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Mondays & Wednesdays in August
Have fun and support a good cause! Visit the Player's Club at Blue Lake Casino between 10 AM and 10 PM on any Monday or Wednesday in August. Donate $5 to PBS North Coast and receive $10 in Blue Bucks (good for free slot play). It's a win-win! We thank Blue Lake Casino for their generous support-they know that local matters!
Premiers Tuesday, September 11th at 8 PM
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.
Wednesday, August 15th at 8 PM
Inland Kimberley is now so stiflingly hot, everything and everyone moves with caution – with the exception of gold diggers Honest John and Steve. The region's remaining waterholes are packed with animals, forced dangerously close. Windjana Gorge is a prime example: a pristine oasis where brave humans wade into croc-infested water all in the name of science. The coast is also a place to congregate. Thousands of shorebirds arrive from the world’s longest single migration, only to be blasted with nets by crafty bird lovers. The humidity builds and finally, the skies explode with thunder and rain. Nyul Nyul ranger Albert Wiggan sings a welcome to the life it brings and arrival of a new season in his ancient land.
Wednesday, August 15th at 9 PM
Northern Mexico is the country’s driest region, dominated by two great deserts: the Sonoran and Chihuahuan. And as you travel west, the conditions just get hotter, drier and more challenging. In this episode, we’ll unravel the forces that have created this arid world, and discover that for the animals who live here, overcoming these conditions can bring rich rewards. In Central Northern Mexico are vast prairies, home to black tailed prairie dogs. These sociable rodents live in large colonies which attract a lot of predators. Their burrows offer sanctuary from coyotes and birds of prey but not from bullsnakes. So the adults bravely attack these reptiles to protect their pups. Mexico’s prairies are the birthplace of an iconic way of life. In the 16th century, the Spanish brought cattle and horses here, training locals to manage their herds. The vaquero, or cowboy, was born.
Thursday, August 16th at 8 PM
The family's attempts to mark Laura's birthday are disrupted by the discovery that their new home is on the verge of collapsing, forcing them to move temporarily into the local motel.
Thursday, August 16th at 9 PM
James sees a psychiatrist who agrees to treat his sexuality but James and Olivia's hopes of a brighter future are challenged when George arrives and confronts his son. Anna is relieved when Gino believes that she miscarried and together they grieve and pray for their lost child. They decide to spend the night together at the cottage before telling their families of their intention to marry. Elizabeth is worried that Regina is getting closer to discovering the skeletons of Sarah's past in Europe. Carolyn travels to Inverness and meets with Jack, who is stunned to learn he is Anna's father. But a bigger shock is in store for those at Ash Park when a dead body is found in the river.