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We're Talking about Downton Abbey and Mercy Street

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jan 14, 2016 8:20 AM


Have you checked out WITF Talks?  You are a super fan of WITF's dramas Sunday night, and WITF Talks provides morning-after converastion about what you watched. WITF Talks is the weekly "water-cooler" conversation on the top dramas from PBS.  

Several episodes of WITF Talks already exist with Downton Abbey.  Hear the weekly conversation with Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt from Penn State - York,  and WITF's Katie Lengyel and Fred Vigeant.  Hear the latest episodes today

Downton Abbey broadcasts new episodes Sunday at 9:00pm (with repeats the following Saturday at 10:00pm, and Sunday at 8:00pm). Episodes are also available for streaming for a limited time at video.witf.org.  WITF Talks - Downton Abbey is typically available by mid day the Monday following new episodes.

Beginning January 18th, WITF Talks will expand to include a weekly conversation of Mercy Street, PBS' newest original drama which takes place during the Civil War in Virginia. WITF Talks - Mercy Street will be a seperate weekly episode from the discussion on Downton Abbey. 

Joining us for the Mercy Street discussions weekly will be Dr. Ian Isherwood, Assistant Director, Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, Carolann Schmitt President of Genteel Arts in Gettysburg, Holly Cookerly Wellness Coordinator and Community Outreach for Wellspan Health, and Lisa Wolfinger Executive Producer/Co-Creator of Mercy Street (not all participants will be joining every week). 

Mercy Street will broadcast following Downton Abbey Sunday nights at 10:00pm (and repeated Thursday at 10:00pm.) Episodes of Mercy Street are avialable at video.witf.org for a limited time.  WITF Talks - Mercy Street will typically be avialble Monday afternoons following each new episode (the first episode will be avialable Monday evening). 

We also welcome your feedback.  Be part of the conversation.  Leave a comment on each WITF Talks' epsiode page and we'll add that to the conversation the following week. You are also welcome to email witftalks@witf.org to send questions or comments. 

All the episodes can be found on a compiled playlist on SoundCloud for non-stop listening. 

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