On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of July 8, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jul 6, 2018 10:49 AM

Sunday July 8 at 8:00pm - Hillary -  A scripted drama about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, best known as the first man to conquer Mount Everest. Andrew Munro stars as Hillary, with Dean O'Gorman as his lifelong climbing companion, George Lowe.

Monday July 9 at 10:00pm - POV - In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers.

Tuesday July 10 at 9:00pm - No Passport Required - Join Chef Marcus Samuelsson on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture.  In the first episode of the series, Samuelsson explore the culture and flavor of Detroit's Middle Eastern Community.

Wednesday July 11 at 8:00pm - Kingdoms of the Sky - Experience the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit the 3,000-mile Rocky Mountain Range, home to cougars, wolverines, wolves and grizzlies. Daredevil wingsuit fliers jump from high peaks and Native Americans compete in breakneck horse races.

Thursday July 12 at 9:00pm - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people's self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband's liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler.

Friday July 13 at 9:00pm - The Great British Baking Show - In the Signature, the bakers must master a perfect Wellington. The fiendishly difficult Technical challenge, hand-raised pies, proves the downfall of many. American pies are the Showstopper feature. Who will be this week's star-spangled baker?

Saturday July 14 at 11:00pm - Austin City Limits - Savor the best in Americana with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Isbell and his band showcase their acclaimed roots rock from The Nashville Sound. Singer/songwriter/violinist Shires unveils her distinctive take on country music from My Piece of Land.

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