On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of November 5, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Nov 3, 2017 2:39 PM

Sunday November 5 at 8:00pm - The Durrells in Corfu -  Larry is back home recovering from the mumps. Aunt Hermione arrives with a spiritualist friend who promises to get in touch with Louisa's dead husband.
Monday November 6 at 9:00pm - VA: The Human Cost of War - Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of 1920s to the modern VA system. Learn details of this vast, crucial American institution: its successes, failures and need for reforms.
Tuesday November 7 at 8:00pm - Finding Your Roots - Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.
Wednesday November 8 at 8:00pm - Frontline -  For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs' remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother's dedication in raising them.
Thursday November 9 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.
Friday November 10 at 8:30pm - Great Performances -  Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced "In The Heights," an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story-a Latin and Hip-Hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. 
Saturday November 11 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Dig the modern Americana sounds of The Head and The Heart and Benjamin Booker. Seattle's folk-rocking The Head and The Heart supports its latest acclaimed album Signs of Light, while New Orleans' Booker rips through the blues, soul and rock of Witness.

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