January 2020 Program Highlights

All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.

January 1-5

Walkin' California
"Catalina Island"

Take a 3-day hike through Catalina Island and discover its unique ecology and history.

Wednesdays at 5 pm ET, begins January 1

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Pinkaperfect Birthday

"Animal Reunions"

Get caught up in the emotion as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals they raised.

Wednesday, January 1 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/8 at 3 pm ET.

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation: American Experience

Great Performances
"From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2020"

Celebrate 2020 with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Hugh Bonneville at the Musikverein.

Wednesday, January 1 at 9 pm ET.

Bright Lights Little City

One small Appalachian mountain town that embraced creativity without reservation, found success in self-determination, and has pursued the joy of self-discovery and diversity through the Arts.

Wednesday, January 1 at Midnight ET.

Horse Powers: From the Land of the Vikings

Horse Powers shows the long time bonds between horses and humans via three portraits from Norway.

Thursday, January 2 at 3 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors
"General Health"

Healthcare professionals answer viewer's questions.

Thursday, January 2 at 8 pm ET.

New Flyfisher
"Misty Mountain Flyshop"

Jenna McKeown travels with her father on the hunt for smallmouth bass and musky on the fly.

New Time! Thursdays at 10 pm, begins January 2. Repeats 1/4 at 3 pm ET.

Great Getaways
"Winter Getaway In Michigan's Other Great Lakes"

Thursday, January 2 at 10:30 pm ET. Repeats 1/4 at 4 pm ET.

Country Music
"The Rub (Beginnings -1933)"

Learn how so-called "hillbilly music" reaches new listeners and launches its first stars' careers.

Fridays at 9 pm ET, begins January 3.

Family Pictures USA: North Carolina

Media Meet: Northern Michigan University Update

Changes in demographics, campus layout, state funding and new methods of learning at NMU.

Saturday, January 4 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 1/5 at 2 pm ET.

Wai Lana Yoga for a Better Life & a Better World

Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Drumming

Barbara Borden, an extraordinary drummer, composer, teacher and peacemaker, tells her inspiring story in words and music.

Saturday, January 4 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/6 at 3 pm ET.

Tommy Emmanuel - A Music Gone Public Special

The world’s best acoustic guitarist brings “The Best of Tommy on public television” curated from various performances around the country.

Sunday, January 5 at 1 am ET.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Enjoy a fun-filled trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes as retired Park Ranger Kristen Hintz explores this area of Michigan National Lakeshore with the WGVU Adventure Team.

Sunday, January 5 at 3:30 pm ET.

Jamestown: Ep. 4

An odd creature transfixes the town. Opechancanough makes a political move. Jocelyn weakens Willmus.

Sunday, January 5 at 7 pm ET.

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece
"A Public Inconvenience"

Victoria must fight against her better judgment to decide where to place her allegiance.

Sunday, January 5 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/6 at Midnight ET.

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece
"The White Elephant"

The world's eyes are on the Great Exhibitions, and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon?

Sunday, January 5 at 9 pm ET.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Mystery Theatre

A fictional account fusing the biography of America's first great mystery writer with his most bizarre tales.

Sunday, January 5 at 10 pm ET.

January 6-12

Light Up the North, the Story of the Yooperlites

Antiques Roadshow
"Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Part 1"

Kick off a new season of treasures with a $125,000 appraisal from the grounds of Winterthur Museum!

Monday, January 6 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/7 at 3 pm ET.

American Experience

Explore the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin Senator who led a Cold War crusade against Communists.

Monday, January 6 at 9 pm ET.

Finding Your Roots "Homecomings"

Follow Sterling K. Brown, Sasheer Zamata and Jon Batiste as they learn about unknown ancestors.

Tuesday, January 7 at 8 pm ET.

Dave Chappelle: The Mark Twain Prize

The Kennedy Center presents this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle.

Tuesday, January 7 at 9 pm ET.

"Targeting El Paso"

How El Paso became Trump's immigration testing ground and then the target of a white supremacist.

Tuesday, January 7 at 10:30 pm ET.

Walkin' California

Steve Weldon takes a 30 mile backpacking trip from Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley Floor.

Wednesday, January 8 at 5 pm ET.

"The Whale Detective"

A filmmaker investigates his encounter with a humpback whale that occurred while he was kayaking.

Wednesday, January 8 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/15 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: The Planets
"Inner Worlds"

The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?

Wednesdays at 9 pm ET, begins January 8. Repeats 1/9 at 3 pm ET.

Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet

Discover the remarkable story of the deadly hole in the ozone layer -- and how we managed to fix it.

