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October 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.

October 1-2

Professor T: Heir to the Throne Part 2

Professor T
Heir to the Throne Part 2
Professor T meets an old friend who convinces him that a well-structured life has its advantages, and gains a powerful new ally who needs his help. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Flamant visits De Paepe.  

Friday, October 1 at 9 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation: At Your Fingertips

Roadtrip Nation At Your Fingertips
Follow three young people from backgrounds underrepresented in computer science as they explore how to break into the field. Along the way, they learn how others have found their own unique places in the burgeoning world of computer science.   

Saturday, October 2 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/4 at 3 pm ET.

October 3-9

When the Horses Leave: Metamorphosis at Mackinac

When the Horses LeaveMetamorphosis at Mackinac
WNMU-TV’s 1988 documentary about winter on Mackinac Island and the dramatic changes in the lives of its residents.  

Sunday, October 3 at 3:30 pm ET.

Resilience: Hope Lives Here

Resilience Hope Lives Here
What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and how do they affect us in adulthood? We examine how ACEs affect Idahoans and explore a possible antidote: resilience.  Sunday, October 3 at 7 pm ET.

Call the Midwife: Season 10, Ep. 1

Call the Midwife 
Season 10, Ep. 1
Sister Julienne and Dr. Turner clash over whether to provide a private care service.  

Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins October 3.  Repeats 10/4 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester on Masterpiece:  Season 6, Ep. 1

Grantchester on Masterpiece
Season 6, Ep. 1
Will and Geordie's much-needed vacation takes an unexpected turn when the camp owner is found dead.  S

undays at 9 pm ET, begins October 3.

Margaret: The Rebel Princess:  Part 1

Margaret: The Rebel Princess
Part 1
Learn how Princess Margaret's life and loves reflected the changing world during the 20th century.  

Sunday, October 3 at 10 pm; Part 2 airs 10/10 at 10 pm.

Alma's Way

Alma's Way
The engaging modern-day series stars 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl, who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother, Junior.  

Sunday-Friday at 8:30 am ET, begins October 4.

POV: Fruits of Labor

POV 
Fruits of Labor
Ashley dreams of graduating, but when ICE raids threaten her family, she becomes the breadwinner.  

Monday, October 4 at 10 pm ET.

American Masters:  Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It

American Masters
Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It
Explore the trailblazing life and 70-year career of the iconic Latina actor, performer and activist.  

Tuesday, October 5 at 9 pm ET.

POV Shorts:  The Calling

POV Shorts
The Calling
Two films exploring creed and conviction. Redneck Muslim: A Muslim hospital chaplain honors his Southern heritage while challenging white supremacy. The Masses: Three South London neighbors’ devotion to their respective religions: Islam, Christianity and Football.  

Wednesday, October 6 at 6 pm ET.  Repeats 10/7 at 12:30 am ET.

NOVA:  Particles Unknown

NOVA
Particles Unknown
Join the hunt for the universe’s most common—yet most elusive and baffling—particle.  

Wednesday, October 6 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 10/7 at 3 pm ET.

Life from Above:  Colorful Planet

Life from Above
Colorful Planet
Discover the extraordinary stories behind Earth's kaleidoscope of colors.  Wednesday, October 6 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Experts:  Dentists

Ask the Experts
Dentists
Local dentists answer phoned-in questions from viewers.  

Thursday, October 7 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/8 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T:  The Lost Sheep

Professor T
The Lost Sheep
John and his new colleague, the ambitious and talented Detective Saskia, investigate a prison break. They gain insight from Professor T, who links the break to another inmate's overdose death.  

Friday, October 8 at 9 pm ET.

Waging Change

Waging Change
Shining a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families off tips and the growing movement to end the tipped minimum wage, which is still $2.13 in many states.  

Saturday, October 9 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/11 at 3 pm ET.

October 10-16

Lighthouse Legacy

Lighthouse Legacy
WNMU-TV's 2000 documentary tells the story of the Stannard Rock Lighthouse, and how its two-ton lens was rediscovered and brought back to the Marquette Maritime Museum.  

Sunday, October 10 at 3:30 pm ET.

Quest for Beauty

Quest for Beauty
When a model leaves an abusive relationship, she starts making a film about beauty that ends up saving her life.  

Sunday, October 10 at 7 pm ET.

Call the Midwife: Ep. 2

Call the Midwife
Ep. 2
Sister Frances finds herself in a tricky situation when a pregnant woman confides in her.  

Sunday, October 10 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/11 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 2

Grantchester
Ep. 2
Will and Geordie negotiate a complex family dispute. A sinister letter arrives for Leonard.  

Sunday, October 10 at 9 pm ET.

Margaret: The Rebel Princess: Part 2

Margaret: The Rebel Princess
Part 2
Take a peek at Princess Margaret's early married life as major social changes sweep Britain.  

Sunday, October 10 at 10 pm ET.

