On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of August 6, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Aug 3, 2017 2:55 PM

Sunday August 6 at 7:30pm - Folk Legends: Isn't This a Time -  Treasure this last and historic gathering of the artists who defined folk music, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The Weavers. The 2003 Carnegie Hall concert features performances the artists considered among their best.
Monday August 7 at 9:30pm - Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love - Celebrate the sun-drenched sounds of the greatest surf guitar rock and pop tunes by legendary artists that still ride the waves of popularity today. Listen to hits from the Beach Boys, Ventures, Drifters, Jan & Dean and more.
Tuesday August 8 at 9:30pm - Great Performances - Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.
Wednesday August 9 at 8:00pm - Celtic Thunder Legacy -  In "Legacy" Celtic Thunder creates a perfect blend of entertainment and tradition, delivering the best of their much loved ensemble numbers with selections from their 9 tours to date. "Legacy" sees Celtic Thunder soloists by guest artist Damian McGinty, a former cast mate and original member of Celtic Thunder. Along with featuring Celtic Thunder's popular ensemble performances, "Legacy" also offers a wide variety of solo hits and fan favorites.
Thursday August 10 at 9:30pm - Doc Martin - Seven Grumpy Seasons - Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of Doc Martin's highly anticipated seventh season, this behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series features interviews with producers, cast members, and director Ben Gregor.
Friday August 11 at 8:30pm - Emmylou Harris - At The Ryman - Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Harris and her acoustic band the Nash Ramblers in a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Saturday August 12 at 6:00pm - Welk Stars: Through the Years - A salute to the hard-working, much-loved Welk entertainers, using vintage photos from the network television years and clips from past PBS Welk specials. Hosted by Mary Lou Metzger.

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