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.
Art in the Twenty-First Century Borderlands
Learn how contemporary art can challenge preconceived notions of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Friday, October 2 at 10 pm ET.
Those on the Front Lines of Cancer
Origin and History of Cancer
Explore the latest medical advances in cancer treatment as well as body, mind and spiritual approaches. An in-depth look at how lifestyle changes and discipline can affect what may otherwise be a genetic roll of the dice.
Sundays at 3 pm ET, begins October 4.
Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan
Intimate, one-on-one conversations with notable guests that reveal the experiences we all have in common and how we can use those experiences to make a difference.
Mondays at 9 pm ET, begins October 5.
Dispatches From The Battleground
Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to turn out the Latino vote in this year's election.
Tuesday, October 6 at 9 pm ET.
Do No Harm
Exposing The Hippocratic Hoax
Doctors take an oath to save lives but are taking their own at an alarming rate, trapped in a toxic healthcare system that puts their lives and their patients’ lives at risk in an epidemic that’s been covered up for decades—until now.
Thursday, October 8 at 3 pm ET.
Gandhi's Awakening & Gandhi's Gift
Explore the fascinating 21 years of Gandhi’s life known only by scholars before now. Who was the Mahatma before he was the Mahatma?
Friday, October 9 at 10 pm; Part 2 10/16 at 10 pm.
After fighting injustice in Kenya, activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi decides to run for political office. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents proves challenging.
Monday, October 12 at 10 pm ET.
Uncertainty: Why We're So Anxious About Anxiety
What is anxiety? And what can be done about it? Symptoms range from mild to severe, rendering some people unable to function in their daily lives. How can those most affected overcome this challenge and regain their lives?
Monday, October 12 at 11:30 pm ET.
Driving While Black
Discover the new freedoms and perils for African Americans on the road in the age of the automobile.
Tuesday, October 13 at 9 pm ET.
History with David Rubenstein
Cokie Roberts was an Emmy Award-winning political commentator and author.
Sundays at 2:30 pm ET, begins October 18. Repeats 10/24 at 10 pm ET.
The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Historian Maggie Cole is asked to an interview about her coastal village, Thurlbury.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins October 18. Repeats 10/19 at Midnight ET.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on the craziest Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles!
Tuesday, October 20 at 1:30 pm ET. Repeats 10/30 at 8 am ET.
Sam Waterston guides us on a journey that leads us to real solutions with proven outcomes, many of which have the potential to change the world.
Tuesdays at 6 pm ET, begins October 20. Repeats 10/21 at 12:30 am ET.
A Halloween Boo Fest
Halloween's almost here! Hang onto your hats! It's George's first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin -- a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween.
Thursday, October 22 at 10 am ET.
The Future of America's Past
From one of the newest National Park Service sites to a historically-minded brewery and more, we learn from a diverse cast of people engaging visitors with defining moments in our national past.
Thursdays at 5 pm ET, begins October 22.
The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook with Hedrick Smith
Journalist Hedrick Smith travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic reform and finds them in six states where grassroots activists are fighting to equal the playing field.
Friday, October 23 at 10 pm ET.
The Lawrence Welk Show
Come join us for a colorful Halloween Party.
Saturday, October 24 at 7 pm ET. Repeats 10/25 at 5 pm ET.
30 years of mammograms and trillions of dollars of research have had virtually no impact on breast cancer survival rates since the 1980s. Three courageous women navigate their way through medical fact and fiction while challenging the multi-billion dollar cancer industrial complex to find their way to health, hope, and healing.
Sunday, October 25 at 11 am ET. .
Great Lakes Now Series
Learn more about a little-known Chicago shipwreck that took more lives than the Titanic. Check in on the Kalamazoo River’s wildlife 10 years after the Line 6B pipeline spilled over a million gallons of oil there, and find out if COVID-19 means no basketball tournament in 2020 for four Great Lakes island schools.
Sunday, October 25 at 3:30 pm ET.
The Trouble with Maggie Cole
With the town still reeling from "Radio-gate," Maggie is desperate to make amends.
Sunday, October 25 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 10/26 at Midnight ET.
Makers: Women Who Make America
Follow the last five years of the women’s movement and its re-energized, intersectional fight for equality.
Tuesday, October 27 at 8 pm ET.
Follow singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie to the town of Calumet, a once-thriving mining town on Michgan's Upper Peninsula still haunted by the tragic events that inspired Woody Guthrie's ballad, '1913 Massacre." Part of the Beaumier Heritage Documentary Series.
Friday, October 30 at 9 pm ET.
EXHUMED: The History of Zombies
Unearth some of the most significant moment of zombie pop culture over the last two centuries.
Friday, October 30 at 10:30 pm ET.
Les Stroud's Wild Harvest
Host Les Stroud explores the latest craze hitting restaurants and home kitchens: foraging wild foods in season from local sources.
Saturdays at 7 am ET, begins October 31.
Neven's Spanish Food Trails
Popular Irish chef Neven Maguire travels around Spain learning about its food, culture and history. At the end of each episode, Neven prepares a dish that has been inspired by his travels.
Saturdays at Noon ET, begins October 31.
Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2
Join the ultimate heavy metal band for a spectacular concert with the nearly 80-member orchestra.
Saturday, October 31 at 10 pm ET.
50 Years of Asleep at the Wheel:
Enjoy a special hour of ACL performances by Western swing faithkeepers Asleep at the Wheel.
Saturday, October 31 at 11:30 pm ET.