On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of September 17, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Sep 15, 2017 11:39 AM

Sunday September 17 at 8:00pm - The Vietnam War Part 1-  After a long and brutal war, revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial rule. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided: communists hold the North, while America supports an untested regime in the South.
Monday September 18 at 8:00pm - The Vietnam War Part 2 - President Kennedy and his advisors wrestle with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
Tuesday September 19 at 8:00pm - The Vietnam War Part 3 - With South Vietnam in chaos, Hanoi accelerates the insurgency, sending combat troops to the South. Fearing Saigon's collapse, President Johnson escalates, authorizing sustained bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.
Wednesday September 20 at 8:00pm - The Vietnam War Part 4 -  Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, while Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside. As an antiwar movement builds at home, GIs discover that this war is nothing like their fathers' war.
Thursday September 21 at 8:00pm - The Vietnam War Part 5 - Enemy body counts and American casualties mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes and artillery. While Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, the Johnson Administration reassures the public that victory is in sight.
Friday September 22 at 9:00pm - The Vietnam War: WITF Stories - The Vietnam War was one of the most polarizing events in American history. Over 3,000 Pennsylvanians were killed in action, with many more listed as missing. Over 20,000 displaced Vietnamese refugees started their American journey at Fort Indiantown Gap's temporary refugee resettlement center in Lebanon County. The Vietnam War: WITF Stories is an in-depth look at how the Vietnam War impacted the people of South Central Pennsylvania. (This hour-long special also airs in two parts; Sunday and Monday nights at 9:30.)
Saturday September 23 at 10:00pm - Poldark - George maneuvers Poldark toward checkmate. The law hunts down free traders. Caroline chooses between Unwin and Dwight. Francis goes missing.

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