On-Air Highlights

witf TV Picks for the week of April 27

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Apr 24, 2014 10:07 AM

Sunday April 27 at 9:00pm - Masterpiece Classic - Mr. Selfridge - Loxley’s corrupt empire expands, LeClair lands in deep trouble, Victor and Agnes make plans and Harry joins the war effort.
Monday April 28 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - A new episode in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston head to Rickenbacker International Corporation to discuss vintage electric guitars. Highlights include two pairs of performance shoes that belonged to “The Beverly Hillbillies” star Buddy Ebsen; a jade jewelry collection that includes a necklace, ring and earrings, appraised for $30,000 to $36,000; and an oil painting titled Sacré-Couer et Moulin, by French artist Maurice Utrillo, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.
Tuesday April 29 at 8:00pm - Pioneers of TV - This episode traces the story of people of color on American television — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll (“Julia”) and Bill Cosby (“I Spy”). Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei (“Star Trek”), who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp.
Wednesday April 30 at 10:00pm - Nazi Mega Weapons - Hitler’s megalomaniacal impulses led him to demand the construction of the largest tank the world had ever seen – a mobile fortress weighing 180 tons.  But even this colossus couldn’t satisfy Hitler’s thirst for enormous weapons of war, as he went on to request a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons. This is the story of the Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling that dream, and an arms race that resulted in the evolution of super-guns and tanks.
Thursday May 1 at 9:00pm - Masterpiece Classic - The Paradise - We encore a series from this past fall for the next few Thursdays. Young and ambitious country girl Denise Lovett arrives in a booming northern city and takes a job at The Paradise, the glittering department store across from her uncle's drapery shop. It's not long before her beauty and talent catch the eye of the store's dashing owner, John Moray. Denise struggles to navigate the competing personalities in the Ladieswear department where she has been placed. Can her ingenuity save the day when she's faced with her first challenges as a shop girl?
Friday May 2 at 9:00pm - Pennsylvania Ballet at 50 - This special showcases one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, Pennsylvania Ballet, and honors the company’s golden anniversary. Featured are the pas de deux from After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon, Under the Sun Pas de Deux by Margo Sappington and “Diamonds” from Jewels by George Balanchine. Included are interviews with Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet founder, and Roy Kaiser, artistic director of the company.
Saturday May 3 at 9:00pm - Death in Paradise - Now stuck in the Caribbean, Poole investigates the murder of a bride shot through the heart with a spear on her wedding day. Teaming up with detective Camille Bordey, he realizes the murderer might have been someone within the wedding party.

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