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November 2020

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.

Go Public! 2020: November 29–December 6

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November 1-7

Frontline: Whose Vote Counts

Frontline
Whose Vote Counts
Allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement in the lead up to the 2020 election.

Sunday, November 1 at 7 pm ET.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole "Ep. 3"

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Ep. 3
Peter Cole is visibly jittery from public and press attention following Maggie's interview.

Sunday, November 1 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 11/2 at Midnight ET.

Roadkill on Masterpiece: Ep. 1

Roadkill on Masterpiece
Ep. 1
Having just seen off a libel case, Peter Laurence faces a pair of family scandals.

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins November 1.

COBRA: Ep. 5

COBRA
Ep. 5
With the crisis worsening, the Prime Minister is forced to consider more extreme measures.

Sunday, November 1 at 10 pm ET.

Frontline: The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

Frontline
The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
Investigating the lives and character of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as they compete to be president.

Monday, November 2 at 9 pm ET.

PBS NewsHour 2020 Election Coverage

PBS NewsHour 2020 Election Coverage
The Newshour team provides extensive coverage of election night.

Tuesday, November 3 starting at 6 pm ET.

We're Still Here

We're Still Here
First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artists in Canada lead an effort to right long-standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures.

Wednesday, November 4 at 3 pm ET. Repeats 11/23 at 9 pm ET.

Nature: Primates: Secrets of Survival

Nature
Primates: Secrets of Survival
Discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected places.

Wednesday, November 4 at 8 pm; Part 2 11/11 at 8pm.

NOVA Colosseum - Roman Death Trap

NOVA Colosseum - Roman Death Trap
Watch a team re-create a lifting machine and trap-door system to release a wolf into the Colosseum.

Wednesday, November 4 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 11/5 at 3 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead Abandoning The Titanic

Secrets of the Dead
Abandoning The Titanic
Join experts searching for a mystery ship that could have saved Titanic passengers but sailed away.

Wednesday, November 4 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the DNR: Deer Season, Bear Season

Ask the DNR
Deer Season, Bear Season
Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions about bear and deer seasons from viewers.

Thursday, November 5 at 8 pm ET.

Professor T: The Mask Murders

Professor T
The Mask Murders
Fifteen years ago, Commissioner Flamant solved a double murder by a killer who put masks on his victims. Now, an identical crime has been committed. Is it a copycat, or did she arrest the wrong person?

Friday, November 6 at 9 pm ET.

Across The Pacific "Airborne"

Across The Pacific
Airborne
Juan Trippe and three collaborators join forces to build an airline to Latin America as Pan Am takes flight.

Fridays at 10 pm ET, begins November 6.

November 8-14

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage
Filmmaker David Artushin lost his father, James, a Vietnam War veteran, to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He examine new evidence that is increasingly causing ALS to be considered a service-related disease.

Sunday, November 8 at 3:30 pm ET.

La Loche

La Loche
Survivorman star Les Stroud embarks on a wilderness adventure with eight young Dene men to help them heal from a 2016 school shooting in their remote Canadian aboriginal community of La Loche, Saskatchewan.

Sunday, November 8 at 7 pm ET.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole: Ep. 4

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Ep. 4
Maggie continues to seek amends. Gambling debts plague Alex, and angry parents threaten Peter's job.

Sunday, November 8 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 11/9 at Midnight ET.

Roadkill on Masterpiece: Ep. 2

Roadkill on Masterpiece
Ep. 2
Peter deals with a prison riot, an angry daughter and alarming contacts from a stranger.

Sunday, November 8 at 9 pm ET.

COBRA: Ep. 6

COBRA
Ep. 6
As the crisis reaches boiling point, the Prime Minister and Anna fight for their political lives.

Sunday, November 8 at 10 pm ET.

The Silent Soldier and The Portrait

The Silent Soldier and The Portrait
A documentary about one of the last living survivors of a major World War II military tragedy and two secrets that he kept for decades.

Monday, November 9 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 11/11 at 3 pm ET.

