Television Highlights

  • The Ambassador Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Harriet Smith, the new U.K. ambassador to Ireland, attempts…
  • The Ambassador Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Harriet Smith, the new U.K. ambassador to Ireland, attempts…
  • American Experience: Blackout Tuesday, July 14 at 9 p.m. In the summer of 1977, a blackout left seven…

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WNED-TV Programming

Wednesdays, July 1, 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.

Discover how changes in medicine and surgery are transforming the way doctors can tend to animals. In the three episodes of "Operation Wild," see the efforts to save giant pandas, watch as an orangutan undergoes micro-surgery to try and restore her eyesight, witness a five-ton elephant go through an extreme dental procedure, and find out if a remarkable invention helps a dolphin swim again.

Wednesday, July 1 at 9 and 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

Find out what happened when the earliest Homo sapiens expanded out of Africa and into Asia. The discovery of recent evidence suggests humans interbred with another newly discovered ancient human—the Denisovans. Later, see the arrival of Homo sapiens in Australia, truly alone on a new continent and forced to accept diversity as a means to continuing the race. When the Homo sapiens reach prehistoric Europe, they encounter Neanderthals, and there is an explosion of art and symbolic thought.

Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

Harriet Smith, the new U.K. ambassador to Ireland, attempts to unravel the truth behind the sinking of an Irish trawler. A British submarine is blamed for what happened, and Smith assigns an MI6 agent to sort out the facts amidst all of the denials.

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