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Airs Tuesday August 19th at 9pm on Channel 17
11:56 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction. Are you curious? Then watch WLRN-TV

Synthetic Biology
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Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction - Threats from Mankind (9:00 pm)

Five additional potential threats to our survival are explored, starting with one of the worst nuclear disasters yet - Chernobyl. From the abandoned city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl disaster, things go from bad to worse as scientists and other experts count down risks and race to find solutions to other threats that include climate catastrophes, doomsday wars, robots who use their artificial intelligence to outsmart us, and synthetic biology gone bad.

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Airs Monday August 18th at 9 pm on Channel 17
12:21 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

The Rhino Who Joined the Family. Watch My Wild Affair on WLRN - TV

My Wild Affair: The Rhino who joined the family (9:00 pm)

Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate. 

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Airs Wednesday August 13th at 7pm on Channel 17
1:16 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Relive the best original programs on WLRN: South Florida's Storyteller.

South Florida's Storyteller - WLRN (7:00 pm)

WLRN is known as "South Florida's Storyteller" station producing more local documentaries about your community and surrounding locations in the Sunshine State.  That's why we decided to dig deep into the WLRN vault of programs to give you a sampling of some of our award winning documentaries and just all out viewer favorites.  In this program you'll see highlights of historical places like Hialeah Speedway:  No  Guts No Glory and Stiltsville: Generations on the Flats.  You'll also see the darker side of our state in Weird Florida: On the Road Again.  Or perhaps its iconic people you wanted to know about, like Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami or Nixon's the One.  Rediscover what you loved about these shows and get a sneak peak at our new fall lineup. 

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Airs Tuesday August 12th at 8pm on Channel 17
4:24 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics on WLRN-TV

Ed Sullivan on the set with the Beatles in 1964.

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics: The 60's (8:00 pm)

It's the music that defined a generation.  From the famous Fab Four invasion to Folk music sensation Mama Cass, The Ed Sullivan Show featured all the legendary artists night after night. 

From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, the greatest music acts in the world were seen by millions of viewers of all ages each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Now, the MY MUSIC series presents a special of classic song performances spanning the years 1963-1968 in ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS: THE 60. From the Beatles’ American television debut in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, “The Ed Sullivan Show” served up an unparalleled roster of timeless artists.

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Airs Monday August 11th at 7pm on Channel 17
4:56 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Weird Florida just got weirder! Travel off the beaten path on WLRN-TV.

Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his canine sidekick, Lady Isabel.
Credit Gary Lester

Weird Florida: On the Road Again (7:00 pm)  A WLRN Original Production

IT'S WEIRD AND IT'S BACK!  Join Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his new canine companion, Lady Isabel as they travel off the beaten paths in search of more weirdness. 

The duo set off to travel over 1500 miles across the Sunshine State in search of some very unusual people and places, only to discover Florida’s best-kept secrets and oddest legends.

A variety of destinations are explored, including forty feet beneath Biscayne Bay to visit the dearly departed, an island near Palm Beach that for decades harbored a strange government secret and the mysterious coquina ruins located in New Smyrna Beach.

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Airs Friday August 8th at 9:30pm on Channel 17
6:06 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Music that defined a generation. Watch Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics.

Ed Sullivan on the set with The Beatles in 1964.

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics: The 60's (9:30 pm)

From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, the greatest music acts in the world were seen by millions of viewers of all ages each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Now, the MY MUSIC series presents a special of classic song performances spanning the years 1963-1968 in ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS: THE 60. From the Beatles’ American television debut in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, “The Ed Sullivan Show” served up an unparalleled roster of timeless artists.

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Airs Wednesday August 6th at 8pm on Channel 17
3:23 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Saving Cats and Fighting Loan Sharks on Doc Martin. Watch WLRN-TV.

Doc Martin - Cats and Sharks (8:00 pm)

Threatened by loan sharks, Bert Large can't afford to host a charity event for a cat sanctuary. PC Penhale intervenes, and Eleanor comes up with a way to bring more customers to Bert's restaurant. Meanwhile, Martin makes plans to leave Portwenn in a week.

