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

November 2018 Program Highlights

All programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
November 1-8

Ask the DNR
“Deer Season, Bear Season”

Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers on this live broadcast. Guests: Wildlife Biologist Monica Joseph, Conservation Officer Jeremy Sergey, Wildlife Division U.P. Field Operations Manager Craig Albright, and Deputy Public Information Officer John Pepin. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, November 1 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/2 at Noon

Great Performances
“An American in Paris The Musical”

Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
Friday, November 2 at 9 pm ET

Media Meet
“Election 2018 Candidate Forum: 110th House District”

Candidates running for Michigan's 110th House District Representative, Ken Summers (D) and Gregory Markkanen (R), answer questions about issues of interest to voters.
Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/4 at 2:30 pm ET

High School Bowl
Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament. We kick of the season with Negaunee vs Ishpeming, and Lake Linden vs Dollar Bay.
Saturdays at 8 pm ET, begins November 3
Repeats 11/5 at Noon ET

Operas on PLUS:
Great Performances at the Met
“Luisa Miller”

Placido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than 10 years.
Airs on TV13/PLUS 13.3 Only: Saturday, November 3 at 8 pm ET and Sunday, November 4 at 1 pm ET

Austin City Limits
“Miguel/Alessia Cara”

Thrill to chart-topping R&B and pop with two Grammy winners. L.A. singer Miguel blends funk, rock, hip hop and electronica in his album "War & Leisure." Canadian hitmaker Alessia Cara dazzles with songs from her new album "The Pains of Growing."
Saturday, November 3 at 11 pm ET

Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work
The three-part documentary series examines how ethics play a major role in contemporary business practices and challenges viewers to think about what they would do in these situations. In part one, meet Whistleblower Sherry Hunt, former vice president and chief underwriter at CitiMortgage in O'Fallon, Missouri.
Sundays at 11 pm ET, begins November 4

Independent Lens

Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.
Monday, November 5 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/6 at 1 pm ET

Native Art Now!
Examines the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years, presenting personal perspectives from internationally acclaimed Native modern artists. Installations, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, glass and fabric art by indigenous artists Rick Bartow, Meryl McMaster, Jim Denomie, Holly Wilson and numerous others from the United States and Canada are featured.
Tuesday, November 6 at 2 pm ET

Cook’s Country
COOK'S COUNTRY is where family-friendly recipes from every corner of America are re-imagined for home cooks everywhere. In season 11, the series uncovers blue-ribbon regional specialties from across the U.S., including North Carolina dipped fried chicken, New Jersey crumb buns, Detroit-style pizza, Oregon blackberry pie, and more.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins November 6, also airs at 8 pm ET on TV13/PLUS 13.3

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
Designed for parents and grandparents alike, this series reveals the ins-and-outs of family travel. Parent, travel writer and seasoned traveler Colleen Kelly explores must-see destinations and family-friendly attractions throughout the United States and abroad. In the third season, visit the Florida Keys, Gettysburg, Frankenmuth, Ireland and more.
Tuesdays at 5:30 pm ET, begins November 6, also airs at 9 pm ET on TV13/PLUS 13.3

PBS Newshour Election Night Coverage 2018
Full coverage and analysis of the midterm election results from the NewsHour team led by anchor Judy Woodruff, joined in the studio by syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks, Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter, editor and publisher of American Greatness Chris Buskirk, MoveOn.org senior adviser Karine Jean-Pierre and PBS NewsHour Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins.
Tuesday, November 6 at 8 pm ET

Learn about the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, who overcame sexism to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief. Through archival footage and interviews, MANKILLER examines the life of one of the country’s most important woman leaders.
Wednesday, November 7 at 1 pm ET

Keep Talking
Follow four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language spoken by fewer than 40 remaining fluent Native elders. On remote Afognak Island, they inspire young people to learn the language and dances of their ancestors.
Wednesday, November 7 at 2 pm ET

NOVA “Last B-24”
Join the investigation of the wreckage of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 Liberator bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia in 1940, entombing three occupants. See a team of archaeologists work to recover the fallen airmen and identify their remains.
Wednesday, November 7 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/8 at Noon ET

Sinking Cities “Tokyo”
See how a warming earth, rising sea levels, and more intense and frequent superstorms will impact coastal cities, and learn how New York, London, Tokyo and Miami are preparing groundbreaking solutions aimed at securing their future. The four-part series continues through November 21.
Wednesday, November 7 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/12 at 2 pm ET

