On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of August 11, 2019

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Aug 9, 2019 12:19 PM

Sunday August 11 at 9:00pm - Grantchester - While Will struggles with a decision that will determine his future, the violent death of a young man becomes conclusive proof to Geordie that the country's gone to the dogs.

Monday August 12 at 8:00pm - Family Pictures USA - Discover how this historically rural state built on tobacco and textiles is rapidly changing. Entrepreneurs find a warm welcome in Durham, Native Americans come home to ancestral lands, and families separated by race and class work toward healing.

Tuesday August 13 at 10:00pm - Frontline - Amid a new Ebola outbreak, the story of the deadly 2014 epidemic and why it wasn't stopped sooner. With exclusive access to decision-makers, responders and victims, the film exposes tragic missteps during the outbreak in West Africa.

Wednesday August 14 at 10:00pm - A Walk in the Park with Nick Molle: Nature of the Beasts - Examine the changes taking place in Rocky Mountain National Park, the challenges park rangers face, and the effects of increased visitation and town population surges on wildlife.  Can education, positive park experiences and a newfound appreciation for the wilderness landscape help spur these legions of visitors to create constructive change for a park in peril?

Thursday August 15 at 8:00pm - 2019 Teacher Impact Awards - You can probably think of at least one teacher who made a lasting impression on your life. WITF is honoring those teachers who impact their students in a positive way through the 2019 Teacher Impact Awards. Join us as we travel to seven Pennsylvania counties and meet seven teachers who are passionate about what they do.

Friday August 16 at 8:30pm - Reconstruction: America After the Civil War - Explore the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy, and see how African Americans fought back using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro" for a new century.

Saturday August 17 at 7:30pm - John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind - Join John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful in a special featuring the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 50s & 60s folk era, with historic footage and new performances.

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