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November 2023

From programs celebrating seasonal holidays like Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, to those honoring cultures and traditions throughout Native American Heritage Month, November is an exciting month on WNMU-TV. Area events are commemorated as well, with local specials like Barnes-Hecker: Memories & Misfortune and Tattletale Sounds: The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigation airing throughout November. 

Go Public! Fundraiser: November 25-December 2

This year’s Go Public! Fundraiser rounds out November’s broadcast schedule, and is full of holiday specials, local favorites, and live performances you will love. Make your contribution during your favorite program by calling our studios, or donate online any time at our website. We thank you for your continued support!

Scroll down to learn about this month's featured programs. Shows are organized week by week. All programs are on 13.1 unless otherwise noted.

November 1-4

Spy in the Ocean, A Nature Miniseries: Deep Feelings

Spy in the Ocean, A Nature MIniseries

Deep Feelings

Spy creatures explore animal emotions and the deep feelings we share.

Wednesday, November 1 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/8 at 3/2c.


Ancient Earth: Humans 

How did Earth give rise to humans? See what made our species' existence possible.

Wednesday, November 1 at 9/8c.  Repeats 11/2 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Death in Britannia

Uncover the only evidence of crucifixion in Roman-occupied Britain.

Wednesday, November 1 at 10/9c.

Ask the DNR: Deer and Bear Seasons

Ask the DNR

Deer and Bear Seasons

Personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources answer questions on topics including deer season, bear season, and more.  

Thursday, November 2 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/3 at 3/2c.

Halifax: Retribution

Episode 6

The shooter displays his hacking skills when he takes control of the Minister’s car.

Friday, November 3 at 9/8c.

High School Bowl

Season 44 Review

To get ready for the new season, host Jim Koski reviews the most memorable moments from last year's tournament and interviews Kingsford, the winning team.

Saturday, November 4 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/6 at 3/2c.

November 5-11

WNMU Documentaries

Barnes-Hecker: Memories of a Misfortune

The story of Marquette County's 1926 mine disaster told by historians and descendants, airing in honor of the tragic event's anniversary.  

Sunday, November 5 at 3/2c.


Part 1

Our response to God's invitation and the search for a sustainable way of life.

Sunday, November 5 at 7/6c.

Hotel Portofino


Rose and Alice return to Portofino. Cecil schemes to take control of the Hotel.

Sunday, November 5 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/6 at 12a/11c.

World on Fire

Episode 4

Kasia takes on her first assignment as an agent, and Rajib’s military values are tested.


Episode 4

Annika reflects on 1984 when the team investigates the death of a man found in ice.

Independent Lens

Three Chaplains

Muslim chaplains advocate for equality in the military.

Monday, November 6 at 10/9c.

Native America

Women Rule

Celebrate the Native women drawing upon deep traditions to transform our modern world.

Tuesday, November 7 at 9/8c.


Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road to Oslo

How the Israeli-Palestinian peace process begun at Oslo was derailed.

Tuesday, November 7 at 10/9c.

Spy in the Ocean, A Nature Miniseries

Deep Relationships

Spy creatures uncover surprising undersea relationships.

Wednesday, November 8 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/15 at 3/2c.


Inside China's Tech Boom Preview

The inside story of China’s meteoric rise to the forefront of global innovation.

Wednesday, November 8 at 9/8c.  Repeats 11/9 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Decoding Hieroglyphics

Research is revealing the hieroglyphic texts from within the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.

Wednesday, November 8 at 10/9c.

Ask the Doctors: General Health

Ask the Doctors

General Health/Palliative Care

Get your medical questions answered by area professionals. This week's topics include palliative care and general health.  

Thursday, November 9 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/10 at 3/2c.

Salute to Services

Join host Jon Stewart for a heartfelt Veterans Day musical celebration featuring the U.S. Army Field Band.  

Friday, November 10 at 9/8c.

November 12-18

Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan

The story of a bold operation that changed the course of World War II. In 1942, responding to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy converted two passenger steamships into aircraft carriers to train more than 15,000 pilots and 40,000 deck crews in the safety of Lake Michigan. Today, dozens of aircraft still rest on the lake bottom.  

Sunday, November 12 at 3/2c.


Part 2

The response to God's invitation and the search for a more sustainable way of life.

Sunday, November 12 at 7/6c.

Hotel Portofino


Bella schemes to thwart Cecil’s plans to wrestle control of the Hotel away from her.

Sunday, November 12 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/13 at 12a/11c.

World on Fire

Episode 5

Tragedy strikes at the heart of Harry’s unit as the siege drags on in Tobruk.

Sunday, November 12 at 9/8c.


Episode 5

Annika’s family vacation is interrupted as she and the team must investigate a death.

Sunday, November 12 at 10/9c.

A Town Called Victoria

The Fire/The Suspect

In the Texan town of Victoria, a mosque falls victim to an act of arson.

Monday, November 13 at 9/8c.

Native America

Language Is Life

Experience the fight of Native Americans to keep their languages and ways of life alive.