New Orleans: The First 300 Years
Chronicles the history of the internationally renowned city – including its rough start as a French colony in a humid location teeming with alligators and mosquitoes, its time under Spanish domination, and its eventual purchase by America at the beginning of the 19th century. Narrated by actor John Goodman.
Thursday, November 8 at 1 pm ET

Koo-Hoot Kiwat: The Caddo Grass House
A Caddo tribal elder and his apprentice return to their ancestral homeland in East Texas to direct the construction of a traditional grass house on the grounds of Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Phil Cross, the Caddo elder and project architect, is perhaps the last of his tribe with the knowledge of this nearly-forgotten practice. By building the house on the land of his ancestors he is passing his knowledge on for the next generations and beyond.
Thursday, November 8 at 2:30 pm ET

Ask the Doctors
“Diabetes/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: Dr. Frederick Hoenke, Family Medicine and Dr. Brad Benson, Podiatry. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, November 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/9 at Noon
November 9-17

Great Performances
“The Sound of Music”

Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. "The Sound of Music" is the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers' escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.
Friday, November 9 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/13 at 1 pm ET

Media Meet
“Innovation in Higher Education”

A discussion on the latest trends and initiatives in higher education with Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson, and Steve VandenAvond, NMU Vice President for Extended Learning and Community Engagement.
Saturday, November 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/11 at 2:30 pm ET

High School Bowl
“Rudyard vs Painesdale; North Central vs Wakefield”

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. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament.
Saturday, November 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/12 at Noon ET

Austin City Limits
“Kacey Musgraves/Lukas Nelson”

Live it up with some contemporary country. Texan Kacey Musgraves essays tunes from her acclaimed album "Golden Hour." Son of outlaw country legend Willie Nelson, roots rocker Lukas Nelson and his band present songs from their self-titled release.
Saturday, November 10 at 11 pm ET

Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan
World War II on Lake Michigan tells the story of a bold operation that changed the course of World War II. In 1942, responding to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy converted two passenger steamships into aircraft carriers to train more than 15,000 pilots and 40,000 deck crews in the safety of Lake Michigan. Today, dozens of aircraft still rest on the lake bottom.
Monday, November 12 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/14 at 2 pm ET

Lifeline: Pearl Harbor’s Unknown Hero
How U.S. Navy sailor Joe George became an unlikely hero when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. More than 70 years later, George was recognized with a Bronze Medal for his actions saving men from the sinking USS Arizona. Narrated by Gary Sinise.
Monday, November 12 at 10 pm ET

We’ll Meet Again
Ann Curry returns with new episodes featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. This week, two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them. An Army officer searches for the helicopter pilot who rescued him, while another soldier wants to reconnect with the surgeon who saved his leg from amputation. Next week, another new story: Surviving the Holocaust.
Tuesdays at 8 pm ET, begins November 13
Repeats 11/14 at 1 pm ET

Native America
“Cities of the Sky” and “New World Rising”

Final two episodes air in one evening. In part 3: Discover the cosmological secrets behind America’s ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world’s largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River; native elders reveal ancient powers of the sky. In part 4: Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in Aztec manuscript and a grass bridge in the Andes that spans mountains and centuries of time.
Tuesday, November 13 at 9 and 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/15 at 1 and 2 pm ET

“A Squirrel's Guide to Success”

Discover the extraordinary abilities of squirrels, from the brainy fox squirrel, to the acrobatic gray squirrel, to the problem-solving ground squirrel. Follow a guide to the squirrel’s success along with an orphan red squirrel called Billy.
Wednesday, November 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/21 at Noon ET

“Thai Cave Rescue”

Follow the remarkable story of how a Thai boys' soccer team became trapped in a cave system, how they were located, and how rescuers worked against the clock to make a miraculous rescue of all 12 boys and their coach.
Wednesday, November 14 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/15 at Noon ET

Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: Brian Bloch, Scott Brogan and Tim Quinnell, all from Marquette. Guest host Walt Lindala. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/16 at Noon

Great Performances
“John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway”

Follow John Leguizamo's path to the Great White Way with his latest theatrical showcase, "Latin History for Morons," a comedic yet pointed look at the systematic repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history.
Friday, November 16 at 9 pm ET

Media Meet
“Global Issues on Aging”

Elder Law Attorney Paul Sturgul discusses the recent work of the United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Aging, focusing on a proposed charter for the rights of the elderly. (Repeat from September)
Saturday, November 17 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/18 at 2:30 pm ET

High School Bowl
“Carney-Nadeau vs Norway; Brimley vs Watersmeet”

