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September 2020

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.

RSVP 2020!: August 29–September 13

Don't miss the special programs during RSVP 2020. Click the link below to download a guide (pdf). Thank you for your support!

RSVP 2020! Program Guide

September 1-5

Deepok Chopra: Becoming Metahuman

Deepak Chopra: Becoming Metahuman
Become happier, more joyful and energetic with Dr. Chopra and his guests while gaining a deeper understanding of the science behind happiness, meditation and consciousness. Part of RSVP 2020!

Tuesday, September 1 at 8 pm ET.

Let's Talk Menopause

Let's Talk Menopause
Dr. Tara Allmen provides the tools every woman needs to enter this phase of their lives triumphantly. Part of RSVP 2020!

Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/2 at 3 pm ET.

The Place of Refuge: Calming the Storm Before Divorce

The Place of Refuge: Calming The Storm of Divorce
More than 40% of children in our country are affected by divorce. This program informs parents what they can do to help prevent emotional pain, trauma, behavioral and learning problems often experienced by children.

Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 pm ET.

NOVA Dog Tales

NOVA Dog Tales
Dogs and people have been called “the best duo in all of evolutionary history.” But what is the origin of our connection? Do dogs really love us–or are they just in it for the food? Part of RSVP 2020!

Wednesday, September 2 at 8 pm ET.

Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work: DrivenExamine Uber’s rapid rise, the scandals that followed, and tales of Silicon Valley culture.   Mondays at 11:30 pm ET, begins June 1.

NOVA Cat Tales
NOVA examines one of our favorite animal companions–cats–whose relationship with humans predates history. Part of RSVP 2020!

Wednesday, September 2 at 9:30 pm ET.

Fresh Coast Flashback Block

Fresh Coast Flashback Block
Short film highlights from past years of Marquette's Fresh Coast Film Festival. Part of RSVP 2020!

Thursday, September 3 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/4 at 3 pm ET.

Alone in the Wilderness

Alone in the Wilderness
Thousands have dreamed of living in the wilderness of Alaska, but Richard Proenneke lived it. Part of RSVP 2020!

Thursday, September 3 at 9 pm ET.

10 Day Belly Slimdown with Dr. Kellyann

10 Day Belly Slimdown with Dr. Kellyann
With over 20 years of experience as a naturopathic physician and nutrition consultant, Dr. Kellyann guides clients through thousands of fast and fabulous transformations. Part of RSVP 2020!

Friday, September 4 at 9 pm ET.

The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks

The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks
On July 7, 2019, The Avett Brothers celebrated their 25th appearance at Red Rocks. Now, that magical night is coming to WNMU-TV PBS! Part of RSVP 2020!

Saturday, September 5 at 9:30 pm ET

September 6-12

This American Land

This American Land
You can count on us to bring you original stories covering critical issues affecting America’s natural landscapes, waters, and wildlife.

Sundays at 10 am, begins September 6

Saving Lives: Preventing Youth Suicide

Saving Lives: Preventing Youth Suicide
Experts in the field–educators, counselors and the survivors of suicide–share their personal stories for an open and earnest conversation.

Sundays at 3 pm ET, begins September 6.

The Tenors: Fan Favorite

The Tenors Fan Favorites
Experience the soaring harmonies and timeless songs of the popular and prolific trio. Part of RSVP 2020!

Sunday, September 6 at 7 pm ET.

50 Years with Peter, Paul, and Mary

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. Part of RSVP 2020!

Sunday, September 6 at 8:30 pm ET.

By One Vote: Women Suffrage in the South

By One Vote Woman Suffrage in the South
In August 1920 in Nashville, TN, legislators cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving women in the United States the right to vote. This documentary chronicles events leading up to that turbulent, nail-biting showdown.

Sunday, September 6 at 10:30 pm ET.

Red, White and Rock (My Music)Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers and other legends for a 2002 patriotic tribute. Part of RSVP! 2020.  Saturday, June 6 at 5 pm ET.

Elinor Wonders Why Premiere
Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, introduces kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends.

Weekdays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, begins September 7.

Camille: The Original Monster Storm

Camille: The Original Monster Storm
Before Katrina, there was Camille. Take a look back at the original monster storm that ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969.

Monday, September 7 at 3 pm ET.

Dreams of Hope

Dreams of Hope
The story of a historic concert at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, more than 50 years after a hate crime there killed four African American girls. The performance features musical instruments that serve as symbols of hope – violins restored from Holocaust concentration camps.

