On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of July 21, 2019

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jul 19, 2019 11:14 AM

Sunday July 21 at 9:00pm - Dr. Blake Mysteries - The death of a migrant factory foreman initially looks like an industrial accident. Dr Blake digs deeper revealing a hideous string of crimes and the ugly side of post war Australia. Meanwhile, Jean receives a marriage proposal.

Monday July 22 at 9:00pm - POV - Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.

Tuesday July 23 at 8:00pm - American Experience- Discover what it took to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race. In the turbulent and troubled '60s, the U.S. space program faced tragedy with Apollo 1, but made a triumphant comeback with Apollo 8.

Wednesday July 24 at 8:00pm - Ancient Skies - With CGI, landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, this series looks at the universe through the eyes of our ancestors, and charts our changing views of the cosmos throughout history. We take a journey through past visions of the heavens from all over the world, from those of our earliest ancestors to the recent past. From hunter-gatherers to Edwin Hubble, we'll see the myriad of ways that we have observed and imagined the heavens, and explain the science behind the things our ancestors sought to explain through mythology.

Thursday July 25 at 10:00pm - Doc Martin - Penhale decides to have a police open house to raise community awareness, but the turnout is not what he hoped for. James goes through a biting phase, and Morwenna leaves the surgery for a weekend away with Al.

Friday July 26 at 9:00pm - Space Chase USA - Explore the extraordinary events that transformed the small beach town of Cocoa Beach, Florida into a bustling center for the American space program. Through a trove of archival material and interviews with long-time residents, former Apollo astronauts, and Cape Canaveral-based engineers and employees, the program charts the history of the space program in Florida during the 1950s and 1960s.

Saturday July 27 at 9:30pm - 800 Words - George struggles to deal with Shay in the wake of all the trouble, feeling Laura's absence more than ever. Under stress, he also has trouble writing his column.

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