Over the air in Primetime
July 16 - July 22
Friday, July 16 at 8pm
(also, Saturday, July 17 at 12am and 3am)
MPT2: Sunday, July 18 at 8pm

Summer of Rockets - Drama series set in Cold War Britain during the late 1950s. The series follows Samuel, a Russian-born Jewish inventor, who is tasked with a secret mission by MI5. Samuel specializes in the development of hearing aids and is asked to use his technological expertise to contribute to western Cold War efforts.
Saturday, July 17 at 9pm
(also, Sunday, July 18 at 1:30am)

Vera DCI Vera Stanhope must piece together Luke Sumner's final hours in order to investigate his murder.
Sunday, July 18 at 9pm
(also, Monday, July 19 at 1am and 4am)
MPT2: Tuesday, July 20 at 8pm

Unforgotten Season 4 On MASTERPIECE - Cassie and Sunny identify four potential suspects who trained as police officers. They have no luck finding the rest of the body and decide to go public with the discovery of Walsh's remains.
Monday, July 19 at 9pm
(also, Tuesday, July 20 at 2am)

400 Years: Taking The Knee - Writer and BBC radio presenter Dotun Adebayo narrates the many stories of black resistance to oppression. From the Jamaican national hero Nanny of the Maroons to the NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the documentary celebrates individuals who fought and struggled against injustice, and discusses the impact of these heroic figures.
Tuesday, July 20 at 9pm
(also, Wednesday, July 21 at 1am and 4am)

The Latino Experience - An artist longs to paint a hillside community green. A single mother and veteran takes a new job that triggers her PTSD. A woman's deceased parents return to help her during the pandemic. A family grapples with politics during a holiday dinner.
Wednesday, July 21 at 8pm
(also, Thursday, July 22 at 12am and 3am)

Nature: The Serengeti Rules - Explore some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology. Based on a book of the same name.
Thursday, July 22 at 9pm
(also, Friday, July 23 at 1am and 4am)

Death In Paradise - DI Neville Parker has to investigate the death of a survival instructor.
Weeknights on MPT at 7 and 7:30pm
Tonight, Friday Freeview: Pier Kids
Friday, July 16 at 7PM
Pier Kids transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability. Join us for a virtual sneak peek before the program airs next month. Visit Friday Freeview for more information. RSVP here.
MPT Program Acquisition
Bluebirds of Antietam
Sunday, July 18 at 5:30pm
A short documentary film that tells the story of one couple's efforts to save the Eastern Bluebird. After spotting a bluebird outside their cabin located near the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD, Mark and Jean Raabe built bluebird boxes on their property hoping to stave off the decline in the bluebird population. 
Standing Against Racism July Programs
MPT continues to bring you programs that increase discussion and understanding of race-related issues in communities across the greater Maryland area. For a full list of programs and resources please visit:
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Downing of a Flag - Episode 1
Through interviews, archival footage, and photographs, the Confederate Battle flag’s history, meaning, and impact are examined. From its creation and adoption during the American Civil War to its resurrection over the South Carolina State House in 1961 and finally, to its use as a symbol by Dylann Roof who killed nine Black parishioners at Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in 2015. Watch the full episode here (approx.1hr).
Monday, July 26 at 9pm
Jim Crow of the North
The hour-long documentary Jim Crow of the North explores the origins of housing segregation, examining how racist real estate covenants set the stage for loan refusals, or redlining, in the U.S. The film also looks at the University of Minnesota's Mapping Prejudice Project, a research program that creates a visual representation of structural racism, informing current conversations around racial disparities. Watch the preview here (approx. 30 sec.).
MPT Classics
Originally aired April 1983
Good Earth Garden with Tina James - Host Tina James shares organic home gardening wisdom for planting for Fall. Harvesting and storing potatoes; quick growing salad greens; pea planting tips; radishes go to seed and radish types; broccoli; insecticidal soap. Watch the full episode here (approx. 30 min.).
Featuring both PBS and select local programming, MPT Passport allows you to watch even more of your favorite shows, including full seasons of many current and past series, whenever and wherever you want! MPT Passport is an added benefit of membership - click here to learn more.
Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go!
Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go! is a compilation from across the years of the iconic music series and features performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Martha & the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield, The Animals, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Walker Brothers, Them, Marvin Gaye, and more. Watch Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go! here (approx. 1hr) on MPT Passportan MPT member benefit. Click here for more information. 
Maryland Underground: Newtowne Neck
Where did enslaved people live in early Maryland? Watch the video here (approx. 7 min.).
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July 2021 MPT Program Guide
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