StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

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.

Joshua Davis on BackStage Pass

Jul 2, 2015
Joshua Davis performing with band
W.R. Richards / WKAR-MSU

Fri. Jul. 3 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch NBC'S The Voice finalist perform alongside mid-Michigan musicians 

A Capitol Fourth 2015

Jul 1, 2015
Fireworks over U.S. Capitol building
Keith Lamond / Capital Concerts

Sat. Jul. 4 at 8pm and 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Kick off the country's 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza. 

Operation Wild

Jun 30, 2015
Panda in the field
Helen Quinn / BBC

Wed. July 1-15 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to try to save animals' lives.

Beyond the Call | Radio Reader

Jun 24, 2015

Beyond the Call
by Lee Trimble with Jeremy Bronfield
Berkley Publishing Group, N.Y. 2015
airs 6/24/15-7/24/15

On June 18, 2015, this website was upgraded to a new responsive design. The fresh new design is intended to make it as easy as possible for you to discover and explore the rich content at, whether you are using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Blood is especially needed this time of year.

Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rock

Jun 4, 2015
Christie Goodwin

Thu. June 4,  9pm WKAR-HD | Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Enter to win the Joe Bonamassa autographed Les Paul Special II guitar.

FREE – Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation around this look at the issue of gay marriage.

Fri. May 8 6pm - 8pm Impression 5 Science Center | Adhesion Race, Walking Droplets, the Anti-Gravity Water Jar, and more!