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. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in our 41st tournament.
Saturday, November 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/19 at Noon ET

Austin City Limits
“Janelle Monae”

Thrill to an hour with progressive R&B maverick Janelle Monae as the singer and actress performs songs from her acclaimed LP Dirty Computer.
Saturday, November 17 at 11 pm ET

November 18-24

The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 on Masterpiece “Part 8”
In the season three finale, Leslie and Margo have news about their relationships, and as Louisa and Spiro grow closer, a circus comes to town.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, Season Finale airs November 18

Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece
“Part 8”

Elizabeth hopes to persuade George that Valentine is his child. Ross tries to mend things with Demelza. Dwight delivers the Warleggans a daughter and George tells Elizabeth of his knighthood. The Poldarks look to a new century of change together. Season finale.
Sundays at 9 pm ET, Season Finale airs November 18
Repeats Mondays at 1 pm ET

DW News
An English-language version of the news as reported by Deutsche Welle, the leading German news broadcaster. Includes German, European, and international news as well as culture and sports and provides public television viewers the unique opportunity to see our world from another perspective. (Replaces Public Eye News and Priscilla's Yoga Stretches during NMU's Thanksgivin break.)
Monday-Friday at 4 pm ET, November 19-23

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Mark Twain Prize
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has starred in the acclaimed comedies "Seinfeld" and "Veep."
Monday, November 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/20 at 1 pm ET

Rick Steves Special: The Story of Fascism in Europe
Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism’s history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, to the horrific consequences of genocide and total war of World War II. Along the way, Rick visits poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, talks with Europeans whose families lived through those times, and finds inspiration from those who resisted.
Monday, November 19 at 10:30 pm ET

The Frank Capra Story: A Wonderful Life
New documentary profiles filmmaker Frank Capra, and features audio from Capra, as well as Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Donna Reed, and Bob Hope, plus never-before-broadcast stills from the 1930s and 1940s.
Tuesday, November 20 at 2:30 pm ET

Frontline “Documenting Hate: New American Nazis”
Learn about a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica shows the group’s terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.
Tuesday, November 20 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/21 at 2 pm ET

Let’s Go Luna! Premiere
Meet three children who live in a traveling circus and learn about differences and similarities in their global community with the help of their friend, Luna the Moon. This new animated series is part of the rearranged PBS KIDS lineup, coming November 21 on 13.1, 13.2 & 13.3.
9am Daily, Premieres Wednesday, November 21

“Dogs in the Land of Lions”

See into the heart of an African wild dog family. When lions kill her mate, a wild dog mother must raise two generations of pups all on her own. Witness her loyalty and selflessness in this intimate portrayal of motherhood, filmed over two years.
Wednesday, November 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/28 at Noon ET

“World's Fastest Animal”

Follow a family of peregrine falcons to discover how and why these kings of the skies have adapted to be the fastest animals on the planet, and meet a bird specialist and trainer who believes his peregrine can go faster than any other falcon.
Wednesday, November 21 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/22 at Noon ET

Erie: The Canal That Made America
The Erie Canal, America's 19th century engineering marvel, released the promise of a new nation. and its impact on America and beyond is comparable to the global impact of the Internet.
Thursday, November 22 at 1 pm ET

Still Dreaming
This film documents a unique take on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as performed by a group of retired actors, dancers and musicians at the Lillian Booth Actors Home, an assisted living facility, just outside New York City.
Thursday, November 22 at 2 pm ET

The Wild Ponies of Chincoteague
Learn the legend of the ponies who swam for their lives after a 17th century shipwreck and whose descendants today roam free on the Virginia barrier island of Assateague. This documentary follows the annual Chincoteague wild pony swim and auction, as well as one teenager's journey to buy her first foal.
Thursday, November 22 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/23 at Noon ET

Great Performances
“Harold Prince: The Director's Life”

Celebrate the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, winner of a record 21 Tony Awards. His six decades in the theater form a bridge from the "Golden Age" of Broadway's mid-century to the contemporary theater of today.
Friday, November 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/26 at 12:30 am ET

The Best of Sewing with Nancy
This anthology series continues the tradition of the late Nancy Zieman, featuring the best in contemporary sewing, quilting and home decorating ideas. Join Nancy Zieman and her guests as they share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the country’s most popular crafts
Saturdays at 11 am ET, begins November 24

Media Meet
“Chronic Wasting Disease Update”

A program focusing on continuing efforts to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer. Topics include the science of CWD, recent changes in the law governing cross border issues, a new study on deer migration patterns, and a new emphasis on monitoring deer during hunting season. (Repeat from November 2017)
Saturday, November 24 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/25 at 2:30 pm ET