Monday, September 7 at 9 pm ET.

POV Portraits and Dreams

POV
Portraits and Dreams
Former students reflect on visionary photos they made in the 1970s and their present lives.

Monday, September 7 at 10 pm ET. Repeats 9/8 at 2 am ET.

Public Eye News

Public Eye News Returns!
Get up-to-date local and national news, weather and sports from Northern Michigan University's student-produced daily newscast.

Tuesdays at 4 pm ET, begins September 8.

The Vote: American Experience Part 1

The Vote: American Experience
Part 1
Learn about the first generation of leaders in the decades-long battle to win the vote for women.

Tuesday, September 8 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/9 at 3 pm ET.

Frontline "Growing Up Poor"

Frontline
Growing Up Poor
The experience of child poverty against the backdrop of the pandemic and increasing racial tensions.

Tuesday, September 8 at 9 pm ET. .

Harbor in the Holocaust

Harbor from the Holocaust
In a Holocaust story of hope, 20,000 European Jews find refuge in Shanghai during World War II.

Tuesday, September 8 at 10 pm ET.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife
Arts at the parks, rebuilding a birding boardwalk, native grass prairie.

Wednesdays at 5 pm ET, begins September 9.

NOVA Human Nature

NOVA
Human Nature
Investigate the meteor strike that awed the world when it roared across Russian skies in 2013.

Wednesday, September 9 at 8 pm ET.

Hacking Your Mind "Living on Auto Pilot"

Hacking Your Mind
Living on Auto-Pilot
Take a trip around the world to discover how you go through life on auto-pilot, and get an auto-pilot owner's manual.

Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins September 9.

Ask the Doctors "General Health/COVID Update"

Ask the Doctors
General Health/COVID Update
The new season of Ask the Doctors kicks off with area physicians answering viewers' questions on the topics of COVID-19 and general health.

Thursdays at 8 pm ET, begins September 10. Repeats 9/11 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T "Three Oak Campus"

Professor T
Three Oak Campus
When a girl is raped on a university campus in circumstances identical to an unsolved 10-year-old incident, Professor T is called to help crack an impossible case.

Fridays at 9 pm ET, begins September 11.

Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women

Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women
The story of Carrie Chapman Catt, the women’s suffrage movement and the passing and ratification of the 19th amendment.

Friday, September 11 at 10 pm ET.

Neven's Irish Food Trails "Tipperary"

Neven's Irish Food Trails
Tipperary
In the first episode of his new series, chef Neven Maguire departs on his food trail by boat. Boarding the luxury hotel barge, The Shannon Princess, he sails from Lough Ree to Athlone and on to Clonmacnoise and while on board, Neven shows us his recipe for Pork Rogan Josh with Rice and Cucumber Rahita.

Saturdays at Noon ET, begins September 12.

Today's Wild West

Today’s Wild West
All aspects of the Western lifestyle - horses, ranches, artisans, people, places, adventure, history and the wilderness of the American West.

Saturdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins September 12.

September 13-19

Children's Crusade Revisited: Slaughterhouse-Five At 50

Children's Crusade Revisited: Slaughterhouse-Five At 50
Explore the impact of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five on American literature and culture.

Sunday, September 13 at 7 pm ET.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets

Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
Join the popular royal historian for an exclusive tour of London's most extraordinary palaces. Part of RSVP 2020!

Sunday, September 13 at 7:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/14 at Midnight ET.

Van Der Valk on MasterpieceLove in Amsterdam

Van Der Valk on Masterpiece
Love in Amsterdam
Art, politics and passion mix in a case that breaks in Piet's new assistant, Cloovers, and also prompts discord with police chief Dahlman. A bitter political campaign counts down to a fateful election.

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins September 13.

American Woodshop "The Harvest Table"

American Woodshop
The Harvest Table
Wide Walnut planks make for a very down home feeling.

Mondays at 5:30 pm ET, begins September 14. Repeats 9/19 at 8 am ET.

POV Love Child

POV Love Child
A political love story about Leila, her secret love, Sahand, and their escape from Iran.

Monday, September 14 at 10 pm ET. Repeats 9/16 at 3 am ET.

The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower

The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower
Ambassador and former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Robin Raphel; international spokesman Raza Bokhari; and former Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson discuss.

Tuesdays at 6 pm ET, begins September 15. Repeats 9/16 at 12:30 am ET.

