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             July "Highlights"       
                Music & Arts Programming
                Hobby & How-To Programming
                Science & Nature Programming
                Health & Fitness Programming
                Lifestyle Programming
                News and Public Affairs Programming
                Drama & Comedy Programming
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Song of the Mountains
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Song of the Mountains website

June 25th
Kaitlyn Baker; Reagan Boggs

July 2nd
Marshall Brothers and High Road; Williamson Branch

July 9th
Crooked Road Ramblers; ETSU Celtic Band

July 16th
Lonesome Meadow; The Perkins Boys

July 23rd
Larry Sparks with Fiddlin' Carson Peters

July 30th
The Harris Brothers; Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little 


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Front and Center
Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. 
Visit the Front and Center website
June 25th
Legendary singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Tyler makes his CMA Songwriters Series debut at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The stripped down country inspired set features Tyler sharing the story behind the making of his first country single, "Love Is Your Name," and performing the chart-topping hit with Nashville-based co-writers Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay. The Grammy Award-winning artist, whose debut country album is due out in early 2016, also shares the stage with The Loving Mary Band which features longtime Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederickson and country hit maker Rebecca Lynn Howard, along with Extreme lead guitarist Nuno Bettencourt for performances of "Jaded," "Janie's Got A Gun," "Sweet Emotion" and more. 
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Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event

Saturday, July 2nd at 10:00 p.m.

On December 11, 2014, WTTW's 14 high-definition cameras captured a once-ina-lifetime gathering of artists at the stunning Palazzo Theatre at the
Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, headlined by former Beach Boy co-founder and music legend Brian Wilson. The Grammy-winning performer/composer teamed up with an eclectic group of acclaimed musicians to perform beloved hits from his illustrious career, as well as selections from his new album, "NO PIER PRESSURE". Songs include "Good Vibrations," "Sloop John B" and "Help Me Rhonda."

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Backstage Pass

Saturday's at 10:00 p.m.

July 9th
ELLIOT STREET LUNATIC: Indie rock from Michigan's capital city, featuring selections from the CD, "Ghost Town Lullabies."

July 16th
MARDRA AND REGGIE THOMAS: Billie Holiday-inspired jazz vocals from Mardra Thomas, with the soulful, hard-swinging piano of Reggie Thomas and the Rodney Whitaker Quartet.

July 23rd
SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES: Sizzling blues harp from the legendary Sugar Ray. Recorded live at Lansing BluesFest 2013 in historic Old Town Lansing.

July 30th
MUSTARD PLUG: Ska-punk dance party music. Recorded live in performance at Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing.

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Classic Gospel
Sundays at 6:00 p.m. 
June 19th
Artists who have appeared on Billy Graham Crusades come together to sing
and share incredible stories. George Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows and
Franklin Graham share unforgettable moments in the history of the ministry.
Bill & Gloria Gaither, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Andrae' Crouch,
Avalon and others lead the group in emotion-filled songs including "How
Great Thou Art," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow," and "The Wonder of It All."

June 26th
Atlanta's massive Georgia Dome plays host for the largest one-day
gathering of gospel music fans ever before assembled. In addition to a
medley by the much-loved Jake Hess, highlights include the Hoppers'
signature "It's Shouting Time In Heaven," "I Believe In A Hill Called Mt.
Calvary," and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks."

July 17th
One of the most celebrated artists in Christian music, the legendary
Gaither Vocal Band performs "Love is Like a River," "Redeemed," "Jesus and John Wayne" and "I Surrender All" among others. Recorded in an intimate, rustic setting just south of Nashville, this program includes guest
performances by The Martins, The Issacs and Buddy Greene.

July 24th
Favorite inspirational songs of the past century are showcased, including
"The Happy Jubilee," Glen Payne and Guy Penrod teaming on "The Haven of Rest," and the lovely "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

July 31st
David Phelps is among the most extraordinary tenors alive and has wowed
audiences all over the world since joining the Gaither Vocal Band in 1997.
But David is more than just a voice... he is a devoted husband and father
of four, an inventive artist, a friend, a craftsman, and much more. "The
Best of David Phelps" brings together David's most awe-inspiring moments
from the Gaither Homecoming stage with a very personal journey into the
life, family and faith behind that flawless voice! 

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The Lawrence Welk Show
Sundays at 7:00 p.m. 

June 19th
Host: Big Tiny Little. This is the only show ever taped in New York City,
so what could be a more perfect opener than "Manhattan"! Along the way we see some old friends - Alice Lon sings "More Than You Know", Maurice
Pearson sings "Galway Bay", Aladdin delights with "Blue On Blue", and Jack
Imel dances to "The Sidewalks of New York".

June 26th
Guest: Arthur Duncan. The whole gang climbs aboard an ocean liner for a
cruise through sunny southern waters with Ava Barber singing "Love Boat"
and Bobby and Elaine dancing to the Love Boat Theme. The Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins are "Feelin' Groovy" and Kathie Sullivan sings a soulful 'How Deep Is The Ocean". Arthur Duncan is "Drifting and Dreaming" and Lawrence conducts the band on "The Isle of Capri'.

July 3rd
JoAnn Castle hosts this lively 1967 salute to vacation songs. She is seen
in one of her all-time favorite numbers, dressed in an elaborate mermaid
costume, with Larry Hooper in a diving suit, singing "Minnie The Mermaid".
She sings, dances and plays the piano on "Thoroughly Modern Millie" as well. Norma delights with "Summertime", the Lennon Sisters are "Sittin' On Top of the World", and the whole group closes the show by "Cruising Down The River".

July 10th
Host: Johnny Zell. Lawrence Welk never forgot his roots in the Big Band
Era and "Big Bands" was the very special season kickoff show in 1978.
Johnny Zell solos on 'Chiribiribin". The band is featured on "Begin the
Beguine", "Panama", and "Cumana" and Guy and Ralna sing "Tangerine" as a special tribute to Helen O'Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Band.
July 17th
Host: Rose Weiss. Wardrobe shares center stage with the music in this
County Fair show hosted by Welk costumer, Rose Weiss. Her talents are
evident starting with the opening number, "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon".
The Lennon Sisters sing "Something Stupid" and Lynn Anderson gives a
country touch to "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". Aladdin leads the band through the County Fair on "Home Town Band".

July 24th
Host: Bobby. This show spotlights the ways we get around. Henry Cuesta
joins the band for "Stranger On The Shore", Guy and Ralna are "Leavin' On A Jet Plane", and Mary Lou and Jack choose the "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
Arthur Duncan "Takes the A Train", while Bob Lido and his Hotsy Totsy Boys
become "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines" right before our

July 31st
Guest: Ken Delo. Lawrence and the band kick off this Irving Berlin show
with "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Bobby and Cissy dance to "Let's Face The Music And Dance", and Kathie Sullivan and Jack Imel are "Doin' What Comes Naturally". We couldn't salute Irving Berlin without his signature song
"God Bless America" and Norma Zimmer and the cast give it the reverence
it's due. 


Austin City Limits

Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.

Visit the Austin City Limits website

Watch Episodes On Demand

June 18th
Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group's
set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their
latest, Push the Sky Away.

June 25th
The best contemporary rock hits the ACL stage with the Black Keys and J.
Roddy Walston & The Business. The Black Keys play hits from their #1 album Turn Blue, while Walston and his trio highlight their record Essential

July 2nd
Dig the best in modern rock with TV on the Radio and The War on Drugs.
TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD features songs from its most recent album Lost in the Dream.

July 9th
Enjoy "Life of Sin" and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson's acclaimed LP
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel's album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.

July 16th
Austin's best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-
seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim
features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.

July 23rd
Enjoy "Life of Sin" and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson's acclaimed LP
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel's album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.

July 31st
Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as
she performs "Strange Fruit," "Don't Explain, "Good Morning Heartache" and
other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day. 


Shenandoah Jamboree
Thursday's at 7:30 p.m.

Watch Season 1 & 2 On Demand

June 16th
Songs & guests in this episode include Ben Cooter Jones: Hey Good Lookin; Lisa Meadows - Love's Gonna Live Here; John Robert Rimel - Freefallin; Nikki and Jo Jo - Hey Ho; Cooter's Garage Band - Intermission; Nathan Stanley - Orange Blossom Special; Larry Stephenson Band - Yes, I see God; The Crestmen - Echoes From the Burning Bush; Jimmy Fortune - When One Door Closes

June 23rd
This episode's artists and songs include: Lisa Meadows - Suds in the
Bucket; Ben Cooter Jones - Ruby Ann; Jimmy Fortune - Too Much on my Heart; Georgette Jones - The Race is On; T. Graham Brown - Hell and High Water; Wilson Fairchild - Country On

June 30th
Ben Cooter Jones - A Sentimental Journey; Jimmy Fortune - My Only Love;
Jeannie Sealy & Lisa Meadows - Heaven's Just a Sin Away; Georgette Jones - Stand By Your Man; Lisa Meadows - Great is Thy Faithfulness; Larry Stephenson Band - Yes I see God

July 7th
This episode features: Mandy Barnett & "Oh Lonesome Me"; Lisa Meadows & "Blue Moon"; Buddy Jewell & "Help Pour Out the Rain"; Scott Linton &"Headin' West"; Brian Buchanan & "Hurt Me All Over Again"; Larry Stephenson & "Bear Tracks"; John Robert Rimel & "Ain't No Sunshine"; Cooter's Garageband & "Hold It"
July 14th
This episode deatures: Lisa Meadows & "Your Cheatin' Heart"; Mandy Barnett & "Any Old Time"; Danny Figgins & "God Is A Good God"; Buddy Jewell & "One In A Row"; John Robet Rimel & "What You Know"; Nathan Stanley & "Orange Blossom"

July 21st
This episode features: Tommy Cash & "Big River"; Lisa Meadows & "Faded Love"; Mandy Barnett & "Walkin' After Midnight"; Scott Linton &"Sweetheart of Mine"; Buddy Jewell & "Green Green Grass of Home"; Larry Stephenson & "My Hear is on the Mend"

July 28th
This episode features: Tommy Cash & "Folsom Prison Blues"; Lisa Meadows & "Life's Railway to Heaven"; Mandy Barnett & "She's Got You";Brian Buchanan & "Tennesse Flat Top Box"; The Hatcher Boys & "Hello Mary Lou"; Beuford E.E. Tibbits & "Ghost Chickens in the Sky"; Graham Cash & "Run to Jesus"
Jimi Hendrix: American Masters
Friday, June 24th at 9:00 p.m.
Visit American Masters website
This documentary unveils previously unseen performance footage - such as the 1968 Miami Pop Festival -and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi from those closest to him. The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village, and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27. A pioneering electric guitarist, Hendrix had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy. Directed by two-time Grammy-winner Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology; Festival Express).
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Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Sunday's at 11:30 p.m.

July 3rd
Praised by NPR, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, jazz
singer-songwriter Gregory Porter fuses old-school jazz and '70s soul as he
performs selections from his two Grammy-nominated releases, Water (2010)
and Be Good (2012).
July 10th
The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band celebrates New Orleans' jazz
heritage while honoring one of the most notable and influential individuals
of the genre.
July 17th
Award-winning jazz and world-music vocalist Gretchen Parlato, backed by
her touring band, performs songs from her genre-bending repertoire. This
episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.
July 24th
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz
pianist Alice Coltrane, covers "I'm Old Fashioned," the 1942 Jerome Kern-
Johnny Mercer song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald; his original composition,
"The Change, My Girl," and "One Wheeler Will" from his Blending Times album. This episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.
July 31st
The master of the Hammond B3 organ performs jazz, blues and R&B selections spanning his five-decade career in the music business. This episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.
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Great Performances at the Met - The Pearl Fishers

Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m.

For the first time in a century, the Met stages Bizet's lush, melodic
romance. Diana Damrau leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by
their rivalry for her affections.


