StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala | Special!

Jun 5, 2017
JFK and First Lady at the pre-inaugural gala
Courtesy of Jacques Lowe / PBS

Sat. June 10 at 4pm on WKAR-HD 23. 1 | Enjoy performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more in this presidential gala event taped in 1961 but never broadcast on television. Watch and call or GIVE NOW for special offers.

Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Courtesy of © Apple Corps Ltd. / PBS

Fri. June 9 at 10:30pm on WKAR-HD 23. 1 | Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking album that ranks #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Watch and call or GIVE NOW for special offers.

The 76th Annual Peabody Awards | Special!

May 30, 2017
Peabody Awards Statues
Courtesy / PBS

Fri. June 2 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join host Rashida Jones to honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media.

2017 Mackinac Policy Conference

May 30, 2017
Mackinac Policy Conference logo
Courtesy / Appadvice.com

May 31 - June 2, LIVE Webcasts Daily | The Conference will feature top-level speakers, insightful panels and other programming with nearly 1,600 statewide business, government and community leaders on-site.

Poisoned Water | NOVA

May 30, 2017
NOVA: Poisoned Water
Courtesy / NOVA

Wed. May 31 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover the chemistry and engineering behind the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other U.S. cities.

Elizabeth - head shot
Courtesy / APT

Fri. May 26 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Take a look into the life of Elizabeth Black and her sketched portraits of soldiers during World War II.

The 1890s | Victorian Slum House

May 22, 2017
Cast photo
Courtesy / PBS

Tue. May 23 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | In episode 4 of Victorian Slum House, London recovers from an economic depression and residents experience a wave of social reforms.

2017 National Memorial Day Concert

May 19, 2017
Main image of capitol
Courtesy / PBS

Sun. May 28 at 8pm and again at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate Memorial Day LIVE from the  West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol with the National Memorial Day Concert

Dark Angel | Masterpiece

May 17, 2017
Portrait in front of wood background
Courtesy of ©JustinSleePhotography2015 / Masterpiece

Sun. May 21 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna, the loving and resilient lady’s maid on Downton Abbey, stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama.

Sitting around a table laughing
Courtesy of The Wynn family and the James Beard Foundation / PBS

Fri. May 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Experience a century of food through the life of one man, James Beard (1903-1985). Followed by an encore of American Masters: Julia Child.

Celtic Woman: Destiny, woods picture
Courtesy of Kip Carroll / PBS

Fri. May 12 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | Enjoy more musical enchantment from Ireland’s famed singing group, filmed in Dublin’s spectacular 200-year-old Round Room at the Mansion House. Watch for special ticket offers! 

Pathways to Prison | DPTV Production

May 9, 2017
Pathways to Prison title image
Courtesy / DPTV

Tue. May 9 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 |  In a new 60-minute special, DPTV's One Detroit team explores the forces leading to imprisonment.

Call the Midwife | Season 6

May 8, 2017
Call the Midwife: nuns decorating wedding car
Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016 / PBS

Sun. May 21 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In episode 8 of Call the Midwife, witness the unexpected turn of events that lead to a hastily arranged wedding.

Verdi: Viva L’Italia | A2SO

May 5, 2017
Italy: Colosseum
Courtesy / A2SO

Sun. May 7 at 4pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Hill Auditorium | All aboard for your Grand Tour to Italy with A2SO, filled with the most melodic operatic choruses of all time.

Latin Music USA

May 1, 2017
Latin Music USA: Chicano Wave wall image
Courtesy of (c) 2009 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Design by eatdrink and James Adamé / PBS

Fri. May 5 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | This four-part series tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll - and on all of American culture. Includes The Chicano Wave, from WKAR and MSU's John J. Valadez.

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