On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of March 31, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Mar 29, 2019 12:38 PM

Sunday March 31 at 8:00pm - Call the Midwife - Join Nonnatus House in welcoming two new nuns. Valerie deals with an unexpected and shocking case. The other midwives must handle a complicated multiple birth.

Monday April 1 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - Explore the lives of Tre, Maison and Dasan, three of the estimated one in 14 American children with a parent in prison. Take an emotional look at relationships tested by separation and the challenges of growing up with a parent behind bars.

Tuesday April 2 at 9:00pm - The Central Park Five -  Late in the evening of April 19, 1989, Tricia Meili, a 28-year-old white investment banker, went jogging through Central Park in New York City. When she was found hours later, she had been brutally raped, beaten and left for dead. This film examines the notorious crime, the media response and the public outcry it triggered, and the miscarriage of justice that followed it, probing the larger issues it raises about our nation's complicated past.

Wednesday April 3 at 8:00pm - Nature - Kalkalpen National Park in the Austrian Alps was abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century. Now the forest's dramatic cycle of regeneration is bringing back pygmy owls, woodpeckers, colorful insects and even the lynx.

Thursday April 4 at 8:00pm - Rick Steves Cruising the Mediterranean - Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with exciting stops along the way in the French Riviera, Rome, Naples and more. Rick's goal is to explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of this popular travel option. Throughout the course of his travels, he's captivated by some of the great ports of the Mediterranean - savoring iconic sights, romantic island getaways, and lazy time on the beach. He also learns how to make the most of the cruising experience, while taking advantage of his limited time on shore. In addition to highlighting all the benefits of cruising, Rick also points out the downsides, such as the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

Friday April 5 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Watch as the cast and crew of the Kansas City Ballet prepare for the world premiere of "The Wizard of Oz." Audiences will follow composers, choreographers, costume builders, set designers and dancers from first read through the final bow and beyond using multi-platform and multi-media storytelling that will engage and enthrall people of all ages.

Saturday April 6 at 10:00pm - Modus - Meet Detective Ingvar Nyman, who's dispatched to Uppsala to investigate Bishop Elisabeth Lindgren's Christmas Eve murder. TV chef Isabella Levin's partner frantically tries to track her down. Stina remains haunted by what she witnessed.

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