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November 2022

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.

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November 1-5

A Taste of History Copper Country

A Taste of History
Copper Country
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was once the bustling center of the mining world during the late 1800s copper boom. Chef Walter Staib meets with an old friend to discover the roots of a “Yooper” and learn some regional recipes like a planked-style Lake Superior whitefish.  

Tuesday, November 1 at 4:30/3:30c. 

Frontline "Putin's War at Home"

Putin's War at Home
Defiant Russians push back against Putin’s crackdown on critics of the war in Ukraine.  

Tuesday, November 1 at 10/9c.  Repeats 11/2 at 2a/1c.

Older Than The Crown

Older Than The Crown
After an unjust declaration of extinction, the Sinixt people return to their ancestral land in Canada to continue practicing and protecting their aboriginal rights.  

Wednesday, November 2 at 1a/12c.  

Kitchen Queens: New Orleans
Dedicated to the late New Orleans chef Leah Chase and shot on location in the kitchens of restaurants across the Big Easy, the series profiles female chefs who reflect the city’s diverse culinary heritage, including Creole, Cajun, Latin American and Vietnamese..

Wednesdays at 4:30/3:30c, begins November 2. 


Woodpeckers: The Hole Story

Get an intimate look at what makes woodpeckers so special. Narrated by Paul Giamatti.

Wednesday, November 2 at 8/7c.

NOVA Nazca Desert Mystery

Nazca Desert Mystery
Who created the Nazca lines and why? New clues to one of the greatest ancient enigmas.  

Wednesday, November 2 at 9/8c.

Secrets of the Dead: Decoding Hieroglyphics

Secrets of the Dead 
Decoding Hieroglyphics
Review how ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were first translated 200 years ago and  look at the archaeological work being done in Egypt right now to understand one of the most important scribes.  

Wednesday, November 2 at 10/9c.

Ask the DNR Snowmobiling, Post-Deer Season, Ice Fishing

Ask the DNR
Snowmobiling, Post-Deer Season, Ice Fishing
Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources answer questions submitted from viewers.  

Thursday, November 3 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/4 at 3/2c.

Seaside Hotel

For Sale

The summer is declining, but sorrows and joys are far from over at the little hotel.
Friday, November 4 at 9/8c.

Charlie's Place

DescriptionIn 1950, a nightclub where blacks and whites got together during Jim Crow was attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. The incident was investigated, but no one was ever convicted. The story remains an important example of racial diversity, black entrepreneurship and the struggle for civil rights.  

Friday, November 4 at 10/9c.

High School Bowl: Season 43 in Review

High School Bowl

Season 43 in Review

Get ready for an all-new season of High School Bowl by revisiting the most memorable moments from our 43rd season with host Jim Koski.  

Saturday, November 5 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/7 at 3/2c.

High School Bowl: Marquette vs Hancock

High School Bowl
Marquette vs Hancock
Marquette takes on Hancock to kick off this 44th season.  

Saturdays at 8:30/7:30c, begins November 5.  Repeats 11/7 at 3:30/2:30c.

November 6-12

Roadtrip Nation Native Way Forward
Native leaders tell their stories in their own words, illuminating the path for Native youth everywhere. Follow the journey of three Native young adults as they road-trip across the country to explore the possibilities.  

Sunday, November 6 at 7/6c.

Miss Scarlet & The Duke

Episode 4

Eliza is hired to solve a case of blackmail in the shady world of Victorian medicine.

Sunday, November 6 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/7 at 12a/11c.

Magpie Murders Ep. 4

Magpie Murders
Ep. 4
The plot of Alan’s new book and the lives of his acquaintances start to converge.  

Sunday, November 6 at 9/8c.


Episode 4

An author who has ruined lives has her own ruined—permanently.

Sunday, November 6 at 10/9c.

Profile the four California Native co-creators of the Groundworks project – an immersive, year-long media collaboration that culminated with a performance on Alcatraz Island on San Francisco’s first official Indigenous Peoples Day in October 2018.  

Monday, November 7 at 9/8c.

