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

Friday

Pictured: Program title graphic. Paleo Sleuths
Explore a series of paleontology excavations that showcase the changing landscape and animal life on America's Great Plains – beginning 34 million years ago with the Ice Age. Through interviews with paleontology experts, modern-day footage of excavations, historic re-enactments, archival photo- graphs, and stunning animations with 3-D models that bring pre-historic figures to life, the educational and informative PALEO SLEUTHS features fossil discoveries in the Great Plains that challenge popular understanding of the origins of mammals.
Friday, September 1 at Noon ET

Pictured: Lucy Worsley Secrets of the Six Wives
“Beheaded, Died”

Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment. This week, Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour. Anne’s fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son.
Friday, September 1 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Richard Linklater Richard Linklater: American Masters
Take an unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style that emerged in the late 1980s-90s, sparked by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Dazed and Confused.” Features never-before-seen footage and interviews.
Friday, September 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: man on ladder photographing a giraffe Shooting in the Wild
As cinematic technology brings ever-more-breathtaking images to the screen, and as our direct contact with nature diminishes, an ever-expanding audience craves the indirect experience of wild nature that wildlife and nature films provide. But this success has a dark side, as veteran producer and film educator Chris Palmer reveals in the documentary Shooting in the Wild. Based on his authoritative and engrossing book of the same name, Shooting in the Wild presents an insider’s look at the business of wildlife filmmaking, uncovering a more pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, and even abuse in wildlife films.
Friday, September 1 at 10:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Congressman Jack Bergman”

An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District.
Saturday, September 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/3 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Ian Ruskin as labor leader and social visionary Harry Bridges. From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges
Directed by Academy Award-winning director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, this is the film of a truly unique event – Ian Ruskin performs his one-man play about labor leader and social visionary Harry Bridges to a packed house of 1000 longshore workers in San Pedro, California. The result, with appearances by Elliott Gould, Edward Asner and members of ILWU Local 13, and with music by Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tim Reynolds, Ciro Hurtado, and others is an inspiring story.
Saturday, September 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/4 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Wiese in the Australian Outback. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
“Namibia: Wild Cheetah”

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Namibia to meet a woman who has dedicated her life to saving cheetahs from extinction-Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Richard tracks cheetahs on the Namibian plains and helps a medical team with a cheetah check-up. Learn how local farmers have formed an extraordinary partnership with wildlife conservationists and use dogs to protect Livestock, ensuring the survival of Namibia's cheetah population.
Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Beck Austin City Limits
“Beck”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, Alt.rock superstar Beck performs. The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits.
Saturday, September 2 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Infinity Hall stage Infinity Hall Live
“Hit Rewind”

This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: Encores some of the best performances from past seasons: Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"; Melissa Etheridge - "Bring Me Some Water"; Rusted Root - "Send Me on My Way"; America - "Horse with No Name"; Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"; Toad the Wet Sprocket - "All I Want"; Fountains of Wayne - "Stacy's Mom"; Los Lonely Boys - "Heaven"; Joss Stone - "Right to Be Wrong".
Saturday, September 2 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Lucy Worsley Secrets of the Six Wives
“Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”

Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment. This week, Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called “ugly”; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.
Sunday, September 3 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Roger Allam as DI Thursday and Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse Endeavour Season 4 on Masterpiece
“Lazaretto”

It’s the summer of 1967, and the effects of the Cold War and sixties counterculture are being felt in Oxford. Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) and DI Thursday (Roger Allam) return for another season. This week: See how whispers of a cursed hospital ward and a seemingly innocuous death begin a chain of events lead to Endeavour's investigation of the hospital, staff and patients. Meanwhile, he must confront his own ghosts as he discovers a chilling secret.
Sunday, September 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/4 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction
Investigate the alarming rise of prescription opioid abuse in Arizona in this Cronkite News special report produced by more than 100 students at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication under the guidance of over a dozen faculty members.
Sunday, September 3 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/11 at 2:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Ian Ruskin as labor leader and social visionary Harry Bridges. From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges
Directed by Academy Award-winning director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, this is the film of a truly unique event – Ian Ruskin performs his one-man play about labor leader and social visionary Harry Bridges to a packed house of 1000 longshore workers in San Pedro, California. The result, with appearances by Elliott Gould, Edward Asner and members of ILWU Local 13, and with music by Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tim Reynolds, Ciro Hurtado, and others is an inspiring story.
Monday, September 4 at Noon ET

Pictured: Four friends in front of a small yellow bus. POV
“The Grown-Ups”

