On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of December 31, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Dec 29, 2017 10:23 AM

Sunday December 31 at 9:00pm - Live from Lincoln Center -  Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's best-loved works for Broadway, including West Side Story, featuring the New York Philharmonic and special guests. 

Monday January 1 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Celebrate the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic, at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of conductor Riccardo Muti and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Hugh Bonneville hosts. 

Tuesday January 2 at 8:00pm - Journey Home to the USS Arizona - Follow the family of Raymond Haerry Sr. as they travel 5,000 miles from New Jersey to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, to place his ashes aboard the sunken battleship. One of the few remaining crew members from the USS Arizona who survived the Japanese attack during World War II, Ray Haerry Sr. passed away at the age of 94 on September 27, 2016. In April of 2017, his ashes were interred in the USS Arizona, where he rejoined more than 1,000 of his shipmates who lost their lives on that fateful day.

Wednesday January 3 at 8:00pm - Nature - In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. 

Thursday January 4 at 8:00pm - Dickensian - Word is out about the murder and the local community speculate and gossip about who the villain might be. Scrooge, Marley's partner, refuses to indulge Fanny in her love of gruesome detail. He is becoming suspicious that Edward Barbary can't pay his debts, but coughs up more money to Arthur Havisham when he realises he has shares in the Brewery.

Friday January 5 at 9:00pm - Great Performances -  Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical "Holiday Inn," showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.

Saturday January 6 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Enjoy an hour of unconventional rock with Father John Misty and the Black Angels. Singer/songwriter Father John Misty showcases the lush sarcasm of his recent album Pure Comedy. Psych rockers the Black Angels highlight the dark grunge of Death Song.

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