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Television Program Highlights
GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW CAKE Friday, July 1 at 9:00 pm EDT

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.

NOVA MAKING NORTH AMERICA: ORIGINS Saturday, July 2 at 5:00 pm EDT (repeat)

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.

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SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS DEFYING GRAVITY Sunday, July 3 at 1:00 pm EDT (repeat)

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.

CAPITOL FOURTH Season 20, Episode 16 Monday, July 4 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

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Tuesday, July 5 at 1:00 am EDT
Monday, July 4 at 9:30 pm EDT
GREEKS CHASING GREATNESS Tuesday, July 5 at 9:00 pm EDT

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.

SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS MASTERS OF THE SKY Wednesday, July 6 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

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Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 pm EDT
NOVA MAKING NORTH AMERICA: LIFE Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00 pm EDT

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.

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Saturday, July 9 at 5:00 pm EDT
9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU ONE OF A KIND Wednesday, July 6 at 10:00 pm EDT

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.

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW BISCUITS Friday, July 8 at 9:00 pm EDT

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.

SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS CROWDED SKIES Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

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Sunday, July 17 at 1:00 pm EDT
NOVA MAKING NORTH AMERICA: HUMAN Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 pm EDT

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?

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Saturday, July 16 at 5:00 pm EDT
9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 pm EDT

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.

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW BREAD Friday, July 15 at 9:00 pm EDT

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?

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW DESSERTS Friday, July 15 at 10:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Monday, July 18 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Tuesday, July 19 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Wednesday, July 20 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS Friday, July 22 at 9:00 pm EDT

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.

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW PASTRY Friday, July 22 at 10:00 pm EDT

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.

FATHER BROWN THE KEMBLEFORED BOGGART Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

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Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 pm EDT
PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Monday, July 25 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Tuesday, July 26 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

PBS CONVENTION COVERAGE: A NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT... DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 pm EDT

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.

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW VICTORIAN Friday, July 29 at 9:00 pm EDT

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.

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW PATISSERIE Friday, July 29 at 10:00 pm EDT

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.