyote narrates.
Wednesday, May 31 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Joe Hutto and mule deer Nature
“Touching the Wild”

Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. As he crosses the species divide, Hutto taps into a new understanding of these elusive animals. His joy in his new family is infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey — and it’s an experience that will rock him to his core; sharing their world so personally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind.
Wednesday, May 31 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: The Flint Water Treatment Plant in Flint, Michigan NOVA
“Poinsoned Water”

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, has revealed a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of our aging drinking water infrastructure. Discover the chemistry, biology and engineering that led to this disaster.
Wednesday, May 31 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: James Wong with dairy cows. Food - Delicious Science
“We Are What We Eat”

In this new 3-part series, hosts Michael Mosley and James Wong (pictured) examine the physics, chemistry and biology that lie hidden in every bite of food we eat. Understanding the deep evolutionary roots of human reactions and cravings for food offers a new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet. Part 3 discovers how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.
Wednesday, May 31 at 10 pm ET

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