WFSU Program Highlights http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:14:51 -0400 Entertainment 60 GREEKS - THE GOOD STRIFE http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Watch as ancient Greeks strive for excellence, strife proves to be an inescapable certainty-and it's not long before the rising civilization and all that it promises will face its gravest tests. Showtimes: Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 pm ET COMMITTEE - HISTORY OF LGBTQ PERSECUTION AT FLORIDA UNIVERSITI... http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php THE COMMITTEE chronicles the actions of the little-known Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (also known as the Johns Committee) that existed between 1956-1965. The committee was formed in 1956 in response to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and amidst wide-spread anti-Communist fears in the country. Its initial targets were civil rights activists and members of the NAACP who were pushing for desegregation in Florida. In 1961, Florida Senator and Committee Chairman Charley Johns shifted the focus from civil rights activists to Communist sympathizers and homosexual teachers and students at state universities. During its existence, the Committee was successful in firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gay and lesbian students and teachers throughout Florida. Through archival footage and photos, and interviews with former students Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell and Chuck Woods, and retired police officer John Tileston, Jr., the half-hour documentary highlights the scare tactics used by the Johns Committee in its attempt to root out homosexuality and Communism on state campuses. In the documentary, Chuck Woods—who had been interrogated by John Tileston, Jr. as a student at the time—reunites with him publicly for the first time in 50 years to discuss what happened during that dark period in the state's history. Showtimes: Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 pm ET SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS - DEFYING GRAVITY http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly for hours, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force - gravity. Showtimes: Wednesday, June 29, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 3, 1:00 pm ET NOVA - MAKING NORTH AMERICA: ORIGINS http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America. Showtimes: Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 2, 5:00 pm ET 9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU - THE FIRST 8 WEEKS http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the lizard-like, mouse-like and monkey-like forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human. Showtimes: Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - CAKE http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Join 12 amateur bakers in the tent for their first competition. Madeira cake is the Signature challenge. For the Technical, they must duplicate Mary Berry's frosted walnut cake. Finally, they tackle black forest gateau for the Showstopper. Showtimes: Friday, July 1, 9:00 pm ET CAPITOL FOURTH - Season 20, Episode 16 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Join host Tom Bergeron for our country's 240th birthday festivities, with performances from Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Jackie Evancho, Sutton Foster and the Broadway cast of ON YOUR FEET! with the NSO. Showtimes: Monday, July 4, 8:00 pm ET; Tuesday, July 5, 1:00 am ET and; Monday, July 4, 9:30 pm ET GREEKS - CHASING GREATNESS http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Watch as ancient Greece's legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but also point toward a better future. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 5, 9:00 pm ET SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS - MASTERS OF THE SKY http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet's strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 6, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 10, 1:00 pm ET NOVA - MAKING NORTH AMERICA: LIFE http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 9, 5:00 pm ET 9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU - ONE OF A KIND http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people-even "identical" twins-are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you're likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - BISCUITS http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Watch the remaining 11 bakers tackle biscuits. Biscotti are the Signature challenge, while the Technical demands puff pastry arlettes. The Showstopper task is to create and build an edible biscuit box filled with 36 biscuits of a different flavor. Showtimes: Friday, July 8, 9:00 pm ET SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS - CROWDED SKIES http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 13, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 17, 1:00 pm ET NOVA - MAKING NORTH AMERICA: HUMAN http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built? Showtimes: Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 16, 5:00 pm ET 9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 13, 10:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - BREAD http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge. The Technical calls for baguettes. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create edible 3D bread sculptures. Who will rise to the occasion? Showtimes: Friday, July 15, 9:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - DESSERTS http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php View the stiff competition among nine remaining bakers. The Signature challenge is a French classic: creme brulee. In the Technical, bakers take on spanische windtorte. In the Showstopper, they must bake three faultless cheesecakes, then layer them. Showtimes: Friday, July 15, 10:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - REPUBLICAN CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Monday, July 18, 8:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - REPUBLICAN CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 19, 8:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - REPUBLICAN CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 20, 8:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - REPUBLICAN CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Thursday, July 21, 8:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php See how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy. In the Signature challenge, they create a variety of sugar-free cakes. Gluten-free pitas are in store for the Technical, and the Showstopper features dairy-free ice cream rolls. Showtimes: Friday, July 22, 9:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - PASTRY http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature. The Technical throws them into uncharted territory with a mystery pastry: flaouna. The Showstopper demands bite-sized vol-au-vents. Showtimes: Friday, July 22, 10:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE KEMBLEFORED BOGGART http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php When the father of a young writer is found dead, tension mounts against the travellers in Kembleford. Father Brown must uncover the truth before one of them is sent to the gallows. Showtimes: Saturday, July 23, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 24, 7:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Monday, July 25, 8:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 26, 8:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 27, 8:00 pm ET PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... - DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Showtimes: Thursday, July 28, 8:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - VICTORIAN http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper. Showtimes: Friday, July 29, 9:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - PATISSERIE http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they're challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l'ancienne. Showtimes: Friday, July 29, 10:00 pm ET