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Programming Highlights |November 2021
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Programming Highlights | November 2021

As the weather and the landscape change with the season, the diversity and quality of programming on WTVP remains the same. This month, hear the stories of American veterans, social justice activists, small town journalists, a treasonous early American, Mexican American veterans, bayou environmentalists and much more.

AMERICAN VETERAN
TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 8 PM

American Veteran illuminates the veteran experience with a stunning range of voices from today and across the arc of American history. Every voice featured is a veteran's. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the American Revolution to today’s warrior class, they tell a deeply moving story, highlighting personal remembrances, drawing civilian viewers into an unfamiliar culture and highlighting the evolving relationship between Americans who have served in the military and those who have not.

Airdates:

Episode #101 - The Calling

As recruits take the oath to serve, they leave the civilian world to become a soldier, sailor, marine, airman or woman. This is the start of their transformation. Narrated by TV host and former Marine Drew Carey.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/26/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/27/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/28/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/31/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 10/30/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 10/30/2021 @ 11 PM
     

Episode #102 - The Mission

Military life shapes servicemen and women in profound, unexpected ways. Veterans' stories showcase the raw impact of these experiences. Hosted by Senator Tammy Duckworth.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/02/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/03/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/04/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/05/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 11 PM

Episode #103 - The Return

Hollywood war stories seem to end with the hero's triumphant return, but in reality, the road back to civilian life is often less certain. Hosted by actor, Vietnam War veteran and Native American activist Wes Studi.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/09/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/11/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/12/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/14/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/13/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/13/2021 @ 11 PM

 

Episode #104 - The Reckoning

Veterans reflecting on their service ask how veterans and civilians together can move America forward. Hosted by Army veteran, actor and motivational speaker J. R. Martinez.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/16/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/18/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/19/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/20/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/20/2021 @ 11 PM

Trailer | North By Current

Director Angelo Madsen Minax returns home to rural Michigan after the death of his niece.

POV: 
NORTH BY CURRENT
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 9 PM

Filmmaker and artist Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown after a family tragedy. Weaving vignettes of VHS and Super 8 home movies with the present day, Minax creates a poetic, nuanced portrait of a family navigating grief, addiction and transgender identity.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/01/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/03/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/03/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/03/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/04/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 11 AM

PEORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SYMPHONY TRIUMPHANT 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 5:30 PM

Join the PSO for Symphony Triumphant, featuring world-renowned pianist Kevin Murphy. In this concert, Mozart and Beethoven treat us to their happiest, charming and most profound affirmations of life. The program includes Mozart's Magic Flute Overture and Piano Concerto No. 25, K503 — featuring Kevin Murphy — and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/07/2021 @ 5:30 PM

Trailer | Ferguson Rises

Michael Brown Sr. seeks justice after a white police officer kills his son in Ferguson.

INDEPENDENT LENS: 
FERGUSON RISES
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 9 PM

Ferguson Rises is the inspiring story of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, a small town that suffered a powerful loss and became the flash point for a modern day civil rights movement.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/08/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/11/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 11/13/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/13/2021 @ 11 AM

KING OF CRIMES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 5:30 PM

In 1807, Chief Justice John Marshall presided over one of the greatest court cases in American history. The Aaron Burr treason trial captivated a young America, a nation that bore little resemblance to the country we know today. After one term as Jefferson's vice president, and after his lethal duel with Hamilton, Burr chose not to go softly into that good night of history. He saw his chance in the expanses of the continent, where he might make himself a king. Aaron Burr set in motion a plot that some say was to do just that — he almost pulled it off. Thomas Jefferson caught him and had Burr tried for treason, known as “the king of crimes.”

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/14/2021 @ 5:30 PM

Trailer | Storm Lake

Inside the family-run newspaper keeping local journalism alive.

INDEPENDENT LENS: 
STORM LAKE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 9 PM

Does American democracy survive without the backbone of independent local journalism? Go inside The Storm Lake Times, a family-run newspaper serving an Iowa town that has seen its share of changes in the 40 years since big agriculture came to the area. Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Art Cullen and his team dedicate themselves to keeping the paper alive as local journalism across the country dies out.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/15/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/18/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 11/20/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/20/2021 @ 11 AM

VOCES ON PBS: 
AMERICAN EXILE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 9 PM

Two Mexican American brothers — both decorated Vietnam veterans — find themselves facing deportation. They don their uniforms for one last fight — to "leave no soldier behind" and bring the plight of deported veterans to the White House.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/16/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/18/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/18/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/18/2021 @ 9 AM

Trailer | American Exile

Two brothers who fought in Vietnam are among thousands of veterans who are being deported.

ALIVE! IN AMERICA’S DELTA
THE WHOOPING CRANE’S MAJESTIC RETURN
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 10 PM

Trace the landmark effort to reintroduce the whooping crane into Louisiana’s wetlands. Seventy years ago, these five-foot-tall stately birds were on the brink of extinction, with only 16 left in the world. Trek along with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and their partners and witness their painstaking efforts to reintroduce the whooping crane into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time in half a century.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 10 PM

INDEPENDENT LENS: 
DUTY FREE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 9 PM

Seventy-five-year-old Rebecca loses the only job she’s ever known. She has no savings, no 401K safety net and no employment prospects. Rebecca teams up with son Sian-Pierre to take the trip of a lifetime, one bucket list adventure at a time. Her journey uncovers the economic insecurity faced by millions of Americans.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/22/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/23/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/25/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/25/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/25/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/27/2021 @ 11 AM

Trailer | Duty Free

After losing her lifelong job, a mom teams up with her son to fulfill her bucket list.