Independent Lens: Cured

Independent Lens
Cured
When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured," LGBTQ+ activists fought back.  

Monday, October 11 at 10 pm ET.

Frontline:  Taliban Takeover

Frontline
Taliban Takeover
The Taliban take over Afghanistan, and the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda intensifies. On the ground, reporter Najibullah Quraishi investigates uncertainty and fear among the Afghan people and revisits the lead up to the U.S. defeat and Taliban’s return.  

Tuesday, October 12 at 9 pm ET.

Raising The Future: The Child Care Crisis

Raising The Future The Child Care Crisis
See how the lack of affordable, quality childcare is affecting American families.  

Tuesday, October 12 at 10 pm ET.

POV Shorts: Follow The Leader

POV Shorts
Follow The Leader
The camera reveals an absurd side of human nature.

Wednesday, October 13 at 6 pm ET.  Repeats 10/14 at 12:30 am ET.

NOVA: Arctic Drift

NOVA
Arctic Drift
Join scientists on a daring polar voyage to uncover the Arctic’s climate secrets.   

Wednesday, October 13 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 10/14 at 3 pm ET.

Life from Above: Patterned Planet

Life from Above
Patterned Planet
Marvel at the weird and wonderful shapes that cover Earth's surface.  

Wednesday, October 13 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors:  General Health

Ask the Doctors
General Health
Area physicians visit the WNMU-TV studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast.   

Thursday, October 14 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/15 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T:  The Perfect Picture

Professor T
The Perfect Picture
Rabet asks Professor T to help him solve the complex case of a young bride who is found dead in a hotel swimming pool on the day after her wedding. He takes the professor to see the crime scene.  

Friday, October 15 at 9 pm ET.

Hidden Turkey

Hidden Turkey
The special destinations and unique experiences  of Turkey not found in traditional guidebooks, brochures or on the internet.  

Saturday, October 16 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/18 at 3 pm ET.

October 17-23

One Room, Many Stories

One Room, Many Stories
In this WNMU-TV production, hear stories from those who taught and learned in one-room schoolhouses in the U.P.    

Sunday, October 17 at 3 pm ET.

Journey Through Breast Cancer

Journey Through Breast Cancer
The first natural history is provided of how a breast cancer patient and her husband journey through cancer over 3 1/2 years – from diagnosis through surgery, chemotherapy, breast reconstruction, and on to remission.  

Sunday, October 17 at 7 pm ET.

Call the Midwife: Ep. 3

Call the Midwife
Ep. 3
A complicated pregnancy leads the Nonnatus team on a path of discovery.  

Sunday, October 17 at 8 pm ET.

Grantchester : Ep. 3

Grantchester
Ep. 3
The death of a councilor prompts a parish election. An allegation is made against Leonard.  

Sunday, October 17 at 9 pm ET.

Baptiste on Masterpiece: Season 2, Ep. 1

Baptiste on Masterpiece
Season 2, Ep. 1
Julien Baptiste rushes to Hungary to find the British Ambassador's family.  

Sundays at 10 pm ET, begins October 17.

Curious George A Halloween Boo Fest

Curious George A Halloween Boo Fest
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. But is the legend really real?   

Monday, October 18 at 10 am ET.  Repeats 10/26 at Noon ET.

POV: La Casa de Mama Icha

POV
La Casa de Mama Icha
After living in the United States for decades, Mama Icha returns to her dream house in Colombia.  

Monday, October 18 at 10 pm ET.

American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller

American Masters
Becoming Helen Keller
Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.  

Tuesday, October 19 at 9 pm ET.

Penny: Champion of the Marginalized

Penny Champion of the Marginalized
Multi-dimensional portrait of Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector, supporter of female artists, and protector of the underdog. Cooper's life brims with stories mirroring the profound changes in our country from the 1940s to the present.  

Tuesday, October 19 at 10:30 pm ET.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!

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!   

Wednesday, October 20 at 9 am ET.  Repeats 10/29 at 9 am ET.

Nature: My Garden of a Thousand Bees

Nature
My Garden of a Thousand Bees
Discover the diverse species and personalities of bees who live in a British urban garden.  

Wednesday, October 20 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/27 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA: Edible Insects

NOVA
Edible Insects
Take a tasty look at insect foods that could benefit our health and our warming planet.  

Wednesday, October 20 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 10/21 at 3 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: Magellan's Crossing

Secrets of the Dead
Magellan's Crossing
Go on the journey that laid a groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today.  

Wednesday, October 20 at 10 pm ET.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house (that's scarier than math class!).  

Thursday, October 21 at 1 pm ET.  Repeats 10/29 at 6:30 am ET.

Ask the Lawyers: October General Law

Ask the Lawyers
October General Law
Local attorneys answer phoned-in questions from viewers.  

Thursday, October 21 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/22 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: Sugarbaby

Professor T
Sugarbaby
As Professor T's preliminary hearing approaches, he helps the police investigate the murder of a law student who was leading a double life. Saskia's police colleagues get to know her better.  