In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. Get a humorous and at times tragic look at the limbo of conscious adults.
Monday, September 4 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/5 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Walt Disney seated with drawing board on his lap and representations of his creations Mickey and Minnie Mouse behind. October 1933. Walt Disney: American Experience
“Part 2”

Explore the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers. See rare footage from the Disney vaults and scenes from some of his greatest films as well as interviews with animators, artists and biographers. The second hour covers the creative genius as he made films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins and realized his dream project, Disneyland.
Tuesday, September 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/6 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Agent John O’Neill with woman in crumpled photo. Frontline
“The Man Who Knew”

Revisit the saga of FBI Agent John O’Neill and his warnings about Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks. O’Neill’s story provides a rare glimpse inside the FBI and helps answer the question: What did the U.S. government know and when?
Tuesday, September 5 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Walt Disney seated with drawing board on his lap and representations of his creations Mickey and Minnie Mouse behind. October 1933. Walt Disney: American Experience
“Part 2”

Explore the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers. See rare footage from the Disney vaults and scenes from some of his greatest films as well as interviews with animators, artists and biographers. The second hour covers the creative genius as he made films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins and realized his dream project, Disneyland.
Wednesday, September 6 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: CONTRIBUTORS ON BOAT, RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA Earth’s Natural Wonders
“Wonders of Water”

See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water, including Victoria Falls, where men risk death to reach fishing pools; the Camargue, where man vs. bull; and ocean reefs, where a guardian seeks a manta ray to help save the species.
Wednesday, September 6 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/13 at Noon ET

Pictured: Highway 530 landslide. Oso, WA NOVA
“Killer Landslides”

In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.
Wednesday, September 6 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/7 at Noon ET

Pictured: Tiger in the forest. India - Nature’s Wonderland
“Part 2”

Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders. In part 2, continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.
Wednesday, September 6 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Richard Linklater Richard Linklater: American Masters
Take an unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style that emerged in the late 1980s-90s, sparked by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Dazed and Confused.” Features never-before-seen footage and interviews.
Thursday, September 7 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Arts in Context
Arts in Context connects artists with arts enthusiasts to explore creative communities and conversations associated with Austin. By spotlighting visual arts, dance, music and culture, we hope to pique curiosity and inspire people to learn more about a subject, visit an exhibition, attend a performance or create and share something beautiful of their own. The first episode features hand-made clothing that is texturally rich and challenges notions of traditional beauty.
Thursdays at 3 pm ET, begins September 7

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

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. David Grant, Emergency Medicine, Chief of Staff of UPHS-Marquette; Dr. James Surrell, Digestive Health; and Dr. David Pesola, Cardiology. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, September 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: Physicians in white coats meet and greet. The Doctor Fix: A New Era of Modern Medicine
This documentary explores America’s evolving healthcare system. Through compelling scenes and in-depth interviews with patients, doctors, healthcare experts and stakeholders, this hour-long documentary reveals a profession in transition that impacts the lives of patients everywhere.
Thursday, September 7 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Lucy Worsley Secrets of the Six Wives
“Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”

Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment. This week, Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called “ugly”; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr.
Friday, September 8 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Host Carlos Watson Third Rail With OZY
"Episode 1: Is Truth Overrated? Is Lying the American Way?"

From WGBH and OZY Media comes a brand-new take on cross-platform cutting edge debates. Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic or question, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls. THIRD RAIL WITH OZY promises to present new voices and valuable dialogue for the digital age. Guests this week include journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell, Purdue associate professor Roxane Gay, and political consultant Seth Weathers, debating about truth and lies in today's society. Is truth overrated? Why or why not? Read more about the topic and express your opinion, before and during the broadcast at pbs.org/third-rail.
Fridays at 8:30 pm ET, begins September 8
Repeats 9/10 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Tyrus Wong painting in his studio. Tyrus Wong: American Masters
Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese-American painter behind “Bambi” and “Rebel Without a Cause,” via new and never-before-seen interviews, movie clips and art. Wong once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse. Photo courtesy of the Tyrus Wong family.
Friday, September 8 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Michigan Senate Update”