Rise of the Nazis: Politics

Rise of the Nazis
Politics
Learn the chain of events that propels Hitler from the fringes to the heart of the government.

Tuesdays at 9 pm ET, begins November 10.

Frontline: China Undercover

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

Tuesday, November 10 at 10 pm ET.

Nature | Primates: Family Matters

Nature
Primates: Family Matters
Family is everything for primates. Meet devoted monkey dads, playmate apes and tender troops.

Wednesday, November 11 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA Petra: Lost City of Stone

NOVA Petra: Lost City of Stone
Discover how the magnificent city of Petra rose and fell in Jordan’s bone-dry desert.

Wednesday, November 11 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: Nero's Sunken City

Secrets of the Dead
Nero's Sunken City
Follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins of ancient Rome’s version of Las Vegas.

Wednesday, November 11 at 10 pm ET.

Hunting in Wartime

Hunting in Wartime
Profiles of Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting effects of war on individuals, families and communities.

Thursday, November 12 at 3 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors "Women's Health"

Ask the Doctors
Women's Health
Local medical experts answer women's health questions phoned-in by viewers.

Thursday, November 12 at 8 pm ET.

Professor T: The Go-Between

Professor T
The Go-Between
Chief Inspector Rabet gets into trouble when he's confronted with the driver who killed his daughter in a car crash. Rabet's sure the man's guilty of another crime, but his colleagues aren't convinced.

Friday, November 13 at 9 pm ET.

Across The Pacific: Latin Laboratory

Across The Pacific
Latin Laboratory
Pan Am dominates service to Latin America, but its plans to cross the Atlantic are dashed by Britain, prompting a surprising turn.

Friday, November 13 at 10 pm ET.

November 15-21

Life of a Michigan Rail-Trail: The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

Life of a Michigan Rail-Trail
The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail
StoryAs told by managers, users, business owners, and residents, this film describes the challenges and benefits the citizens of Midland and Isabella counties experienced converting an abandoned rail road corridor to a recreation trail and greenway.

Sunday, November 15 at 3:30 pm ET.

Journey Home: Revisiting The Lost Villages of the Aleutian Islands

Journey Home
Revisiting The Lost Villages of the Aleutian Islands
The story of a project that brought Unanga survivors of World War II back to the Aleutian Islands communities they were forced to leave during the war–and then never allowed to resettle.

Sunday, November 15 at 7 pm ET.

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection

Native Waters
A Chitimacha Recollection
Journey into sacred places of the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana with author Roger Stouff, a fisherman descended from “a long and distinguished lineage of fishermen,” as he provides native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this important and often overlooked people.

Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 pm ET.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole: Ep. 5

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Ep. 5
Maggie faces another wronged by radio-gate. Becka and Maggie share a moment. Karen surprises Peter.

Sunday, November 15 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 11/16 at Midnight ET.

Roadkill on Masterpiece: Ep. 3

Roadkill on Masterpiece
Ep. 3
As everyone turns against him, Peter follows his motto: "keep moving forward."

Sunday, November 15 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of Royal Travel: Secrets of the Royal Train

Secrets of Royal Travel
Secrets of the Royal Train
Climb aboard for an inside look at the extraordinary "palace on wheels."

Sundays at 10 pm ET, begins November 15.

An Arthur Thanksgiving

An Arthur Thanksgiving
Arthur and his family are getting ready for Thanksgiving! Can family, friends, and the rest of Elwood City get Pal home, rescue a runaway parade balloon, and help D.W. and Aunt Minnie celebrate the best Thanksgiving yet?

Monday, November 16 at 8 am ET. Repeats 11/20 at 8:30 am ET.

Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story

Generation Nation
A PBS American Portrait Story
Explore how people in different age groups see themselves and their place in America.

Monday, November 16 at 9:30 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Jonathan Scott's Power Trip

Independent Lens
Jonathan Scott's Power Trip
Follow Jonathan Scott on his mission to flip the switch on how Americans access power.

Monday, November 16 at 10 pm ET.

