On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of June 2, 2019

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | May 31, 2019 3:18 PM

Sunday June 2 at 12:30pm - Les Misérables Marathon - Catch the entire mini-series starring Dominic West (The Wire) as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma) as Javert in this epic retelling of Victor Hugo's classic novel.  Stay tuned as the marathon concludes for The Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at 9:00pm.

Monday June 3 at 8:00pm - 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.

Tuesday June 4 at 8:00pm - Downton Abbey Returns! - Join host Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) for a celebration of the beloved hit series and a sneak peek at the upcoming movie. Features new interviews with the cast and creators and never-before-seen video clips.

Wednesday June 5 at 9:30pm - Rick Steves Facism in Europe - Trace fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, and the totalitarian societies they built. In addition, Rick chronicles the brutal measures the leaders used to enforce their ideologies, and discusses the horrific consequences of genocide and total war.

Thursday June 6 at 9:30pm - Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fiere - Examine a relatively unexplored but pivotal battle to secure a critical route inland for allied forces invading France in June 1944. The fight for the La Fiere causeway and bridge is one of the bloodiest small arms battles in U.S. military history.

Friday June 7 at 8:30pm - Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert - Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London's O2 Arena.

Saturday June 8 at 8:00pm - Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs - The My Music series proudly presents a centennial celebration of the immortal Nat King Cole -- born March 17, 1919 -- with the first-ever special to present full performances of his greatest hits and cherished standards. 

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