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June 1 - 7, 2020

Get to Know Musical Legends with Iconic Women of Country

A new special spotlights legendary female country music artists, their stories and songs, and why they've stood the test of time. A love letter to the women of Nashville, the program pays tribute to 14 icons of country music — including Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee — with reflections on their songs from contemporary female country artists.

Iconic Women of Country airs Tuesday, June 2 at 8pm on WETA PBS, or stream on the free PBS Video App.

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COVID and Your Money: Ric Edelman Explains

With the  sudden impact of COVID-19, Americans are facing financial challenges unimagined just a few months ago. In an informative program created exclusively for premiere on WETA PBS, acclaimed financial advisor and New York Times bestselling author Ric Edelman reveals investment strategies to get through this crisis and offers seven action steps you can take quickly to help improve your personal finances.

COVID and Your Money: Ric Edelman Explains airs Monday, June 1 at 8pm on WETA PBS.

Africa's Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

WETA reprises the documentary history series Africa's Great Civilizations, a 2017 WETA co-production hosted, executive-produced and written by our partner Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In the programs, airing back-to-back throughout the afternoon and evening of Sunday, June 7, the Harvard scholar travels the length and breadth of the continent to chronicle its history from an African perspective, exploring the complexity, grandeur and diversity of Africa's history from the dawn of humankind to the colonial era.a.

Africa's Great Civilizations airs Sunday, June 7, 1-9pm on WETA PBS.

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Join WETA UK for Brilliant Britcoms starting this Tuesday!

Enjoy some of your favorite British comedies every Tuesday with WETA UK! This week, watch Open All Hours, a quirky trip to penny-pinching schemer Albert Arkwright's grocery store.

Open All Hours airs Tuesdays at 8pm on during our Brilliant Britcoms block on WETA UK.

Now Streaming on WETA 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:

  • Beecham House 
    Catch all six episodes of this new period drama before they air this summer!
  • Baptiste
    Binge the new six-episode season right now!
  • World on Fire 
    See what you missed and stream the whole first season. 

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!

D.C.'s Most Famous Flutist Tells His Story

Tune in to our Classical Breakdown podcast to hear Aaron Goldman, Principal Flute of the National Symphony Orchestra, discuss the history of the flute and demonstrate various flutes you may have never heard before. He also shares his journey through the world of classical music, a more circuitous route than you might expect.

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Start with a Book– Check Out River Rangers!

Explore, read, play, invent, build and learn — all about water and the rivers and streams in your community. The River Rangers program is kid-centered with an emphasis on inquiry and creativity. Kids will explore 5 big topics: How rivers are formed; river habitats (who lives here?); people on the river; the water in my cup; and protecting our water through shared books, hands-on activities, writing, educational apps, and local outings. Get the free toolkit and start exploring!

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