State Senators Tom Casperson, of the Upper Peninsula’s 38th District, and Darwin Booher, of the northwestern Lower Peninsula’s 35th District, discuss Michigan’s budget, infrastructure, and jobs.
Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/10 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Gordon Getty image from program poster. Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music
Born into extraordinary wealth as the son of the richest man in the world, Gordon Getty chose to concentrate on music, the arts, and ideas, rather than on the family business. He is the author of complex, groundbreaking economic theories, and is an influential philanthropist and patron of the arts. This profile offers a glimpse into the life of this complex, creative, controversial octogenarian at home and around the globe.
Saturday, September 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/11 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Wiese in the Australian Outback. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
“India: Good Karma”

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to explore its ancient yet vibrant traditions. His mission-to perform a "seva" or good deed at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, a Sikh temple known for feeding thousands. At the world renowned Kalakshetra Foundation, he experiences the magic of Indian music and dance and discovers why they're considered holy arts. Meet an artist who paints holy elephants and find out why Indian pottery is an age-old craft.
Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Austin City Limits program logo Austin City Limits
“2014 Hall of Fame Special”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, enjoy highlights from the first annual AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Hall of Fame presentation. Performers include Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Double Trouble.
Saturday, September 9 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Infinity Hall stage Infinity Hall Live
“Blind Pilot”

This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: A staple of TV soundtracks, the six-piece indie band Blind Pilot, showcases their hyper individualistic approach and musicianship in an intimate concert with songs including “Half Moon,” “Three Rounds and a Sound,” and “Oviedo.” The Portland, Oregonians’ refreshingly modern take, with front man Israel Nebeker, debuted with a bicycle tour in support of their first album. Blind Pilot brings upright bass, banjo, dulcimer, vibraphone, and trumpet together with traditional drums and keyboards for a unique contemporary sound.
Saturday, September 9 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Program title graphic with David Eisenhower. The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower
This six-part series aims to uncover the reality behind today's toughest issues, leaving the partisan noise-making out of the equation. Hosted by David Eisenhower – noted historian and author, professor, and grandson and namesake of President Dwight D. Eisenhower – the series tackles some of the weightiest public affairs topics of our time. This week, guests discuss President Obama's Legacy in World Affairs: Change, for Certain, but What About Hope?
Sundays at 10:30 am ET, begins September 10

Pictured: Big Ben in Westminster Secrets of Westminster
From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London emblems of historic British democracy. Today, this building stands as a monument to a fair and open political system, but was this always the case? Go inside its gothic walls and discover the hidden worlds of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Around the corner is one of the world’s most famous churches, Westminster Abbey, steeped in Anglo-Saxon myth and legend, royal extortion and – dead people. More than 3,000 great men and women have been buried or memorialized here throughout the ages. It has hosted the coronation of every king and queen of England since 1066, as well as 16 royal weddings. Today, the building is still a church dedicated to regular worship, although it is a “Royal Peculiar,” subject only to the sovereign and not to any clergyman.
Sunday, September 10 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Roger Allam as DI Thursday and Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse Endeavour Season 4 on Masterpiece
“Harvest”

