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Television Program Highlights
Florida Footprints
A State of Change
Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 27, 10:00 am ET

Florida transitions through the uncertain times of Reconstruction following the Civil War and into the rapidly changing world of the 20th century.

Last Tango in Halifax
Season 2: Episode 5
Sunday, July 27, 8:00 pm ET

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.

Masterpiece Mystery!
Poirot, Season 12: The Big Four
Sunday, July 27, 9:00 pm ET

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.

Mark Twain
Part 1
Tuesday, July 29, 8:00 pm ET

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.

Florida Footprints
A Patchwork Panhandle
Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 3, 10:00 am ET

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.

My Wild Affair
The Rhino Who Joined the Family
Wednesday, July 30, 8:00 pm ET

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.

Sex in the Wild
Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 pm ET

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.

Florida Footprints
The Paths of Progress
Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 10, 10:00 am ET

Following WWII, progress in North Central Florida forges new paths to the future in the areas of economics, education, transportation, and civil rights.

Florida Footprints
Florida Ever After
Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 17, 10:00 am ET

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.