On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of August 5, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Aug 3, 2018 2:23 PM

Sunday August 5 at 9:00pm - The Tunnel: Vengeance -  Karl and Elise face a tense and gripping showdown with the Pied Piper.There is also closure at last for Charlie Moreau, as Karl and Olivier uncover the truth about his abduction.

Monday August 6 at 10:00pm - POV - A village woman without a high school diploma has become China's most famous poet. Meet the breakout writer Yu Xihua, a woman with cerebral palsy, poignantly weaving her personal story with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.

Tuesday August 7 at 10:00pm - Frontline - Exposing the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally. An investigation with ProPublica shows how some of those behind the racist violence went unpunished and continued to operate around the country.

Wednesday August 8 at 8:00pm - The Outback - Watch the Outback come to life during the dry season, as turtles lay their eggs, cattle are prepared for rodeos, elite athletes dive for pearls and the mother to marsupials sets her babies free.

Thursday August 9 at 9:00pm - American Experience - Robert Francis Kennedy would almost certainly have been president if his violent death hadn't intervened.  Featuring extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists, the film chronicles the pivotal role RFK played in many of the major events of the 1960s.  And it reveals much about his personal world, his role as family mediator, his involvement with Marilyn Monroe and his overwhelming grief and guilt following the assassination of his older brother.

Friday August 10 at 9:00pm - The Great British Baking Show - There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final of The Great British Baking Show, and the weight of the occasion is getting to even the most unflappable of the bakers.  It's possible to hear a pin drop in the kitchen as the bakers pull out the stops for their showstopping choux gateaus.

Saturday August 11 at 10:00pm - The Doctor Blake Mysteries - A prospector announces to a crowded pub that he has struck gold and later that night is found dead at the bottom of his mine shaft after showing off the nugget in the pub. The location of the murder triggers distressing war memories for Dr Blake.

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