January 2019 Program HighlightsAll programs air on Channel 13-1 unless noted.
Michigan Inauguration 2019
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters presents coverage of Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer's inaugural ceremony, live from the Michigan Capitol Lawn in Lansing. Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan's 49th governor. Lieutenant Governor-elect Garlin Gilchrist II, Secretary of State-elect Jocelyn Benson, Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel and those members of the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, State Board of Education, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and Wayne State Board of Governors who were elected November 6 will also take their oaths of office during the ceremony.
Tuesday, January 1 at 11 am ET
Ken Karlewicz: Working on the Railroad
60 year-old Ken Karlewicz, a window-washer by profession, is also a skilled photographer and a builder of model trains. Learn about the man’s passion for vintage model railroads – they take him away from the mundane and into a world of their own.
Tuesday, January 1 at 2 pm ET
“From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2019”
Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.
Tuesday, January 1 at 2:30 pm & 9 pm ET, encore Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 pm ET
We’ll Meet Again
“Escape from Cuba”
Join Ann Curry as two men search for the people who helped them come to the U.S. when they fled Castro's Cuba. One hopes to find the family who took him in as a boy, while another looks for the shrimp boat skipper who brought him to safety.
Tuesdays at 8 pm, January 1 & 8
Repeats Wednesdays at 1 pm ET
Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake
This program documents an extraordinary musical experience at the edge of Oregon's Crater Lake. More than 130 musicians – including classical musicians and Klamath drummers – gather at Crater Lake National Park to perform the world premiere of a powerful score inspired by the legendary lake.
Tuesday, January 1 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/3 at 2:30 pm ET
Game On: Women Can Coach
While there has been an explosion of women participating in athletics since Title IX, only about 40% of them are currently coached by women. When Title IX was enacted that number was 90%. This documentary explores why women coaches matter, and celebrates some women pioneers.
Wednesday, January 2 at 2 pm ET
“Pluto and Beyond”
Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA’s most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.
Wednesday, January 2 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/3 at Noon ET
James Watson: American Masters
Meet the Nobel Prize-winning scientist behind the double helix as he confronts his complex legacy. With unprecedented access to James Watson and his family, the film explores his life, achievements, controversies and contradictions.
Wednesday, January 2 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/3 at 1 pm ET
Journey of the Whooping Crane
At five feet tall, with a wingspan over seven feet, the Whooping Crane has the distinction of being North America’s tallest bird and also one of its rarest. Habitat loss and hunting pressure in the late 1800’s reduced the population to just 15 birds by 1940. An intense effort to protect and restore the species has nurtured the remaining wild flock to its current population of about 600.
Thursday, January 3 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/4 at Noon ET
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
Six modern-day pilgrims, ages 3 to 73, face their doubts and fears while they attempt an epic pilgrimage across northern Spain on foot. Since the ninth century, millions have embarked on an epic pilgrimage across northern Spain that is enlightening and physically challenging. Today, over 300,000 people a year embark on this sacred path.
Thursday, January 3 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/4 at 2 pm ET
“Food Security and Services”
Food security has been a theme of big government programs and world summits, but its also become one of the grassroots issues of our time. We discuss how it applies to local communities with Salvation Army Captain Doug Winters, Retired NMU Nutrition Professor Mohey Mowafy and NMU Food Recovery Network President Joe Dodd. (Repeat from December)
Saturday, January 5 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/6 at 2:30 pm ET
High School Bowl
“Ironwood vs Iron Mountain; North Central vs Hancock”
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament. This week: The second round continues as last season's runners up, Ironwood, take on Iron Mountain, and North Central meets Hancock.
Saturday, January 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/7 at Noon ET
Great Performances at The Met
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.
Saturday, January 5 at 8 pm ET, & Sunday, January 6 at 1 pm ET, only on TV13/PLUS 13.3.
Austin City Limits
Revel in an hour with New Orleans funk masters Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with special guest Cyril Neville. Shorty lays down the grooves with highlights from his recent Voodoo Threauxdown tour.