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Baby Makes 3
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m - June 29th - July 27th
Sundays at 12:30 p.m. - July 31st - August 28th
June 29th
Parenthood was a bit of a surprise - and an exiting new adventure - for Jenn and LeVaughn. The couple works with the BABY MAKES 3 team to create a royal atmosphere for their daughter, with new painting techniques, no-sew curtains, and a unique family decor project.
July 6th
We return to the home of Jenn and LeVaughn to complete their daughter's nursery, taking care of some child-proofing needs and adding the final decorative touches just in time for the new baby's homecoming.
July 13th
Alex and Aaron's early dates together included late nights on the lawn of an observatory, which gave our couple the idea for a celestial-themed nursery for their baby girl. The project gets started with cloud-inspired ceiling trim and a sensory wall. A local muralist joins in to help create a "stellar" growth chart.
July 20th
This episode opens at the home of our grandparents-to-be, converting granddad's office into a daytime nursery space. At Alex and Aaron's, the BABY MAKES 3 team will build a moon-themed wall bookshelf, add a star ceiling, and show parents how to create a time capsule for their newborn.
July 27th
Space is an issue, so the BABY MAKES 3 team is looking to make the most of every inch. The crew gets a start on baby's fairy-themed nursery by converting a crawl space under the steps for storage or play area, creating a built-in dresser in the closet, and designing a starlit ceiling.
July 31st
(Time & day change begins - Sundays at 12:30 p.m.)
Pottery is an important part of the culture in Mat's hometown in Slovakia, so the BABY MAKES 3 team takes the couple to a local pottery studio to create a special family keepsake. They add some painted fairies to the walls and finish the amazing illuminated ceiling. Finally, a child safety walk-through ensures everything is ready for the new arrival.
August 7th
Tracy and Brad give a tour of Pacifica, the environmentally conscious co-housing community where they live. The BABY MAKES 3 team discusses how they'll work to create an eco-friendly nursery using materials that are safe in every respect. They build a pipe bookshelf, begin their update of the bathroom, and build a book stack lamp from scratch.
August 14th
Tracy and Brad continue their journey to parenthood by working with a local bookbinder to create a journal for their baby. At home, the BABY MAKES 3 team are putting down eco-friendly carpet tile, building a book-themed signpost, and fitting out the nursery with other organically fashioned projects.
August 21st
Anna and Joe want to wait to learn the gender of their baby, and this decision shapes the design of their nursery. The BABY MAKES 3 team begins with a plan to bring the outdoors inside with a reclaimed wood wall, explain how to refurbish an old dresser, and help the jump rope champs fashion a personal project to inspire their baby.
August 28th
With a specially milled lumber, the BABY MAKES 3 team helps the parents lay out a pattern for the accent wall. They open the room up for access with a Dutch door, then show parents how to anchor furniture to the wall for child safety. Camping comes inside when they add a play tent in the nursery for baby.
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Woodsmith Shop
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. 
Visit the Woodsmith Shop website

June 25th
The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips and tricks for
making the most of drawer interiors.

July 2nd
Watch the Woodsmith editors dress up a panel by adding breadboards ends and decorative plugs.

July 9th
The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up this season's Details of
Craftsmanship by applying a finish to highlight the look of an elegant

P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

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July 16th
Two New York City boys turned farmers visit Moss Mountain Farm. Find out
how the Fabulous Beekman Boys fare, when faced with the challenge of
capturing a free-range turkey while Allen puts a spin on a classic dish.

July 23rd
Take a step back in time to the late 18th century town of Salem, North
Carolina. Learn how many of the same practices and principles in this
Moravian community can be utilized in today's modern backyard gardens.

July 30th
Be inspired to pay it forward! From building homes for those in need, to
inspiring children to garden, in this episode P. Allen Smith spotlights
several groups and organizations that are doing their part giving back to
the community.

This Old House
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. & Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.  
Visit the This Old House website 

June 18th at 1:30 pm and June 21st at 7:30 pm
Tommy replaces rotten lally columns in the basement. Norm removes the
marble sink and claw-foot tub from the guest bath to restore them. Richard
discovers a historic house with 19th-century air conditioning and plumbing.
Tom saves hardwood floors.

June 25th at 1:30 pm and June 28th at 7:30 pm
Tommy installs flitch beams in the kitchen. Kevin goes to West Virginia to
see how laminated veneer lumber is made. Richard finds a rear-mounted
toilet on the 3rd floor. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada works on a plan for the shade-covered backyard.

July 2nd at 1:30 p.m. and July 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Work begins on the mudroom foundation. Kitchen designer Linda Cloutier
imagines cabinets in the dream kitchen. A giant vacuum removes 100-year-old insulation from the attic. Norm and Tommy resize an existing door to fit a smaller opening.

July 9th at 1:30 p.m. and July 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin meets mason Mark McCullough as he starts laying blocks for the
mudroom foundation. Tommy builds a bay window in the kitchen. Norm visits the shop where the original windows are undergoing restoration. The front entryway is opened up.

July 16th at 1:30 p.m. and July 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin meets Richard in the basement to discuss the HVAC plan. Tommy's
excavation crew replaces the old steel main water line at the front of the
house. Katherine and interior designer Amanda Reid select tile for the

July 23rd at 1:30 p.m. and July 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Framing begins on the front porch. HVAC expert Brian Palen solves the
puzzle of snaking ductwork through a house designed in the age of coal.
Kevin heads to Brimfield, the world's largest outdoor antique show, where
Katherine searches for furnishings.

July 30th at 1:30 p.m. and August 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin finds Tommy framing the mudroom. The homeowners consider colors for the exterior of their house. Richard learns the process of refinishing the
clawfoot bathtub. Tommy replicates 120 Victorian molding.
Ask This Old House
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. 
Visit the Ask This Old House website

June 25th
Watch Richard and Kevin investigate mechanical rooms on their trip to
Germany and explain why the country is a world leader in energy efficiency.
Follow Kevin's return to the states to help Ross install a residential wind
turbine in Texas.

July 2nd
It's trash day and Jenn is ready to recycle. See how homeowners can use
organic garbage to create soil. Watch Richard play detective to figure out
why a steam boiler is losing so much water. One of the guys breaks into
song on "What is it?"

July 9th
The sinking feeling of regret. Watch Richard rescue an Atlanta homeowner
by replacing a trendy mistake in the bathroom. See Scott make an unusual
find in an old attic, then shine a light on a dark driveway. And "What is
it?" goes to the mattresses.

July 16th
Butterflies take flight. Watch Roger track the path of Monarchs and set up
a garden just for them in Fort Worth. No need to separate lights from darks.
See Scott bring some luster to an under-lit closet. And the must-have tools
for every woodworker.

July 23rd
It's a recipe thousands of years old. Watch Kevin learn about ales and
lagers from Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen. Tom loves rainy
days - see his DIY project to conserve water that costs only $40. How to
avoid holiday disposal disasters!

July 30th
Oh baby! Kevin visits Delaware to help a new mom keep her little one safe
from household hazards. Richard has that sinking feeling. Watch him give a
lift to a falling fixture. And see Scott stay current with a tutorial on
the latest voltage testers. 

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Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. 
Visit the Motorweek website

MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, is in its third
decade of reviewing cars, trucks and utilities spanning the needs and
dreams of a broad spectrum of buyers. From pure-electric to pure
performance, MotorWeek looks at factors mattering most to consumers. But MotorWeek is more than just a show about new cars. It's also about keeping the car you own running, and keeping pace with the latest automotive lifestyle trends as America continues its love affair with cars.


Woodwright's Shop
Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. 
Visit the Woodwright's Shop website

June 25th
Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers, and makes a
lathe-turned carrier bar to join it all together.

July 2nd
Woodcarver Mary May joins Roy to carve springerle cookie molds for every
occasion from apple and cherry wood.

July 9th
Roy cuts the tricky mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of
this famous Shaker table.

July 16th
Discover the secrets inside Shaker drawers as Roy explores their
dovetailed and grooved construction techniques.

July 23rd
With foot-powered lathe, Roy turns the cherry knobs for Shaker furniture
and shows how to finish a joined table top.

July 30th
A cross-cutting wood saw seems the most simple of tools, but Roy finds
sharp lessons caught between the teeth of his bucksaw buddy. 

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Tracks Ahead
Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

June 26th
Join us for a luxury run on the Golden Eagle as it meanders its way
through the breathtaking Russian landscape in our Classic Trax feature;
Also an Indianapolis 'HO' gauge worth checking out; Plus an interactive
Cincinnati layout that brings New York's Coney Island to life; And a visit
to the Tweetsie Railroad and their historic coal powered narrow gauge line.
Spencer Christian hosts.



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Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour
June 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Visit the Real Rail Adventures website

In REAL RAIL ADVENTURES: SWISS GRAND TOUR, television host, lifelong traveler and train buff Jeff Wilson journeys through several cities and towns in Switzerland by train, including Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad and
Montreux, to take in the sights and learn about the local history and
traditions of each destination. He also shares up-to-date travel advice to
help viewers create authentic, memorable rail adventures of their own. The
one-hour travel documentary showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system, where majesty and machine meet. From world-class mainlines and stunning scenic routes to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog trains, REAL RAIL ADVENTURES celebrates the triumphs of Swiss engineering and ingenuity. Engineers overcame the country's numerous natural obstacles - soaring peaks, plunging valleys and craggy terrain - by building impressive (and improbable) trestles, bridges and tunnels.

Antiques Roadshow
Mondays at 8 & 9 p.m. 
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Visit the Antiques Roadshow website

Watch Episodes On Demand

June 20th at 8:00 p.m. Encore June 25th at 6:00 p.m.
Discover how values from a 2001 trip to Tucson hold up in today's market.
Highlights include a revisit of the touching fan-favorite Navajo Ute First
Phase blanket appraisal. What is the shocking updated value for this family

June 20th at 9:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's first visit to Phoenix was in 1997, when Arizona's biggest story was a UFO sighting dubbed the "Phoenix Lights. " Flash forward 15 years for these believe-it-or-not ROADSHOW moments: "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," the original 1897 letter to the New York Sun, was appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and gets a nice current value of $30,000 to $50,000; on the other hand, a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then worth $3,700, gets a lump of coal and a current value of $1,000 to $1,500. 

June 27th at 8:00 p.m. Encore July 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

In 1997, "Captain Bill" Sheehan founded Hackensack Riverkeeper, an
advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the Hackensack River estuary, which includes Secaucus. See if the objects found at the Secaucus ROADSHOW floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years: A circa 1900 folk art ship model was bought at a yard sale in 1996, valued at $5,000 to $7,000, and now is sinking fast to $300 to $500; but a gaming table bought for $25 and appraised at $200, 000 to $300,000 now could score $400,000 to $600,000.

July 9th at 6:00 p.m.
In Anaheim, California, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and
appraiser Philip Weiss travel to the Queen Mary to talk about ocean liner
memorabilia. Highlights include a "You Bet Your Life" prop duck, one of two
duck props made for the "You Bet Your Life" television show; two sketches
by pop star Michael Jackson, ca. 1973, that were given to the owner by
Jackson in a tenth-grade art class; and a Frederic Church oil painting, ca.
1867, that once belonged to the owner's great-aunt, who was married to the
artist, and is now appraised for $100,000 to $150,000.


July 11th at 8:00 p.m. Encore July 16th at 6:00 p.m.
Travel back 15 years to learn the current values for previously appraised
finds. Highlights include an autographed electric guitar, a Little Orphan
Annie dress, ca. 1930, and a 1913 N.C. Wyeth painting. Which item values
fell and which ones soared?

July 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW travels to Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston head to Rickenbacker International Corporation to discuss vintage electric guitars. Highlights include two pairs of performance shoes that belonged to "The Beverly Hillbillies" star Buddy Ebsen; a jade jewelry collection that includes a necklace, ring and earrings, appraised for $30,000 to $36,000; and an oil painting titled Sacre-Couer et Moulin, by French artist Maurice Utrillo, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.

July 30th at 6:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner's father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication.


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Genealogy Roadshow: Season 3
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. 

This series takes an historical look into a community by exploring the genealogy of its citizens. In each episode experts will guide six local participants through their family's genealogy.




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June 21st
Join genealogists at the Providence Public Library to research stories about Holocaust survivors; a guest's African-American relative who served in WWI; a man's Amish ties; a woman's roots in the whaling industry; and a Rhode Island macaroni company.
June 28th
Examine a family's connection to the legendary Hollywood pharmacy, Schwabb's; a link to one of the first African-American college graduates; a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; and more.
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June 22nd at 8:00 p.m.

Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to
climate change. At the heart is an extraordinary event - the annual
gathering of up to 80 polar bears on Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean each



Raptors! Kings of the Sky

Sunday, July 3rd at 12:30 p.m.

Raptors are majestic birds. With razor-sharp talons, keen vision and a
curved beak that's sharp as a knife, raptors are truly "Kings of the Sky."
Found on six of the Earth's seven continents, raptors range in size from
the very small, such as the falconet that stands just a few inches tall, to
the huge Andean condor with a wingspan of more than 10 feet. But as humans increasingly encroach on their natural habitat, raptors are being forced to adapt to a changing world. While some hawks have adapted reasonably well to city life with its abundant high perches, extra water and prey, city life also poses deadly risks. Electrocution and fatal collisions with cars and windows have taken their toll. The documentary RAPTORS! KINGS OF THE SKY explores the intersection of humans and raptors in the wild and in cities, and asks, what challenges does modern society present to them and what can be done to save them?

Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story

Sunday, July 10th at 12:30 p.m.


FAR AFIELD: A CONSERVATION LOVE STORY is a documentary about conservation icon and author Bert Raynes. It's also a three-part love story involving Bert and his wife Meg, their love for Jackson Hole, Wyo., and their love for the environment. With a keen intellect, sharp wit and a twinkle in his
eye, Bert has been inspiring the people of Jackson Hole to observe and care
about their wild neighbors for more than 40 years. Introduced to the
outdoors by his wife Meg in their 20s, the urban dweller became active in a
variety of environmental causes over the course of his marriage. In 1972,
the couple retired to Jackson Hole and in 1976, Bert founded the Jackson
Hole Bird Club and soon after began writing a weekly wildlife column for
the Jackson Hole News. The couple also performed boots-on-the-ground
restoration of habitats in Jackson Hole, which eventually led to the
creation of the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund. The documentary also
introduces several of the programs and projects Bert has helped moved
forward - from nature mapping training for civilians to studying the Curlew
bird. Young, old and ages in-between flock to this 91-year-old to discover
how to become better stewards of the natural world. FAR AFIELD shares
Bert's vision for how citizen scientists can play a meaningful role,
working in tandem with experts in caring for the wild places loved by all.


