WNMU Public TV 13, a public service of Northern Michigan University

March 2019 Program Highlights

All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
March 1-7

Holly Near: American Masters
Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near, who for the last 40 years has worked on global social justice coalition-building in the women's and lesbian movements.
Friday, March 1 at 9 pm ET

Make it Artsy
This series is dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist and celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that is sweeping the country. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make things.
Saturdays at 9:30 am ET, begins March 2

Best of the Joy of Painting: Special Edition
A cult-like figure since his low-budget, unrehearsed and unedited Joy of Painting programs first aired in 1982, the late Bob Ross' enduring popularity is attributable to more than just his paintings. His serene, nurturing disposition can serve as therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife have helped heighten environmental awareness.
Saturday, March 2 at 11 am ET
Repeats 3/4 at 2:30 pm ET

Media Meet
“Michigan Teacher Shortages”

Some local school districts and even whole states have teaching vacancies they can't seem to fill, including many for substitute teachers. We learn how it stands for Michigan and the Upper Peninsula from NMU Associate Dean of Education Joe Lubig, Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Superintendent Louis Steigerwald and Marquette-Area Schools Human Resources Manager Jenna Smith. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Yellowstone Symphony
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America’s first national park. Set to classical music from some of the world’s best composers, the park’s magnificent scenery and wildlife are showcased as they change through the seasons.
Saturday, March 2 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 3/3 at 10:30 pm and 3/4 at Noon ET

Mackinac - Our Famous Island
Detroit Public TV and Mackinac State Historic Parks takes you on a tour of Mackinac Island's shores and trails. Experience the natural beauty, visit historical landmarks and meet the people who work to preserve this special place. There is far more to this sacred island than horses and fudge, and this program captures the landscape and beauty while connecting us to the diverse communities and people who have been stewards of Mackinac Island throughout its history.
Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/5 at 9:30 pm & 3/11 at 1 pm ET

Great Performances at the Met

Watch Verdi’s grand opera featuring his most celebrated arias. Starring vocal powerhouses Anna Netrebko in the title role and Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris as they go toe to toe in this love story set in ancient Egypt. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm ET & Sunday, March 3 at 1 pm ET only on TV13/PLUS Channel 13.3

Nat King Cole’s Greatest Songs (My Music)
Celebrate the centennial of the timeless artist in this special featuring his greatest hits and cherished standards, including “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable” and “When I Fall in Love,” along with rarely seen footage from his variety show.
Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 3/3 at 4:30 pm ET

Rick Steves’ European Travel Tips and Tricks
Rick shares the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, and avoiding crowds (and thieves). He also offers tips on transportation, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more. Throughout the special, Rick imparts valuable lessons from a lifetime of travel so others can learn from his experience and travel smarter.
Sunday, March 3 at 3 pm ET

Great Performances
“Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration”

Celebrate singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s singular musical artistry with an all-star line-up, including James Taylor, Graham Nash, Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Seal and Rufus Wainwright, performing songs from her iconic career.
Sunday, March 3 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 3/5 at 1 pm ET

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece
“The White Elephant”

In the final episode of Season 3, the world's eyes are on the Great Exhibitions, and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon?
Sunday, March 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/4 at 1 pm and 3/10 at 8 pm ET

Moments to Remember My Music #204
The popular My Music series is back with this special highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era. Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault with fellow co-hosts Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and the Lawrence Welk Show’s Mary Lou Metzger. Featuring Frankie Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters, and archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.
Monday, March 4 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/7 at 1 pm ET

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates’ work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.
Tuesday, March 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/6 at 1 pm ET

Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks
In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals.
Wednesday, March 6 at 8 pm ET

Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott
Congress and Wall Street bankers have upended 30+ years of the tax code. What does it mean for you and your family? Ed Slott shares his in-depth knowledge of retirement tax rules and discusses how to protect your savings in light of recent tax codes changes.
Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 pm ET

March 7-13

Under the Radar Almost Live
UTR Host Tom Daldin and producer Jim Edelman share their favorite winter-themed Under the Radar segments and moments, and talk about life on the road all across Michigan.
Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/8 at Noon and 3/9 at 10 pm ET

Woody Guthrie All Star Tribute Concert – 1970
Celebrate the legacy of America’s greatest folk singer with this 1970 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Features Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Peter Fonda and Will Geer.
Thursday, March 7 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 3/11 at 9 pm ET

