On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of March 19, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 17, 2017 3:17 PM

Sunday March 19 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - Don't miss your last chance to reserve tickets to the Antiques Roadshow filming in Harrisburg on June 3, during this special "Finders Keepers" episode featuring items whose discovery was a happy accident.
Monday March 20 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures.
Tuesday March 21 at 10:00pm - Frontline - Venture inside Iraq, as militias and the military fight for the future of the country. Examine the power of the militias, the impact on civilians and the places where ISIS has been pushed out.
Wednesday March 22 at 9:00pm - My Love Affair with the Brain - Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as "pure joy." As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it's no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. 
Thursday March 23 at 8:00pm - Keystone Crossroads - Across the Commonwealth, the financial condition of districts varies greatly, affecting what each district is able to provide its students.As a result, one district is able to build a new, state-of-the-art school while another can't afford simple building repairs. Is there a more equitable way to fund Pennsylvania's schools?
Friday March 24 at 9:00pm - Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration - She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself.
Saturday March 25 at 10:00pm - Grantchester - James Norton (Belle) stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green, "Reckless") for help, and the two become crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester. It looks like suicide, but Reverend Sidney Chambers suspects murder. His biggest challenge is to enlist police in the hunt for the killer.

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