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The War: The Ghost Front

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

On Story: Based on a True Story

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

History Detectives

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America’s top gumshoes are back for a 10th season leaving no stone unturned as they travel around the country to explore the stories behind local folklore, prominent figures and family legends Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, August 07. 7:00 pm

The War: FUBAR

During World War II, from September 1944 to December 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower’s chief of staff announces that “this war is over” but it becomes obvious that the war won't end before winter. American and British troops massed on the German border are running low on fuel and are outrunning their supply lines. A battle on the island of Peleliu is expected to last four days, but drags on for months. It becomes one of the most brutal and unnecessary campaigns in the war. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 06. 8:00 p.m

Market Warriors

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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, August 06. 7:00 pm

Inner Compass – Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bestselling biographer Eric Metaxas describes a remarkable young theologian and pastor in World War II Germany who joined the Resistance in several plots to assassinate Hitler. Alaska Public Television. Monday, August 06. 11:30 pm

The War: Pride of Our Nation

In the fourth segment of documentary, witness four War World II veterans recount their own stories from June 1944 to August 1944. On June 6, 1944 — D-Day — a million and a half Allied troops embark on one of the greatest invasions in history: the invasion of France. In late July, Allied forces break out of the hedgerows in Normandy, and by mid-August, the Germans are in full retreat out of France. On August 25, after four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated — and the end of the war in Europe seems only a few weeks away. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, August 05. 8:00 p.m

Pacific Heartbeat

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 04. 7:00 pm

Asian Voices

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 03. 11:30 p.m.

The Barnes Collection

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Follow Dr. Albert Barnes’ remarkable rise from Philadelphia’s working-class neighborhood to the top of the modern art world. This unique tale bounces back and forth through time as the late Dr. Barnes travels the world to collect works of art by some of history’s most famous artists — Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir and many others. Alaska Public Television. Friday, August 03. 9:30 p.m

The War: A Deadly Calling

Look at War World II from November 1943-June 1944 as four veterans recount their own stories. Americans get their first real glimpse at the toils of war when Life publishes a photograph of the bodies of three GIs killed in action at Buna, African-American soldiers start demanding rights in the midst of segregated battle units, and Allied forces eventually liberate Rome after being stalled in the mountains south of Rome. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, August 02. 8:00 p.m

The War: When Things Get Tough

Watch the events of War World II from January 1943-December 1943 as four veterans recount their own stories. Troops take on German forces, many times outnumbering them, in North Africa, in Europe, and through rough terrain and bad weather, while the country gears up industry and war machine manufacturing at home. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, August 01. 8:00 p.m

The War: A Necessary War

Ken Burns looks at War World II from December 1941-December 1942 as four veterans recount their own stories. Watch them tell stories about their lives before the war, and take a closer look at the Japanese-American relocation camps, the ttack on Pearl Harbor, that attack, the fall of the Phillipines, the Bataan Death March, and the battle of Midway. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 31. 8:00 p.m

History Detectives

Watch Season 10 Preview on PBS. See more from History Detectives.

America’s top gumshoes are back for a 10th season leaving no stone unturned as they travel around the country to explore the stories behind local folklore, prominent figures and family legends Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 31. 7:00 pm

Market Warriors

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, July 30. 8:00 pm

Inner Compass: Arab Spring – Revolution or Reformation

Writer and religion scholar Reza Aslan says that as Muslims in the Middle East actively pursue democracy, the resulting changes will be as monumental as the Protestant Reformation was for Christianity. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 30. 11:00 pm

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis Series V

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An anti-racist extremist hurls a threat at the professor, and later that night, Yelland is discovered strangled to death with a noose made from his own tie. The investigation draws Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) into a criminology department rife with murder suspects, many of them already guilty of lesser crimes. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, July 29. 8:00 pm

Making Waves

Through the personal experiences of several passionate rowers from diverse backgrounds, the documentary looks at the challenges facing this historically white, tradition bound sport in its efforts to increase diversity.

Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, July 28. 9:00 pm

Pacific Heartbeat

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, July 28. 7:00 pm

Havana, Havana!

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Mirroring Cuba’s growing relationship with the world, Havana, Havana! highlights the evolution of the country’s musical expression in the 21st century. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 27. 9:30 pm