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March 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.

Festival! 21 airs Feb. 27–March 15

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March 1-6

Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece

Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece
Devastated at her husband's death, Alison learns there was more to Alec than she realized.

Monday, March 1 at Midnight.

Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe

Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe
In this unforgettable voyage, join Rick Steves  on a tour of four of Europe's most intriguing and surprising islands—from the Mediterranean to Scotland: Malta, Capri, Orkney, and Skye. This special is sure to stoke both your travel dreams and your appreciation of public television. All aboard! Part of Festival! 21

Monday, March 1 at 5 pm ET.  Repeats 3/8 at 5 pm, 3/7 at 10 pm.

Ancient Remedies with Dr Josh Axe

Ancient Remedies with Dr Josh Axe
With Ancient Remedies, Dr. Axe’s goal is to empower people to find wellness  with an approach rooted in an age-old practice but tailored to our modern world. Part of Festival! 21

Monday, March 1 at 8 pm ET.

5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann

5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann
A new take on losing weight, gaining energy and reclaiming your joie de vivre.  Unlike harsh detoxes that are all about deprivation and depletion, 5 Day Rapid Reset is a gentle cleanse that will build you up—not tear you down. Part of Festival! 21

Monday, March 1 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 3/2 at 2:30 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 Festival! 21

Tuesday, March 2 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/3 at 2:30 pm ET.

Last of the Breed

Last of the Breed
Celebrate the greatest hits of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price in this classic concert. Part of Festival! 21

Tuesday, March 2 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 3/8 at 2:30 pm ET.

The Colorado

The Colorado
Explore North America’s wildest river in this film narrated by Academy Award winner Mark Rylance. Part of Festival! 21

Wednesday, March 3 at 8 pm ET.

Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry

Urban Forge Ozark Artistry
Sparks are flying in Mountain View, Arkansas as a talented group of men and women keep the time-honored tradition of metal smithing alive at Urban Forge, a blacksmith shop dedicated to creativity, skill and artistry. Part of Festival! 21

Wednesday, March 3 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 3/4 at 3 pm ET.

Me & My Robot

Me & My Robot 
Enthusiastic young engineers and inventors compete for gold at the World Robot Olympiad.

Wednesday, March 3 at 10:30 pm ET.

Linked to Legends

Linked to Legends The U.P. Teams That Played the Legends
This documentary focuses on U.P. athletes who played for and against the early Packers, along with other U.P. players who made their mark in the first decade of the NFL. Part of Festival! 21

Thursday, March 4 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/14 at 9:30 pm ET.

Under The Radar Michigan Holiday Special

Under The Radar Michigan
Holiday Special
Host Tom Daldin and producer Jim Edelman revisit past holiday specials with new and updated interviews with folks in Michigan. Part of Festival! 21

Thursday, March 4 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 3/5 at 3 pm ET.

Michigan Out of Doors

Michigan Out of Doors 
Host Tom Daldin and producer Jim Edelman revisit past holiday specials with new and updated interviews with folks in Michigan. Part of Festival! 21

Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 pm ET.  Repeats 3/6 at 3:30 pm ET.

Washington Week

Washington Week 
Today's top journalists discuss Washington's current political events and public affairs. Part of Festival! 21

Friday, March 5 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/7 at 1:30 pm ET.

Professor T The Family

Professor T
The Family
A physician, his wife and two children are found dead.

Friday, March 5 at 9 pm ET.

Connected: A Search for Unity We Are Blood

Connected A Search for Unity
Moran travels to six communities to find people with unique and often unheard perspectives on life, culture, the environment, politics, immigration and social media. 

Fridays at 10 pm ET, begins March 5.

Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace

Nancy Zieman Extraordinary Grace
The life story of her humble beginnings to become a beloved television host. Part of Festival! 21

Saturday, March 6 at 10 am ET.  Repeats 3/13 at 10 am ET.

Benise Strings of Hope

Benise Strings of Hope
Join the “Prince of Spanish Guitar” as he adds his signature touch to new songs and fan favorites. At a time when we need the healing power of music more than ever, Benise provides a deeply personal selection of songs. Part of Festival! 21

Saturday, March 6 at 6 pm ET.

It's What's Happening Baby (My Music)

It's What's Happening Baby 
(My Music)
Over a dozen iconic artists sing some of the greatest hits of all time including Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes and more, seen for the first time in over 50 years on Public Television. Part of Festival! 21

Saturday, March 6 at 9 pm ET.  

March 7-13

The Black Church:  This is Our Story, This is Our Song

The Black ChurchThis is Our Story, This is Our Song
Retrace the 400-year-old-story of the Black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring its role as the site of African American organizing, resilience, autonomy, freedom and solidarity. Part of Festival! 21

Sunday, March 7 at 5:30 pm ET. 

Mackinac - Our Famous Island

Mackinac Our Famous Island
Travel along Mackinac State Historic Park's many shores and trails to experience the natural beauty of the island, visit landmarks that reveal its earliest history and introduce the people who still work to preserve this special place. Part of Festival! 21

Sunday, March 7 at 8:30 pm ET.  Repeats 3/8 at 9:30 pm ET.

