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July 2022

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 1-2

Curious George: Royal Monkey

Curious George Royal Monkey
In a case of mistaken identity, George is swapped with a royal monkey with a totally different personality. While the fun-loving George brings some much needed joy to a stuffy kingdom ruled by a stern king, Ted is puzzled by the snooty look-a-like.  

Friday, July 1 at 8 am ET.

Curious George Go West, Go Wild

Curious George Go West, Go Wild
When George and Ted are asked to farm-sit, Ted looks forward to relaxing and fishing while George bonds with Emmett, a wannabe cowboy. When George accidentally causes the farm animals to escape, Emmett and a reluctant Ted must join him in an improvised roundup to find the herd. The trio emerge from their wild adventure with every animal safely returned -- and some new cowboy skills to boot.  

Friday, July 1 at 9:30 am ET.

Seaside Hotel

The Storm

Madsen treats the hotel to a hunting trip.

Friday, July 1 at 9 pm.

July 3-9

Copper, Iron & Gold: Upper Michigan’s Legacy

Discover the story of early mining towns in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (2005)

Sunday, July 3 at 3 pm ET.

Sakura & Pearls: Healing from World War II

Sakura & Pearls Healing from World War II
Japanese Survivors of the Atomic Bomb meet American Survivors of Pearl Harbor. This exchange between former enemies is meant to spark dialogue among about how we can resolve conflict without repeating the painful experiences of our ancestors.  

Sunday, July 3 at 7 pm ET.

Hotel Portofino: Invitations

Hotel Portofino
Invitations
Young hotel inhabitants let their hair down; Cecil and Jack shake on a shady sale of the heirloom.  

Sunday, July 3 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats at Midnight ET.

Endeavour : Season Finale: Terminus

Endeavour
Season Finale: Terminus
In the cold of Winter, the team is called to investigate the violent killing of an Oxford college don. Thursday receives news that creates tension at home.  

Sunday, July 3 at 9 pm ET.

A Capitol Fourth 2022

A Capitol Fourth 2022
Celebrate our country’s 246th birthday with the 42nd broadcast of America's Independence Day celebration.  

Monday, July 4 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/4 at 9:30 pm ET.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Death Valley: Life Blooms

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
Death Valley: Life Blooms
Baratunde explores the hottest place on Earth and finds it is remarkably full of life. Meet an ultra-marathoner who runs in the brutal heat of summer, the mayor of a town of one, and an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone tribe.  

Tuesdays at 9 pm ET, begins July 5.



The Green Planet: Tropical Worlds

The Green Planet
Tropical Worlds
Sir David Attenborough takes a plant’s-eye view of life in a rainforest, a world of stunning beauty but also fierce competition. New film techniques allow us to enter their magical world as never before.  

Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, begins July 6.  Repeats 7/13 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA 

Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

Voyage to discover the sun’s place in a grand cycle of birth, death and renewal.

Wednesday, July 6 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/7 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall Kamchatka: Expedition Grizzly River

Expedition with Steve Backshall
Kamchatka: Expedition Grizzly River
Join Steve Backshall on the Kamchatka peninsula and examine brown bears in the pristine wilderness.  

Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins July 6.

Charlie Russell's Old West

Charlie Russell's Old West
No one played a larger role in mythologizing the cowboy’s place in American culture than Charles M. Russell. Explore his art and life as he witnessed and documented the end of the Wild West open range, and America entered the 20th Century.  

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

Seaside Hotel

Amanda's Guests

The regulars are back at the hotel, and they have brought more than just their clothes.

Friday, July 8 at 9 pm ET.

Bloodline

An intimate profile of Vietnamese-American chef Tu David Phu.

Saturday, July 9 at Noon ET.


The Rule

The Rule

Learn how a prep school achieves near 100 percent college acceptance for inner-city boys.

Saturday, July 9 at 9 pm ET.


July 10-16

Sondorgo

Sondorgo
The brotherhood of virtuosity, contemporary inventions and respect - Söndörg  from Hungary combines these all brilliantly with their signature instrument, the Hungaro-Serbian tambura. Enoy a live performance from 2019 recorded in Marquette, MI by NMU students.  

Sunday, July 10 at 3 pm ET.

Project Echo: A Democracy of Knowledge

Project Echo A Democracy of Knowledge
Examine one of the most innovative and far-reaching health initiatives on our planet. Project ECHO began In 2003 at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, developed to meet the challenge of an epidemic of hepatitis C. The model has now been used successfully around the world to treat more than 70 chronic diseases and conditions.  

Sunday, July 10 at 7 pm ET.

Hotel Portofino

Uncoverings

Danioni gives a compromising letter to Bella's husband, and the heirloom goes missing.

Sunday, July 10 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/11 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester on Masterpiece: Season 7, Ep. 1

Grantchester on Masterpiece
Season 7, Ep. 1
When a dead body is found on a local estate, Will and Geordie find themselves investigating stories of lost love and family inheritance in an attempt to uncover the killer.  

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins July 10.

COBRA

Season 2, Ep. 1

Follow the emergency COBRA committee as it overcomes a major crisis in the UK.

