On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of October 22, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Oct 20, 2017 10:33 AM

Sunday October 22 at 9:00pm - Poldark -  With Dwight languishing in a French prison, Ross takes a desperate gamble. Drake joins Ross' mission after Morwenna breaks with him and George jockeys for a triumph in politics.
Monday October 23 at 10:00pm - POV - A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife. A work that combines documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry, "Cameraperson" offers a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
Tuesday October 24 at 8:00pm - Finding Your Roots - Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.
Wednesday October 25 at 10:00pm - Frontline -  Amid claims he hacked the 2016 election, the inside story of Vladimir Putin's conflict with the U.S. An investigation of Putin's mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up to the presidential election (Part 1 of 2).
Thursday October 26 at 8:00pm - Remembering Vietnam: The Telling Project - Go behind the scenes with national performing arts organization, The Telling Project, as they work with Minnesota veterans of the Vietnam War and armed conflict in Laos to create a play in which veterans share their stories. Follow the cast, through interviews, time spent with their families and friends, and rehearsals culminating in a performance with an invited audience.
Friday October 27 at 8:30pm - Birth of the Living Dead - In 1968 George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. Learn how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla-style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.
Saturday October 28 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from two acclaimed singer-songwriters. Texas native Jones makes her fourth appearance on ACL in support of her LP Day Breaks. Indie breakout star Olsen sings tunes from her stellar LP My Woman.

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