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Watch these great specials during the June Member Drive!

Local Stories to Connect Our Community

Lost Duluth

The roots of Duluth began at an Ojibwe settlement along the St. Louis River and with the arrival of European settlers grew to eleven townships in all. From Duluth's humble beginnings sprang industry after industry, including a harbor busier than any other in the United States. 

On PBS North:

Mon, June 1 at 7pm; Sat, June 6 at Noon 


Tues, June 2 at 7:30pm


Wed, June 3 at 10:30am

Lost Superior

A look back at the storied history of the first city of the Twin Ports: Superior, WI. It was here that explorers found shallow waters in a bay at the mouth of the Nemadji River and determined to put in a townsite they hoped would grow to rival Chicago.

On PBS North:

Mon, June 1 at 8:30pm; Sat, June 6 at 1:30pm 


Tues, June 2 at 6pm


Wed, June 3 at 9am

Great Gardening

Look at how cultural influences inspire what people choose to grow as we visit an American Indian garden program, explore a she-shed worthy of envy in the garden of a Duluth woman and hear from our panel of gardening experts.    

PBS North:

Thurs, June 4 at 7pm; Sat, June 6 at 4:30pm; Sun, June 7 at 11:30am


Fri, June 5 at 6pm; Sun, June 7 at 9pm


Fri, June 5 at 9am; Sat, June 6 at 12:30pm; Sun, June 7 at 6:30pm

Get Cooking

Great British Baking Show Season Four Marathon

It’s the perfect recipe for a scrumptious weekend of tasty delights! Join Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, and amateur bakers from diverse backgrounds who tackle culinary trials that test their creative flair and baking ability as they compete for the coveted title of Star Baker! 

PBS North:

Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 11:30am– 4:30pm

WDSE COOKS! G is for Great Grilling

Get ready to grill everything from chicken and fish to lamb and buffalo as more than a dozen cooks from across the region share their flair for the flame with their favorite recipes. Recipes include Grilled Flatbread, Tandoori Chicken, Grilled Bison Meatballs, Firehall Fajitas, Grilled Lamb Kabob, and more!

PBS North:

Sun, June 7 at 1pm

Mon, June 1 at 9am & 9:30pm; Wed, June 3 at Noon; Fri, June 5 at 7pm; Sat, June 6 at 9am; Sun, June 7 at 8pm

America’s Test Kitchen: 20th Anniversary Special

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the most-watched cooking show on public television, the cast of America’s Test Kitchen counts down the series' top 20 recipes of all time. The special features four brand new recipe segments, behind-the-scenes access to the series that reveals all-new sausage-making secrets and playful moments from the show’s extensive 20-season archive.

PBS North:

Tues, June 2 at 9pm; Sat, June 6 at 3pm


Mon, June 1 at 12:30pm; Wed, June 3 at 5pm; Thurs, June 4 at 4pm; Sun, June 7 at 3:30pm

Music Spanning Genre and History

RISE UP: Songs of the Women’s Movement

RISE UP celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by chronicling the music that became the dynamic soundtrack of the women’s movement. Including beloved anthems by Aretha Franklin, Helen Reddy, Loretta Lynn, Janis Ian, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, and others. 

PBS North:

Sat, May 30 at 5pm

Red, White and Rock

A patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music featuring a dream lineup of amazing artists from the rock, pop and doo–wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s featuring Frankie Avalon, Jerry Butler, Connie Francis, Frankie Valli and more!

PBS North:

Sat, May 30 at 6:30pm

Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation

With never-before-seen footage, Woodstock tells the story of the political and social upheaval leading up to the concert of a lifetime, as well as the extraordinary events of those three historic days that sparked a cultural revolution.

PBS North:

Sun, May 31 at 7pm

Iconic Women of Country

A love letter to the women of Nashville, that pays tribute to icons of country music including Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee and more — with heartfelt performances from contemporary artists, including Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and Kathy Mattea. 

PBS North:

Sun, May 31 at 9:30pm

Fri, June 5 at 8:30pm


Mon, June 1 at 10pm; Sat, June 6 at 7pm

Leonard Cohen: Tower of Song

This special celebrates the globally recognized icon, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen, featuring performances by a star-studded lineup including kd lang, Sting, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice and more with moving renditions of Dance Me to the End of Love, Hallelujah, Suzanne, Bird on a Wire and Democracy to name a few.

PBS North:

Thurs, June 4 at 8pm; Sat, June 6 at 7pm


Fri, June 5 at 7pm; Sun, June 7 at 7:30pm & 11:30pm

Kinks – Echo of a World

This musical documentary explores how The Kinks’ 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society became one of the best-loved albums of all time. Featuring interviews with members Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory as well as classics like You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, and A Well Respected Man.

PBS North:

Fri, June 5 at 10pm; Sat, June 6 at 8:30pm

Buddy Holly: Rave On

Told through exclusive interviews with those closest to him and young artists inspired by him, this documentary tells the story of Buddy Holly’s tragically short life and career paints a picture of a man who changed the course of music. Featuring songs such as Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby, Well Allright and Not Fade Away.

PBS North:

Mon, June 1 at 10pm; Sat, June 6 at 10pm


Tues, June 2 at 10pm

For Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide

The Ultimate Retirement Guide offers Suze’s trademark financial advice grounded in a critical understanding of people and their emotional needs. Show topics include when to retire, how to save and invest for retirement, Social Security, long-term care insurance and much more.

PBS North:

Tues, June 2 at 7pm; Sat, June 6 at 8am


Mon, June 1 at 3pm, Wed, June 3 at 7pm

5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann

Dr. Kellyann’s plan is a new take on losing weight, gaining energy and reclaiming your joie de vivre. Unlike harsh detoxes that are all about deprivation and depletion, it’s a gentle cleanse that will build you up—not tear you down.

PBS North:

Sat, June 6 at 10am


Tues, June 2 at 9am