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Supernature - Wild Flyers

Wednesday's at 8:00 p.m.


Clips & Previews

July 6th
Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the
planet's strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore
the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed,
maneuverability and endurance.

July 13th
The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also outflying the competition.

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9 Months That Made You

Wednesday's at 10:00 p.m.

Clips & Previews

June 29th
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in
the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the lizard-like, mouse-like and
monkey-like forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
July 6th
Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people-even
"identical" twins-are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how
your face was shaped, why you're likely to be right-handed, even how your
sexuality formed.
July 13th
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your
senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the
latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its
mark, even altering your DNA.


Summer of Birds

Sunday, July 10th at 3:00 pm

A SUMMER OF BIRDS details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of
renowned naturalist painter, ornithologist and literary figure John James
Audubon. Based on the acclaimed book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by award-winning writer Danny Heitman, the documentary chronicles the formative summer Audubon spent in Louisiana in 1821, in the lush surroundings of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. There, Audubon began or completed nearly half of the 435 pictures in his famous "Birds of America" collection. Narrated by Emmy-winning actress Sela Ward (House; Once and Again; Sisters), the film explores the profound influence of Louisiana's natural environment and birdlife on Audubon's development as an artist and writer, and conversely, Audubon's undeniable impact on the region and its cultural identity. Today, the Audubon mystique is deeply ingrained in Louisiana culture, where annual community rituals keep it alive. Each year, visitors flock to Oakley Plantation, the Audubon Pilgrimage and the Audubon Bird Fest, a three-day bird-watching expedition. A SUMMER OF BIRDS tells this colorful story through Audubon's most iconic bird images; historical re-enactments; original journal entries; interviews with wildlife painters, scientists and conservationists working to preserve Audubon's legacy; and scenes of the region's wild and fragile landscapes and its rare and threatened bird species. Cameras accompany modern-day birding enthusiasts and naturalists through Louisiana's bayous and woodsy pathways to experience their "paradise of birds" the same way Audubon did nearly 200 years ago.


Walk in the Park with Nick Molle: Birds Without Borders
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Sunday, July 10th at 4:00 p.m.

In the latest installment of A WALK IN THE PARK WITH NICK MOLLE,
naturalist Nick Molle goes in search of four birds with the ability to
thrive in two completely different ecosystems: Swainson's Thrush, Wilson's
Warbler, the Yellow Warbler and the Western Tanager. Filmed on two
continents, BIRDS WITHOUT BORDERS follows a project jointly administered by the "sister cities" of Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park and Monteverdi in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, that seeks to better understand the birds' life cycles through their migratory patterns. Molle
ventures into the coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains and the lush
tropical environs of Costa Rica with research biologists, park personnel,
natural-history experts and conservationists to track the birds, with the
goal of defining exact flight patterns and documenting changes in behavior.
Along the way, they discuss the effect of environmental changes on the
species, their unique partnership and the importance of shared conservation.

Wednesdays at 9 p.m.  

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June 22nd
Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean
depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000
lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic,
investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that
lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was
part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that
caught East Coast cities and shipping almost completely unprepared. With
state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes the wreck and unravels a
dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub's sinking.

June 29th
See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From
palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly
tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power
gave birth to North America.

July 6th
Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in
North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles
swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth
uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into
riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the
civilization we've built?

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Science Goes to the Movies
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
June 22nd
Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by City College physics
professor Vinod Menon to discuss how light is used and portrayed in Star
Wars, Star Trek, and Fantastic Four.
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Secrets of the Dead
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Nazi Mega Weapons: Hitler's Killer Subs
Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:00 p.m.
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In the first years of WWII, Germany crushes its enemies in a series of offensives coined "Blitzkrieg" or "Lightning War." Stuka bombers blast a path though enemy lines, then Panzer divisions cut through defenses. Together they're unstoppable.
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The Test

Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 pm

THE TEST examines the history of atomic testing in Nevada, atomic tourism, and the consequences of being in Nevada's "atomic backyard." Following World War II, as the United States plunged into the Cold War, scientists raced to keep the nation secure in the nuclear age. They lacked a full understanding of atomic weaponry's destructive scope and knew the bomb had to be tested further. Ultimately, atomic testing sites, including one in Nevada, were established. The one-hour documentary delves into the testing in Nevada and the rise of "atomic culture." Highlights include the
elaborately constructed "doom towns," "atomic tourism," which describes how nuclear testing became a main event in Las Vegas as residents and visitors alike lined up to watch "the show," as well as a detailing of the history leading up to the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, still in effect today. Additionally, THE TEST examines the role that the former test site serves today in preparing first responders for the fight against
terrorism and other dangers.


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Chesapeake Footsoldiers

Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 p.m.

Most people only tend to hear bad news about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. But there are thousands of people who work behind the scenes to help return the bay to health... and their efforts are having a positive impact. American University students from The Center for Environmental Filmmaking tell the stories of four such "Chesapeake Footsoldiers."


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Stories of the Mind

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

June 13th
PTS, survivor's guilt and reintegrating into civilian life these stories
illustrate the challenges some vets face, and successful ways they overcome.

June 20th
Four stories from young adults show a range of mental health experiences.
This is a critical age, marked by major life transitions at a time when
many disorders tend to manifest.

June 27th
Five ways for every viewer to achieve optimum mental fitness, told through
the personal experiences of fascinating, diverse characters.

July 11th
Three characters in different times of their lives use different tactics
to manage their anxiety, the most common type of mental health disorder for

July 18th
Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision
making. In our 36hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants
to see just how vital sleep is to your mental health.

July 25th
Stories in San Antonio, Chicago and Fort Worth highlight programs that
work: best practices for a positive impact on mental health in their

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Exploring Surgery and Uncommon Diseases
Sunday, June 19th at 3:00 p.m.
Treatments for knee cartilage repair, pulmonary arterial hypertension and cataracts are explored.
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Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts
Sunday, June 26th at 3:00 p.m.
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GENERATION A: Portraits of Autism & the Arts" takes a close look at creative therapies and art programs which young people on the autism spectrum are utilizing to reach their highest potential. The film provides a platform for youths with autism to speak frankly about their challenges and their dreams; and to showcase their talents which include dancing, singing, painting and animated filmmaking. Interwoven are interviews with experts in the field, some of whom are also on the spectrum such as autism role models, Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Stephen Shore, who offer their frank and moving insight. Winner, The Raising Autism Awareness Award - Golden Door Intl. Film Festival.
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Nine to Ninety

Sunday, July 17th at 12:30 p.m.

Every morning after taking a long list of medications, 89-year-old Phyllis
Sabatini does her calisthenics and goes on a long walk around the Palm
Desert neighborhood where she lives with her husband, daughter, and
granddaughter. "Grandmom" may only be 4' 7,'' but she still stands tall as
the head of a close-knit Italian American family struggling to come to
terms with the declining health of its aging parents. Phyllis is facing her
last chapter with courage and determination, but her 90-year-old husband
Joe seems to have given up; he's detached and prefers to sleep most of the
day. Phyllis loves her family. She especially relishes the time she spends
with her granddaughter, Jacqueline. But she sees how much strain taking
care of her and Joe is putting on their family. As she watches her daughter
struggle to care for everyone from nine to 90, Phyllis makes a radical
decision to move into assisted living. Phyllis Sabatini realizes that
leaving home is difficult at any age, but she learns that sometimes, the
best way to say "I love you" is to say "goodbye."

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Grey Ambition
Sunday, July 17th at 5:30 p.m.
Grey Ambition is an inspirational documentary about Canadian seniors over
sixty-five who are taking their brain power to new levels long after
retirement. It includes seniors who are involved in the arts, volunteerism,
education, entrepreneurship and those still working in the business world
and proves that life begins at any age.


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Grey Glory
Sunday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m.
Grey Glory is a heartwarming and inspirational documentary about Canadian
seniors who are pushing their bodies to the limit, redefining our
perceptions of aging. It tells the story of three extraordinary athletes;
Olga Kotelko, a ninety-four year old Masters Track and Field star who
didn't start the sport until she was seventy-seven; Milos Kostic, a seventytwo
year old runner and triathlete who has competed in over twenty IRONMAN
triathlons; and sixty-eight year old Tom Heffner, who trains and competes
in international bodybuilding competitions. These remarkable seniors take
us through their workouts, tell us about the secrets to their success and
prove that it is never too late to start exercising.


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Great Vacation Squeeze

Sunday, July 31st at 4:30 p.m.

Americans have the shortest vacations of any rich country. And they are
actually getting even shorter. The US is one of only five countries in the
world -- the others are Burma, Nepal, Suriname and Guyana -- which have no law guaranteeing any paid vacation time for workers. The average US
vacation is a bit over two weeks, while the median is only about a week,
and American workers give back about three vacation days every year.
Europeans enjoy five or six weeks of vacation each year and are healthier
than Americans. Vacations matter -- for productivity, happiness, family
bonding and especially, health. Men who don't regularly take vacations are
a third more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who do; women are
fifty percent more likely, and far more likely to suffer from depression.
Making the case for more vacation time are: Shelton Johnson, a ranger
naturalist in Yosemite and a "star" of Ken Burns' National Parks series;
Rick Steves, the world's best-selling travel writer; and Sara Speck,
cardiologist and director of a cardio-vascular wellness program, who tells
patients to "take two weeks and call me in the morning."

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Growing a Greener World
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
Visit Growing a Greener World's website   
June 18th
For gardeners, bird watching and attracting them to our gardens is a
natural. Beyond the beauty and excitement they bring, birds play an
important role in organic pest control, seed dispersal, and biodiversity.
Gardeners can play an important role in creating environments that offer
shelter, natural food and water sources, nesting sites, and a place to
raise their young. This episode covers the most important things you need
to know to have a healthy habitat that will attract and protect the widest
variety of birds to your backyard.

June 25th
We can all appreciate the beauty of colorful containers of plants and
flowers to dress up any space. As simple as potting up a few plants can be,
the best arrangements are achieved through techniques professional
designers use to create stunning combinations. From selecting the most
appropriate container, to choosing the right soil, to creating that magical
plant combination, we'll show you recipes for successful container
gardening no matter how small or large the space.

July 9th
Once you get past the buzz of backyard beekeeping, what's the reality?
This episode tracks the first year of newbie beekeeper Joe Lamp'l:
selecting the best equipment, physically taking possession of thousands of
live bees, installing them in a proper hive, harvesting the honey, and
dealing with the inevitable challenges along the way. With a Master
Beekeeper offering expert advice as well as incredible visuals of the
honeybee's secret world, this episode is a must-see.

July 16th
Soil experts agree: the most effective amendment you can add to your
garden to improve soil quality is compost. Best of all, you can make it at
home for free! Yet many people are confused about how to get started,
unclear about what can be composted, or just want to get better compost
faster. Joe Lamp'l takes you on a behind the scenes look at everything you
need to know to make it yourself, including a do-it-yourself compost bin
using recycled pallets.

July 23rd
Some do it for the meat, some for the eggs, some just to have a few
feathered friends clucking about in the garden. But there's no doubt that
the newfound popularity of backyard chickens has turned many a citydwelling executive into a weekend urban farmer. Joe Lamp'l and Theresa Loe help you introduce chickens to your yard, and Todd Brock, co-author of Building Chicken Coops for Dummies, shows a solution for housing a flock that even a novice DIYer can handle.

July 30th
You may think it's a title reserved for vast state parks or federallyprotected
natural areas, but anyone can create a Certified Wildlife Habitat
in their own backyard! In this episode, an expert from the National
Wildlife Federation outlines the simple steps to making your own landscape
a lot wilder. We also visit a local Certified Wildlife Habitat school where
outdoor garden classrooms engage youngsters in nature and teach them about important environmental issues. 

Lidia's Kitchen
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Visit the Lidia's Kitchen website

June 11th
There is a party in the air with an Italian flair. Lidia teaches the
viewer several dishes that will work for any party - including a selection
of varies cheese, cured meat and Giardiniera-style vegetables; an easy and
quick sweet and sour zucchini dish and lastly stuffed mushrooms made with a delicious mixture of scallions, red peppers and fresh parsley. Lastly there
is still time for a delicious salad of poached seafood featuring shrimp,
mussels and calamari.

June 18th
The oven is on in Lidia's kitchen, and she is using it for sweet and
savory dishes. To start, she makes a springtime crunchy, cheese roasted
asparagus dish. Next is a family favorite, baked eggplant with tomatoes,
created with cheese, herbs and topped with a baked egg. Then it's time for
sweets as she prepares an almond torte with chocolate chips served with a
mound of whipped cream 

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Get Ready to Rio! with Chef Hubert Keller

Saturday's at 10:30 a.m.

