On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of April 16, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Apr 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Sunday April 16 at 2:00pm - Great Performances at the Met "Romeo Et Juliette" - The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frre Laurent. Sher's staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.
Monday April 17 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - Travel to Salt Lake City and learn more about fantastic finds, including Watson & Crick-signed Double Helix books, an Art Deco jewelry suite, ca. 1930, and a Japanese Arita porcelain vase, ca. 1910. Can you guess the top find of the night?
Tuesday April 18 at 9:00pm - Frontline - Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use.
Wednesday April 19 at 10:00pm - Escape From a Nazi Death Camp - In east Poland, at the remote Nazi death camp of Sobibor, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. The multi-layered plot unfolds like a Hollywood blockbuster -- from the last-minute change to the escape plan forced by an unexpected arrival of a train load of SS soldiers, to the systematic luring of individual camp guards to separate locations and different, highly creative deaths, yet every terrible and inspiring moment of this story is absolutely true. 
Thursday April 20 at 9:00pm - Foyle's War - Foyle and his loyal friend Sam find themselves adjusting to a new era of secrets, intelligence and security as their worlds shift into those of MI5. A severely injured man drags himself to a hospital, only to die shortly after being found by a nurse and doctor. As Foyle makes inquiries, he discovers a mysterious military facility full of secrets that could threaten British Intelligence.
Friday April 21 at 10:00pm - Craft in America - Celebrate the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape. Featured artists include Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary.
Saturday April 22 at 9:00pm - Death in Paradise - After chef Robert Holt is discovered fatally stabbed, with his body turning up in a freezer the morning after the opening of his new restaurant, DI Goodman and the team are left clueless as to who is responsible. Most of the victim's loved ones were at the event, but Humphrey realises that Holt's brother, Gary, was absent and wonders if he could have committed the crime.

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