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Have you listened to our newest radio show, More Than a Song, yet?

Hosted by Lubbock’s legendary musician and songwriter, Cary C. Banks, and produced by our award-winning TTU Public Media radio producer, Chuck Luck, "More Than a Song" strikes a tuneful chord, revealing the genuine essence of your favorite artists.

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New seasons of Unforgotten on MASTERPIECE and Van der Valk on MASTERPIECE launch on Sunday, Sept. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., respectively.

Evolution Earth

Evolution Earth (beginning Wednesday, Sept.6 @ 9:00 p.m.) examines how animal behavior provides insight into our changing planet.

America Outdoors with

Baratunde Thurston

Season two of America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston, begins Wednesday, Sept. 6 @ 7:00 p.m.


AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents two education-themed documentaries: The Busing Battleground (Monday, Sept. 11 @ 8:00 p.m.) looks back at school desegregation in 1970s Boston, and The Harvest (Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ 8:00 p.m.) learns how 1970s Leland, Mississippi desegregated its schools.

Becoming Frida Kahlo

Becoming Frida Kahlo reveals the Mexican artist as she really was. It premieres Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ 8:00 p.m.

Santos Vive

Santos Vive (Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 7:00 p.m.) profiles the 1973 shooting of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez by a Dallas police officer.

American Masters:

A Song for Cesar

AMERICAN MASTERS: A Song for Cesar covers the life of the civil rights activist. It debuts Friday, Sept. 29 @ 9:00 p.m.

Washington Week

with The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic magazine, is the new moderator for Washington Week with The Atlantic, airing Fridays @ 7:00 p.m.

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Additional kids’ programming is available on the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on 5.3.

September Features

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Van Der Valk

Call the Midwife | Season 12 | Streaming August 6

Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

Rewatch and binge all eight episodes of Season 12 with Passport before the rebroadcast in September 2023. Each episode will also be available in FVOD for 4 weeks beginning Sunday, September 3rd.

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MASTERPIECE Unforgotten | Season 5 | Streaming September 3

The first case for DCI Jessica James and her team is the discovery of human remains in a newly renovated period property in Hammersmith, West London. It looks like a murder dating back to the 1930s, but could the body have been disposed of in more recent times? There are baffling questions that need answering and DCI Jessica James will need to be at the top of her game. Can she work with DS Sunny Khan to work out what has happened?

Binge all six episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport. 

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MASTERPIECE Van der Valk | Season 3 | Streaming September 3

Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren stars as the title character in Van der Valk, based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers.

Binge all six episodes of this series starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport. 

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