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October 2020 - Programming Highlights

Check out some of the programs coming to WTVP in the month of October.


IN THE DECLARATION ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL: ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS 1830 TO 1860
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:30 PM

The film traces Lincoln's life from 1830 to 1860, beginning with his arrival at the log village of New Salem, Illinois, and ending with his election to the presidency 30 years later.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun., 10/04/2020 @ 5:30pm
NETAView

Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan

Series Preview

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Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan shares conversations that inspire, educate and entertain.

TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN
MONDAYS, OCTOBER 5 THROUGH OCTOBER 19, 8 PM

An intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by four-time New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan will conduct candid conversations with influential leaders in their fields, including acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson. In each one-hour episode, Corrigan will explore her guests' universal humanity and passions. The conversations with Corrigan and her guests will reveal the experiences we all have in common and how we can use those experiences to make a difference.

Airdates:

Episode 101:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/05/2020 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/06/2020 12:30am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/11/2020 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/12/2020 3am

Episode 102:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/12/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/13/2020 @ 12:30am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/18/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/18/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ 3am

Episode 103 (final episode):

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/20/2020 @ 12:30am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/22/2020 @ 2am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/25/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/25/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ 3am

POV: INFILTRATORS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 9 PM

A true story of two young immigrants who intentionally get arrested by Border Patrol and are put in a shadowy for-profit detention center. The film follows Marco and Viri, members of a group of dreamers who are on a mission to stop deportations.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/05/2020 @ 9pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/07/2020 @ 2:30am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 10/07/2020 @ 11:30pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 10/07/2020 @ 6:30pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/08/2020 @ 7:30am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 10/10/2020 @ 11am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/11/2020 @ 2am
POV

Trailer | The Infiltrators

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Young immigrants get detained by Border Patrol - on purpose - to help stop deportations.


Frontline

FRONTLINE: FRAGILE CHAINS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9 PM

FRONTLINE investigates how the U.S. was left scrambling and desperate for critical medical equipment as the coronavirus swept the country.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/06/2020 @ 9pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/07/2020 @ 1am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 10/07/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/08/2020 @ 9am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/08/2020 @ 1am

POV: SOFTIE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9 PM

After years of fighting injustice in Kenya, daring and audacious political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi decides to run for political office. Running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents with idealism is Mwangi’s only weapon and proves to be challenging.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/12/2020 @ 9pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/14/2020 @ 2am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 10/14/2020 @ 7:30pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/15/2020 @ 8am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/15/2020 @ 12:30am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 10/17/2020 @ 2am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 10/17/2020 @ 11am
POV

Clip | Softie

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Softie follows Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a political activist running for office in Kenya.


Finding Your Roots

We’re Back! New Finding Your Roots

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New episodes of Finding Your Roots are back Tuesday, October 13, at 8/7c!

FINDING YOUR ROOTS (NEW EPISODES)
TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 13, 20, 7 PM

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in the sixth season of the critically acclaimed PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Finding Your Roots uses every tool available, from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing, to reveal long-buried secrets. Audiences will meet guests’ ancestors who were business people and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and immigrants, the persecuted and the persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances. These episodes feature “Fashion Roots” with Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodrigues and RuPaul and “Breaking the Silences” with Gayle King, Jordon Peele and Issa Rae.

Airdates:

Episode #611

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/13/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/15/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/18/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ 8am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ Midnight

Episode # 612

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/20/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/22/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/25/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ 8am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ Midnight

THE AGE OF NATURE
WEDNESDAYS OCTOBER 14, 21, 28, 9 PM

Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can restore our planet. This documentary series asks whether newfound awareness of nature could bring about a new chapter in the human story.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/14/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/16/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/18/2020 @ 1am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/18/2020 @ 11pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/18/2020 @ 9pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ 7am
The Age of Nature

Preview

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Rating: TV-G

Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife.


Independent Lens

Trailer | Feels Good Man

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Pepe the Frog’s surreal journey from mellow cartoon character to registered hate symbol.

INDEPENDENT LENS: FEELS GOOD MAN
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 9 PM

Artist Matt Furie finds his creation Pepe the Frog co-opted by the alt-right as an internet meme during the 2016 presidential campaign. Feels Good Man chronicles Furie’s attempt to reclaim his creation.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/19/2020 @ 9pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/21/2020 @ 2:30am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 10/21/2020 @ 11:30pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 10/21/2020 @ 6:30pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/22/2020 @ 7:30am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 10/24/2020 @ 2am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 10/24/2020 @ 11am


NATURE: PANDAS BORN TO BE WILD
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7 PM

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists and rangers to witness pandas' startling courtship and aggressive behaviors.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/21/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/23/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/25/2020 @ 11pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/25/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-WR 27.3 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ 7am
Nature

Preview of Pandas: Born to be Wild

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Trek through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers to witness wild pandas’ behavior.


Preview: American Masters-Michael Tilson Thomas -Where Now I

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: WHERE NOW IS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 8 PM

Discover this Grammy-winning composer, pianist and composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient and longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, who helped set the standard that an American orchestra should champion modern American music. Check out his performance with Metallica on WTVP on Saturday, October 31, 9 PM.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/23/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 10/24/2020 @ Midnight
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/25/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ 9am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/26/2020 @ 1am

NATURE: AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE RESCUE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7 PM

An estimated 1 billion animals died in the horrific Australian bushfires last year. Through the help of tireless volunteers working to rescue the remains of their once-flourishing environment, stories of animal and human resilience have emerged. Rising from the ashes, animal survivors begin their challenging journey back to a wild existence in Nature: Australian Bushfire Rescue.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/28/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/30/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 11/01/2020 @ 11pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 11/01/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 11/02/2020 @ 7am
Nature

Preview of Australian Bushfire Rescue

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Meet the people rescuing and caring for the animal survivors of Australia’s bushfires.