Preview the programs you don't want to miss for the period of July 1-15, 2020 from WMHT. For up-to-date program listings on WMHT-TV, WORLD, CREATE, and WMHT PBS Kids 24/7, visit our schedules page. Click here to sign up to receive out Don't Miss List in your inbox bi-weekly.
Independent Curator Pedro Alonzo on New Horizon
NEIL DIAMOND | HOT AUGUST NIGHTS 3
Thursday, July 2 |9pm on WMHT-TV
In celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original summer evening at LA's Greek Theatre, 'Hot August Night III' brings Neil back to that fateful stage in 2012 to perform 31 of his greatest hits.
GREAT PERFORMANCES | ELLIS ISLAND: THE DREAM
Friday, July 3 |9pm on WMHT-TV
Experience Peter Boyer’s immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.
Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony
A CAPITOL FOURTH
Saturday, July 4 |8pm on WMHT-TV
The 40th anniversary presentation of A CAPITOL FOURTH, the national July 4th TV tradition on PBS, is co-hosted by two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos and multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams. The nation’s 244th birthday celebration will feature new performances from iconic locations across the country, including Washington, D.C, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as highlights from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July.
The fireworks display over our nation’s iconic skyline will be covered live during the broadcast captured by multiple cameras stationed around the city.
A Capitol Fourth
2020 A Capitol Fourth Preview
RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
Sunday, July 5 | 3:30pm on WMHT-TV
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself amidst profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.
RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
Reconstruction| Extended Trailer
THE VOTE | AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7 | 9pm on WMHT-TV
Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.
Extended Trailer | The Vote | American Experience
PBS NEWSHOUR PRESENTS | CHINA: POWER AND PROSPERITY
Wednesday, July 8 | 10pm on WMHT-TV
Explore the future of China's relationship with the U.S., which will help determine the new international order, the dominant technology supporting the world's communications infrastructure, and the global economy.
China: Power and Prosperity -- Watch the full documentary
FAKE: SEARCHING FOR TRUTH IN THE AGE OF MISINFORMATION
Friday, July 10 | 9pm on WMHT-TV
Given the sheer volume of news available, how can the average person separate fact from fiction? This series draws from common sense, critical thinking skills, and universal standards of journalism to give viewers the tools to discern fact from fiction in news reports, identify fake news, and evaluate the biases of real news. This timely documentary explores how and why misinformation spreads, and how to be a smarter information consumer in our increasingly digital world.
Fake: Searching For Truth In The Age Of Misinformation
MIDSOMER MURDERS: WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Saturday, July 11 | 7pm on WMHT-TV
During a total eclipse of the sun, an astronomer is bludgeoned to death by a meteor, and an astrologer claims to have predicted each subsequent murder.
Preview: Midsomer Murders "Written in the Stars"
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Sunday, July 12 | 7pm on WMHT-TV
An unexpected visitor forces Alan to rethink his past; Caroline and pregnant Kate set a wedding date.
Last Tango in Halifax
Last Tango in Halifax Preview
WE'LL MEET AGAIN: THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Tuesday, July 14 | 8pm on WMHT-TV
Join Ann Curry as two women search for friends and colleagues who forged a path for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her to join a movement.
We'll Meet Again
Episode 6 Preview | The Fight for Women’s Rights
NOVA | MAKING NORTH AMERICA: ORIGINS
Wednesday, July 15 | 9pm on WMHT-TV
See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.