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The War: A Necessary War

Ken Burns looks at War World II from December 1941-December 1942 as four veterans recount their own stories. Watch them tell stories about their lives before the war, and take a closer look at the Japanese-American relocation camps, the ttack on Pearl Harbor, that attack, the fall of the Phillipines, the Bataan Death March, and the battle of Midway. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 31. 8:00 p.m

History Detectives

Watch Season 10 Preview on PBS. See more from History Detectives.

America’s top gumshoes are back for a 10th season leaving no stone unturned as they travel around the country to explore the stories behind local folklore, prominent figures and family legends Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 31. 7:00 pm

Market Warriors

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In each episode, four pickers travel to different markets across the country to purchase items with a set amount of money, and use their knowledge and skills to see who can make the most profit at auction. Fred Willard (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) is Market Warriors’ off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout the show. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 30. 8:00 pm

Inner Compass: Arab Spring – Revolution or Reformation

Writer and religion scholar Reza Aslan says that as Muslims in the Middle East actively pursue democracy, the resulting changes will be as monumental as the Protestant Reformation was for Christianity. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 30. 11:00 pm

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis Series V

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An anti-racist extremist hurls a threat at the professor, and later that night, Yelland is discovered strangled to death with a noose made from his own tie. The investigation draws Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) into a criminology department rife with murder suspects, many of them already guilty of lesser crimes. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, July 29. 8:00 pm

Making Waves

Through the personal experiences of several passionate rowers from diverse backgrounds, the documentary looks at the challenges facing this historically white, tradition bound sport in its efforts to increase diversity.

Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, July 28. 9:00 pm

Pacific Heartbeat

Pacific Heartbeat is a new anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. Alaska Public Television. Saturday, July 28. 7:00 pm

Havana, Havana!

Watch Summer Arts Festival Preview: Havana, Havana! on PBS. See more from PBS Arts.

Mirroring Cuba’s growing relationship with the world, Havana, Havana! highlights the evolution of the country’s musical expression in the 21st century. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 27. 9:30 pm

Carl Kasell Does Magic Tricks

Carl Kasell, announcer for the NPR show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", visited Anchorage earlier this week. Those who came to see him talk at the Wendy Williamson auditorium on the UAA campus were treated with a quick magic show by Kasell.

POV: Heartbreak Hill

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Erica Scharf's Up Heartbreak Hill is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern. Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo Reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 26. 9:00 pm

Independent Lens: Strong!

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Olympian Cheryl Haworth is on a mission to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end, challenging popular notions of power, strength, beauty, and health. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 26. 8:00 pm

Heartbeat Alaska

This week Heartbeat AK visited with the Gwichin people as they held their organized gathering in Fort Yukon in 2010. Known as the farthest North American tribe, the Gwichin came from far and near to meet to protect the Porcupine Caribou herd. In addition to speeches from local and Canadian Athabascan, also featured are activities such as the jigging dancing to fiddle music, community dinners, and a boat trip up the Yukon River. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 26. 11:00 p.m.

Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier/Arctic Wanderers

During the last part of a three-part series, bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. Watch as he experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs. Alaska Public Television. Wednesday, July 11. 7:00 pm

History Detectives

Watch Season 10 Preview on PBS. See more from History Detectives.

America’s top gumshoes are back for a 10th season leaving no stone unturned as they travel around the country to explore the stories behind local folklore, prominent figures and family legends Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 24. 7:00 pm

On Story: First Anders

Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 24. 11:00 pm

Frontline: Alaska Gold

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Frontline investigates the battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay for salmon and those who want to dig an open-pit mine at its headwaters in Pebble Mine. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 24. 9:00 pm

Market Warriors

Watch Market Warriors - First Look on PBS. See more from pbs.

In each episode, four pickers travel to different markets across the country to purchase items with a set amount of money, and use their knowledge and skills to see who can make the most profit at auction. Fred Willard (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) is Market Warriors’ off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout the show. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 23. 8:00 pm

Inner Compass: Healthier Healthcare Environments

When we think of the need for an improved healthcare system, often the focus is on the patients' experience. But there can be no strength of care if the caregivers themselves are discouraged to the point of exhaustion. Bonnie Wesorick, founder of the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center, describes how a healthy work culture should feel. Shirley Hoogstra hosts. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 23. 11:00 pm

Games of the North, Playing for Survival

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For thousands of years, traditional Inuit sports have been vital for surviving the unforgiving Arctic. Acrobatic and explosive, these ancestral games evolved to strengthen mind, body and spirit within the community. Following four modern Inuit athletes reveals their unique relationship to the games as they compete across the North. As unprecedented change sweeps across their traditional lands, their stories illuminate the importance of the games today. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, July 22. 9:30 pm

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis Series V

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Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a darker side of Oxford while investigating the murder of a suburban babysitter. Will the babysitter's secret life help the detectives unravel a tangled web of lies and deceit to find their killer? Alaska Public Television. Sunday, July 22. 8:00 pm