On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of April 2, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 24, 2017 4:16 PM

Sunday April 2 at 8:00pm - Call the Midwife - The team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House to the core. Sister Mary Cynthia's health takes an unexpected turn as mental illness threatens to derail her.
Monday April 3 at 9:00pm - Independent Lens - Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.
Tuesday April 4 at 8:00pm - Last Days of Jesus - Examine new evidence, gathered from archaeology, Roman historians, Jewish texts and insights into the Gospels, that suggests Roman power politics led to the series of events that resulted in the crucifixion of Jesus.
Wednesday April 5 at 8:00pm - Nature - For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? Using the camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes available in the modern world, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids. 
Thursday April 6 at 10:00pm - The Guilty - Learn why DCI Brand, under pressure to charge her prime suspect, is still unconvinced they've found the killer. As she begins to piece together the child's final hours, she finds her instinct as a mother at war with her desire to solve the crime.
Friday April 7 at 10:00pm - Great Performances - A dramatic dance film shot on location in Northern France about soldiers trying to maintain their humanity amidst the brutality of World War I, choreographed by Ivan Perez with a score by Keaton Henson, directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt.
Saturday April 8 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - Dr. Ellingham's parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in seven years, make a surprise visit to Cornwall to stay with their son. He's puzzled why they should turn up out of the blue to see him, but does his best to welcome them to his home, even though his father delights in sneering at his drop in status from surgeon to general practitioner.

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