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January 2024

From new seasons of All Creatures Great and Small and Miss Scarlet & The Duke, to programs celebrating the season like London's New Years Day Parade, you don't want to miss these new and noteworthy programs airing this month on WNMU-TV. We have special programs honoring Benjamin Franklin Day (January 17), as well as Holocaust Remembrance Day (Janary 27). Lost Salmon, a documentary previously shown at the Fresh Coast Film Festival, will be broadcasted 3 times throughout the month, giving you more chances to watch. And that is just the start!

Scroll down to learn about the rest of this month's featured programs. Shows are organized week by week. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted. Programs are also available to stream LIVE from our website, pbs.org or the PBS app. 

January 1-6

London's New Year's Day Parade 2024

A cherished turn-of-year tradition bringing pomp, circumstance, and good old-fashioned fun to the U.K. capital.   
Monday, January 1 at 7a/6c.

Great Performances

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2024 Preview

Celebrate the New Year with waltzes by Strauss and more.

Monday, January 1 at 8/7c.

Frank Ferrante's Groucho

A laughter-filled, theatrical portrait of "America's most gifted funnyman".

Monday, January 1 at 9:30/8:30c.

Our Vanishing Americana: South Carolina

Our Vanishing Americana

A South Carolina Portrait

Follow Mike Lassiter on his journey across South Carolina capturing the stories of historic, often family-run businesses, that line main streets from the coast to the upstate.

Tuesday, January 2 at 3/2c.

Nature: The Serengeti Rules

Nature

The Serengeti Rules

Meet the pioneering group of scientists who transformed our understanding of ecology.

Wednesday, January 3 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/10 at 3/2c.

NOVA

Arctic Drift

Join scientists on a daring polar voyage to uncover the Arctic’s climate secrets.

Wednesday, January 3 at 9/8c.  Repeats 1/4 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Nero's Sunken City

Follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins of ancient Rome’s version of Las Vegas. Nero spent a fortune on indulgent banquets in Baiae, as featured in this clip

Wednesday, January 3 at 10/9c.

Lost Salmon

As Featured at the Fresh Coast Film Festival

Lost Salmon

A two-year journey across Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho document some of the last wild chinnok salmon, the causes of their declining numbers, and their profound relationship to the people and places of the Pacific Northwest.  

Thursday, January 4 at 8/7c, Repeats 1/5 at 3/2c, and 1/21 at 7/6c. 

Little Bird

Love is all Around

In 1968 Bezhig Little Bird was taken from her family. Now she questions her adoptive life.

Fridays at 9/8c, begins January 5.

Great Performances

Die Zauberflöte

Experience director Simon McBurney’s Met debut of Mozart’s opera conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann.

Saturday, January 6 at 1a/12c. Repeats 1/6 at 8/7c and 1/7 at 1/12c on 13.3PLUS.

High School Bowl

Ishpeming vs Escanaba; Wakefield-Marenisco vs Sault Ste. Marie

Ishpeming takes on Escanaba while Wakefield-Marenisco challenges Sault Ste. Marie in this round of High School Bowl.

Saturday, January 6 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/8 at 3/2c.

We Hold These Truths: The Global Quest for Liberty

Explores the promise and influence of America’s Declaration of Independence in the world.

Saturday, January 6 at 9:30/8:30c.

January 7-13

Ukraine Under Attack: 72 Hours in the Presidential Office

In this 2-part series, the critical first 72 hours of the Russian invasion on Ukraine are retold by those who were there, uncovering fresh revelations about how the event unfolded.   

Sunday, January 7 at 7/6c. Part 2 airs 1/14 at 7/6c.

Miss Scarlet & The Duke

Elysium

Eliza teams up with Duke to investigate a burglary in a high-end brothel whose clients include important members of the British government.Season 4 premieres on Sunday, January 7 at 8/7c. Repeats at 12a/11c.

All Creatures Great and Small

Broodiness

Skeldale House is busier than ever while Tristan is away serving.

Season 4 premieres Sunday, January 7 at 9/8c.

Funny Woman

Episode 1

Barbara Parker leaves Blackpool for London and embarks on her dream to work in comedy.

Sundays at 10/9c, begins January 7.

America ReFramed

The Cost of Inheritance

Explore the issue of reparations in the U.S. with a focus on historical injustices, systemic inequities, and critical dialogue. The film aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale.

Monday, January 8 at 10/9c.

Independent Lens

Beyond Utopia

The gripping story of families attempting to escape North Korea.

Tuesday, January 9 at 9/8c.

Nature

Big Little Journeys: Home

A baby turtle in Canada and a young bushbaby in South Africa search for a safe new home.

