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WLRN Original Documentaries

Producing award winning original programs remains a high priority for WLRN. Take a closer look at some of the incredible stories that we have had the pleasure of producing for our South Florida viewers.

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Sunday at 9 on WLRN-TV...

Motown 25 commemorates it's 25th anniversary which was founded in 1959.   Among the highlighted performances are: Michael Jackson's performance of "Billie Jean", Smokey Robinson's long awaited reunion with The Miracles, a Temptations/The Four Tops "battle of the bands", Marvin Gaye's inspired speech about black music history and his memorable performance of "What's Going On", a Jackson 5 reunion, and an abbreviated reunion of Diana Ross & The Supremes, who performed their final #1 hit, "Someday We'll be Together" from 1969.

Here is a glimpse of Doc Martin in the making...

CLOSE TO YOU: Remembering the Carpenters 9:30 pm  Producer/Arranger/Composer/Pianist/Singer Richard Carpenter reflects on the legendary musical career he enjoyed with his late sister Karen with rare footage and performances of their greatest hits.    

AFRICAN AMERICANS: Many Rivers To Cross - 6pm

SMART FATS TO OUTSMART AGING (11 am)

In Smart Fats to Out-Smart Aging, Steven Masley, MD, brings years of research based results – and success with patients – to public television viewers once again.

I Spy A Double Agent

Feb 25, 2016

KIM PHILBY: His Most Beloved Intimate Betrayal 8pm Summoned back to London from Washington, Philby faces interrogation, as suspicion grows that he is a Soviet agent.  His old friend and colleague, Nicholas Elliott, defends his friend's reputation, insisting he is innocent. For the next 12 years Philby, with Elliott's unwitting help, manages to charm and bluff his way out of every accusation. Then, in January 1963, Philby's luck runs out as the two friends meet for the final time and Elliott demands the truth. 

NOVA: Mystery Beneath the Ice - 8 pm - Dive under the ice to explore Antarctica’s under-ice landscape with a team of scientists as they search for the mystery killer that’s decimating the population of delicate shrimp-like creatures at the foundation of the Antarctic food chain.

That cantankerous doctor with the questionable bedside manner is returning to WLRN in an all new season of Doc Martin beginning March 30th.  

Treblinka's Last Witness

Feb 22, 2016

Treblinka's Last Witness

The last survivor of the Treblinka death camp, Samuel Willenberg died  at the age of 93.  In tribute, WLRN-TV will rebroadcast TREBLINKA’S LAST WITNESS, an original documentary, Tuesday February 23rd at 9pm.  This heart rending story is a first-hand account of Samuel’s life as a Jewish prisoner of the Treblinka death camp.  

The Croc Attack

Feb 22, 2016

OPERATION MANEATER: Crocodile 8 pm - Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth.

Secret Agent Man

Feb 18, 2016

KIM PHILBY: His Most Loved Intimate Betrayal - Best-selling author Ben Macintyre explores the truth behind the most famous double agent in modern history - Harold Kim Philby.  He argues that Philby has become a caricature of the gentleman spy, obscuring the fact that Philby was a ruthless killer, who betrayed everyone around him.

NOVA: Life's Rocky Start 8 pm - From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. NOVA goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

    

DOC MARTIN - Nobody Likes Me 8 pm -  Martin's once tranquil existence has been taken over by family life as clutter and noise is now everywhere. Louisa insists Martin take baby James to play group, Aunt Ruth moves into town, and both Bert and Al face problems with their love lives.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME 8 pm -What Your heart Says - At Sarah's insistence, George, Olivia and Sarah visit James, determined to assess the truth of his treatment. 

Animal Instincts

Feb 15, 2016

OPERATION MANEATER 8pm

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth.

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