StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Courtesy of Moreno/Lyons Productions LLC

Wed. Aug. 19 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | See how the discovery of oxygen by one of science’s great odd couples—Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier—triggers a worldwide search for new elements.

Navy Seals: Their Untold Story

Aug 17, 2015
Courtesy of Monsoor family / PBS

Tue. Aug. 18 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.

Bicyclist crossing over ice with Mackinac Bridge in background

Thu. Aug. 6 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A unique film portraying year-round life on Michigan's Mackinac Island, highlighting the island's spectacular winters. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

Aug. 7-9 | Join Current State to experience music, dance and culture from across America and around the world. 

BackStage Pass at Lansing JazzFest 2015

Aug 3, 2015
performers on stage

Aug. 7 & 8 | Jazz comes to the streets of Old Town, surrounded by art galleries, unique retail stores and grand architecture. 

Poldark on MASTERPIECE: Season 1 Finale

Jul 31, 2015
Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for MASTERPIECE. / PBS/WKAR

Sun. Aug. 2 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | When Verity makes her move, Poldark is blamed and events spiral out of control. An epidemic leads to tragedy. A shipwreck is both a blessing and a curse.


Jul 31, 2015
LBJ Presidential Library / PBS

Tue. August 4. at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover how LBJ worked behind the scenes to ensure JFK’s legacy and transformed America.

The Bomb

Jul 23, 2015
Courtesy of Jack Aeby/Los Alamos National Library / PBS

Tue. Jul. 28 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the most destructive invention in human history, the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives.

Doc Martin – Season 3 Throwback

Jul 22, 2015

Saturdays, 9pm, beginning July 25 | Here's your chance to get reacquainted with early episodes of the popular series starring Martin Clunes.

Life on the Reef

Jul 18, 2015
© Eye Spy Productions Trading as Northern Pictures / PBS

Wednesdays, July 22-August 5, 8pm on WKAR-TV | The three-part LIFE ON THE REEF presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia’s greatest natural icon.

Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy

Jul 16, 2015
Courtesy of Broadway Near You / PBS

Fri. Jul. 17. at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy performances by Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones in a play about the power of friendship.

Enjoy performances by Angela Lansbury as a well-to-do Jewish matron and James Earl Jones as her African-American chauffeur, a twosome whose unlikely friendship evolves during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era.

NOVA: Chasing Pluto

Jul 15, 2015
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI) / PBS

Watch It Now | View New Horizon’s historic capture of the first-ever detailed images of Pluto’s icy world.

Arena scene, robot lifting container

Sat. Jul. 25 at 6pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | This year's challenge is called "Recycle Rush."

Harper Lee: American Masters

Jul 9, 2015
Harper Lee smoking cigarette on porch
Courtesy of Donald Uhrbrock / PBS

Fri. Jul. 10 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the mysterious life of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Abolitionists: American Experience

Jul 6, 2015
American Experience: The Abolitionists

Tue. Jul. 7 at 8pm and 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Witness the struggles of Douglass, Garrison, Grimké, Stowe and John Brown to end slavery.