On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of September 16, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Sep 14, 2018 12:02 PM

Sunday September 16 at 8:00pm - Secrets of Westminster -  Discover the hidden worlds of London's House of Commons and House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Visit Westminster Abbey, steeped in Anglo-Saxon myth and legend, royal extortion and ... dead people.

Monday September 17 at 10:00pm - POV - Visit the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn and meet a group of tenacious women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

Tuesday September 18 at 9:00pm - American Masters -  Explore "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee's life and unravels its mysteries, particularly why she never published again. Illuminated with family photos, revealing personal letters and an exclusive interview with her sister, Alice Finch Lee (100 years old), this film is steeped in the texture of the novel's Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young reflect on how "Mockingbird" shaped their lives.

Wednesday September 19 at 8:00pm - The Amazing Human Body - Explore the internal mechanics of the human body through pioneering graphics and captivating scientific case studies. Witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep the body motoring and the scientists guessing (2 more episodes follow at 9:00 and 10:00).

Thursday September 20 at 9:30pm - A Place to Call Home - On the eve of Sarah and George's engagement party at Ash Park, Sarah's Aunt Peg arrives for the event, full of wonder at how much Sarah's life has changed - it's like a fairy tale.

Friday September 21 at 9:00pm - Art in the Twenty-First Cenury - This series focuses on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Each episode profiles three to four artists. In short segments, featured artists speak directly to the audience in their own words, reflecting on their lives, sources of inspiration, and working processes (Anther episode follows at 10:00)

Saturday September 22 at 8:00pm - Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III - A chronicle of Neil Diamond's triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. This magical evening celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972.

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