On-Air Highlights

Program Points for week of May 5

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | May 3, 2013 4:23 PM

Program Points is your weekly programming update from witf.

TV Highlights

Sunday at 8:00pm - Call The Midwife - Witness the community's experiences with tuberculosis. 

Monday at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - View the love story between an aging white man and the Chinese bride he finds online.

Tuesday at 9:00pm - Constitution USA - Explore the Constitution's most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of federalism with Wait...Wait Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal. 

Wednesday at 10:00pm - Secrets of the Dead - Find out how and why 57 Irish immigrants to the U.S. died in 1832 in West Chester.

Thursday at 8:00pm - History Detectives - Uncover information about Clint Black’s book of posters, a slide of Bettie Page and the original Hollywood sign

Friday at 9:00pm - Prohibition Part 2 - In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.

Saturday at 9:00pm - Doc Martin -  Portwenn has a new police office who appears to have an odd affliction. Meanwhile village plumber, Bert Large, has a midlife crisis.

View the complete TV schedule...


Web Scoop:

In connection with the upcoming series "Constitution USA," we'd like to know what the U.S. constitution means to you in just 6 words.

Did you miss our Pushed Around community forum on bullying on TV last week? It is now available for online viewing. The forum features experts with ideas on how to cope with and prevent bullying in all its forms.


Save the Date:

Bully Prevention Workshop - In conjunction with witf's Pushed Around series on bullying, the Byrnes Health Education Center and witf are presenting a workshop on May 13 on bullying for parents. This adults-only program is available and is designed to define bullying and all of its types, explore myths and identify the signs. The workshop is free, but you must RSVP online to attend.

STEM Learning - Parents and preschool teachers are invited to explore ways to engage young learners in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning on May 8 at the witf Public Media Center.

Prairie Home Companion Bus Trip - We'll be taking a bus trip to the beautiful Wolf Trap Theatre in Virginia to attend a live taping of A Prairie Home Companion on May 25. The buses will depart around noon from 3 locations lunch will be included. The show starts at 5:45pm. Contact us 800-366-9483.  

The witf Media Center will display the photography of Art Straub from May 9-July 8, 2013 during business hours at 4801 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, PA. A free wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m.

Radio Highlights

witf's Multimedia Newsroom has been honored with six Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards. Hear the award winning stories on our website.

This week This American Life features stories of people who, for reasons that they can't always explain, feel compelled to get out and go somewhere. Including the story of one man who decides to take a trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco - on foot. Join witf for This Ameican Life Saturday at noon.

How do we prime our brains to be creative? This week with On Being, join Krista Tippett and neuro-psychologist Rex Jung, and make whole new connections between creativity and family life, aging, and purpose. On Being Sunday morning at 7 on witf.

Hear personal and memorable stories as NPR revisits the series Teenage Diaries in May on witf.

Join us for in-depth discussion on Radio Smart Talk on witf FM. The discussion this coming week includes:

  • Preceding the PBS presentation of Constitution USA Tuesday night, we'll talk with a trustee at the National Constitution Center about what the Constitution means to Americans, what it gets right and wrong.  We’ll ask listeners to weigh in on a possible 28th Amendment. 
  • We'll discuss cyberbullying as part of witf's Pushed Around project.
  • Meet the children’s character Curious George and learn how he relates to science, technology, education and math education.

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.

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