Sundays at 10 pm ET, begins July 10.

Jamie Oliver Together

Taco Party

Jamie cooks a relaxed chilled-out menu for his friends and family, a dynamite taco night.

Monday, July 11 at 9 pm ET.


POV  
Wuhan Wuhan
Learn the stories of frontline medical workers, patients, and citizens during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city where the mysterious virus was first discovered.  

Monday, July 11 at 10 pm ET.


North Korea Inside The Hermit Kingdom
Examine the culture and society inside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — a dynastic one-party communist dictatorship closed off from the rest of the world.   

Tuesday, July 12 at 1 am ET.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Idaho: Tied to the Land

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
Idaho: Tied to the Land
Baratunde ventures into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture. He finds ranchers and backcountry pilots sharing the wilderness with newly resettled refugees and sees how climate change is impacting an age-old salmon fishery.  

Tuesday, July 12 at 9 pm ET.

The Great Muslim American Road Trip

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Tulsa to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Driving the last leg of Route 66, a Muslim American couple meet setbacks and surprises.

Tuesday, July 12 at 10 pm ET.

The Green Planet: Water Worlds

The Green Planet
Water Worlds
Sir David Attenborough discovers bizarre and beautiful water plants, which use nature’s super-glue, counting, and killer spikes to get a leaf up. Some escape from animals by rolling away while others create bubbles in a magical river in Brazil.  

Wednesday, July 13 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/20 at 3 pm ET.

Our Time: Hair and Self Image

NOVA  Ultimate Space Telescope
Explore the dramatic story of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope—the most ambitious observatory ever launched—through a series of high-stakes milestones, from its conception to completion.  

Wednesday, July 13 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/14 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall Saudi Arabia: Expedition Volcanic Underworld

Expedition with Steve Backshall
Saudi Arabia: Expedition Volcanic Underworld
Follow Steve on a mission into the volcanic underworld in search of Arabia’s longest lava tube.  

Wednesday, July 13 at 10 pm ET.

Chasing Voices
From 1907 until his death, ethnologist John Peabody Harrington traveled the U.S., chasing the voices of the last speakers of Native America's dying languages. Moving from one tribal community to the next, he collaborated with the last speakers to document every  detail before their languages were lost forever.   

Thursday, July 14 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/15 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel

The Tramp

Madsen tries to find funding for his construction project.

Friday, July 15 at 9 pm ET.

The Hook

Chef Ricky Moore traces the journey of the bonefish from ocean to plate.

Saturday, July 16 at Noon ET.

July 17-23


The Rule

One Room, Many Stories: Schoolhouse Memories

One-room schoolhouses once peppered the countryside; now they are near extinction and only a few still operate in the Upper Peninsula.  In this 2002 WNMU-TV production, hear stories from those who taught and learned in one-room schoolhouses in the U.P.

 Sunday, July 17 at 3 pm ET.


From Wall Street to Bay Street
Examine and compare the financial and banking systems of the United States and Canada.  

Sunday, July 17 at 7 pm ET.

Hotel Portofino

Discoveries

Guests and employees become suspects in the missing heirloom investigation.

Sunday, July 17 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/18 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 2

Grantchester
Ep. 2
Will and Geordie investigate the death of a cleaning brand owner who died in curious circumstances. Their investigation leads them to discover his private life is less spotless than the pristine image his family presented to the public.  

Sunday, July 17 at 9 pm ET.

COBRA: Ep 2

COBRA
Ep. 2
A fresh wave of disaster further paralyzes the clean-up operation.  

Sunday, July 17 at 10 pm ET.

Jamie Oliver Together

Picnic

Jamie’s taking the classic picnic up a level. He knocks up Jam jar prawn cocktails with a lemony avocado sauce, not one but two brilliant veggie quiches, served with a garlicky courgette and couscous salad. Finished with a tangerine drizzle cake.  

Monday, July 18 at 9 pm ET.

POV

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

Native Americans, Japanese Americans and environmentalists defend their water from LA.

Monday, July 18 at 10 pm ET.


America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston: LA: It's a Vibe

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

LA: It's a Vibe

Baratunde explores his adopted hometown of Los Angeles to learn how Angelinos connect with the outdoors in their sprawling city. Meet kayakers saving a polluted river and Black surfers claiming their place on the waves.  

Tuesday, July 19 at 9 pm ET.


The Great Muslim American Road Trip: Back on the Road Again: Arizona, Nevada, California

The Great Muslim American Road Trip
Back on the Road Again: Arizona, Nevada, California
Driving the last leg of Route 66, a Muslim American couple meet setbacks and surprises.  

Tuesday, July 19 at 10 pm ET.

The Green Planet: Seasonal Worlds

The Green Planet
Seasonal Worlds
Sir David Attenborough reveals the surprising and dramatic effects of the four seasons on plant life. In order to survive the huge challenges each season presents, plants must use strategy, deception and remarkable feats of engineering.  

Wednesday, July 20 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/27 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA

Universe Revealed: Milky Way

Explore the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy—the giant city of stars we call home.

