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June 2016– TV Programming Highlights

June 19 @ 9:30pm – The Tunnel (series)
Inside the Channel Tunnel, on the borderline between Britain and France, the body of a woman is discovered. As the corpse is lifted, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder. A thrilling and complex cross-Channel investigation ensues.

June 21 @ 8pm – The Greeks (series)
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.

June 24 @ 8pm – American Masters: Jimmy Hendrix
Experience the pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performance footage, archival interviews, photographs and family letters. The film features new interviews with Hendrix family members, band mates, Paul McCartney and others.

June 29 @ 7pm – SuperNature: Wild Flyers (series)
Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly for hours, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force — gravity. Miniseries: 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.

June 29 @ 9pm – 9 Months That Made You (series)
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.

July 2016– TV Programming Highlights
July 1 @ 8pm – The Great British Baking Show (season three, series)
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 3 @ 4pm – Stories of the Mind (series)
Personal stories have great power. They engage, involve and enlighten through life experiences. They can be funny, dramatic, moving or all of the above. They offer a window into a subject that a formal discussion just can’t provide. Stories of the Mind is built around personal stories, of amazing characters in significant moments of their lives, working on their mental health. From the quest for optimum mental wellness, to recovery from a serious mental illness. Depression or anxiety, the importance of sleep to mental performance, community support groups, exercise and diet for mental health, and schizophrenia — Stories of the Mind digs into all these topics of mental wellness and illness, with the most human approach: the personal story. Inspiring viewing.

July 4 @ 7pm, encore at 8:30pm – A Capitol Fourth
Join the festivities for America’s national Independence Day. The celebration of our country’s 240th birthday airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands and millions at home.

July 7 @ 8pm – Anthem
ANTHEM tells the story behind Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the song famously penned after the relentless bombardment by the British of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. Historians and music experts discuss the Colonial-era songs and events that influenced Key to write what would become the U.S.
national anthem. ANTHEM also reveals interesting facts about Key’s upbringing and religious leanings while tracing the origins of the song. During the program, the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club and St. John’s College Chorus give voice to this stirring and elegant song, including a performance of its first draft.

July 11 @ 9pm – Dick Cheney: A Heartbeat Away
This 90-minute documentary tells the story of the man historians have dubbed the most powerful vice president in the history of the United States. The former vice president recounts the story in his own words, reflecting on his modest upbringing in Casper, his lifelong high-risk heart problems, and his assessment of the world leaders he dealt with. In intimate detail, he recalls the attack on September 11, 2001 that shook the world, and reveals details of the crisis never told before.

July 12 @ 7pm – The White House: Inside Story
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.

July 18 -21 @ 7pm – PBS Newshour Convention Coverage:
Republican Convention

July 25 – 28 @ 7pm – PBS Newshour Convention Coverage:
Democratic Convention

Prime time coverage starts at 7pm and is scheduled through 10pm, to be co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.
NPR host Rachel Martin will report inside the hall with NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins and John Yang and NPR’s Sue Davis.
Ifill and Woodruff will also be joined by NPR’s Mara Liaisson, Ron Elving and Domenico Montenaro and NewsHour regular contributors including syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter. Gavel to gavel coverage will extend online and on social, to include live streaming of stage speeches and floor interviews.
In addition to NewsHour and NPR’s reporting efforts, several NPR station reporters and their delegations will bring added depth and insight to the joint coverage.

PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcast throughout the conventions will be anchored on location by Ifill and Woodruff, with Hari Sreenivasan providing additional reporting in Washington.