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February 2023

From celebrating black history on PBS, to live performances and fundraising specials, February is an exciting month on WNMU-TV. You won't want to miss these new and noteworthy programs airing all month long! Programs are also available to stream LIVE from our website, pbs.org or the PBS app. 

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

Festival! 23: February 25-March 12

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Block Party on PBS

February 1-4

Nature

The Elephant and the Termite

Elephants and termites create lifesaving waterholes for thousands of other creatures.

Wednesday, February 1 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/8 at 3/2c.

NOVA: London Super Tunnel

NOVA
London Super Tunnel
Thousands race to build Europe's biggest construction project–London's new railroad.  

Wednesday, February 1 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/2 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

King Arthur's Lost Kingdom

Uncover new evidence suggesting the legend of King Arthur began in a Dark Ages trading village. 

Wednesday, February 1 at 10/9c.

Ask the Dentists

Ask the Experts
Dentists
Get your dental questions answered by area professionals during this live broadcast.  

Thursday, February 2 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/3 at 3/2c.

What to Do When Someone Dies

Ep. 1

Ellie's husband is killed in a car crash. A woman in the car also died. Who was she? 

Fridays at 9/8c, begins February 3. 

Farmers for America

Celebrate farmers nationwide- sharing both the challenges and joys of grow-ing food. Mike Rowe narrates.  

Saturday, February 4 at 2/1c. 

High School Bowl: Big Bay De Noc vs Ironwood; Sault Ste. Marie vs Menominee

High School Bowl
Big Bay De Noc takes on Ironwood while Sault Ste. Marie challenges Menominee (pictured) in this week's round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, February 4 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/6 at 3/2c.

February 5-11

25 Weeks: A Wisconsin Pizza Harvest

The story of an ancient crop, a farmer, and a pizza. Filmed entirely on a small Wisconsin farm devoted to recreating rare 19th Century wheat, "25 Weeks" tells a beautiful story of a place, a crop, and a farm working to produce the perfect pizza over the course of a season.

 Sunday, February 5 at 3/2c. 

An Evening with Gwen Ifill

An Evening with Gwen Ifill
An interview with the prolific journalist and co-managing editor of PBS NewsHour. 

Sunday, February 5 at 7/6c. 

Miss Scarlet & The Duke

Episode 5: The Heir

Eliza is on the verge of earning life-changing money when she offers to help an heir.

Sunday, February 5 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/6 at Midnight.

All Creatures Great and Small

Episode 5

Mrs. Hall conquers demons from her past. While she is away, Tristan takes on the chores.

Sunday, February 5 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/6 at 1a/12c.

Vienna Blood

Episode 5 | Death is Now a Welcome Guest Part 1

Tragedy strikes at the premiere of a silent film and Max and Oskar investigate. 

Sunday, February 5 at 10/9c.  Repeats 2/6 at 2a/1c.

Explore the Wombats' Treeborhood 
Work It Out Wombats!

Malik, Zadie, and Zeke are three energetic and creative marsupial siblings who live with their grandmother in her treehouse apartment complex. The playful trio will demonstrate computational thinking (CT) for preschoolers, a way of thinking that enables them to solve problems, express themselves, and accomplish tasks using the practices, processes and ideas at the core of computer science.  

Weekdays at 10:30a/9:30c, begins February 6. 

Independent Lens: Outta The Muck

Independent Lens

Outta The Muck

The people of Pahokee rise “outta the muck” to celebrate family history and big-time football.  

Monday, February 6 at 10/9c. 

Bundle of Nerves: Our Anxiety Epidemic

Anxiety is among the most common, yet under-reported of all behavioral health issues. 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety and panic disorders - overwhelming worrying that results in physical symptoms such as pounding heart, chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea. Through personal stories of those affected, this report examines causes, diagnosis and treatment, while spotlighting initiatives that target vulnerable populations, such college students.

Monday, February 6 at 11:30/10:30c. 

2023 State of the Union Address: A PBS NewsHour Special Report

2023 State of the Union Address
A PBS NewsHour Special Report
PBS NewsHour covers the president’s speech and the Republican response, with analysis from the PBS NewsHour team. 

Tuesday, February 7 at 9/8c.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Cupid Calls It Quits

Pinkalicious can't wait to make valentines for her class party, but Cupid offers her a trade that turns her plans upside-down.  

Wednesday, February 8 at 11:30a/10:30c.  Repeats 2/10 at 9:30a/8:30c.

Nature: Dogs in the Wild: Meet The Family

Dogs in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries 
Meet The Family
Meet the wild dog family, from the Arctic wolf to the Dhole, the Fennec fox to the Maned wolf.  

