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June 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.

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June 1-5

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer: Behavior

Extra Life:A Short History of Living Longer
Behavior
Understand the importance of persuading the public to protect themselves during health crises.

Tuesday, June 1 at 8 pm ET.

Frontline: The Jihadist

Frontline
The Jihadist 
A powerful Syrian militant called a terrorist by the U.S. seeks a new relationship with the West. In his first interview with a Western reporter, former al Qaeda commander abu Mohammed al Jolani says his fight is with Assad, not the U.S.

Tuesday, June 1 at 10 pm ET.

Plan Stronger TV

Plan Stronger TV
Make David Holland your source for interesting information that affects your pocketbook and helps you PlanStronger™ for your financial future.  

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm ET, begins June 2.

Life at the Waterhole Ep. 3

Life at the Waterhole
Ep. 3
Learn how the rainy season transforms life at the waterhole, bringing plenty of food and new babies.  

Wednesday, June 2 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA Ship That Changed The World

NOVA
Ship That Changed The World
As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.  

Wednesday, June 2 at 9 pm ET.

Human: The World Within: React

Human: The World Within
React
Explore how the technology of the brain and nervous system shape our experience of the world.  

Wednesday, June 2 at 10 pm ET.

Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Explore the effects Alzheimer’s and dementia, revealing the myths and stigmas that have hindered better living and care-taking, and examines the heavy costs associated with the disease.   

Thursday, June 3 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/4 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel A Summer by the North Sea

Seaside Hotel
A Summer by the North Sea
A new chambermaid, Fie, is hired at the Andersens' Seaside Hotel. Guests arrive throughout the day, proving beyond a doubt that these holidays are going to be very interesting.  

Fridays at 9 pm ET, begins June 4.

American Masters: Ballerina Boys

American Masters
Ballerina Boys
Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joyous comedy.  

Saturday, June 5 at 1 am ET.

Ultimate Pet Health Guide with Dr. Gary Richter

Ultimate Pet Health Guide with Dr. Gary Richter
Dr. Gary Richter, a veterinarian of more than 20 years, explains what's really behind this pet health epidemic, offering simple step-by-step solutions to help pet parents everywhere ensure their pets lead active, energetic, and healthy lives—right into old age. Part of RSVP! in June.  

Saturday, June 5 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/7 at 2:30 pm ET.

Monty Python Best Bits Celebrated

Monty Python
Best Bits Celebrated
Explore the cultural legacy and influence of the British comedy troupe on today’s television humor. Part of RSVP! in June. 

Saturday, June 5 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 6/9 at 8 pm ET.

June 6-12

The Story of Us: A Michigan American Portrait Special

The Story of Us 
A Michigan American Portrait Special
Michiganders share short stories about their lives, inspiring conversation about what it means to be an American today. A variety of selfie videos, photos, and comments provide a unique look into life in the Great Lake state.

Sunday, June 6 at 11:30 am ET.  Repeats 6/6 at 3:30 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation: Do It Differently

Roadtrip Nation Do It Differently
Three young adults harness their individuality while searching for a sense of purpose by taking a road trip and talking to a handful of people who have defined success on their own terms.  

Sunday, June 6 at 7 pm ET.

Agatha and the Truth of Murder

Agatha and the Truth of Murder
Join the crime writer as she investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale’s goddaughter. Part of RSVP! in June.

Sunday, June 6 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/8 at 2 pm ET.

D-Day: Over Normandy

D-Day: Over Normandy
Narrated by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, this documentary focuses on the personal stories of those who served in the Second World War, and was filmed exclusively by drone camera on location on some of the most iconic locations in Normandy, France.  

Sunday, June 6 at 10 pm ET.

Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One

Molly of Denali
Molly and the Great One
Molly's latest adventure features Alaska’s natural wonders, rich and diverse Alaska Native cultures, and the importance of community.  

Monday, June 7 at 8 am ET.  Repeats 6/11 at 8 am ET.

Melissa Etheridge This is M.E. Live in LA

Melissa Etheridge
This is M.E. Live in LA
Join the American rock icon at the Orpheum in L.A. on the final night of her 2014 national tour. Part of RSVP! in June.

Monday, June 7 at 8 pm ET.

Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold Tour

Stevie Nicks
24 Karat Gold Tour
Grab a front-row seat for this epic concert featuring songs from her Fleetwood Mac and solo careers. Part of RSVP! in June.

Monday, June 7 at 10 pm ET.

Sound of Giving

Sound of Giving 
A talented group of musicians sing for the joy of giving back to their community and a good cause. 

 Monday, June 7 at 11:30 pm ET.

Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide

Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide
Join the personal finance expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. Part of RSVP! in June.

Tuesday, June 8 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/9 at 2:30 pm ET.

Magical Land of Oz:  Human

Magical Land of Oz
Human
An exploration of Australia's wildlife that have adapted to live in the human environment. Part of RSVP! in June.

Tuesday, June 8 at 10 pm ET.

Wynonna Judd:  Concert from My Place

Wynonna Judd
Concert from My Place
Join the country superstar and special guests for a concert from her place just outside Nashville. Part of RSVP! in June.

