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Monday, September 24, 2012

Starting Monday, October 1, tpt LIFE will introduce a new primetime schedule, offering you the chance to see shows you missed, re-watch programs you love and discover new favorites. We’re bringing you more drama, mystery and history and in stunning HD for the first time. For more information, click here.

On October 1 tpt LIFE will go off the air from 1-5am to upgrade to HD. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Special Event

POV: El Velador (The Night Watchman)

POV From dusk to dawn, El Velador accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. Director Natalia Almada will speak about her films at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on September 27 and 28 for the Filmmakers in Conversation series. And don't miss the broadcast premiere on our air!

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Sunday, September 30, 11pm


Program Highlights

Frontline: Dropout Nation

Frontline What does it take to save a student? A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner-city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges and potential solutions of a national emergency.

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Tuesday, September 25, 8pm

Marriage Amendment: I Do, I Don't

Marriage Amendement Are you an “I do” or an “I don’t” when it comes to Minnesota’s proposed marriage amendment? Host Mary Lahammer explores both sides of the high-stakes fight.

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Friday, September 28, 8pm
Sunday, September 30, 8pm
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Call the Midwife

Call the MidwifeThe highest-rated new drama debut in BBC history, Call the Midwife is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London’s East End in the 1950s. When Jenny Lee first arrives in London’s East End, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself.

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Sunday, September 30, 7pm (Part 1 of 6)
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the SkyHalf the Sky presents women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable -- and fighting bravely to change them. Their intimate, dramatic and immediate stories of struggle offer an actionable blueprint for transformation.

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Monday, October 1, 8pm (Part 1 of 2)
Tuesday, October 2, 8pm (Part 2 of 2)

With Impunity: Men & Gender Violence

With ImpunityBeliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and hurt women with impunity are ingrained in our culture. With Impunity engages the thinking of leading historians, sociologists and practitioners to examine our past, cultural realities and options for ending men's violence against women.

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Monday, October 1, 10pm
Sunday, October 7, 9pm

MN Original: André Salvadore + Astronautalis

MNOHIT + The Moving Cell Project, painter André Salvadore, multi-media artist Laura Hallen + indie rapper Astronautalis (pictured).

Sunday, September 30, 6pm
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Monday, October 1, 7pm

MN Original: VocalEssence + fDELUXE

MNOChoral Music Ensemble VocalEssence, figurative painter Luke Hillestad, composer Mary Ellen Childs + funk band fDELUXE (pictured).

Sunday, October 7, 6pm
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Monday, October 8, 7pm

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Featured Online Video

Showcase: Music of the Americas

ShowcasePerformances by Cuarteto Latinoamericano and international guitarist Eduardo Fernandez. Interview with two of Mexico's leading composers, Manuel Enriquez and Mario Lavista.

Original Broadcast Date: June 1991


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Close the Gap: The Browning of Minnesota

Close the GapGilbert de La O's work with urban youth at St. Paul's Neighborhood House offers a look at the Chicano/Latino/Hmong past and future in Minnesota.

Original Broadcast Date: April 2008


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Sesame Street's 43rd Season!

Sesame StreetWhat’s Elmo singing about? The new season of Sesame Street! Check out Elmo’s latest musical escapades in new episodes of Season 43!

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Premieres Tuesday, September 25, 10am

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