January 2018 Program Highlights
All programs highlighted air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.

Pictured: Christiane Amanpour Amanpour on PBS
Featuring conversations about important global issues, CNN's Christiane Amanpour joins a stable of trusted news and public affairs programs on public television.
Monday-Friday at 11 pm ET







Pictured: Katty Kay, Host of BEYOND 100 DAYS. Beyond 100 Days
The acclaimed BBC World News nightly public affairs show, hosted by Katty Kay in the United States and Christian Fraser in the UK, comes to PBS. With President Trump making headlines each day in the White House, the UK rapidly moving towards its exit from the EU and nearly daily tensions as North Korea tests its long-range missiles, BEYOND 100 DAYS cuts to the heart of the seismic stories changing the global political landscape. Watch Monday-Thursday at 11:30 pm, with a special BBC World News program in this timeslot on Friday.
Monday-Thursday at 11:30 pm ET



Thursday

Pictured: Program title graphic Ask the Certified Financial Planners
During this live broadcast professionals from the Financial Planning Association of Michigan answer calls from viewers about personal finances, financial strategies and financial services. Host g.g.gordon welcomes guests Dennis Roubal, from Financial Growth Concepts Marquette; Paul Hein, from Sagepoint Financial Marquette; and Jesse Bell, from Bell Financial with Commonwealth Network in Ishpeming.
Thursday, January 4 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/5 at Noon ET





Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“2017 Year in Review”

A panel of area journalists looks back on the year's key news stories. Guests: WLUC-TV6 News Director Steve Asplund and Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala.
Saturday, January 6 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/7 at 2:30 pm ET






Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Calumet vs Brimley; Escanaba vs Rudyard”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 40th Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, January 6 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/8 at Noon ET




Sunday

Pictured: Program title graphic Close to Home
Cancer Survivorship follows physicians and their patients through their cancer battles, exploring themes of fear, hope, faith, journey, advocacy, and care-giving. Witness intimate stories of cancer survivors. These individuals and their families have inspired us with their candor and wisdom to provide comfort to those on the journey through cancer.
Sundays at 11 pm ET, begins January 7
Repeats 1/9 at 2:30 pm ET





Monday

Pictured: Antiques Roadshow 20th season logo Antiques Roadshow
“Harrisburg (1)”

Celebrate ROADSHOW’s new season with a first-time visit to Harrisburg. Treasures include a Pennsylvania Dutch coffeepot, an 1892 H. F. Farny painting, and a René Lalique necklace. Which is valued at $200,000-$300,000 during an emotional appraisal?
Monday, January 8 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/9 at Noon ET





Pictured: Jennifer Brea. Independent Lens
“Unrest”

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. This week, follow filmmaker Jennifer Brea's struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and meet others coping with this often-devastating and little-understood condition in this intimate documentary.
Monday, January 8 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/9 at 1 pm ET



Tuesday

Pictured: President Roosevelt pointing at a map of South America towards the area explored during the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition in Brazil. Into the Amazon: American Experience
Discover the remarkable story of the perilous 1914 journey of Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Wagner Moura.
Tuesday, January 9 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/10 at 1 pm ET







Wednesday

Pictured: Janna Levin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University, standing in front of the star machine. NOVA
“Black Hole Apocalypse”

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe. Pictured: Janna Levin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University, standing in front of the star machine.
Wednesday, January 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/11 at Noon ET




Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“Orthopedic Medicine”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Timothy Neuschwander, Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine; and Dr. Jason Doppelt, Orthopedic Surgery. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, January 11 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/12 at Noon ET






Pictured: USAF Omaha Drill. After Ebola: Preparing for a Pandemic
The most contagious and deadly diseases in the world could be on our doorstep overnight. Would we recognize the symptoms? Could we treat the disease or keep it from spreading? An elite, specially trained group at the University of Nebraska Medical Center mobilized to face this reality late in the summer of 2014, when three patients infected with the Ebola virus were transferred to the hospital for treatment. The unit spent 10 years preparing for patients with dangerous, highly contagious diseases, but this was no dress rehearsal. It was a worst-case scenario – with possible deadly consequences. We examine preparedness and planning for a potential pandemic requiring quarantine and containment and lessons learned when those plans were put into action.
Thursday, January 11 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/12 at 2 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Honoree Tony Bennett with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden as she presents the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
A tribute to Tony Bennett, featuring Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, Savion Glover, Josh Groban, Wé McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Williams, Wynton Marsalis and host Bruce Willis. Pictured: Tony Bennett with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
Friday, January 12 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/16 at 1 pm ET