It’s the summer of 1967, and the effects of the Cold War and sixties counterculture are being felt in Oxford. Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) and DI Thursday (Roger Allam) return for another season. This week: Learn why the extraordinary discovery of a 2,000-year-old body reveals a new lead in a missing-person case. Endeavour and Thursday investigate the eerie village of Bramford, where nature is pitted against man and pagan rites hide nuclear mysteries.
Sunday, September 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/11 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Host Carlos Watson Third Rail With OZY
From WGBH and OZY Media comes a brand-new take on cross-platform cutting edge debates. Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic or question, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls. THIRD RAIL WITH OZY promises to present new voices and valuable dialogue for the digital age.
Sunday, September 10 at 10:30 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Gordon Getty image from program poster. Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music
Born into extraordinary wealth as the son of the richest man in the world, Gordon Getty chose to concentrate on music, the arts, and ideas, rather than on the family business. He is the author of complex, groundbreaking economic theories, and is an influential philanthropist and patron of the arts. This profile offers a glimpse into the life of this complex, creative, controversial octogenarian at home and around the globe.
Monday, September 11 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction
Investigate the alarming rise of prescription opioid abuse in Arizona in this Cronkite News special report produced by more than 100 students at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication under the guidance of over a dozen faculty members.
Monday, September 11 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: The Siller family at the race honoring their brother. For the Love of Their Brother
This documentary tells a heartwarming story about a close- knit Staten Island family whose youngest brother perished on September 11, 2001. To honor Stephen Siller's sacrifice, his six older siblings founded the "Tunnel-to-Towers Run," an annual road race which re-traces the off-duty firefighter's route from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. The Telly Award- winning program is hosted by celebrated actor and Brooklyn native John Turturro.
Monday, September 11 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/12 at 2 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: The Siller family at the race honoring their brother. For the Love of Their Brother
This documentary tells a heartwarming story about a close- knit Staten Island family whose youngest brother perished on September 11, 2001. To honor Stephen Siller's sacrifice, his six older siblings founded the "Tunnel-to-Towers Run," an annual road race which re-traces the off-duty firefighter's route from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. The Telly Award- winning program is hosted by celebrated actor and Brooklyn native John Turturro.
Tuesday, September 12 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
On October 31st, 1517 a penniless monk posted his now-famous diatribe denouncing the corruption of the medieval world’s largest and most powerful institution. His forerunners had been burned alive for similar statements, but Martin Luther had a new tool at his disposal — the recently invented printing press. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this documentary examines the life of Martin Luther and the profound impact his ideas had on the course of Western history. Narrated by Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.
Tuesday, September 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/13 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Thomas Sung Frontline
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family’s fight to clear their names. Pictured: Thomas Sung.
Tuesday, September 12 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Program title graphic. Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
On October 31st, 1517 a penniless monk posted his now-famous diatribe denouncing the corruption of the medieval world’s largest and most powerful institution. His forerunners had been burned alive for similar statements, but Martin Luther had a new tool at his disposal — the recently invented printing press. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this documentary examines the life of Martin Luther and the profound impact his ideas had on the course of Western history. Narrated by Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.
Wednesday, September 13 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic Public Eye News
At the start of a new semester, Northern Michigan University students gather at the WNMU-TV studios in a unique student organization—Public Eye News. Under the direction of student producers, they create a daily 15-minute newscast, broadcast on Public TV 13, which includes national and local news stories, weather and sports. Participants get to experience different crew positions like camera and audio, and learn about the technology of television and working on a deadline in a professional environment. From news-gathering, to writing, to anchoring the newscast, everything you see on Public Eye News is done by students. Series returns this week.
Monday-Friday at 4 pm, begins Wednesday, September 13

Pictured: Burt Wolf Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
In this series, host Burt Wolf explores the history, culture, customs, foods, festivals, art, architecture, attractions and local character of intriguing destinations in Europe, North America and Asia. This week: Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, and the Jade Market. He also takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, uncovers the power of the Feng Shui Master, and the story behind the Michelin Star restaurants.
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins September 13, Also on 13.3 TV13/PLUS at 8 pm ET

Pictured: ELDERS IN TRADITIONAL DRESS WITH GLOVES USED IN BULLET ANT CEREMONY Earth’s Natural Wonders
“Living Wonders”

Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique—life itself. In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage and a Bangladeshi father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.
Wednesday, September 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/20 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. NOVA
“Death Dive to Saturn”

For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.
Wednesday, September 13 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/14 at Noon ET

Pictured: Gun mount on the wreck of the USS Indianapolis. USS Indianapolis Live - From the Deep
Take a live tour of the wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, the WWII vessel lying at the bottom of the Pacific since its sinking in 1945. Video of the vessel, which was found in August, will be transmitted from a remotely operated vehicle.
Wednesday, September 13 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/14 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Gun mount on the wreck of the USS Indianapolis. USS Indianapolis Live - From the Deep
Take a live tour of the wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, the WWII vessel lying at the bottom of the Pacific since its sinking in 1945. Video of the vessel, which was found in August, will be transmitted from a remotely operated vehicle.
Thursday, September 14 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic with John Glenn in space suit John Glenn: A Life of Service
Profiles Glenn's distinguished military, NASA and political careers and captures the pivotal events in his life: his humble beginnings in Depression-era Ohio, his life-changing ride-along with a barnstormer, his enlistment following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his 122 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, his envelope-pushing exploits as a Naval test pilot, and his transition to astronaut during the Cold War. Thrilling archival footage of NASA lift-offs and transmissions help chronicle Glenn's historic orbits around the Earth on February 20, 1962.
Thursday, September 14 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Ask the DNR program logo Ask the DNR
“Bird Hunting, Youth Hunt, Pre-Deer Season, Fall Fishing”

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’s guests are George Madison, fisheries biologist, Baraga; Mark Leadman, conservation officer, Marquette; Doug Rich, western U.P. district supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Division, Baraga; and Brian Roell, wildlife biologist, Marquette. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, September 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/15 at Noon ET

