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September 2022

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.

September 1-3

Fossil Country

Fossil Country
Hardscrabble fossil hunters in Wyoming make astounding discoveries that change what we know about the earth’s history.   

Thursday, September 1 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/2 at 3 pm ET.

Seaside Hotel

Footprints from the Sea

Mrs. Andersen has been ill and is staying with Fie's father. 

Friday, September 2 at 9 pm ET.

September 4-10

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.  

Sunday, September 4 at 7 pm ET.

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family

Desire

Meet a sophisticated Anne Boleyn as she returns from France and dazzles the Tudor court.

Sunday, September 4 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/5 at Midnight.

Guilt season 2

Episode 3

Suspicions fly among Jake, Angie, Max and Sheila. Who is hiding what?

Sunday, September 4 at 9 pm ET.

Lucy Worsley Investigates

Princes in the Tower

Come along as Lucy Worsley uncovers what really happened to the Princes in the Tower.

Sunday, September 4 at 10 pm ET.

Building The American Dream

Building The American Dream
Follow immigrant construction workers in Texas organizing for safer and fairer working conditions.  

Monday, September 5 at 9 pm ET.

POV "Love & Stuff"

POV
Love & Stuff
Experience a multigenerational love story about what it is we really need to leave our children.  

Monday, September 5 at 10 pm ET.

Frontline "Lies, Politics and Democracy"

Frontline

Lies, Politics and Democracy

The political leaders and choices they made that have undermined and threatened American democracy. How officials fed lies about the 2020 election and embraced rhetoric that led to political violence.  

Tuesday, September 6 at 9 pm ET.

Nature

Undercover in the Jungle

Go undercover in the untouched Amazon jungle to meet some of the most incredible creatures.

Wednesday, September 7 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/14 at 3 pm ET.

NOVA

A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.

Wednesday, September 7 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 9/8 at 3 pm ET.

American Experience

The Big Burn

Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.  

Wednesday, September 7 at 10 pm ET.

Ask the.. Experts

Ask the... Doctors

Allergies & General Health

Ask the.. Experts returns! Area medical professionals visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions from viewers. Get your questions answered LIVE by calling (906) 227-9668.  

Thursdays at 8 pm ET, begins September 8.

Seaside Hotel

A Midsummer’s Night

It's the summer of 1931, and the newspapers are full of articles about the world's crises.

Friday, September 9 at 9 pm ET.

Job Centered Learning

Many economists, business owners, and labor leaders have raised alarm about a rising skills gap in the United States between the jobs that are available and those with the skills needed to fill them. Job Centered Learning, a new hour long documentary by Bob Gliner takes a critical look at the wide range of career education some high schools are offering as a way of both closing this gap as well as making education more meaningful and relevant for students. 

Saturday, September 10 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/12 at 3 pm ET.

September 11-17

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Enjoy a fun-filled trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes as retired Park Ranger Kristen Hintz explores this area of Michigan National Lakeshore with the WGVU Adventure Team.  Both educational and entertaining, this program will make you feel like you have visited Sleeping Bear Dunes without ever leaving your living room. Don't be surprised if you're inspired to take a trip of your own!  

Sunday, September 11 at 3:30 pm ET.

When My Time Comes

NPR’s Diane Rehm explores the right-to-die movement in America.

Sunday, September 11 at 7 pm ET.

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family

The Fall

Follow Anne's journey as she becomes queen and changes the course of British history.

Sunday, September 11 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/12 at Midnight ET.

Guilt season 2

Episode 4

As the cover-up verges on collapse, Max tries a desperate gamble.

Sunday, September 11 at 9 pm ET.

Lucy Worsley Investigates

Madness of King George

Take a closer look at George III and how a tale of mental illness changed Britain.

 Sunday, September 11 at 10 pm ET.

The Erie Situation

The Erie Situation
A film about the toxic mix of big agriculture, politics and water security rights.  

Monday, September 12 at 9 pm ET.

Independent Lens

Hazing

Hazing reveals the tradition of underground rituals that are abusive and sometimes deadly.

Monday, September 12 at 10 pm ET.

Facing Suicide

Facing Suicide

Explore the powerful stories of those impacted by suicide—one of America's most urgent health crises—alongside leading researchers uncovering insights for better prevention and treatment. Together, they offer a message of hope and healing.

The Lost Grave of James Coryell
Archaeology, technology, and the memories of a formerly enslaved man guide a journey into the past. A combination of legend, science, and discovery work to uncover the mysterious resting place of James Coryell, Texas Ranger.  

Tuesday, September 13 at 10:30 pm ET.

Nature

The Leopard Legacy

Mother leopard Olimba proves her ability as a skilled hunter as she stalks baboons. Follow the story of a leopard mother as she raises her cubs near the Luangwa River.  

Wednesday, September 14 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/21 at 3 pm ET.

Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride

Lion The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride
Follow the epic story of the Marsh pride of lions as it battles for survival in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve, charting the rise and fall of the pride, which has been documented by the BBC for over 30 years.  

Wednesday, September 14 at 9 pm ET.

NOVA

Nature's Fear Factor

Can bringing predators—and fear—back into an ecosystem help restore its natural balance?

Wednesday, September 14 at 10:30 pm ET.

Ask the Lawyers

Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the WNMU-TV studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast.   

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

Roadtrip Nation Serving Change
Together, our collective voices and actions can shape the future–and public service is a space where you can find a unique path committed to the change you want to see. Follow three young people eager to explore fulfilling career paths in the public service sector. Along the way, they discover there are seemingly limitless ways to serve their communities and make a positive difference in the wider world. 