Aging Backwards 2 with Miranda Esmonde-White

People can remain mobile, healthy, and pain free throughout their entire lives. Former professional ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses new and groundbreaking science to show that you have a choice in how you age. The fountain of youth is within each of us, and Esmonde-White can teach you how to access it.
Friday, March 8 at 3:30 pm ET

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
Delight in the shimmering voices and enchanting music of this new concert filmed at the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. Features stunning new music from their latest album, Ancient Land, along with a selection of timeless classics.
Friday, March 8 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/12 at 1 pm ET

Seeing Canada
Enjoy Canada’s iconic nature, thrilling adventures and unique, varied culture through Brandy Yanchyk’s eyes. Learn something new about Canadian travel destinations and be inspired to take an adventure yourself.
Saturdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins March 9

Media Meet
“Chronic Wasting Disease”

Guests discuss efforts to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer, including the science of CWD, cross border issues, deer migration studies, and monitoring deer during hunting season. Guests from the Michigan DNR: Commissioner J.R. Richardson, U.P. Wildlife Supervisor Terry Minzey, Dist. 1 Law Supervisor Lt. Pete Wright, and Deputy Public Information Officer John Pepin. (Repeat from November 2017)
Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 pm ET

The Keto Diet with Dr Josh Axe
Dr. Axe explains the ketogenic diet, a low-carb diet that takes an entirely different approach to weight loss and health. It works because it changes the very fuel source the body uses to stay energized: namely, it triggers a switch from burning glucose (or sugar) to burning dietary fat.
Saturday, March 9 at 7 pm ET

John Denver: Country Boy
At the peak of his fame, in the 1970s, John Denver was the most popular singer in America. Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter.
Saturday, March 9 at 8:30 pm ET

Yooper Tours: On Da North Country Trail
Watch a first-hand account of what it's like to hike 550 miles across Michigan's Upper Peninsula on the North Country Trail. Filmmaker Alex Maier experiences the U.P. in all seasons, and shares some of the most remote and beautiful hiking to be found on th 4,700 mile North Country Trail that runs from North Dakota to New York.
Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm ET
Repeats 3/11 at Noon & 10:30 pm ET

Great Performances
“Andrea Bocelli @ 60”

Celebrate the world-renowned tenor with a concert spotlighting his popular music and opera repertoire including the duet “Fall on Me” performed with his son Matteo along with songs from his new album “Si.”
Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 pm ET

Les Misérables on Masterpiece: A First Look
Preview the new dramatic series coming to Masterpiece in April. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine.
Sunday, March 10 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 3/11 at 2:30 pm, 3/15 at 10:30 pm and 3/17 at 8 pm ET

Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the pioneering children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Keaton worked as a stagehand and made appearances on the series in the 1970s. Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, Esperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from the series.
Tuesday, March 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/13 at 1 pm ET

The Power of Radical Kindness with Angela Santomero
Explore how being kind can lead to a more fulfilled, happy, healthy and successful life. The creator of acclaimed children’s series Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood reveals the hidden science behind the transformative power of kindness.
Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 pm ET

The Grand River: Heart of a Land
Take a riveting dive into the history and culture surrounding Michigan's longest river. This documentary goes deep into the rich history of the Grand River, as we talk with area Native Americans, historians and local city officials. Take a journey through time as you explore the wonderful sights and history of the Grand River.
Wednesday, March 13 at 2:30 pm 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.
Wednesday, March 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/14 at 1 pm ET

Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert from Madison Square Garden
Join the global superstar with the instantly recognizable voice along with special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles for this critically-acclaimed, sold-out concert taped at the famed New York landmark.
Wednesday, March 13 at 9:30 pm ET

Painting with Paulson
Artist and teacher Buck Paulson teaches his special painting techniques of Pochade painting. Join Buck in his studio and discover his new expressive form of painting, Mystic Realism. This week, Buck begins a painting entitled "Rolling Home Part I."
Thursdays at 3 pm ET, begins March 14
March 14-21

Destination Michigan Special: Made in Michigan

On this special edition of Destination Michigan, join us for a celebration of all things Michigan-Made. We'll highlight the doers and the makers who harness their creative juices in the Upper and Lower Peninsula.
Thursday, March 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/15 at Noon and 3/16 at 7 pm ET

