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Pinot Noir: The Holy Grail of Wine

Pinot Noir: The Holy Grail of Wine

Tonight at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
This program looks at the adversity, struggle and love between the Pinot Noir grape and a man whose passion for Pinot Noir would stop at nothing in pursuit of her beauty. The film is based on the story of John Saemann, a wannabe vintner who, taunted by his addiction to Pinot Noir’s mysterious allure, pursues his own vision of the Holy Grail of wine.
E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name

E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name

Tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
Filmmaker Christen Marquez's drive to learn the meaning of her enigmatic Hawaiian name impels her to unite her scattered family and come to terms with her estranged, mentally ill mother. Christen doggedly pursues this piece of her identity, struggling through tears and misunderstandings to unlock the mystery not only of her name, but also of her mother.
American Experience

American Experience "Freedom Summer"

Wednesday, July 23 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
This program tells the story of 10 weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, when more than 700 student volunteers joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi – a campaign marked by sustained and deadly violence in one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Globe Trekker

Globe Trekker "Around The World — Panamericana: Conquistadors & Aztecs"

Thursday, July 24 at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
Judith Jones travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources. Pictured: Diego Rivera Sculpture of Aztec God of Water, Llaloc.
Italy's Mystery Mountains

Italy's Mystery Mountains

Thursday, July 24 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
Behind Italy’s cultural abundance is the diversity and turbulence of its geology: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo quarried his famous Carrara marbles. Shot in these geologic hotspots, this program ties Italy’s incredible geologic story to its rich artistic culture.
Healed: Music, Medicine and Life with MS

Healed: Music, Medicine and Life with MS

Thursday, July 24 at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
Renowned cornet virtuoso Jim Klages was at the height of his career, having achieved his dream as soloist for the elite "President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This program takes viewers on one man's journey of hope and determination, illuminating the ways in which the creative spirit adapts not only to survive, but to thrive.
Masterpiece Mystery!

Masterpiece Mystery! "Endeavour 2: Neverland"

Monday, July 28 at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
Morse investigates the cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from an open prison, drawing him into a chain reaction of troubling events that could reveal horrors of the past. Morse and Thursday band together as they confront corruption on the police force and misconduct extending to the upper echelons of Oxford society.

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