Saturday, January 5 at 11 pm ET
Mixing intimate performance with personal interviews and behind the scenes footage, this series from Lansing is your front-row center seat for diverse music from Michigan’s most talented artists. Whether the style is rock, jazz, folk, country, classical, or R&B, the second season of BACKSTAGE PASS delivers outstanding entertainment. This week: The Go Rounds.
Saturdays at Midnight ET, begins Jan. 5
Into the Outdoors
This series aims to get kids outside to explore, discover and understand the natural world around them. Part science lesson and part travelogue, young explorers uncover the science behind sensible solutions for creating a healthy planet. The first episode, “A River Reborn” explores the challenges of removing dams.
Sundays at 9:30 am ET, begins Jan. 6
Life on the Line
The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone - especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, coping with a disability or battling mental illness. This 6-part series takes an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind.
Sundays at 10:30 am ET, begins Jan. 6
Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece
Season 6 encores continue in January with the final four episodes of the series. The year is 1925 and momentous changes threaten the great house. This week: Watch as the hospital war reaches a climax and Violet goes on the warpath.
Continues Sundays (start times vary, see listings) Season 6 and Series Finale airs 1/27
The Door Flint Opened: America’s Drinking Water Crisis
Great Lakes Now examines how the Flint water crisis is shining a light on global water issues. Learn the background of the crisis, where it stands today, and its impact on how journalists cover water issues and policymakers.
Sunday, January 6 at Midnight ET
Repeats 1/8 at 2:30 pm ET
“Meadow Brook Hall”
Experience Antique Roadshow's all-new look as it kicks off a groundbreaking season of incredible items appraised at settings that are treasures in their own right. The season kicks off in Rochester, Michigan at Meadow Brook Hall.
Mondays at 8 pm ET, Tuesdays at Noon ET and Saturdays at 7 pm ET, New season begins 1/7
“My Country No More”
Explore the rise and fall of the recent North Dakota oil boom through the intimate lens of one family fighting to preserve their agricultural way of life, which puts them at odds with relatives and neighbors determined to sell.
Monday, January 7 at 10 pm ET
Finding Your Roots
Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the fascinating histories of 28 cultural trailblazers in a new 10-part season. This week, Gates helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees.
Tuesdays at 8 pm ET, begins January 8
Repeats Wednesdays at 2 pm ET
PBS NewsHour Live Coverage of the President's Speech
The Newshour presents President Trump's speech live from the Oval Office regarding the government shutdown and border security, followed by a Democratic response and analysis from the NewsHour team. [Schedule Note: Programs following this special live coverage will be delayed by approximately 30 minutes.]
Tuesday, January 8 at 9 pm ET
We’ll Meet Again
“The Fight for Women's Rights”
Join Ann Curry as two women search for friends and colleagues who fought for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her to join a movement.
Tuesday, January 8 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/9 at 1 pm ET
USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter
Follow a scientific detective story detailing the discovery of the USS Indianapolis wreck site, 18,000 feet below the Philippine Sea. The ship's sinking during World War II was the largest loss of life in U.S. Naval history.
Tuesday, January 8 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/10 at 1 pm ET
“Attenborough and the Sea Dragon”
Join Sir David Attenborough as he pieces together the remarkable discovery of the Ichthyosaur, a fearsome fish lizard that lived during the age of dinosaurs.
Wednesday, January 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/16 at Noon ET
“Einstein's Quantum Riddle”
Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking, but first we need to know it’s real. Join physicists as they capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.”
Wednesday, January 9 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/10 at Noon ET
The Dictator’s Playbook
Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the 20th century. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power. 6-part series begins with Kim Il Sung who created a North Korean dictatorship that has lasted for three generations.
Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins January 9
Repeats Fridays at 2 pm ET
Crossing Water - Flint, Michigan 2017
Three years after the city’s water supply was poisoned by lead and deadly bacteria, rapid response team members from a social service organization known as “Crossing Water” continue assisting Flint residents.
Thursday, January 10 at 2:30 pm ET
Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop
This innovative and entertaining series takes you to the actual locations in Italy and the United States that inspired the great artists J.M.W. Turner, John Singer Sargent, Francesco Guardi, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and the Hudson River artists to create some of their most iconic works.