Tuesday, November 14 at 9/8c.

A Town Called Victoria

The Trial

As the trial concludes, the people of Victoria, Texas, grapple with shocking revelations.

Tuesday, November 14 at 10/9c.

Spy in the Ocean, A Nature Miniseries

Deep Trouble

Spy creatures showcase the challenges of ocean life.

Wednesday, November 15 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/22 at 3/2c.

NOVA "The Battle to Beat Malaria"


The Battle to Beat Malaria

Are scientists on the verge of a breakthrough in the fight against malaria, one of humanity’s oldest and most devastating plagues?   

Wednesday, November 15 at 9/8c.  Repeats 11/16 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead

Hidden in the Amazon

New evidence sheds light on the early indigenous societies of the Amazon.

Wednesday, November 15 at 10/9c.

Addict's Wake

One American county come to grips with arguably the biggest public health crisis in America: substance use disorder.

Thursday, November 16 at 1a/12c.

Ask the Lawyers: Elder Law Special

Ask the Lawyers

Elder Law Special

Guest host Paul Sturgul answers questions submitted from viewers during this live broadcast.

Thursday, November 16 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/17 at 3/2c.

Halifax: Retribution

Episode 7

The police at last know the shooter’s identity.

Friday, November 17 at 9/8c.

We're Still Here

First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artists in Canada lead an effort to right long-standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures, in a poignant look at how Hip-Hop plays an important role in transforming the lives of musicians, their audiences and communities.  

Friday, November 17 at 10/9c.

November 19-25

Tattletale Sounds: The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigation

Go behind the scenes to learn more about the most famous shipwreck investigation in Great Lakes history. Ric Mixter opens his archive of conversations with the men who built, sailted and dove the Fitzgerald.  

Sunday, November 19 at 3/2c.

Inside The Warren Commission

A riveting account of the people who worked tirelessly to discover the truth behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.   

Sunday, November 19 at 7/6c.

Hotel Portofino


During the big casino gala, an act of masculine bravado threatens the Hotel’s future.

Sunday, November 19 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/20 at 12a/11c.

World on Fire: Ep. 6

World on Fire

Episode 6

Harry returns to Manchester, but Kasia is determined to leave.

Sunday, November 19 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/20 at 12a/11c.

Annika: Ep. 6


Episode 6

A brutal murder on Glasgow’s canals hits close to home.

Sunday, November 19 at 10/9c.


A documentary portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect the Chinook salmon.

The film explores the intertwined fate of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), salmon, and the landscape from which both evolved. The Nez Perce people are the oldest documented civilization in North America, with archaeological sites along Idaho's Salmon River dating back 16,500 years. Today the Tribe is facing the extirpation of their most prized salmon species despite decades of recovery efforts. 

The widespread construction of dams across their Traditional lands has continued to challenge salmon recovery. The only option remaining for the
Tribe, is the breach of four dams on the lower Snake River–will the Federal Government take charge of the situation or sit idly while this iconic species vanishes from their home waters?

Monday, November 20 at 9/8c.

POV "Wisdom Gone Wild"


Wisdom Gone Wild

A filmmaker collaborates with her Nisei mother as they confront the painful reality of wisdom ‘gone wild’ in the shadows of dementia.

Monday, November 20 at 10/9c.

POV SHorts

Water Work

Memory and resiliency through Detroit and Canarsie’s unique relationships to water.

Monday, November 20 at 11:30/10:30c.


A documentary short film which celebrates the perseverance and lived experience of youth in the child welfare system – dispelling the negative stereo-types about foster care by showing how school, extended family and the kindness of strangers can help a child find their path in life.  

Tuesday, November 21 at 1a/12c.

Something Inside is Broken

Native American Heritage Month

Something Inside is Broken

A Native American Rock Opera that captures through music, dance and drama the tragedy at Sutter's fort through a Native Lens.  

Tuesday, November 21 at 8/7c.

Time Has Many Voices

Native American Heritage Month

Time Has Many Voices

The untold story of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay area.   

Tuesday, November 21 at 9/8c.


20 Days in Mariupol: “Nightmare You Cannot Wake Up From"

Filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov describes 20 Days in the Besieged City of Mariupol.

Tuesday, November 21 at 10/9c.

POV Shorts

Under G-d

Religious leaders' use of the law to advance an unexpected religious freedom argument.

Tuesday, November 21 at 11:30/10:30c.

Are We Safer Today?

Members of the 9/11 Commission discuss their historic work and ramifications for today.

Wednesday, November 22 at 1a/12c.

Earthshot Prize 2023

A star-studded awards ceremony celebrates this year's fifteen finalists before awarding the five winners of The Earthshot Prize. Mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu welcomes The Earthshot Prize to Boston In this clip from 2022.

Wednesday, November 22 at 8/7c.

NOVA: Lee and Liza's Family Tree


Lee and Liza's Family Tree

Scientists and genealogists help a family rediscover a history obscured by slavery.  

