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Program Points for March 24

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Mar 21, 2013 11:54 AM
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TV Highlights
Week of March 24

Sunday at 8:00pm - Live from Lincoln Center - Emmy and Tony Award winner, Kristin Chenoweth delights audiences in this concert featuring beloved Broadway songs. 

Monday and Tuesday at 9:00pm - 180 Days - Observe a team of teachers and school leaders dealing with teenagers and pressures on the administration.

Wednesday at 9:00pm - NOVA - Take a spin with David Pogue to unlock the secrets of the elements.

Thursday at 10:00pm - Seeking the Greatest Good - Although born of wealth and privilege, Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) dedicated his life to public service — advocating for the sustainable management of natural resources. He championed the establishment of the National Forests and the U.S. Forest Service. (Also airs Sunday 3/31 at 7:00pm)

Friday at 9:00pm - American Masters: Philip Roth - Explore the life of Philip Roth, author of Goodbye, Columbus and Portnoy's Complaint.

Sunday at 8:00pm - Call The Midwife - Find out why Nurse Lee is concerned about a new patient who's about to give birth on the season premier.

Sunday at 9:00pm - Mr. Selfridge - Harry Gordon Selfridfge is on a mission to make shopping thrilling!  See behind the scenes...

View the complete TV schedule...

Web Scoop:
As part of his "To This Day" project, spoken word poet Shane Koyczan highlights how the memories of violence in school can echo forever throughout a person's life in a video poem. We've shared this animated poem on our website as part of Pushed Around, our series on bullying.

We all want children to be empathetic. But is there a way teachers and caregivers can ensure empathetic behavior? witf is hosting a workshop to discuss the value of empathy and how to cultivate the conditions that nuture empathy in our homes and classrooms. Find out how to RSVP for this workshop here.

To a certain extent, worries and fears are a normal part of growing up, and are even a protective mechanism. As parents, we help our kids learn to manage these fears by reassuring them and giving them tools to cope. Six Children and No Theories blogger Lisa Lawmaster Hess recommends several resources for managing worry.

 Radio Highlights

Join us for in-depth discussion on Radio Smart Talk on witf FM next week:

  • As part of witf’s Transforming Health project, we'll look at whether there is a physician shortage in Pennsylvania
  • Also, in wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, how to make Pennsylvania schools safer
  • PA Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel will discuss how to reduce the recidivism rate of inmates and the closing of two prisons

Join Radio Smart Talk every weekday morning on witf FM at 9:00am. Radio Smart Talk is repeated nightly at 7:00pm and can be heard on-demand via our website and podcasts

Personal Finance For Baby Boomers
A new six-part series offering practical conversations about key financial uncertainties facing boomers launches on Morning Edition.

Diane Rehm
Last week Diane Rehm visited Lancaster and Harrisburg.  Check out photos on our facebook page from her recent visit to the area. Tune to the Diane Rehm Show every weekday morning 10:00am until noon on witf.  You can hear her interview with witf's Scott Lamar at our website.

Save the Date:
Pushed Around Forum
Have you or your family dealt with bullying in school, online, or work? Join witf's Pushed Around Community Forum March 28 at 6:30pm.  RSVP by calling 717-704-3000. Additional details....

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me at the Cinema
NPR's popular weekly news quiz show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is coming to a theater near you on May 2 with a repeat May 7.  Tickets available now for select theaters in Camp Hill, Harrisburg, and Lebanon. Ticket information....

Thanks for watching and listening to witf!

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