Thursdays at 3 pm ET, begins Jan. 10
Ask the Doctors
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. Jason Dopelt, Orthopedics, specializing in Elbow and Shoulder; and Dr. Timothy Neuschwander, Orthopedics, Specializing in Hip and Knee. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, January 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/11 at Noon ET
This new 4-part series takes an adventure through Indian Country and highlights modern and traditional reservation life. Learn how Native communities are working toward sustainable food sovereignty and renewable energy sources, adapting to impacts from climate change, and passing on their wisdom in a positive way.
Thursdays at 10 pm ET, begins January 10
“The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration”
Celebrate the orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Most, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strass and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors.
Friday, January 11 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/15 at 1 pm ET
“2018 Year in Review”
A panel of area journalists looks back on the year’s key news stories.
Saturday, January 12 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/13 at 2:30 pm ET
High School Bowl
“Norway vs Marquette; Rapid River vs Hurley”
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament. This week: The second round continues as Norway takes on powerhouse Marquette, and Rapid River meets Hurley -- our only team from Wisconsin.
Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/14 at Noon ET
Austin City Limits
Join a musical world tour with Puerto Rican superstar Residente as he presents songs from his globe-spanning solo debut and hits from his Calle 13 catalog.
Saturday, January 12 at 11 pm ET
Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece
It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign.
Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins January 13
Repeats Mondays at 1 pm ET
Victoria & Albert: The Wedding
Enjoy a recreation of the wedding that changed British matrimonial ceremonies forever. This 2-part series, hosted by Lucy Worsley, celebrates an enduring love that was to melt the nation's heart and set the standard for generations of brides to come.
Sundays at 10 pm, January 13 & 20
Repeats Mondays at 2 pm ET
Story in the Public Square
This new weekly, public affairs series is designed to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter. The show is inspired by the power of stories to shape public understanding of important issues. This week, New York Times writer Dan Barry.
Sundays at 11 pm ET, begins January 13
Repeats Tuesdays at 2:30 pm ET
“Rodents of Unusual Size”
Go deep into the bayous with fisherman Thomas Gonzales, who has lived through hurricanes and oil spills but now faces a bigger threat: monstrous 20-pound invasive "swamp rats" (nutria) who are eating up coastal wetlands. It's man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.
Monday, January 14 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/16 at 1 pm ET
The Swamp: American Experience
Explore the story of Florida's Everglades, America's greatest wetland. A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it.
Tuesday, January 15 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/17 at 1 pm ET
“Equus: Story of the Horse”
Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind's relationship with the horse. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals and ride along with the world's last nomadic tribes. 2-part series.
Wednesdays at 8 pm, January 16 & 23
Repeats Wednesdays at Noon ET
Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: Susan Goodkind Wideman, Phillip Toutant and Bill Nordeen, all from Marquette. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, January 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/18 at Noon ET
“Orphee et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago”
Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck's enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer.
Friday, January 18 at 9 pm ET
Legends of Airpower
Fifty-two men and women are profiled in this award-winning series that features exclusive interviews with legends Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.
Saturdays at 3 pm ET, begins January 19
“Michigan LGBT and Aging Initiative”
A look at a statewide grant-funded health initiative to connect older LGBT adults to local resources and peer support. Guests: U.P. Commission for Area Progress Administrative Services Manager/2-1-1 Call Director Terry Thomma, and NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center Associate Director Shirley Brozzo. (Repeat from December)
Saturday, January 19 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/20 at 2:30 pm ET
High School Bowl
“L’Anse vs Republic-Michigamme; Brimley vs Menominee”
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament. This week: The second round continues as L’Anse meets Republic-Michigamme, and Brimley takes on Menominee.
Saturday, January 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/21 at Noon ET
Austin City Limits
“Arctic Monkeys/Wild Child”
Enjoy an hour of modern rock with Arctic Monkeys and Wild Child. Sheffield’s Monkeys perform songs from their acclaimed album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Austin’s Wild Child plays cuts from their latest album Expectations.
Saturday, January 19 at 11 pm ET
Odd Squad: Odds and Ends
A string of villain break-ins at headquarters leads to a revelation about Otis's past that has the potential to change the history of Odd Squad...and the world. Otis, Olympia, Ms. O, and Oona team up to try to put things right again one last time in this ODD SQUAD event.
