StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Grand Hotel - bedroom
Courtesy / Detroit Public Television

Sun. March 12 at 11:30am and 11:00pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore Grand Hotel’s iconic spaces to learn what has made this unique property an icon for more than 125 years!

Ken Burns: America's Storyteller

Mar 6, 2017
Portrait: Ken Burns
Courtesy of Justin Altman / PBS

Thur. March 9 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns!

Africa's Great Civilizations

Feb 27, 2017
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in  Meroë in Sudan desert
Courtesy of Courtesy of Nutopia Limited / PBS

Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.

Spy in the Wild | A Nature Miniseries

Feb 27, 2017
Spy in the Wild - monkey robort
Courtesy of Stephen J. Downer/© John Downer Productions / PBS

Wed. March 1 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Go behind the scenes with our filmmakers for what goes into making films on “spies” in the wild!

Werther | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 26, 2017

Sat. Mar. 4 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio |  One of opera’s greatest depictions of impossible love, Werther is based on Goethe’s epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Merch Street S2: samuel diggs and home
Courtesy of Erik Heinila / PBS

Sun. March 5 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In the next episode of Mercy Street, after Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up!

Victoria on Masterpiece

Feb 22, 2017
Victoria in a carria
Courtesy of ITV Plc / PBS

Sun. Mar. 5 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In episode 7, on the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice and ventures among her subjects, attracting the devoted and demented alike.

John Lewis: Get in the Way

Feb 13, 2017
Courtesy of The Tennessean John Lewis and police in Nashville, 1961. / PBS

A profile of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a key figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. WATCH NOW

Smokey Robinson | The Library of Congress

Feb 10, 2017
Courtesy of Nick Spanos / PBS

Fri. Feb. 10 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy an all-star tribute to Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. 

Black Ballerina

Feb 10, 2017
Janet Collins - ballerina
PBS / PBS

Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. WATCH NOW

Birth of a Movement | Independent Lens

Feb 7, 2017
Courtesy of The Tennessean John Lewis and police in Nashville, 1961. / PBS

Learn how Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation sparked a dialogue on racism that continues today. WATCH NOW 

The Talk | Race in America

Feb 3, 2017
Courtesy of © 2016 THIRTEEN Productions LLC / PBS

Learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police. WATCH NOW

Ruby Ridge | American Experience

Feb 3, 2017
Courtesy of Dave Hunt / PBS

Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement. WATCH NOW

Accidental Courtesy | Independent Lens

Feb 3, 2017
Courtesy of Ben Barnes / PBS

Meet an African American musician out to challenge racism by befriending members of the KKK. WATCH NOW

Your Football Alternative | WKAR Specials

Jan 30, 2017
Celtic Woman: Destiny, woods picture
Courtesy of Kip Carroll / PBS

Sun. Feb. 5 from 2:30pm to 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Where do non-football fans turn for alternative viewing on February 5? WKAR! 

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