Pictured: Cary Hoffman graphic My Sinatra: A Musical Tribute
New York crooner, Cary Hoffman celebrates Frank Sinatra's classic period from 1953 to the early 60's rendering such classics as “I've Got the World on a String,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “That's Life,” “Night and Day,” “One For My Baby,” and of course, “My Way.”
Friday, January 12 at 10:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/17 at 2 pm ET






Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Managing Utilities”

Michigan Public Service Commissioner Norm Saari discusses the changing landscape of electric utilities, including resource planning, distributed generation and related topics. (Repeat from October)
Saturday, January 13 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/14 at 2:30 pm ET






Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Westwood vs Gwinn; Hurley vs West Iron County”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 40th Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/15 at Noon ET




Pictured: Jason Isbell Austin City Limits
“Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit/Amanda Shires”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. This week: Savor the best in Americana with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires. Isbell and his band showcase their acclaimed roots rock from The Nashville Sound. Singer/songwriter/violinist Shires unveils her distinctive take on country music from My Piece of Land.
Saturday, January 13 at 11 pm ET



Sunday

Pictured: Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece
“A Soldier's Daughter/The Green-Eyed Monster”

Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg, who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s dashing consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as the smoldering Lord Melbourne.
Sundays at 9 pm, January 14 - February 25
Repeats Mondays at 1 pm ET



Pictured: Program title graphic Close to Home
“Street Medicine”

Close to Home: Street Medicine shares stories of people struggling with homelessness and follows a Street Medicine team as they administer health care services. The program provides viewers with a glimpse of the complexities the homeless population faces. This moving film gives voice to various service providers and patients, exploring themes of Journey, Survival, Hope and Recovery.
Sunday, January 14 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 1/16 at 2:30 pm ET




Monday

Pictured: Program title graphic Odd Squad: World Turned Odd
Enjoy a brand new ODD SQUAD special. When Oona, Olympia and Otis accidentally change the past, they undo every odd case Odd Squad ever solved. Curriculum: 3D shapes, sound, color, shape, letter and number patterns, skip counting and operations patterns
Monday, January 15 at 8 am ET
Repeats 1/19 at 8 am ET






Pictured: James Baldwin in the crowd. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 28 August 1963 Independent Lens
“I Am Not Your Negro”

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. This week, watch a film that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 15 at 9 pm ET



Pictured: (L-R):  First catch with veteran Rudy Watt and angler Neal Stark. Rudy and Neal Go Fishing
Angler Neal Stark helps veterans by taking them out fishing in South Florida's beautiful waters. Neal's calm demeanor and supportive approach enable Rudy Watt, a U.S. Army veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, to spend a relaxing day out on a boat and enjoy time with his companion.
Monday, January 15 at 10:30 pm ET






Tuesday

Pictured: Young Alfred Lee Loomis The Secret of Tuxedo Park: American Experience
Explore the life of the unknown Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis, who led a double life as a scientist and whose secret lab in upstate New York helped develop the radar technology that would alter the course of history in World War II.
Tuesday, January 16 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/17 at 1 pm ET







Wednesday

Pictured: A lone female wolf returns to her den. Nature
“Arctic Wolf Pack”

Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in Ellesmere Island's unforgiving ice and snow. In a fight for survival, these roaming hunters must travel far from the den to feed their cubs, putting them at risk.
Wednesday, January 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/24 at Noon ET






Pictured: Program title graphic Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
Witness stories of people and communities affected by the opioid epidemic, along with information from experts and those on the frontlines. Learn how the nation got into this situation and hear possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis.
Wednesday, January 17 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/18 at 2 pm ET






Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Lawyers program logo Ask the Lawyers
Area attorneys visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. This week’s guests are: Brian Sheridan of Ishpeming, Patrick Jennings of Marquette and Steve Pence of Marquette. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, January 18 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/19 at Noon ET







Pictured: Pueblo Bonito, part of the massive prehistoric architectural remains found in Chaco Canyon in northwest New Mexico The Mystery of Chaco Canyon
How did an ancient civilization, with no known written language, arrange its buildings into a virtual celestial calendar, spanning an area roughly the size of Ireland? New discoveries have transformed scientific understanding of this site — one of the most elaborate and mysterious of ancient Native-American ruins — and are revolutionizing perceptions of the Chacoan civilization. Robert Redford narrates.
Thursday, January 18 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/19 at 2 pm ET





