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August 2022

Scroll down to learn about June's featured programs. Shows are organized week by week. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted.

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August 1-6


He's My Brother

How will a sister assure a dignified life for her brother born with multiple disabilities?

Monday, August 1 at 10 pm ET.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston:  Tidewater: Homecoming

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston 
Tidewater: Homecoming
Baratunde treks the North Carolina coast discovering how history has shaped these environments.  

Tuesday, August 2 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack

Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack
A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv. Told by displaced families trying to survive underground, civilians caught in the fight, and first responders risking their lives amid the shelling of Ukraine’s second largest city.

Tuesday, August 2 at 10 pm ET.

The Green Planet: Human Worlds

The Green Planet
Human Worlds
Sir David Attenborough reveals how humans are helping plants, many of which face extinction.  

Wednesday, August 3 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/10 at 3 pm ET.


Universe Revealed: Black Holes

Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride as NOVA explores the universe’s strangest objects.

 Wednesday, August 3 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 8/4 at 3 pm ET.

Finnish American Rag Rug WeaversExpedition with Steve Backshall Socorro: Expedition Shark Island

Expedition with Steve Backshall
Socorro: Expedition Shark Island
Dive with Steve on a shark expedition to a remote volcanic island in Mexico’s Eastern Pacific.  

Wednesday, August 3 at 10 pm ET.

However Wide The Sky: Places of Power

The history and spirituality of the Indigenous People of the American Southwest are deeply rooted in the Land. These places intimately connect the People and their beliefs to the natural world. This is their story, of the Land and who they are.  

Thursday, August 4 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/5 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel

The Strandvaskeren

An anonymous letter arrives threatening Weyse’s acting career.

Friday, August 5 at 9 pm ET.

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Musicals and the Movies

Celebrate with classic songs from Broadway and the silver screen performed at the Hollywood Bowl.

 Fridays at 10 pm ET, begins August 5.

August 7-13

Hope Road
Examine child sex trafficking in the U.S., the factors contributing to the crisis, and potential solutions.   

Sunday, August 7 at 7 pm ET.

In Their Own Words

Princess Diana

Explore how Princess Diana evolved into one of the most impactful icons of our time.

Sunday, August 7 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/8 at Midnight ET.


Ep. 5

Will and Geordie investigate a murder and missing persons case at home for seniors.

Sunday, August 7 at 9 pm ET.


Ep. 5

With the crisis worsening, the Prime Minister is forced to consider more extreme measures.

Sunday, August 7 at 10 pm ET.

POV: President

The new leader of Zimbabwe's opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The 2018 general election serves as the ultimate test for both the ruling party and for the opposition. How will they interpret democracy in a post-Mugabe era?   

Monday, August 8 at 10 pm ET.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Minnesota: A Better World

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
Minnesota: A Better World
Baratunde ventures to Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region to explore what wild places mean to Americans.  

Tuesday, August 9 at 9 pm ET. 

Frontline: Afghanistan Undercover

Afghanistan Undercover
An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan. Correspondent Ramita Navai finds those being punished by the regime and confronts Taliban officials.  

Tuesday, August 9 at 10 pm ET.


Dogs in the Land of Lions

Follow a close-knit family of wild dogs growing up in a land ruled by lions.

Wednesday, August 10 at 8 pm ET.


NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang 

Venture back to the birth of space and time as NOVA probes the mystery of the Big Bang.

Wednesday, August 10 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 8/11 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall

Expedition Unseen

Embark with Steve to the remotest parts of the planet in search of precious natural wonders.  

Wednesday, August 10 at 10 pm ET.  .

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters
For thousands of years, our rivers and streams were considered sacred. But in the industrial era, everything changed. Major industry virtually turned rivers into sewer systems. But the destruction also awoke early heroes who spoke out for the river and challenged industry and the public to fight for their waterways, their drinking water, and their lifeblood of the community.  