July 30th
Chef Keller meets Rio-born cookbook author, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz at
the beautiful Ipanema Beach for a run and juice stop. Afterwards, they head
to Rio's famous pedestrian mall for a tour of Confeitaria Columbo, one of
the most elegant teahouses in the world. Then it is an introduction to
Brazil's most famous and beloved dish of all: Feijoada, a delicious meat
and black bean stew. At the Caesar Park feijoada buffet, Chef Keller finds
10 unique feijoadas including some that use some surprising cuts of meat.
The last stop is at the beautiful Bar Urca which sits on the scenic
Guanabara Bay next to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Chef is very impressed with the Portuguese-influenced food which he finds both delicious and perfectly
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated
Saturdays at 11:00 am 
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June 25th
Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best
Garlic-Lime Grilled Pork Tenderloin Steaks. Next, equipment expert Adam
Ried reviews her favorite grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays
reveals the secrets to perfect Quinoa Pilaf with Herbs and Lemons.

July 2nd
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make
the ultimate braised halibut with leeks and mustard at home. Next, tasting
expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of smoked salmon. Then,
gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best warming trays. Finally, test
cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect slow-cooked
whole carrots.

July 9th
Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La
Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the
test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best Cuban
braised shredded beef at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the
secrets to making fried sweet plantains. Then, testing expert Adam Ried
reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia
Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate mango, orange, and
jicama salad.

July 16th
Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host
Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor.
Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Chris how to make the best savory corn
muffins at home.

July 23rd
Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
ultimate charcoal-grilled steaks at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steak knives in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa
McManus uncovers the best jar spatulas and jar openers. Finally, test cook
Bryan Roof reveals the secrets to making perfect grilled pork kebabs with
hoisin and five-spice.

July 30th
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia
Collin Davison to learn how to make the best chicken mole poblano at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mexican lagers. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate drunken beans. 

Simply Ming
Saturdays, at 11:30 a.m.
Visit the Simply Ming website

June 25th
This week on Simply Ming, it's time for two new twists on surf & turf!
Ming upgrades a classic, making a flavorful shrimp, beef and broccoli
spooned over a tasty brown and white rice mix. Zagat favorite Ivan Orkin
joins him in the kitchen to put together a distinctive meal of Romanian
steak served on crispy shrimp toasts.

July 2nd
This week on Simply Ming, Ming is cooking at home with Mario Batali, the
world-renowned, James Beard award-winning chef who runs some of the
country's finest restaurants. The two swap stories, crack jokes, and whip
up two delicious home-cooked dishes right in Ming's loft kitchen.

July 9th
What's better than one Chef Tsai? How about three! This week, Ming's mom and dad stop by to show who knows best when it comes to home cooking. With two delicious comfort food recipes to choose from, it's a Simply Ming to remember.

July 16th
It's a family affair this week when Ming's mom and dad are back to show
their son a thing or two in the kitchen! Two great home-cooked meals are on the stove as Ming, his mom and dad chop, dice, saute and fry their way
through family stories and shared jokes, this week on Simply Ming.

July 23rd
While in LA, Ming stops by the chat with praised local chef Roy Choi. Roy
takes Ming on a ride in one of his popular food trucks while they cook up
some daring cuisine. All that and more, this week on Simply Ming!

July 30th
This week on Simply Ming, we'll check out the LA hotspot Animal. Watch as
Ming meets with the two visionaries behind the project, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Don't miss out on what each of these talented chefs have in store for you! 

Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Visit Annebel Langbein's website
June 25thAnnabel Langbein cooks a Middle Eastern-inspired al fresco lunch for the grape pickers at Mt. Maude vineyard in New Zealand's Central Otago. On the menu are home-made Turkish bread, a spicy steak salad and her famous orange lightning cake. Recipes from this episode: Turkish bread, Turkish bride soup, spicy beef with harvest vegetables. garlic dressing, nutty cumin dukkah, corn and pearl couscous salad, orange lightning cake and vin d'orange.

July 2nd
Annabel Langbein helicopters deep into the Southern Alps high country of
New Zealand to cook a hearty lunch for the deer musterers. Returning to her lakeside Wanaka cabin, she cooks a simple but indulgent dinner of venison tataki, duck confit and a sublime flourless chocolate cake. Recipes from this episode: Moroccan tomato sauce, Moroccan eggs, cowboy hash, venison tataki, duck confit, fragrant lentils, crispy parsnip peels, flourless
chocolate cake, raspberry coulis. 

July 9th
Annabel Langbein visits actor Sam Neill's Two Paddocks vineyard to harvest saffron and pick heritage pears, then invites him and his team to her cabin to try her modern take on classic Italian osso bucco and saffron risotto. Her pear and prune custard cream dessert has everyone swooning. Recipes from this episode: choconut slice, balsamic glaze, beet, fennel and goat cheese salad, osso bucco, gremolata, saffron spinach risotto, pear and prune custard cream, coffee liqueur, extra-special coffees.

July 16th
Annabel Langbein tries her hand at fly fishing on the lake near her Wanaka
cabin, then shows how to cook the most succulent trout enrobed in salt. As
her neighbors arrive for a cookout she whips up help-yourself hamburgers
and blueberry crepes over the outdoor fire. Recipes from this episode:
vegetable samosas, minty yogurt dipping sauce, salt-crusted fish, speedy
mayo, dill and caper mayo, mango salsa, sesame beef patties, help-yourself hamburgers, holiday crepes, blueberry sauce, retro fruit punch.

July 23rd
Annabel Langbein visits and gathers culinary lavender and merino lamb from local farms to make a roast dinner with a difference. Also on the menu are deep-fried zucchini flowers and a divine maple and apple tarte tatin.
Recipes from this episode: cookie sampler, chevre-stuffed zucchini flowers,
roast lamb with herb crust, vegetable tian, green beans with olives and
garlic, maple and apple tarte tatin, and lavender syrup.


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Victory Garden's EdibleFEAST
Saturdays, at 12:30 p.m. 

Visit the Victory Garden's EdibleFEAST website

June 25th
Memphis, Tennessee, is this week's destination. Visit an organic garden in
a tough South Memphis neighborhood that has become a source of community unity. Learn about making the best possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into the cafeterias at St. Jude's Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash.

July 2nd
Explore Ohio. Visit a man who wasn't happy with what he saw working as a
dairy farmer, so he started his own grass-fed dairy. Then, meet a couple
who run their own fermenting business using the produce from their farm.
Learn a few easy techniques for planting collard greens and preparing for
the fall from Volunteers for Veggies, an urban gardening program that
donates food to the needy. Restaurant owner Jose Salazar demonstrates how to make tandoori chicken wings.

July 9th
See how innovative gardeners and farmers make it work in New York City.
First, visit a former chef who uses ocean water from Long Island to make
her own salt on Manhattan rooftops. Venture into the parks of the city to
see the wild bounty available for urban foraging and then ascend to the
rooftops of two Brooklyn farms to learn about their gardening techniques.
Finally, Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta restaurant prepares two simple and elegant eggplant dishes.

July 16th
Edible San Francisco editor Bruce Cole gives gardening tips from his
backyard garden, including how to humanely remove pests from the garden. Head to the farmers market with Inna Jam's Dafna Kory to pick up some delicious fruit before making jam. Then, visit the Mandela Foods Co-op - a co-operative grocery store created by the community within a food desert. Finish up with a recipe by food writer and cook Samin Nosrat, who cooks up an herb salad and confit tomatoes on toast.

July 23rd
Visit Palm Beach, Florida, where Dr. John Zahina-Ramos of Just One
Backyard shows how to plant sweet potatoes in a wheelbarrow and then how to make a wall garden. Then visit Jojo Milano, who left the urban life of
Miami to start a farm in rural Palm Beach County where she raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha goats and makes cheese from their milk. Next, head to the water to see how Eric Finn dives for the invasive lionfish and spiny lobster. Finish up in the kitchen of Chef Clay Conley, who serves up lionfish, escabeche-style.

July 30th
In Madison, Wisconsin, stop by the home of vegetable gardener Megan Cain and learn to make an herb spiral using repurposed bricks. Watch Chef
Christine Inthachith and her mother Bounyoung of Lao Laan-Xang restaurant (the first Laotian restaurant in Madison) cook up chicken laarp and fall squash curry. Visit Roller Coaster farm, which supplies the majority of its pigs to Johnny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective, then head back to Johnny's butcher shop to see him break down a pig and make charcuterie. And last, visit the first organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin, a farm that uses the traditional method of dry harvesting cranberries. 

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Well Read
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

July 3rd
Author of five novels, Helen Oyeyemi brings her new collection of short
stories - What is Yours is Not Yours - to Well Read. The award-winning
author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox brings together a series of stories
cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical.

July 17th
Journalist, lecturer and author of seven books, Adam Hochschild discusses
Spain in Our Hearts. A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told
through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. He unravels the complicated war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceded World War II.

July 24th
With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and
most enigmatic figures: King David. Brooks takes Well Read through his
journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to
traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and
diminished dotage.

July 31st at 1:30 am
Over the past 20 years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of how a band of
librarians in Timbuktu pull off a brazen heist to save precious centuriesold
Arabic texts from Al Qaeda. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktuis an
inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism. 

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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
Visit the Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting website

June 26th
Quilters love quilts inspired by the past. This quilt was inspired by an
antique quilt. Mary Fons and Liz Porter demonstrate how to use a template
set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves.
They will also discuss making a border using your remaining fabrics to
enhance your quilt top.

July 3rd
The return of the apron has inspired this episode. Mary Fons and guest
Jenny Doan demonstrate how to use a tea towel to make an apron and then embellish it using a serger to create ruffles. Jenny will also share
techniques for using the serger to finish edges, sew seams, and attach

July 10th
Many quilters love small projects. Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose
share techniques for fusible applique. They also give tips for finishing
your stitching with perfection.

July 17th
Marianne Fons was inspired by an antique quilt for this project. Marianne
and Mary teach techniques for working with flannel, using a triangle
trimmer for accurate piecing, and using fabric scraps to make a border.

July 24th
Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of
lights and darks. Mary and Marianne stress cutting accuracy and a
consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern.

July 31st
This modern version of an antique "crazy quilt" is sure to inspire. Update
the color palette and fall in love with the simplicity and freedom of crazy

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Living in Virgnia: In The Mountain's Shadow
Thursday, June 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
LIV breaks through stereotypes to discover the vibrant and colorful Appalachian charm by visiting with residents of the mountainous regions of Virginia and West Virginia. They describe their need for self-sufficient traditions and practices due to communication and travel challenges. Scholars discuss the history of the region, as well as social and cultural aspects of Appalachia
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Ballyfin: Portrait of a Irish Country House
Saturday June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

In the tradition of great house documentaries, Ballyfin: A Portrait of An
Irish Country House is a new special featuring an eye-popping Irish estate
with nearly 200 years of fascinating history. In 1823, twenty years before
the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland and twenty years after the Act of
Union that transformed the fractious relationship between Ireland and Great
Britain, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat built a magnificent mansion. For 100
years, it was a family home until WWI and Ireland's own Civil War ended
their way of life, as we all saw unfold on Downton Abbey. For the next 80
years, it housed a Catholic school, until the upkeep became overwhelming.
Fred Krehbiel, a businessman and art collector from Chicago with strong
Irish ties stepped in in 2002 and has undertaken an ambitious and
painstaking restoration of Ballyfin. The house has been restored to it's
original, resplendent condition, creating the impression that the family
has only recently taken leave. It is now regarded as one of the best hotels
in the world.

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Few Great Bakeries

Friday, July 1st at 10:00 p.m.

Explore warm, toasty, small bakeries from Massachusetts to California.
Find out how a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood landmark. Celebrate beautiful icing, gooey treats and skillful bakers!


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Carved from Stone: Legacy of a Granite Town

July 5th at 8:00 p.m.

CARVED FROM STONE: Legacy of a Granite Town is based on the book "Built from Stone: The Westerly Granite Story." The film shows Westerly granite as the "gold standard," with hundreds of blacksmiths, carvers, stonemasons, and other craftsmen brought from Europe to ply their artistry, each contributing to the reputation of the beauty of the work and the durability of the stone. Photos, interviews, and rare archival film footage of workers at the quarry from around 1920 paint a vivid portrait of the hard work of the granite industry that thrived in Westerly from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Viewers will also travel to Gettysburg, where more than 70
monuments were built of Westerly granite, and on to Woodlawn Cemetery in New York, which boasts more than 30 Westerly granite mausoleums, statues, and other beautiful monuments.


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Few Good Pie Places

Friday, July 8th at 10:00 p.m.

Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from Maine to
Minnesota. Meet crusty and flaky cooks who know how to make dough, add
spices to fillings and crisscross a lattice top. It's a celebration of
apple, berry and sweet potato slices!


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Jay: A Rockefeller's Journey

Sunday, July 17th at 4:00 p.m.

This program will document the half-century career of John D. Rockefeller
IV in his chosen home of West Virginia. Why would the heir of one of the
wealthiest families in America come to one of its poorest states - and stay?
What influenced him and who inspired him along his journey to becoming on of the state's most influential leaders of the last 50 years? 
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Beyond The Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race

Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m.

