On-Air Highlights

What's on Passport - 1/30/17

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jan 30, 2017 3:52 PM

WITF Passport is a new benefit that allows members extended access to an on-demand library of popular PBS programming.  WITF Passport is available to current members who support WITF at a minimum of $60 annually ($5 monthly) and have an active email address on file with the station.  Follow this link to find out if you are eligible for WITF Passport. 

Remember, programs are typically available for free to anyone to view for a set amount of time after broadcast, before transitioning to WITF Passport.  Here are some highlights for programs coming to WITF Passport this week:

Masterpiece | Sherlock: The Final Problem - In this episode, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long-buried secrets catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a long game indeed and Sherlock and Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over? Available now through 1/14/2021

Masterpiece | Victoria: Doll 123 - As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament. The seven-episode drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) the age of 18, when she became queen, through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Available now through 3/4/2024  (NOTE: As a passport member, you can view episodes of Victoria even before the broadcast)

American Masters | Sidney Lumet - Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. Considered a quintessential New York filmmaker, Lumet frequently used New York City's urban mettle to infuse his films with a realism and intensity that kept audiences in suspense while prodding them to consider their own morality.  Available on Passport beginning February 3

NOVA | Secrets of the Sky Tombs - The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted to survive the high altitude. They discover rock-cut tombs filled with human bones and enigmatic artifacts, including gold masks and Chinese silk dating back thousands of years, and piece together evidence of strange rituals and beliefs designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead. Available on Passport beginning February 2

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