Friday

Pictured: Lorraine Hansberry leans over her typewriter in her Greenwich Village apartment on Bleecker Street during her April 1959 photoshoot for Vogue. Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters
Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.
Friday, January 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/23 at 1 pm ET







Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Medicinal Plants Chemistry”

A look at a new chemistry course of study on medicinal plants being offered at Northern Michigan University. Topics include research and markets for plant-based medicines and supplements, precedents for education, relevant curricula and methods, and opportunities.
Saturday, January 20 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/21 at 2:30 pm ET





Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“Chassell vs North Central; Bessemer vs Menominee”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 40th Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, January 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/22 at Noon ET




Pictured: Herbie Hancock Austin City Limits
“Herbie Hancock”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. This week: Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock. The jazz innovator surveys his decades-long career in his ACL debut.
Saturday, January 20 at 11 pm ET




Sunday

Pictured: Sherry Hunt Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work
The three-part documentary series PLAYING BY THE RULES: ETHICS AT WORK examines how ethics play a major role in contemporary business practices and challenges viewers to think about what they would do in these situations. From debating whether or not to act on insider information, choosing between employee well-being or shareholder obligations, or disclosing a rare but potentially fatal side effect of a newly manufactured drug—ethical decision making is a critical skill. But even the most moral character can be influenced in ethical gray areas. This week: Whistleblower Sherry Hunt, former vice president and chief underwriter at CitiMortgage in O'Fallon, Missouri.
Sundays at 10:30 am ET, begins January 21

Pictured: Program title graphic Close to Home
“Depression”

Close to Home: Depression explores the themes of fear, stigma, hope, help, and recovery to inspire those whose lives have been touched by depression. "Together with a host of outstanding community partners, this program aims to open dialogue around the topic of depression, helping to change the conversation to one of support and understanding.
Sunday, January 21 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 1/24 at 2:30 pm ET




Monday

Pictured: Program title graphic Public Eye News
At the start of a new semester, Northern Michigan University students gather at the WNMU-TV studios in a unique student organization—Public Eye News. Under the direction of student producers, they create a daily 15-minute newscast, broadcast on Public TV 13, which includes national and local news stories, weather and sports. Participants get to experience different crew positions like camera and audio, and learn about the technology of television and working on a deadline in a professional environment. From news-gathering, to writing, to anchoring the newscast, everything you see on Public Eye News is done by students. Series returns this week.
Monday-Friday at 4 pm ET, returns January 22

Pictured: Ocean front campers in Hawaii No Room in Paradise
No Room in Paradise is an unblinking yet moving portrait of homeless life on the streets of Honolulu. The film follows two families for more than a year as they struggle from sidewalk tents to subsidized housing, allowing them to tell their own stories of how and why they became homeless. Along the way we learn the impact of addiction and mental illness, the huge cost of maintaining the status quo and what can be done to fix it. Whilst filmed in Hawaii, the issues the film addresses are faced by homeless people nationwide.
Monday, January 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/24 at 1 pm ET



Pictured: Family portrait. The Journey Ahead - End of Life
Courageous people share their personal stories of end-of-life decisions, hospice care, and how to navigate The Journey Ahead. A 17-year-old’s organ donation wishes are honored, and five lives are saved. Meet the doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy helping people move forward.
Monday, January 22 at 10:30 pm ET






Tuesday

Pictured: Seal of the State of Michigan Governor. Michigan State of the State Address and Minority Party Response
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder gives his annual address to the Michigan Legislature. A message from the Democratic Party will follow, along with analysis provided by Off the Record's Tim Skubick and other Michigan Political reporters.
Tuesday, January 23 at 7 pm ET





Pictured: Oregon's Crater Lake Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake
This program documents an extraordinary musical experience at the edge of Oregon's Crater Lake, known as giiwas to the Klamath Tribes. More than 130 musicians – including classical musicians and Klamath drummers – gather at Crater Lake National Park to perform the world premiere of a powerful score inspired by the legendary lake. "Natural History," composed over the course of a year by Michael Gordon, was performed by members of the Britt Orchestra, the Klamath drum group Steiger Butte Singers, a choir, and community brass and percussion groups. With just a few days to rehearse together, the diverse ensemble converged under the direction of conductor, Teddy Abrams. The program is both a story about the creative process culminating in the performances and a window into a place rich with spiritual and historical significance.
Tuesday, January 23 at 8:30 pm ET

