On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of May 26, 2019

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | May 24, 2019 11:02 AM

Sunday May 26 at 8:00pm - The National Memorial Day Concert - Join hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise for the 30th anniversary live broadcast of America's national night of remembrance from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly.

Monday May 27 at 9:00pm - The Secret Weapon that Won World War II - Learn how the small Florida town of Boca Raton and a tiny device turned the tide of World War II for Allied forces. There the U.S. Army found an isolated backwater on the edge of the Everglades, and trained thousands of troops in the use of airborne radar to hunt German submarines. In three months, the Germans were forced to pull their submarines out of the Atlantic, and the increased pinpoint bombing of German cities, railroads and industry sealed the fate of the Third Reich.

Tuesday May 28 at 8:00pm - American Experience: Rachel Carson - Meet the scientist, and Pennsylvania native, whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait.

Wednesday May 29 at 10:00pm - Light Falls - Take a theatrical journey with physicist Brian Greene to uncover how Albert Einstein developed his theory of relativity. In this vivid play, science is illuminated on stage and screen through innovative projections and an original score.

Thursday May 30 at 8:00pm - Grantchester - Will Gary go to the gallows? Will Geordie go to prison? Are Sidney and Geordie's crime-fighting days over? The case of a suspicious death takes a surprising turn.

Friday May 31 at 9:00pm - Monrovia, Indiana - Take a complex and nuanced view at daily life in Monrovia, Indiana, and gain understanding of a rural mid-American way of life that has always been important to the country, but whose influence and force have not always been recognized in big cities.

Saturday June 1 at 6:00pm - Trains Around North America - Trace America's railroad history, with unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. 

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