Pictured: U.S. Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton with his aircraft. Jeremiah
Jeremiah Denton battled the North Vietnamese for eight long years as a prisoner in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. Family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero who returned from Vietnam and became a U.S. Senator from Alabama.
Thursday, September 14 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/15 at 2 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: U.S. Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton with his aircraft. Jeremiah
Jeremiah Denton battled the North Vietnamese for eight long years as a prisoner in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. Family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero who returned from Vietnam and became a U.S. Senator from Alabama.
Friday, September 15 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Don Peschke and the Woodsmith editors Woodsmith Shop
Whether you are just starting out or have been woodworking for years, you'll find something new in every episode of Woodsmith Shop, featuring tips and techniques from the editors of Woodsmith Magazine. To kick off the brand new 11th season, the Woodsmith editors continue their Details of Craftsmanship series to help you become a better woodworker, and begin their newest project, a dresser-top valet, by creating small joinery at the router table.
Fridays at 4:30 pm ET, begins September 15, Also on 13.3 TV13/PLUS at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Host Carlos Watson Third Rail With OZY
From WGBH and OZY Media comes a brand-new take on cross-platform cutting edge debates. Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic or question, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls. THIRD RAIL WITH OZY promises to present new voices and valuable dialogue for the digital age.
Friday, September 15 at 8:30 pm ET

Pictured: Pair of ballet dancers on stage. Ballet Hispanico
Enjoy two iconic works from America's premier Latino dance company: CARMEN.maquia, a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera, and Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz. Presented by Lincoln Center at the Movies.
Friday, September 15 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Eric Gorges visits potter and musician Akira Satake A Craftsman's Legacy
Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today's world. Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the 21st century. From a glass blower to a guitar maker, a weaver to a potter, every episode explains the history of a traditional craft and the importance of that craft in the United States today. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen, and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how they live using their talents, and the challenges and importance of keeping that tradition alive in a modern-day world. He then takes on the role of apprentice on a project under the guidance of the master craftsman. This week Eric kicks off a new season with a visit to master sand caster Scott Nelles, as he creates a bronze and aluminum ray gun.
Saturdays at 3 pm ET, begins September 16

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Congressman Jack Bergman”

An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District. (Repeat from 9/2/17)
Saturday, September 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/17 at 2:30 pm 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.
Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/18 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Wiese in the Australian Outback. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
“Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies”

Travel with host Richard Wiese to the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland. At a renowned breeding farm, Richard meets a herd of pint-sized Shetland ponies; on the craggy cliffs of Sumburgh Head, he encounters thousands of sea birds, including pintsized puffins. He meets a lively woman who reveals the secrets for knitting the classic Shetland sweater and explores life below the waters of the North Sea.
Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Performers on stage at the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame celebration. Austin City Limits
“2015 Hall of Fame Special”

Austin City Limits kicked off Season 41 with an opener featuring musical highlights and tributes from the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. This unique special showcases one-of-a-kind performances and collaborations from the ACL Hall of Fame celebration, held June 18, 2015, honoring the artists who’ve helped make the award-winning TV series an American music institution. An all-star line-up including Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Dwight Yoakam, Gillian Welch and more come together for one night to perform in honor of the newest class of inductees: Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Flaco Jiménez, Loretta Lynn and Townes Van Zandt.
Saturday, September 16 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Infinity Hall stage Infinity Hall Live
“Dave Mason”

This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: Dave Mason, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as a founding member of Traffic, and a hit solo artist in the 1970s, performs a rousing concert of his hits “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Rock and Roll Stew,” “Feelin’ Alright,” “Only You Know and I Know” and “We Just Disagree.” The English singer songwriter and guitarist is joined by his own band on the Infinity Hall stage.
Saturday, September 16 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: Program title graphic. The Vietnam War
“Deja Vu (1858-1961)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: After a long and brutal war, revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial rule. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided: communists hold the North, while America supports an untested regime in the South.
Sunday-Thursday at 8 pm, 10-part series begins September 17

Pictured: Jo Byeong-man, Kang Kye-yeol POV
“My Love, Don't Cross that River”

Spouses 89-year-old Kang Gye-yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-man have shared a home for 76 years. While they spend every day together like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance.
Sunday, September 17 at Midnight ET

Monday

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.
Monday, September 18 at Noon ET

Pictured: James Dean and two local children on the Marfa, Texas set. Voces on PBS
“Children of Giant”

