On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of June 11, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jun 9, 2017 3:37 PM

Sunday June 11 at 6:00pm - Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful -  Celebrate 60+ years of the legendary Johnny Mathis in this MY MUSIC Presents special presentation. All Johnny's favorites "Chances Are, " "Twelfth of Never, " "Wonderful, Wonderful," It's Not For Me To Say," "Too Much, Too Little Too Late" and more are performed live.
Monday June 12 at 9:00pm - Ken Burns: America's Storyteller - Explore the many single documentaries and short series that Ken has produced over the years, indcluding the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others.
Tuesday June 13 at 8:00pm - Buddha - Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth.  He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. 
Wednesday June 14 at 8:00pm - Secrets of the Chesapeake - From the stillness of the mass underwater graves of ancient ships to the eye-popping, eardrum-busting fighter jets of Pax River, they claim the title of the Chesapeake's best-kept secrets. But these aren't ordinary tourist destinations. Instead, they're spots that only a native would point to: remote shorelines where beachcombers can find beautiful and rare sea glass; an island gem-of-a-seafood-shack; quiet crossroads where tragic local history comes alive. Secrets of the Chesapeake takes viewers to places they'll never forget where they'll meet people they've only read about.
Thursday June 15 at 9:00pm - D-Day: Over Normandy - This documentary shows viewers some of the most iconic locations in Normandy from D-Day captured by one of France's top aerial drone camera companies, combined with archival footage from June 6, 1944.
Friday June 16 at 9:00pm - Great British Baking Show - Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there's nowhere to hide.
Saturday June 17 at 10:00pm - To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters - Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world.

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