Independent Lens

Move Me

A dancer paralyzed with a spinal cord injury adapts to life with a disability.

Monday, November 7 at 10/9c.

First Attack Ads: Hollywood vs. Upton Sinclair

First Attack Ads: Hollywood vs. Upton Sinclair

In 1934, famed writer Upton Sinclair swept the Democratic primary for governor of California. To defeat him that fall, his opponents created one of the dirtiest, and most influential campaigns in U.S. history, and Hollywood took its first all-out plunge into politics.   

Monday, November 7 at 11:30/10:30c.  Repeats 11/8 at 1a/12c.

PBS NewsHour

VOTE 2022: Election Night Special

PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff leads live coverage of the 2022 Midterm Election results as they come in.  

Tuesday, November 8 at 8/7c.

Walk The Walk

Students address devastation  along the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina; raise the minimum wage in San Jose, CA; and develop policies to confront homelessness among college students.  

Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30/10:30c.

A Broken System: Health Care Inequality

A Broken System Health Care Inequality
Health disparities here are widespread and troubling. Lack of access to affordable care and other factors have led to increased rates of illness and death in Pittsburgh's African American, Latinx, LGBTQIA+ and disabilities communities. Explore the reasons for these health care inequities, and offers hopeful resolutions.  

Wednesday, November 9 at 1a/12c.

Nature: American Ocelot

American Ocelot
Dive deep into South Texas to meet one of the United States' most endangered wild cats: the ocelot.  

Wednesday, November 9 at 8/7c.

NOVA: Crypto Decoded

Crypto Decoded
What exactly is crypto, and how does it work? This technology is more than just money. 

Wednesday, November 9 at 9/8c.

Ask the Doctors: Diabetes

Ask the Doctors
Get your medical questions answered by area professionals during this live broadcast from WNMU-TV studios. This week's topics include diabetes and general health.  

Thursday, November 10 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/11 at 3/2c.

P.O.W.: Passing on Wisdom

Vietnam Prisoners of War recall their experiences and the inspirational stories of how they not only survived their imprisonment, but found growth and gratitude afterwards.  

Friday, November 11 at 9/8c.

USAF Band of Mid-America: 75th Anniversary Celebration

USAF Band of Mid-America 75th Anniversary Celebration
On September 24, 2022, the USAF Band of Mid-America entertained at the Air Force Ball at Scott Air Force Base, IL, for the special 75th anniversary year of the United States Air Force.   

Friday, November 11 at 10/9c.

USO - For the Troops

See how the USO has strengthened U.S. service personnel for more than 75 years.

Saturday, November 12 at 1a/12c.

November 13-19

The Misty Experiment The Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Follow a special U.S. Air Force squadron who volunteered for one of the Vietnam War’s most dangerous air missions: search for enemy supply transports and anti-aircraft installations within the web of trail paths and waterways known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail.   

Sunday, November 13 at 7/6c.

Miss Scarlet & The Duke

Quarter to Midnight

A famous mystery writer is at the center of Eliza’s latest investigation.

Sunday, November 13 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/14 at 12a/11c.

Magpie Murders: Ep. 5

Magpie Murders
Ep. 5
Susan’s private life has unexpected connections to Alan. Pünd wraps up his investigation.  

Sunday, November 13 at 9/8c.


Episode 5

Arriving at a murder scene on a party boat, Annika thinks of the Greek god, Dionysus.

Sunday, November 13 at 10/9c.

American Experience

Taken Hostage Part 1

The Iran hostage crisis through the stories of those whose ordeal riveted the world.

Monday, November 14 at 9/8c.

American Experience Taken Hostage Part 2

American Experience
Taken Hostage Part 2
Eyewitness accounts reveal how Iranian students held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.  

Tuesday, November 15 at 9/8c.


Santa's Wild Home

Journey to Lapland, where tales of Santa Claus mingle with hearty wildlife.

Wednesday, November 16 at 8/7c.

NOVA zero to infinity

Zero to Infinity
Discover how the concepts of zero and infinity revolutionized mathematics.  

