On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of July 28, 2019

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jul 26, 2019 9:38 AM

Sunday July 28 at 9:00pm - Grantchester - When a child from an isolated farming family is accused of murder, Will is the only one able to reach him, and it brings out unexpected sides of the young vicar, shocking Geordie.

Monday July 29 at 10:00pm - POV - In preparation for the world's largest convening of high school scientists, teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats while navigating the doubts and insecurities of adolescence.

Tuesday July 30 at 8:00pm - American Experience - Experience the triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history. But dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.

Wednesday July 31 at 9:00pm - NOVA - Jupiter's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Thursday August 1 at 8:00pm - Victorian Slum House - Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.

Friday August 2 at 9:00pm - American Masters - Explore the remarkable life and legacy of Ursula Le Guin.  The prolific and versatile author who was best known for her science fiction and "Earthsea" fantasy series, wrote 21 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, 12 children's books, six volumes of poetry and four of translation during her life.

Saturday August 3 at 9:30pm - 800 Words - George tries to convince Shay to stay in Weld. The Women of Weld question the motive behind Jan's arrival. Katie organizes a camp-in to protest the proposed development.

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