On-Air Highlights

witf TV Picks for the week of August 10

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Aug 8, 2014 8:21 AM

Sunday August 10 3:00pm-11:00pm - Story of the Jews - Noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this five-part series. All five episodes will air back to back however we will pause at 5:00pm for Bill Moyers and PBS Newshour.  
Monday August 11 8:00pm - Red Hot Chilli Pipers:Blast - A concert special taped at Scotland’s Old Fruitmarket Glasgow that “blasts” the bagpipes into a new musical orbit. Formed in 2002, the Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature “Bagrock” sound to the masses and rocking far-flung shores from New York to Beijing and everywhere in between with their unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres.
Tuesday August 12 8:00pm - Celtic Thunder: Mythology -  Tells the story of their ancestors in Ireland, their legends, their history and their stories. It’s the lifeblood of modern day Ireland and it’s influences from our Celtic past that are that are still reflected in its people today. Like the Celts, Mythology is bold, challenging, strong, proud and steeped in history. On the set of Mythology the old and the new combine, modern catalyst images are projected onto ancient standing stones, a giant Celtic cross takes center stage and the tempo of the music is strongly echoed in the theatrical and moody lighting.
Wednesday August 13 8:00pm - Earthflight - Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the series was made, including the extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Microlights, paragliders, drones and camera-carrying birds and much more helped along the way.
Thursday August 14 at 1:00pm - Bob Ross the Happy Painter - Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved public television personality's journey from humble beginnings to an American pop-culture icon.THE HAPPY PAINTER reveals the public and private sides of Bob Ross through loving accounts from close friends and family, childhood photographs and rare archival footage. Interviewees recount his gentle, mild-mannered demeanor and unwavering dedication to wildlife, and disclose little-known facts about his hair, his fascination with fast cars and more. Film clips feature Bob Ross with mentor William Alexander and the rough-cut of the first Joy of Paintingepisode from 1982. Famous Bob Ross enthusiasts, including talk-show pioneer Phil Donahue, film stars Jane Seymour and Terrence Howard, chef Duff Goldman and country music favorites Brad Paisley and Jerrod Niemann, provide fascinating insights into the man, the artist and his legacy.
Thursday August 14 at 10:00pm - Chicken Soup for the Soul - Gather around the table to learn why eating with family and friends is not only fun, but important for health and well-being, and can create lasting bonds between the generations. Experts from the food and medical worlds offer demonstrations of terrific, easy-to-make recipes, tips on enjoyable and stress-free ways to prepare meals, and the latest research on the benefits of eating together.
Friday August 15 at 9:00pm - 50s & 60s Rock Rewind - From “Love Me Tender” to “Only You,” “Wake Up Little Suzie” to “Dream Lover” and ” Long Tall Sally” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime.
Saturday August 16 at 8:00pm - Mind The Britcom - Featuring two of your favorite British Comedy classics: Last of the Summer Wine and Fawlty Towers.

Next week:   Guess what! Doc Martin is back Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:00pm!

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