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July 2021

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

July 1-3

The West is Burning

The West is Burning
Examine the history of forest management and litigation that has contributed to the current conditions and the catastrophic fires plaguing the western U.S.  

Thursday, July 1 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/2 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel: Adventure in the Summer Night

Seaside Hotel
Adventure in the Summer Night
After Mr. Andersen’s funeral, the guests are thinking of leaving. Meanwhile, the Count meets up with his mysterious caller. The love triangle between Amanda, Fie, and Morten becomes more complicated.  

Friday, July 2 at 9 pm ET.

Healing America's Heroes

Healing America's Heroes
Healing America’s Heroes Town Hall focuses on the mental health struggles of veterans, explores the latest research and the innovative treatments and resources available.   

Saturday, July 3 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/5 at 3 pm ET.

July 4-10

Insecta: Science That Stings

Insecta Science That Stings
Journey alongside leading insect scientists and Coyote Peterson to explore the most painful stings and the fascinating science of the unseen lives that surround you.  

Sunday, July 4 at 7 pm ET.  Repeats 7/5 at 9 pm ET.

An All American Salute

An All American Salute
Presented by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.  

Sunday, July 4 at 7:30 pm ET.

A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth
Celebrate our country's 245th birthday with a star-studded musical extravaganza.  

Sunday, July 4 at 8 pm ET.

The White House Inside Story

The White House Inside Story
Gain access to America’s most iconic residence and review its 200-year story.  

Sunday, July 4 at 9:30 pm ET.

Northwest Angle Minnesota's Best Kept Secret

Northwest Angle Minnesota's Best Kept Secret 
The Northwest Angle of Minnesota is visited and resorts and recreational activities are featured.  

Monday, July 5 at 9 pm ET.

The Neutral Ground
CJ Hunt investigates why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.  

Monday, July 5 at 9:30 pm ET.

The Latino Experience: Ep. 1

The Latino Experience
Ep. 1
A little boy tries to help his sickly grandfather. Women grapple with life on the border. Latinx letterpress printers combine art with social practice. A sentimentalist works to fulfill her bucket list. LGBTQ dance couples blaze a trail.  

Tuesdays at 9 pm ET, begins July 6.

Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Fire in Paradise
The story of the devastating Camp Fire, who's to blame and what could have been done to prevent it?

Tuesday, July 6 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: Wild Florida

Wild Florida
Discover the wildlife of the Sunshine State and how experts are battling threats to its ecosystems.  

Wednesday, July 7 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/14 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Cuba's Cancer Hope

Cuba's Cancer Hope
Can Cuba's innovative lung cancer vaccines give new hope to patients across the world?  

Wednesday, July 7 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/8 at 3 pm ET.

Wonders of Mexico: Mountain Worlds

Wonders of Mexico 
Mountain Worlds
Travel to Mexico's mountains and discover black bears, fiery volcanoes and millions of butterflies.  

Wednesday, July 7 at 10 pm ET.

Journeys Through The Finger Lakes

Journeys Through The Finger Lakes
Journey through lush topography to bring you stories of the cultural landscape, institutions and icons that make up the rich tapestry of this extraordinary place.  

Thursday, July 8 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/9 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel:  End of Season

Seaside Hotel
End of Season
The Count finds himself in a touchy situation as both Mr. Madsen and the new guest have compromising information on him. The tables turn when the police reveal the death of the new guest.  

Friday, July 9 at 9 pm ET.

This Old House:  Scandinavian Modern

This Old House
Scandinavian Modern
This 1887 Cambridge, Massachusetts house started life as a dark, divided two family. Follow along as the team turns it into a bright, open Scandinavian-style one family. In one episode, the house is transformed from run-down to remarkable.  

Saturday, July 10 at 1:30 pm ET.

Ask This Old House:  Summer Special

Ask This Old House
Summer Special
Tom travels to Colorado to help a couple build a swing set; Jenn travels to Raleigh to build a self-watering vegetable garden; Mark helps a homeowner build a firepit that comes in a kit.  

Saturday, July 10 at 2 pm ET.

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap  Four Cities Tackle The Child Equity Gap

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap
Four Cities Tackle The Child Equity Gap
In Duluth, MN, Boston, MA, Springfield, MO, and Nashville, TN, a grade school offers wrap-around-services including free food, family meals, clothing, laundry, and medical services.   

Saturday, July 10 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/12 at 3 pm ET.

July 11-17

Coming to Mni Sota

Coming to Mni Sota
Explore the conflicts, contradictions and solidarity among the millions who have moved to and through the North Star State.  

Sunday, July 11 at 7 pm ET.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album

Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album
Explore how the royal family has shaped their image in photos, from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana.  

Sunday, July 11 at 8 pm ET.

Unforgotten Season 4 on Masterpiece:  Ep. 1

Unforgotten Season 4 on Masterpiece: 
Ep. 1
Parts of a body are found. The team believes the remains have been stored for a long time.  

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins July 11.

