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Tuesday, April 7th @ 10pm, WGVU-TV presents FRONTLINE's China Undercover. From producer Robin Barnwell (Battle for Hong Kong) the documentary also examines the Communist regime’s use of sophisticated surveillance and AI technology against the members of its Muslim population. In addition to undercover footage, the documentary draws on accounts from family members who are desperately searching for their disappeared loved ones, and the stories of people who were held in the detention camps themselves.

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Tuesday, March 31st on WGVU-TV @ 10pm, Plastic Wars reveals that for decades, the plastics industry has helped sell its products by promoting the recyclability of plastic — despite deep doubts inside the industry that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable. “There was never an enthusiastic belief that recycling was ultimately going to work in a significant way,” Lew Freeman, former VP of government affairs for the Society of the Plastics Industry, tells FRONTLINE and NPR in Plastic Wars.

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PBS FRONTLINE kicks off its 38th season Tuesday, October 1st @ 10 o’clock on WGVU Public Television with the premier of The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia airing on the eve of the anniversary of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

WGVU’s Patrick Center spoke with veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith about his investigation into Mohammed bin Salman about his handling of dissent, and the murder of Khashoggi.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids Wednesday kicking of her post-State of the State Address “Home for Opportunity Tour.” It’s a statewide 50-event tour focusing on fixing the state’s roads and preparing the 21st Century workforce. I spoke with Governor Whitmer during a recording of WGVU-TV’s “West Michigan Week.” 

“We’ve got jobs that are going unfilled today because we have a big skills gap in Michigan and it starts with the education of our kids.”

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Tuesday, September 11th at 10 o’clock, WGVU Public Television and PBS FRONTLINE presents “Left Behind America”.

“It really is very representative of a whole swath of small and midsized cities across the Midwest.”

ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis found himself in Dayton, Ohio during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

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Tuesday, February 13th at 10 o’clock on WGVU Public Television, FRONTLINE presents The Gang Crackdown.

As the country debates the future of immigration this documentary investigates gang violence perpetrated by MS-13 targeting immigrants. Also, how communities and law enforcement respond.

WGVU spoke with the film’s director.

“This is something that the Trump Administration wants all viewers to pay very close attention to.”

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Tuesday, January 23rd at 9PM WGVU Public Television and FRONTLINE present Exodus: The Journey Continues. This is a close-up and personal look at global migration and European refugee crisis. WGVU spoke with the film’s director.

“Now when they arrive they’re met and put into refugee camps that look a hell of a lot like prison camps.”

James Bluemel is director of FRONTLINE’s Exodus: The Journey Continues.

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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.

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Wednesday, September 13th @ 10 PM WGVU Public Television is airing USS Indianapolis Live - From The Deep.

Lost for 72 years, the wreckage of the US Navy cruiser the USS Indianapolis was located last month, 18,000 feet below the surface of the Philippine Sea. The program will share, for the first time, a live video tour of the wreckage from a remotely operated submersible three miles below the ocean surface halfway around the globe.

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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.