BEYOND THE POWDER is a documentary film that follows the female pilots of the 2014 Air Race Classic racers as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race of 1929, also known as the Powder Puff Derby. The first Women's Air Derby in 1929, which was comprised of 20 women, including Amelia Earhart-was flown from Santa Monica to the finish line in Cleveland, kicking off the National Air Races. The country watched as these brave women made history flying crosscountry, breaking into a competition that was thought to be for men only. They encountered sabotage, death, and all the difficulties of flying at the dawn of aviation. Today the Powder Puff Derby continues as the Air Race Classic, with modern day racers carrying out the legacy and the adventurous spirit of the original racers. Showing that they were more than just their make-up, the original Derby contestants have inspired those flying today to truly push beyond the powder.


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Finding Traction

Sunday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki
Kimball's quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's
oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail. 
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Independent Lens
Mondays at 10:00 p.m.
Visit the Independent Lens website
Watch Episodes On Demand


Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m
Visit Frontline's website

Watch Episodes On Demand

June 28th

Step inside the Newark Police Department - one of many troubled forces
ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the

July 5th

Get the inside story of the creation of ISIS and learn how the U.S. missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group's earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders and the American failures to stop ISIS' brutal rise.

July 12th

An inside account of efforts to bring about change in the Saudi kingdom. With on-the-ground reporting, the film examines Saudi Arabia today.


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Potus 2016
Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Anchored by public radio's Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer, POTUS 2016 is already airing in the New York region where it is helping to satisfy the large appetite that public television viewers have for serious election related coverage. While The Newshour and Washington Week do excellent segments on the campaigns, we have found viewers seek more, and something different from the commercial network offerings which they find shallow, sensationalist and unsatisfying to their sensibilities. POTUS 2016 is unique for being a regularly scheduled program solely devoted to the campaign season: The program has a rotating group of regulars who know Brian Lehrer well from previous radio and TV appearances. Among those to be invited for 2016 appearances: Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief Forbes magazine; Gail Collins, New York Times Columnist; Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior editor for the Atlantic; Law Professor Zephyr Teachout, campaign finance expert and former gubernatorial candidate, Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center. We will also invite thinkers outside the political arena such as author Malcolm Gladwell.


Visit the P.O.V. website

Watch Episodes On Demand

June 27th at 10:00 p.m.
Watch this Oscar nominated film, winner of more than 50 awards, in which
an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the 1965
Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyes and demands they accept responsibility. 

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Virginia Currents
Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
June 23rd
Virginia Currents goes high and low to reveal the rich history of UVA's iconic landmark, the Rotunda, during its major renovation. Also,find out how a Richmond company uses modern technology to carve the ornamental details on the capitals being installed in the Rotunda.
June 30th
Virginia Currents steps back in time at the Barrier Islands Center. Learn about the vibrant history of the generations that once graced the Barrier Islands before a series of major hurricanes in the 1930's forced residents to the mainland.
July 7th
Virginia Currents goes behind bars to show how the Pixie's Pen Pals'
program helps unwanted dogs get adopted through the diligent training and love from women incarcerated at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women. Plus, learn about the People's Library, a project that enables the
community to share their stories on discarded and repurposed books at theRichmond Public Library. 
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Egypt Beyond The Pyramids
Sunday, June 19th & 26th at 4:00 p.m.
If you read the tourist brochures, Egypt is all about pharaohs and pyramids. If you watch the evening news, it's full of conflict and extremism. Neither could be further from the truth. Knowing that conflict was brewing once again in Egypt, Karin Muller took a huge risk. She set out to film a documentary on Egyptian life - in the middle of a revolution. For three months, Karin traveled alone from the upper Nile to the Red Sea, sharing the day-to-day lives of ordinary Egyptians. Through the eyes of fishermen and bakers, street dancers and Cairo's kamikaze taxi drivers, Karin discovered a side of Egypt that few foreigners get to see. Along the way she was invited to join in Muslim festivals, weekly animal markets, and into the tents during the second fateful revolution that brought all Egyptians together and then tore them apart. Muller survived the military coup, only to be attacked by a mob in a remote village in the Nile delta. Seriously injured, she flew back to the States for emergency surgery. Egypt Beyond the Pyramids reveals the many faces of this complicated land, where a fundamentally kind and generous people struggle to emerge from six decades of brutal dictatorship, fear, and propaganda.


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Slow Way Home
Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.
The way children travel to school structures daily life for families around the world-but the means differs dramatically. In Japan 98 percent of children walk to school every day, unaccompanied by a parent. In the United States just 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, and most are driven to school by a parent. The Slow Way Home explores this divergence, examining how American families have largely given up on keeping our streets and public spaces safe enough for children, while Japanese communities have mobilized to keep their streets safe and walkable, not only for children but for everyone in society. Seen through both a historical and contemporary framing, The Slow Way Home is an uplifting examination of differences in culture that provides both insight into a distressing trend in American society and simultaneously offers hope for change. 
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Admissions On Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Education

Monday, July 11th at 10:00 p.m.

At many universities, race helps determine who's admitted. But a Supreme
Court case could soon end that nationwide. We trace this issue from 1946 to today, and examine what race-blind admissions might look like. Activists
lawyers, university officials, students, and people who fought segregation
discuss what diversity means, whether it matters, and how we should-and
shouldn't-be able to seek it.


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Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m.

A vivid portrait of the Valleys Planning Council, a citizen-led non-profit
organization, and the brilliant work of Ian Harg, a talented landscape
architect. McHarg, along with a team of consultants, penned a landmark land preservation plan back in the early 1960s. The Plan for the Valleys was one of the first land planning documents to use ecology as the central theme. Vintage footage highlights the entertaining McHarg, as well as interviews with a variety of characters involved in the organization over five decades. The film skillfully and beautifully documents the success of smart growth: a stunning, rural countryside that supports outstanding agricultural and equine industries that pay enormous dividends to current and future generations in terms of both a healthy economy and healthy environment. The film also serves as a wonderful testament to citizen action and visionary planning.

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Up from Ashes

Sunday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m.

What goes into building a Library? Concerned with sustainability, the
developers of the Traverwood Branch of the AADL took a unique approach to the building process by harvesting hundreds of ash trees devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer and reusing the trees in the construction of the building. 'Up From Ashes,' produced by KDN Films in Madison Heights, Michigan, captures each step of the Traverwood Branch construction process, a process that combined both primitive and modern construction methods. In this hourlong documentary, director Bill Kubota treats viewers to a behind-thescenes look at drawing board designs, deadlines, and one-ton draft horses harvesting the lumber. Also captured on film is the anxiety of the development team as design and structure challenges arise and are dealt with.


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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa

Sunday, July 31st at 5:30 p.m.

This episode visits Clarkston, Georgia, home to over 40 different
nationalities, to document its November 2013 city council and mayoral
election - in which three former refugees were on the ballot. In this halfhour program, America By The Numbers anchor Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkston to chronicle the stories of former refugees, many from war-torn countries, who are exercising voting rights and actively engaging in democracy as political candidates and election workers for the first time.
Through their stories, we see the impact the dream of democracy and
citizenship has on immigrants and many of the South's new residents.


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Doc Martin
Saturdays at 7:00 & 10:00 p.m. in May 
***Please note that Doc Martin will be on hiatus during the month of June. 
Series 7 will air Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning July 2nd***

July 2nd
We start back in Portwenn with Martin, but Louisa is not there. After
their tumultuous time last series, Louisa has gone for a break to visit her
mother in Spain: to have some time to think and get some perspective on
their relationship. Martin is faced with the questions: will Louisa come
back to him; and what can he do to make sure that she does? Martin knows
that he needs to try and change for the sake of his marriage, and promised
Louisa that he would see a therapist to try and effect this change. Aunt
Ruth manages to find him someone very well qualified to see Dr. Rachel
Timoney. However, life in Portwenn transpires to get in Martin's way, in
the shape of Steve Baker, and the Lifeboat training exercise. Martin is not
the only person inconvenienced Steve and his assistant Barry are meant to
be helping Al get his Bed and Breakfast ready in time for his first guests
arriving, but Steve is never there and half the walls still haven't been
plastered. Al can't even rely on his father or Morwenna for help, as Bert
is upset that Al hasn't wanted his help in the past, and Morwenna has been
roped into the Lifeboat training exercise by her new flatmate Janice. When
Steve collapses, the mock rescue becomes a real life rescue, and Martin and Penhale race out to help Morwenna to save Steve's life. But marooned at sea, Martin is going to have trouble getting back in time to speak to Louisa and is in danger of missing his first scheduled therapy session.

July 9th
After Martin's first session with Dr. Rachel Timoney, we see he may have
met his match: if anyone is going to be able to help Martin change, then Dr.
Timoney seems well-qualified. Louisa's return further raises questions
around their relationship: in order to stay together, perhaps they need to
spend more time apart, living in separate houses until they have worked
through their issues. Meanwhile, Al welcomes his first fishing guests, but
an uninvited one means that his good review is definitely not guaranteed.
Bert decides to try and rejuvenate trade at the restaurant by joining an
online voucher scheme, and offering a 2-for-1 lobster special with the help
of Gus, a local fisherman. Morwenna thinks her responsibilities in the
Surgery have increased, and asks Martin for a pay raise. Louisa, her return
to school imminent, has to find a new babysitter to look after James Henry,
and reluctantly decides to offer Janice a trial. Aunt Ruth has to face up
to the fact that there is no escaping the aging process, but doesn't want
Martin to be constantly making her accept her health limitations. Penhale
is excited to receive his new police issue Taser, but Portwenn does not
exactly offer him plenty of opportunities to try it out...

July 16th
Martin has decided he will be the one to move out of the Surgery to allow
Louisa the space she needs, which Louisa does really appreciate. Louisa is
intrigued to meet Martin's therapist, Dr. Rachel Timoney, but is not quite
so happy when Rachel suggests that they should have therapy as a couple,
instead of Martin having it on his own. Aunt Ruth, however, manages to
persuade Louisa that being a part of it will allow her a chance to defend
herself if she needs to. Janice's babysitting of James Henry does not get
off to the best of starts, but fortunately Penhale is around to help her
out. After his disastrous lobster special evening, Bert disappears, and Al
is very concerned when Ruth tells him about Bert's behavior, and when he
finds out there are bailiffs at the restaurant. Mrs. Tishell is concerned
that Martin will not be able to look after himself living on his own, so
decides that she is the best person to help him. The new Portwenn Radio DJ, Melanie, is trying to revitalize the station with a Healthy Eating Week
segment, and tries to get Martin involved, but she ends up getting more
than she bargained for when Martin has to perform an operation live on the

July 23rd
Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though
neither of them was expecting that they would be given homework. Peter
Cronk, now 15, approaches Louisa to ask if Martin will allow him to do work
experience at the Surgery. Louisa is surprised, and impressed, when Martin
agrees to this: perhaps he is learning to change after all. Morwenna is not
quite so happy about it when Peter starts trying to boss her around in the
Surgery. Meanwhile, Mrs. Tishell is surprised by the return of her husband,
Clive, and even more so when he tells her he wants to give things another
go. Bert, after losing the restaurant and having nowhere to live except
this new camper van, is looking around for other opportunities, but he is
keeping everything close to his chest, and definitely away from the eyes of
Penhale, who is trying to impress Janice. Louisa has to call Martin to help
her when one of her pupils, Jessy, collapses during a school excursion, and
together they rush Jessy to the hospital. Peter's work experience doesn't
work out quite as well as he had hoped, though he is very grateful he did
it when Martin helps him to successfully treat his mother, Mrs. Cronk.

July 30th
Martin reaches his breaking point with being followed around by Buddy: he
resolves to find a vet to have him put down. Morwenna, and eventually
Louisa, manage to persuade him that it isn't quite that simple - a vet will
not put down a healthy dog just on Martin's say-so. They intervene and find
a new home for Buddy with Angela Sim, a local vet, though Martin will have
to take him there himself. Martin is not impressed by Angela's alternative
approaches to medicine, even if it is veterinary medicine, but at least he
has managed to offload Buddy onto her. Meanwhile, Ruth finds out what Bert has been up to, in trying to make his own whisky, and he eventually
persuades her to keep his secret. Clive is suspicious of Mrs. Tishell and
who she might be cooking meals for, but decides to give her the benefit of
the doubt so that they can really give their marriage another go. Penhale
wants to ask Janice out, but only succeeds in asking her to a group BBQ at
his place, and then has to persuade Al and Morwenna to come too, to make up the numbers. Louisa and Martin's therapy homework results in a picnic, much to Martin's dismay, but even this doesn't go to plan, when they are
interrupted by Angela and Buddy on the beach: Angela appears to be
hallucinating, and Martin has to get Penhale to help him calm her down, so
that he can treat her and find out what has been going on. 

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Keeping Up Appearances
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

June 25th
Hyacinth is still eager to impress Emmet with her prowess as a singer,
especially now that he is divorced and has moved in next door with his
sister Liz.

July 2nd
Hyacinth has to intervene when she learns from her relatives "on the other
side of town" that Daddy has slipped out and run up a toy store bill that
he cannot pay.

July 9th
Hyacinth is eager to take delivery of a new suite, which she is quick to
tell everyone is an exact replica of one in Sandringham House. But the
delivery goes awry.

