On-Air Highlights

witf TV Picks for the week of April 6

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Apr 4, 2014 8:37 AM

Sunday April 6 at 9:00pm - Mr. Selfridge - Miss Mardle gets a lucky break, LeClair resurfaces and Loxley seeks Harry’s help. All await Churchill’s appearance at the store.

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Monday April 7 at 9:00pm - In Performance at the White House - President and Mrs. Obama host a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott pay homage to the great “foremothers” of music, with songs expressing the struggles and the achievements of women in American music. The evening celebrates American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on the national musical culture, across blues, jazz, soul, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Tuesday April 8 at 8:00pm - Great Performances: Dave Clark Five - The Dave Clark Five was actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus the first to spearhead the ensuing rock ‘n’ roll “British invasion” that changed the world. This special features newly filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, 60s fashion icon Twiggy and Sir Ian McKellen, all sharing their memories of how the music and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives.
Wednesday April 9 at 10:00pm - Your Inner Fish - Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build our hands and limbs.
Thursday April 10 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - Aunt Ruth uncovers a chest of family heirlooms when she clears out a barn at the farm, including photos as Martin as a six-year-old schoolboy. The photos bring back poignant memories of an unhappy childhood for Martin and it prompts him to think of registering their son for boarding school. But Louisa is horrified at the thought of sending him miles away to school. Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin. They can’t seem to agree on anything. The final straw for Louisa comes when she discovers Martin has set a date for their baby’s christening without even consulting her. Louisa decides she has had enough. She packs a bag, and takes the baby back home to her mum.
Friday April 11 - Live from Lincoln Center - Alabama native Jason Isbell, formerly of the Drive-By Truckers, showcases music from his new, critically acclaimed country music album Southeastern, with personal and exquisite songs in this concert special from the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.
Saturday April 12 - Austin City Limits - Featuring modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed Boys & Girls.

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