On-Air Highlights

witf TV Picks for the week of December 8

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 4, 2013 5:07 PM
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    December 8 at 8:00pm - Celtic Woman - Home For Christmas - Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre.
  • December 9 at 8:00pm - Rock, Pop, and Doo Wop - Rock and pop legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s rock, pop and doo wop era in this MY MUSIC concert event. The special, recorded in May 2010, includes live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults.
  • December 10 at 8:00pm - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, this program features renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites. Boe's moving signature performance of 'Bring Him Home' is a highlight. The choir also welcomes a surprise guest, Gail Halvorsen, the famous candy bomber of the Berlin airlift. Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, these special guests bring attendees to their feet more than once during the night.
  • December 11 at 8:0pm - witf favorites - We'll reprise some of our favorite programs over the past week as we wrap up our December Membership Campaign.  
  • December 12 at 10:00pm - Christmas Carol: A Theater of the Mind - Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens' tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon, all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama the all-new 'A Christmas Carol'.
  • December 13 at 9:00pm - Silent Night - This opera recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce. For one magical evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and Scottish soldiers laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the peace, fellowship and humanity of the season. Based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel, this two-act production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered in November 2012 to national acclaim, including a Pulitzer Prize for Music for composer Kevin Puts. With a libretto by Mark Campbell, Silent Night is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles.
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    December 14 at 10:00pm - Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock - Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is “know when you are beaten.” It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game? And at a battle he is ill prepared to wage — love?

Next Week:

  • Health Smart - According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost one out of every two adults has at least one chronic disease and one out of three US adults is considered obese.  On HealthSmart: Familiar with Food we’ll take a look at the American diet.  How has it changed over the years and what role does it play in our current health situation?  Plus, we’ll find out what is truly the healthiest way to eat. Join us for witf's Health Smart Thursday December 19 at 8:00pm.  

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