Wednesday, January 8 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors
"Orthopedic Medicine"

Healthcare professionals answer viewer's questions.

Thursday, January 9 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/10 at 3 pm ET.

Country Music
"Hard Times (1933 -1945)"

Watch Nashville transform into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing.

Friday, January 10 at 9 pm ET.

Media Meet
"Year in Review 2019"

Review the stories that made headlines in 2019.

Saturday, January 11 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 1/12 at 2 pm ET.

High School Bowl

Lake Linden vs. Bessemer; Munising vs. Gwinn

Saturday, January 11 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/13 at 3 pm ET.

Dennis Deyoung and the Music of Styx

Join the legendary singer-songwriter for a concert that includes the band’s greatest hits.

Sunday, January 12 at 1 am ET.

Making The Connection: Rail-Trails in Michigan Today

Residents, officials and users discuss the successes of trail development and use across the state.

Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm ET.

Tapping the Great Lakes

Detroit Public TV‘s Great Lakes Bureau takes a deep dive into several methods of water withdrawal and their impact on the Great Lakes.

Sunday, January 12 at 3:30 pm ET.

"Ep. 5"

Silas and Chacrow's relationship is tested. Yeardley's plans spell disaster for Pedro and Maria.

Sunday, January 12 at 7 pm ET.

Howards End on Masterpiece
"Ep. 1"

A misunderstanding, a surprise visit, and a stolen umbrella lead to a series of events that intertwine the lives of the Schlegel, Wilcox and Bast families.

Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins January 12. Repeats 1/13 at Midnight ET.

Sanditon on Masterpiece "Episodes 1 & 2"

An accident brings Charlotte to Sanditon, where she has an awkward encounter with Sidney.

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins January 12.

January 13-19

Co-Operatively Yours

Antiques Roadshow "Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Part 2"

Discover Delaware treasures appraised at Winterthur Museum including one valued at $100,000-$150,000!

Monday, January 13 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/14 at 3 pm ET.

The Red Green Show: Rules of Engagement

Finding Your Roots: This Land Is My Land

Learn more about the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright.

Tuesday, January 14 at 8 pm ET.

Meditation for All of Us

"America's Great Divide: Obama to Trump Part 2"

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.

Tuesday, January 14 at 9 pm ET.

Life from Above: Moving Planet

Walkin' California
"The Redwoods"

Old growth redwood trees are explored in Redwood National and State Parks in northern California.

Wednesday, January 15 at 5 pm ET.

Dr. David Perlmutter’s Whole Life Plan

"Hippos: Africa's River Giants"

Africa's river giants are explored, as hippos protect their families, face their enemies and more.

Wednesday, January 15 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/22 at 3 pm ET.

"The Planets: Jupiter"

Jupiter's massive gravitational force has made it both a wrecking ball and a protector of Earth.

Wednesday, January 15 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 1/16 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall

Desert Canyon Follow Steve Backshall into an Arabian desert canyon that no human has ever explored.

Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins January 15.

Ask the Lawyers
"General Law"

Law professionals answer viewer's questions.

Thursday, January 16 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/17 at 3 pm ET.

Country Music
"The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953)"

Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare, Hank Williams.

Friday, January 17 at 9 pm ET.

Garden Smart

A unique resort that has been welcoming spring beautifully for a long, long time is visited.

Saturday, January 18 at 12:30 pm ET.

Media Meet
"Census 2020"

A look at the efforts to make sure the Upper Peninsula is counted in the 2020 Census–why it's important and what you need to know.

Saturday, January 18 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 1/19 at 2 pm ET.

High School Bowl

Kingsford vs. Negaunee; Hurley vs. Sault Ste Marie

Saturday, January 18 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/20 at 3 pm ET.

Great Performances
"Movies for Grownups with AARP the Magazine"

Watch actors and filmmakers as they are honored for creating films that resonate with older viewers.

Sunday, January 19 at 6 pm ET.

Howards End on Masterpiece
"Ep. 2"

Mrs. Wilcox's family is surprised by her final request. The Schlegels face eviction. The Schlegel sisters take up the cause of Jacky Bast’s husband.

Sunday, January 19 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/20 at Midnight ET.

Sanditon on Masterpiece
"Ep. 3"

A health emergency throws Charlotte and Sidney together.

Sunday, January 19 at 9 pm ET.

Vienna Blood
"Ep. 1"

Max and Oskar investigate the seemingly supernatural murder of a beautiful young medium.

Sundays at 10 pm ET, begins January 19.

January 20-31

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)

Rhythm and Roots of Arthur

Arthur's Great-Grand Uncle is celebrating his 85th birthday, so the Reads head to the family farm.

