StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

David Letterman | Mark Twain Prize

Nov 10, 2017
David Letterman, broadcaster, speaking at an event
Courtesy of Scott Schuman / PBS

Mon., Nov. 20 at 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the work of beloved broadcaster David Letterman, the 20th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Beyond a Year in Space | Space

Nov 10, 2017
Man speaks about International Space Station at an event
Courtesy of NASA / PBS

Wed., Nov. 15 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit and travel into deep space.

Almost Sunrise | POV

Nov 10, 2017
Two men hiking on a road.
Courtesy of POV / PBS

Mon., Nov. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow two veterans on a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America.

Niblock and friends sitting around a microphone
Jody Knol / WKAR-MSU

Wed., Nov. 1 at 8pm on 90.5 FM or LISTEN HERE NOW | Dr. James Niblock, composer, chairman and professor emeritus of the then MSU Department of Music, turns 100 on November 1!

man with a shovel
Courtesy / World Channel

WKAR filmmaker John J. Valadez searches for the remains of a legendary outlaw and reveals a painful and long ignored historical trauma: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the west.

Debut: Folk with Matt Watroba

Oct 1, 2017
portrait: Matt Watroba
Courtesy / Matt Watroba

On the debut broadcast of Folk with Matt Watroba, Matt brings us Michigan favorites Joel Mabus, Kitty Donohoe, Mustard's Retreat, Sally Rogers, and the Springtails; plus Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, and much more.

QuizBusters Is Back For Final Season!

Sep 27, 2017
Portrait: Matt Ottinger
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Saturdays at 6:00pm and 6:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The 29th and FINAL season of QuizBusters begins October 7! 

black and white helicopter
Courtesy of Rene Burri/Magnum Photos / PBS

Tuesdays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The landmark documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns for weekly viewing. WATCH NOW

Tyrus | American Masters

Sep 6, 2017
Portrait of Tyrus Wong.
Courtesy of Unkown / PBS

Fri., Sept. 8 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover the art, life and enduring impact of the Chinese American painter behind “Bambi.”

Downton Abbey S6-16x9
Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE / PBS

Fri. Sep. 1 at 9pm through the evening of Mon. Sep. 4 on WKAR-HD 23.1| For those missing their weekly dose of the joys and travails of the Crawley family and their servants, despair no longer! Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special DVD offers.

Endeavour | Season 4 | Masterpiece

Aug 28, 2017
close up with a hat on
Courtesy of ITV Plc and MASTERPIECE / PBS

Sun., Sept. 10 at 9pm and 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Don't miss the last two episodes of season four of Endeavour! 

India - Nature's Wonderland

Aug 21, 2017
tiger on rock
Courtesy of Theo Webb/BBC / PBS

Wed., Aug. 30 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife!

Walt Disney | American Experience

Aug 21, 2017
Walt Disney and Mickey
Courtesy of Condé Nast Archive/Corbis / PBS

Tue., Aug. 29 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | See the story of America’s most legendary filmmaker and his magical legacy!

La Traviata | Great Performances at the Met

Aug 21, 2017
Met Opera' main charcters on stage
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Fri., Aug. 27 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Hear Sonya Yoncheva sing the tragic courtesan in Verdi’s classic, with Michael Fabiano as her lover.

The Farthest - Voyager in Space

Aug 21, 2017
Courtesy of Tangled Bank Studios / PBS

Wed., Aug. 23 at 9pm at WKAR-HD 23.1 | In this two-hour special learn how NASA’s epic Voyager missions, launched in 1977, revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their dazzling moons and rings!

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