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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

Pacific Heartbeat, Season Premiere

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 21. 7:00 pm

Over Hawai’i

While popular visitor destinations such as Honolulu are highlighted, much of this captivating hour features areas that can be accessed only by helicopter—or the extremely adventurous hiker. The itinerary includes unspoiled rain forests, majestic valleys, otherworldly volcanic landscapes, spectacular sea cliffs, and idyllic beaches where turquoise waters meet pristine white sands. "OVER Hawai‘i" also ventures under, diving into Hawai‘i’s waters to visit coral reefs teeming with sea life. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 20. 9:00 pm

The Kansas Symphony Orchestra

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A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut — after a triumphant appearance with Plácido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 20. 9:30 pm

Asian Voices

Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, Asian Voices investigates global and regional issues with Asia’s top academics, economists and politicians. The weekly series explores global issues from the Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 20. 11:00 p.m.

Heartbeat Alaska

This week Heartbeat AK visits Southeast Alaska to tell the story of how the U.S. Forest Service, from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, destroyed Native smokehouses, fish camps, and gardens that were located on U.S. land that was once traditional land of the local Natives. The destruction of these smokehouses smoldered for years until the U.S.F.S. acknowledged these acts of destruction and a ceremony took place to encourage communication and reparation. Nearly every village in Southeast was affected. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 19. 11:00 p.m.

POV: The Light in Her Eyes

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Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque. View an extraordinary portrait, filmed just before the uprising in Syria erupted, of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 19. 9:00 p.m

Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier/The Road North

During part two 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 18. 7:00 pm

History Detectives, Season Premiere

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In the season premiere episode, Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan investigate whether they have found rock’s Holy Grail, the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the ’65 Newport Folk Festival, changing rock ‘n’ roll forever. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down some autographs allegedly signed for two brothers in Miami Beach during the Beatles’ legendary 1964 “British Invasion” tour of the United States. Finally, Gwendolyn Wright investigates a $5 thrift store find and unearths a little-known artistic side of musical iconoclast Frank Zappa. Alaska Public Television. Tuesday, July 17. 8:00 pm

On Story: Sold

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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 17. 11:00 pm

Inner Compass: The Soul of Hip Hop

Many thought hip hop music would be a short-lived fad, but it has lasted decades and is even growing in popularity. Clearly this type of music connects with many people. Daniel White Hodge, author of two books about the messages of hip hop, looks past the commercialized material to the complex themes of a music that turns to God surprisingly often. Shirley Hoogstra hosts. Alaska Public Television. Monday, July 16. 11:00 pm

Market Warriors, Season Premiere

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Treasure hunters embark on an antiques adventure in Market Warriors, a new series from the producers of Antiques Roadshow. In Market Warriors, expert shoppers scour flea markets across the country for vintage valuables, selling their finds at auction with an eye towards maximizing profit. 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 16. 8:00 pm

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis Series V

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Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis for a fifth season of the popular detective series. In four new episodes, Lewis and his young partner DS Hathaway continue solving cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. Alaska Public Television. Sunday, July 15. 8:00 pm

Doc Martin

Martin Clues (Men Behaving Badly) returns for the fifth season of DOC MARTIN as the brash doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner cause mayhem in a small Cornish community. Ellingham - once a celebrated London surgeon - flees from his position after developing a phobia to blood. After retraining a s a general practitioner, Ellingham gets a job in a the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn replacing their deceased local doctor. But his abrasive personality doesn't exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwell. Alaska Public Television. Saturday, July 14. 7:00 pm

Signs of the Time

At the heart of the story are two fascinating characters from baseball’s past – the 19th century deaf ballplayer William “Dummy” Hoy and the father of modern umpires, Bill Klem. Legendary deaf author Robert Panara commented, “The film’s message of breaking the barriers of communication is what we deaf people have done throughout life, and the struggle is never-ending.” Alaska Public Television. Saturday, July 14. 9:00 pm

1on1: Rabah Chettfour

Meet the heart and soul of today’s Alaska. They are colorful. They are adventuresome. They are inspiring. Find out why they came here and why they stayed. Their answers might surprise you. Every week on 1on1. TV: Sunday, 7/5 6:30pm & Wednesday, 7/18 at 11:00pm KSKA: Thursday, 7/19 at 1:00pm

John Leguizamo’s Tales from a Ghetto Klown

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the industry’s most versatile actors: John Leguizamo. This profile of the actor/playwright looks at his unorthodox rise to success while capturing his struggles to mount his latest one-man show. From his Colombian and “NuyoRican” roots to his high-profile career in Hollywood, Leguizamo bares his soul. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 13. 9:30 pm

Asian Voices

Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, ASIAN VOICES investigates global and regional issues with Asia’s top academics, economists and politicians. The weekly series explores global issues from the Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world. Alaska Public Television. Friday, July 14. 11:30 pm

Jesse Owens: An American Experience

To tell the story of Jessie Owens’ remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism, this film begins in the poor Cleveland neighborhood where the young athlete grew up; details his early career; describes Adolf Hitler’s outsized ambitions for the 1936 Olympics; explores the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event; and explains the pressures on Owens to attend. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 12. 8:00 pm

Heartbeat Alaska

The award-winning program Heartbeat Alaska travels the state of Alaska, deep into rural towns and small villages. Creator Jeanie Greene has dedicated her life to spotlighting the Native people and communities of Alaska, sharing their heritage, their joys and struggles. Alaska Public Television. Thursday, July 12. 11:00 pm