Festival! 21 airs Saturday, February 27 – Monday, March 15
From discovering Mackinac State Historic Park and the Colorado River to meeting Arkansas metalsmithers and the U.P. miners who played the Packers, a variety of specials will explore the country's culture, people and history. This year’s Festival schedule also features concert specials with Stevie Nicks and The Carpenters, celebrations of cultural icons such as DJ Murray The K, Loretta Lynn and so much more.
Below is a complete list of WNMU-TV Festival! 21 pledge programs. Shows are organized week by week. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted. Click here to download a pdf.
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The Making of a Classic Motion Picture
Detailing the story behind the 1959 Marquette County, Michigan on-location filming of Otto Preminger’s classic courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder. Part of Festival! 2021.
Sunday, February 28 at 8:30 pm ET.
Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe
In this unforgettable voyage, join Rick Steves on a tour of four of Europe's most intriguing and surprising islands—from the Mediterranean to Scotland: Malta, Capri, Orkney, and Skye. This special is sure to stoke both your travel dreams and your appreciation of public television. All aboard! Part of Festival! 21
Monday, March 1 at 5 pm ET. Repeats 3/8 at 5 pm, 3/7 at 10 pm.
Ancient Remedies with Dr Josh Axe
With Ancient Remedies, Dr. Axe’s goal is to empower people to find wellness with an approach rooted in an age-old practice but tailored to our modern world. Part of Festival! 21
Monday, March 1 at 8 pm ET.
5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann
A new take on losing weight, gaining energy and reclaiming your joie de vivre. Unlike harsh detoxes that are all about deprivation and depletion, 5 Day Rapid Reset is a gentle cleanse that will build you up—not tear you down. Part of Festival! 21
Monday, March 1 at 9:30 pm ET. Repeats 3/2 at 2:30 pm ET.
Urban Forge Ozark Artistry
Sparks are flying in Mountain View, Arkansas as a talented group of men and women keep the time-honored tradition of metal smithing alive at Urban Forge, a blacksmith shop dedicated to creativity, skill and artistry. Part of Festival! 21
Wednesday, March 3 at 9:30 pm ET. Repeats 3/4 at 3 pm ET.
Linked to Legends The U.P. Teams That Played the Legends
This documentary focuses on U.P. athletes who played for and against the early Packers, along with other U.P. players who made their mark in the first decade of the NFL. Part of Festival! 21
Thursday, March 4 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 3/14 at 9:30 pm ET.
Benise Strings of Hope
Join the “Prince of Spanish Guitar” as he adds his signature touch to new songs and fan favorites. At a time when we need the healing power of music more than ever, Benise provides a deeply personal selection of songs. Part of Festival! 21
Saturday, March 6 at 6 pm ET.
It's What's Happening Baby
Over a dozen iconic artists sing some of the greatest hits of all time including Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes and more, seen for the first time in over 50 years on Public Television. Part of Festival! 21
Saturday, March 6 at 9 pm ET.
The Black ChurchThis is Our Story, This is Our Song
Retrace the 400-year-old-story of the Black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring its role as the site of African American organizing, resilience, autonomy, freedom and solidarity. Part of Festival! 21
Sunday, March 7 at 5:30 pm ET.
Mackinac Our Famous Island
Travel along Mackinac State Historic Park's many shores and trails to experience the natural beauty of the island, visit landmarks that reveal its earliest history and introduce the people who still work to preserve this special place. Part of Festival! 21
Sunday, March 7 at 8:30 pm ET. Repeats 3/8 at 9:30 pm ET.
Rick Steves Hunger and Hope
Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala
Rick meets struggling farmers in Ethiopia and Guatemala, and discovers what life is like for the 700 million people living on under $2 per day. Then, Rick learns from locals and experts about innovative solutions which have decreased hunger rates by half in the last generation, and promise to make further improvements in the developing world. Part of Festival! 21
Monday, March 8 at 8 pm ET.
Energy Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD
Dr. Gundry shares ground-breaking, life-changing information to help you reclaim your energy to be your active, vibrant best while exposing the worst. Part of Festival! 21
Tuesday, March 9 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 3/10 at 2:30 pm ET.
Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD
Learn how to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you, based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy your brain. Part of Festival! 21
Tuesday, March 9 at 9:30 pm ET.
The Carpenters Close to You
Music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, features all of their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," and "We've Only Just Begun." Part of Festival! 21
Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 pm ET.
Anatomy '59 The Making of a ClassicSurviving cast members share their memories about the filming, and new research uncovers little-known facts about the film and the original court trial. Part of Festival! 21
Thursday, March 11 at 9 pm ET.
Milestones & Memories
Through the performance of more than 30 beloved songs, the Welk musical family recollects their career highlights and special moments together. Part of Festival! 21
Saturday, March 13 at 5 pm ET.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. Part of Festival! 21
Saturday, March 13 at 9:30 pm ET.
Three generations of current and former residents weave attachments to people, places, and events into a portrait that blends community and ethnic identity in a small town of Michigan's Upper Peninsula called Pelkie.
Monday, March 15 at 8 pm ET.