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November 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.

November 1-6

POV: North By Current

POV
North By Current
Filmmaker and artist Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown after a family tragedy. Weaving vignettes of VHS and Super 8 home movies with the present day, Madsen creates a poetic, nuanced portrait of a family navigating grief, addiction, and transgender identity.   

Monday, November 1 at 10 pm ET.

American Veteran: The Mission

American Veteran
The Mission
Military life shapes servicemen and women in profound, unexpected ways. Veterans' stories showcase the raw impact of these experiences. Hosted by Senator Tammy Duckworth.  

Tuesday, November 2 at 9 pm ET.

Nature: The Elephant and the Termite

Nature
The Elephant and the Termite
Witness the dramas of Africa's great wildlife meeting place -- the waterhole. From mighty elephants to tiny termites, an entire community of creatures call the waterhole their home.  

Wednesday, November 3 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/10 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Universe Revealed: Milky Way

NOVA
Universe Revealed: Milky Way
Explore the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy—the giant city of stars we call home.  Wednesday, November 3 at 9 pm ET.  

Repeats 11/4 at 3 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: The First Circle of Stonehenge

Secrets of the Dead
The First Circle of Stonehenge
A decade-long archaeological quest reveals that the oldest stones of Stonehenge originally belonged to a much earlier sacred site -- a stone circle built on a rugged, remote hillside in west Wales.  

Wednesday, November 3 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 from viewers about upcoming deer and bear seasons.  

Thursday, November 4 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/5 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: Other People's Happiness

Professor T
Other People's Happiness
Professor T's trial begins with a big surprise. Back at the prison, there's turmoil when a guard is found murdered in the laundry. Flamant's testimony reawakens bad memories for Professor T's mother.  

Friday, November 5 at 9 pm ET.

High School Bowl WNMU-TV PBS Original

High School Bowl
Munising vs. Watersmeet / Norway vs. Menominee
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools.  

Saturdays at 8 pm ET, begins November 6.  Repeats 11/8 at 3 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation: Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone

Roadtrip Nation
Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone
The Roadtrippers head to the Texas Instruments headquarters. Later, the crew heads to the ATT Foundry to speak with Senior Marketing Manager Tracy Parrish. The team ends the week at the National Space Biomedical Research Facility in Houston.  

Saturdays at 9 pm ET, begins November 6.

November 7-13

Lafayette Escadrille The Americans Who Flew for France in WWI Part 1

Lafayette Escadrille The Americans Who Flew for France in WWI
Part 1
The service and sacrifice of the young Americans who volunteered in a time of global crisis to defend the principles of liberty and democracy.  

Sunday, November 7 at 7 pm; Part 2 airs 11/14 at 7 pm.

Call the Midwife  Ep. 6

Call the Midwife 
Ep. 6
Trixie speaks out on behalf of a patient, with mixed reactions. Dr. Turner and Sister Frances help a mother-to-be who refuses medical care. Nancy reveals a secret that could threaten her relationship with Nonnatus House.   

Sunday, November 7 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/8 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 6

Grantchester
Ep. 6
When the leader of a student group falls to her death during a protest, Will and Geordie are drawn into campus politics. The bishop introduces a new face at the vicarage.    

Sunday, November 7 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/8 at 1 am ET.

Baptiste: Ep. 4

Baptiste
Ep. 4
Emma's mission changes after a deadly discovery. And when Julien and Zsofia look to Kamilla and her husband, a new lead is uncovered, and a dramatic discovery is made.  

Sunday, November 7 at 10 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Ferguson Rises

Independent Lens
Ferguson Rises
Michael Brown Sr.'s son was killed in 2014 by white police officer Darren Wilson, an event that fueled the global Black Lives Matter movement. But his personal story seeking justice and healing has not been told until now.  

Monday, November 8 at 10 pm ET.

Spirit Flute Healing The Heart

Spirit Flute Healing The Heart
Delve into the extraordinary journey of a group of Oklahoma flute makers and artists. Who will continue this great tradition?  

Tuesday, November 9 at 3 pm ET.

