June 2019 Program Highlights - Thanks for your support during RSVP in June!All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
“Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future”
State lawmakers are considering Michigan's mining future. We talk to 109th District State Rep. Sara Cambensy about upcoming legislation, along with guests Mike Prusi, Director of Governor Whitmer's Northern Michigan office; Clifford Smith, Cheif Operating Officer of Cleveland Cliffs Michigan Operations; and Matt Johnson, Manager of External Relations at Eagle Mine. Walt Lindala hosts. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/2 at 2:30 pm ET
Magic Moments - The Best of 50s Pop (My Music #102)
Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. The program’s mix of live performance and archival footage takes viewers back to the era’s pop music days with classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more.
Saturday, June 1 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 6/7 at 9 pm ET
Last of the Breed
Celebrate the greatest hits of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price in this 2007 concert. With the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande, the three legends give rousing performances on a treasure trove of honky-tonk and Texas swing tunes.
Saturday, June 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/12 at 1 pm ET
Law & Addiction
Trial lawyer and author Mike Papantonio delves into the details of the opioid crisis during this in-depth discussion examining the origins of the epidemic, the aftermath, and what lies ahead for those affected.
Sunday, June 2 at 3 pm ET
Repeats 6/3 at Noon ET
Alan Jackson Precious Memories
Recorded to honor his mother’s request that he release an album of gospel classics, Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories CD quickly made its way to the top of the sales charts and into the hearts of fans, selling over 1.8 million copies. The concert that followed was taped at the historic Ryman, in Nashville, TN, and features signature renditions of traditional hymns and gospel favorites. Selections include: “When We All Get to Heaven,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Sunday, June 2 at 4 pm ET
Repeats 6/3 at 1 pm ET
Downton Abbey Returns!
Join host Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) for a celebration of the beloved hit series and a sneak peek at the upcoming movie. Features new interviews with the cast and creators and never-before-seen video clips.
Sunday, June 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/5 at 9 pm & 6/7 at 1 pm ET
Prince: Rave Un2 the Year 2000
Experience Prince’s legendary talent and peerless showmanship at a dazzling show filmed on the cusp of the new millennium. Recorded at Paisley Park Studios, the concert features performances of his timeless hits including “Kiss” and “Purple Rain.”
Sunday, June 2 at 10 pm ET
This series targets people who believe, "it's not about age, it's about attitude." The lifestyle series finds and celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging.
Weekdays at 2:30 pm, begins June 3
Story Songs (My Music)
Join host B.J. Thomas for vintage performances of the songs that united us by original artists like Don McLean, Bobbie Gentry (pictured) and Glen Campbell. Songs include “American Pie,” “Ode to Billie Joe,” “Harper Valley PTA” and “Wichita Lineman.”
Monday, June 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/4 at 1 pm ET
Figure It Out: On the Hayduke Trail
Marquette filmmaker Alex Maier documents his 2-month, 800-mile hike on the Hayduke Trail, from Aches National Park to Zion National Park, in Utah and Arizona.It's a mostly trail-less route through canyons and rough terrain. Navigation is tricky and water is scarce, but it's one of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes in the world.
Monday, June 3 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/6 at 10 pm & 6/7 at Noon ET
Ken Burns: The National Parks
Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. Filmmakers Burns and Dayton Duncan vividly reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the series.
Tuesday, June 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/5 at 1 pm ET
The Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)
Music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, features all of their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "Hurting Each Other," "Only Yesterday," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun."
Tuesday, June 4 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/9 at 4 pm & 6/13 at 1 pm ET
PBS Previews: Chasing the Moon
Preview of the upcoming series from American Experience: Chasing the Moon. This film by Robert Stone reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort.
Wednesday, June 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/6 at 2 pm ET
The U.P. Recalls The War
In this 2007 WNMU-TV production, people living in the Upper Peninsula recall World War II, sharing images and stories from the battlefields of Europe, and the home towns we know and love.
Thursday, June 6 at 8 pm ET
“Congressman Jack Bergman”
A discussion with U.S. Rep. Bergman on a series of Federal efforts underway in Michigan's First Congressional District. The construction of a new lock in Sault Ste. Marie, increasing rural internet connectivity, and PFAS cleanup efforts are discussed with host Walt Lindala and media guests Sophie Erber from WLUC-TV 6 and Lisa Bowers from the Mining Journal. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 8 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/9 at 2:30 pm ET
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2
Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London’s O2 Arena.
Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm ET
Wings Over Grand Canyon
Experience the canyon in all its splendor on a 1,000-mile air journey celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park. Follows the Colorado River from Castle Valley in Utah to the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Lake Mead in Nevada, with views of Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, the Little Colorado River Gorge and the ultimate, the Grand Canyon National Park itself.
Sunday, June 9 at 3 pm ET
Repeats 6/10 at Noon ET
Endeavour Season 5 on Masterpiece
After a teacher mysteriously disappears, Endeavour goes undercover to investigate the dark world of a public school. With the unexpected discovery of a body, he questions whom to trust. Meanwhile, Thursday’s life is upended by his brother’s return. Encore from Season 5. Season 6 begins next Sunday.
Sunday, June 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/11 at 1 pm ET
The Doobie Brothers Live from the Beacon Theatre
Join the band as they return to New York City’s Beacon Theatre for the first time in 25 years. Recorded before a live audience, the concert features hits and fan favorites from two landmark albums: Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me.
Sunday, June 9 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/10 at 1 pm ET
A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story
Three American veterans, struggling with trauma sustained in service overseas, are matched with companion service dogs from K9s For Warriors, founded by Shari Duval and her son Brett Simon, who served two tours in Iraq. Each learns to manage issues such as flashbacks, hypervigilance, and invisible psychological damage.
Monday, June 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/13 at 10 pm ET
Arctic Daughter: A Lifetime of Wilderness
Recorded at a remote cabin in the Brooks Range of Alaska, this retrospective piece carries the viewer from Jean Aspen’s childhood in the arctic with her explorer parents, through precarious youthful wanderings, and across six wild decades.
Monday, June 10 at 10 pm ET
Travels with Darley
Follow host Darley Newman as she travels with local people in beautiful and awe-inspiring locations to experience history, culture, food, music, art and adventure. Darley begins a new season with visits to California's Central Coast, North Dakota and Culpeper, Virginia.
Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, begins June 11, also at 9 pm on 13.3/PLUS
Stonewall Uprising: American Experience
Explore what happened when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, on June 28, 1969. The streets erupted into violent protests that lasted for six days and marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Tuesday, June 11 at 9 pm ET
“Nature’s Miniature Miracles”
Great things come in small packages. This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. For these animals, size does not matter.
Wednesday, June 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/19 at Noon ET
Ask the Doctors
Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Sheetal Acharya, Medical Oncology; Dr. Katie Petrin, General Surgery; and Dr. Jose Pino-y-Torres, Radiation Oncology. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/14 at Noon ET
Terrence McNally: American Masters
Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally's pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction and the power of the arts to transform society.
Friday, June 14 at 9 pm ET
PBS Previews: Country Music
Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more.
Friday, June 14 at 10:30 pm ET
It's Sew Easy
This series offers a novel approach to sewing with a focus on contemporary style. Designers from across the country share their expertise, showing easy ways to create great sewing projects without the stress of perfection. The first episode of Season 17 is all about the trends.
Saturdays at 11 am ET, begins June 15
“Michigan DNR: State Parks & Cultural Resources”
A discussion about Michigan Department of Natural Resources-managed cultural resources, their range and significance for the Upper Peninsula. Guests: Parks & Recreation District Supervisor Doug Rich; Trails Coordinator Ron Yesney; and Michigan Iron Industry Museum Historian Barry James.
Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/16 at 2:30 pm ET
This four-part series delivers "masterpieces for the masses," gives you a front row seat to the world's greatest music and a map to an unforgettable musical journey. This week, enjoy the much-played Mussorgsky/Ravel piece “Pictures at an Exhibition” and excerpt from Prokofiev's ballet “Romeo and Juliet.”
Saturdays at 8 pm ET, begins June 15
Repeats Mondays at Noon ET
Infinity Hall Live
This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. This week: Rhiannon Giddens.
Saturdays at Midnight, begins June 15
Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
This 3-part series traces how an aggressive pharmaceutical marketing campaign mislead doctors and the public into our current crisis of death and addiction, and what we can do to stop this man-made epidemic.
Sundays at 3 pm ET, begins June 16
Endeavour Season 6 on Masterpiece
The murder of a schoolgirl brings Endeavour back to Oxford. When he refuses to accept that the main suspect is guilty, Endeavour must uncover the truth and rescue the victim before it's too late.
Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins June 16
Repeats Tuesdays at 1 pm and Thursdays at 10 pm ET
Jamestown Season 2
Return to Jamestown, where three strong women wrestle with the challenges of creating lives in a beautiful yet forbidding land. The colony’s second decade brings a new governor promising change, but new laws cause power struggles within the town.
