September 2019 Program HighlightsAll programs air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.
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Media Meet: Skill Trades Gap
A review of skilled trades issues across the state and region, with an update on work programs and education initiatives designed to address them.
Sunday, September 1 at 2:30 pm ET.
The Road to Andersonville: Michigan Native American Sharpshooters in the Civil War
The first film to document the story of Michigan's Native Americans in the Civil War who served in Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters.
Sunday, September 1 at 3 pm ET.
Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece
Devastated at her husband's death, Alison learns there was more to Alec than she realized.
Sunday, September 1 at 8-10 pm. Repeats 9/2 at Midnight ET.
Clear-eyed and intimate, this film offers an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us.
Monday, September 2 at 10 pm ET.
Go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century.
Tuesday, September 3 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/4 at Midnight ET.
“Trump’s Trade War”
The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade.
Tuesday, September 3 at 10 pm ET.
Learn how every day brings new challenges for baby animals. Wednesday, September 4 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/11 at 3 pm ET.
A natural history exploration of Australia's magical coasts and islands.
Wednesday, September 4 at 10 pm ET.
A look at how design and invention can be used to solve problems that plague the world.
Thursday, September 5 at 8 pm & Friday, September 6 at 3pm
Watch an epic drama about the 1666 Great Fire of London, when the city burned for four days.
Thursdays at 10 pm ET, begins September 5.
Today’s Wild West:
Western Wickenburg, Az
Discover all aspects of the Western lifestyle--people, places, adventure, history and the wilderness of the American West.
Saturdays at 4:30 pm ET, begins September 7.
Media Meet: Vatican Science
An oldie but goody. A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican.
Saturday, September 7 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/8 at 2:30 pm ET.
PBS Previews: Country Music
Meet the filmmakers and go behind the scenes of Ken Burns's sweeping new series.
Sunday, September 8 at 10 pm ET.
Explore what the workforce of tomorrow will look like and what employers need to do now to adapt and prepare for the future.
Sunday, September 8 at 10:30 pm ET.
The three-part program tells the story of the emperor’s life and the Heisei period of his reign from 1989 to 2019.
3-part series, Monday, September 9 at Midnight.
Monday, September 9 at 1 am ET.
An East Java village seeks reparations from the corporation that buried the town in mud.
Monday, September 9 at 10 pm ET. Repeats 9/10 at 2 am ET.
Explore the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures. Tuesday, September 10 at 8 pm ET.
Tuesday, September 10 at 10 pm ET.
Join the babies as they venture away from their mothers and out on their own.
Wednesday, September 11 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/18 at 3 pm ET.
An exploration of Australia's wildlife that have adapted to live in the human environment.
Wednesday, September 11 at 10 pm ET.
As the inferno spreads rapidly, Thomas’ sister-in-law, Sarah, is imprisoned in Newgate.
Thursday, September 12 at 10 pm ET.
Discover the life of charismatic Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia, known for his versatile roles.
Friday, September 13 at 9 pm ET.
A discussion of hiring trends and job issues for college graduates with Michigan State University ‘Collegiate Employment Research Institute’ Director Philip Gardener, who is also an expert on Millennials in the workplace.
Saturday, September 14 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/15 at 2:30 pm ET.
Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
Bringing to life recent scientific research revealing how early experiences can alter brain architecture and development.
Saturday, September 14 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/16 at 3 pm ET.
Country Music: The Rub (Beginnings -1933)
Learn how so-called "hillbilly music" reaches new listeners and launches its first stars' careers.
Sunday, September 15 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/15 at 10 pm ET.
Country Music: Hard Times
Watch Nashville transform into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing. Pictured: Hank Williams
Monday, September 16 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/16 at 10 pm ET.
Country Music: The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953)
Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare, Hank Williams.
Tuesday, September 17 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/17 at 10 pm ET.
Country Music: I Can't Stop Loving You (1953 -1963)
Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom in Nashville.
Pictured: Dolly Parton
Wednesday, September 18 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/18 at 10 pm ET.
Great Fire: Part 3
As fire rages, the king is informed of a Catholic plot against him, allegedly led by his brother.
Thursday, September 19 at 10 pm ET.
Great Performances: Now Hear This
Explore Italy and discover how composer Vivaldi sparked a new era of music. Maestro Scott Yoo hosts.
Friday, September 20 at 9 pm ET.
Voces on PBS
Meet an ex-gang member who works with young people who have been "pushed out" of school. Fridays at 10 pm ET, begins September 20.
A look at the popularity and influence of Social Media in public and private life.
Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/22 at 2:30 pm ET.
Four young people navigate various mental health challenges including assault, bullying, incarceration and discrimination.
Saturday, September 21 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/23 at 3 pm ET.
A stark yet hopeful look into a new movement in the mental health community, focusing on First Episode Psychosis (FEP) early treatment programs that are literally saving young lives. Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/23 at 3:30 pm ET.
This week, Red gets a bunch of free cell phones and tries to make them work. ONLY on WMNU-TV!
Saturday, September 21 at 10 pm ET. Repeats 9/22 at 2 pm ET.
Country Music: The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968)
See how new country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Sunday, September 22 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/22 at 10 pm ET.
Country Music: Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 -1972)
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Monday, September 23 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/23 at 10 pm ET.
Great Lakes Now: Episode 6
Learn how locals enjoy, study, work on and experience the world’s largest supply of surface freshwater. (Monthly Series)
Tuesday, September 24 at 5 pm.
Country Music: Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new "Outlaw" sound.
Pictured: Waylon Jennings
Tuesday, September 24 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/24 at 10:30 pm ET.
The Ethanol Effect
This show investigates the human, environmental and political costs of growing and refining corn for ethanol in America.
Wednesday, September 25 at 3 pm ET.
Country Music: Don't Get Above Your Raisin (1984 -1996)
Learn how country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Wednesday, September 25 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/25 at 10 pm ET.
Voces On PBS
The Haunting and Forgotten Story of Maria Moreno, an Eloquent Migrant Mother Who Became an Outspoken Leader for Farmworker Rights.
Friday, September 27 at 10 pm ET.
Thank You For Coming tells a story about nature, nurture, and one woman's desire to connect with her roots.
Saturday, September 28 at 8 pm ET.
Great Performances: Now Hear This
Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach's works for solo violin. Maestro Scott Yoo hosts.
Sunday, September 29 at 2 am ET.
A mysterious new guest places Louisa's boarding house under police scrutiny.
Sundays at 8 pm ET, begins September 29.
Learn how victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco are fighting a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity.
Monday, September 30 at 10 pm ET.