Wednesday, June 9 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 6/10 at 2:30 pm ET.

Build a Better Memory Through Science

Build a Better Memory Through Science 
Discover weekly strategies and lifestyle suggestions that make improving memory fun and rewarding. Part of RSVP! in June.

Thursday, June 10 at 9 pm ET.  

Michigan Out of Doors

Michigan Out of Doors
Featuring the sportsmen and women of Michigan and highlights the unbelievable natural resources here in our state. Part of RSVP! in June.

Thursday, June 10 at 10:30 pm ET.  Repeats 6/12 at 3:30 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel:  Men's Visit

Seaside Hotel
Men's Visit
The Count of Ditmar and his parents arrive at the hotel, and he seems to be looking for a business partner. Edward receives an anonymous love note but is rather surprised when he discovers the author.  

Friday, June 11 at 9 pm ET.

Best of the 60s:  Ready, Steady, Go!

Best of the 60s
Ready, Steady, Go!
Celebrate the iconic UK TV series that featured the biggest rock and pop music acts of the decade. Part of RSVP! in June.

Saturday, June 12 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/14 at 2:30 pm ET.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald Just One of Those Things
Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer with the sublime voice. Part of RSVP! in June.

Saturday, June 12 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 6/16 at 2:30 pm ET.

The Devil's Instrument

The Devil's Instrument
The history, lore, craft and haunting music of the eight-string Hardanger fiddle, as well as the dances that accompany it as practiced in present-day Norway.  

Saturday, June 12 at 11:30 pm ET.

June 13-19

Fauci: Virus Hunter

Fauci Virus Hunter
An in-depth look at Dr. Anthony Fauci's life story and career. Informative and engaging on-camera interviews with some of Dr. Fauci's colleagues and friends shed light on the many battles fought, challenges overcome, and significant discoveries made during Fauci's esteemed career.  

Sunday, June 13 at 7 pm ET.

Country Pop Legends (My Music)

Country Pop Legends (My Music)
Join host Roy Clark for a trip down three decades of memory lane with country pop legends.  Part of RSVP! in June.

Sunday, June 13 at 8 pm ET.

Victoria & Albert: The Wedding Ep. 2

Victoria & Albert: The Wedding 
Ep. 2
Witness the most accurate reconstruction of Victoria and Albert's wedding ever staged.  

Sunday, June 13 at 10 pm ET. 

Best of.. RSVP! in June

Best of.. RSVP! in June
Encores of the most popular programs from our June fundraiser. Tune in to find out! Part of RSVP! in June.

Monday, June 14 at 8 pm ET.

American Experience The Polio Crusade

American Experience
The Polio Crusade
Discover the story of the disease that gripped the nation in fear and a crusader's fight against it.  

Tuesday, June 15 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: China Undercover

Frontline
China Undercover
A special undercover report from China’s secretive Xinjiang region.  

Tuesday, June 15 at 10 pm ET.

Rivers of Life: Mississippi

Rivers of Life 
Mississippi
Learn the surprising story of the mighty Mississippi, the river that unites this great nation.  

Wednesday, June 16 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/23 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Eagle Power

NOVA
Eagle Power
Follow eagles from the nest to the skies to see what makes these predators so remarkable.  

Wednesday, June 16 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 6/17 at 3 pm ET.

Kingdoms of the Sky: The Rockies

Kingdoms of the Sky The Rockies
Experience the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range.  

Wednesday, June 16 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers: Elder Law

Ask the Lawyers
Elder Law
Attorney Paul Sturgul, specializing in elder law, answers phoned-in questions from viewers.

Thursday, June 17 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 6/18 at 3 pm ET.
 

Seaside Hotel: Fatal Consequences

Seaside Hotel
Fatal Consequences
Fie wakes up from a terrible nightmare, dreaming that someone she loves is in danger. The Count receives a suspicious phone call and must leave the hotel, but his departure is delayed because Mr. Andersen is severely injured.  

Friday, June 18 at 9 pm ET.

Out in Rural America

Out in Rural America
Explore the struggles and joys of being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and genderqueer in rural America.   

Saturday, June 19 at 8 pm ET.

June 20-26

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Enjoy a fun-filled trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes as retired Park Ranger Kristen Hintz explores this area of Michigan National Lakeshore with the WGVU Adventure Team. Don't be surprised if you're inspired to take a trip of your own!  

Sunday, June 20 at 3:30 pm ET.

Life in the Logwoods The East Texas Timber Legacy

Life in the Logwoods The East Texas Timber Legacy 
The rugged history of the region and profiles of loggers, sawmill operators and more are featured.  

Sunday, June 20 at 7 pm ET.  Repeats 6/21 at 3 pm ET.

Us on Masterpiece: Ep. 1

Us on Masterpiece
Ep. 1
On the verge of breakup, a couple take a European holiday with their teenage son.  

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins June 20.

Independent Lens:  Two Gods

Independent Lens
Two Gods
A Muslim mortician uses rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live better lives.  

Monday, June 21 at 10 pm ET.

