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.
Humongous Fungus Among Us
A quiet Michigan town becomes the center of a media frenzy after three scientists discover a record-breaking ‘Humongous Fungus’ living next door. Decades later, the town and the scientists continue to embrace the fungus as a growing symbol of community and wonder.
Sunday, May 1 at 7 pm ET.
Flood in the Desert
Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland to ensure the growth of Los Angeles by bringing water to the city via aqueduct.
Tuesday, May 3 at 9 pm ET.
After 20 years in foster care, Noel Anaya claimed his independence in court at age 21. Follow Noel on his quest for answers about his family and foster care experience, interweaving his own journey with the stories of two other teens in the system.
Saturday, May 7 at 1 am ET.
Welcome to Commie High
What happens when an experiment in public education works? Explore one of the sole survivors of America's "free school" movement of the 1970s, where "no" isn't the standard answer.
Saturday, May 7 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 5/9 at 3 pm ET.
In 1940, a French Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is cut short by World War II. She vows that if she has daughters, they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later, she and her two daughters confront the impact of that pledge.
Sunday, May 8 at 7 pm ET.
A Long Journey The Hidden Jews of The Southwest
Fascinating stories of contemporary families in the American Southwest whose secret was their hidden Jewish roots while living an outwardly Catholic life. The physical journeys of these secret Jews – the Conversos – ended in colonial times; their internal journeys continue to this day.
Sunday, May 15 at 7 pm ET.
Lucy Worsley Investigates
Princes in the Tower
Come along as Lucy Worsley uncovers what really happened to the Princes in the Tower.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins May 15. Repeats 5/16 at Midnight ET.
Vanishing Chinatown The World of the May's Photo Studio
Hundreds of photographs, serendipitously rescued from a Chinatown dumpster, chronicle the lives of an immigrant community from an insider's perspective, shining a light on everyday life in San Francisco’s Chinatown a century ago. Monday, May 16 at 9 pm ET.
Lionel Richie The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize
Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie receives the distinguished honor from the Library of Congress.
Tuesday, May 17 at 9 pm ET. .
Lucy Worsley Investigates
Madness of King George
Take a closer look at the life of George III and how an assassination attempt changed Britain.
Sunday, May 22 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 5/23 at Midnight ET.
One Child Nation
China's one-child policy forever changed the lives of mothers and children. Inspired by the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to speak with her mother and brother, and explore the ripple effect of this social experiment.
Monday, May 23 at 10 pm ET.
Classic Film of the Month
In 1775, Daniel Boone settles Kentucky, despite menacing Indians and renegade whites. George O’Brien stars in this classic feature from 1936.
Friday, May 27 at 9 pm ET.
Surrender on the USS Missouri
Learn about those who witnessed the official Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945, ending World War II.
Sunday, May 29 at 7 pm ET.
National Memorial Day Concert
Tune in to the 32nd annual broadcast of America's national night of remembrance, honoring the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Sunday, May 29 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 5/29 at 9:30 pm ET.
Alternative Facts The Lies of Executive Order 9066
Learn the untold story of false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Examine the parallels to the targeting of groups today and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.
Monday, May 30 at 9 pm ET.