Professor T:  Anatomy of a Memory

Professor T
Anatomy of a Memory
In this UK original program, Professor T is persuaded by a former student to help her investigate a serial rapist. Different program than previously aired 'Professor T' show

Sundays at 10 pm ET, begins July 11.

The Restorers: Living History

The Restorers
Living History
From B-25s to a Bleriot XI, and from the Doolittle Raiders to the WASP, The Restorers offers a glimpse into the world of historic aircraft restoration.  Air Force volunteers fly Japanese Zero replicas to recreate the attack on Pearl Harbor at airshows.  

Mondays at 9 pm ET, begins July 12.

POV: Landfall

Shard-like glimpses of post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico examine a transformed world.  

Monday, July 12 at 10 pm ET.

The Latino Experience:  Ep. 2

The Latino Experience
Ep. 2
A young girl makes an image-altering decision. A Guatemalan truck driver and pastor copes with the pandemic. A mystical mechanic helps a boy fix his mother’s car. A pregnant MBA student’s due date and exam date conflict, forcing her to make a choice.  

Tuesday, July 13 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: The Power of the Fed

The Power of the Fed
When COVID struck, the Federal Reserve stepped in to try to avert economic crisis. As the country’s central bank continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, who is benefitting and at what cost?  Tuesday, July 13 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: Super Hummingbirds

Super Hummingbirds
Fly with super hummingbirds—great athletes, tender moms, brave in combat and up for any challenge!  

Wednesday, July 14 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/21 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Meteor Strike

Meteor Strike 
Meet people struggling with infertility and the challenges of assisted reproduction.

Wednesday, May 12 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 5/13 at 3 pm ET.

Wonders of Mexico:  Burning North

Wonders of Mexico
Burning North
Journey across northern Mexico to see how its animals find clever ways to survive against the odds.  

Wednesday, July 14 at 10 pm ET.

Decoding The Driftless

Decoding The Driftless
Soar high over rugged bluffs, skim the surface of primordial rivers, venture deep underground to mysterious secret worlds, marvel at ancient archeological treasures, and hang perilously over massive rock cliffs with endangered peregrine falcons, all while learning the fascinating story of how this landscape came to be.  

Thursday, July 15 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/16 at 3 pm ET.

Wild Kratts:  Cats and Dogs

Wild Kratts
Cats and Dogs
While on the African savanna, Martin and Chris observe lots of wild cats and dogs. Zach comes up with a scheme to capture and sell these wild animals. Can Chris, Martin and the team save the wild cats and dogs?  

Friday, July 16 at 8 am ET.

Hillary:  Standing Tall

Standing Tall
Hillary becomes fascinated with the Himalaya after reading about the range. He hopes to help the war effort, but his father wants him to continue beekeeping. After serving in the air force, he meets George Lowe, his lifelong friend and climbing partner.  

Fridays at 9 pm ET, begins July 16.

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap: I'm Special

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap
I'm Special
With deteriorating class room conditions and the worst test scores in the nation, this alarming episode casts its eye on the current educational crisis in Detroit. We visit with students, teachers, parents and educational leaders in their innovative attempts to improve conditions.   

Saturday, July 17 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/19 at 3 pm ET.

July 18-24

Holstein Dilemma

Holstein Dilemma
What the heck is a heritage breed, anyway, and why should we all care? With interviews from agriculturalists, scientists and personalities to find out more about Heritage Breed livestock, explore why diversity is important in today's agricultural model that's based on large volume, fast growth, and the cheapest product possible for the consumer, but little else.  

Sunday, July 18 at 7 pm ET.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets

Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
Join the popular royal historian for an exclusive tour of London's most extraordinary palaces.  

Sunday, July 18 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/19 at Midnight ET.

Unforgotten on Masterpiece:  Ep. 2

Unforgotten on Masterpiece
Ep. 2
Cassie and Sunny identify four potential suspects who trained as police officers.  

Sunday, July 18 at 9 pm ET.

Professor T: A Fish Called Walter

Professor T
A Fish Called Walter
When a librarian is poisoned, Professor T is called to narrow down the list of possible suspects.  

Sunday, July 18 at 10 pm ET.

The Restorers:  Aircraft Recovery

The Restorers
Aircraft Recovery
We explore what it can take to recover vintage aircraft that have been abandoned by time.   

Monday, July 19 at 9 pm ET.

POV:  Stateless

An attorney advocates for Dominicans of Haitain descent who have been stripped of their citizenship.  

Monday, July 19 at 10 pm ET.

The Latino Experience:  Ep. 3

The Latino Experience
Ep. 3
An artist longs to paint a hillside community green. A single mother and veteran takes a new job that triggers her PTSD. A woman’s deceased parents return to help her during the pandemic. A family grapples with politics during a holiday dinner.  

Tuesday, July 20 at 9 pm ET. 

Frontline: Leaving Afghanistan

Leaving Afghanistan
Investigating the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. With exclusive access to a militant wing of the Taliban, and the story of Iran’s growing influence across the country. 

Tuesday, July 20 at 10 pm ET.

Nature:  The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules
Pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature. 

Wednesday, July 21 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/28 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA:  Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?

Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
Examine whether asteroids could be our economic salvation or instruments of extinction.  

Wednesday, July 21 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/22 at 3 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead:  Hannibal in the Alps

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

Wednesday, July 21 at 10 pm ET.  Repeats 7/28 at 10 pm ET.

Frozen Obsession

Frozen Obsession
Follow the 18-day, 2,000-mile Northwest Passage Project expedition through the stunningly beautiful and extreme Canadian Arctic aboard the Swedish research icebreaker Oden.  

Thursday, July 22 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/23 at 3 pm ET.

Hillary:  Louise

Hillary falls in love with Louise, but is too shy to approach her. He and his hero, mountaineer Eric Shipton, discover a new route up Mt. Everest and hope to be the first to reach the top–until they are thwarted by a Swiss expedition.  

Friday, July 23 at 9 pm ET.

Classic Albums:  Queen - A Night At The Opera

Classic Albums
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Explore the story behind the album that made the band a global rock phenomenon in 1975.  

Friday, July 23 at 10 pm ET. 

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap:  A Breath of Hope

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap
A Breath of Hope
Giving hope to the hopeless dominates the stories in Seattle, WA and Columbus, OH. Among those spotlighted are: a program to reform the foster care system, and an organization reuniting children with parents who were incarcerated.   

Saturday, July 24 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/26 at 3 pm ET.

July 25-31

Great Lakes Now Series: Storms, Sanctuaries and Suckers

Great Lakes Now 
Storms, Sanctuaries and Suckers
After storms wreak havoc with a waterfront park in Duluth, the city rebuilds — but will the new park withstand the next storm? Chicago isn’t a great place for birds, but at one sanctuary on the city’s shoreline, endangered birds are finding a home. And, in creeks on Lake Michigan’s western shore, researchers track the movements of suckers, a Great Lakes fish that’s misunderstood and underappreciated.  

Sunday, July 25 at 3:30 pm ET.

America's Last Little Italy:  The Hill

America's Last Little Italy
The Hill
In the late 1800s, Italians immigrated to St. Louis, creating one of the largest Italian American neighborhoods in the United States today, The Hill. While similar immigrant neighborhoods have long ago lost their identity, The Hill remains strong. Understand the story of this enduring neighborhood by looking at its past, present, and future.  

Sunday, July 25 at 7 pm ET.

Secrets of Royal Travel:  Secrets of the Royal Train

Secrets of Royal Travel
Secrets of the Royal Train
Climb aboard for an inside look at the extraordinary "palace on wheels."  

Sunday, July 25 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/26 at Midnight ET.

Unforgotten on Masterpiece:  Ep. 3

Unforgotten on Masterpiece
Ep. 3
Cassie and Sunny interview the four suspects, who all deny knowing the victim.  

Sunday, July 25 at 9 pm ET.

Professor T:  Tiger Tiger

Professor T
Tiger Tiger
Professor T deals with a hostage situation with his unconventional negotiating tactics.  

Sunday, July 25 at 10 pm ET. 

The Restorers:  The Aviatrix

The Restorers
The Aviatrix
Centering on the theme of women aviators in history and the determination they embodied to be allowed to fly.  This episode will inspire those who are told they cannot accomplish something, and having the drive to prove the cynics wrong.  

Monday, July 26 at 9 pm ET.

POV:  Mayor

Musa Hadid is the mayor of Ramallah, the de facto capital of Palestine.  

Monday, July 26 at 10 pm ET. 

American Masters:  Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away

American Masters
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist. Featuring never-before-seen performances.  

Tuesday, July 27 at 9 pm ET.

Nature:  Super Cats: Extreme Lives

Super Cats: Extreme Lives
Meet the planet's ultimate cats, from the famously fast cheetah to the lonesome snow leopard.  

Wednesday, July 28 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: Creatures of Light

Creatures of Light 
Dive in with deep-sea scientists as they explore the undersea world of glowing creatures.  

Wednesday, July 28 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/29 at 3 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: King Arthur's Lost Kingdom

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, July 28 at 10 pm ET.

Arctic Dance: The Mardy Murie Story

Arctic Dance The Mardy Murie Story
For more than seventy years, Mardy Murie tirelessly championed the environment. Her work led to the founding of The Wilderness Society and the establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  

Thursday, July 29 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/30 at 3 pm ET.

Hillary:  Everest

The Swiss expedition fails, and Hillary meets a new climbing partner, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who is equally driven to ascend Everest. Together, and with Lowe’s support, they seize the opportunity to reach the peak.  

Friday, July 30 at 9 pm ET.

Classic Albums:  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Classic Albums
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Learn the definitive story of Rumours, one of the most successful rock albums of all time.  

Friday, July 30 at 10 pm ET.

Disrupted: How Covid-19 Changed Education

Disrupted: How Covid-19 Changed Education
At the end of a tumultuous school year for millions of students and teachers across the country, the PBS NewsHour and Student Reporting Labs highlight the impact of pandemic on the nation’s schools, students and educators.  

Saturday, July 31 at 8 pm ET.