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July Program Highlights

This Month At A Glance

Click on any of the programs below to learn more information. All times are marked in Eastern Time.

  • Time Scanners

    Egyptian Pyramids - July 1

    The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world.

    St. Paul's Cathedral - July 8

    The team laser scans the inside of the majestic dome in the heart of London to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure.

    Petra - July 15

    The experts go to Jordan to laser scan the ancient desert city of Petra and shed new light on this architectural wonderland lost to the West for more than 1,000 years.

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  • History Detectives Special Investigations

    "Civil War Sabotage" - July 1

    Did Confederate sabotage sink the Sultana, a Mississippi steamboat packed with Union soldiers that mysteriously exploded on April 27, 1865? Dig into one of the worst maritime naval disasters in U.S. history.

    "The Disappearance of Glenn Miller" - July 8

    One of the most celebrated, beloved entertainers of the wartime era takes off from England in heavy fog, heading to France to entertain troops. His plane vanishes. Glenn Miller's disappearance is perhaps the biggest mystery and cold case of World War II.

    "The Texas Servant Girl Murders" - July 15

    In 1885, six African-American servants and two white society women were brutally killed and raped in Austin, Texas. As quickly they started, they stopped. No killer was ever identified. The History Detectives pore over records and apply cutting-edge police techniques to determine who killed the servant girls of Austin.

    "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?" - July 22

    The investigation is an exploration of Hoffa's final days and hours and a revelatory window on power and corruption in the post-war era labor movement.

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  • A Capital Fourth

    Celebrate our country's 238th birthday as PBS broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O'Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

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  • Last Tango in Halifax

    Episode Two July 6

    Alan and Celia's first day as husband and wife is filled with tension. A new arrival surprises everyone, most of all Gillian.

    Episode Three July 13

    Gillian is devastated when Celia inadvertently reveals a secret she has kept since she was 15.

    Episode Four July 20

    Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend, but a disagreement threatens to end the relationship.

    Episode Five July 27

    Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant.

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  • Masterpiece Mystery! - "Endeavor: Season 2"

    "Nocturne" - July 6

    Follow Morse as he races to prevent ghosts of the past from crashing into the present.

    "Sway" - July 13

    Watch Morse and Thursday grapple with personal travails as they work to find the Oxford strangler.

    "Neverland" - July 20

    See if cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from an open prison are linked.

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  • Masterpiece Mystery! - "Poirot, Season 12 - The Big Four"

    Poirot plunges into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.

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  • Michiana's Rising Star

    The countdown begins to identify this year's Michiana's Rising Star. Each of the four regional contests will be broadcast on Thursdays in July with viewers invited to vote for their favorites among the five finalists from each region.

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  • My Wild Affair

    Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart.

    "The Elephant Who Found a Mom" - July 16

    Learn how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans.

    "The Ape Who Went to College" - July 23

    Delve into the story of an orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus.

    "The Rhino Who Joined the Family" - July 30

    Join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros brought up in a wildlife vet's home.

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  • Al Capone: Icon

    Al Capone â" the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why?

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  • David Gundlach: The Gift

    Upon his passing, Elkhart native David Gundlach left the city with an extremely generous gift. Learn his incredible story, from international acclaim and fortune in the business world to a run in Hollywood. All the while he never lost touch with his mother and the hometown he left behind. .

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