On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of February 19, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Feb 17, 2017 12:07 PM

Sunday February 19 at 8:00pm - Mercy Street - Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion. When Anne's plans to be made head nurse fail, she rejoins Hale to undermine McBurney's authority. Pinkerton questions the Greens, causing a rift.
Monday February 20 at 9:00pm - The Talk - Race in America - In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police.
Tuesday February 21 at 8:00pm - American Masters - Journey through the prolific life of Maya Angelou, the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.
Wednesday February 22 at 9:00pm - NOVA - Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.
Thursday February 23 at 8:00pm - Health Smart - We have all heard the phrase laughter is the best medicine. But could that be true? Well we know that negative emotions harm your health. Serious, sustained stress or fear can alter biological systems in a way that, over time, adds up to "wear and tear" on the body. Eventually it can even lead to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. So what effect can feeling happy have on your health and how can we learn to live happier lives?
Friday February 24 at 9:00pm - Great Performances: New York City Ballet Symphony in C - Enjoy two classic ballets by George Balanchine: Georges Bizet's sparkling Symphony in C, and the rarely seen Sonatine to the music of Maurice Ravel, in performance in Paris.
Saturday February 25 at 10:00pm - Victoria - With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology.

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