July 16th
Hyacinth suddenly decides to take Daddy out for a picnic in the country,
but Daddy equally suddenly decides that he will take her car!

July 23rd
Richard has no hiding place from Hyacinth now that early retirement has
been thrust upon him. He finds the though of all the extra time that the
two of them will be able to spend together rather daunting.

July 30th
Hyacinth has forced Richard to participate in a trip to the countryside to
look for Iron Age remains. But further cultural excursions are curtailed
when Daisy and Onslow report that Rose is behaving in outrageous fashion.

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As Time Goes By
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. 

June 25th
Lionel and Jean work on getting him a suitable outfit for his impending
book launch. Meanwhile, Lionel cannot figure why a talented publisher like
Alistair is working so hard to promote his book, one which even Lionel
admits is "...rather a dull read."

July 2nd
A chance meeting with Jean's sister-in-law Penny leads to a weekend in the
country and a tricky situation for Lionel and Jean. Not wanting to admit
to Penny that their relationship goes back four decades, Jean fibs that
they have know one another for only a few months.

July 9th
Back from a country weekend with Lionel, Jean is annoyed at Judy's
insinuations about the relationship with Lionel. Lionel only makes matters
worse when he crassly invites Jean to join him on a "freebie" cruise.

July 16th
Lionel has "first night nerves" over his first signing session at a book
shop. Alistair and Jean, meanwhile, are working overtime wheedling and
cajoling friends and acquaintances to queue up for signatures from the

July 23rd
When Lionel and Jean were young they dreamed of a romantic holiday
together in Paris. Now that dream has become reality, they find they are
not alone in this lovers' paradise and that true love never runs smoothly.

July 30th
Lionel's father is getting married. Jean and Lionel have key roles to
play, her as bridesmaid and him to give away the bride. But events on
wedding day go awry, and Lionel winds up in a quite different role. 

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Are You Being Served
Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. 

June 25th
Grace brothers decide to enter the video age and display advertisements on
closed-circuit television at the store-and there's anew face in menswear.

July 2nd
Mrs. Slocombe has dreams in which she and Mr. Humphries are romantically embroiled But when she attempts to turn fantasy into reality the situation becomes difficult to handle. 

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Father Brown

Saturday's at 9:00 p.m.

July 9th
When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

July 16th
Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder

July 23rd
Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

July 30th
When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?

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Last of the Summer Wine
Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.

June 11th
A day out at a stately home with Compo's nephew and family.

June 18th
If Nora won't have Compo, what are his chances with a thrice-widowed woman from Bradford?

June 25th
The trio buy a car, but Clegg has to drive.

July 2nd
When Blamire takes up photography, no one can hide from his demon lens. 
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Dancing on the Edge

Sundays at 8:00 pm

June 26th
Chart the Louis Lester Band's ascent, with Stanley's help, from a downbeat
jazz cellar to the Imperial Hotel and a party attended by an admiring
prince and a moneyed American. Later, Louis helps smuggle an injured woman out of a hotel room.

July 3rd
Follow the band on a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson.
Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie
and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval.
July 10th
Chart the band's fortunes as jazz-lover Lady Cremone and the Prince of
Wales invite them to play for events. They record an album and secure a
spot on BBC radio. Masterson sends a cryptic message to Julian. Louis finds Jessie comatose and bloody.
July 17th
Learn why Louis doubts Julian's story about his trip to Paris the night
Jessie was attacked. When racist Germans walk out during the band's
performance at the hotel, Stanley devises a plan to get revenge. Lady
Cremone relays news about Jessie.
July 24th
Find out why Masterson wants to buy Stanley's magazine and Lady Cremone decides to be less reclusive. Louis' calmness is shaken when he sees Julian's friends at an exclusive dinner at which he entertains. He learns there's a warrant for his arrest.
July 31st
Join Stanley, Sarah and Pamela as they try to help Louis elude the police.
Masterson offers a huge reward for Louis' capture. Lady Cremone, convinced of Louis' guilt, refuses to aid him. A policeman coerces Sarah into divulging damaging information.


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Sundays at 10:30 p.m.

July 3rd
The serial killer steps up his cross-Channel campaign, targeting an
elderly victim in his "moral" crusade. The race is on for police in Britain
and France to identify and capture the murderer before more lives are
brutally lost.

July 10th
Detectives battle to locate an elderly soldier before he freezes to death.
In the meantime, is naive teenager Sophie safe lodging with seemingly
harmless Benji?

July 17th
The "Truth Terrorist"'s third "truth" begins as Benji carries out his
Samurai mission. Sophie's life is now at stake and police believe they can
use her to stop the terrorist's rampage. Karl gets more than he bargained
for while visiting Charlotte.

July 24th
As youths are burnt alive, police suspect the hand of the Truth Terrorist
once more. They finally make a key arrest. Will this be the end of the

July 31st
Police think they may finally have a lead, as the serial killer's actions
escalate in his fifth and final "truth." Karl and Laura's relationship
takes another turn as Laura steps up her flirtations with another man.


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In Their Own Words - Muhammad Ali
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Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.
Muhammad Ali Tribute Page

Programming note for Doc Martin in June

Doc Martin will be on hiatus during the month of June 
Series 7 will air Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning July 2nd




Downton Abbey Encore - Programming Note
Repeats of Downton Abbey Series 2 will resume airing Thursday
nights at 10:00 p.m. on June 23rd and will finish on July 14th.
Due to Democratic and Republican Convention Coverage, Downton Abbey will be pre-empted July 21st & 28th & also during the month of August due to additional special programming & our August pledge drive. 
There will be an entire series encore over the Labor Day weekend in September (September 2nd through September 5th). More details such as times will be provided when they become finalized
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Questions for President Obama:
A PBS Newshour Special
Wednesday, June 1st at 8:00 p.m. 
PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill will sit down for an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, June 1 in Elkhart, Indiana. It will follow with a town hall, produced by PBS NewsHour, during which local residents will ask questions of the President.
***This will pre-empt Nova: Invisible Universe Revealed that was originally scheduled ***
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Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches 
Friday, June 3rd at 9:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 7th at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 8:30 p.m.


Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.


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Josh Groban: Stages Live
Friday, June 3rd at 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14th at 1:30 p.m.
Join the world-renowned performer to explore classic songs from the Broadway songbook. Fans of all ages will want to sing along to famous tunes including "All I Ask of You," "Bring Him Home," "Anthem," "Pure Imagination," "Try to Remember" and more.


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The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum
Saturday, June 4th at 4:30 p.m.
Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -"the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like "Big River," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Always on My Mind."
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Best of 50's Pop
Saturday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10th at 3:30 p.m.
The Best Of 50s Pop presents the top pop hits of the Fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners tuned to their AM radios. It was a simpler, romantic time with classic tunes and immortal voices that bring back those happy memories with songs and artists such as Patti Page, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Frankie Lane, Mel Carter and more.
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Alabama: Hymns and Gospel Favorites
Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.
One of the most acclaimed country bands of all time, Alabama celebrate their love for gospel music in this collection of songs of faith including "Church in the Wildwood," "I'll Fly Away," "The Old Rugged Cross" and the new "Angels Among Us." Although they typically perform in large arenas, Randy, Teddy and Jeff gather family and friends for an intimate concert at home for Hymns & Gospel Favorites.
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back
Sunday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the groundbreaking band's musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.
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Country Pop Legends
Sunday, June 5th at 8:00 p.m.
The greats of country pop unite to perform their biggest and most-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. Performances from Glenn Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with classic full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults.
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John Denver: Country Boy
Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 p.m.
Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.
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Motown 25
Monday, June 6th at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13th at 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes,The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more! Not seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years, this incredible MY MUSIC special presentation finally comes to public television for one amazing night!
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Rhythm & Blues 40: Soul Spectacular
Monday, June 6th at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11th at 4:30 p.m.

Recorded at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh on November 26 and 27, 2001, Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular  features legendary artists of the 1960s and '70s, on-stage for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Jerry Butler reunited with The Impressions for the first time since 1958, and The Miracles were rejoined by Billy Griffin in this PBS special. In addition, The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge, Eddie Holman, Little Anthony & The Original Imperials, The Chi-Lites and many more performers sang their most memorable hits.

In salute to several more of the greatest artists of the time, Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular also broadcasts rarely seen footage of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, James Brown, and others.

The program is co-hosted by Dionne Warwick, Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, each of whom also performs, and Richard "Shaft" Roundtree. This program also marks the first-ever televised gathering of Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Volt, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International talents. 
Big Band Years
Tuesday, June 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m.
My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.
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Carpenters: Close to You
Thursday, June 9th at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m.
MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, featuring their their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be)Close to You," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," "Superstar," "Yesterday Once More," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles and 9 gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. They won Grammy Awards as Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Vocal group in 1970 and for Album of the Year in 1971. That same year, Karen and Richard hosted the NBC-TV summer series, "Make Your Own Kind of Music" and later starred in a series of specials on ABC-TV into the 1980s. Their soundtrack recording of "Bless the Beasts and Children" was nominated for an Academy Award, and they performed it at the Oscar telecast in 1972. From 1970 to 1981, the Carpenters consistently were represented on the Billboard charts with 17 of their singles in the Pop Top 20, including three #1 songs and six songs at #2 in addition to 17 songs hitting #1 on the Easy Listening chart. The Carpenters became the top American recording act of the 1970s and have sold over 100 million recordings worldwide. THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU features interviews with Richard Carpenter in addition to the group's musicians, famous friends and colleagues, particularly those who helped them achieve stardom, including Herb Alpert, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach and Petula Clark. The program also contains rare footage of Richard and Karen, including never-before-seen promotional films, concert performances, studio recording sessions, archival television appearances and outtakes.
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Great Performances: Joan Baez 75th Music Celebration
Friday, June 10th at 9:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13th at 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate Joan Baez' birthday with guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson and Paul Simon
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The Kingston Trio Celebration
Sunday, June 12th at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th at 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy the groundbreaking folk group's biggest hits and more 1950s and '60s chart toppers, performed by the current trio with Bob Shane, Timothy B. Schmit, Al Jardine, Trini Lopez, Barry McGuire, Sana Christian, The Limeliters and Josh Reynolds.
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Lawrence Welk - God Bless America
Sunday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Talent - Bob Allen, Executive Producer of the special and Mary Lou Metzger, Welk Star.

Featured stars - Anacani, Elaine Balden, Bobby Burgess, Jo Ann Castle,Henry Cuesta, Dick Dale, Ralna English, Joe Feeney, Myron Floren, Guy Hovis, Jack Imel, The Lennon Sisters, Mary Lou Metzger, Tom Netherton, Bob Ralston and Norma Zimmer.

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50 Years with Peter Paul & Mary
Tuesday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17th at 9:00 p.m.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives.
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Chesapeake Bay By Air
Thursday, June 2nd at 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 9:30 p.m.
CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR captures the unparalleled wild beauty, rich history and natural serenity of the bay from 2,000 feet. The program marries gentle verse, prose and music with dramatic images captured by high-definition cameras, which bring the region into razor-sharp perspective. CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR's meandering aerial journey transports viewers to many of the Chesapeake Bay's stunning locations - from dawn over the Susquehanna River and the mysterious carved marsh of Blackwater Wildlife Refuge to the tranquil fishing village of Smith Island and the smokestacks of Sparrow's Point. Cameras also soar above the ancient Calvert Cliffs, Annapolis and bustling Baltimore, the steel spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges and historic Point Lookout.
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Potomac By Air: Our Nation's River
Thursday, June 2nd at 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 8:00 p.m.
POTOMAC BY AIR: OUR NATION'S RIVER explores the nation's history through an aerial trip along the striking curves of the Potomac River,accompanied by an uplifting musical soundtrack and pleasing narration that describes natural historical and cultural points of interest along the way. Beginning in West Virginia, the fly over pledge event captures the flow of the Potomac River as it rapidly descends through the Appalachian Mountains into the Piedmont region of Maryland, then proceeds south past the Great Falls into the nation's capital, before ending in the Chesapeake Bay. The program provides viewers with a scenic journey of the river's natural and man-made history along with America's remarkable collection of monuments and memorials-from the Washington Monument to the White House and more. Stunning, low-altitude high-definition footage of the river is complemented by day and evening shots of the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and other landmarks.
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Rick Steves' Delicious Europe
Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m.
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In RICK STEVES' DELICIOUS EUROPE, America's favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine - from garlicky snails and handmade mozzarella to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst and other regional specialties. He also dines on gourmet tapas in Galicia,visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of the day in Greece and sips wines from ancient vines in Burgundy.
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Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert
Sunday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. 
Thursday, June 9th at 10:30 p.m.
The Sonoran Desert is alive with beauty, and this stunning film captures the changes over the seasons with views of its remarkable plants and animals. Desert Dreams showcases 182 species of plants and animals in a first-of-its-kind presentation of the Sonoran Desert as it changes over the course of a full year. Desert Dreams blends HD video footage and time-lapse imagery captured over four years with stills from the filmmaker's photographic archive compiled over three decades to chronicle five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The supporting soundtrack combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes performed by world-class musician Gary Stroutsos, featuring 29 musical instruments with "earth tones" to create a pictorial and musical tapestry without narration or people.
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The Appalachians
Sunday, June 5th at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m.
The vast Appalachia region stretches across 13 states and is home to more than 23 million people, yet it may be the least understood culture in America. Appalachia has existed for generations as a region apart, isolated physically and culturally by its rugged mountains. The ethnically diverse Appalachian people - including many of the country's first immigrants - played a profound, and often overlooked, part in the nation's history and cultural and economic development. THE APPALACHIANS, introduced by country music star Naomi Judd, is a comprehensive historical and cultural overview of this distinctive region. This three-part series documents the unique legacy, courage, character, arts and culture of the central and southern Appalachian people. The film includes the work of outstanding Appalachian historians and scholars, writers, poets and musicians, including Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Alison Kraus and traditional folk artists from the region.
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Rick Steves' Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild

Sunday, June 5th at 11:30 p.m.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: REMOTE, SACRED, WILD celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. The half-hour special finds Rick canoeing through the tiny canals of a Dutch nature preserve, hiking in Northern England's pristine Lake District, exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, and marveling at exquisite Medieval art in the sister cities of Ravenna and Chartres. In the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land,Rick ventures through the Judean Desert, visits a remote monastery, and bobs in the Dead Sea.
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Rick Steves' Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin
Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m.
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In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe's most energetic capitals - Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter,and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a quaint yet jarring city filled with Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffee shops - all beneath tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers. In reunited Berlin, Rick finds evocative memorials and other reminders of the city's 20th-century tumult, and enjoys its now-trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene.