Wednesdays at 8/7c, begins February 8.  Repeats 2/15 at 3/2c.

NOVA: Star Chasers of Senegal

NOVA
Star Chasers of Senegal
A visionary scientist investigates the deep history of astronomy in West Africa. 

Wednesday, February 8 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/9 at 1a/12c.

Secrets of the Dead

The Woman in the Iron Coffin

Uncover the story of early America’s free Black communities via 150-year-old human remains.

Wednesday, February 8 at 10/9c.  Repeats 2/9 at 2a/1c.

Ask the Doctors Behavioral Health

Ask the Doctors
General Health
Get your medical questions answered by area professionals during this live broadcast from WNMU-TV studios.  

Thursday, February 9 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/10 at 3/2c.

What to Do When Someone Dies

Episode 2

Ellie goes to Milena's workplace, looking for clues as how Milena knew Greg.

Friday, February 10 at 9/8c.

High School Bowl: Big Bay De Noc vs Ironwood; Sault Ste. Marie vs Menominee

High School Bowl
Big Bay De Noc takes on Ironwood while Sault Ste. Marie challenges Menominee (pictured) in this week's round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, February 11 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/13 at 3/2c.

February 12-18

WNMU Documentaries

Barnes-Hecker: Memories of a Misfortune

The story of Marquette County's 1926 mine disaster told by historians and descendants. Celebrating 50 years of public broadcasting in Upper Michigan.  

Sunday, February 12 at 3/2c. 

Get Busy Living

Get Busy Living
Follow one thrill-seeking couple’s unique love story. He survived a crippling skydiving accident. She supported him through a painful recovery. Together they aspired to jump out of a plane again.  

Sunday, February 12 at 7/6c. 

All Creatures Great and Small: For Whom The Bell Tolls

All Creatures Great and Small

Episode 6: For Whom The Bell Tolls

As war comes in September 1939, everyone faces decisions small and large. 

Sunday, February 12 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/13 at 1a/12c.

Forgotten/Found
WQED visits a few unique, offbeat attractions across Pennsylvania.   

Monday, February 13 at 11:30/10:30c. 

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World: Under Siege

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World
Under Siege
Explore the 1980s and the birth of Hip Hop as social commentary.  

Tuesday, February 14 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/15 at 1a/12c.

FRONTLINE

Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack

A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv. An updated account through a year of war, told by civilians surviving underground and first responders risking their lives in Ukraine’s second largest city.

Tuesday, February 14 at 10/9c. Repeats 2/15 at 2a/1c.

Dogs in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries: Secrets of Success

Dogs in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries 
Secrets of Success
Discover the secrets to the canids’ survival and success in even the most extreme locations.  

Wednesday, February 15 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/19 at 1a/12c.

NOVA: Ancient Builders of the Amazon

NOVA
Ancient Builders of the Amazon
Archaeological discoveries reveal traces of ancient civilizations in the Amazon. 

 Wednesday, February 15 at 9/8c.   Repeats 2/16 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Hannibal in the Alps

Uncover the mystery of how Hannibal crossed the near-impregnable Alps to attack Rome.  

Wednesday, February 15 at 10/9c.  Repeats 2/16 at 2a/1c.

Ask the Lawyers

Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the WNMU-TV studios to answer questions from viewers during this live broadcast.

Thursday, February 16 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/17 at 3/2c.

What to Do When Someone Dies

Episode 3

Ellie tries to persuade the police that Frances's and Greg's deaths were linked.

Friday, February 17 at 9/8c. 

Don Lewis and the Live Electronic Orchestra

An early pioneer of electronic music battles technical limitations and racism in his quest to change the world’s musical landscape.  

Friday, February 17 at 10/9c. 

Moundsville
The story of the town of Moundsville, WV told through the rise and fall of industry.  

Saturday, February 18 at 2/1c. 

High School Bowl: Gwinn vs. Watersmeet; Munising vs. Manistique

High School Bowl
Gwinn challenges Watersmeet (pictured) while Munising takes on Manistique.  

Saturday, February 18 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/20 at 3/2c.

February 19-25

Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later

Home to the successful and historic Black Wall Street, the Greenwood District lost over 300 citizens to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The tragedy was kept a secret for 75 years. Greenwood continues to suffer from redlining policies and the construction of a highway which perpetuated the destruction of the community. "Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later" blends historical accounts of the massacre and the art of local creatives to paint a full picture of Greenwood—from the past, present and aspirations of a thriving future.

 Sunday, February 19 at 7/6c. 

All Creatures Great and Small: For Whom The Bell Tolls

All Creatures Great and Small

Episode 6: For Whom The Bell Tolls

As war comes in September 1939, everyone faces decisions small and large. 

