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What to Watch in July: 10+ Must-Watch Shows | TV conference

Let KCET be your summer tour guide! In July, we offer many adventures for you to experience from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you decide to go on a road trip with “The Great Muslim American Road Trip”, hit the coast with “In the Water; Behind the Lens”, or explore the unusual in “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thunstun” , the July range is sure to take you on a journey – and perhaps teach you something new along the way.

Read on for all the programs available to stream this month.

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The Island Diaries (new season) – Continues Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Preview of “The Island Diaries: Chiloe”.

S2 E4: Chiloe (Preview)

In the second season of “The Island Diaries”, visit different islands and listen to interviews with locals about what makes their island unique. The show skims the surface of daily life to explore themes such as access to food, transportation, identity, culture and the environment. Look now.

Saturday July 2

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness – 9 p.m.

This series examines the experiences of young people living with mental health issues, emphasizing the importance of awareness and compassion. Look now.

Wednesday July 6

Roadtrip Nation: Caring Forward – 8 p.m.

Meet Alma, Samuel, and Ryan – three young people eager to transform the healthcare landscape and find meaningful work – and follow them on their journey through their home state of California, in search of fulfilling and inspiring career paths. Look now.

Great American Muslim Road Trip – Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

Follow a young Muslim American couple as they travel Route 66 in search of America’s Muslim roots. By visiting local Muslims, Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins gain a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals, as a couple, and as Muslims. Watch the preview.

Sunday July 10

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston – Sunday, 8 p.m.

Get off the beaten track to find the outdoors in the most unlikely places. This journey reveals a deeper understanding of our passionate, complex and sometimes quirky relationship with nature. Watch the preview.

Green Planet – Sunday, 9 p.m.

Sir David Attenborough travels the world to reveal the secret life of plants. Using pioneering camera techniques, the series takes viewers on a magical journey inside the hidden world of plants, on which all animals, including humans, depend. Watch the preview.

Wednesday July 13

In water; Behind the lens – 8 p.m.

In water; Behind the lens (preview)

A film about aquatic photographers and the dangers and challenges they face getting the picture seen in magazines and covers around the world. Watch the preview.

Saturday July 16

Viewpoint: Wuhan Wuhan – 10 p.m.

Hear the stories of frontline medical workers, patients and citizens during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city where the mysterious virus was first discovered. Watch the preview.

Sunday July 17

COVID Newspapers: On the Front Line – 12:30 a.m.

The life of Rhonda Lee, a black visiting nurse in Ypsilanti, Michigan, who treats coronavirus patients after they are discharged from hospital. As a frontline worker, she is risking her well-being and that of her family, as racial tensions boil over during the pandemic.

NOVA: Ultimate Space Telescope – 10 p.m.

Overview of the Ultimate Space Telescope

Explore the dramatic story of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – the most ambitious observatory ever launched – through a series of milestones, from conception to completion. Watch the preview.

Saturday July 23

POV: Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust – 10 p.m.

Trailer | Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

The story of how three communities of Japanese Americans, Native Americans, and ranchers — sharing histories of forced estrangement — came together to defend their Los Angeles land and water after it was taken over by the LA Department of Water and Power. Watch the preview.

Saturday July 30

Frontline: Dealing with Deportation – 10 p.m.

Families are struggling to keep their homes during the pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions. Take an intimate look at the national affordable housing crisis through the eyes of tenants, landlords, judges and law enforcement.

Viewpoint: Desire for Winter – 11 p.m.

Trailer | desire for winter

In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the American aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been considering building a foundry for years. Follow the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stranded youth. Against the backdrop of immense isolating landscapes, the people await their factory and with it, the possible first step of the nation towards sovereignty and economic renewal. Watch the preview.