In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, “Children of Giant” explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice.
Monday, September 18 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Marines marching in Danang. March 15, 1965. The Vietnam War
“Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: President Kennedy and his advisors wrestle with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
Monday, September 18 at 8 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: sunset on a California beach Becoming California
An epic story of environmental change on America’s western edge. From geologic origins hundreds of millions of years ago to present day and beyond, Becoming California takes a look at change on a grand scale. It reveals how humans’ approach toward the environment dictates the nature of change, and how a shift in attitudes can foster healthy, functioning ecosystems amidst vibrant economies, sustaining not just nature, but people, too.
Tuesday, September 19 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: South Vietnamese troops fly over the Mekong Delta. 1963. The Vietnam War
“The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: With South Vietnam in chaos, Hanoi accelerates the insurgency, sending combat troops to the South. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates, authorizing sustained bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.
Tuesday, September 19 at 8 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Colony kids in the Matanuska Colony's tent city, 1935 Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony
In the midst of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal gave 202 destitute Midwestern farm families a fresh start in Alaska, then just a U.S. territory. This documentary tells the absorbing story of the unusual and controversial government experiment known as The Matanuska Colonization Project of 1935 and of the unsuspecting families thrust into the national spotlight. Narrated by actor Peter Coyote and featuring archival footage and interviews with many surviving colonists, the film recreates the hardships, dangers and excitement of leaving everything behind to settle a new land.
Wednesday, September 20 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Soldiers on a search and destroy operation near Qui Nhon. January 17, 1967. The Vietnam War
“Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, while Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside. As an antiwar movement builds at home, GIs discover that this war is nothing like their fathers’ war.
Wednesday, September 20 at 8 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: program title graphic Aleut Story
In 1942, as World War II reached Alaska, Aleut Americans were transferred to government camps 1,500 miles away, where an estimated 10 percent perished. As they prayed for deliverance, "friendly forces" looted their homes and churches in the Aleutian and Pribilof islands. The surviving Aleuts eventually joined Japanese Americans in seeking wartime reparations from the federal government. Filmed on location in Alaska and Washington, D.C., this poignant, richly textured film contains rare archival images and compelling interviews with Aleut internment survivors - many of whom are speaking out for the first time in more than 60 years.
Thursday, September 21 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: General William Westmoreland and President Lyndon B. Johnson. April 4, 1968. The Vietnam War
“This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: Enemy body counts and American casualties mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes and artillery. While Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, the Johnson Administration reassures the public that victory is in sight.
Thursday, September 21 at 8 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Audience of inmates. Inside Peace
Inmates doing hard time in a Texas jail enroll in a Peace Class and struggle to discover their humanity and beat the odds as they put their lives back together from the inside out. Over the course of fours years, we follow three men who gradually begin to change the way they see themselves and their place in the world. Their road becomes even more treacherous when they leave prison and face a world that doesn’t always say “Welcome home.”
Friday, September 22 at Noon ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with library building. Up From Ashes
What goes into building a Library? Concerned with sustainability, the developers of the Traverwood Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library took a unique approach to the building process by harvesting hundreds of ash trees devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer and reusing the trees in the construction of the building. 'Up From Ashes,' produced by KDN Films in Madison Heights, Michigan, captures each step of the Traverwood Branch construction process, a process that combined both primitive and modern construction methods.
Friday, September 22 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Host Carlos Watson Third Rail With OZY
“America’s Global Responsibility”

From WGBH and OZY Media comes a brand-new take on cross-platform cutting edge debates. Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic or question, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls. THIRD RAIL WITH OZY promises to present new voices and valuable dialogue for the digital age. This week Third Rail with OZY tackles the issue of America’s global responsibility – what should it be, and who decides?
Friday, September 22 at 8:30 pm ET

Pictured: Tony Santiago (center) poses with 2 soldiers On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam
Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protestor at home.
Friday, September 22 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Vatican Science”

A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. Our guest is acclaimed Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, September 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 9/24 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Richard M. Sherman at the piano on stage. Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime
This program is a first-of-its-kind showcase of the accomplished composer-lyricist Richard M. Sherman. The show highlights 60 years of popular songs with a one-hour studio performance with Sherman at the piano. Sherman tells the tales behind the music, sings songs and performs with friends, such as Broadway star Ashley Brown, acclaimed stage performers Juliana Hansen and Wesley Alfvin, and The Barbershop Quartet (Jim Campbell, Jon Schoenherz, Drew Tablak and Wesley Alfvin). It features performances of classic songs from Disney’s "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "Winnie the Pooh," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and more.
Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Richard Wiese in the Australian Outback. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
“Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest”