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Rick Steves' Europe Travel Skills
Sunday, June 12th at 1:30 p.m.
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RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena,the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel. He covers planning an itinerary,hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and revealing everything viewers need to know to turn their travel dreams into reality.
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Supernature: Wild Flyers
Series Premiere
Wednesday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m.
Explore the wonder and science of one of nature's greatest innovations - the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals' remarkable powers and how they work.
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9 Months That Made You
3 Part Series
Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. - June 29th, July 6th & July 13th
Discover the story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.
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Eat to Live with Joel Furhman
Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 a.m.
Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
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Allergy Solution with Leo Galland
Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, June 6th at 2:30 p.m.
If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. The epidemic of allergies is bigger than you ever imagined. One billion people around the world are now afflicted!! But you don't have to be a victim of your allergies. Leo Galland, MD, renowned physician, researcher, and writer, presents - The Allergy Solution, with Leo Galland, MD. You will be the first to learn the four HIDDEN TRUTHS about allergies that will forever change the way you think - and deal with - the allergies affecting you, your family, or loved ones. And you will also learn the astonishing facts about the relationship between allergies and weight gain!
Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman
Saturday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m.
Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In this new show, Dr.Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman is a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
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Easy Yoga: Secret to Strength & Balance with Peggy Cappy
Sunday, June 5th at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th at 4:30 p.m.
Muscle loss actually begins in your thirties (earlier than most of us might have guessed) and it continues at a rate of about three percent per decade without intervention. The good news is according to Peggy Cappy, yoga can come to the rescue. In Cappy's latest program, Peggy will show us how yoga can come to the aid to people who want to increase strength and mobility at any age.
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Dr. Christiane Northrup: Glorious Women Never Age
Monday, June 6th at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Northrup has always counseled that health isn't just for the young. Now, in response to thousands of requests from readers, radio show listeners, lecture attendees, and fans from all over the world, she has turned her attention to the subject of women and aging - and once again, proves to be a fearless thinker, pioneer and author whose work is always based on impeccable research. In her newest PBS special, Christiane Northrup, M.D. visionary pioneer and one of the world's leading authorities in the field of women's health and wellness, addresses the subject that hits the sweetest of sweet spots among the female 60+ PBS audience demographic: she takes on the topic of "aging" - and turns it on its head! She challenges the most popular but least helpful perspectives on women's "aging," replacing the notion of decline and decrepitude with the profound understanding that growing older means an increase in wisdom and value. Dr. Northrup skillfully collects and interprets research from astronaut studies, eldercare, the fields of sexuality, orthopedics and other areas, and combines them with her own clinical and life experience. The result is 7 Steps that every woman should take in her journey to getting older - without aging. The special was taped at Boston's Calderwood Pavilion, in front of an audience of wildly enthusiastic Northrup fans!
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Age Fix with Anthony Youn
Monday, June 6th at 4:00 p.m.
Everyone ages whether they like it or not. But it doesn't mean that some signs of aging can't be fixed. Have you ever thought that it would be great to have friend, who just happened to be a plastic surgeon, and you could ask anything and get a straight answer? Someone who won't judge you about your insecurities but would open up a world of insider tips, tricks, and secrets from the fields of beauty, dermatology, and plastic surgery? Well, now you do - because that's Dr. Tony Youn. Yes, plastic surgery trims waistlines and reduces wrinkles, but in The Age Fix, Dr. Youn gives easy home remedies to save you thousands of dollars and achieve the same results without surgery. Dr. Youn's goal is to offer you a way to fix your age-related skin concerns, without having in-office treatments, painful surgery, or spending a lot of money. While he acknowledges there are some instances where the only real good option is actual surgery, in most cases he offers ways to turn back the clock in a significant way without even seeing a doctor, much less a plastic surgeon. Throughout The Age Fix Dr. Youn reveals tips, tricks, and secrets - natural anti-aging tips plastic surgeons don't want you to know. With the simple changes he discusses, you'll look younger on the outside and be younger on the inside. He'll share with the single best cream to put on your skin to prevent aging, and the best cream to reverse aging, and even prevent future skin cancers. And he gives simple and easy treatments to improve most aging concerns, like age spots, wrinkles, and under eye puffiness. He demonstrates do-it-yourself anti-aging treatments, reveals the best products to tighten your skin, and simple dietary changes that can make you look and feel years younger. Your skin will glow, and you'll probably notice a few pounds fall off in the bargain. His patients love it, and viewers will, too.
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Stronger Bones, Stronger Life
Saturday, June 11th at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m.
Discover why healthy bones are the key to remaining mobile, engaged and independent. Bone health expert Lani Simpson guides viewers in understanding how to keep their bones strong and prevent or lessen the impact of osteoporosis.
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Dr. Furhman's End Dieting Forever
Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention, and maximum lifespan.
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Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You
Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17th at 3:30 p.m.
We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others.
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Easy Yoga for Diabetes with Peggy Cappy
Sunday, June 12th at Noon
Learn how yoga and the right diet can improve health and have a positive impact on life with diabetes. Interviews with doctors and first-person accounts from individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes explore how yoga and diet improved their lives.
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Don't Worry, Retire Happy with Tom Hegna
Friday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Are you afraid your money will disappear before you reach your sunset years? Are you worried about retirement? In this new public television special, Don't Worry, Retire Happy, financial expert Tom Hegna explains why there is no need to fear and how you can create a bright, happy life in retirement simply by following his seven steps for retirement security. This upbeat program explains the retirement solutions successful retirees use to secure their retirement. Over the years Tom Hegna has helped thousands of Americans secure their golden years. His retirement solutions work regardless of the economic climate, the valuation of the stock markets or the current interest-rates environment. Tom Hegna provides proven solutions to secure a happy and worry-free retirement. He explains the math and science behind planning a successful retirement. He also shares his seven steps to retirement security. These steps include creating a retirement plan, considering a hybrid retirement, securing lifetime guarantee income, maximizing social security benefits, growing a retirement nest egg, planning for non-covered medical costs, and using your home equity wisely.
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Inside Mercy Street
Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 p.m.
Go behind the scenes of the new Civil War-era drama about Americans on the home front during this turbulent time. The special features interviews with the creative team, video clips and footage showcasing the compelling themes of this powerful drama.
Tribute to Downton Abbey
Saturday, June 4th at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 p.m.
While Downton Abbey may have broadcast its final episode there is still much to celebrate about the series! Downton Abbey: A Tribute to Downton Abbey is a one hour seamless program designed to remember the highlights of the series and give viewers the opportunity to relive those moments forever by owning the complete Downton Abbey video library.
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Endeavour - Season 3 on Masterpiece
Sundays at 9:00 p.m. beginning June 19th
Shaun Evans returns for a third season as the young Endeavour Morse. In four new films, Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the events that left him in prison and his senior officer, DI Thursday (Roger Allam), with a life-threatening injury.
Watch Episode 1 On Demand
Episode 2
June 26th
The death of an artist in a house-fire leaves Oxford police baffled. Then, when a young housewife dies seemingly of a mysterious "tummy bug" that has sickened half the police force, Morse's investigation leads him to an inner-city supermarket.
Episode 3
July 3rd
Follow Endeavour into the disparate worlds of Oxford scientific academia, the city's vast parks, night school and the untamed wilderness of the Oxfordshire countryside when a Dutch au pair goes missing.
Episode 4
July 10th
Endeavour, occupied with unexpected strife in his personal life, finds himself drawn to a woman he's investigating. The grisly murder of a man who works in fashion causes a shakeup in Oxford's criminal underworld.
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Series Premiere
Sundays at 10:30 p.m. beginning June 19th
A British/French crime drama, adapted from the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge.
Watch Episode 1 On Demand
Episode 2
June 26th
The killer claims to highlight the ills of contemporary European society as his second "truth" unfolds. An enigmatic hosteler crosses the paths of Karl and Elise once more. Are they any closer to an answer?
Episode 3
July 3rd
The serial killer steps up his cross-Channel campaign, targeting an elderly victim in his "moral" crusade. The race is on for police in Britain and France to identify and capture the murderer before more lives are brutally lost.
Episode 4
July 10th
Detectives battle to locate an elderly soldier before he freezes to death. In the meantime, is naive teenager Sophie safe lodging with seemingly harmless Benji?
Episode 5
July 17th
The "Truth Terrorist"'s third "truth" begins as Benji carries out his Samurai mission. Sophie's life is now at stake and police believe they can use her to stop the terrorist's rampage. Karl gets more than he bargained for while visiting Charlotte
Episode 6
July 24th
As youths are burnt alive, police suspect the hand of the Truth Terrorist once more. They finally make a key arrest. Will this be the end of the killings?
Episode 7
July 31st
Police think they may finally have a lead, as the serial killer's actions escalate in his fifth and final "truth." Karl and Laura's relationship takes another turn as Laura steps up her flirtations with another man.
Episode 8 
August 7th
French police capture but then lose the prime suspect. Then, their
lead detective goes missing. Though things eventually start to fall
into place, something is troubling Karl
Episode 9
August 14th
Things take a nasty turn for Karl as police get within a hair's breadth of catching the killer. Will they be in time?
Final Episode
August 21st
Karl falls apart as the Truth Terrorist's change of direction becomes unbearable. What will be the cost of catching their man? A hair-raising showdown begins.
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Dancing on the Edge
Series Premiere
Sundays at 8:00 p.m. beginning June 26th
Follow a drama about a black jazz band's experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band's survival.
Episode 1 
June 26th
Chart the Louis Lester Band's ascent, with Stanley's help, from a downbeat jazz cellar to the Imperial Hotel and a party attended by an admiring prince and a moneyed American. Later, Louis helps smuggle an injured woman out of a hotel room.
Episode 2
July 3rd
Follow the band on a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson. Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval.
Episode 3
July 10th
Chart the band's fortunes as jazz-lover Lady Cremone and the Prince of Wales invite them to play for events. They record an album and secure a spot on BBC radio. Masterson sends a cryptic message to Julian. Louis finds Jessie comatose and bloody.
Episode 4
July 17th
Learn why Louis doubts Julian's story about his trip to Paris the night Jessie was attacked. When racist Germans walk out during the band's performance at the hotel, Stanley devises a plan to get revenge. Lady Cremone relays news about Jessie.
Episode 5
July 24th
Find out why Masterson wants to buy Stanley's magazine and Lady Cremone decides to be less reclusive. Louis' calmness is shaken when he sees Julian's friends at an exclusive dinner at which he entertains. He learns there's a warrant for his arrest.
Episode 6
July 31st
Join Stanley, Sarah and Pamela as they try to help Louis elude the police. Masterson offers a huge reward for Louis' capture. Lady Cremone, convinced of Louis' guilt, refuses to aid him. A policeman coerces Sarah into divulging damaging information.
Episode 7
August 7th 
Learn why Lady Cremone becomes suspicious of Masterson's offer of such a large reward and why Pamela decides to help Stanley and the band. As Julian's behavior becomes more and more unbalanced, Masterson becomes ever more apprehensive.
Episode 8
August 14th
In flashbacks, listen to Stanley's interviews with Louis, Jessie and Carla. The conversations touch on fame, prejudice, music, inequality, the aristocracy, ambition, fandom, family, education and more.
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Eyes on the Prize: Then & Now
Tuesday, June 7th at 9:00 p.m.
Re-examine the groundbreaking series from the filmmakers' perspective and the viewpoint of civil rights activists. The special explores how far we've come, how far we have to go, the meaning of the ongoing struggle and next steps towards equality.
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Ken Burns: The Civil War
Tuesday, June 7th at 10:00 p.m.
Monday, June 13th at 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark documentary with an in-depth overview and interviews.
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Smith Mountain Lake: Generating Power, Creating Memories
Wednesday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m.