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Airs Tuesday August 5th at 8pm on Channel 17
8:46 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Saving The Ocean on WLRN-TV

Renowned marine biologist and writer, Carl Safina.

Saving the Ocean (8:00 pm and 8:30 pm)

Renowned marine biologist and writer, Carl Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, takes viewers around the globe to bring back good news from the world's oceans.

8:00 pm - River of Kings Part 2 - The conclusion of this two-part episode examines the huge project now restoring the Nisqually River, from its source on Mount Rainier to the estuary in Puget Sound. Led by the Nisqually Indian tribe, the restoration aims to fill the river once again with abundant, magnificent wild salmon.

 

  8:30 pm - Trinidad's Turtle Giants - Earth’s last warm-blooded monster reptile, the skin-covered, 1000-pound, leatherback turtle – the closest thing we have to a living dinosaur – is thriving on Caribbean beaches. Carl Safina travels to Trinidad to witness first-hand the spectacular return of these ancient animals. 

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Watch these punky primates Monday Aug 4th at 8pm
5:40 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

The Funkiest Monkeys on WLRN-TV

Nature - The Funkiest Monkeys (8:00 pm)

In the rainforests of Indonesia, there are unusual looking monkeys that sport punk hairstyles and copper-colored eyes.  They are called the crested black macaque.  Wildlife cameraman and biologist Colin Stafford-Johnson travels to the island of Sulawesi to find out why the population of these funky monkeys have dropped nearly 90 percent and what he can do to help.

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Airs Friday August 1st at 8 pm on Channel 17
2:37 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Accusations fly for Inspector George Gently. Find the truth on WLRN-TV.

Inspector George Gently: Gently in the Cathedral (8:00 pm)

A career criminal from London has been released from prison after successfully appealing that Gently had fabricated evidence against him. Now Gently finds himself suspended from duty and under investigation by the Met.

  

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Airs Thursday July 31st at 9pm on Channel 17
3:39 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

A need for speed? The rubber hits the road in Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory.

Two WLRN original productions back to back showcase the history of South Florida.

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Airs on Wednesday July 30th at 8 pm on Channel 17
4:11 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Don't Let Go Doc Martin! Decisions, Decisions. Find out what happens on WLRN-TV

Doc Martin - Don't Let Go (8:00 pm)

Kids at the school are getting sick - could it have something to do with the caretaker's increasingly erratic behavior? PC Penhale realizes that he is going to have to change his ways if he is to convince Maggie to stay in Port Wenn. Louisa and Martin seem unable to agree on anything, leading her to make a devastating decision.

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Airs Tuesday July 29th at 8 pm on Channel 17
5:55 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Saving the Ocean on WLRN-TV

Renowned marine biologist and writer, Carl Safina.

Saving the Ocean (8:00 pm and 8:30 pm)

Renowned marine biologist and writer, Carl Safina founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, takes viewers around the globe to bring back good news from the world's oceans. 

8:00 pm - Swordfish Part 2 -  Join Carl Safina as he goes to sea with some of the last remaining swordfish harpoon

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Airs Monday July 28th at 8 pm on Channel 17
2:54 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Nature Lovers - Be on the lookout for the Kangaroo Mob! Only on WLRN-TV

Black Spot, leader of a mob of street-smart kangaroos, moving into Australia’s capital city with a female kangaroo.

Nature - Kangaroo Mob (8:00 pm)

Meet the mob of street-smart kangaroos moving into Australia’s capital city and the ecologists who follow their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year, follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys — mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. This is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

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Airs Thursday July 24th at 8 pm on Ch 17
3:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali - Miami created a boxing legend! Watch WLRN-TV!

Liston and Clay trade jabs.
Credit History Miami

Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami (8:00 pm) A WLRN Original Production

Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time, Muhammad Ali.

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