On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of May 28, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | May 24, 2017 4:34 PM

Sunday May 28 at 8:00pm - National Memorial Day Concert - Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on "Downton Abbey," stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama - the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain's first female serial killer.
Monday May 29 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - in "Farmer/Veteran" a combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.
Tuesday May 30 at 9:00pm - American Epic - Discover how America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires a generation of musicians.
Wednesday May 31 at 10:00pm - Food - Delicious Science - Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy. 
Thursday June 1 at 9:00pm - Rebecca - The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's haunting novel. Emmy-winner Diana Rigg portrays Mrs. Danvers, the sinister head housekeeper devoted to Rebecca (Part 2 of 2).
Friday June 2 at 10:00pm - 76th Annual Peabody Awards - Join host Rashida Jones to honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. The evening spotlights all 30 winners, along with achievement awards for Norman Lear and ITVS.
Saturday June 3 at 8:00pm - Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution - A look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself and was recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.

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