For nearly 50 years, the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake has been a draw for those seeking rest and recreation. Embedded in the minds of generations of lake goers are memories of camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and cookouts. Today the face of the lake has changed as more and more folks call it home. Lots that used to host tents and trailers now contain large homes. The surrounding area once dotted with tobacco barns and farms is today home to a wide variety of businesses. However, the main purpose of the lake and the reason it was built remains the same - to generate electricity. Smith Mountain Lake is 40 miles long with 500 miles of shoreline. Construction on the dam which holds it in place began in 1960. The lake began filling in September of 1963 and reached full pond in March 1966.

In conjunction with Smith Mountain Lake, Leesville Lake, a smaller lake was also created.
A new documentary by award winning Blue Ridge PBS will explore the history of the lakes and learn about the communities that were flooded when they were created. Viewers will see how the lakes and dams were built and hear first-hand accounts from those who built them. Also included will be stories, photos and footage of the lakes down through the years.

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Timeless Tractors: The Collectors
Thursday, June 9th at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m.
Timeless Tractors: The Collectors illuminates the stories of restoration and remembrance across the Midwest where these iron horses touched more than soil and grew more than a crop. Learn why these mechanical beasts attract a certain breed of collector - including a father-son restoration project, tractor clubs that show off their restored works of art, and the journeys of men and women seeking that special tractor they worked with as a child.
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Jackie Robinson
June 13th & 14th at 9:00 p.m.
Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's color line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend's life on and off the field.
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3 Part Series
Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. - June 21st, June 28th & July 5th
Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks' journey across time. The Greek story is our story.
Episode 1
June 21st
Uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come.
Episode 2
June 28th
Watch as ancient Greeks strive for excellence, strife proves to be an inescapable certainty-and it's not long before the rising civilization and all that it promises will face its gravest tests.
Episode 3
July 5th
Watch as ancient Greece's legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but also point toward a better future.

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Encores of Downton Abbey will be pre-empted due to pledge on June 9th & 16th.
The series will return to Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m. on June 23rd
Encores will be pre-empted on July 21st & 28th due to coverage of the
Republican & Democratic Conventions. The series will also be pre-empted in
August due to other special programming and our pledge drive.
The entire series will encore over the Labor Day weekend (September 2nd - 5th).
Times will be announced when available
Thursday, June 23rd
12:00 am - 1:00 am Tavis Smiley

TAVIS SMILEY will present a special two-part two half hour special town

hall meeting on the judicial system, court reform and the erosion of trust particularly

within communities of color. This open dialogue between sitting judges and the communities they serve is without national precedent.  The panel will feature federal judges, state supreme court justices and county presiding judges.

The Town Hall meeting will be taped at Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles.

***BBC World News that normally airs at 12:00 am will be pre-empted***
Doc Martin in June 
Doc Martin will be on hiatus during the month of June.
Series 7 will air Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning July 2nd


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Downton Abbey Encore - Programming Note
Series 2 will finish on July 14th.
Due to Democratic and Republican Convention Coverage, Downton Abbey will be pre-empted July 21st & 28th & in August due to additional special programming & our August pledge drive 
There will be an entire series encore over the Labor Day weekend in September (September 2nd through September 5th). More details such as times will be provided when they become finalized
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Great British Baking Show
New Season
Fridays at 9:00 p.m, July 1st - August 12th
Additional new episodes Fridays at 10:00 p.m, July 15th - 29th
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July 1st 
Join 12 amateur bakers in the tent for their first competition. Madeira cake is the Signature challenge. For the Technical, they must duplicate Mary Berry's frosted walnut cake. Finally, they tackle black forest gateau for the Showstopper.
July 8th
Watch the remaining 11 bakers tackle biscuits. Biscotti are the Signature challenge, while the Technical demands puff pastry arlettes.The Showstopper task is to create and build an edible biscuit box filled with 36 biscuits of a different flavor.
July 15th
9:00 p.m.
See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge. The Technical calls for baguettes. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create edible 3D bread sculptures. Who will rise to the occasion?
10:00 p.m.
View the stiff competition among nine remaining bakers. The Signature challenge is a French classic: creme brulee. In the Technical, bakers take on spanische windtorte. In the Showstopper, they must bake three faultless cheesecakes, then layer them.
July 22nd
9:00 p.m.
See how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy.In the Signature challenge, they create a variety of sugar-free cakes. Gluten-free pitas are in store for the Technical, and the Showstopper features dairy-free ice cream rolls.
10:00 p.m.
Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature. The Technical throws them into uncharted territory with a mystery pastry: flaouna. The Showstopper demands bite-sized vol-au-vents. 
July 29th
9:00 p.m.
Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.
10:00 p.m.
Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they're challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l'ancienne.
August 5th
Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate souffle in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers create chocolate centerpieces.
August 12th
Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge - filled iced buns; conquer the Technical - pastry they've all struggled with; and master the Showstopper - a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.
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Inventing America: Making a Nation
Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Inventing America: Making a Nation brings our Founding Fathers back to life in a TV talk show filmed before a live audience. This program features three delegates to the Second Continental Congress-Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker), Benjamin Franklin (John Hamant) and John Adams (Sam Goodyear)-discussing the lead-up to the Declaration of Independence. A fourth delegate, John Dickinson (Rodney TeSlaa), who refused to sign the document, reveals the conflict behind this historic event. Created by Milton Nieuwsma and filmed by Philip A. Lane, two-time Emmy Award-winners from previous collaborations, the show is a co-production of WGVU Public Media and Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The host and moderator is Marc Baer, professor of history at Hope. The director is John K.V. Tammi, professor emeritus of theatre and founder of Hope's acclaimed Summer Repertory Theatre.
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F.S. Key & The Song That Built America
Sunday, July 3rd at 3:00 p.m.
F.S. KEY AND THE SONG THAT BUILT AMERICA celebrates the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Key, a constitutional lawyer, famously penned the lyrics following the 12-hour bombardment of Ft. McHenry in September 1814. Against a backdrop of history, and through the eyes of Key's loving wife Polly (played by Deborah Hazlett), the film highlights Key's personal life, legal career and artistic development. The documentary covers Key's major cases (including the Aaron Burr conspiracy), his vehement opposition to the War of 1812, his enlistment in the militia, his participation in the ill-fated defense of Washington, D.C., and his penchant for poetry and art.
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Marina at West Point: Unity Through Diversity
Sunday, July 3rd at 4:00 p.m.
The cross-over style of award-winning concert pianist and composer Marina Arsenijevic (arson-nee-vitch) seamlessly blends diverse cultural and ethnic rhythms with patriotic themes and classical techniques. Her public television debut, MARINA AT WEST POINT: UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY features the Yugoslavian-born virtuoso artist performing alongside the highly acclaimed 120-member West Point Band and West Point Cadet Glee Club. The 2008 concert, filmed live at West Point's historic Eisenhower Hall, celebrates the strength of America's unique cultural, racial and religious diversity. Performances include stirring arrangements of well-known patriotic melodies - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and "America the Beautiful" - in addition to dramatic orchestrations of Marina's original compositions.
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Chesapeake Bay By Air
Sunday, July 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR captures the unparalleled wild beauty, rich history and natural serenity of the bay from 2,000 feet. The program marries gentle verse, prose and music with dramatic images captured by high-definition cameras, which bring the region into razor-sharp perspective. CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR's meandering aerial journey transports viewers to many of the Chesapeake Bay's stunning locations - from dawn over the Susquehanna River and the mysterious carved marsh of Blackwater Wildlife Refuge to the tranquil fishing village of Smith Island and the smokestacks of Sparrow's Point. Cameras also soar above the ancient Calvert Cliffs, Annapolis and bustling Baltimore, the steel spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges and historic Point Lookout.
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3,2,1 Fireworks
Monday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m.
The explosive new special 3, 2, 1 FIREWORKS takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, featuring one of the largest and most colorful fireworks displays in the world. Shot in high-definition, the special captures every step of the renowned fireworks production. It opens in China as the crew observes the making of fireworks and dazzling new pyrotechnic effects.Once the fireworks are shipped to America, an army of technicians undertake the delicate and dangerous tasks of setting up thousands of explosives-filled mortar tubes in preparation for the spectacular display.
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A Capitol Fourth
Monday, July 4th at 8:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Join host Tom Bergeron for our country's 240th birthday festivities, with performances from Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Jackie Evancho, Sutton Foster and the Broadway cast of ON YOUR FEET! with the NSO.
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The Kennedy Half Century
Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Based on Larry Sabato's new book, THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy's life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president. John F. Kennedy's legacy endured due to the early efforts of family and friends, Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" programs, Ronald Reagan's tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton's infatuation with the 35th president, and the "twinning" of JFK and Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. The compelling one-hour documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond,Andrew Bell and Larry Sabato, among others.
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Potomac By Air: Our Nation's River
Sunday, July 10th at 5:30 p.m.
POTOMAC BY AIR: OUR NATION'S RIVER explores the nation's history through an aerial trip along the striking curves of the Potomac River,accompanied by an uplifting musical soundtrack and pleasing narration that describes natural historical and cultural points of interest along the way. Beginning in West Virginia, the fly over pledge event captures the flow of the Potomac River as it rapidly descends through the Appalachian Mountains into the Piedmont region of Maryland, then proceeds south past the Great Falls into the nation's capital, before ending in the Chesapeake Bay. The program provides viewers with a scenic journey of the river's natural and man-made history along with America's remarkable collection of monuments and memorials-from the Washington Monument to the White House and more. Stunning, low-altitude high-definition footage of the river is complemented by day and evening shots of the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and other landmarks.
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Raising Ms. President
Monday, July 11th at 9:00 p.m.
Women make up more than half of the American population and workforce.Yet, the United States only ranks 97th out of 190 countries when it comes to the number of women in elected office. According to research conducted by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, and Richard Fox, political science department chair at Loyola Marymount University, women are less likely than men to run for office, and often consider themselves under-qualified to serve, despite their success in business and education. In the documentary RAISING MS. PRESIDENT, filmmaker Kiley Lane explores why more women don't run for office. Through interviews with elected officials, scholars, high school students and leaders of two non-profits dedicated to raising the next generation of female leaders, the program investigates where political ambition begins and why society should encourage more women to lead. Interviewees include Anne Moses, founder of IGNITE; Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska; Tiffany Dufu, former president of the White House Project; Melissa Deckman, professor of public affairs at Washington College; Susannah W. Shakow, founder of Running Start; Emiliana Simon-Thomas, cognitive,affective and behavioral neuroscientist at UC Berkeley; and Amanda Adkins, GOP state chair, Kansas; among others.
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White House: Inside Story
Tuesday, July 12th at 8:00 p.m.
Gain access to America's most iconic residence-symbol of national history and icon of democracy. From the Oval Office to the family dining room, through crises and world wars, the 200-year story of the White House is the story of America itself.
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Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Series 7 Encore
Sundays at 9:00 p.m, July 17th - 31st
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the Inspector Lewis series. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life, until he's asked to team up with his old colleague again. With their partnership renewed under altered circumstances, the duo continues to solve crime in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. A coproduction of ITV Studios and MASTERPIECE.
July 17th - Entry Wounds

Hathaway gets to work on his first case as an inspector, with the help of his new partner, DS Lizzie Maddox. The crime is a complicated one that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights. Lewis, struggling to adapt to retired life, jumps at the chance to rejoin the force when Superintendent Innocent seeks his help. With Lewis back on the team, will they be able to solve the mystery?

July 24th - The Lions of Nemea

After a difficult start, Lewis and Hathaway seem to have settled back into their former relationship, and Maddox has become integral to the team. Their abilities are tested as they investigate the brutal murder of Rose, an American Classics student. Suspicion immediately falls on a young professor who had recently broken off an affair with her, but as the detectives delve further into the case, they only find more secrets and murky motives.

July 31st - Beyond Good and Evil

Thirteen years after Lewis' first successful arrest as a detective inspector, the forensics have been called into question and the case re-opened for appeal. Lewis fears the worst but nothing can prepare him for a new string of murders resembling the original murders with the original weapon. Did he arrest an innocent man? With Lewis' reputation in jeopardy, Hathaway and Maddox race to catch the killer.


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Masterpiece: Insector Lewis
Season 8 (New)
Sundays at 9:00 p.m, August 7th - 21st
August 7th - One for Sorrow
Learn if Lewis, who needs to prove himself to a new boss, and Hathaway can establish a connection between the remains of a body discovered in a well and the death of a young artist. Hathaway finally gets to know his estranged father.
August 14th - Magnum Opus
Lewis and Hathaway anticipate more murders when they find an alchemic image purposefully left at the scene of an Oxford dean's bludgeoning death. A tattoo on his body and those of two more victims leads to a frantic effort to prevent another murder.
August 21st - What Lies Tangled
Follow Lewis and Hathaway as they investigate a bomb attack that killed an eminent mathematician-a notorious philanderer with many enemies. When a bomb is discovered at his brother's home, the case moves in another direction.
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Republican Convention
July 18th - 21st at 8:00 p.m.
Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming
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Democratic Convention
July 25th - 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming

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