On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of May 14, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | May 12, 2017 3:29 PM

Sunday May 14 at 9:00pm - King Charles III on Masterpiece - The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles' ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth's death.
Monday May 15 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.
Tuesday May 16 at 9:00pm - American Epic - Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable recording machine, creating the first recordings of R&B and country songs.
Wednesday May 17 at 10:00pm - Food - Delicious Science - Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. This is delicious science.
Thursday May 18 at 8:00pm - Genealogy Roadshow - A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the New Orleans Board of Trade. A local man seeks to recover essential history washed away in Hurricane Katrina; a woman discovers she has links to both sides of the Civil War; another unravels the mystery behind her grandfather's adoption; and one man explores a link to the famous New Orleans Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
Friday May 19 at 10:00pm - American Masters - Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York.
Saturday May 20 at 10:00pm - Grantchester - Will Gary go to the gallows? Will Geordie go to prison? Are Sidney and Geordie's crime-fighting days over? The case of a suspicious death takes a surprising turn.

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