Pictured: Man with child walking behind wire fence. Frontline
“Exodus: The Journey Continues”

Hear intimate stories of refugees and migrants caught in Europe’s tightened borders. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.
Tuesday, January 23 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 1/25 at 1 pm ET






Pictured: Ann Curry We’ll Meet Again
“Children of WWII”

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. Schedule Note: Special air time at 11 pm tonight only. Series continues Tuesdays at 8 pm through February 27, and repeats Thursdays at 10 pm.
Tuesday, January 23 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 1/25 at 10 pm and 1/26 at 2 pm ET




Wednesday

Pictured: illustration of pyramid scanning Secrets of the Dead
“Scanning the Pyramids”

Travel with the scientific team granted unprecedented access by the Egyptian government to solve a 4,500-year-old mystery: what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza. Using non-invasive technologies, they make a historic discovery.
Wednesday, January 24 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/30 at 2 pm ET






Thursday

Pictured: Ask the Doctors program logo Ask the Doctors
“Addictive and Behavioral Health”

Area physicians visit the Public TV 13 studios to answer phoned-in questions from viewers during this live broadcast. Host Dr. Jennifer Dehlin welcomes guests: Dr. Tyanne Dosh, Psychiatry; Dr. David Gast, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation; and Dr. Greg Jones, PhD, Psychology.. Call in your questions during the broadcast at 800-227-9668.
Thursday, January 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/26 at Noon ET






Pictured: Ann Curry We’ll Meet Again
Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.
Thursdays at 10 pm ET, begins January 25







Friday

Pictured: Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma. Great Performances at the Met
“Norma”

Sir David McVicar’s new production of Bellini’s classic opera about a woman scorned, conducted by Carlo Rizzi and starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja. Soprano Susanna Phillips hosts.
Friday, January 26 at 9 pm ET






Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Palliative Care and Hospice”

Hospice and palliative care physician Michael Grossman, and U.P. Home Health & Hospice Director Sharon Fries share insights on quality of life care and hospice. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, January 27 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 1/28 at 2:30 pm ET






Pictured: High School Bowl series logo High School Bowl
“L’Anse vs Ironwood; Painesdale vs Cedarville”

Join host Jim Koski as he challenges the “best and brightest” from area high schools competing for scholarships and prestige in a battle of speed and knowledge. Cheer on your favorite team or test yourself against contestants from 40 Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin high schools in the 40th Anniversary season of High School Bowl.
Saturday, January 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 1/29 at Noon ET




Pictured: Run The Jewels Austin City Limits
“Run The Jewels”

Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. This week: Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels. The duo showcases its latest album Run the Jewels 3, as well as its greatest hits.
Saturday, January 27 at 11 pm ET




Sunday

Pictured: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in a dress covered in eyes and ears which represents her spy network. Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents
Uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth I in power for more than 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent, the world’s first secret service was born. 2-part series.
Sundays at 10 pm, begins January 28, Repeats Mondays at 2 pm ET
Repeats 1/29 at 2 pm ET






Pictured: Program title graphic Close to Home
“Changed By War”

Close to Home: Changed by War Hosted by Tony Orlando, shares intimate stories from Vietnam Veterans who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The moving film gives voice to veterans describing their experiences of war and recovery.
Sunday, January 28 at 11 pm ET





Monday

Pictured: Man silhouetted against the sky. Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers
America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America’s Founding Fathers being champions of liberty — and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.
Monday, January 29 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 1/31 at 1 pm ET






Tuesday

Pictured: Seal of the President of the United States. PBS NewsHour Special Report: State of the Union Address
See live coverage of President Trumps’s first State of the Union Address. PBS NEWSHOUR will provide coverage of the president's speech and the Democratic response, along with analysis from the NewsHour team. Live on 13.1 & 13.3.
Tuesday, January 30 at 9 pm ET






Wednesday

Pictured: Program title graphic with cheetah. Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries
Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.
Wednesdays at 8 pm, January 31-February 14







Pictured: Borschberg and Piccard with Solar Impulse 2 NOVA
“The Impossible Flight”

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.
Wednesday, January 31 at 9 pm ET









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