WFSU Program Highlights A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:27:23 -0400 Entertainment 60 Al Capone: Icon Al Capone — the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why? Showtimes: Tuesday, July 22, 8:00 pm ET History Detectives Special Investigations - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? In one of history’s most fascinating unsolved mysteries, former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa went missing on July 30, 1975, never to be found. Hoffa, a hero to many working Americans, played a major role in the growth and development of the trucking union. But he fell afoul of the law, with allegations that the powerful pension fund was under mob control and used, among other things, to finance Vegas casinos. What exactly happened to Hoffa that day, and why? Recently declassified FBI files and interviews with people close to the story allow a detailed accounting of what likely occurred. The investigation is an exploration of Hoffa’s final days and hours and a revelatory window on power and corruption in the post-war era labor movement. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 22, 9:00 pm ET Florida Footprints - A State of Change Florida transitions through the uncertain times of Reconstruction following the Civil War and into the rapidly changing world of the 20th century. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, July 27, 10:00 am ET My Wild Affair - The Ape Who Went to College This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.” Showtimes: Wednesday, July 23, 8:00 pm ET Sex in the Wild - Orangutans Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back. The lengthy period dedicated to raising one child is critical to the success of orangutans and all the other great apes — including us. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 23, 10:00 pm ET Last Tango in Halifax - Season 2: Episode 5 Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline. Showtimes: Sunday, July 27, 8:00 pm ET Masterpiece Mystery! - Poirot, Season 12: The Big Four Adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon. Showtimes: Sunday, July 27, 9:00 pm ET Mark Twain - Part 1 Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens’ early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. The episode ends with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel that has been banned in hundreds of libraries and schools across the country ever since. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 29, 8:00 pm ET Florida Footprints - A Patchwork Panhandle From Prohibition through World War II, WFSU-TV stitches together a variety of stories that happened within our viewing area during the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, August 3, 10:00 am ET My Wild Affair - The Rhino Who Joined the Family 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. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 30, 8:00 pm ET Sex in the Wild - Kangaroos In Australia, Joy and Mark uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth — the pouch-wearing marsupials. Thanks to their bizarre way of reproducing, kangaroos thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth — the Australian Outback. In Queensland’s eucalyptus forests, he sees how tree-living marsupials — koalas — have mastered gravity-defying sex. At a kangaroo sanctuary, Joy witnesses a tiny newborn’s first steps as it crawls to the pouch, and in Adelaide, she learns how endangered rock wallabies are being saved using foster mothers. During a kangaroo dissection, she learns what makes marsupial reproductive anatomy unique. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 pm ET Florida Footprints - The Paths of Progress Following WWII, progress in North Central Florida forges new paths to the future in the areas of economics, education, transportation, and civil rights. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, August 10, 10:00 am ET Florida Footprints - Florida Ever After Changes in the region’s economy, society and landscape accelerate and new challenges are faced in our area during the years between 1975 and 2013. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, August 17, 10:00 am ET