On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of April 23, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Apr 21, 2017 11:31 AM

Sunday April 23 at 8:00pm - Call the Midwife - An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case has touched him more than most.
Monday April 24 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens: "The Last Laugh" - Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic -including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy.
Tuesday April 25 at 8:00pm - American Experience: "Command and Control" - Discover the terrifying truth behind one of America's most dangerous nuclear accidents-the deadly 1980 incident at an Arkansas Titan II missile complex-in this chilling, minute-by-minute account of the long-hidden story.
Wednesday April 26 at 10:00pm - Wild Weather - Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful.
Thursday April 27 at 8:00pm - Health Smart - In recent years, there has been a significant increase in deaths resulting from heroin and prescription opioids. This epidemic has spread across Pennsylvania as currently one in four families struggle with a substance abuse problem. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, in 2015 there were at least 3,383 overdose deaths, approximately 9 deaths per day in Pennsylvania alone. Are efforts to get a handle on the epidemic paying off? We'll check in with those interviewed in 2015.
Friday April 28 at 10:00pm - Latin Music USA - Chart the rise of Latin jazz, the mambo and the cha-cha, and the reinvention of the son cubano and the plena to create salsa, a defining rhythm for Latinos the world over.
Saturday April 29 at 10:00pm - Grantchester - A professor dies in a suspicious fall. A government agent warns Geordie to back off the case. Meanwhile, Sidney is warned off an old flame, but finds a new prospect.

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