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FRONTLINE: Last Days of Solitary

Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets

With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, FRONTLINE: Last Days of Solitary examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use Tuesday, 4/18, at 9pm. Watch preview >

NOVA Holocaust Escape Tunnel

NOVA Wednesday, 4/19 at 9pm ET. Holocaust Escape Tunnel - An archeological excavation in Lithuania unearths a 100-foot escape tunnel used by 12 shackled Jews on the last night of Passover in 1944. Watch preview >

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes Thursday, 4/20 at 9pm. Examining the effects of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and the efforts under way to control and prevent them. Watch preview >

This Old House Detroit

This Old House Detroit Monday, 4/24 at 7:30pm. Windows of Detroit - Peeling paint is removed; rough plumbing begins; and the issues with the leaded stained glass windows in the living room are examined. Learn more >

This Week's Highlights
Nature Hotel Armadillo

Nature Wednesday, 4/19 at 8pm. Hotel Armadillo - An exploration of the holes dug by the elusive giant armadillo in the Brazilian rain forest. Watch preview >

Independent Lens SEED: The Untold Story

Independent Lens Thursday, 4/20 at 11pm. SEED: The Untold Story - The efforts of "seed keepers" to preserve the 12,000-year-old food legacy of humans are examined. Watch preview >

Celtic Thunder Legacy

Celtic Thunder Legacy Friday, 4/21 at 8pm. Celtic Thunder perform songs from throughout the group's career as well as selections from the members' solo projects. DVD available >

Craft in America

Craft in America Friday, 4/21 at 10pm. Nature - Artists explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Watch preview >

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Saturday, 4/22 at 9pm. Dead Air - A new wireless provides more than entertainment as Dot's favorite radio show takes a murderous turn. Watch preview >

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife Sunday, 4/23 at 8pm. An expectant mother faces a hard choice, and her decision affects Tom more than most. Watch preview >

Home Fires

Home Fires Sunday, 4/23 at 9pm. Teresa is asked on a date; Alison worries about her involvement with the Lyons; the Brindsleys' good fortune is threatened; the Campbells have joyful news. Watch preview >


Ken Burns Comes to Detroit April 19


Ken Burns, Ann Arbor native and one of America’s most acclaimed filmmakers, will discuss his latest documentary, The Vietnam War, and his career as a filmmaker at the Michigan Theater April 19 at 7:30pm. Watch a livestream of the event at >

REGISTER NOW: American Black Journal Community Conversation


Join Stephen Henderson for a live in-depth discussion on the issues surrounding the southwest Detroit community April 26 at 6:30pm at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation. Sign up here >

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