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Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season

Dec 3, 2014
Jeanie Croope/WKAR

Sun. Dec. 7 - 10am on WKAR-HD |  Watch and call or Give Now Online for special thank you gift offers.

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga
Courtesy of Joseph Sinnott / PBS-WNET

Sat. Dec. 6 - 10pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Michigan Out-Of-Doors Family Reunion

Dec 3, 2014
Courtesy of Michigan Out-Of-Doors

Thur. Dec. 4 - 8pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | For over 50 years, viewers have enjoyed "Michigan Out-Of-Doors." Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Under the Radar Holiday Extravaganza

Dec 3, 2014
Courtesy Under the Radar Michigan / Under the Radar Michigan

Sat. Dec. 6 - 1pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | Hold onto your sleigh bells, 'cause it’s our first ever UTR Holiday Extravaganza where we show you some of our favorite holiday happenings around Michigan. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Dec 3, 2014
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/ / PBS

Fri. Dec. 5 - 8pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | Recorded at 2013’s MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, this special features an all-star lineup performing Springsteen’s biggest hits. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Makers: Women in Space

Oct 13, 2014

Tue. Oct. 14 -- 9:00pm WKAR-HD | The history of women in the U.S. space program.

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Sep 28, 2014
Stars performing on stage
Austin City Limits

Fri. Oct. 3 - 9pm WKAR-HD | The series' 40th anniversary is celebrated with clips of classic performances; and collaborations between such artists as Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris.

America After Ferguson

Sep 28, 2014
Ifill with town hall audience
Courtesy of Nine Network / Jason Winkeler Photography

Sun. Oct. 28 - 1pm on WKAR HD | A one-hour town hall meeting exploring the many issues brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Characters at a reception

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 21 on WKAR-HD | Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie returns as spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series.

Tuesday, September 9, 9-10pm - WKAR-HD | This one-hour special will feature Williams’ last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work. 

Thu. Aug. 14 - 8pm &  Sat. Aug. 16 - 5:30pm on WKAR HD 23.1 | Composer Jimmy Van Heusen wrote such classics as "Swinging on a Star" and "Come Fly With Me." Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special DVD offers.

Moments to Remember

Aug 11, 2014

Sun. Aug. 17 -- 9pm WKAR-HD 23.1 |Patti Page co-hosts the program and performs "Alleghany Moon."  Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.

A Capitol Fourth (2014)

Jun 26, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014, 8-9:30 pm; repeat 9:30-11:00 pm - WKAR-HD | Join host Tom Bergeron for our country's national Independence Day celebration, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

'Vicious' - New on WKAR-HD

Jun 26, 2014

Sundays, June 29-August 3, 2014, 10:30-11 pm - WKAR-HD | Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years.

Sundays, June 29 to August 3, 2014, 8-9pm - WKAR-HD |  Reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together.

'Endeavour' Returns with Season 2

Jun 26, 2014

Sundays, June 29 to July 20, 2014, 9:00-10:30 pm - WKAR-HD | Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation.

'Freedom Summer' from American Experience

Jun 23, 2014
Protestors with signs sitting
George Ballis / Take Stock

Tuesday, June 24 - 9 pm - WKAR-HD | Recalling the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, when student volunteers from around the country joined local activists in an effort to register to vote as many African-Americans as possible.

Rick Steves' Italy: Cities of Dreams

Jun 8, 2014

Sun. Jun. 8 - 8pm - WKAR HD | The Italian cities of Rome, Venice and Florence are toured. Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.

Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You

Jun 8, 2014

Sun. June 8 - 10 pm - WKAR-HD | Suze Orman offers advice for managing money and making smart choices. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special DVD offers.

BrainChange With David Perlmutter, MD

Jun 7, 2014

Sun. June 8 - 11am - WKAR HD | Diet and brain-related disorders are discussed. Included: the role that carbohydrates play in dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches and depression. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now

Jun 5, 2014

Sun. June 8 - 2pm - WKAR HD | Travel with Dr. Dyer through his own experiences to learn principles to understand your life’s purpose. Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.

Friday, June 6 - 10:00pm - WKAR HD | Take a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special DVD offers.

50s & 60s Party Songs

Jun 1, 2014
TJL Productions

Sat. June 7  -  10pm - WKAR HD | Celebrate the golden era of rock 'n' roll dance music with host Chubby Checker. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop

Jun 1, 2014

Mon. June 2 - 8 pm on WKAR TV | Mel Carter performs in this celebration of 50s pop music. Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.

Earthflight - Flying High

May 30, 2014

Sun. June 1 -  8:00pm - WKAR-HD | A bird's-eye view of six continents, observing animal migrations and the world's natural wonders.


May 30, 2014

Sun. June 1 - 11 am on WKAR TV | Explore the secrets of our most valued emotion in this compelling global journey in search of what makes people happy. Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.


'60s Rock, Pop & Soul

May 30, 2014

Mon. June 2 - 10 pm on WKAR-TV | This all-new concert spectacular features hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.

Doc Martin: Out of the Woods

May 30, 2014

Sat. May 31 - 9 pm & Sun. June 1 - 7 pm WKAR-HD |  Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.

PIctured Rock Cruises

Thu. Jun. 5 - 8pm - WKAR-TV | This week on Michigan Out of Doors, learn how you can tour our breathtaking scenic lakeshores with Pictured Rock Cruises. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special ticket offers.

Breaking Barriers - Pioneers of Television

Apr 28, 2014
Diahann Carroll
Courtesy / Pioneers of Television archives

Tue. Apr. 29 - 8pm - 23.1 WKAR-HD | The story of people of color on U.S. television. Included: the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African-Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby; and such Latino landmarks as Desi Arnaz and Edward James Olmos.