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.
RSVP in June! 2020: May 31–June 7
Don't miss the special programs during RSVP in June! 2020. Click the link below to download a guide (pdf). Thank you for your support!
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
50 Years and Circlin’ Back
Celebrate the band’s hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne and more. Part of RSVP! 2020.
Monday, June 1 at 8 pm ET. .
Longevity Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD
Dr. Gundry shares an easy approach to help us all feel better and more youthful, at any age. Part of RSVP! 2020.
Monday, June 1 at 9:30 pm ET.
Insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and parasomnias are just some of the disorders keeping people awake at night. We’ll explore some of the most common sleep disorders and look into treatments ranging from medication to mindfulness.
Monday, June 1 at 11 pm ET.
Rivers of Life
See the secret wildlife and remarkable people of the Amazon, from shamans to electric eels. Part of RSVP! 2020.
Tuesday, June 2 at 8 pm ET.
Life 201 with Adiel Gorel
Adiel Gorel showcases his own experiences and the expertise of eight of the best minds in the world – to offer practical, easy takeaways viewers can incorporate into their daily lives with little effort and a big reward. Part of RSVP! 2020
Tuesday, June 2 at 9:30 pm ET.
Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott
Ed Slott talks about how to protect savings to ensure a comfortable retirement. Part of RSVP! 2020
Thursday, June 4 at 8 pm ET.
Alone in the Wilderness
Thousands have dreamed of living in the wilderness of Alaska, but Richard Proenneke lived it. Part of RSVP! 2020
Thursday, June 4 at 9:30 pm ET.
D-Day at Pointe-Du-Hoc
The remarkable story of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger battalion. Led by Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder, the soldiers scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc in Normandy on June 6, 1944 to destroy six German cannons situated halfway between Omaha and Utah Beaches.
Friday, June 5 at 9 pm ET.
Modus Ep. 2
The police allocate all their resources to the search for the American president. Inger Johanne realizes that her past is catching up with her when Ingvar is assigned to be the Swedish contact for her FBI mentor, Warren Schifford.
Friday, June 5 at 10 pm ET.
Red, White and Rock(My Music)
Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers and other legends for a 2002 patriotic tribute. Part of RSVP! 2020.
Saturday, June 6 at 5 pm ET.
God Bless America
This special, marking Welk’s 100th birthday, relive through the eyes and experiences of the famous band leader. Part of RSVP! 2020.
Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 pm ET.
Symphony in D
Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Tod Machover, a professor of music and media at MIT, and his group Opera of the Future are commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to crowdsource a symphony from Detroit citizens. He works with their submissions to compose a piece that encompasses the city’s character, its concerns, and its questions about the future.
Sunday, June 7 at 3 pm ET.
Brain Wash with David Perlmutter, MD
Brain Wash offers a jump-start to a transformational way of living and interacting with the world that anyone of us can sustain for the rest of our lives. Part of RSVP in June! 2020.
Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm ET.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. Part of RSVP! 2020.
Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 pm ET.
The Bee Gees One for All Tour
Live in Australia 1989
Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits. Part of RSVP! 2020
Sunday, June 7 at 8:30 pm ET.
A year in the life of the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, an inspiring high school jazz band in Broward County, Florida.
Monday, June 8 at 9 pm ET.
Unforgettable Augustus Post
In the early 20th century, thrill-seeking adventurer Augustus Post helped steer America through a revolution in transportation. He bought the first motor car in New York City, became the 13th man to fly an airplane in the U.S., and once held the world distance record in an air balloon – ushering in a new world in which anyone could be an explorer.
Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30 pm ET.
Weekends with Yankee
Co-hosts Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso tour Boston’s Chinatown, visit the oldest acapella group in the U.S., tour the PEZ factory, make a sustainably sourced wooden table, make a traditional Maine bean hole supper, and much more.
Wednesdays at 5 pm ET, begins June 10.
Wilder Than Wild
Fire, Forests, and the Future
Four years in the making, this one-hour documentary reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high intensity wildfires - and explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires.
Wednesday, June 10 at 8 pm ET.
WWII Mega Weapons
Learn why Japan believes the Yamato, the world’s biggest battleship, is unsinkable.
Wednesday, June 10 at 10 pm ET.
Red Dot on the Ocean
The Matthew Rutherford Story
30-year-old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, and nonstop around North and South America.
Friday, June 12 at 9 pm ET.
Modus Ep. 3
Inger Johanne steels herself in order to bear working with Warren. The culture clash between the Swedish police and the FBI becomes more and more evident as the search for the president leads to a dead bodyguard.
Friday, June 12 at 10 pm ET.
Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh
It's fresh! Fresh recipe ideas from today's most innovative chefs, combined with farm-fresh food. Host Laura McIntosh introduces viewers to some of California's most renowned restaurants and innovative chefs.
Saturdays at 7 am ET, begins June 13.
