On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of May 7, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | May 5, 2017 3:39 PM

Sunday May 7 at 8:00pm - Call the Midwife - Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture. The Nonnatus family unites to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.
Monday May 8 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - Tune in to this special "Finders Keepers" episode featuring items whose discovery was a happy accident, and learn how to secure tickets to the show's filming on June 3rd at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
Tuesday May 9 at 8:00pm - Victorian Slum House - Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfil clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won't be able to settle their debts.
Wednesday May 10 at 8:00pm - NOVA - Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.
Thursday May 11 at 8:00pm - Foyle's War - The son of a prominent Jewish man is assaulted as a right-wing manifesto inflames anti-Semitic tensions.
Friday May 12 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - More people are imprisoned in the United States at this present moment than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. A meditation on the prison's disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives.
Saturday May 13 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin's Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album "The Story of Sonny Boy Slim". Rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her LP "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit".

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