January 2020 Program Highlights
All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
Take a 3-day hike through Catalina Island and discover its unique ecology and history.
Wednesdays at 5 pm ET, begins January 1
"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.
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.
"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.
"Winter Getaway In Michigan's Other Great Lakes"
Thursday, January 2 at 10:30 pm ET. Repeats 1/4 at 4 pm ET.
"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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
Steve Weldon takes a 30 mile backpacking trip from Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley Floor.
Wednesday, January 8 at 5 pm ET.
NOVA: The Planets
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Old growth redwood trees are explored in Redwood National and State Parks in northern California.
Wednesday, January 15 at 5 pm ET.
"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.
"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.
A unique resort that has been welcoming spring beautifully for a long, long time is visited.
Saturday, January 18 at 12:30 pm ET.
Kingsford vs. Negaunee; Hurley vs. Sault Ste Marie
Saturday, January 18 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/20 at 3 pm ET.
"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.
Sanditon on Masterpiece
A health emergency throws Charlotte and Sidney together.
Sunday, January 19 at 9 pm ET.
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.
"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.
No Passport Required
Explore Los Angeles with Marcus Samuelsson as he discovers the city's Armenian food and culture.
Mondays at 9 pm ET, begins January 20.
Secrets of the Dead
Consider the ultimate dilemma. Would an Allied attack on Auschwitz have stopped future atrocities.
Tuesday, January 21 at 9 pm ET.
"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.
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.
L'Anse vs. Gladstone; Carney-Nadeau vs. Cedarville
Saturday, January 25 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 1/27 at 3 pm ET.
"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.
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
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.
The supernatural elements of a murder mystery threaten Oskar's career and ultimately Max's life.
Sunday, January 26 at 10 pm ET.
"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.
"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
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
Learn key techniques for making a perfect roast, a grand centerpiece for any dinner.
Friday, January 31 at 4:30 pm ET.
"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.