Mysteries of Mental Illness:  Evil Or Illness?

Mysteries of Mental Illness
Evil Or Illness?
Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry.  

Tuesday, June 22 at 9 pm ET.

Mysteries of Mental Illness: What's Normal

Mysteries of Mental Illness What's Normal?
Trace the fight to develop mental illness standards rooted in empirical science rather than dogma.  

Tuesday, June 22 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: Cuba's Wild Revolution

Nature 
Cuba's Wild Revolution
Get a glimpse of Cuba's spectacular wildlife and landscapes, left virtually untouched for 50 years.  

Wednesday, June 23 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 6/30 at 3 pm ET.

Mysteries of Mental Illness The Rise and Fall of the Asylum

Mysteries of Mental Illness
The Rise and Fall of the Asylum
Follow the rise and fall of mental asylums in the United States. Visit the nation's largest de-facto mental health facility, meet the detainees whose lives hang in the balance, and discover the harsh realities of care both inside and outside.  

Wednesday, June 23 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 6/24 at 3 pm ET.

Mysteries of Mental Illness: The New Frontiers

Mysteries of Mental Illness
The New Frontiers
Look at today's most cutting-edge treatments for mental illness.  

Wednesday, June 23 at 10 pm ET

Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Too Soon to Forget The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease
An in-depth look at the particulars of Alzheimer's disease focuses on its effects and impacts.  

Thursday, June 24 at 3 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors: Summer Health

Ask the Doctors
Summer Health
Area physicians visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in viewers' questions about summer health. 

Thursday, June 24 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 6/25 at 3 pm ET.

Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

Finding Your Roots The Seedlings
Follow thirteen young people ages 10-13 using science and research skills in a genetics and genealogy summer camp to answer the question “Who am I?”   

Fridays at 6 pm ET, begins June 25.  Repeats Saturdays at 12:30 am ET.

Seaside Hotel: Raging Storm

Seaside Hotel
Raging Storm
Panic strikes the hotel as no one knows how to open the safe, and the grocer is asking to be paid. Coming back from the hospital, Mrs. Andersen finds an upsetting letter, and terrible news is announced.  

Friday, June 25 at 9 pm ET.

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap Making A Difference

Our Kids: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap
Making A Difference
Innovative leaders and children, working together in nine communities, who struggle to create and inspire solutions that help to narrow the widening opportunity gap between rich and poor. 

Saturdays at 8 pm ET, begins June 26.  Repeats 6/28 at 3 pm ET.

June 27-30

Reel South: Outspoken

Reel South
Outspoken
The American South is like no place else in the country. Reveal the South’s proud yet complicated heritage, as told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.   

Sunday, June 27 at 7 pm ET.

Becoming Johanna

Becoming Johanna
A compelling story that follows the struggles transgender teens face every day.  

Sunday, June 27 at 7:30 pm ET.

Us on Masterpiece: Ep. 2

Us on Masterpiece
Ep. 2
Searching for Albie in Venice, Douglas makes a new friend, Freja. Later, he lands in jail. Back in England, Connie wonders what’s going on.  

Sunday, June 27 at 9 pm ET.

Beyond Survival with Les Stroud

Beyond Survival with Les Stroud
"Survivorman" Les Stroud journeys to Sri Lanka to survive alongside men once believed to be half-human, half demon, and exorcises dark forces in a rarely-seen ritual.   

Mondays at 9 pm ET, begins June 28.

Independent Lens: The People vs. Agent Orange

Independent Lens
The People vs. Agent Orange
Two women fight to hold the chemical industry accountable for a devastating legacy.  

Monday, June 28 at 10 pm ET.

Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy

Murder in Montrose The Paul Broussard Legacy
In 1991, Paul Broussard, a 27 year old gay man, was murdered on the streets of Houston, sparking a deafening outcry. The crime served as a wake-up call that highlighted all of the harassment and mistreatment experienced by the LGBTQ community.   

Tuesday, June 29 at 1 am ET.

American Experience: Mr. Tornado

American Experience
Mr. Tornado
Meet pioneering meteorologist Ted Fujita, who transformed our understanding of tornados.  

Tuesday, June 29 at 9 pm ET.

Frontline: Germany's Neo-Nazis & The Far Right

Frontline
Germany's Neo-Nazis & The Far Right 
Investigating the rise of far-right extremism and violence in Germany.How extremists have carried out terror plots and attacks on Jews and migrants, infiltrated the security services, and what authorities are doing to confront the growing problem.  

Tuesday, June 29 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: The Bat Man of Mexico

Nature
The Bat Man of Mexico
Meet Mexico's very own "Bat Man," an ecologist dedicating his life to saving bats.  

Wednesday, June 30 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: First Horse Warriors

NOVA
First Horse Warriors
The advent of horse riding changed the course of human history and the genetic makeup of humankind.  

Wednesday, June 30 at 9 pm ET.

Wonders of Mexico: Forests of the Maya

Wonders of Mexico
Forests of the Maya
Venture into a secret underworld: Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, home to the Maya.  

Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins June 30.