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witf TV Picks for the week of May 18

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | May 16, 2014 7:30 AM

Sunday May 18 at 8:00pm - Call The Midwife - As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help. While Shelagh and Dr. Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition.
Sunday May 18 at 9:00pm - Masterpiece Classic: Mr Selfridge - Justice is served, and so is romance — as soldiers return, others leave for the front and all at Selfridges remain calm and carry on.
Monday - May 19 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens:God Loves Uganda - Journey to the heart of East Africa, where Ugandan pastors and their American counterparts spread God’s word and evangelical values to millions desperate for a better life. Inspired by his own African-American Baptist roots, director Roger Ross Williams explores a place where religion and African culture intersect.
Tuesday May 20 at 8:00pm - Coming back with Wes Moore - Wes Moore explores the experience of coming back fundamentally changed by the experience of war, and the difficulty of fitting back in. Can you create a new life in your old world?
Wednesday - May 21 at 8:00pm - Nature - This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made.
Thursday - May 22 at 9:00pm - Masterpiece Classic: The Paradise - Exotic lovebirds arrive at The Paradise to be sold as the latest attraction, and Denise struggles to keep her feelings for Moray to herself. Miss Audrey, seeing the telltale signs of love, advises her to keep quiet, but will Denise be able to hide her emotions?
Friday - May 23 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.
Saturday - May 24 at 9:00pm - Death in Paradise - Escorting a convicted fraudster on the ferry back to Saint-Marie goes disastrously wrong when the man is stabbed to death while handcuffed to DI Poole, much to his embarrassment, the wrath of the commissioner and the amusement of his team. Poole gets unwanted help from an amateur sleuth

Coming Up -
Learn about special programs airing on WITF over Memorial Day weekend including the National Memoridal Day Concert.
Heroin A Commonwealth Crisis May 29 at 8:00pm - Heroin use in Pennsylvania has reached epidemic proportions. Once thought to be found only in cities, these dangerous drugs are now readily available in rural and suburban neighborhoods, and young people are at particular risk. More information about this special program...

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