Rise of the Nazis: The First Six Months in Power

Rise of the Nazis
The First Six Months in Power
Discover the measures Chancellor Hitler takes to dismantle the German state.

Tuesday, November 17 at 9 pm ET.

Nature: Primates: Protecting Primates

Nature: Primates
Protecting Primates
Meet the scientists making ground-breaking discoveries to safeguard primates' future.

Wednesday, November 18 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: Hagia Sophia - Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

NOVA Hagia Sophia–Istanbul's Ancient Mystery
Examine Hagia Sophia’s seismic secrets, which have insured its survival through a dozen earthquakes.

Wednesday, November 18 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: Gangster's Gold

Secrets of the Dead
Gangster's Gold
Join three groups of treasure hunters searching for the lost treasure of gangster Dutch Schultz.

Wednesday, November 18 at 10 pm ET.

The Horse Relative

The Horse Relative
Explore the historic art of horse regalia and how the tradition is being revived and reinterpreted by Dakota communities for a new generation.

Thursday, November 19 at 3 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers: Elder Law

Ask the Lawyers
Elder Law
Local law professionals answer questions phoned-in by viewers focusing on elder law related topics.

Thursday, November 12 at 8 pm ET.

Under the Radar Michigan: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Under the Radar Michigan
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
We head up to the UP's frosty center for some wild winter fun. We'll let the good times roll, go frozen fishing, let gravity be our guide and then warm up with some awesome edibles. We'll even show you some snowshoes you can use.

Thursday, November 19 at 9:30 pm ET. Repeats 11/20 at 5 pm ET.

Professor T: Motherly Love

Professor T
Motherly Love
The kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy shocks the police team, who do everything in their power to crack the case. But Professor T questions the innocence of the child's seemingly distraught parents.

Friday, November 20 at 9 pm ET.

Across The Pacific: Another Ocean

Across The Pacific
Another Ocean
Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, its island air bases allowing the China Clipper to cross the mighty Pacific.

Friday, November 20 at 10 pm ET.

November 22-28

A Change of Practice: Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved

A Change of Practice
Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved
Follow third- and fourth-year LMU Students as they complete their medical degree from MSU in Flint. During this time, they learn they are called to be more than physicians; their role is to change the practice of medicine.

Sunday, November 22 at 3:30 pm ET.

Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving

Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving
The chef shares seasonal recipes and showcases the renovation of her 19th-century mountain estate.

Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm ET.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends.

Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 pm ET.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole: Ep. 6

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Ep. 6
As villagers gather for celebrations, a series of events could change life in Thurlbury forever.

Sunday, November 22 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 11/23 at Midnight ET.

Roadkill on Masterpiece: Ep. 4

Roadkill on Masterpiece
Ep. 4
With the prime minister in trouble, Peter makes a shocking announcement to the nation.

Sunday, November 22 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of Royal Travel: Secrets of the Royal Flight

Secrets of Royal Travel
Secrets of the Royal Flight
Take to the skies for an insider's look at the regal luxury of royal air travel.

Sunday, November 22 at 10 pm ET.

We're Still Here

We're Still Here
First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artists in Canada lead an effort to right long-standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures, in a cutting edge and poignant look at how Hip-Hop plays an important role in transforming the lives of both musicians, their audiences and communities.

Monday, November 23 at 9 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Belly of the Beast

Independent Lens
Belly of the Beast
Investigations into the world’s largest women’s prison uncovers a series of crimes, from inadequate access to healthcare to sexual assault to illegal sterilization—largely perpetrated against Black and Latinx populations.

Monday, November 23 at 10 pm ET.

Rise of the Nazis: Night of the Long Knives

Rise of the Nazis
Night of the Long Knives
See how Hitler finds himself caught between Germany's president and the Nazis' power base.

Tuesday, November 24 at 9 pm ET.

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey

Curious George 2
Follow That Monkey
Join Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they set out on a madcap cross-country adventure to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family.

Wednesday, November 25 at 10 am ET.

The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won't You Be Our Neighbor?

