On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of March 10, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 8, 2019 1:55 PM

Sunday March 10 at 8:00pm - 2Cellos Live at The Sydney Opera House - Featuring themes that drove some of the biggest epics in movie history. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, accompanied by the prestigious Sydney Symphony perform favorite Oscar-winning themes from James Horner's score for Titanic ("My Heart Will Go On"), and the inspiring "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator. The vocal beauty of the cello's sound is a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes. 

Monday March 11 at 8:00pm - Trains Around North America -  Trace America's railroad history, with unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. Explore a variety of railways - from quiet and relaxing trains featuring spectacular meals and views, to fast-paced trains full of glitz, glamour and movie stars.

Tuesday March 12 at 9:30pm - I Miss Downton Abbey -  Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. Celebrate the stellar cast, the superb writing and the spectacular locations of the most successful British drama ever.

Wednesday March 13 at 8:00pm - Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks - In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals. Koko died in June 2018 at the age of 46.

Thursday March 14 at 8:00pm - Mister Rogers: It's You I Like -  Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," the pioneering children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago. Celebrities, cast members and Joanne Rogers reveal their favorite memories from the series.

Friday March 15 at 8:30pm - Great Performances - Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. "The Sound of Music" is the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers' escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.

Saturday March 16 at 4:00pm - Rick Steves' European Travel Tips and Tricks - Rick shares the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, and avoiding crowds (and thieves). He also offers tips on transportation, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more.

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