Before We Die Ep. 7
The net starts to close on Christian. Davor is informed by his police source that there might be an infiltrator within the Mimicas' organization. Stefan follows Christian and makes a big discovery.
Saturday, June 13 at 8 pm
Sirkka: Past & Present
A veteran of the Women’s Army Corps, of the Finnish-American stage and press, and of numerous progressive and liberal causes, Sirkka’s vivid recollections will captivate you in this new documentary produced by the Finnish American Heritage Center.
Sunday, June 14 at 3 pm ET.
The Virus: What Went Wrong?
As COVID-19 spread from Asia to the Middle East to Europe, why was the U.S. caught so unprepared? Despite repeated warnings of a potent contagion headed our way, America’s leaders failed to prepare and protect us. Why and who is accountable?
Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30 pm ET.
Prehistoric Road Trip
Welcome to Fossil Country
Travel with Emily through billions of years of Earth's history to meet some of its earliest life forms, from primitive bacteria to giant reptiles and many surprising creatures in between.
Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins June 17. Repeats 6/18 at 2 am ET.
Destination Craft with Jim West
Host Jim West introduces viewers to exotic and beautiful countries across the globe, showcasing master indigenous artists in both their workshops and in demonstrations.
Thursdays at 5 pm ET, begins June 18.
Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master
Ponyo Is Here
With production underway on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki delves into memories of his late mother for a thread to weave the story. "Movies show who you are," he says, "no matter how hard you try to hide it."
Fridays at 9 pm ET, begins June 19.
Leaks from the Swedish police prove to be from someone on the task force. Ingvar and Inger Johanne determine they cannot trust anyone but each other. Their private lives are put to the test as Warren worms his way into Inger Johanne's life.
Friday, June 19 at 10 pm ET.
Before We DieEp. 8
Christian is on the verge of a total breakdown after what happened to Stefan. A shocked Hanna and Bjorn decide to break off the investigation and bring in Christian, but Davor has other plans for him.
Saturday, June 20 at 8 pm
Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip
Filmmaker Richard Macer and his dyslexic son, Arthur, go on a road trip as they set out to learn more about the disorder and meet famous dyslexics, such as Richard Branson and Eddie Izzard. Along the way, Macer himself gets tested for dyslexia, as he seeks closure on a lifetime of feeling different.
Sunday, June 21 at 3 pm ET.
America's Socialist Experiment
Victories and failures of a unique brand of socialism in the historically conservative city of Milwaukee, Wisc. Between 1910 and 1960, elected socialists in Milwaukee reduced corruption, improved conditions for working people, and cleaned up the environment, leaving a mixed legacy to which both Democrats and Republicans lay claim today.
Monday, June 22 at 9 pm ET.
Toni Morrison: American Masters
The Pieces I Am
An artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller that examines her life and works.
Tuesday, June 23 at 8 pm ET.
Prehistoric Road Trip
We Dig Dinosaurs
Cruise with Emily into the Cretaceous, when astonishing creatures like T. rex dominated the planet. But what happened to these tremendous animals? And how did other life forms survive an apocalyptic asteroid crash into Earth 66 million years ago?
Wednesday, June 24 at 10 pm ET. Repeats 6/25 at 2 am ET.
Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master
What's RealWith production underway on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki delves into memories of his late mother for a thread to weave the story. "Movies show who you are," he says, "no matter how hard you try to hide it."
Friday, June 26 at 9 pm ET.
The Swedish police search for a mole within their own ranks. The puzzle pieces slowly begin falling into place. Inger Johanne gets an idea that makes her decide to take matters into her own hands.
Friday, June 26 at 10 pm ET.
Before We DieEp. 9
Hanna, Bjorn and Tina crack what Operation Krajina is all about: the Mimica crime family plan to smuggle enormous quantities of drugs in Sweden. Blanka makes a terrible discovery.
Saturday, June 27 at 8 pm ET.
Ed Clark and the staff of the Wildlife Center of Virginia show us what it takes to prepare orphaned bear cubs to be returned to the wild.
Sundays at 10 am ET, begins June 28.
Individuals and organizations across the United States making an impact through innovative methods and programs focused on sustainability, the environment, education and community.
Sundays at 10:30 am ET, begins June 28.
Canyons & Ice: The Last Run of Dick Griffith
Dick Griffith has walked and boated thousands of miles through Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the American West - most of it by himself . Now, in his 90th year on Earth, the world’s greatest adventurer takes one last ride through the Grand Canyon.
Sunday, June 28 at 7 pm ET.
Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain
Learn how Anne’s role in forging Great Britain was overshadowed by gossip about her love life.
Sunday, June 28 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 6/29 at Midnight ET.
Prince Among Slaves
This special tells the forgotten true story of an African prince who was enslaved in Mississippi for 40 years before finally achieving freedom and becoming one of the most famous men in America.
Tuesday, June 30 at 8 pm ET.