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.    


GOP Presidential candidate front runner Donald Trump is making claims the delegate system is unfair as a part of the nominating process. The rules state the party nominee must reach 1,237 delegates to be the party nominee. WGVU spoke with a political strategist and a political commentator about Trump’s complaint and what it means heading into the GOP National Convention.

“The rules are the rules.”

That’s NPR and ABC News political commentator and author, Cokie Roberts, who was in Grand Rapids Wednesday commemorating first lady Betty Ford’s 98th birthday.


WGVU Public Media invites you to a free preview screening of the Ken Burns documentary Jackie Robinson on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. We talk about the details with Carnel Richardson and WGVU's Kishen Newton.


Michigan’s Gaming Control Board began looking into the legality of daily fantasy sports betting websites like Fan Duel and Draft Kings late last year. Other states are doing the same. Tuesday night, February 9th at 10 PM on WGVU-HD a FRONTLINE and New York Times investigation into the world of online sports betting.


If you’re a fan, you are all too aware this is the final season of Downton Abby. What’s a viewer to do? There is a new PBS offering you can transition to. Every Sunday night on WGVU-HD following Downton at 10:00 is an American-based upstairs-downstairs period drama called Mercy Street exploring the medical and human side of the Civil War. I talk with actor McKinley Belcher III who plays character Samuel Diggs.


Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 - Clifford - SuperWhy! - Word Girl - Buddy the Dinosaur, and The Cat in the Hat will host an afternoon of activities during the PBS Kids Celebration at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Visiting West Michigan this week is PBS’s Vice President of Education who tells WGVU about PBS’s continuing commitment to developing educational programming.

“I believe PBS has really set the standard for what true educational television really is.”

Alicia Levi is PBS Vice President of Education.