Wednesday, November 16 at 9/8c.

Secrets of the Dead

The First Circle of Stonehenge

New evidence on the origins of Stonehenge is uncovered.

Wednesday, November 16 at 10/9c.

Ask the Lawyers: Elder Law Special

Ask the Lawyers

Elder Law Special

Area attorneys specializing in elder law answer questions submitted from viewers by phone and email.  

Thursday, November 17 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/18 at 3/2c.

Jazzy Vegetarian: Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration

Jazzy Vegetarian
Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration
Celebrated vegan chef Laura Theodore prepares Pecan Stuffed Zucchini Boats; Maple Sweet Potatoes; Happy Apple Cake.  

Friday, November 18 at 4:30/3:30c.

Guilty of Treason

Classic Film of the Month
Guilty of Treason
The fascinating story of the trial by the Russians of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic from Hungary who spoke out against both the Nazis, and the Communist occupation of his country.  

Friday, November 18 at 9/8c.

High School Bowl Painesdale-Jeffers vs Westwood; North Central vs Houghton

High School Bowl
Painesdale-Jeffers vs Westwood; North Central vs Houghton
Painesdale-Jeffers takes on Westwood while North Central challenges Houghton in this preliminary round of High School Bowl.  

Saturday, November 19 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/21 at 3/2c.

November 20-26

A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving

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

Sunday, November 20 at 7/6c.

Miss Scarlet & The Duke

The Proposal

Eliza and Moses work to solve an attempted murder, but realize the real target was Eliza.

Sunday, November 20 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/21 at 12a/11c.

Magpie Murders: Ep. 6

Magpie Murders
Ep. 6
Susan cracks her case as Pünd lays out the solution to Alan’s final book.  

Sunday, November 20 at 9/8c.


Episode 6

Michael’s brother is the prime suspect in his ex’s murder.

Sunday, November 20 at 10/9c.


An Arthur Thanksgiving!

What is Arthur thankful for? Find out in the new special "An Arthur Thanksgiving" on PBS KIDS!

Monday, November 21 at 6:30a/5:30c.  Repeats 11/23 at 10:30a/9:30c; and 11/24 at 8a/7c.

POV Shorts

Water Warriors

When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.  

Monday, November 21 at 9/8c.  


Let the Little Light Shine

National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution?

Monday, November 21 at 10/9c.

The First Official Thanksgiving

The First Official Thanksgiving
In 1619, a year before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, a group of 36 Englishmen arrived on the banks of the James River to establish a new settlement. Their charter required that the day of arrival be observed yearly as a "day of thanksgiving" for their safe passage to the New World.   

Monday, November 21 at 11:30/10:30c.  Repeats 11/24 at 8/7c.

Bedtime Story The Troubling Truth About Teens & Sleep

Bedtime Story The Troubling Truth About Teens & Sleep
Follow leading sleep researchers as they create a "sleep hygiene" regime for teenagers and visits the University of Pittsburgh’s Sleep Lab for a look at the research that show lack of sleep affects teens and behavior.  

Tuesday, November 22 at 1a/12c.

POV "Midwives"

Two women run a makeshift medical clinic in western Myanmar, a region torn apart by violent ethnic divisions.   

Tuesday, November 22 at 10/9c.  

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies Part 1

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies

Part 1

Explore the mysteries of King Tut’s life and burial on the centennial of his tomb’s opening.  

Wednesday, November 23 at 8/7c & 9/8c.

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies: Part 2

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies 
Part 2
Uncover further mysteries and historical inconsistencies behind King Tut’s life and burial.  

Wednesday, November 23 at 9/8c.

Secrets of the Dead

Egypt's Darkest Hour

Follow archaeologists examining a rare mass grave from the collapse of ancient Egypt.

Wednesday, November 23 at 10/9c.

Surviving New England's Great Dying

Surviving New England's Great Dying
Prior to the Pilgrims' arrival, a plague decimated New England’s coastal Native American population, altering the course of colonialism. This is the story of The Great Dying and how tribal leaders are learning from the past as they deal with the effects of today’s pandemic.  

