On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of October 28, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Oct 19, 2018 3:17 PM

Sunday October 28 at 10:00pm - The Durrells in Corfu -  A new Italian family takes up residence in Corfu, taking up more of Spiro's time than Louisa would like. They seem to have left Italy in a hurry and everyone wants to find out why.

Monday October 29 at 9:00pm - Frontline - Early warnings about Facebook's impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show how the company faced claims of misuse while becoming an unprecedented global power (Part 1 of 2).

Tuesday October 30 at 10:00pm - Frontline -  Facebook's response to charges of promoting "fake news" and disrupting American politics. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show the company's role sowing division worldwide and the challenges facing the powerful social media platform (Part 2 of 2).

Wednesday October 31 at 10:00pm - Sinking Cities - Discover how New York City might defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and absolutely no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with creative engineering.

Thursday November 1 at 8:00pm - i go home - This WITF Original Production chronicles the role institutionalization played in the life of people with intellectual disabilities in 1960s America. Using the story of Pennhurst State School and Hospital in eastern Pennsylvania as an example of the abuse and neglect that was taking place on a national level, the documentary details how those with intellectual disabilities were treated in society, the resulting changes that were needed, and the community-based efforts in place today.

Friday November 2 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.

Saturday November 3 at 10:00pm - Jamestown - Disillusioned with the leaders of the settlement, Verity falls back into bad habits. The Sharrows' crop comes under a potentially devastating threat. As the settlers mark the harvest, an arrival in town disrupts the celebrations.

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