On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of October 8, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Oct 6, 2017 11:16 AM

Sunday October 8 at 10:00pm - The Collection -  In post - World War II, Paul Sabine is restoring Paris as the fashion capital of the world. His dresses are a sensation, and only his shady past and an inconvenient corpse block his way to success. Dressing up was never so dazzling - or dangerous.
Monday October 9 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - Highlights include Marvin Gaye's 1964 passport, found inside an album, purchased for 50 cents at an estate sale; a Petrus van Schendel oil painting, ca. 1860; and a signed photo album of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet and Senate.
Tuesday October 10 at 8:00pm - Finding Your Roots - Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them - redefining how they see themselves.
Wednesday October 11 at 8:00pm - Frontline -  How Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and rolling back years of policy. An investigation into the conservative political forces and causes, like climate change skepticism, that propelled Pruitt's takeover of the EPA.
Thursday October 12 at 8:00pm - The Draft - Race, class, culture - the draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up every schism in American society. But ending the draft has produced unintended consequences, creating a citizenry completely disconnected from that of the soldiers who experience the burden of endless wars. Featuring interviews with the people who fought the draft, supported it and lived its realities, THE DRAFT tells the story of how a single, controversial issue continues to define a nation.
Friday October 13 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - The Grammy Salute to Music Lengends recognizes Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Velvet Underground and more, with Dionne Warwick, Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson and Vernon Reid.
Saturday October 14 at 9:00pm - Death in Paradise - Top London chef, Robert Holt, is set to open a new restaurant - Le Calmar Saint Marie. That is until he is found dead in the walk-in freezer with a knife in his back. The scene looks like a botched burglary but Humphrey thinks it was a premeditated murder. However when he goes looking for possible enemies, he soon finds too many people with a motive for the murder.

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