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.
Future of Work
The New Industrial Revolution
Illuminates disruptions to the world of work, with the pandemic a new driver of change.
Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, begins September 1.
Copper, Iron & Gold: Upper Michigan’s Legacy
Interviews with descendants of early miners and historians discussing the rich mining heritage of the Upper Peninsula and telling the story of a human legacy that’s more precious than the minerals mined.
Thursday, September 2 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/3 at 3 pm ET.
Solid State Minnesota's High-Tech History
Minnesota is the land of abundant natural resources, known for clear waters, fertile soil, and lush forests. But Minnesota was also home to the world’s most high-tech computer industry for decades. How did all of this end up here and why did it thrive? And what of the high-tech economy now?
Saturday, September 4 at 2 pm ET.
Babe Ruth at Sing Sing
A documentary about an exhibition game that Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees played against the inmates of Sing Sing prison in 1929.
Sunday, September 5 at 7 pm ET. .
Arthur's First Day
It's finally the first day of fourth grade and Arthur couldn't be more excited - until he learns Buster is in another class! Meanwhile, D.W. is nervous for her first day of kindergarten. Will Arthur and D.W. be able to make new friends?
Monday, September 6 at 8:30 am ET.
Travels with Darley
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Explore the unique culture, food and history of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, otherwise known as the UP, including lighthouses, local food and brew pubs and parks in Sault Ste Marie, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace.
Tuesday, September 7 at 5 pm ET.
Future of Work
How can we predict job growth, training needs and role of education to prepare for future work?
Wednesday, September 8 at 10 pm ET.
Ask the Doctors
Area physicians visit WNMU-TV to kick off the 2021-22 season of Ask the.. and answer phoned-in general health questions from viewers.
Thursdays at 8 pm ET, begins September 9. Repeats 9/10 at 3 pm ET.
Follow seven young people whose fathers died on 9/11 as they come of age in a divided America.
Friday, September 10 at 10 pm ET.
Open A Book, Open The World
The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Enjoy highlights from this year's National Book Festival with a celebratory sense of renewal.
Sunday, September 12 at 6 pm ET.
A Dream in Doubt
Sikh Americans living in Phoenix, AZ, a close-knit community of families, experienced a wave of frightening hate crimes in the aftermath of 9/11.
Sunday, September 12 at 7 pm ET.
Sandra Day O’Connor: The First
Discover the story of the Supreme Court’s first female justice. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, she was the deciding vote in cases on some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.
Monday, September 13 at 9 pm ET.
Jim Crow of The North
Explore the origins of housing segregation, examining how racist real estate covenants set the stage for loan refusals, or redlining, in the U.S.
Tuesday, September 14 at 9 pm ET.
18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre
Learn how did one prayer, the Kol Nidre, become so important to one people, the Jews—and then to the world?
Wednesday, September 15 at 3 pm ET.
Future of Work
Changing Work, Changing Workers
As jobs change, will we enter a "post-work" era or see increased inequities in how we make a living?
Wednesday, September 15 at 10 pm ET.
Polka Across America
Members of a popular Ohio polka band spotlight entertaining polka musicians, with each performance serving as a musical postcard from around the country.
Friday, September 17 at 10 pm ET.
Looking Over Jordan African Americans and The War
Highlighting the African American experience in Tennessee during and after the war through in-depth interviews with Civil War scholars, historical reenactments, and moving songs of faith and hope that made life bearable.
Sunday, September 19 at 7:30 pm ET.
A layered conversation on completion, release, stewardship, and finding purpose in the shifting mystery of life. In our fast-paced, online-driven world, it provides an opportunity to slow down and ask ourselves what really matters and what are we leaving behind?
Sunday, September 19 at 10:30 pm ET.
Jerusalem The Bridge to Peace
With the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians continuing to rage with seeming no permanent resolution in sight, this historic film offers both great insight into the conflict but above all points the way toward a lasting peace.
Tuesday, September 21 at 10 pm ET.
Climate of the Hominins
The story of a new research project in Kenya and Ethiopia that aims to find answers to the question: What role did the climate play in human evolution?
Wednesday, September 22 at 10 pm ET.
Eric Andersen’s 50-plus-year creative journey through the highs and lows of critical success and multiple career setbacks.
Friday, September 24 at 10 pm ET.
Roadtrip Nation Skill Powered
Follow three young adults as they shadow people across the country who are forging their own ways within their trades.
Saturday, September 25 at 8 pm ET. Repeats 9/27 at 3 pm ET.
A Forgotten Past
Solomon Juxon-Smith is a New York City grocery store worker and political refugee, who's father was the head of state in Sierra Leone. A Forgotten Past tells the story of how Solomon and his family went from West African ruling class, to disappearing into com-pletely new anonymous lives in Staten Island.
Saturday, September 25 at 9 pm ET.
Voice for the Rivers
Profiling four riverkeepers: dedicated scientists, environmental activists, educators, volunteers, and advocates who work daily to protect and restore the rivers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Sunday, September 26 at 9:30 am ET.
American Stories: Race Amity and the Other Traditions
Rev. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Explore the relationship and moral/spiritual partnership of two men that inspired their own cultural and racial communities and others to advocacy for access, equity, and social justice in America.
Sundays at 2:30 pm ET, begins September 26.
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 from viewers.
Thursday, September 30 at 8 pm ET.