On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of July 1, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jun 29, 2018 10:11 AM

Sunday July 1 at 10:30pm - The Tunnel: Vengeance -  Karl and Elise reunite for an emotive and morally complex investigation when a boat carrying child refugees is torched in the middle of the Channel, leaving no sign of its passengers.

Monday July 2 at 10:00pm - POV - The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is the site of a festivity unlike any other in the world. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the 10-day celebration anchors their way of life.

Tuesday July 3 at 8:00pm - Civilizations - The final episode in the series explores the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world and asks: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, or should it plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?

Wednesday July 4 at 8:00pm - A Capitol Fourth - Join host John Stamos for an all-star musical extravaganza celebrating our country's 242nd birthday, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Thursday July 5 at 8:00pm - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer.  FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as governor of New York, acts with such vigor and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is "fear itself."

Friday July 6 at 9:00pm - The Great British Baking Show - The bakers start off with an array of rich tortes in the Signature challenge. They then face the Technical, creme caramel; for some, there's more wobble than expected. The six-hour Showstopper is a mighty layered meringue.

Saturday July 7 at 10:00pm - The Doctor Blake Mysteries - A delirious prisoner on death row tells Dr Lucien Blake he is innocent of the police shooting for which he is soon to hang. Dr Blake pulls out all stops to uncover the truth.

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