Vote: American Experience Part 2

Vote: American Experience
Part 2
Explore the tactics used by a new generation of leaders determined to win the vote for women.

Tuesday, September 15 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/16 at 3 pm ET.

Frontline "Policing the Police 2020"

Frontline
Policing the Police 2020
Race, policing, and the struggle to hold departments accountable.

Tuesday, September 15 at 9 pm ET.

Building the American Dream

Building The American Dream
Travel to Texas, where immigrant construction workers are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. Across the state, there's an unprecedented building boom, fueled by Latino laborers with little or no rights

Tuesday, September 15 at 10 pm ET.

Islands of Wonder "Madagascar"

Islands of Wonder
Madagascar
Explore Madagascar, the oldest island on Earth, where life has evolved in strange and unique ways.

Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, begins September 16.

NOVA "Secret Mind of Slime"

NOVA
Secret Mind of Slime
Meet slime molds: brainless blobs that can learn, make decisions and navigate mazes.

Wednesday, September 16 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 9/17 at 3 pm ET.

Hacking Your Mind "Weapons of Influence"

Hacking Your Mind
Weapons of Influence
See how politicians, social media companies and corporate marketers use big data to hack your auto-pilot decision making system, and learn how to defend yourself.

Wednesday, September 16 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers

Ask the Lawyers
September 2020
Area attorneys answer phoned-in questions from viewers.

Thursday, September 17 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/18 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T "A Fatal Mistake"

Professor T
A Fatal Mistake
Professor T is summoned to help solve a double poisoning case at the university, to the horror of Chief Inspector Rabet, who is yet to be convinced by Professor T's controversial ways.

Friday, September 18 at 9 pm ET.

Art in the Twenty-First Century "London"

Art in the Twenty-First Century
London
See how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists. Their art rethinks the past, subverts tradition, and is as layered, diverse and dynamic as the centuries-old city in which these artists live.

Fridays at 10 pm ET, begins September 18.

September 20-26

Campaign of Miner Bo

Campaign of Miner Bo
After his conversation with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton goes viral and makes him one of the faces of the 2016 election, unemployed coal miner Bo Copley runs for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia. But without much money or experience, he quickly discovers that being a politician is harder than it looks.

Sunday, September 20 at 7 pm ET.

Last Tango in Halifax Season 4 "Ep. 1"

Last Tango in Halifax Season 4
Ep. 1
Seven years into their marriage, Alan and Celia don't see eye to eye. Alan's brother, Ted, plans to visit from New Zealand. Tempers get frayed when money becomes the topic of conversation at Caroline and Gillian's birthday celebration.

Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins September 20. Repeats 9/21 at Midnight ET.

Van Der Valk on Masterpiece "Only in Amsterdam"

Van Der Valk on Masterpiece
Only in Amsterdam
A mysterious death leads investigators into a world of mysticism, alchemy and the occult.

Sunday, September 20 at 9 pm ET.

Canada Files "Margaret Atwood"

Canada Files
Margaret Atwood
Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaids Tale and The Testaments, in conversation with Host Jim Deeks.

Sundays at 11 pm ET, begins September 20. Repeats 9/23 at 5:30 pm ET.

The Hook

The Hook
Go behind the scenes with chef Ricky at his Durham restaurant, Saltbox Seafood Joint, to highlight the seafood traditions of North Carolina's coastline and celebrate the contributions of black chefs and fishermen to coastal food culture.

Monday, September 21 at 9 pm ET.

POV "In My Blood It Runs"

POV
In My Blood It Runs
Peek into the life of Dujuan, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy growing up in Alice Springs, Australia.

Monday, September 21 at 10 pm ET. Repeats 9/22 at 2 am ET.

Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope

Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope
Taiwan - Mountain Beauty, Villages & Cultures - Part 1
Joseph explores Taiwan’s most stunning natural attraction and national park which highlights the mountain beauty, villages and cultures of Ilha Formosa.

Tuesdays at 5 pm ET, begins September 22. Repeats 9/29 at 5 pm ET.

The Vote: American Experience "Part 3"

Vote: American Experience
Part 3
Discover how racism impacted women's fight for the vote during the final years of the campaign.

Tuesday, September 22 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/23 at 3 pm ET.

Frontline "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden"

Frontline
The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
A two-hour documentary telling the story of a deeply divided nation though the lives of the two men who want to lead it.

Tuesday, September 22 at 9 pm ET.