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Borneo, Indonesia, one of only two islands on the planet where orangutans live in the wild. Richard experiences life aboard a "klotok" boat during his journey deep into the rainforest in search of these magnificent great apes. Find out why Borneo's rainforests are vanishing and meet the local communities who are banding together to save the mighty orangutan.
Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Andra Day Austin City Limits
“Florence + The Machine/Andra Day”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, enjoy dazzling modern rock and soul. British sensation Florence blazes through songs from her latest LP, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. San Diego’s Andra Day sings tunes from her soulful debut, Cheers to the Fall.
Saturday, September 23 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Hozier brought his soulful blues, rock and folk sounds to the historic stage at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Live From the Artists Den
“Hozier”

Grammy nominated musician Hozier brought his soulful blues, rock and folk sounds to the historic stage at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The singer, along with six accompanying band members, offered a poignant 15-song set to a crowd of 1,000 invited guests for an upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den. The artist included many tracks off his self-titled debut album, as well as a rhythmic, stripped down reimagining of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird.” Hozier punctuated the performance with an evocative rendition of his hit single “Take Me To Church” before unfurling a three-song encore that included emotional standout “Cherry Wine.”
Saturday, September 23 at Midnight ET

Sunday

Pictured: program logo Globe Trekker
“Tough Trains: Vietnam”

GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. This week, Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
Sunday, September 24 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. The Vietnam War
“Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: Seeing the violence and brutality of the Tet Offensive unfold on television, Americans begin to doubt Johnson’s promise of “light at the end of the tunnel.” LBJ decides not to run again. The country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.
Sunday, September 24 at 8 pm ET

Monday

Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Ronald K. Brown's GRACE. Photo by Paul Kolnik. Alvin Ailey American Dance
Join LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces. Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Ronald K. Brown's GRACE. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Monday, September 25 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Marines marching in Danang. March 15, 1965. The Vietnam War
“The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: With the country at odds over the war, draft-age Americans face wrenching choices. After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon narrowly wins the presidency. In Vietnam, soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
Monday, September 25 at 8 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: program title graphic with view of lake and mountains Adirondacks
Sprawled across six million acres in upstate New York, the Adirondack Park is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. This patchwork pattern of land ownership has created an utterly unique place that maintains, at its very heart, a delicate and dynamic relationship between progress and preservation. Through the varied perspectives of several passionate characters, this high-definition program explores the remarkable history, seasonal landscape and current state of the Adirondacks. In HD where available.
Tuesday, September 26 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Soldiers on a search and destroy operation near Qui Nhon. January 17, 1967. The Vietnam War
“The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: When troop withdrawals begin, soldiers left in Vietnam ask what they are fighting for. News breaks of a shocking massacre at My Lai, and questions grow about the war’s rectitude. The Cambodia invasion sparks large protests, with tragic consequences.
Tuesday, September 26 at 8 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Program title graphic. Oregon Revealed: Coastal Wonder
This documentary highlights Oregon's stunning landscapes and spectacular coastline stretching from the bridges of Astoria to the rolling dunes of Bandon. Take a dramatic aerial tour of the state’s breathtaking cliffs, estuaries, ports and small towns, including Tillamook Bay, Cape Kiwanda, Coos Bay and more.
Wednesday, September 27 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Edison: American Experience
The holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Alva Edison was nearly synonymous with invention. Driven, intensely competitive and never more at home than he was at work, Edison would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world. This new profile explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America’s most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America’s rush into the future.
Wednesday, September 27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic. The Vietnam War
“A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: South Vietnamese forces fighting on their own suffer a terrible defeat in Laos. After being re-elected in a landslide, Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that allows American prisoners of war finally to come home—to a bitterly divided country.
Wednesday, September 27 at 8 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Belle with a housekeeper provided by On Lok, a San Francisco program that makes it possible for aging seniors with chronic illnesses or disabilities to remain in their own homes Rx: The Quiet Revolution
Filmmaker David Grubin, the son of a general practitioner, takes his camera across the country to uncover a quiet revolution happening in medicine. From Maine to Mississippi, Alaska to California, he visits physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are placing the patient at the center of their practice — transforming the way medical care is delivered while lowering costs. The film shows how a patient-centered philosophy can improve health outcomes and enrich the lives of patients.
Thursday, September 28 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: U.S. Navy personnel push a helicopter into the sea to make room for more evacuation flights from Saigon. April 29, 1975. The Vietnam War
“The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)”