American Veteran: The Return

American Veteran
The Return
Hollywood war stories seem to end with the hero's triumphant return, but in reality, the road back to civilian life is often less certain. Hosted by actor, Vietnam War veteran and Native American activist Wes Studi.  

Tuesday, November 9 at 9 pm ET.

Nature:  Born in the Rockies: First Steps

Nature
Born in the Rockies: First Steps
From early spring to late summer, follow new animal mothers through the trials of raising a family.

Wednesday, November 10 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/17 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA:  Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds

NOVA: 
Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds
Visit exotic worlds orbiting distant suns as NOVA tackles the big question: are we alone?  

Wednesday, November 10 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: A Samurai in the Vatican

Secrets of the Dead
A Samurai in the Vatican
The famed city of Pompeii has seen numerous excavations over the years, but a recent discovery may be one of the most fascinating -- a chariot, preserved in extraordinary detail, revealing new details about ancient Roman ceremonial practices.  

Wednesday, November 10 at 10 pm ET.

Swamp Ghost

Swamp Ghost
In 1942, a bullet-riddled U.S. B-17E bomber crash-landed in a remote swamp in Papua New Guinea. The crew survived, but the Flying Fortress was left behind to be lost for decades. Examine the mission to bring this once-forgotten piece of history home after a half-century in the soggy marsh.   

Thursday, November 11 at 3 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors  Geriatrics/Palliative Care

Ask the Doctors 
Geriatrics/Palliative Care
Area physicians answer phoned-in questions on geriatrics and palliative care from viewers during this live broadcast. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 906-227-9668.  

Thursday, November 11 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/12 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: Murder on Prescription

Professor T
Murder on Prescription
Professor T returns to his old life but finds it hard to adjust. A state of cold war exists between John and Saskia. A crime writer who depicted his own murder in one of his books commits suicide.  

Friday, November 12 at 9 pm ET.

High School Bowl  Rudyard vs. Ishpeming

High School Bowl 
Rudyard vs. Ishpeming
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools.  

Saturday, November 13 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/15 at 3 pm ET.

Not All Lost

Not All Lost
Inspirational young adults who may not excel academically or athletically, but are determined to achieve success despite unfavorable life circumstances.  

Saturday, November 13 at 8:30 pm ET.  Repeats 11/15 at 3:30 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation: Embracing Change

Roadtrip Nation
Embracing Change
The team visits Chicago to speak with Zach Kaplan, the CEO and Co-founder of Inventables. Next, the team heads to Chicagoland Skydive to meet with skydiving instructor Ward Hessig. Once a policeman on track to becoming a lawyer, Ward discusses the fortuitous turn of events that led to his shift in paths.  

Saturday, November 13 at 9 pm ET.

November 14-20

Lafayette Escadrille: The Americans Who Flew for France in World War One: Part 2

Lafayette Escadrille The Americans Who Flew for France in WWI 
Part 2
A two-part documentary that shares the service and sacrifice of the young Americans who volunteered in a time of global crisis to defend the principles of liberty and democracy, and chronicles the toll paid by America’s first combat aviators.  

Sunday, November 14 at 7 pm ET.

Call the Midwife: Ep. 7

Call the Midwife
Ep. 7
Nonnatus House struggles to come to terms with Nancy's revelation. Poplar's housing crisis worsens, leaving the Nonnatus team vowing to fight for change. The birth of a very special baby leads many people to count their blessings.  

Sunday, November 14 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/15 at 12:30 am ET.

Grantchester:  Ep. 7

Grantchester
Ep. 7
Leonard asks Will and Geordie for their help when someone he knows is accused of murder.  

Sunday, November 14 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/15 at 1:30 am ET.

Baptiste:  Ep. 5

Baptiste
Ep. 5
Emma and Julien hope to discover the identity of Gomorrah, but instead discover another attack is planned. Now, the pair must race against the clock to prevent it.  

Sunday, November 14 at 10 pm ET.

Beyond Recognition

Beyond Recognition 
A Native woman and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration.  

Monday, November 15 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/16 at 3 pm ET.

We Are The Land

We Are The Land
A solar company built a power station on land home to prehistoric Native American communities.  

Monday, November 15 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 11/16 at 3:30 pm ET.