Wednesday, November 22 at 9/8c.  Repeats 11/23 at 3/2c.

Secrets of the Dead: The Princes in the Tower

Secrets of the Dead

The Princes in the Tower

Find out if one of history’s greatest cold cases—the imprisonment of two princes in the Tower of London—can finally be solved.   

Wednesday, November 22 at 10/9c.

The First Official Thanksgiving

The First Official Thanksgiving

In 1619, a year before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, a group of 36 Englishmen arrived on the banks of the James River to establish a new settlement. Their charter required that the day of arrival be observed yearly as a "day of thanksgiving" for their safe passage to the New World.   

Thursday, November 23 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/24 at 3/2c.

Surviving New England's Great Dying

Surviving New England's Great Dying

Just prior to the Pilgrim’s arrival, a plague decimated New England’s coastal Native American population, altering the course of colonialism. This is the story of the Great Dying and how tribal leaders are learning from the past as they deal with the effects of today’s pandemic.  

Thursday, November 23 at 8:30/7:30c.  Repeats 11/24 at 3:30/2:30c.

Classic Film of the Month

Thursday's Child 

Family tensions arise after an introspective schoolgirl becomes a successful child actor in this British comedy-drama from 1943 starring Sally Ann Howes and Wilfrid Lawson.  

Friday, November 24 at 9/8c.

Native American Heritage Month

Cara Romero: Following The Light

Photographer Cara Romero's work captures Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective.

Friday, November 24 at 10:30/9:30c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

How Great Thou Art, A Sacred Celebration

Join Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LaBelle, Will Liverman, Sandi Patty and more for a night of uplifting music across classical, pop, Motown and country genres. The performances are backed by the American Pops Orchestra and combined church choirs.  

Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Anatomy '59: The Making of a Classic Motion Picture

The story behind the 1959 Marquette County, Michigan on-location filming of Otto Preminger’s classic courtroom drama. 

Saturday, November 25 at 8/7c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

This Land is Your Land (My Music)

This heart-warming Celtic Thunder Show features holiday standards with a little Irish magic.  

Saturday, November 25 at 9/8c.

ACL Presents: 22nd Annual Americana Honors

ACL Presents

22nd Annual Americana Honors

Enjoy a very special ceremony and catch performances by AMA honorees in this year’s ACL Presents: Americana 22nd Annual Awards.  

Saturday, November 25 at 11 pm ET.

November 26-30

Great Performances

Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best

Enjoy a revue of Broadway shows and songs from 1973 to 2023 hosted by Sutton Foster. A Go Public! '23 Special. 

Sunday, November 26 at 7/6c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

The Fabulous History of Skiing

The evolution of locomotion on two slats of wood, from cave art to today's leisure sport. 

Sunday, November 26 at 9/8c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special


Montana freestyle skiers are the mavericks of the sport. Often without the financial means of their resort-based peers, passionate young athletes from blue-collar backgrounds are largely self-taught and have achieved success through sheer determination. 

Sunday, November 26 at 10/9c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

The Brain-Gut Connection with Dr. Emeran Mayer

Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, Dr. Emeran Mayer presents a practical guide that demonstrates the biological link between mind and the digestive system.  

Monday, November 27 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/28 at 2:30/1:30c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Kenny Rogers Live in Concert

Celebrate the worldwide music icon in a concert at the peak of his popularity in 1983.

Monday, November 27 at 9:30/8:30c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Finance for the People with Paco de Leon

Join the financial industry expert as she delivers pragmatic money advice in a straightforward way. 

Tuesday, November 28 at 8/7c.  Repeats 11/29 at 2:30/1:30c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Neil Diamond: Thank You Australia

Celebrate the American legend’s enthralling 1976 performance at the Sydney Sports Stadium. 

Tuesday, November 28 at 9:30/8:30c.  

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Medicine Fiddle

Celebrate the fiddling dancing traditions of Native American and Metis families on both sides of the U.S.and Canadian border. Produced by Dr. Michael Loukinen.

Wednesday, November 29 at 8/7c.

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Johnny Cash: Man in Black – Live in Denmark 1971

Join the “Man in Black” and guests for an evening of country, rockabilly and roots music.

Wednesday, November 29 at 9:30/8:30c.

Ask the Dentists

Ask the Experts


Area dental professionals answer questions submitted from viewers by phone and email.  

Thursday, November 30 at 8/7c.   

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

A Superior Celebration ...of Structure & Sound

Three community choirs and orchestras, separated by hundreds of miles of Lake Superior shoreline, unite musically to perform portions of Handel’s “Messiah” Oratorio. WNMU-TV’s Emmy-winning 1993 production.  

Thursday, November 30 at 9/8c.

Final Run: Storms of the Century

Go Public! 23 Fundraiser Special

Final Run: Storms of the Century 

U.P. native Rick Mixter dives into Great Lakes maritime history to chronicle the worst storms of the past century, from the 1905 Mataafa Storm to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.   

Thursday, November 30 at 10/9c.