Thursday, August 11 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/12 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel


Both Max and Mr. Frigh are suffering from love sorrows.

Friday, August 12 at 9 pm ET.

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Hecho en México

Rodrigo y Gabriela; Los Angeles Azules; La Santa Cecilia; and Natalia Lafourcade.

Friday, August 12 at 10 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation All Paths Arizona
See how one generation of professionals made their mark on Arizona and how the next plans to make theirs. 

Saturday, August 13 at 8 pm. Repeats 8/15 at 3 pm.

August 14-20

Preserving Democracy Pursuing A More Perfect Union

Preserving Democracy Pursuing A More Perfect Union
Explore issues from the American Revolution to civil rights, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond.  

Sunday, August 14 at 7 pm ET.


Episode 6

A body and a trail of clues leads Will and Geordie to an oppressive convent.

Sunday, August 14 at 9 pm ET.

However Wide the Sky: Places of Power


Episode 6

The nature of the malware which has infected critical infrastructure comes into focus.

Sunday, August 14 at 10 pm ET.

Sesame Street

The Monster at the End of This Story

Grover is the star of his very own story! But oh no! There’s a monster at the end of the story! So, Grover does everything he can to stop the show and avoid the monster, but nothing works! With help from his friends, Grover learns it’s okay to feel afraid. 

Monday, August 15 at 11 am & 1 pm ET.  Repeats 8/23 at 11 am & 1 pm ET.

POV: Portraits and Dreams


Portraits and Dreams

Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky schoolchildren in the 1970s.

Monday, August 15 at 10 pm ET.

All Creatures Great and Small: The Next Chapter

All Creatures Great and Small The Next Chapter
Go behind the scenes of the charming Masterpiece series about the world’s favorite veterinarian and his menagerie of animal patients. Part of Quiet on the Set: One Night Only!

Tuesday, August 16 at 8 pm ET.

POV: Portraits and Dreams

This Land is Your Land (My Music)

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music. Part of Quiet on the Set: One Night Only!

Tuesday, August 16 at 9:30 pm ET.

Wild Weather

Wild Weather

Watch a series of brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that illustrate how weather works.  

Wednesday, August 17 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/24 at 3 pm ET.

Wild Weather


Eagle Power

Follow eagles from the nest to the skies to see what makes these predators so remarkable.

Wednesday, August 17 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 8/18 at 3 pm ET.

Wild Weather

Islands of Wonder


The most remote island chain on Earth, Hawaii is a haven for wildlife.

Wednesday, August 17 at 10 pm ET.

In The Water, Behind The Lens

Learn about water photographers and the dangers and challenges they face to get the shot seen in magazines and covers all over the world.  

Thursday, August 18 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/19 at 3 pm ET.

The Cards on the Table

Seaside Hotel

The Cards on the Table

After a trip toCopenhagen, Mr. Frigh decides to put his cards on the table.

Friday, August 19 at 9 pm ET.

Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl

See what makes jazz night at the Hollywood Bowl unforgettable with Santana, Herbie Hancock and more.  

Friday, August 19 at 10 pm ET.

August 21-27

The World is My Country

The World is My Country
Martin Sheen presents the epic true story of the daring, controversial and decades-ahead-of-his-time World Citizen #1, Garry Davis.   

Sunday, August 21 at 7 pm ET.

Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg

Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg
It’s been suggested that Americans would be better off if the United States was more like Sweden. Do the Swedes know something that we don’t? Join Swedish native and scholar Johan Norberg as he explores his homeland’s economic and social landscape.  

Sunday, August 21 at 8 pm ET.

Pimpernel Smith

Pimpernel Smith
The Scarlet Pimperel in WW II, a professor of archeology, goes to Europe posing as a softy to help the Nazi hounded citizens.  

Sunday, August 21 at 9 pm ET.

POV "Through the Night"


Through The Night

Close bonds are forged between parents, children, and caregivers at a 24-hour daycare.

