TV Stories

TV Stories


Airs Friday Dec. 19th at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
2:39 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

How We Got To Now. Find out these intriguing answers on WLRN-TV.

Best selling author, Steven Johnson

How We Got to Now - Light (8 pm)

How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.

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Airs Thursday Dec. 18th at 10pm on WLRN Ch 17
2:37 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

A Hunting Accident or Something Sinister? Watch Vera on WLRN-TV.

Vera: The Deer Hunters (10 pm)

DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate the murder of Shane Thurgood who was killed at close range from a shot from a high-powered rifle. Thurgood was born and raised in the area but had only recently returned after the death of his grandfather to settle matters related to the estate. According to Thurgood's solicitor, Thurgood had planned to sell his grandfather's farm to the Peytons and had only recently pulled out of a deal where he would have received 20% over the asking price because he had fallen back in love with the countryside where he grew up. Suspicion initially falls on Allen Barnes, gamekeeper for the Peyton estate. However the death proves to be anything but calculated and concerned less with romance than with a long-standing rural tradition.

Airs Wed. Dec. 17th at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
2:36 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Doc Martin's Wrong Goodbye on WLRN-TV.

Doc Martin: The Wrong Goodbye (8 pm)

It's Martin's last day in Portwenn before he relocates to Imperial College London, and his Surgery is now overstuffed with prospective patients. But first, he must deal with the falling out between him and ex-fiancée Edith Montgomery,  having recently refused her advances in a hotel room setting. He tells her that he had his reasons for denying her, and she tells him he's afraid of intimacy, accepts his [non-]apology, and tells him she'll see him soon in London.

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WLRN's Deep City wins big!
4:29 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

WLRN-TV Receives Suncoast Emmy Award for Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound.

WLRN's original documentary DEEP CITY wins big at the Suncoast Emmy Awards!

WLRN received an EMMY Award for Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound during the 38th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards on Saturday, December 13th, at the Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale.   Deep City won best documentary under the category of Nostalgia Programs and was amongst a record 1,232 entries submitted from all over the region including Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico.  Congrats to WLRN and the producing team Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson and Chad Tingle.  

"Deep City" is an inspirational one-hour story that explores the early days of soul music in Florida, the era’s pioneers and their lasting contributions to the broader American musical landscape. During the mid-1960s, producers Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall masterminded Deep City Records. Both from the streets of Miami, they honed the business and musical skills learned in college and went on to change the face of soul music in Miami and eventually the country by creating the first black-owned record label in Florida. "Deep City" delves into the life and times of these groundbreaking producers, their label, the artists they spawned and the remarkable era in which they accomplished it.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound has also been well received by notable film festivals, such as SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, Cleveland International Film Festival and Miami International Film Festival.

Airs Tuesday Dec. 16th at 10pm on WLRN-TV
9:50 am
Tue December 16, 2014

A Suspicious Murder in A Weapons Factory. Watch Foyle's War on WLRN-TV.

Foyle's War: Bleak Midwinter (10 pm)

December 1942.  When Grace Phillips dies in what appears to be an accident at a local munitions work factory, Foyle is asked by one of her co-workers, who is deeply disturbed by the event, to look into her death. Grace had always been such a cheerful girl but recently something had been bothering her and a few days before she died she had mentioned being worried about stealing.

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Airs Monday Dec. 15th at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
10:54 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Tracking Deadly Predators on Operation Maneater. Only on WLRN-TV.

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Operation Maneater: Polar Bear (9 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.

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Airs Thursday Dec 11th at 10pm on WLRN-TV Ch 17
7:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

A Seaside Murder Investigation. Watch Vera on WLRN-TV.

Vera - Protected (10 pm) DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate the murder of David Kenworthy who is found on the beach apparently having struck on the back of the head.

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Airs Wed. Dec 10th at 8pm on WLRN TV Channel 17
6:59 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Do Not Disturb the Doctor! Watch Doc Martin on WLRN-TV.

Doc Martin: Do Not Disturb (8 pm)

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Airs Tuesday Dec 9th at 10pm on WLRN Channel 17
6:43 am
Tue December 9, 2014

A Bad Experiment in Biological Warfare. Watch Foyle's War on WLRN-TV.

Foyle's War - Bad Blood (10 pm)

An experiment in biological warfare goes awry, leaving a local woman dead and Sam hospitalized, her body covered in black sores. With Sam's life in jeopardy, Foyle investigates this mysterious disease that is also affecting local farm animals and looks into the arrest of a pacifist accused of stabbing a war hero. Foyle's search for answers takes him to the most secretive areas of the war: research even Churchill doesn't know about.

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Airs Monday Dec 8th at 8pm on Channel 17
7:16 am
Mon December 8, 2014

It's Love in the Animal Kingdom on WLRN-TV

European Wolf in snow
Credit PBS

Nature - Love in the Animal Kingdom (8 pm)

Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons, and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner. These are love stories all right, as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves.

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Airs Friday Dec. 5th at 7pm on Channel 17
6:58 am
Fri December 5, 2014

A Night of Music that starts with Big Band Sounds on WLRN - TV

Big Band Years (7:00 pm)

My Music presents its first “Big Band” music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take you on a “Sentimental Journey”. This very warm and nostalgic program  compiles the original hit makers and legends that define a generation. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.

Airs Thurs. Dec. 4th at 7pm on Channel 17
7:07 am
Thu December 4, 2014

A Night of Music from Burt Bacharach's Best to the charming Italian trio ll Volo.

Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick
Credit TJL Productions

My Music Presents: Burt Bacharach's Best (7 pm)

The My Music series spotlights the greatest hits and moments from songwriter and arranger Burt Bacharach in an all-new special, "Burt Bacharach's Best".  Hosted by Robert Wagner, this first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s -1980s.

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Airs Wed Dec. 3rd at 8:30pm on Channel 17
10:12 am
Wed December 3, 2014

60's Pop, Rock & Soul on WLRN - TV

Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits

My Music: 60's Pop, Rock & Soul (8:30 pm)

Teenage heartthrobs of the 1960s Peter Noone, of Herman's Hermits, and Davy Jones, of the Monkees, co-host an evening of music from the era of peace, love and social change. The singers, both native sons of Manchester, England, perform their classic hits and are joined by other popular acts of the era spanning the pop, rock and soul musical genres, including The Kingsmen, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles and many others.

Airs Thursday November 27th at 8pm on WLRN TV 17
1:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

WLRN's New Documentary: Journey to the Macy's Parade!

Credit Mia Laurenzo / WLRN

It’s an iconic American holiday tradition like fireworks on the Fourth of July, trick or treating on Halloween or hunting for Easter eggs.  Every year on Thanksgiving Day before the family gathers around the table for a celebratory feast, all eyes are on the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

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Airs Monday Nov 24th at 8pm on Channel 17
7:45 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

It's the Quirky, It's the Offbeat, It's the Animal Misfits on WLRN-TV

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Nature: Animal Misfits (8 pm) Focuses on creatures who march to a different drummer and thrive.

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