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Grantchester

Will and Geordie investigate the mysterious death of a circus performer. Will receives a surprising offer that makes him question his life in Grantchester.

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Wrong Place

D.I. Ray

After the fatal drive-by shooting of a young nurse and the head of a notorious crime syndicate threatens to erupt into a full-blown turf war, D.I. Ray must uncover the truth before tensions spill onto Birmingham streets.

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Heir to the Throne

Professor T

Professor T is banged up in prison awaiting trial. He is not your typical inmate; the sights, sounds and smells are difficult for him. His mother and his therapist are very worried about him and his police colleagues Dan and Lisa try to distract him with a murder case involving two brothers.

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The Fish In The Sea

Hope in the Water

As our seas and sea life face existential threats on an unprecedented scale, new approaches to fishing on the open ocean aim to turn peril into plenty. In this episode, journalist Baratunde Thurston travels to Puerto Rico to see a sustainable diamondback squid fishery born from the wreckage of 2017’s Hurricane Maria.

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A First Taste

The Great American Recipe

Meet the eight new contestants representing their regions across the country competing to win The Great American Recipe. For their first challenge, the home cooks prepare dishes introducing their culinary style as home cooks to the judges.

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Ice

Dynamic Planet

As our planet warms up, the ice at all three poles—the Arctic, Antarctic, and the Himalayas—melts rapidly, bringing significant consequences. Explore how science, nature, and tradition can prepare us for a fast-changing future.

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Crisis on Campus

FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE and Retro Report tell the inside story of the protests dividing college campuses over Israel and the war in Gaza. The documentary investigates the polarizing debate over free speech, antisemitism, Israel and the Palestinians, and the political forces behind the crisis.

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Rock the Boat

Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution

Explore the origin of a global music phenomenon born among gay and Black communities coming together in apartments and basement bars in 1970s New York, where dancefloors became a platform in their battle for visibility and inclusion.

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Wild Ireland: Kingdom of Stone

Nature

Follow the story of a pine marten as she takes us on a journey through a landscape of grey stone called the Burren, home to some of Ireland’s most enchanting wildlife.

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The Riot Report

American Experience

When Black neighborhoods across America erupted in violence during the summer of 1967, President Johnson appointed a commission to determine what happened, why it happened, and what could be done to keep it from happening again. The bi-partisan commission’s final report offered a shockingly unvarnished assessment of American race relations that would doom its finding to political oblivion.

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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

American Masters

Explore musician Bob Dylan's evolution from folk troubadour to iconic rock star. Live concert footage and press conferences from the 1960s and a new interview with Dylan are used to draw a portrait of the legendary singer-songwriter. Directed by Martin Scorsese, this documentary features interviews conducted with Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and more.

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Chicago

The Express Way with Dulé Hill

Chicago is a city known for its rich history and culture. But for some, it’s been marred by crime and violence. In this episode, Dulé Hill meets the city’s talented artists to explore why art and activism are often synonymous in the Midwest.

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Lancaster, PA

Get Out of Town

Lancaster, PA is an area renowned for its Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch cultures. From churning butter at Old Windmill Farm to dressing up in traditional Pennsylvania-German clothes at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Laurita & Lauren are immersed in local tradition. They stay at the Amish View Inn and Suites and Eden Resort and Suites and enjoy meals at Miller’s Smorgasbord and Zoetropolis.

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Hamlet

Great Performances

From The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, experience this Shakespearean classic directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon featuring Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood (“Slave Play”) in the title role and Solea Pfeiffer as Ophelia (“Hadestown”).

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Poisoned Ground: The Tragedy at Love Canal

American Experience

The dramatic and inspiring story of ordinary women who fought against overwhelming odds for the health and safety of their families. In the late 1970s, residents of Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY, discovered that their homes, schools, and playgrounds were built on top of a former chemical waste dump. Housewives activated to create a grassroots movement that galvanized the landmark Superfund Bill.

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Human

A Brief History of the Future

Ari explores the human ability to increase empathy and compassion, what values we are instilling into artificial intelligence technologies, and the need to create both a better world and a better humanity for life to flourish on this planet.

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A Chocolate Lens

How do you take a picture and tell a whole story? A Chocolate Lens chronicles Steven Cummings’s photographic journey through a disappearing Black Washington. His approach was simple: use the camera lens to find the power amidst the storm. His images are a love letter to Black people across America.

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20 Days in Mariupol

FRONTLINE

The Oscar-winning film from the last international journalists inside the Russian siege of Mariupol. FRONTLINE and The Associated Press present this extraordinary account, seen through the lens of the AP’s Mstyslav Chernov and two colleagues who documented the atrocities and their own escape.

Washington D.C. Area History Shorts

Boundary Stones is an animated history series which brings the rich histories of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia to life. Check out the latest video below!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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Stonewall Uprising

American Experience

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. That night the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next three days. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

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Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

American Masters

Explore the definitive story of international art sensation Keith Haring who blazed a trail through the art scene of ‘80s New York and revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art. The film features previously unheard interviews with Haring.

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No Straight Lines

Independent Lens

When Alison Bechdel received a coveted MacArthur Award for her best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, it heralded the acceptance of LGBTQ+ comics in American culture. From DIY underground comix scene to mainstream acceptance, meet five smart and funny queer comics artists whose uncensored commentary left no topic untouched and explored art as a tool for social change.

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Rock the Boat

Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution

Explore the origin of a global music phenomenon born among gay and Black communities coming together in apartments and basement bars in 1970s New York, where dancefloors became a platform in their battle for visibility and inclusion.

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Little Richard: King and Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll

American Masters

Experience the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of Little Richard. This portrait of the “King and Queen of Rock and Roll” explores his far-reaching influence as well as his advocacy for the rights of Black artists in the music industry.

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Mama Bears

Independent Lens

They call one another “mama bears” because of the ferocity with which they fight for their children’s rights. Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians praying for the souls of LGBTQ+ people, these mothers are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to champion their kids—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.

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Prideland

Follow queer actor Dyllón Burnside on a journey to discover how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with pride in the modern South.

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Coming Out

We'll Meet Again

Join Ann Curry as those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite. Tom wants to find the childhood friend who urged him to come out, while Paul seeks a fellow student who inspired him to stand up for his beliefs.

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Ballerina Boys

American Masters

Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.

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Casa Susanna

American Experience

In the 1950s and ’60s, an underground network of transgender women and cross-dressing men found refuge at a house in the Catskills region of New York. Known as Casa Susanna, the house provided a safe place to express their true selves.

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Frida Kahlo, A Rule Breaker

Becoming Frida Kahlo

Explore the extraordinary life of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo in a three-part docuseries. See the major personal and political events of her life, including her stormy and devoted relationship with artist Diego Rivera, whom she married not once but twice.

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Out in the Night

POV

A moving account of four women sensationalized by the media as a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.

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Growing Up Trans

FRONTLINE

Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

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True Colors in Concert

True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs

Celebrate Pride Month with music from Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Jujubee, Alexis Michelle, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclairé, André de Shields and more.

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The WETA Classical blog brings you the latest in classical music news, must-hear events around town, and lifestyle stories to accompany your love for classical music. Check back often for new posts from your favorite on-air hosts and the WETA Classical team!

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