Sunday, February 12 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/13 at 1a/12c.

All Creatures Great and Small: Merry Bloody Christmas

All Creatures Great and Small

Episode 7: Merry Bloody Christmas 

It’s Christmas at Skeldale and Siegfried has a big decision to make.

Sunday, February 19 at 9/8c.  Repeats at 10/9c.

The Taste Awards

The Taste Awards

The Taste Awards are the premier awards show celebrating the year's best food, fashion, fitness, travel, and lifestyle programming on television, in film, streaming online, and in photography.  

Monday, February 20 at 10/9c. 

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World: Culture Wars

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World
Culture Wars
Experience the 1990s and the unstoppable rise in the popularity of Hip Hop.  

Tuesday, February 21 at 9/8c.

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World: Still Fighting

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World
Still Fighting
From successful artists to changing history, follow the global evolution of Hip Hop.  

Tuesday, February 21 at 10/9c.

Dogs in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries  Defending Wild Dogs

Dogs in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries 
Defending Wild Dogs
Join the people going to extraordinary lengths to save wild canids around the world.  

Wednesday, February 22 at 8/7c. Repeats 3/1 at 3/2c.

NOVA: New Eye on the Universe

NOVA
New Eye on the Universe
How did the first stars and galaxies form? What role did supermassive black holes and dark matter play? And can we see the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets?  

Wednesday, February 22 at 9/8c.  Repeats 2/23 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Viking Warrior Queen

Join archaeologists examining the history-changing DNA of a female Viking warrior.

Wednesday, February 22 at 10/9c. 

Ask the Doctors: Men's Health

Ask the Doctors

Men's Health

Area professionals in mens health answer questions from viewers.  

Thursday, February 23 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/24 at 3/2c.

Festival! 23: Feb. 25 - March 12
The Demi Paradise: Classic Film of the Month

Classic Film of the Month
The Demi Paradise
This satirical comedy from 1943 stars Laurence Olivier as a Russian engineer who visits England. Half the eccentrics in England have turned out for this film, and Olivier and Margaret Rutherford give outstanding performances.  

Friday, February 24 at 9/8c. 

High School Bowl: Gwinn vs Negaunee; Mackinaw City vs Watersmeet

High School Bowl

Lake Linden-Hubbel takes on Wakefield-Marenisco while Bessemer challenges Houghton in this second round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, February 25 at 8/7c.  Repeats 2/27 at 3/2c.

Daniel O'Donnell from Castlebar, Ireland

Daniel O'Donnell from Castlebar, Ireland
Join the beloved balladeer for a heartwarming concert of new songs and fan favorites from Ireland. Part of Festival! 23.  

Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c. 

Celine Dion: Taking Chances World Tour–The Concert

Celine Dion: Taking Chances World Tour–The Concert

Experience the magical moments of Celine Dion’s record-breaking, sold-out 2008-09 world tour. Part of Festival! 23. 

Watch the complimentary documentary "Celine Dion: Through the Eyes of the World" available ONLY on Passport.   Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 pm ET. 

February 26-28

A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
An interesting and rarely seen inside look into the life and career of the well-known Harvard professor and historian.  

Sunday, February 26 at 7/6c.

Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future

Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future
Celebrate legendary performances by Black actors and iconic roles made famous by Black artists. Part of Festival! 23.  

Sunday, February 26 at 8/7c. 

Great Performances

Lea Salonga in Concert

Lea Salonga performs one of her classic songs from the Disney musical, "Aladdin." Enjoy hits from the internationally acclaimed singer performed at the Sydney Opera House. Part of Festival! 23.  

Sunday, February 26 at 10/9c. 

Benise: Fiesta!

Celebrate world music with a fiery combination of Spanish guitar, dance and classic rock. Part of Festival! 23.  

Monday, February 27 at 8/7c. 

My Music Presents

Burt Bacharach's Best

Celebrate the legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, with performances by the artists who made his music famous. Hosted by Robert Wagner, this first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s -1980s. Part of Festival! 23.  

Monday, February 27 at 9:30/8:30c. 

All is Bright! A Concordia Christmas

Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach: Sessions at West 54th
Discover Sessions from West 54th by Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach released in 1998. Part of Festival! 23.

Monday, February 27 at 11/10c.

Festival! 23: February 25 - March 12

Eat to Sleep
It's a fact that today many people aren't getting enough quality sleep. Learn how to utilize food to fall asleep faster and wake up refreshed with a step-by-step program that teaches what to eat and when to eat it. Part of Festival! 23.

Tuesday, February 28 at 8/7c. 

Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Presents practical advice on the prevention and reversal of disease using nutritional solutions. Part of Festival! 23.

Tuesday, February 28 at 9:30/8:30c.

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