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January 14 - 20, 2019

An All-New Season of Finding Your Roots Continues!

Finding Your Roots Season 5, Michael K. Williams

The all-new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. continues on WETA Television. This week, Gates helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. airs Tuesday, January 15 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Explore the Story of the Horse with Nature

Nature: The Story of the Horse

Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind's relationship with the horse. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals and ride along with the world's last nomadic tribes.

Nature airs Wednesday, January 16 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece

Victoria, Season 3, Episode 2

The highly anticipated third season of Victoria continues. This week, the queen must decide whether to fight the Chartists with force or allow them to present their petition to Parliament.

Victoria, Season 3 continues Sunday, January 20 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Unforgettable Season 1, 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 Pianist Jenny Lin

Pianist Jenny Lin

This week on Classical WETA's Front Row Washington, explore The Art of Preludes and Fugues with charismatic young pianist Jenny Lin. Her Shenson Chamber Music Concert at the National Museum of Women in the Arts includes alternating preludes and fugues by Dmitri Shostakovich and Johann Sebastian Bach, and music by Galina Ustvolskaya and Philip Glass.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, January 14 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Catch Up on the Victoria Season 3 Premiere!

Victoria Season 3, Episode 1 recap.

As the brand new season of Victoria kicks off, revolution sweeps across the European continent and unrest grows at home in England. Catch up on everything you missed and discuss the season premiere with other fans at our Telly Visions recap!

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PBS NewsHour: Virtual Reality Allows Neurosurgery Patients to "Tour" Their Own Brains

PBS NewsHour: Virtual reality allows neurosurgery patients to ‘tour’ their own brains

Over the past year, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital has been pioneering a virtual reality technology that enables pediatric patients, and their parents, to "tour" their brains before surgery. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how this 3-D platform may help young patients with epilepsy and brain tumors reduce their fears and anxieties before surgery, and maybe even yield an "epiphany."


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Honoring Alexandria's Two Victims of Lynching

Memorial Corridor at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. (Credit: Soniakapadia on Wikimedia Commons. Used via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)

Racial terror and lynchings were all too common in the Jim Crow South, and the Washington area was no exception. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened in Montgomery, Alabama last year, memorializes two victims from Alexandria, Joseph McCoy and Benjamin Thomas. Our Boundary Stones local history blog uncovers their stories, and the local effort to confront this history.

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Photo of the Memorial Corridor at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. (Credit: Soniakapadia on Wikimedia Commons. Used via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)

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