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witf TV Picks for the week of April 13

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Apr 14, 2014 1:50 PM

Tuesday April 15 at 9:00pm - The Address - Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

Wednesday April 16 at 10:00pm - Your inner fish - A key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, when the ferocious reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth were in the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. But our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears.

Thursday April 17 at 8:00pm - History Detectives -  Solve the puzzles behind their historic objects and artifacts. Did a silicon chip bring art to the moon? Do we have the guitar Bob Dylan used to start a rock and roll revolution? Can we return a Vietnam War diary to its author’s family? The investigations have taught us so many things about our nation and ourselves.

Friday April 18 at 9:00pm - Peter Pan -  Enjoy J.M. Barrie’s most famous work, Peter Pan, in Michael Pink’s adaptation performed by Milwaukee Ballet.

Saturday April 19 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - New American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album "Barton Hollow." Punch Brothers showcase their latest, "Who’s Feeling Young Now?"

Sunday April 20 at 9:00pm - Mr. Selfridge - Miss Mardle houses a handsome refugee, Thackeray spies on LeClair and Harry has a showdown at cards with Loxley.

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