Independent Lens:  Storm Lake

Independent Lens
Storm Lake
Go inside The Storm Lake Times, a Pulitzer-winning newspaper serving an Iowa town that has seen its share of changes. Editor Art Cullen and his family dedicate themselves to keeping the paper alive as local journalism across the country dies out.  

Monday, November 15 at 10 pm ET.

American Veteran: The Reckoning

American Veteran
The Reckoning
Veterans reflecting on their service ask how we -- veterans and civilians together -- can move America forward. Hosted by Army veteran, actor and motivational speaker J. R. Martinez.  

Tuesday, November 16 at 9 pm ET.

Nature: Born in the Rockies: Growing Up

Nature
Born in the Rockies: Growing Up
Young animals face new challenges as winter envelopes the Rocky Mountains.

Wednesday, November 17 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/24 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Universe Revealed: Black Holes

NOVA
Universe Revealed: Black Holes
Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride as NOVA explores the universe’s strangest objects.  

Wednesday, November 17 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/18 at 3 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: Hindenburg's Fatal Flaws

Secrets of the Dead
Hindenburg's Fatal Flaws
A fresh look at the science and conditions surrounding the Hindenburg explosion reveals 10 particular flaws that directly led to the infamous disaster in 1937.   

Wednesday, November 17 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers: Elder Law Special

Ask the Lawyers
Elder Law Special
Special guest attorney Paul Sturgul answers phoned-in questions from viewers on elder law topics.  

Thursday, November 18 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/19 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: The Hit and Run

Professor T
The Hit and Run
Professor T hunts for the culprit when his colleague Professor Van der Weyden is struck by a hit-and-run driver. He also probes the murder of a man who was involved in a quarrel with an estate agent.  

Friday, November 19 at 9 pm ET.  .

High School Bowl: Negaunee vs. Mackinaw City / Gladstone vs. Pickford

High School Bowl 
Negaunee vs. Mackinaw City / Gladstone vs. Pickford
Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools.  

Saturday, November 20 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/22 at 3 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation: The Power of Serendipity

Roadtrip Nation
The Power of Serendipity
In New York, the team’s interview with Radiolab radio host Jad Abumrad serves to reinforce Megan’s newfound acceptance of the unknown. His ability to adapt to changing circumstance teaches the Roadtrippers although they might not end up where they planned in life, it might be even better than what they expected.  

Saturday, November 20 at 9 pm ET.

November 21-27

Ottaway: A River Reborn

Ottaway A River Reborn
This film weaves together strong Native American values, the complexity of a changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s population of “environmental citizens” whose lives are interwoven with… the rebirth of the Ottaway.  

Sunday, November 21 at 3 pm ET.

The First Official Thanksgiving

The First Official Thanksgiving
On December 4, 1619, a group of 36 Englishmen came ashore on the banks of the James River in Virginia. The group's charter required that the day of arrival be observed yearly as a "day of thanksgiving" for their safe passage to the New World.   

Sunday, November 21 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 21 at 7:30 pm ET.  .

Call the Midwife: Special Delivery

Call the Midwife
Special Delivery
Take a celebratory look back at the last 10 years in this compilation full of births, deaths, love stories, faith and family. Go behind the scenes at Nonnatus House for interviews with the cast and crew in this thank you to the fans.  

Sunday, November 21 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/22 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 8

Grantchester
Ep. 8
When a successful music producer is murdered, Geordie finds himself implicated in the investigation and is forced to consider whether his army buddy Johnny could be the killer.  

Sunday, November 21 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/22 at 1 am ET.

Baptiste: Ep. 6

Baptiste
Ep. 6
Emma and Julien must do everything they can to stop the next attack. If they can follow the clues, perhaps they can succeed.  

Sunday, November 21 at 10 pm ET.

An Arthur Thanksgiving

An Arthur Thanksgiving
Arthur and his friends take on Thanksgiving!  

Monday, November 22 at 6:30 am ET.  Repeats 11/24 at 9 am ET.

