On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of August 12, 2018

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

Sunday August 12 at 9:00pm - Sherlock -  Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith-a man with a very dark secret.

Monday August 13 at 9:00pm - Frontline - A fascinating and revealing view of life inside Iran, with NYTimes correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. With humor and curiosity, he shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders (Part 1 of 2).

Tuesday August 14 at 9:00pm - Frontline - More surprising encounters inside the closed society with NYTimes correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. Whether protests about headscarves, visits to America, or dreams of martyrdom, Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds (Part 2 of 2).

Wednesday August 15 at 9:00pm - The Wonders of Mexico - The animals and natural wonders of two great deserts, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan, are highlighted.

Thursday August 16 at 8:00pm - American Experience - Discover the remarkable story of the perilous 1914 journey of Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Wagner Moura.

Friday August 17 at 9:00pm - The Great British Baking Show - After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final. To prove themselves to judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the finalists attempt pastry perfection with a signature Pithivier. Then, on to one of the most intricate technical challenges ever devised - Fondant Fancies. It all comes down to their final ever Showstopper, creating a masterpiece with a notoriously difficult Chiffon sponge.

Saturday August 18 at 4:00pm - Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act - In this popular lecture, Rick shares his belief on the importance of traveling outside the United States in order to experience other cultures, broaden one's perspective and gain empathy toward people who may live and think differently. During his presentation, Rick discusses some of the differences between Europe and the United States, and delves into how his travels - from Europe to the Middle East to Latin America - have helped shape his worldviews on drug policy reform, the role of government, national security and America's place in the world.

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