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last with Daniel Amen, MD
Nearly all of us have felt anxious, sad, exhausted, or hopeless at some point in life. You are not alone. Neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to boost your mood and overcome anxiety and worry. Learn 7 simple brain-based strategies to feel better fast and make it last.
Thursday, March 14 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 3/18 at 1:30 pm ET

What the World Needs Now: Words by Hal David
Join host Bette Midler for this musical tribute to pop music hitmaker Hal David. Features interviews with Burt Bachrach, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson, B.J. Thomas and more along with music-clip performances from Aretha Franklin, Cher and others.
Friday, March 15 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/20 at 1 pm ET

Quilt in a Day
This is the 31st series from Eleanor Burns, the Queen of strip quilting. Hop aboard with Eleanor as she visits some of her favorite strip pieced patterns. Learn how to make Flying Geese blocks, Triangle in a Square patches, scalloped edging, or how to recycle your old T-shirts. The techniques in this series are truly a Quilt in a Day. This week: The Quick Trip quilt is sewn from strips and simplified with unmatched seams.
Saturdays at 10:30 am ET, begins March 16

Media Meet
“Skilled Trades Gap”

The U.S. Economy looks better than it has in a decade, but sustaining that growth depends on meeting the demand for skilled labor. We talk about meeting that demand with Michigan Works Partnership Coordinator Holly Peoples, Local 1510 Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Director Brian Kerrigan, and U.P. Construction Council Executive Director Tony Retaskie.
[Schedule changed from March 9-10.]
Saturday, March 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 pm ET

High School Bowl
“Chassell vs Bessemer; Manistique vs West Iron County”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. The winners of these two "Smart 16" games will play in the 4th quarterfinal.
Saturday, March 16 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/18 at Noon ET

Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III
Celebrate the legendary singer-songwriter in this triumphant 2012 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Hot August Night collection, this magical evening captures Diamond’s renowned musical prowess.
Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 pm ET

Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour is an internationally syndicated radio program hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon, recorded before a live audience each week at the historic Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The 22nd season features a Sun Records Celebration and Smithsonian Folkways Celebration. This week: Tyminski and Drew Holcomb.
Saturdays at Midnight ET, begins March 16

Celebrate St. Patrick
Choirs from across Ireland join composer and arranger John Anderson and his Voices of Ireland in and around the spectacular setting of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Recorded March 17, 2018.
Sunday, March 17 at 3 pm ET

Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories
Favorite stars from the Welk Musical Family perform spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys. Features Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters, Jo Ann Castle, Ralna English, Guy Hovis, Mary Lou Metzger, Jack Imel, Tom Netherton, Ken Delo, Dick Dale, Gail Farrell, Bob Ralston, and Joe Feeney.
Sunday, March 17 at 4 pm ET
Repeats 3/19 at 1 pm ET

Mackinac - Our Famous Island
Detroit Public TV and Mackinac State Historic Parks takes you on a tour of Mackinac Island's shores and trails. Experience the natural beauty, visit historical landmarks and meet the people who work to preserve this special place. There is far more to this sacred island than horses and fudge, and this program captures the landscape and beauty while connecting us to the diverse communities and people who have been stewards of Mackinac Island throughout its history.
Encore Sunday, March 17 at 8:30 pm ET

Yellowstone Symphony
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America’s first national park. Set to classical music from some of the world’s best composers, the park’s magnificent scenery and wildlife are showcased as they change through the seasons.
Encore Sunday, March 17 at 10 pm ET

POV “306 Hollywood”
Take a magical journey to the house at 306 Hollywood Avenue. After its owner dies, her two grandchildren begin an epic excavation of her belongings. Lip-synced conversations and dramatic animations come to life in this magical realist documentary.
Monday, March 18 at 9 pm ET

“The Trial of Ratko Mladic”

Inside the war crimes trial of one of the infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Exclusive access to the trial of Ratko Mladic, accused of masterminding the siege of Sarajevo and the murder of 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.
Tuesday, March 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/21 at 1 pm ET

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky
This profile brings one of the 20th century's best-loved writers out from the shadow of her often controversial husband, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh. An evocative portrait of a woman whose work continues to speak to readers today, and whose life is a key to understanding the changing worlds of aviation, women, and celebrity in the 20th century.
Wednesday, March 20 at 2:30 pm ET

