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Two powerful new series explore the incredible universe inside each and every one of us, and how medical advances help us live longer, healthier lives.

The Human Within
WEDNESDAY, May 5 8 PM & 9 PM
WEDNESDAYS, May 12-26 8 PM & 9 PM-26, 9 PM  

This series takes a deep dive into the universe that’s inside each and every one of us, by exploring a shared biology that we often don’t take the time to appreciate or understand. Human: The World Within uncovers the science behind how our bodies work and what’s inside powers every moment of what we do out in the world.


May 5, 8 PM — Birth

Go on a journey with parents who are preparing for babies to see how our bodies create and sustain new life. Through their stories, we learn about what is fundamentally shared and absolutely unique about the experience of birth. 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/05/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/06/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/06/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/09/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/06/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/06/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/07/2021 @ 7 AM

 

May 5, 9 PM — The Pulse

Dive into the world of an ice climber, a bus driver, a woman in labor and a senior dance club to show how the human heart and the circulatory system power our physical and emotional lives and create the pulsing rhythm of our world.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/05/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/06/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 05/07/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/09/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/06/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/07/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/07/2021 @ 8 AM

 

May 12, 9 PM — Fuel

Through the worlds of a religious faster, an ultra-marathon runner, a farmer and a young girl beating allergies, go deep into the world of the human gut, which processes the fuel our bodies need to keep going.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/12/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/13/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 05/14/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/16/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/13/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/14/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/14/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/16/2021 @ 1 AM

 

 

The Amazing Human Body

Preview

Explore the internal mechanics of the human body.

May 19, 9 PM — Defend

Look at a nature survivalist, rancher twins, a doctor who survived Ebola and the recipient of a cutting-edge cancer therapy to uncover the wildly advanced biology that keeps us alive against all odds.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/19/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/20/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 05/21/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/23/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/20/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/21/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/21/2021 @ 12 AM

 

May 26, 9 PM — Sense

Explore the stories of a pairs figure skating team, a perfumer, a cave explorer and a musician to decipher how different ways of sensing the world all create their own vivid and unique picture.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/26/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/27/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 05/28/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/30/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/27/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/28/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 05/28/2021 @ 12 AM

 

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Preview

Discover the story of a public health revolution that doubled the human lifespan.

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer 
TUESDAYS, May 11 – June 1, 7 PM

Discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century and celebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it. Bestselling science writer Steven Johnson and historian David Olusoga explore whether public health triumphs of the past can provide a blueprint for the future in this new four-part series. 

May 11, 7 PM — Vaccines

Discover the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness. Travel through the remarkable history of vaccines and learn how new ones are developed when never-before-seen diseases like COVID-19 emerge.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/11/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/12/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/13/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/17/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sun, 05/16/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 05/17/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 05/17/2021 @ 2 AM

 

May 18, 7 PM — Medical Drugs

Track the importance of data mapping and analysis in the quest to improve public health. The painstaking work of past data detectives made us aware of epidemic "curves" as well as the extent of health inequalities among different U.S. communities.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/18/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/19/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/20/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/24/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sun, 05/23/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 05/24/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 05/24/2021 @ 2 AM

 

May 25, 7 PM — Data

Learn about the surprisingly recent invention of medicine that combats illness directly, such as antibiotics. From the accidental discovery of penicillin to today's hunt for antivirals, this history underpins work to find COVID-19 treatments.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/25/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/26/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 05/27/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/31/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sun, 05/30/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 05/31/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 05/31/2021 @ 2 AM

 

June 1, 7 PM — Behavior 

Understand the importance of persuading the public to protect themselves during health crises. History shows that handwashing, social distancing and grassroots campaigning all play important roles in helping to shift behavior and save lives.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 06/01/2021 @ 7 PM
  • (Watch the June 2021 schedule for more airdates)