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January 7 - 13, 2019

Victoria, Season 3 Begins This Sunday!

Victoria, Season 3

Jenna Coleman returns in a new season of Victoria on Masterpiece, starring as Britain’s famed queen who ruled over the largest empire the world has ever known. As the new episodes open, it is 1848 and revolution is breaking out across Europe. Britain’s fearless young monarch stands between order and chaos as she faces a crisis that threatens her reign.

Victoria, Season 3 begins Sunday, January 13 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5 Premieres!

Finding Your Roots Season 5

In a new season of this WETA co-production, join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 25 cultural trailblazers. In the Season 5 premiere, actor Andy Samberg and author George R.R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. airs Tuesday, January 8 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The New Season of Doc Martin Continues

Doc Martin, Season 8

Don’t miss the brand new season of Doc Martin on WETA Television! As Season 8 continues, Louisa’s stress is compounded when she must take a group of students on a sailing trip. Elsewhere, Ruth’s decision regarding the farm causes trouble for the Large family enterprises, and Morwenna and Al throw an event to launch Al’s new business.

Doc Martin, Season 8 airs Thursday, January 10 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Victoria Season 2 Passport

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:

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!


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Front Row Washington Presents Guitarist Antigoni Goni

Guitarist Antigoni Goni (Photo Credit: Simone Scozzari)

Front Row Washington presents guitarist Antigoni Goni in a recital for the Marlow Guitar Series that includes Greek Miniatures by Atanas Ourkouzounov, and an arrangement of two songs from Epitafios, a song cycle by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Viewed as Greece’s best-known living composer, Theodorakis has composed for film, opera and ballet, and written more than 1,000 songs.

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

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Which Victoria Character Are You?

Victoria Personality Quiz

Popular Masterpiece series Victoria is full of drama, romance, and a cast of unforgettable characters. But which of these famous figures are you most like? Whether you consider yourself more of a Victoria or an Albert — find out with our personality quiz!

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PBS NewsHour: What the New Congress Looks Like

PBS NewsHour: New Congress

With the unusually large freshman class — the result, in part, of a wave of retirements — comes a change in party leadership in the House of Representatives, as well as generational and demographic shifts. While these new lawmakers inherited last year’s problems, including the partial government shutdown, they don’t look like past sessions of Congress. PBS NewsHour examines how this year’s freshman congressional class compares to those before it.

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How a Young Writers Contest Spawned a Famous March

John Philip Sousa conducted the U.S. Marine Band from 1880 until 1892. The Washington Post March helped elevate a relatively unknown Sousa into international fame. (Photo Source: Library of Congress)

On a beautiful June day in 1889, 25,000 people covered nearly six acres of the Smithsonian grounds for a glorious awards ceremony. 22,000 of them were children — the first members of the new Washington Post Amateur Authors’ Association, which was started by the newspaper to encourage students to excel in English composition. Those present were also witnesses to the premiere of what would become one of the most famous pieces of music in history: “The Washington Post March” by John Philip Sousa.

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