“Charlie and the Curious Otters”

Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. Join him as he uncovers the secrets to the otter’s survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI.
Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/27 at Noon ET

Ask the CPAs
Certified Public Accountants visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer viewer's phoned-in questions about income taxes, personal finance, small business and other related subjects. This week’s guests are: To be announced. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, March 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/22 at Noon ET

Evolution of America: 1619 to Today
This documentary explores pivotal events which took place in the year 1619 that helped define the United States. From the initial incarnation of representative government in the New World to the arrival of the first Africans to the English colony, these events played an important part of shaping the American experience.
Thursday, March 21 at 10 pm ET
March 22-31

Great Performances
“Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own”

Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the 1950s-70s. This performance-documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Placido Domingo and more.
Friday, March 22 at 9 pm ET

Media Meet
“USDA and the U.P.”

A discussion of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s role in Michigan rural development, with an emphasis on the Upper Peninsula.
Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm ET

High School Bowl
“Quarterfinals 1 & 2”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. The winners of these two games will play in the first semifinal game.
Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/25 at Noon ET

Prince Charles at 70
Enjoy an intimate and revealing portrait of Charles, Prince of Wales in his 70th birthday year. From his charitable work to his family life, see Britain’s longest-serving heir to the throne as never before, and learn his plans for his future as king.
Sunday, March 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/28 at 1 pm ET

King Charles III on Masterpiece
The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Tim Pigott-Smith stars as Charles.
Sunday, March 24 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 3/25 at 1 pm ET

Sesame Street: The Magical Wand Chase
It’s up, up and away as Elmo, Abby and friends take to the skies above Sesame Street in colorful hot air balloons in this exciting new 1-hour adventure.
Monday, March 25 at 10:30 am ET
Repeats 3/27 at 11 am, 3/29 at 10:30 am and 3/31 at 7 am ET

Women, War & Peace
Filmed in Northern Ireland, Egypt, Palestine and Haiti, series two of Women, War & Peace examines the changing roles of women in war and peace. Four parts air in two evenings. Tonight: “Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs” and “The Trials of Spring.” Tuesday: “Naila and the Uprising” and “A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers.”
Monday & Tuesday, March 25 & 26 at 9 pm
Repeats 3/26 and 3/27 at 1 pm ET

“The Cheetah Children”

For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them.
Wednesday, March 27 at 8 pm ET

Secrets of the Dead
“King Arthur's Lost Kingdom”

Uncover new archaeological evidence at Tintagel that suggests the legend of King Arthur started in a prosperous and sophisticated trading village in 5th-century Britain following the departure of the Romans.
Wednesday, March 27 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 3/28 at 2 pm ET

Ask the Doctors
“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, March 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 3/29 at Noon ET

In Money We Trust?
Throughout history, trustworthy money has fueled human achievement. Learn how money provides a shared measure of value that facilitates trade and cooperation between strangers.
Thursday, March 28 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 4/1 at 2 pm ET

Great Performances
“Julius Caesar”

Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-women production of “Julius Caesar” set in a prison. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Harriet Walter as Brutus, Jackie Clune as Julius Caesar and Jade Anouka as Mark Antony.
Friday, March 29 at 9 pm ET

Media Meet “PFAS”

Toxic substances called PFAS, once used at Air Force bases and commercial sites, have become an environmental management priority. We discuss PFAS contamination, health concerns and clean-up with MDEQ District Supervisor Chuck Thomas, Marquette County Health Department Environmental Health Director Patrick Jacuzzo, & White Water Associates Lab Director Bette Premo, from Amasa, Michigan via ZOOM. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 pm ET

High School Bowl
“Quarterfinals 3 & 4”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. The winners of these two games will play in the second semifinal game.
Saturday, March 30 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 4/1 at Noon ET

Call the Midwife Season 8
At the start of season eight, it’s spring of 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen’s Royal Birth. With the additions of two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins March 31
Repeats Mondays at 1 pm ET

Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece
Meet Alison Wilson, a recent widow who discovers her spy novelist husband lived a double life. Determined to uncover the truth about the man she loved, she soon finds herself at the center of a mystery that proves truth can be stranger than fiction. Ruth Wilson plays Mrs Wilson.
Sundays, March 31 & April 7 at 9 pm
Repeats Tuesdays at 1 pm ET