On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of March 17, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 15, 2019 11:58 AM

Sunday March 17 at 9:00pm - Josh Groban Bridges: Live from Madison Square Garden - Join the global superstar with the instantly recognizable voice along with special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles for this critically-acclaimed, sold-out concert taped at the famed New York landmark.

Monday March 18 at 9:00pm - POV - 306 Hollywood - Take a magical journey to the house at 306 Hollywood Avenue. After its owner dies, her two grandchildren begin an epic excavation of her belongings. Lip-synced conversations and dramatic animations come to life in this magical realist documentary.

Tuesday March 19 at 9:00pm - Frontline -  Inside the war crimes trial of one of the infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Exclusive access to the trial of Ratko Mladic, accused of masterminding the siege of Sarajevo and the murder of 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

Wednesday March 20 at 8:00pm - Nature - Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe.Join him as he uncovers the secrets to the otter's survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI.

Thursday March 21 at 8:00pm - Suffragettes - How Women Really Won The Vote - In this dramatised documentary, popular historian Lucy Worsley tells the story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who decided to go against every rule and expectation that Edwardian society had about them. Lucy and her group of suffragettes from the Women's Social Political Union reveal how women got the vote through their brave, trailblazing and often dangerous activities.

Friday March 22 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the 1950s-70s. This performance-documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Placido Domingo and more.

Saturday March 23 at 8:00pm - Little Women (Full Series Marathon) - Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott and loved by generations of women worldwide, the universal coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of the Civil War and follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee -- and while their father is away at war -- the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage.

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