Drawing heavily on This Republic of Suffering, historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book, DEATH and THE CIVIL WAR explores a critical but largely overlooked aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications of the war’s staggering and unprecedented death toll. Tuesday, January 12. 8:00 p.m.

The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES. Premieres Saturday, January 9 8:00 p.m.

Live From Lincoln Center — the award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world’s leading performing arts center — presents SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY. This special star-studded concert event, to be presented by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic, celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Friday, December 18. 8:00 PM.

NATURE takes an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig. “Snowies” stand out for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Filmmakers take us deep into the owl’s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they’re able to fly. Wednesday, December 23. 7:00 p.m.

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING, host Pete Evans travels to Anchorage to learn about our finest fish cuisine. While here, Pete takes a field trip to the Bait Shack to meet up with Chef Travis Haugen, and fishing guru Dustin Slinker for a fishing adventure that includes catching a fresh king salmon for their delicious grilled meal that evening. Sunday, January 17. 1:30 p.m.

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas on CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Friday, December 25. 8:00 p.m.

Join Grammy-winning host Kathy Mattea and nearly 700 student musicians, Belmont School of Music faculty and Nashville Children’s Choir for a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.Monday, December 21. 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 25. 7:00 p.m.

PROHIBITION is a compelling documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individuals, families, and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. Tuesday nights through December starting at 7:00 p.m.

MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, features all of their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "Hurting Each Other," "Only Yesterday," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles, and nine gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. Monday, December 28. 9:00 p.m.

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. KAKM: Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. on KAKM Channel 7 Download Audio:

Alaska's own, Portugal. The Man headlines AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Saturday, December 5. ACL presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from its LP Hummingbird.

The 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting will air on Alaska Public Media, Thursday, December 10. Among the performers include: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Miss Piggy, Andra Day, Trombone Shorty, and the United States Coast Guard Band.

Holiday specials, Ken Burns' Prohibition, a tribute to Frank Sinatra, and a special public affairs presentation by Alaska Public Media highlight the December television schedule.

SOL delves deep to investigate the underlying social issues that have contributed to Canada’s North region’s mounting youth suicide rate – one of the highest in the world.

It's another night of stories from the Last Frontier - ARCTIC ENTRIES. It Takes a Village. Stories of Teaming Up, Hashing It Out, and Raising 'Em Up.

ROAD TO ANDERSONVILLE is a powerful story from Executive Producer David Schock about the men of Company K. This film is the story of the 139 Native Americans who joined as members of Company K, their recruitment, the training, their battles, and their deaths and survival. The men of Company K saw hard service in most of the major battles in the Civil War. In all, one fourth of the men of Company K were either killed or wounded in battle, but some were captured.

URBAN REZ explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century.

In this four-part documentary series STANDING ON NATIVE GROUND, native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling a utilitarian view of land in the form of government megaprojects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change.

Discover the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving in this documentary film by director Ric Burns. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - THE PILGRIMS explores the history of our nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.

Composer and performer Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a symphony orchestra and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, as well as a colorful assortment of Tim Burton fans.