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January 13 - 19, 2020

New Jane Austen Drama Sanditon Continues on Masterpiece

Sanditon Ep3

The highly anticipated new Jane Austen drama continues on Masterpiece. This week, in the wake of an uncomfortable encounter, Charlotte does all she can to avoid Sidney, but an emergency unites them. An angry Young Stringer confronts Tom Parker over an injustice. Meanwhile, Tom finds a doctor for the town, but Lady Denham proves hard to win over.

Sanditon airs Sunday, January 19 at 9pm on WETA or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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Nature: Hippos: Africa's River Giants

Nature: Hippos: Africa’s River Giants

Sir David Attenborough narrates a film on African hippos. These aquatic mammals, who can't even swim, protect their families, face their enemies and suffer in a drought.

Nature airs Wednesday, January 15 at 8pm on WETA or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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Mystery Series Vienna Blood Begins Sunday!

Vienna Blood Ep1

In this new six-part period drama, a student of Sigmund Freud and an Austrian detective team up to solve mysterious and deadly criminal cases in early 1900s. In the series premiere, Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls upon Dr. Max Liebermann to help investigate the murder of a beautiful young medium.

Vienna Blood premieres Sunday, January 19 at 10pm on WETA or stream with the free PBS Video App. 

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

Sanditon 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:

  • Sanditon 
    Stream every episode of the new Jane Austen drama right now!
  • Little Women
    In this classic story, four sisters navigate what it means to be a young woman, from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.
  • Resistance
    Based on true events, Resistance tells the story of a group of young heroes fighting for freedom from Nazi-occupied France.

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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National Gallery of Art: Berruguete

Front Row Washington Presents the Hermitage Piano Trio

Hermitage Trio

This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a performance by the three-time Grammy Award-nominated Hermitage Piano Trio. Their Phillips Collection recital includes Glinka's Trio pathétique for Violin, Cello, and Piano in D minor, G. iv173, Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67, and Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, which musically outlines every month of the year.

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Discuss the Sanditon Premiere with Telly Visions!

Sanditon Ep1

New Jane Austen drama Sanditon kicked off with two back-to-back episodes that introduced us to entrepreneurs, legacy hunters, and an appealing new heroine. Catch up on everything you missed during the season premiere and discuss the episode with other fans at our Telly Visions recap.

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The District of Chappelle

District of Chappelle

Mark Twain Prize winner Dave Chappelle's Washington roots run deep, cutting his teeth at the DC Improv while still in high school. Explore Chappelle's impact on the local comedy scene and how growing up in the nation's capital helped craft his trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary. 

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