The Miniaturist on Masterpiece:  Ep. 1

The Miniaturist on Masterpiece
Ep. 1
Nella's husband is not all she imagined, plus he gives her a very peculiar wedding gift.  

Monday, March 8 at Midnight.

Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala

Rick Steves Hunger and Hope
Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala
Rick meets struggling farmers in Ethiopia and Guatemala, and discovers what life is like for the 700 million people living on under $2 per day. Then, Rick learns from locals and experts about innovative solutions which have decreased hunger rates by half in the last generation, and promise to make further improvements in the developing world. Part of Festival! 21

Monday, March 8 at 8 pm ET.

Energy Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD

Energy Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD
Dr. Gundry shares ground-breaking, life-changing information to help you reclaim your energy to be your active, vibrant best while exposing the worst. Part of Festival! 21

Tuesday, March 9 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/10 at 2:30 pm ET.

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD
Learn how to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you, based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy your brain. Part of Festival! 21

Tuesday, March 9 at 9:30 pm ET.

NOVA: The Truth About Fat

NOVA
The Truth About Fat
Could it be that body fat has more to do with biological processes than personal choices? Part of Festival! 21

Wednesday, March 10 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/11 at 2:30 pm ET.

The Carpenters: Close to You  (My Music)

The Carpenters Close to You 
(My Music)
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," and "We've Only Just Begun." Part of Festival! 21

Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors: Men's Health

Ask the Doctors 
Men's Health
Area physicians visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions about men's health from viewers.  Thursday, March 11 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/12 at 3 pm ET.

Anatomy '59: The Making of a Classic

Anatomy '59 The Making of a ClassicSurviving cast members share their memories about the filming, and new research uncovers little-known facts about the film and the original court trial. Part of Festival! 21

Thursday, March 11 at 9 pm ET.

Washington Week

Washington Week
Today's top journalists discuss Washington's current political events and public affairs. Part of Festival! 21

Friday, March 12 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/14 at 1:30 pm ET.

Professor T: Past Imperfect

Professor T
Past Imperfect
A series of attacks have been carried out on SUVs.

Friday, March 12 at 9 pm ET.

Lawrence Welk:  Milestones & Memories

Lawrence Welk
Milestones & Memories
Through the performance of more than 30 beloved songs, the Welk musical family recollects their career highlights and special moments together. Part of Festival! 21

Saturday, March 13 at 5 pm ET.

Loretta Lynn:  My Story in My Words

Loretta Lynn My Story in My Words
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Celebrate the country legend with this biographical portrait that lets Lynn tell her own life story. Part of Festival! 21

Saturday, March 13 at 8 pm ET.

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

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 Festival! 21

Saturday, March 13 at 9:30 pm ET.

Charlie's Place

Charlie's Place 
A significant stop on the Chitlin' Circuit, Charlie's Place featured many of the great musicians of the era, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday and Ray Charles. The story of Charlie's Place remains an important example of racial diversity, black entrepreneurship and the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina and beyond.   

Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 pm ET.

March 14-20

This Land is Your Land (My Music)

This Land is Your Land (My Music)
Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music. Part of Festival! 21

Sunday, March 14 at 7 pm ET.

Best of... Festival! 21

Pelkie
Three generations of current and former residents weave attachments to people, places, and events into a portrait that blends community and ethnic identity in a small town of Michigan's Upper Peninsula called Pelkie.

Monday, March 15 at 8 pm ET.

Frontline: Trump's American Carnage

Frontline 
Trump's American Carnage
From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence, and insurrection.

Tuesday, March 16 at 10 pm ET.

I Am Ireland

I Am Ireland 
Enjoy songs and stories with traditional Irish Tenor Paddy Homan and The City Lights Orchestra.

Wednesday, March 17 at 3 pm ET.  Repeats 3/17 at 9 pm ET.

All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece: Ep. 2

All Creatures Great and Small
Ep. 2
Siegfried's fun-loving brother, Tristan, arrives to help out. Mrs. Pumphrey throws a swanky party.

Sunday, January 17 at 9 pm ET.

Nature: Fox Tales

Nature
Fox Tales
Discover the secret life of red foxes who can make a home anywhere from cities to the Arctic tundra.

Wednesday, March 17 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/24 at 3 pm ET.

Europe's New Wild:  The Land of the Snow and Ice

Europe's New Wild
The Land of the Snow and Ice
In Lapland, natives and conservation groups work to save an age-old reindeer migration.

Wednesday, March 17 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Experts: CPA's

Ask the Experts
CPA's
Area Certified Financial Planners visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions from viewers.  

Thursday, March 18 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/19 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: Of Passion

Professor T
Of Passion
Having witnessed more poor teaching by Van der Weyden, Professor T is at his wits’ end.

Friday, March 19 at 9 pm ET.

