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On Tuesday, Mar,ch 24 we will air NRA Under Fire. From producer Gabrielle Schonder and her team at Kirk Documentary Group (America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump), the documentary explores how once an unrivaled political power, the NRA is facing challenges from all sides.

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Amazon is an online shopping empire. How much power does it wield? Is it a monopoly? Tuesday, February 18th at 9pm on WGVU Public Television, FRONTLINE presents Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.

WGVU spoke with producer, James Jacoby.

“Everything that is admirable about Amazon is also something that we should fear about it. FRONTLINE investigates, Amazon.”

 America's Test Kitchen as seen on WGVU TV turns 20. We talk to Executive Editorial Director/Co host Julia Collin

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Nov 8, 2019
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Eric Kuiper from Studio C stops in previewing Doctor Sleep, Midway, Last Christmas, Playing with Fire and Jojo Rabbit.

Also, the documentary Strange Negotiations is showing at Studio Park Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th at 6pm. We talk with filmmaker Brandon Vedder.

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Tuesday, September 10th at 10pm, WGVU Public Television will air FRONTLINE: Flint’s Deadly Water exposing the unreported, true toll of the Flint water crisis — and how government officials failed to stop it.

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Nov 16, 2018
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Ron VanTimmeren from Studio C drops by previewing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Instant Family, Widows, Boy Erased and A Private War.

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RICK STEVES SPECIAL “The Story of Fascism in Europe” – Airs Sunday, November 4 at 6 p.m.

In this one-hour special, Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe - taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, and the totalitarian societies they built.

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Oct 5, 2018
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Ron VanTimmeren from Studio C stops by previewing of A Star is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Also, Marvel Comics Venom and drama Shine

Eric Kuiper from Studio C preview indi films Love Gilda, Pick of the Litter, Blaze and I am not a Witch.

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NPR political commentator Cokie Roberts says every member of Congress should read the book Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century for a lesson in leadership. Its author is Grand Rapids businessman Hank Meijer who spoke Wednesday night at a World Affairs Council of Western Michigan event.

Recently, WGVU spoke with Meijer about the book before a recording of West Michigan Week

“The week I sent it to the publisher earlier this year, the final draft, it felt like I was talking about a bygone era.”

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Wednesday, November 22nd at 10 PM on WGVU Public Television, FRONTLINE presents Poor Kids. This is the 2018 update on the three families living in poverty as told through the eyes of their children. WGVU spoke with the producer of Poor Kids.

In 2012 Frontline introduced audiences to three kids living in poverty. Have conditions changed five years later?

“Through this film you get to learn what their fears are what they worry about and that’s what I think is quite crushing is that you realize how much anxiety there is even in a nine year olds life.”

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