Monday, August 22 at 10 pm ET.

Breaking Loneliness

Breaking Loneliness
Follow three people; Indigenous Peer Support Worker John Chief Moon, volunteer Tom Greyson and ESL teacher Julie Kraychy; as they share how they have worked to overcome their own loneliness and social isolation and are now helping others to battle theirs.  

Monday, August 22 at 11:30 pm ET.

American Experience

The Murder of Emmett Till

Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, August 23 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline "Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court"


Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court

The conservative takeover of the Supreme Court that paved the way to overturning Roe v. Wade. How a partisan political war, led by Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, transformed the highest court with far-reaching consequences for the country.

Tuesday, August 23 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: The Bat Man of Mexico


The Bat Man of Mexico

Meet Mexico’s very own ‘Bat Man,’ an ecologist dedicating his life to saving bats.

Wednesday, August 24 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/31 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Operation Lighthouse Rescue


Operation Lighthouse Rescue

Join engineers as they race to rescue a historic lighthouse from certain doom.

Wednesday, August 24 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 8/25 at 3 pm ET.

American Experience: Fatal Flood

American Experience
Fatal Flood
Discover a story of greed, power, and race during the 1927 Mississippi River flood, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. Rampaging from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, the flood left scores dead and more than 600,000 people homeless.  

Wednesday, August 24 at 10 pm ET.

Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Changing West

Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Changing West

Rappel into eagle nests; go behind the scenes at wildlife rehabilitation centers; and hear stories of Indigenous peoples’ connections to the magnificent golden eagle.  

Thursday, August 25 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/26 at 3 pm ET.

The Milky Way: Classic Film of the Month

The Milky Way
Classic Film of the Month
A quirk of fate leads Lloyd, a mid-mannered milkman, into the prizefighting ring and into a series of improbable but perfectly linked events.   

Friday, August 26 at 9 pm ET.

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: Gustavo and Friends

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Gustavo and Friends

Watch some of host Gustavo Dudamel’s favorite performances throughout the years.

Friday, August 26 at 10:30 pm ET.

Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia

Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia
Detailing the work of the Pack Horse Library Project, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) program that delivered books to remote regions in the Appalachian Mountains between 1935 and 1943.  

Friday, August 26 at 11:30 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation Caring Forward

Roadtrip Nation Caring Forward
What can be done to make the future of healthcare more welcoming for everyone? Follow three young people eager to answer this question by seeking career advice from inspiring, problem-solving professionals in the field.  

Saturday, August 27 at 8 pm ET.

August 28-31

Becoming Trauma Responsive
Explore the effects of childhood trauma on learning, behavior, and developing relationships.   

Sunday, August 28 at 7 pm ET.

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family: Ambition

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family 
Explore Thomas Boleyn’s determination to elevate the family name and make his mark in the Tudor court.  

Sunday, August 28 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 8/29 at Midnight ET.

Guilt on Masterpiece: Ep. 1


Episode 1

Will brothers Max and Jake get away with murder? Or will their guilt catch up with them?

Sunday, August 28 at 9 pm ET.

Guilt: Ep. 2


Episode 2

Max’s detective goes rogue, and the price for the cover-up soars.

Sunday, August 28 at 10 pm ET.

POV "Faya Dayi"

Faya Dayi
A hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, where khat, a euphoria-inducing plant, holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life.  

Monday, August 29 at 10 pm ET.


Cuba's Wild Revolution

Get a glimpse of Cuba’s stunning animals and lands, left virtually untouched for 50 years.

Wednesday, August 31 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA "A to Z: The First Alphabet"


A to Z: The First Alphabet

The birth of writing and the first alphabet were among the world’s most vital inventions.

Wednesday, August 31 at 9 pm ET.

American Experience "Surviving the Dust Bowl"

American Experience

Surviving the Dust Bowl

The determined people who clung to their homes and way of life enduring drought and dust.

Wednesday, August 31 at 10 pm ET.