Friday, October 22 at 9 pm ET.

October 24-30

The Osborn Incident

The Osborn Incident
The story of the 1884 sinking of a wooden freighter in Lake Superior and how divers discovered the wreck 100 years later.  

Sunday, October 24 at 3:30 pm ET.

Call the Midwife: Ep. 4

Call the Midwife
Ep. 4
It's July 1966, and Britain is in the grip of World Cup fever.  

Sunday, October 24 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/25 at Midnight ET.

Grantchester : Ep. 4

Grantchester
Ep. 4
An American airman’s death leads to a challenging night for Will and Geordie.  

Sunday, October 24 at 9 pm ET.

Baptiste: Ep. 2

Baptiste
Ep. 2
The kidnapper is caught, but things escalate dangerously when a hostage video is received.  

Sunday, October 24 at 10 pm ET.

Family Pictures USA

Family Pictures USA
Discover how this historically rural state is rapidly changing through photos and personal stories.  

Mondays at 9 pm ET, begins October 25.

POV: Things We Dare Not Do

POV
Things We Dare Not Do
Defying gender norms, Ñoño works up the courage to tell his family he wants to live his life as a woman, a fraught decision in a country shrouded in machismo and transphobia.  

Monday, October 25 at 10 pm ET.

American Veteran: The Crossing

American Veteran
The Crossing
Recruits leave the civilian world to become a soldier, sailor, marine, airman or woman.  

Tuesdays at 9 pm ET, begins October 26.

Frontline: Shots Fired

Frontline
Boeing's Fatal Flaw
An investigation of Boeing's flawed 737 Max jet and the crashes that killed 346 people. With The New York Times , revealing the commercial pressures, flawed design, and failed oversight behind the creation of Boeing's fastest selling plane.

Tuesday, October 26 at 10 pm ET.

Nature: Season of the Osprey

Nature
Season of the Osprey
Follow the struggles, failures and triumphs of a single osprey family.  

Wednesday, October 27 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA: Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

NOVA
Universe Revealed: Age of Stars
Join NOVA on a spectacular voyage to discover the sun’s place in a grand cycle of birth, death and renewal that makes this the age of stars.

Wednesday, October 27 at 9 pm ET.

Secrets of the Dead: Lady Sapiens

Secrets of the Dead
Lady Sapiens
Incredible scientific investigations help piece together the untold story of prehistoric women.  

Wednesday, October 27 at 10 pm ET.

Wild Kratts Creepy Creatures

Wild Kratts Creepy Creatures
The Kratt brothers return for a creepy, crawly Halloween special.  

Thursday, October 28 at 10:30 am ET.  Repeats 10/31 at 8 am ET.

Ask the Doctors: Diabetes

Ask the Doctors
Diabetes
Area physicians visit the WNMU-TV studios to answer phoned-in diabetes-related questions from viewers.  

Thursday, October 28 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 10/29 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T: Every Home

Professor T
Every Home
Professor T's psychiatrist Dr Gijselbrecht tries to convince Flamant to tell the truth in court. The police investigate when a man is found dead near railway tracks. John and Saskia vie for promotion.  

Friday, October 29 at 9 pm ET.

Roadtrip Nation: Making it Balance

Roadtrip Nation Making it Balance
Three young adults driven by their passion for numbers explore career opportunities in accounting and auditing, discovering a profession that defies stereotypes.   

Saturday, October 30 at 8 pm ET.

October 31

Superior Destiny

Superior Destiny
This WNMU-TV 1990 documentary tells the story of the intentional sinking of the Mesquite, a Coast Guard buoy tender which ran aground in December 1989 off the Keweenaw Peninsula, and which has since become a premiere diving attraction.  

Sunday, October 31 at 3 pm ET.

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night
Some of New England's most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends.   

Sunday, October 31 at 7 pm ET.

Call the Midwife: Ep. 5

Call the Midwife
Ep. 5
With Sister Hilda away on a refresher course, Sister Julienne steps in to carry out home visits.  

Sunday, October 31 at 8 pm ET.

Grantchester: Ep. 5

Grantchester
Ep. 5
While investigating a bank robbery, Geordie crosses paths with an old army friend.  Sunday, October 31 at 9 pm ET.

Baptiste: Ep. 3

Baptiste
Ep. 3
As Julien investigates a controversial political group, he and Emma make a shocking discovery.  Sunday, October 31 at 10 pm ET.

Werewolf of the Bayou: Theater of the Mind

Werewolf of the Bayou Theater of the Mind
It is 1940, and reporter Margo Mason heads to Louisiana to investigate a series of murders and a curse centered around a strange skeleton unearthed: The body of a human, the head of a wolf.  The local swamp witch says it's the rougarou werewolf. But who is the werewolf? And who will be its next victim?  

Sunday, October 31 at 11 pm ET.