Dionne Warwick: Then Came You (My Music)
Listen along as the famed singer Dionne Warwick performs some of her classics in a dazzling fashion, including “Then Came You,” “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” “Heartbreaker” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”
Saturday, November 24 at 7 pm ET

Donny Osmond: One Night Only!
Join the pop culture icon for the definitive concert of his career, the final night of his sold-out, 2017 United Kingdom arena tour, where he performed many of his beloved top hits, a range of popular classics and songs from his 60th album.
Saturday, November 24 at 8:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/25 at 4 pm ET

Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player
On May 15, 1987, a group of A-list musicians gathered to celebrate the enormous influence of guitarist Chet Atkins on their lives and careers. Taped in Nashville just blocks from the famed Music Row that he's largely credited with creating, this star-packed program includes performances by Atkins with Mark Knopfler, the Everly Br.others, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald and more.
Saturday, November 24 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/26 at Noon ET
November 25-30

Weekends with Yankee
Hosted by world-class explorer Richard Wiese and cookbook author and Yankee senior food editor Amy Traverso, WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE is a 13-part travel and lifestyle series named for the long-running publication enjoyed by readers across America for more than 80 years. With New England among the nation's top tourist destinations, the magazine-style program takes viewers on an insider's journey from city to country, and to some of the best, most far-flung places in New England.
Sundays at 10 am ET, begins November 25

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, November 25 at 3 pm ET
Repeats 11/30 at 1 pm ET & 12/3 at 1:30 pm ET

Downton Abbey Season 5 on Masterpiece “Part 9”
Don't miss the season five finale: the Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return to Downton for a joyful Christmas holiday. Season six begins December 2 at 6:30 pm ET.
Season Finale airs Sunday, November 25 at 6 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.
Sunday, November 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/27 at 1 pm ET

The Tenors: Fan Favorites
Experience the soaring harmonies and timeless songs of the popular and prolific trio. This intimate performance features songs from Motown, Broadway classics from West Side Story, selections from The Great American Songbook and more.
Sunday, November 25 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/30 at 10:30 pm ET

Tending Nature
4-part series shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how the state's Native peoples have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. The series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation.
4-part series: Sun. 11/25 at 11:30 pm, Mon. 11/26 at 11 pm, Wed. 11/28 at 11 pm & Thur. 11/29 at 12:30 am
Part 1 repeats 11/26 at 1:30 pm ET

Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You
Advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.
Monday, November 26 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 11/28 at 1 pm ET

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - From Gainesville: The 30th Anniversary Concert
During their 2006 anniversary tour, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers returned to hometown Gainesville, Florida to perform an electrifying and emotional concert featuring some of their greatest hits. Special guest Stevie Nicks joins them on several songs.
Tuesday, November 27 at 8 pm ET Repeats 12/2 at 8 pm ET

A.D.D. and Loving It?!
Explores the impact of Attention Deficit Disorder by following Canadian actor/comedian Patrick McKenna on his journey for a diagnosis so he can confirm what he’s always suspected - that he has ADD. Along the way, Patrick and his wife Janis open up about their challenges and struggles.
Tuesday, November 27 at 9:30 pm ET

“Snow Bears”

Travel to the Arctic to follow the life-changing journey of two newborn polar bear cubs as they leave their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous voyage to the sea to feed. Actress Kate Winslet narrates.
Wednesday, November 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/29 at Noon ET

Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich
Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains.
Wednesday, November 28 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 11/29 at 1:30 pm ET

Ask the Doctors
“Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine/Hospice”

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: Dr. Michael Grossman, Family Medicine/Hospice; Dr. Greg Sulik, Family Medicine, Skincare; and Dr. Aaron Scholnik, Hematology/Oncology. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, November 29 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 11/30 at Noon

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, November 29 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 12/1 at 7 pm ET

Jamestown “Part 8”
In the season finale, a boat from England arrives, and Yeardley receives instructions heralding a political change. Redwick strikes a covert business deal. As the farmers celebrate summer harvest, a new and deplorable chapter in the town's history begins.
Thursdays at 10 pm ET, final episode airs November 29
Repeats Fridays at 2 pm ET

Sarah Brightman: Hymn
In this September 2018 concert, Sarah Brightman performs songs from her new album "Hymn" in a magical setting of mountains, lakes and castles at the foot of the Bavarian Alps.
Friday, November 30 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 12/2 at 4:30 pm ET