On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of February 25, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Feb 23, 2018 12:22 PM

Sunday February 25 at 6:00pm - WITF's Central PA Spelling Bee -  Out of about 197 qualifying students from 66 schools, 34 students scored the highest on a 100-word written test which consisted of 50 spelling words and 50 vocabulary words.  These 34 students will compete for the title of queen...or king...bee!

Monday February 26 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - Discover spectacular St. Louis treasures, including 1927 Rookwood Shirayamadani black opal vase, an Elijah Pierce preaching stick from around 1950 and an Ozark Airlines poster dating to around 1960. Which is the big find of the hour?

Tuesday February 27 at 9:00pm - American Creed - Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy cross party lines to ask what ideals we share. Stories of unlikely activists including baseball's Joe Maddon, author Junot Diaz and Marine Tegan Griffith show communities striving to come together across divides.

Wednesday February 28 at 9:00pm - NOVA- Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail. Explore entertaining real-world challenges and join experts as they tackle that age-old question: Can we forecast the future?

Thursday March 1 at 9:00pm - Dickensian - Compeyson is now officially courting Amelia Havisham and again demands cash from Arthur to make himself seem more credible as a suitor.  Arthur is driven to selling some personal family items and with some drink in him is becoming both more angry and more emboldened about being exploited.

Friday March 2 at 9:00pm - Frontline - How the Hollywood mogul allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein's early years, the film investigates the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.

Saturday March 3 at 8:00pm - Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film, by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was "The Beatles."

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