On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of January 7, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jan 5, 2018 12:09 PM

Sunday January 8 at 8:00pm - Victoria -  At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a favor - for a price.

Monday January 8 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - Celebrate ROADSHOW's new season with a first-time visit to Harrisburg.Treasures include a Pennsylvania Dutch coffeepot, an 1892 H. F. Farny painting, and a Rene Lalique necklace. Which is valued at $200,000-$300,000 during an emotional appraisal?  Stay tuned for Behind the Scenes: Antiques Roadshow Harrisburg at 9:00.

Tuesday January 9 at 9:00pm - American Experience - Discover the remarkable story of the perilous 1914 journey of Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Wagner Moura.

Wednesday January 10 at 9:00pm - NOVA - Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They're also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light.  In this two-hour special, astrophysicist and author Janna Levin takes viewers on a journey to the frontiers of black hole science.

Thursday January 11 at 8:00pm - Great Houses with Julian Fellowes - Visit Burghley, for 500 years the home of heirs of William Cecil, the political brain and iron fist behind the throne of Elizabeth I.  Hears tales of royals and commoners, including a farmer's daughter who married the tenth earl.

Friday January 12 at 9:00pm - Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -  This PBS music special features an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Tony Bennett from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Saturday January 13 at 11:00pm - A Place to Call Home - It's 1953, and the horrors of World War II are still raw for many. Nurse Sarah Adams learns of her half-brother's death and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother. Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs.

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