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Rick Steves, the travel host whose programs air on WGVU-FM and WGVU Public Television is in Michigan speaking as a proponent of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Steves made his case in Grand Rapids at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre.

WGVU spoke with Steves about the issue voters will decide in November.

“My governor, Jay Inslee, was not in favor of this law when he was elected in 2012. Today, he is thankful for the law. He’s arresting 10,000 fewer people a year.”


Tuesday, October 2nd @ 9:00 on WGVU Public Television, PBS FRONTLINE kicks of its 2018 season with Trump’s Showdown revealing how an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has grown to threaten Donald Trump’s presidency.

“We try to lay it out so that you can remember and see it all in one place, and all of a sudden it in some ways it makes more sense because you’re seeing it all connected together.”

Jim Gilmore is a reporter and producer of Trump’s Showdown.


PBS FRONTLINE and WGVU Public Television present the finale of a two part series Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00. WGVU spoke with New York Times Tehran Bureau Chief and FRONTLINE correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. He’s one of a handful of Western journalists living in Iran.

At a time friction between the United States and Iran – a renewed threat of war and sanctions - Erdbrink presents “Our Man in Tehran” - life inside the Islamic Republic.


January 16th at 10 o’clock, only on WGVU Public Television, FRONTLINE presents Rape on the Night Shift. As the #MeToo conversation spreads beyond the worlds of Hollywood, media and politics, Rape on the Night Shift reveals sexual abuse of female immigrant janitors. WGVU spoke with its producer.

“You can be in the middle of the city in the middle of the night and nobody knows where you are except for your supervisor who has all the keys and knows where all the cameras are.”

Andres Cediel is a producer for FRONTLINE and the investigative reporting program at U.C. Berkeley.


October 4th at 10 o’clock only on WGVU Public Television FRONTLINE presents North Korea’s Deadly Dictator. WGVU’ spoke with producer, Jane McMullen.


Wednesday, October 4th at 10PM WGVU-TV is airing the FRONTLINE film North Korea's Deadly Dictator.

We talk with its producer, Jane McMullen" about what North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants, his worldview and his chemical and nuclear capabilities.

Not Without Us

Aug 22, 2017

The documentary ‘Not Without Us’ from filmmaker Mark Decena airs tonight on WGVU. Mark joins us to talk about the project. 


Tuesday, July 18th @ 10PM, WGVU Public Television is airing the PBS FRONTLINE film Life on Parole. FRONTLINE explains, "The documentary is set in Connecticut, a state that's rethinking its parole system in an effort to reduce its prison population - but the questions it raises about the cycle of recidivism are relevant nationwide."

WGVU talks with Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director, Matt O'Neill.

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Business leaders are gathering in downtown Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Policy Forum. Before Monday evening’s first presidential debate, WMPA will hold its own debate between former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and former Democratic New Mexico Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson.

During a visit to WGVU’s TV studios today, we asked Richardson what voters should listen for during tonight’s debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump?


Monday, September 12th @ 10 PM, WGVU-HD is airing POV's "All the Difference" following the lives of two South Side Chicago African-American males overcoming neighborhood pursuing their dreams to become the first in their families to graduate from college and live their professional dreams. WGVU interviews Robert Henderson, one of the documentary subjects, and Wes Moore the documentary's Executive Producer.