On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of March 25, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 22, 2018 3:29 PM

Sunday March 25 at 8:00pm - Call the Midwife -  Lucille, two days late due to the snow and ill, is called from her sick bed to assist with a breech birth. A single mother plans to give up her baby for adoption, but Trixie is concerned that her blood type might cause problems for baby.

Monday March 26 at 9:00pm - Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death - Learn how an astrophysicist, preacher, philosopher and artisanal mortician grapple with universal questions of mortality. Weaving science, cryonics, near-death stories and green burials, this film invites us to rethink our place in the universe.

Tuesday March 27 at 9:00pm - Independent Lens - Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant - and unheralded - feminist activists of the 20th century.

Wednesday March 28 at 8:00pm - Nature - A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.

Thursday March 29 at 8:00pm - Health Smart - First responders are on the front line of the opioid epidemic. They re often first on the scene of an overdose. PA is supplying first responders with the opioid overdose reversal drug - naloxone. How often are first responders using the drug?

Friday March 30 at 9:00pm - Jesus: Countdown to Calvary - Hugh Bonneville, well-known actor and a Cambridge theology graduate, travels to Jerusalem in search of answers about the events surrounding the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Meeting with academic experts and spiritual leaders, Bonneville deconstructs the week leading up to Jesus's death and untangles the complex factors that resulted in his crucifixion.

Saturday March 31 at 9:00pm - A Place to Call Home - Sarah and George begin a secret affair and start meeting at the cottage for their romantic trysts. Anna attempts to subtly push her father towards Sarah, hoping that if she can get them together, he will be more open to learning about her relationship with Gino. However, she is frustrated by the arrival of her aunt, Regina. Meanwhile, James continues to struggle with his emotions as both he and Harry play down their feelings for each other.

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