On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of April 14, 2019

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Apr 12, 2019 11:39 AM

Sunday April 14 at 9:00pm - Les Misérables - Dominic West (The Wire) stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma) as Javert in this epic retelling of Victor Hugo's classic novel. They are joined by a host of Britain's most-talented actors, including Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply) as Fantine, Olivia Colman (The Crown) as Madam Thenardier, and Josh O'Connor (The Durrells in Corfu) as Marius.

Monday April 15 at 9:00pm - Frontline - A decorated Marine veteran fights to reunite her family after her undocumented husband is deported. With Independent Lens and Voces, filmmaker David Sutherland weaves a parallel love and immigration story set in a world often lived in the shadows.

Tuesday April 16 at 9:00pm - Reconstruction: America After the Civil War -  Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing 13 billion light-years out.

Wednesday April 17 at 10:00pm - Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World - Discover the forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer and how the world came together to fix it. Hear from the scientists and politicians who persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to take action and solve the planetary problem.

Thursday April 18 at 8:00pm - Penn's Woods: Cradle of Conservation - This WITF Original Documentary follows the chronology of PA's Environmental History highlighting the accomplishments and challenges faced along the way. Including interviews with experts and historians. 

Friday April 19 at 9:00pm - American Masters - Discover the life and work of Garry Winogrand, the epic storyteller in pictures who harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s-70s. His "snapshot aesthetic" is now the universal language of contemporary image making.

Saturday April 20 at 10:00pm - Modus - Uncover the hidden link between the three seemingly unfathomable murders. When Lennart is brought in for questioning, Inger realizes she has seen him before. A series of vicious homophobic attacks takes place across Stockholm.

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