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March 19 - 25, 2018

Call the Midwife Season 7 Begins This Sunday!

Call The Midwife

The popular 1960s period drama returns, as the nuns and nurses are tested as never before by everything from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke to Huntington’s chorea and unmarried mothers. In the series premiere, new nurse Lucille, two days late due to the snow and ill, is called from her sick bed to assist with a breech birth. Elsewhere, a single mother plans to give up her baby for adoption, but Trixie is concerned that her blood type might cause problems for the baby.

Call The Midwife airs Sunday, March 25 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The Washington Cherry Blossoms: A Gift of Friendship

Cherry Blossoms

Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms grace the Tidal Basin each year and are a focal point for the nation as the country welcomes spring. This special WETA production spotlights the blossoming cherry trees, a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912, and explores the history of the trees and the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Washington Cherry Blossoms: A Gift of Friendship airs Tuesday, March 20 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Broadway Musicals: Jewish Legacy

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this question, arising from his Emmy-winning miniseries Broadway: The American Musical.

Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy airs Wednesday, March 21 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

Great British Baking Show. Closeup of Cake.

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!


Celebrate Bach Month with Classical WETA's Front Row Washington!

J.S. Bach

We celebrate Bach Month and the master’s 333rd birth anniversary on Front Row Washington by presenting all six solo cello suites over two consecutive Monday nights. This Phillips Collection recital features the celebrated French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and will include Suites 1-3 on our March 19 broadcast and Suites 4-6 on March 26.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, March 19 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Get Ready for the New Season of Call the Midwife with Telly Visions!

Call The Midwife characters pushing car in the snow.

The highly-anticipated new season of Call the Midwife begins Sunday! Did you miss an episode of last season? Or do you just need a general refresher on everything that's happened in the lives of our favorite nuns and midwives? Telly Visions has you covered! Stop by our British blog for in-depth recaps of every episode of Season 6 and start getting excited for the series' return!

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PBS NewsHour: Why Sneakerheads are Obsessed with the Quest for a Rarer Pair

Sneakers on display in a store.

This year, at "Sneakerhead" conventions around the country, anyone can buy, sell or trade a pair, and much-hyped limited releases demand premium prices. Sometimes the sales get violent as sneaker enthusiasts bid into the thousands for a shoe.

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Watch our Not That D.C. feature about local sneakerheads →

The Pork Chop That May Have Saved the World

President John F. Kennedy

When President Kennedy addressed the nation on October 22nd, 1962 about Soviet missile sites in Cuba, Americans were on edge. Four days later, two men sat down to lunch at the Occidental Restaurant located two blocks from the White House. One ordered a pork chop and the other crab cakes. Despite appearances, this was no ordinary lunch. In fact, it is considered to have played a major role in ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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