On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of August 13, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Aug 9, 2017 4:21 PM

Sunday August 13 at 9:00pm - Weddings of Downton Abbey -  Join Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley) for a bridal bouquet of favorite "I Do" moments from the series. Features new interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, the creative team who brought these romantic relationships to life.
Monday August 14 at 10:00pm - POV - After the brutal murder of African-American James Byrd, Jr. by three white supremacists in Jasper, Texas, friends Whitney Dow, who is white, and Marco Williams, who is black, made a film about their town.
Tuesday August 15 at 8:00pm - The Bomb - See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age.
Wednesday August 16 at 8:00pm - The Eagles of Decorah -  Take a captivating look into the private lives of bald eagles through this documentary featuring the world famous Decorah Eagles. This family of eagles became an internet sensation after the installation of a live webcam that provided revealing looks into their everyday lives - from hatching eggs, to nurturing eaglets, to learning to fly. After a violent thunderstorm destroyed the nest in 2015, The Eagles of Decorah followed the efforts of the Raptor Resource Project and its late founder Bob Anderson to rebuild the nest and restore the home of these iconic birds.
Thursday August 17 at 8:00pm - Ned Smith: Gone for the Day - This WITF Orignal Documentary offesr a look at the life and career Ned Smith. Smith was a self-trained artist and naturalist who in his 46 year career created thousands of astonishingly accurate drawings and paintings of Pennsylvania wildlife. His remarkable story highlights the important intersection between art and environmental conservation.
Friday August 18 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual open-air concert from Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Featured are guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach with superstar soprano Renee Fleming as special guest soloist.
Saturday August 19 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Savor songs from Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, which represents both Henley's roots and the next stop on his creative journey.

back to top