Saturdays at 8:30 pm ET, begins September 17.

Seaside Hotel "The Curse of Weyse"

Seaside Hotel

The Curse of Weyse

Fie’s younger sister Ane has arrived at the hotel after being fired by the priest’s wife.

Friday, September 16 at 9 pm ET.

September 18-24

Sharing Butte Creek

Sharing Butte Creek
An incredible story of positive environmental change in Northern California. More than a hundred years of human development transformed the natural environment obliterating the natural wetlands that once were all around. But immense effort over the last thirty years driven by unbelievable partnerships has brought back robust bird populations and salmon runs. Butte Creek is today a potent model for conservation across California and the nation.  

Sunday, September 18 at 10 am ET.

From Moccasins to Main Street A Journey Down The Old Chicago Road

From Moccasins to Main Street A Journey Down The Old Chicago Road
It began as a Native American foot trail. It later became a military road connecting Fort Detroit to Fort Dearborn in Chicago. It was traveled by explorers, missionaries and fur trappers, and once was the primary route for those heading west for new land. This is a journey down the Old Chicago Road.   

Sunday, September 18 at 3 pm ET.

The U.S. and the Holocaust

The Golden Door (Beginnings - 1938)

Examine the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south.  

Sunday, September 18 at 8 & 10:30 pm ET. Repeats 9/19 at 9:30 pm ET.

From Moccasins to Main Street A Journey Down The Old Chicago Road

State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day
Highlights from BBC's coverage of Queen Elizabeth's funeral events.

Monday, September 19 at 8 pm ET.

Canyons & Ice: The Last Run of Dick Griffith

Canyons & Ice The Last Run of Dick Griffith
Dick Griffith has walked and boated thousands of miles through Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the American West - most of it by himself . Now, in his 90th year on Earth, the world’s greatest adventurer takes one last ride through the Grand Canyon.  

Tuesday, September 20 at 3 pm ET.  Repeats 9/24 at 9:30 pm ET.

The U.S. and the Holocaust

Yearning to Breathe Free (1938 - 1942)

As the war begins, some Americans work tirelessly to help refugees, while others remain indifferent.

Tuesday, September 20 at 8 pm & 10:30 pm ET.

The U.S. and the Holocaust

The Homeless, The Tempest-Tossed (1942 - )

'Just enjoy your carefree life while you can.' Examine the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south.  

Wednesday, September 21 at 8  & 10:30 pm ET.

Ask the Doctors: Sports Medicine

Ask the Doctors
Sports Medicine
Area medical professionals visit WNMU-TV to answer phoned-in questions from viewers. Get your questions answered LIVE by calling (906) 227-9668.  

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

Seaside Hotel

A Madhouse

Ane is dying to go to Hotel Udsigten to watch Jesper perform but Fie won’t let her.

Friday, September 23 at 9 pm ET. 

September 25-30

Great Lakes Now Series: Poisonous Ponds: Tackling a Toxic Legacy

Great Lakes Now

Poisonous Ponds: Tackling Toxic Coal Ash

Investigating the complicated policy and impacts of coal ash in the Great Lakes through the student reporting initiative, “Poisonous Ponds: Tackling Toxic Coal Ash.” Coal ash threats on Lake Michigan, ideas for beneficial reuse and more in this special collaboration with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

Sunday, September 25 at 3:30 pm ET.

Gini in the Time of COVID-19

A documentary about structural economic inequalities in America magnified by the COVID-19 Pandemic.    

Sunday, September 25 at 7 pm ET.

Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Black Death

Lucy Worsley Investigates

The Black Death

How did the Black Death change Britain? Lucy Worsley examines the latest science and explores how the vast death toll affected religious beliefs, class structure, work and women.  

Sunday, September 25 at 8 pm ET.  Repeats 9/26 at Midnight ET.

Van der Valk, Season 2: Plague on Amsterdam

Van der Valk, Season 2
Plague on Amsterdam
Van der Valk is called in to investigate the grisly and theatrical murder of a lawyer.   

Sundays at 9 pm ET, begins September 25.

Facing Suicide: Town Hall September 27 at 7/6c
POV "Delikado"

POV
Delikado
Follow ecological crusaders protecting the island of Palawan, one of Asia's tourist hotspots.  

Monday, September 26 at 10 pm ET.

American Experience

The American Diplomat

Three Black diplomats who broke racial barriers at the State Department during Cold War.

Tuesday, September 27 at 9 pm ET.

American Experience

The Codebreaker

The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst.

Tuesday, September 27 at 10 pm ET.

Rivers of Life Season 2

Zembezi

This is the story of the people and wildlife of the Zambezi, Africa’s wildest river.  

Wednesdays at 8 pm ET, begins September 28.

NOVA Saving Venice

NOVA
Saving Venice
Rising seas threaten the survival of Venice. Can innovative engineering projects save it?  

Wednesday, September 28 at 9 pm ET.  Repeats 9/29 at 3 pm ET.

Wild Weather

Watch a series of brave, ambitious experiments that illustrate how weather works.

Wednesday, September 28 at 10 pm ET.  Repeats 9/29 at 3 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 from viewers on topics including bird hunting, youth hunt, pre-deer season, fishing and more.  

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

Classic Film of the month

Twist of Fate

An actress living on the Riviera discovers her husband-to-be is a dangerous criminal. This  1954 classic stars Ginger Rogers and Herbot Lom.   

Friday, September 30 at 9 pm ET.