Monday, January 20 at 8 am ET. Repeats 1/23 at 8 am ET.

Great Performances: The Chris Botti Band in Concert

Antiques Roadshow
"Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Part 3"

Wrap up Roadshow’s first-ever visit to Delaware with an $80,000-$150,000 appraisal and more!

Monday, January 20 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/21 at 3 pm ET.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: First Steps

No Passport Required
"Los Angeles"

Explore Los Angeles with Marcus Samuelsson as he discovers the city's Armenian food and culture.

Mondays at 9 pm ET, begins January 20.

Magical Land of Oz: Land

Independent Lens
"Accept The Call"

A former refugee struggles to understand why his child would leave America and attempt to join ISIS.

Monday, January 20 at 10 pm ET.

A Walk in the Park with Nick Molle: Nature of the Beasts

Secrets of the Dead
"Bombing Auschwitz"

Consider the ultimate dilemma. Would an Allied attack on Auschwitz have stopped future atrocities.

Tuesday, January 21 at 9 pm ET.

Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

"Wild Way of the Vikings"

Experience the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. Ewan McGregor narrates.

Wednesday, January 22 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/29 at 3 pm ET.

"The Planets: Saturn"

NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings and new hope for life on one of its moons.

Wednesday, January 22 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 1/23 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall
"Greenland - Frozen Frontier"

Join Steve Backshall on his mission to explore the Arctic during its most volatile time of year.

Wednesday, January 22 at 10 pm ET.

Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker
"Canvasing Southern Costa Rica"

Sean explores the custodianship humans have over nature by visiting a treehouse community, releasing baby sea turtles, and discovering the origins behind Boruca Masks.

Fridays at 2 pm ET, begins January 24.

Country Music
"I Can't Stop Loving You (1953 -1963)"

Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom in Nashville.

Friday, January 24 at 9 pm ET.

Media Meet
"Youth Substance Abuse"

Discussing the pressures facing today's youth and the efforts to educate and help today's kids make good decisions for their mind, body and spiritual health.

Saturday, January 25 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 1/26 at 2 pm ET.

High School Bowl

L'Anse vs. Gladstone; Carney-Nadeau vs. Cedarville

Saturday, January 25 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/27 at 3 pm ET.

Ageless Living
"Lynne Twist, Part 1"

Lynne Twist discusses how we are inspired to give the extraordinary gift of making a difference.

Sundays at 11:30 am ET, begins January 26.

The Seven Generation River

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in the southwest corner of the Great Lakes might have the key to healing our divisions, healing nature, healing ourselves.

Sunday, January 26 at 3 pm ET.

"Ep. 6"

Pedro seeks revenge. Willmus challenges James Read about his past. Jocelyn comes to a realization.

Sunday, January 26 at 7 pm ET. .

Howards End on Masterpiece
"Ep. 3"

Margaret receives an unexpected offer from Henry. Helen is upset by the fate of the Basts. The families collide at a wedding, and Henry’s past is revealed.

Sunday, January 26 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/27 at Midnight ET.

Sanditon on Masterpiece
"Ep. 4"
Charlotte aids a forbidden romance.

Sunday, January 26 at 9 pm ET.

Vienna Blood
"Ep. 2"

The supernatural elements of a murder mystery threaten Oskar's career and ultimately Max's life.

Sunday, January 26 at 10 pm ET.

Independent Lens
"The First Rainbow Coalition"

See how community-based movements came together across lines of race and ethnicity to confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing in 1960s Chicago.

Monday, January 27 at 10 pm ET.

Finding Your Roots
"Secrets & Lies"

Discover the surprising family histories of actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado and Amy Ryan.

Tuesday, January 28 at 8 pm ET.

"The Cheetah Children"

Follow a wild cheetah mother and her cubs in Zimbabwe as they fight against the odds to stay alive.

Wednesday, January 29 at 8 pm ET.

"The Planets: Ice Worlds"

Beyond the bizarre, icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.

Wednesday, January 29 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 1/30 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall
"Suriname - Lost World"

Travel to the Guiana Shield, where Steve Backshall searches for new wildlife and natural wonders.

Wednesday, January 29 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Experts
"Financial Planners"

Area certified financial planners answer viewer's questions.

Thursday, January 30 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/31 at 3 pm ET.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School
"Perfect Roast"

Learn key techniques for making a perfect roast, a grand centerpiece for any dinner.

Friday, January 31 at 4:30 pm ET.

Country Music
"The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968)"

See how new country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.

Friday, January 31 at 9 pm ET.