On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of January 27, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jan 25, 2019 2:03 PM

Sunday January 27 at 9:00pm - Victoria - At Osborne House, Albert relishes the opportunity to spend time with the family away from London, but Victoria is desperate to get back to the Palace and the business of politics.

Monday January 28 at 9:00pm - Independent Lens - Climb into Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip that traces the rise and fall of Elvis at a metaphor for the country he left behind. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Ethan Hawke, Chuck D and many more.

Tuesday January 29 at 8:00pm - Finding Your Roots -  Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve.

Wednesday January 30 at 10:00pm - Dictator's Playbook - Watch Manuel Noriega rise through the Panamanian military to become chief of intelligence -- and then, military dictator. He spied for the United States, but in the end, money laundering, drug trafficking and political crimes led to his downfall.

Thursday January 31 at 10:00pm - Death in Paradise - The first episode of a two-part special sees a murder investigation into the death of an enigmatic boat captain propel Humphrey, Dwayne and Florence to London in pursuit of their suspects.

Friday February 1 at 9:00pm - Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street - Little Rock, Arkansas' West 9th Street was once a vibrant, African-American business and entertainment district. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, Taborian Hall is the only remaining historic structure on West 9th Street and stands as a living witness to the street's former glory days. This documentary details the history of this district and explores the impact of federal programs such as urban renewal, school desegregation, the Housing Act of 1949, and the Eisenhower Interstate Program.

Saturday February 2 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - With James teething, Martin and Louisa are desperate for more sleep. In an unusual display of mourning, Mrs. Tishell closes the pharmacy, inconveniencing everyone. Meanwhile, Al needs Bert's help to get the whisky business back on track.

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