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America’s Wildest Refuge: ANWR

(Photo Courtesy of Executive Program Services)

Tucked into a remote corner of Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a place where wilderness is experienced on an epic scale. From forested lowlands in the south to the towering mountains of the Brooks Range and north to the coastal plains, this is where we can go back in time to see how the earth was before modern civilization.

American Masters: The Mysterious Life of Harper Lee

Author Harper Lee smoking cigarette on porch. HEY BOO, a film by Mary Murphy. A First Run Features release. (Photo: Donald Uhrbrock)

Uncover the mysterious life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird in AMERICAN MASTERS: HARPER LEE – HEY BOO. Emmy-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy offers an unprecedented look at Lee’s life.

Challenges and successes for Alaska’s LGBTQ community

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But in the same week, the rainbow flag was burned outside of Identity, Anchorage’s LGBT community center. In these fast changing times, what challenges and successes are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities facing here in Alaska?

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KAKM: Friday, 7/3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 4:30 p.m.
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Who Says Texans Can’t BBQ?

Aaron Franklin, owner and chief firestarter at Franklin BBQ in Austin, is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the United States. (Photo Courtesy of KLRU)

Pitmaster Aaron Franklin takes a boisterous BBQ culture road trip in BBQ with FRANKLIN — featuring the people, the places and, of course, the food. The series celebrates the traditions and storied histories passed down through the generations, as well as those breathing new life into this distinctly American culture.

The Forsyte Saga – Damian Lewis Returns to PBS

THE FORSYTE FAMILY - (back row L-R) ROBERT LANG, Swithin; BEN MILES, Dartie; AMANDA ROOT, Winifred; DAMIAN LEWIS, Soames;  GINA McKEE, Irene; RUPERT GRAVES, Young Jolyon; GILLIAN KEARNEY, June; CORIN REDGRAVE, Old Jolyon; ALISTAIR PETRIE, George Forsyte.

(front row L - R)  ANN BELL, Aunt Hester; BARBARA FLYNN, Aunt Emily;  JUDY CAMPBELL, Aunt Ann; WENDY CRAIG, Aunt Juley; 

Photograph taken by Brian Moody.

This 2002 dramatic miniseries chronicles three generations of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star, with Rupert Graves, Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave.

Operation Wild: Groundbreaking Operations on Animals Around the World

A baby elephant in Laos at an elephant sanctuary where a larger male elephant was treated for a leg injury. (Photo Courtesy of BBC)

Join veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to try to save animals’ lives. Find out how pioneering human medicine is transforming ways to look after animals in some of the most remote places on earth. Witness dramatic stories of ingenuity, invention and dedication.

First Peoples: Asia, Australia, Europe

(Photo Courtesy of Graham Bartholomew / Wall to Wall Media)

See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant.

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      Tue @ 7:00 pm - The Abolitionists: American Experience

      Part 1 of 3. Dramatic scenes and documentary segments tell the stories of abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown.

      Tue @ 8:00 pm - The Abolitionists: American Experience

      Part 2 of 3. Frederick Douglass escapes slavery, joins William Lloyd Garrison in the abolitionist movement, writes his autobiography and flees to England to avoid being captured by his former owner; and Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

      Tue @ 9:00 pm - Frontline

      An investigation into the rise of untreatable infections that have come about due to decades of antibiotic overuse. Included: a young girl who was placed on life support in an Arizona hospital; an outbreak at a prestigious hospital.

      Tue @ 10:00 pm - Rare Diseases, What Are They?: An Exploration Health Special

      The challenges faced by patients with rare diseases are detailed via the experiences of people with Gaucher disease, MPS II, chronic granuomatous disease and hypoparathyroidism.

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