Thursday, November 24 at 8:30/7:30c.

Great Performances

Josh Groban's Great Big Radio City Show Preview

Experience the world-renowned baritone performing songs from many musical genres. Part of Go Public! 22. 

Friday, November 25 at 9/8c.

Moments to Remember (My Music)

Moments to Remember (My Music)
Patti Page (pictured) and Nick Clooney co-host this retrospective of the late 50s and early 60s pop era. Part of Go Public! 2022. 

Saturday, November 26 at 8/7c. 

Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan

Go Public! 22 Fundraiser

Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan

The American pop-country icon and his ensemble perform in Tokyo for the first time, connecting with an audience of Japanese and ex-pat fans through the universal power, truth and beauty of the music in Willie's repertoire. Part of Go Public! 22.   

Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 pm ET.  Repeats 11/28 at 2 pm ET.

November 27-30

Great Lakes Now Series: Surf and Turf

Great Lakes Now 
Surf and Turf
In this episode of GLN, digging into the future of land use in the Great Lakes as needs grow for both housing and agriculture, then an e-foiling adventure on Lake Huron, and The Catch has news about the lakes you love!  

Sunday, November 27 at 3:30/2:30c.

Savage Land

Savage Land
Descendants of the Sand Creek and Washita Massacres take us back 150 years to reveal how historical trauma and the horrors of the past are still present in America today.  

Sunday, November 27 at 6:30/5:30c.  

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Celebrate the magic of Irish music and dance in this groundbreaking show. Part of Go Public! 22.   

Sunday, November 27 at 8/7c. 

Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)

Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)
A music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business. Part of Go Public! 2022.

Sunday, November 27 at 10/9c.  Repeats 11/29 at 2 pm ET.

The Musical Green Book: America's Black Entertainment Venues of the 20th Century

The Musical Green Book America's Black Entertainment Venues of the 20th Century
Celebrate the vibrant Jazz, R&B and Soul music of African American artists who, during segregation, created the foundation of modern American music.Part of Go Public! 2022.  

Monday, November 28 at 8/7c. 

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)
John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful presents the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Part of Go Public! 2022.  

Monday, November 28 at 9:30/8:30c. 

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection

Journey to the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana with author and keeper of his family’s oral tradition Roger Stouff, as he provides native stories, beliefs and perspectives about these important and often overlooked people.  

Monday, November 28 at 11:30/10:30c.

Master Your Future with Rajiv Nagaich

Master Your Future with Rajiv Nagaich
Rajiv Nagaich is on a mission. His goal is to change the way Americans think about, plan for, and navigate through retirement. Part of Go Public! 2022.   

Tuesday, November 29 at 8/7c. 

Finnish American Lives

A moving portrait from producer Michael Loukinen of traditional Finnish American culture in Northern Michigan, highlighting the fragile community of memory connecting ourselves with parents and grandparents. Part of Go Public! 22.  

Tuesday, November 29 at 9:30/8:30c.

Melvin Kangas: Kantele Man

In a cottage in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Melvin Kangas performs enchanting music on a traditional Finnish harp known as the kantele. Cultural sociologist Michael Loukinen details Melvin’s  life long journey in becoming a master kantele performer. Part of Go Public! 22.

Tuesday, November 29 at 10:30 pm ET. 

Your DNA Secrets Revealed

Your DNA Secrets Revealed
Uncover the science behind DNA to understand how the secrets of our future might lie in our past—and why genealogical study is so important to understand who we are. Part of Go Public! 2022.

Wednesday, November 30 at 8/7c. 

Demystifying Detox

Demystifying Detox
A variety of “detoxification” diets, regimens, and therapies—aka “detoxes” or “cleanses”—have been used to remove toxins, lose weight and promote health. Follow a  group of individuals through their detox experiences to explore these approaches to health and separate fact from fiction.  Part of Go Public! 2022.

Wednesday, November 30 at 9:30/8:30c.