Sundays at 10:30 pm ET, begins June 16
Repeats Mondays at 2 pm ET
“Roll Red Roll”
Go behind the headlines of the assault of a teenage girl by members of a high school football team, uncovering the deep-seated and social media-fueled "boys will be boys" culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.
Monday, June 17 at 10 pm ET
The Lavender Scare
Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront.
Tuesday, June 18 at 9 pm ET
Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step
In this special, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the Moon.
Wednesday, June 19 at 8 am ET
Born to Explore: Namibia: Land of the Cheetah
Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Namibia for an in-depth look at the most endangered cat in Africa—the cheetah. He discovers why Namibia is known as the cheetah capital of the world, and meets Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), to see what’s being done to save these cats from extinction.
Wednesday, June 19 at 2 pm ET
The Nile: Rivers of Life
Experience the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes, and remarkable people who live alongside three iconic rivers - the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi. Visit the Nile, the world's longest river. From elephants and leopards to extreme kayakers and ancient wonders, its great length provides a lifeline for Africa's wildest beasts and for some of the world's most incredible cultures.
Wednesday, June 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/21 at 2 pm ET
When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time
Meet the ancient ancestors of four iconic creatures: crocodiles, birds, whales and elephants. Join top scientists on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and use 21st century technology to make exciting new discoveries.
Wednesday, June 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/20 at 1 pm ET
Ask the Lawyers
“Your Day in Court”
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Guests: Matt Weise, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Marquette County; and Patrick Crowley, Chief Public Defender.
Thursday, June 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/21 at Noon ET
Journey to Promontory
Program chronicles the construction of the transcontinental railroad from 1862 to 1869 through interviews with railroad historians and railroad officials and through historical photograohs and reenactments.
Friday, June 21 at 1 pm ET
Robert Shaw: American Masters
Trace the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world. With no formal training, Robert Shaw achieved early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music's choral masterpieces.
Friday, June 21 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/26 at 2 pm ET
“The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration”
Celebrate the orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Most, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strass and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors.
Friday, June 21 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 6/28 at 1 pm ET
This season of Quilting Arts explores the building blocks of art quilting. Today’s top quilt artists are ready to lend a hand showing how to use unique materials and embellishments along with sharing new techniques and even some secret tips. Episodes include: printing, color and value, collage techniques, international inspiration, using words on quilts, recycling fabrics and drawing.
Saturdays at 10:30 am ET, begins June 22
“Michigan Public Service Commission”
A conversation with the newest member of the Michigan Public Service Commission, Dan Scripps, about utility regulation and key energy topics and issues. Host Bill Hart.
Saturday, June 22 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/23 at 2:30 pm ET
Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece
It's 1796, and to defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils in this new 8-part season. In the premiere of season 4 part 1, the Prime Minister calls an election; Demelza feels trapped; Sam and Drake are accused of murder.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins June 23
Repeats Mondays at 1 pm ET
POV “The Gospel of Eureka”
The spotlight is beaming on drag shows and a passion play in an Arkansas town. With verve, humor and unfailing compassion, The Gospel of Eureka builds unexpected bridges between religious faith and sexual orientation.
Monday, June 24 at 10 pm ET
Secrets of the Dead
“World War Speed”
Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.
Tuesday, June 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/26 at 1 pm ET
Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party
Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead and laying the foundation for China's future.
Tuesday, June 25 at 9 pm ET
The Amazon: Rivers of Life
Marvel at boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins and a strange new reef, which are just some of the many secret and extreme worlds of the Amazon, the greatest river system on Earth.
Wednesday, June 26 at 8 pm ET
NOVA “First Man on the Moon”
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity’s adventure in space.
Wednesday, June 26 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 6/27 at Noon ET
Ask the Doctors
“Summer Health/General Health”
Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, June 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 6/28 at Noon ET
Big Pacific “Mysterious”
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Filmed in cinematic 4K, the program examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.
Friday, June 28 at 9 pm ET
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope.
Friday, June 28 at 10 pm ET
Media Meet “Tourism in the U.P.”
Tourism experts from different parts of the U.P. get together to discuss the summer 2019 tourist season. What’s expected, the hot spots and the economic impact will be explored. Guests: Travel Marquette Executive Director Susan Estler, Alger County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy Reynolds, and U.P. Travel & Recreation Assn. Executive Director Tom Nemacheck. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 6/30 at 2:30 pm ET