The Daniel Tiger Movie
Won't You Be Our Neighbor?
Daniel and his community welcome their new friends in this movie event from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.

Wednesday, November 25 at 11:30 am ET.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Pinkaperfect Birthday

Pinkalicious & Peterrific
A Pinkaperfect Birthday
It's the most pinkaperfect party ever! In this one-hour special, Pinkalicious gets her birthday wish and turns all of Pinkville pink.

Wednesday, November 25 at 12:30 pm ET.

Nature: Santa's Wild Home

Nature Santa's Wild Home
Journey to Lapland, where tales of Santa Claus mingle with hearty wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Wednesday, November 25 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: Saving Notre Dame

NOVA Saving Notre Dame
Scientists and engineers work to restore the Notre Dame cathedral after the 2019 fire.

Wednesday, November 25 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: Building Notre Dame

Secrets of the Dead
Building Notre Dame
Follow an in-depth investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame de Paris.

Wednesday, November 25 at 10 pm ET.

And Now We Rise: A Portrait of Samuel Johns

And Now We Rise
A Portrait of Samuel Johns
And Now We Rise is a portrait of Samuel Johns, a young Athabaskan hip hop artist, founder of the Forget Me Not Facebook Group for displaced people in Alaska, and activist for a cultural renaissance as he heals from his own legacy of historical trauma.

Thursday, November 26 at 3 pm ET.

Ohiyesa: The Soul of An Indian

Ohiyesa
The Soul of An Indian
Kate Beane, a young Dakota woman, examines the extraordinary life of her celebrated relative, Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)

Thursday, November 26 at 8 pm ET.

Manoomin (Wild Rice) Ojibwe Spirit Food

Manoomin (Wild Rice)
Ojibwe Spirit Food
A documentary about wild rice in the Ojibwe’s history and spiritual culture and the traditional procedures for harvesting, processing, and cooking wild rice. Produced in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Sociologist Michael Loukinen, PhD. Part of the Beaumier Heritage Documentary Series

Friday, November 27 at 9 pm ET.

Snowflake

Snowflake
A tale of a kindhearted soul who with little more than imagination and hope, breathes life into what others regard as useless, transforming the simplest of objects into comedic treasures and inspired moments of magic. Part of Go Public! 2020

Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm ET.

Linked to Legends

Linked to Legends
This documentary by NMU Professor Dwight Brady 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 Go Public! 2020

Saturday, November 28 at 9:30 pm ET. Repeats 11/30 at 2:30 pm ET.

November 29-30

COVID Diaries: On the Front Lines

COVID Diaries
On the Front Lines
A Michigan nurse faces two crises at once: COVID-19 and racial tensions in the U.S.

Sunday, November 29 at 11:30 am ET.

NOVA "How Printing Changed The World"

Great Lakes Now Series
River Influence
Copper mining could mean jobs in Minnesota, but at what risk to lakes? A movement seeks to remove aging dams. Plus, Asian carp impact property values.

Sunday, November 29 at 3:30 pm ET.

Quilts of Valor II

Quilts of Valor II
Reunion of national quilting celebrities Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski and host Marianne Fons from the original Quilts of Valor to work on one magnificent, new Quilt of Valor. Part of Go Public! 2020

Sunday, November 29 at 6:30 pm ET.

Masterpiece: 50 Fabulous Years!

Masterpiece 50 Fabulous Years!
Celebrate the iconic series that introduced generations of PBS viewers to the delights of British drama. Part of Go Public! 2020

Sunday, November 29 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 11/30 at Midnight ET.

Andy Williams Greatest Love Songs (My Music)

Andy Williams
Greatest Love Songs (My Music)
Enjoy the romantic crooner’s biggest hits and best-loved ballads including “Love Story” and “Moon River." Part of Go Public! 2020

Sunday, November 29 at 9:30 pm ET.

Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too

Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too
America's most popular folk trio celebrates the spirit of children in a magical journey through a timeless repertoire of children's songs in a concert taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Majestic Theater. Part of Go Public! 2020

Monday, November 30 at 8 pm ET.