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Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 28. 11:00 pm

Veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor complete live coverage of the Republican national political convention, from the opening gavel to its official close. Between speeches and events on the convention floor, Ifill and Woodruff interview political newsmakers and solicit analysis and perspective from Newshour regulars Shields and Brooks, presidential historians and others. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 27. 7:00 p.m

Watch Inspector Lewis: The Mind Has Mountains Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, August 26. 8:00 pm

Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 21. 11:00 pm

Business mentor Ralph Edmond, owner of the Haitian pharmaceutical company Laboratoires Farmatrix, shows how supporting and strengthening businesses can make all the difference for Haiti. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 20. 11:30 pm

Pacific Heartbeat is a new anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. Alaska Public Television. Saturday, August 18. 7:00 pm

This program provides a unique glimpse into the lives of minor league baseball players at various stages of their careers. We take a rare look inside the clubhouse, dugout, team bus and their homes to see what life is really like chasing the dream to the big leagues. Alaska Public Television. Friday, August 17. 9:30 p.m

Watch Steam of Life - Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.

Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, August 16. 9:00 p.m

Watch Earth: The Operators' Manual - Preview on PBS. See more from EARTH: The Operators Manual.

This accurate, understandable and upbeat report on the interconnected stories of humans and fossil fuels, Earth’s climate history and our future energy options will leave you amazed at the beauty and bounty of the planet, inspired by human ingenuity, and optimistic about the future. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, August 15. 9:00 p.m

Watch Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 - Preview on PBS. See more from pbs.

Fenway Park is celebrating its centennial birthday and this program looks at the parks long history as a venue for sports and a public space. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 14. 9:00 p.m

Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars and Party Down creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. Followed by the short films “0507” by Ben and Chris Blaine and “Smile” by Lauren Elmer. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 14. 11:00 pm

The practice of labeling people by sexual orientation—homosexual, heterosexual, etc.—started only a century ago. At times labels can help make sense of our world, but at other times labeling individuals can be dehumanizing and can even be a form of injustice. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 13. 11:30 pm

Watch Market Warriors - First Look on PBS. See more from pbs.

In each episode, four pickers travel to different markets across the country to purchase items with a set amount of money, and use their knowledge and skills to see who can make the most profit at auction. Fred Willard (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) is Market Warriors’ off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout the show. Alaska Public Television. Monday, 8/13. 8:00 pm

Acclaimed presenter of historic documentaries, Bettany Hughes, embarks on a journey across the eastern Mediterranean to discover the truth about Helen of Troy, the woman blamed for causing the Trojan War. Following weapons experts, the film shows how the conflict in Helen's name would have been fought, unraveling the reality from the myths and putting flesh on "the face that launched a thousand ships." Alaska Public Television. Sunday, August 12. 8:00 pm

Pacific Heartbeat is a new anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. Alaska Public Television. Saturday, August 11. 7:00 pm

Watch Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration Preview on PBS. See more from Great Performances.

Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration will feature the BSO, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons. Alaska Public Television. Friday. August 10, 9:30 pm

Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, Asian Voices investigates global and regional issues with Asia’s top academics, economists and politicians. The weekly series explores global issues from the Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world. Alaska Public Television. Friday, August 10. 11:30 p.m.

During the last installment of this documentary, it is the end of World War II, starting in March 1945 and ending in September 1945. Since D-Day the number of dead or wounded soldiers continues to rise. President Roosevelt dies and Harry Truman steps into office. Then, on August 6, 1945, under orders from President Truman, an American plane drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, instantly killing 40,000 people. Two hundred thousand more will die in the next few years and months of burns, radiation, and radiation poisoning. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, August 08. 8:00 p.m

Watch the events of War World II from December 1944-March 1945 as veterans recount their own stories. The war is dragging on and America is getting weary of hearing gruesome news from abroad. Some soldiers have been fighting for three years, and though they are close to enemy lines, the possibility of victory is still a question. Two soldiers - Tom Galloway of Mobile, Burnett Miller of Sacramento and Ray Leopold of Waterbury - tell their stories of the biggest battle on the Western Front — the Battle of the Bulge. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 07. 8:00 p.m

The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by The Fighter's Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan, Pamela Gray, Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind Apollo 13. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 07. 11:00 pm