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it’s never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life. Tonight: Nixon resigns amidst Watergate, while a brutal civil war continues in Vietnam. North Vietnamese troops overtake Saigon with overwhelming force. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.
Thursday, September 28 at 8 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Students in a course related to the fashion industry. Job Centered Learning
Many economists, business owners, and labor leaders have raised alarm about a rising skills gap in the United States between the jobs that are available and those with the skills needed to fill them. This timely film takes a critical look at the wide range of career education some high schools are offering as a way of both closing this gap as well as making education more meaningful and relevant for students.
Friday, September 29 at Noon ET

Pictured: LeCompte is best known for The West Rose window located in Washington National Cathedral. Photo credit: Peter Swanson Let There Be Light
Narrated by Garrison Keillor, this documentary follows the grand masters of stained glass art, artist Rowan LeCompte and craftsman Dieter Goldkuhle, as they create their last great series of windows for Washington National Cathedral. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Rowan began making stained glass windows at the age of 14 and designed his first window for Washington National Cathedral (the sixth largest cathedral in the world, with more than 200 stained glass windows), at the age of 16. He spent almost 70 years studying, drawing and creating architectural stained glass and mosaics for a multitude of locations.
Friday, September 29 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Host Carlos Watson Third Rail With OZY
“Free Speech”

From WGBH and OZY Media comes a brand-new take on cross-platform cutting edge debates. Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic or question, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls. THIRD RAIL WITH OZY promises to present new voices and valuable dialogue for the digital age. This week, Third Rail takes on the First Amendment. Are all protests—on a campus or on a football field— protected speech?
Friday, September 29 at 8:30 pm ET

Pictured: Master altar maker Ofelia Esparza creates her community altar at Grand Park, Los Angeles. Craft in America
“Borders” & “Neighbors”

Explore the relationships and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other and on our cultures in these two episodes. “Borders” features traditional weaving and the creation of paper jewelry. “Neighbors” further explores the people, traditions and crafts, and the ongoing cultural exchange between the two countries.
Friday, September 29 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Wildlife Roundtable”

We discuss Michigan's wildlife-related programs and current issues with a panel of wildlife experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. (Originally titled "U.P. Moose Update") Guests: Wildlife Research Biologist Dean Beyer of Marquette, Bear and Wolf Program Wildlife Specialist Kevin Swanson of Marquette, Wildlife Biologist Monica Joseph of Crystal Falls and Wildlife Biologist John DePue of Baraga.
Saturday, September 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 10/1 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic with fish in gravel-bottom river. The Ottaway - A River Reborn
How will the decisions we make today impact the future of our planet 100 years from now? Few people today ask that question and even fewer asked that 100 years ago when the used and sometimes abused the Boardman River to benefit humanity. This film explores the impacts of dam removal from the Boardman River in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Through the hearts and minds of 32 various stakeholders, a story unfolds about the challenges of turning back the hands of time by removing the three upper dams and modifying a fourth to once again connect the river with the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The film weaves together native American values, the complexity of the changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s population of “environmental citizens” whose lives are interwoven with the rebirth of the Ottaway.
Saturday, September 30 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Richard Wiese in the Australian Outback. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
“Canada: The Mighty Polar Bear Migration”

Journey with Richard Wiese to the barren wilds of Arviat, Canada where polar bears and the Inuit people live in uneasy harmony. Richard is welcomed into a small Inuit community and discovers how these hunter-gatherers struggle to survive in this inhospitable land and preserve their traditional way of life. Richard explores the frozen tundra and comes face-to-face with magnificent polar bears in the wild.
Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Paul Simon Austin City Limits
“Paul Simon”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. Season 42 kicks off with a career-spanning set from Paul Simon. The singer/songwriter legend performs his classics, songs from Graceland, Simon & Garfunkel tunes and tracks from his latest LP, Stranger to Stranger.
Saturday, September 30 at 11 pm ET

Live From the Artists Den
“alt-J”

U.K. rockers alt-J performed an intense, moody set at Los Angeles’s Hollywood American Legion for an upcoming episode of Live From the Artists Den. The group offered up 18 songs to a crowd of 550 invited guests, veering between its eclectic new album, This Is All Yours, and its 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. The surging, boisterous set included hit singles “Hunger of the Pine,” “Fitzpleasure” and “Left Hand Free,” as well as a reimagined cover of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day.” The Hollywood American Legion, with its grand vaulted ceilings, made for a historic and dramatic setting that lent itself well to alt-J’s edgy, dynamic rock songs.
Saturday, October 30 at Midnight ET

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