Islands of Wonder "Borneo"

Islands of Wonder
Borneo
On the island of Borneo, the struggles to survive are the secret to its great diversity of life.

Wednesday, September 23 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA "How Writing Changed The World"

NOVA
How Writing Changed The World
The evolution of writing and the first alphabet tells the story of civilization.

Wednesday, September 23 at 9 pm ET. Repeats 9/24 at 3 pm ET.

Hacking Your Mind "Us vs. Them"

Hacking Your Mind
Us vs. Them
Discover how the auto-pilot biases we all experience fuel our nation's divisions, see how authoritarians can hack them and find out how to overcome them.

Wednesday, September 23 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the DNR "Bird Hunting, Youth Hunt, Pre-Deer Season, Fall Fishing"

Ask the DNR
Bird Hunting, Youth Hunt, Pre-Deer Season, Fall Fishing
Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions about fall outdoor activities from viewers.

Thursday, September 24 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/25 at 3 pm ET.

Professor T "The Inspection"

Professor T
The Inspection
The murder of the chairwoman of the school's inspection team during a robbery shocks the campus, yet Professor T is convinced the case is more complex than it appears.

Friday, September 25 at 9 pm ET.

Art in the Twenty-First Century "Beijing"

Art in the Twenty-First Century
Beijing
Witness the maturing of this unique contemporary-art hub and meet the artists who call it home. Beijing's recent economic boom makes it fertile ground for art, and artists have responded to its relentless evolution with urgency and ambition.

Friday, September 25 at 10 pm ET.

September 27-30

Great Lakes Now Series "Water Damage"

Great Lakes Now Series
Water Damage
Large-scale dairy and animal farms fuel the annual toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie – are regulation loopholes contributing? Record-high water levels are costing lakefront towns millions of dollars, and the Midland dam breach came after years of warning from regulators.

Sunday, September 27 at 3:30 pm ET.

Library of Congress National Book Festival Celebration

Library of Congress National Book Festival Celebration
This year's festival features the creativity and inspiration of some of the nation’s most gifted authors in a reimagined virtual festival the weekend of Sept. 25-27.

Sunday, September 27 at 6 pm ET.

Last Tango in Halifax "Ep. 2"

Last Tango in Halifax
Ep. 2
Ted's arrival from New Zealand raises questions. Gillian has trouble with a giraffe. Sunday, September 27 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/28 at Midnight ET.

Van Der Valk on Masterpiece "Death in Amsterdam"

Van Der Valk on Masterpiece
Death in Amsterdam
A murdered fashion vlogger stars in his final video feed.

Sunday, September 27 at 9 pm ET.

Canada Files "Dr. David Suzuki"

Canada Files
Dr. David Suzuki
The environmentalist and Host of The Nature of Things, chats with Canada Files’ Jim Deeks.

Sunday, September 27 at 11 pm ET. Repeats 9/30 at 5:30 pm ET.

Blood Sugar Rising

Blood Sugar Rising
Diabetes is an epidemic that affects 100 million Americans, costing over $350 billion annually. Explore the history and science of this hidden crisis and meet some of the faces behind the statistics whose stories bring insights and hope.

Monday, September 28 at 9 pm ET.

Vote: American Experience Part 4

Vote: American Experience
Part 4
Meet the unsung women whose tireless work banned discrimination at U.S. polls on the basis of sex.

Tuesday, September 29 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/30 at 3 pm ET.

PBS Newshour: A Special Report "2020 Presidential Debate"

PBS Newshour: A Special Report
2020 Presidential Debate
PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.

Tuesday, September 29 at 9 pm ET.

Laura Flanders Show "Disability Justice"

Laura Flanders Show
Disability Justice
Laura Flanders interviews two artists whose work illustrates how difference and neurodiversity make art and society richer and much more interesting.

Wednesdays at 6 pm ET, begins September 30.

Islands of Wonder "Hawaii"

Islands of Wonder
Hawaii
The most remote island chain on Earth, Hawaii is a haven for wildlife that travels to its shores.

Wednesday, September 30 at 8 pm ET.

NOVA "How Printing Changed The World"

NOVA
How Printing Changed The World
The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.

Wednesday, September 30 at 9 pm ET.

Hacking Your Mind "The Wings of Angels"

Hacking Your Mind
The Wings of Angels
Find out why hacking for good may be the most important scientific discovery of this century, and learn how to hack your mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends.

Wednesday, September 30 at 10 pm ET.