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Airing on WLRN Channel 17 July 1st
9:28 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Explore Natural Habitats on WLRN TV Tuesday Night at 8pm

Spanish hogfish at reef in FL Keys
Credit NOAA

From just beneath our ocean's surface to deep in the wilderness, WLRN takes you on a journey of discovery with Saving Our Reefs, Wildside - Costa Rica and Alone in the Wilderness. 

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Take a walk on the wild side June 30 at 8pm
4:20 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Animalistic Adventures Monday Night on WLRN-TV

Credit Arizona Public Media

Nature: The Private Life of Deer (8:00 pm)

From coast to coast, some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. Deer are the most highly studied mammals in the world, but does the typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Enter the hidden world of white-tailed deer outfitted with night-vision cameras and GPS tracking equipment to see them not as common backyard creatures, but as intelligent, affectionate family members.

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History Night Thurs. June 26th on WLRN Ch 17
2:55 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Turn Back Time and Relive History on WLRN-TV

Clinton: American Experience

Tune in Thursday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m., for a two-hour American Experience special on President Clinton, one of the most successful politicians in modern American history.

Clinton: American Experience (8:00 pm)

The latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, Clinton follows the president across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and as he struggled with uneven success to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clinton’s conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends.

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Doc Martin's Last Tango leads to Midsomer Murders
11:05 am
Tue June 24, 2014

It's the Great British Invasion Wednesday Night on WLRN-TV!

Doc Martin and his son.
Credit Courtesy KCET

Doc Martin (8:00 pm)

Dr. Martin Ellingham is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson is about to change their lives dramatically. Doc Martin had planned to resume his career as a consultant in London, but with the birth of his son, the arrival of an incompetent replacement at his practice, and the news of a sudden death, he temporarily moves in with Louisa and their still unnamed baby.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Mon. June 23rd, starting @ 8pm
9:32 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Nature at its best! Monday's on WLRN - TV

Nature (8:00 pm)

GATHERING SWARMS: A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers - sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. This behavior applies to a number of creatures that form these great gatherings for a variety of reasons:  to breed, migrate, find food, and even to protect themselves.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Thur., June 19. Starting @ 8pm
2:22 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Thursday Night Is History! Only On WLRN-TV!

Clinton: American Experience

Tune in Thursday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m., for a two-hour American Experience special on President Clinton, one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, then tune in for the fifth and last episode of  Civil War: The Untold Story.

Clinton: American Experience (8:00 PM)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Fri., June 20. Starting @ 8pm
11:44 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Night of Intriguing Mystery on WLRN -TV!

Credit Courtesy of KCET

Inspector George Gently (8:00pm)

GENTLY WITH HONOR - Gently and Bacchus delve into a world of army secrets when a young former soldier, Scott Tanner, commits a murder in a Turkish bath. While investigating Tanner's history, Gently hears of horrific allegations of what some soldiers have to face from their own side.  Tune in to find out.

Scott & Bailey (9:30 pm)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Wed., June 18. Starting @ 8pm
4:07 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

The Best Of British TV! Doc Martin, Last Tango In Halifax And Midsomer Murders.

Doc Martin

You can find the best of British comedy and drama every Wednesday night on WLRN Channel 17.

Doc Martin: The Wrong Goodbye (8:00 p.m.)

Dr. Martin Ellingham and Pauline are surprised by the number of patients coming to see him on the last day before his Surgery closes and he moves to London, but after a series of mishaps, including the taxi driver crashing his car with Louisa inside it, Louisa goes into labour and the Doc is facing a dilemma; should he move away or stick around to support Louisa and their newborn child?

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Tues., June 17. Starting @ 8pm
4:33 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Tuesday Night - Coming Back with Wes Moore In Three Parts! Only On WLRN-TV

Wes Moore

 Tune in Tuesday night for this three-part series that explores why some veterans reintegrate back into society after deployment and some struggle.

Wes Moore – Executive Producer and Host Wes Moore was a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army, serving a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was involved in managing the American strategic support plan for the Afghan Reconciliation Program, and analyzed the rise and ramifications of radical Islamist in the Western Hemisphere. 

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Mon., Jun 16. Starting @ 8:00pm
1:56 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Monday Nights Are Wild On WLRN-TV!

Beaver among the lily pads/medium head shot. Ontario, Canada.
Credit © Michael Runtz

Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 16, tune in for a night of nature with beavers, lions and orangutans taking the spotlight.

Nature: Leave it to Beavers (8:00 p.m.)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Fri., June 13. Starting @ 7pm
3:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Enjoy Life! Music and Health – Friday Night On WLRN-TV!

Magic Moments: Best of the 50's Pop

Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13, tune in for a nostalgic look back at 1950s pop music with Magic Moments, then eat right to get healthy with Joy Bauer. Make great television possible in our community by supporting WLRN and the programs you love!

Magic Moments: Best of 50’s Pop (7:00 p.m.)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Thur., June 12. Starting @ 8pm
4:12 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Thursday Night Brings You The History And Impact Of The Civil War. Only on WLRN-TV!

Death and the Civil War

Tune in Thursday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m., for a two-hour American Experience special on the Civil War and its impact for generation of Americans that survived it, then watch the fourth episode of  Civil War: The Untold Story.

Death and the Civil War: American Experience (8:00 PM)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Wed., June 11. Starting @ 8pm
12:55 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Best Of British TV! Doc Martin, Last Tango In Halifax And Midsomer Murders.

Doc Martin

You can find the best of British comedy and drama every Wednesday night on WLRN Channel 17.

Doc Martin: Do Not Disturb (8:00 p.m.) 

Pauline's suspicions are confirmed when she steams open a confidential letter addressed to Martin and discovers his contract offer for the London job. Confronting Martin, he offers her no reassurances other than to write her a reference. Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving to both himself and Edith that his blood phobia is completely cured.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Tues., June 10. Starting @ 8pm
3:59 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Tuesday Night! D-Day And Female Patriot's, America's Unsung Heroes On WLRN-TV !

A scene from “D-Day 360.”
Credit Courtesy Windfall

You can find some of the best war documentaries on television every Tuesday night on WLRN - TV, starting at 8:00 p.m.

D-Day 360 (8:00 pm)

D-Day 360 strips D-Day back to its raw data to reveal how the odds of victory, in the greatest gamble of World War II, swung on what happened over a five-hour period on a five mile stretch of French coastline.

Unsung Heroes: The story of America’s Female Patriots, Part 1 (9:00 pm)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Mon., June 9. Starting @ 8:00pm
6:02 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Students Are Honored At The 2014 Silver Knight Awards. Only On WLRN-TV!

Tune in on Monday, June 9 at 7 p.m. and meet the 2014 winners of the Silver Knight Awards taped at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Silver Knight Awards 2014 (7:00 p.m.)

The Herald/El Nuevo Herald presents the 2014 Silver Knight Awards, the nation’s most highly regarded student awards program.  This program recognizes outstanding students who maintain good grades and contribute significant service to their school and community.  Miami-Dade and Broward County Public School students were recognized.

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