On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of January 13, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jan 11, 2019 10:01 AM

Sunday January 13 at 9:00pm - Victoria - Watch as revolution sweeps across Europe and pressure builds on Victoria with new arrivals at the Palace in the Season 3 premiere.

Monday January 14 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - Go deep into the bayous with fisherman Thomas Gonzales, who has lived through hurricanes and oil spills but now faces a bigger threat: monstrous 20-pound "swamp rats" who are eating up coastal wetlands. It's man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.

Tuesday January 15 at 9:00pm - American Experience -  "The Swamp" explores the story of Florida's Everglades, America's greatest wetland.  A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it.

Wednesday January 16 at 10:00pm - Dictator's Playbook - Learn how Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist for over 30 years. To maintain power, he used fear, intimidation and violence like few others in history, but he made the fatal mistake of believing his regime could take on the whole world.

Thursday January 17 at 8:00pm - Penn's Woods: Cradle of Conservation - The WITF Original Production follows the chronology of PA's Environmental History, highlighting the accomplishments and challenges we've faced along the way. The documentary includes a series of interviews with experts and historians. Research and narration connect interwoven personal stories illustrating Pennsylvania's rich conservation heritage and legacy.

Friday January 18 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck's enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer.

Saturday January 19 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - Louisa's stress is compounded when she must take a group of students on a sailing trip. Ruth's decision regarding the farm causes trouble for the Large family enterprises, and Morwenna and Al throw an event to launch Al's new business.

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