Stories I Didn't Know

Stories I Didn't Know
While Rita Davern’s family members have always been proud to say that their ancestors once owned Pike Island, a beautiful piece of land in Minnesota, the story of its acquisition is far less glorious. Join Rita on a journey that requires facing the complicated legacy of westward expansion in the United States.  

Monday, November 22 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/23 at 3 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Duty Free

Independent Lens
Duty Free
Fired from a lifelong job, a 75-year-old mom teams up with her son to reclaim her future through bucket list adventures. Her journey uncovers the economic insecurity faced by millions of Americans.  

Monday, November 22 at 10 pm ET.  Repeats 11/23 at 2 am ET.

Independent Lens: Home from School: The Children of Carlisle

Independent Lens
Home from School: The Children of Carlisle
“Kill the Indian in him, and save the man,” was the principle that removed thousands of Native American children, placing them in boarding schools. Among those who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School were three Northern Arapaho boys. Now, more than a century later, tribal members journey to help them finally come home.  

Tuesday, November 23 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/24 at 1 am ET.

Nature: My Life as A Turkey

Nature
My Life as A Turkey
Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Eventually, he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own, but this was harder than he ever imagined.  

Wednesday, November 24 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: Universe Revealed: Big Bang

NOVA
Universe Revealed: Big Bang
Venture back to the birth of space and time as NOVA probes the mystery of the Big Bang.  

Wednesday, November 24 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 11/25 at 3 pm ET.

A Thousand Voices

A Thousand Voices
From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this story is built from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women.  

Thursday, November 25 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/26 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: Zilverspar Residence

Professor T
Zilverspar Residence
The police consult Professor T when the daughter of a nursing home resident is killed.  

Friday, November 26 at 9 pm ET.

Daniel O'Donnell and Special Guests

Daniel O'Donnell and Special Guests
Join the Irish crooner and special guests Crystal Gayle, Ashley Campbell, Rita Coolidge, the late Charley Pride and many more. Filmed at the Millennium Forum in Derry, Northern Ireland, Daniel performs his best-known songs and duets with guests.  Part of Go Public! 21

Saturday, November 27 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 11/30 at 2:30 pm ET.

The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show

The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show
Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Part of Go Public! 21

Saturday, November 27 at 9:30 pm ET.  Repeats 11/29 at 2:30 pm ET.

November 28-30

Lawrence Welk TV Treasures

Lawrence Welk TV Treasures
Performances from your favorite members of the Musical Family, starting with the earliest days on the show. Enjoy segments from the first program in 1955 to the last show in 1982, many of them marking major milestones along the way such as the 500th show, the 20th year, and the 25th anniversary program.  Part of Go Public! 21  

Sunday, November 28 at 6 pm ET.

Finnish Night

Finnish Night
Tune in for a series of films focusing on all things Finnish; including Life and Times of Carl Pellonpaa, Finnish American Lives (pictured); and Fire and Ice. Part of Go Public! 21  

Sunday, November 28 at 8 pm ET.

Snowflake

Snowflake
As Snowflake, Gale LaJoye spins a tale of a kindhearted soul who with little more than imagination and hope,transforming the simplest of objects into comedic treasures and inspired moments of magic. Part of Go Public! 21  

Monday, November 29 at 8 pm ET.

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, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village.  Part of Go Public! 21.  

Monday, November 29 at 9:30 pm ET.

Breath of Life: Revitalizing California Languages

Breath of Life Revitalizing California Languages
The painstaking efforts of dedicated indigenous Californians who have committed themselves to revitalizing the rich cultural legacy their ancestors have left to them in tribal languages, many under threat of extinction.  

Monday, November 29 at 11 pm ET.

Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain

Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain  
Explore the research and scientific origins of common, everyday pain and what proactive steps you can take to help minimize or resolve many kinds everyday chronic pain. Part of Go Public! 21.

Tuesday, November 30 at 8 pm ET.

What to Eat When with Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Michael Crupain

What to Eat When with Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Michael Crupain
The ultimate nutritional playbook that will allow you to adjust the kinds of foods you eat to the situations that you find yourself in, from a day at a baseball game to a genetic disposition to a chronic disease. Part of Go Public! 21.  

Tuesday, November 30 at 9:30 pm ET.