Wednesday, January 10 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/17 at 3/2c.

NOVA

High-Risk High-Rise

Can skyscrapers be made safer, more efficient, and livable in our rapidly growing cities?

Wednesday, January 10 at 9/8c.  Repeats 1/11 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Van Gogh’s Ear

What did Van Gogh really do on the night of December 23, 1888, in the town of Arles?

Wednesday, January 10 at 10/9c.

Ask the Doctors: Orthopedic Medicine

Ask the Doctors

Orthopedic Medicine

Area professionals in orthopedic medicine answer questions submitted from viewers.
Thursday, January 11 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/12 at 3/2c.

Little Bird

So Put Together

Determined to learn more about her pre-adoption life, Esther uproots her life.

Friday, January 12 at 9/8c.

High School Bowl

Bessemer vs Holy Name; Lake Linden-Hubbell vs Rudyard

Bessemer takes on newcomer Holy Name while Lake Linden-Hubbell challenges Rudyard in this  round of High School Bowl.Saturday, January 13 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/15 at 3/2c.

January 14-20

Will It Live On? Growing Up in a Small Town Jewish Community

A story of uncertainty and hope. Jonathan Levin, an immigrant to Israel looks back on his hometown synagogue and wonders if it has a future. Shot in Michigan and Haifa, the film poses essential questions of survival, a concern common to small-town Jewish communities.

Sunday, January 14 at 3/2c.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: Six Feet Under

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Six Feet Under

When a close friend of Mr. Potts is murdered, Eliza finds herself investigating the dark and macabre world of Victorian undertakers.  

Sunday, January 14 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/15 at 12a/11c.

All Creatures Great and Small: Carpe Diem

All Creatures Great and Small

Carpe Diem 

James and Helen take inspiration from Siegfried’s ‘Carpe Diem’ approach and make a long-awaited decision.

Sunday, January 14 at 9/8c.

Episode 2
Funny Woman

Episode 2

Barbara lands a lead role in a new sitcom, but news from home threatens her plans.

Sunday, January 14 at 10/9c.

Iowa Caucuses

PBS News SPecial Report

Iowa Caucuses

PBS Newshour will provide special coverage of the 2024 Iowa Caucuses. 

Monday, January 15 at 11/10c. 

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies

Episode 1 

Explore the mysteries of King Tut’s life and burial on the centennial of his tomb’s opening.   

Tuesday, January 16 at 9/8c.

Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies

Episode 2

Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad travel throughout Egypt in search of answers.

Tuesday, January 16 at 10/9c.

Nature: Big Little Journeys: Survival

Nature

Big Little Journeys: Survival

A Taiwanese pangolin and a Brazilian lion tamarin family travel to a strange new world.    

Wednesday, January 17 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/24 at 3/2c.

NOVA

Ultimate Space Telescope 

Discover how NASA engineers built and launched the most ambitious telescope of all time.

Wednesday, January 17 at 9/8c.  Repeats 1/18 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Ben Franklin's Bones

Could Benjamin Franklin have been responsible in some way for the bones in the basement?

Wednesday, January 17 at 10/9c.

Ask the Lawyers: January 24

Ask the Lawyers

January 24

Local attorneys answer questions submitted from viewers by phone and email.

Thursday, January 18 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/19 at 3/2c.

Little Bird

The Land That Takes You

Patti Little Bird and Behzig/Esther are desperate to find their families, decades apart.

Friday, January 19 at 9/8c.

Benjamin Franklin

“Join or Die” (1706-1774)

After success as a Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin earns worldwide fame in science.

Saturday, January 20 at 1a/12c.

High School Bowl

Republic-Michigamme vs Menominee; Gwinn vs Brimley

Republic-Michigamme takes on Menominee while Gwinn challenges Brimley in this  round of High School Bowl.Saturday, January 20 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/22 at 3/2c.

January 21-27

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: Origins

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Origins

The story of how it all began. It’s twelve years earlier and Eliza and The Duke meet for the very first time.
Sunday, January 21 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/22 at 12a/11c.

All Creatures Great and Small: Right Hand Man

All Creatures Great and Small

Right Hand Man

Busy and exhausted, James and Helen cannot get any time together.
Sunday, January 21 at 9/8c.

Funny Woman

Episode 3

With the show a huge hit, Barbara’s life changes overnight.

Sunday, January 21 at 10/9c.

Independent Lens

Racist Trees

Barbara’s life changes overnight. Intoxicated by success, she embarks on a romance with Clive. 

Sunday, January 21 at 10/9c.

New Hampshire Primary on 13.3

PBS News SPecial Report

New Hampshire Primary

PBS Newshour will provide special coverage of the 2024 New Hampshire primaries. 

