On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of April 1, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 30, 2018 10:22 AM

Sunday April 1 at 8:00pm - The Child in Time -  A moment of distraction triggers a crisis in the lives of a happy, successful British couple in Ian McEwan's haunting tale of a lost child and redeemed love, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire).

Monday April 2 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - The documentary "When God Sleeps" explores the journey of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that focuses on the oppression of women, sexism, and human rights abuses.

Tuesday April 3 at 9:00pm - Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Part 1) - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made - as well as the obstacles that remain. Features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.

Wednesday April 4 at 8:00pm - Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Part 2) - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America's changing racial landscape-celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go. Features conversations with Eric Holder, Shonda Rhimes and DeRay Mckesson.

Thursday April 5 at 8:00pm - Dancing on the Edge - Follow this drama about a black jazz band's experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band's survival.

Friday April 6 at 9:00pm - Big Voice - This award winning feature documentary chronicles a year in the life of the demanding Santa Monica high school choir director who pushes his students to achieve artistry and become one big voice despite the obstacles they face.

Saturday April 7 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Enjoy the ACL debut of pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers. Songs include "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, " "True Colors" and "End of the World."

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