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October 7 - October 13, 2019

Finding Your Roots, Season 6 Begins

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with Isabella Rossellini on Finding Your Roots.

A new season of the WETA co-production begins, as Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves into the genealogy of famous Americans. In the Season 6 premiere, Gates helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow unearth new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.

Finding Your Roots airs Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD, or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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Nature: The Serengeti Rules

A view of a car driving through the Serengeti at sunset with a tree in the background.

Explore some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology.

Nature airs Wednesday, October 9 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD, or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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The Final Season of The Durrells in Corfu Continues

Louisa from The Durrells in Corfu

The final season of the heartwarming family drama continues on Masterpiece. This week, Louisa meets Spiros’ wife for the first time and invites her to join the family on a trip.

The Durrells in Corfu airs Sunday, October 13 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD or stream with the free PBS Video app.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

The cast of Press

Our newest member benefit allows you to watch your favorite WETA shows whenever and wherever you want. This week, enjoy these programs among many others:

  • Press
    Binge the contemporary new drama now with WETA Passport.
  • Poldark
    Binge the entire final season of Poldark now, before it airs on Masterpiece!
  • Jazz
    Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music in this 10-part documentary.

WETA Passport is a benefit for members that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming. Featuring both PBS and select local programming, WETA Passport allows you to watch even more of your favorite shows, including full seasons of many current and past series. Click here to learn more or activate now!


The Eye of the Sun: Nineteenth-Century Photographs from the National Gallery of Art. Through December 1.

Front Row Washington Presents Miriam Fried and Jonathan Biss

Miriam Fried and Jonathan Bliss

This week, Classical WETA’s Front Row Washington features a recital by a talented familial duo — legendary violinist Miriam Fried and her son, Jonathan Biss, a critically acclaimed pianist. The program, presented by the Phillips Collection, features Brahms’s Sonata for Violin & Piano No.2 in A Major, Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin & Piano No.7 in C minor, Bartok’s Sonata for Violin & Piano No.2 in C Major and more!

Front Row Washington airs Monday, October 7 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Join WETA PBS Kids at The Big Build

Peg+Cat in a field with numbers

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come out to The Big Build this Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 5pm at the National Building Museum and discover what it’s like to be a builder! Children of all ages can learn to spackle walls, chop and hammer wood and more! And don’t forget to stop by the WETA PBS Kids booth to meet Peg + Cat.

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Discuss the Latest Episode of Poldark, Season 5!

Poldark, Season 5, Episode 1

The final season of Poldark continued this week with an episode that saw George still struggling with his grief as Demelza faced a new challenge in Cornwall. Catch up on everything you missed and discuss Season 5 with other fans at our Telly Visions blog.

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