Tuesday, January 23 at 11/10c on WNMU-TV PLUS (Channel 13.3) only.

American Experience: Nazi Town USA

American Experience

Nazi Town USA

Explore the rise of the German American Bund, an organization of American Nazis in the 1930s.   

Tuesday, January 23 at 9/8c.

Frontline: Israel's Second Front

Frontline

Israel's Second Front

Beyond Gaza, the power of Hamas, Hezbollah and other forces in the region. 

Tuesday, January 23 at 10/9c.

Nature: Big Little Journeys: Bloodlines

Nature

Big Little Journeys: Bloodlines

A Madagascan chameleon and a Scottish water vole travel to secure their bloodlines.    

Wednesday, January 24 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/31 at 3/2c.

NOVA: Iceman Reborn

NOVA

Iceman Reborn

New revelations about the ancient ice mummy, Otzi, shed light on the dawn of civilization in Europe.

 Wednesday, January 24 at 9/8c.  Repeats 1/25 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Hannibal in the Alps

Where did Hannibal and his army cross the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome?

Wednesday, January 24 at 10/9c.

Ask the Doctors: Vision and Hearing

Ask the Doctors

Vision and Hearing

Get your medical questions answered by area professionals. This week's topics include vision and hearing.

Thursday, January 25 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/26 at 3/2c.

Classic Film of the Month

St. Benny The Dip

A gang of con artists disguise themselves as clerics in order to pull off a job, but soon find that even pretending to be religious people is having an effect on them.

Friday, January 26 at 9/8c.

Bright Lights Little City

One small Appalachian mountain town embraces creativity without reservation, finds success in self-determination, and through five decades has pursued the joy of self-discovery and cultural diversity through the Arts.
 Friday, January 26 at 10:30 pm.

Benjamin Franklin

“An American” (1775-1790)

In wartime Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence. In Paris, he wins French support for the American Revolution. Back home, he works on the Constitution of the new United States.

Saturday, January 27 at 1a/12c.

High School Bowl

Gladstone vs Bark River-Harris; Munising vs Calumet

Gladstone takes on Bark River-Harris while Munising challenges Calumet in this  round of High School Bowl.

Saturday, January 27 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/29 at 3/2c.

January 21-27

Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems

Six years ago, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians formed Michigan’s first indigenous-led, multi-agency collaborative to restore and protect the ecology of our streams and rivers. "Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems" is a 26-minute documentary that shines a light on these nonprofit and governmental organizations working together to restore the natural flow in Michigan’s streams and rivers – often called ”the arteries of mother earth.”

 Sunday, January 28 at 3/2c.

Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

Follow Czech Holocaust survivor and retired U.S. professor Vladimir Munk who in 2020, at age 95, returned to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, one of the camps he was held prisoner at during World War II.

Sunday, January 28 at 7/6c.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: The Diamond Feather

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

The Diamond Feather 

A familiar face returns to question Eliza’s role at Nash & Sons.

Sunday, January 28 at 8/7c.  Repeats 1/29 at 12a/11c.

All Creatures Great and Small: By The Book

All Creatures Great and Small

By the Book

Carmody is challenged with learning how to be a vet. Helen waits for some personal news.

Sunday, January 28 at 9/8c.

Funny Woman

Episode 4

While Sophie and Clive’s off-screen romance is all the buzz, Sophie makes a discovery.

Sunday, January 28 at 10/9c.

Independent Lens: Razing Liberty Square

Independent Lens

Razing Liberty Square

The Liberty City public housing community in Miami becomes ground zero for climate gentrification.

Monday, January 29 at 10/9c.

Frontline: Democracy on Trial

Frontline

Democracy on Trial

The roots of the criminal cases against former President Trump stemming from his 2020 election loss.

Tuesday, January 30 at 9/8c.

Re-entry Realities: Hope Deferred

Re-entry Realities: Hope Deferred

Larry Thompson, an Ohio inmate serving out his fourth prison number and his reentry mentor Pastor Joe Hoeflinger develop and broadcast a reentry program.

Tuesday, January 30 at 11:30/10:30c.

Nature: Gorilla

Nature

Gorilla

Get an intimate look at a silverback family in Gabon's Loango National Park.   

Wednesday, January 31 at 8/7c.

NOVA: When Whales Could Walk

NOVA

When Whales Could Walk

A spectacular fossil graveyard reveals a 43-million-year-old whale that had four legs and could walk. Follow scientists as they search for new clues to how mammals moved from land into the sea to become the largest animals on Earth.

Wednesday, January 31 at 9/8c.

Secrets of the Dead

Jamestown’s Dark Winter

Uncoverr the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World.

Wednesday, January 31 at 10/9c.