Monday, January 21 at 8 am ET
Pete Seeger’s Legacy: If I Had a Hammer
Take a look back at Pete Seeger's life and times including the effects of his political, social and environmental efforts. His songs and performances underlie the story of his activism and the environment-saving work of the sloop Clearwater.
Monday, January 21 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/24 at 1 pm ET
“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”
Discover how Native American musicians have transformed American blues, jazz and rock in this musical celebration featuring Robbie Robertson, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and more.
Monday, January 21 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/22 at 1 pm ET
The Big Burn: American Experience
In the summer of 1910, an unimaginable wildfire devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation’s fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. THE BIG BURN provides a cautionary tale of heroism and sacrifice, arrogance and greed, hubris and, ultimately, humility in the face of nature’s frightening power.
Tuesday, January 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/23 at 1 pm ET
“Coal's Deadly Dust”
Learn about the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners. An investigation with NPR reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how industry and government failed to protect miners. Also, a report from Yemen.
Tuesday, January 22 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/24 at 2 pm ET
“Kilauea: Hawai'i on Fire”
Journey to Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. Join a group of scientists and locals investigating the spike in volcano activity that turned paradise into an inferno.
Wednesday, January 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/24 at Noon ET
Ask the Doctors
“Children’s Health/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: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, January 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/25 at Noon ET
“Doubt from the Minnesota Opera”
Watch an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's hit 2005 Broadway play and the 2008 film about suspicion leading to a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school. Starring Christine Brewer, Adriana Zabala, Matthew Worth and Denyce Graves.
Friday, January 25 at 9 pm ET
“Great Lakes One Watershed Partnership”
A look at a multi-year, basin-wide initiative assisted by shoreline community foundations to advance a new era of water management to benefit people and businesses. The Marquette County Community Foundation is the fiduciary for the Lake Superior Team. We'll talk about the initiative, perceived benefits and methods of advancing it.
Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/27 at 2:30 pm ET
High School Bowl
“Gladstone vs Chassell; Bessemer vs Stephenson”
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament. This week: The second round continues as Gladstone meets Chassell, and Bessemer challenges Stephenson.
Saturday, January 26 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/28 at Noon ET
Austin City Limits
Relish an hour with American music legend Willie Nelson. The Texan superstar makes a triumphant return to ACL and performs a set of hits and songs from his latest album My Way.
Saturday, January 26 at 11 pm ET
Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
Meet a sculptor/carver/painter/miniature architect who works in a fantastical genre all his own, creating intricate worlds, alive with playful and incisive observations of the world we know. The only artist to have three shows at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, David Beck comes across as the smartest, most creative guy you knew in high school.
Sunday, January 27 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/28 at 2 pm ET
Climb into Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip that traces the rise and fall of Elvis at a metaphor for the country he left behind. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Ethan Hawke, Chuck D and many more.
Monday, January 28 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/29 at 1 pm ET
PBS NewsHour Live Coverage of the State of the Union Address
President Trump's State of the Union Address live from the U.S. Capitol with Democratic response and analysis from the NewsHour team. [Live coverage is expected to last 2 hours. The Frontline episode originally scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled in February.]
Tuesday, January 29 at 9 pm ET
Emmy-winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. In season 6, she teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. This week: Learn how to feed a large crowd, and cook up recipes that all your guests will love.
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm ET, begins January 30, also at 9 pm ET on TV13/PLUS 13.3
A Spark of Nerve
With a pioneering technique called nerve transfer surgery, patients are rewired with their own redundant nerves, retraining the brain to move lifeless muscles. The first woman to receive the American College of Surgeons Innovation Award, Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon is restoring movement to limbs that many doctors believe to be permanently paralyzed.
Thursday, January 31 at 1 pm ET
Ask the Certified Financial Planners
During this live broadcast professionals from the Financial Planning Association of Michigan answer calls from viewers about personal finances, financial strategies and financial services. Host g.g.gordon welcomes guests to be announced.
Thursday, January 31 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 2/1 at Noon ET