On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of September 2, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Aug 31, 2018 4:07 PM

Sunday September 2 at 11:00pm - Poldark -  As our full-series Poldark marathon concludes, Elizabeth turns the tables on George. Meanwhile Rev. Whitworth is checkmated, Demelza and Lt. Armitage reveal their true feelings and Poldark makes a vow.

Monday September 3 at 10:00pm - POV - Follow a 30-something Cuban mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and husband - one desperate to leave, the other content to stay - builds into a family drama after her brother and the couple's neighbors escape.

Tuesday September 4 at 8:00pm - Mark Twain - In episode two, Burns explores the other side of the writer - an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors.

Wednesday September 5 at 8:00pm - Nature - Learn the value of teamwork among animal partners, even ones as odd but perfect as hippo and fish. There are times in life when all you need is a little help. Sea and land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.

Thursday September 6 at 8:00pm - Rachel Carson: Voice of Nature - Learn about Rachel Carson's connection to Pennsylvania and the impact her work has had on PA environmental and conservation policy. We'll take a look at her childhood growing up in the industrial Pittsburgh suburb of Springdale along the Allegheny River. And her time at PA College of Women (now Chatham University) and how her research at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton served as an important inspiration for writing Silent Spring.

Friday September 7 at 10:00pm - American Masters - Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.

Saturday September 8 at 9:00pm - Death Comes to Pemberley (Part 1) - A coach races up to a country house with a hysterical passenger shrieking, "Murder!" What better way to continue Jane Austen's immortal novel Pride and Prejudice? This delicious homage to Austen, adapted from P.D. James' clever whodunit, stars Anna Maxwell Martin ("The Bletchley Circle"), Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"), Matthew Goode ("The Good Wife") and Jenna Coleman ("Doctor Who"). Elizabeth and Darcy never knew marriage would be like this! Six years after the end of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth and Darcy plan a ball with fatal consequences. A family enemy takes charge of the case.

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