Wednesday, July 20 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/21 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall Kyrgyzstan: Expedition Mountain Ghost

Expedition with Steve Backshall
Kyrgyzstan: Expedition Mountain Ghost
Travel to Kyrgyzstan with Steve in search of snow leopards, one of the world’s most endangered species.  

Wednesday, July 20 at 10 pm ET.

Colombia - Wild and Free Two Rivers

Colombia - Wild and Free
Two Rivers
Explore the magnificent eastern region of Colombia, a land defined by two powerful rivers: the Orinoco and the Amazon. Along the way, meet amazing wildlife, including jaguars, capybaras, anacondas, and pygmy marmosets, the world’s smallest monkeys.  

Thursdays at 8 pm ET, begins July 21.  Repeats 7/22 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel

Mrs. Madsen’s Jewellery

Mr. Madsen pawns his wife’s jewelry to raise capital for his project.

Friday, July 22 at 9 pm ET.

July 24-30


Searching for Sequoyah
Span two countries and three Cherokee nations on a journey through the life and death of Sequoyah.  Examine the legendary Cherokee leader Sequoyah through the written language he created for the Cherokee people, interviews with his descendants, cave writings depictions, and more.

Sunday, July 24 at 7 pm ET.


Hotel Portofino

Denouements

The mystery of the missing heirloom is resolved, and critical decisions determine guests’ futures.  

Sunday, July 24 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/25 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 3

Grantchester
Ep. 3
A vagrant’s death leads Will and Georgie to investigate two previous similar unsolved cases as a possible killer is targeting the homeless.  

Sunday, July 24 at 9 pm ET.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston: LA: It's a Vibe

COBRA

Ep. 3

A breach at Dover port means an insidious threat may be in play.  

Sunday, July 24 at 10 pm ET.

Dismantling Democracy
Examine democratic structures in the United States and around the world.   

Monday, July 25 at 9 pm ET.

POV

Winter's Yearning

Greenland reckons with its Danish colonial past and the promised future by an US company.

Monday, July 25 at 10 pm ET.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston: Appalachia: A Different Way

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
Appalachia: A Different Way
Baratunde meets the people of Appalachia who are driving a revolution in how we see and interact with nature. Meet a record-breaking hiker, former coal miners raising bees, and activists working to make the outdoors accessible to everyone.  

Tuesday, July 26 at 9 pm ET.


Frontline

Facing Eviction 

Families struggle to keep their homes during the pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions. With Retro Report, an intimate look at the nation's affordable housing crisis through the eyes of tenants, landlords, judges, and law enforcement.  

Tuesday, July 26 at 10 pm ET.


The Green Planet

Desert Worlds

Sir David Attenborough explores the hostile world of the desert, where plants can spend decades waiting for rain or travel to find it. Survival tactics include using weapons, camouflage and forming surprising alliances with animals.  

Wednesday, July 27 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA

Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds 

Visit exotic worlds orbiting distant suns as NOVA tackles the big question: are we alone?

Wednesday, July 27 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 7/28 at 3 pm ET.

Expedition with Steve Backshall: Gabon: Expedition Jungle Paradise

Expedition with Steve Backshall
Gabon: Expedition Jungle Paradise
Travel to Gabon, where Steve explores the jungle in search of an undiscovered population of chimpanzees.  

Wednesday, July 27 at 10 pm ET.

Colombia - Wild and Free: From The Pacific to the Andes

Colombia - Wild and Free
From The Pacific to the Andes
Journey to the largely uninhabited Pacific coast of Colombia, where humpback whales give birth and fish hunt crabs in the mangrove forests. Then ascend to snow-capped Andean volcanoes, home to stunning spectacled bears, condors and hummingbirds.  

Thursday, July 28 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 7/29 at 3 pm ET.

Private Life of Don Juan: Classic Film of the Month

Classic Film of the Month
Private Life of Don Juan
When a jealous husband kills a fake Don Juan, the real thing sees a way to retire with grace in this classic film from 1934 featuring Douglas Fairbanks Sr.  

Friday, July 29 at 9 pm ET.

JAM

JAM
With intimate interviews and stellar performances in music scene venues, “JAM” puts the spotlight on the makers of some of the best original new music being played right now in Midwest clubs.   

Friday, July 29 at 10:30 pm ET.

July 31


Rick Steves Egypt: Yesterday & Today
Rick Steves sails beyond Europe, exploring the historic and cultural wonders of Egypt. Featuring pyramids in Cairo, shisha (hookah) in Alexandria, pharaoh tombs in Luxor, and more.  

Sunday, July 31 at 7 pm ET.


In Their Own Words

Queen Elizabeth II

Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life from youth through her 60-year reign.

Sunday, July 31 at 8 pm ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 4

Grantchester
Ep. 4
A member of Will’s own congregation is found murdered just before a church fundraising event. It quickly becomes clear that the victim was not quite the upstanding member of the community Will believed him to have been.  

Sunday, July 31 at 9 pm ET.

COBRA

Ep. 4

A new threat rears its head as public sentiment grows ever turbulent.

Sunday, July 31 at 9 pm ET.