On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of January 6, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jan 4, 2019 3:11 PM

Sunday January 6 at 8:00pm - Victoria - Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish highlands. She and Albert revel in the opportunity to be a normal husband and wife, but the holiday can't last forever..

Monday January 7 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - Explore the rise and fall of the recent North Dakota oil boom through the intimate lens of one family fighting to preserve their agricultural way of life, which puts them at odds with relatives and neighbors determined to sell.

Tuesday January 8 at 9:00pm - Finding Your Roots -  Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives.

Wednesday January 9 at 10:00pm - Dictator's Playbook - Witness Kim Il Sung's transformation from guerrilla fighter to brutal dictator of North Korea. How did he build the most controlled society on earth and launch a dictatorship that has lasted for three generations?

Thursday January 10 at 8:00pm - Secrets of the Dead - Explore the remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement that's shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world. Working in secret inside a quarry, the experts have less than a year to save the site before the quarry drains.

Friday January 11 at 9:30pm - Great Performances - Celebrate the orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Most, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strass and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors.

Saturday January 12 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - With Janice's departure, Martin and Louisa need to find day care for James, and they settle on Portwenn Tots. Ruth considers selling her farm, and Al's stress level takes a toll on his body.

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