On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of February 21, 2016

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Feb 19, 2016 3:35 PM

Sunday February 21 at 10:20pm - Mercy Street - President Lincoln's visit sets in motion a diabolical rebel plot and offers an opportunity to free James Sr.
Monday February 22 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - Watch a covert terrorism sting unfold as a longtime counterterrorism informant takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist, without informing his superiors.
Tuesday February 23 at 9:00pm - Frontline - Facing a heroin epidemic, America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem. Following four addicts in Seattle, examine U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.  
Wednesday February 24 at 10:00pm - Human Face of Big Data - The gathering and analyzing of massive amounts of data allow us to address some major challenges, but the accessibility of so much data comes at a steep price. This film captures the promise and peril of the extraordinary knowledge revolution.
Thursday February 25 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - Martin finds himself in a very unusual situation: trapped by Annie Winton, who desperately wants him to try and save her husband, Jim Winton, despite Jim having been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Louisa is very worried about Martin, and wonders if the breakdown of their therapy could have led him to decide to leave Portwenn for good.
Friday February 26 at 9:00pm - In Performance at the White House - Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned as well as up-and-coming artists. The performance, a White House partnership with the Smithsonian, airs from the East Room.
Saturday February 27 at 11:30pm - Austin City Limits - Singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran lights up hits "Sing!" and "A-Team," while June burns through material from her acclaimed LP Pushin' Against a Stone.

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