March 21-27

Michigan's Emerging Bioeconomy:  The Promise and Potential of Our Forests

Michigan's Emerging Bioeconomy
The Promise and Potential of Our Forests
The Upper Peninsula is a place that celebrates and preserves its history… but what about its future? Researchers at Michigan Technological University, UP leaders, and industry innovators present the problems faced by the UP’s bioeconomy, but offer salient solutions and opportunities for both domestic and international parties.   

Sunday, March 21 at 3:30 pm ET.

Without A Whisper - Konnon:kwe

Without A Whisper - Konnon:kwe
The untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality.  Mohawk Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner shake the foundation of the established history of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

Sunday, March 21 at 7 pm ET.

Howards End on Masterpiece:  Ep. 1

Howards End on Masterpiece
Ep. 1
A misunderstanding, a visit and an umbrella unexpectedly intertwine the lives of three families.

Sunday, March 21 at 9 pm ET.

American Masters: Flannery

American Masters
Flannery
Explore the world of a literary icon whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before.

Tuesday, March 23 at 8 pm ET.

Curious George Swings into Spring

Curious George Swings Into Spring
It's springtime! And a little monkey has a big case of spring fever. But serious lobby dogs like Hundley have no time for frolicking. Hundley's dreams are dashed when a burst pipe forces him to join George in the country. George gets the idea to give his friend spring fever, but Hundley gets lost. Will George be able to rescue Hundley and lift his spirits?

Monday, March 22 at 9 am ET.  Repeats 3/26 at 9 am ET.

Independent Lens: Coded Bias

Independent Lens
Coded Bias
Join the fight to expose threats to civil liberties posed by our new data-driven, automated world.

Monday, March 22 at 10 pm ET.

Frontline: Death is Our Business

Frontline 
Death is Our Business
At Black-owned funeral homes in New Orleans, COVID-19 reshapes the grieving process.

Tuesday, March 23 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: Hippos: Africa's River Giants

Nature
Hippos: Africa's River Giants
Uncover an unexpected side of hippos as they protect their young and face their rivals in a drought.

Wednesday, March 24 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/31 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Saving The Dead Sea

NOVA
Saving The Dead Sea
See if a daring engineering project can revive the Dead Sea without altering its unique chemistry.

Wednesday, March 24 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 3/25 at 3 pm ET.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward
Four millennials and their parents wear an "aging empathy suit" to explore aging successfully.

Wednesday, March 24 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors: Women's Health

Ask the Doctors
Women's Health
Area physicians visit WNMU-TV to answer women's health questions phoned in by viewers.

Thursday, March 25 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/26 at 3 pm ET.

Yoopera

Yoopera
A Yoopera is what happens when you combine Yoopers and Oopera (the Finnish word for opera). The result: An exuberant, operatic, and inspirational celebration of local history and culture. Part of the Beaumier Heritage Doc. Series.

Friday, March 26 at 9 pm ET.

March 28-31

America's Secret War

America's Secret War 
Interviews and images shed light on America's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.

Sunday, March 28 at 7 pm ET.

Great Performances:  Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine

Great Performances
Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine
Watch actors and filmmakers as they are honored for creating films that resonate with older viewers.  

Sunday, March 28 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 3/29 at Midnight ET.

Howards End on Masterpiece: Ep. 3

Howards End on Masterpiece
Ep. 3
Margaret receives an unexpected offer from Henry. The three families collide at a wedding.

Sunday, March 28 at 9 pm ET.

Howards End on Masterpiece:  Ep. 4

Howards End on Masterpiece
Ep. 4
The three families have a showdown at Howards End.

Sunday, March 28 at 10 pm ET.

Lady Jessie: A Vietnam Story

Lady Jessie A Vietnam Story
Discover how a Reno casino owner’s generosity in sending thousands of care packages to troops in Vietnam forged life-changing friendships and a legacy in the sky.

Monday, March 29 at 3 pm ET.

Bad Deal: My Vietnam War Story

Bad Deal My Vietnam War Story 
During the Vietnam War, US Army soldier Jim Hamlyn documented his experiences using an 8mm camera.  

Monday, March 29 at 3:30 pm ET.

Independent Lens:  ‘Til Kingdom Come / The Debate

Independent Lens
‘Til Kingdom Come / The Debate
Pastors encourage an impoverished community to donate to Israel in anticipation of Jesus's return.

Monday, March 29 at 10 pm ET.

American Experience:  The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

American Experience
The Blinding of Isaac Woodard
Discover the 1946 incident of racial violence that became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.

Tuesday, March 30 at 9 pm ET.

Extinction: The Facts

Extinction The Facts
With 1 million species at threat, David Attenborough explores extinction and how this crisis has consequences for us all, even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.

Wednesday, March 31 at 8 pm ET.

Climate Change: The Facts

Climate Change The Facts
Experts examine the impact of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat.

Wednesday, March 31 at 9 pm ET.

NOVA: Mystery Beneath The Ice

NOVA
Mystery Beneath The Ice
Dive under the Antarctic ice to investigate what is destroying the polar food web.

Wednesday, March 31 at 10 pm ET.