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May is the month to spring into new shows. This month we will explore varied subjects from aviation pioneers and televangelism to our modern economy and the Donut King. 

American Masters
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
MONDAY, MAY 3, 8 PM 

Explore the life of the groundbreaking author of The Joy Luck Club in this intimate portrait. Archival imagery, home movies, photographs, animation and original interviews create a vivid, colorful journey through Tan's inspiring life and career.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/03/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/04/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/05/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 05/08/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 05/08/2021 @ 8 AM
American Masters

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer.

Octave Chanute: Patron Saint of Flight 
SUNDAY, MAY 9, 6 PM 

Learn about the life and important work that Octave Chanute accomplished throughout his life. Chanute capped off a successful career as one of the country's most important civil engineers with groundbreaking work in aviation. His experiments in the dunes of Northwest Indiana are known to be a turning point for aviation research, influencing notable flight pioneers such as Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers. Chanute is buried in Peoria at Springdale Cemetery

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 05/09/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Wed, 05/26/2021 @ 5 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Thu, 05/27/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Sun, 05/30/2021 @ 5 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Mon, 05/31/2021 @ 2 AM

POV 
Through the Night 
MONDAY, MAY 10, 9 PM 

This verité documentary explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider, whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, New York.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/10/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/11/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/12/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sat, 05/15/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 05/12/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 05/12/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/13/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 05/15/2021 @ 11 AM
POV

Trailer | Through The Night

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Close bonds are forged between parents, children and caregivers at a 24-hour daycare.

UNADOPTED Official Trailer

Unadopted 
MONDAY, MAY 10, 10:30 PM 

All the drama of growing up mixed with the pain of family separation. This documentary explores the lives of teens in foster care through the eyes of journalist Noel Anaya, who was raised in the California foster care system.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/10/2021 @ 10:30 PM

American Experience 
Billy Graham 
MONDAY, MAY 17, 8 PM

Explore the life of one of the best-known and most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. An international celebrity by age 30, he built a media empire, preached to millions worldwide and had the ear of tycoons, presidents and royalty.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/17/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/18/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/19/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sat, 05/22/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 05/22/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 05/22/2021 @ 8 AM
American Experience

Trailer | Billy Graham

One of the best-known and most influential religious leaders of the 20th century.

The Greatest Bond

Follow three veterans transformed by the love of service dogs trained by female inmates.

The Greatest Bond 
MONDAY, MAY 17, 10 PM 

Follow this inspirational and heartwarming documentary, which highlights the journey of disabled veterans whose lives are forever changed through the unconditional love of service dogs that have been expertly trained by female prison inmates. Join three veterans as they meet their service dogs and work directly with the inmates in a Texas women’s prison.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/17/2021 @ 10 PM

Independent Lens 
The Donut King 
MONDAY, MAY 24, 9 PM 

Hear the incredible story of Ted Ngoy. After fleeing Cambodia for the United States, he built a multi-million-dollar fried pastry empire, Christy's Donuts, and began living his American Dream. But a great rise often comes with a great fall.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/24/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 05/25/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 05/26/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sat, 05/29/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 05/26/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 05/26/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 05/27/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 05/29/2021 @ 11 AM
Independent Lens

Meet the Donut King, the Cambodian refugee who built a multi-million-dollar empire baking

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime.

Independent Lens 
Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten 
MONDAY, MAY 31, 9 PM 

In the early 1900s, Greenwood was home to a thriving, independent “Black Wall Street” until the violence of the Tulsa Race Riots changed the community’s legacy forever.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 05/31/2021 @ 8 PM