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October 16 - October 22

New WETA Local Series Check, Please! DC Premieres Wednesday!

Check Please DC

A new WETA TV 26 production offers an unfiltered look at the Greater Washington restaurant scene via a panel of citizen reviewers sharing their favorite eateries and dining experiences. Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose restaurant in Washington, D.C., hosts. In every episode, three guests each recommend one dining spot for review. After anonymously trying each restaurant recommendation, the guests join the show's host in-studio to discuss their experiences.

Check, Please! DC premieres Wednesday, October 18 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD. 

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Great Performances: She Loves Me

She Loves Me

Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don't realize they're romantic pen pals. The Roundabout Theater Company's 2016 production stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel.

Great Performances: She Loves Me airs Friday, October 20 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD. 

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Poldark Season 3 Continues on Masterpiece

Poldark Season 3 Episode 4

The highly anticipated third season of popular period drama Poldark continues on Masterpiece. This week, with Dwight languishing in a French prison, Ross takes a desperate gamble. Drake joins Ross' mission after Morwenna breaks with him. George jockeys for a triumph in politics.

Poldark airs Sunday, October 22 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

Vietnam War 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:

  • The Vietnam War 
    Stream all ten episodes of the landmark documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. 
  • Poldark Season 3 
    Stream all eight episodes of the new season before they air.
  • Nature: Owl Power 
    Explore the superpower-like abilities of these mysterious nighttime hunters.

 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 a Recital by the National Chamber Players

National Chamber Players

To celebrate Classical WETA's tenth anniversary as "Classical for Washington," we travel from the Barns in Vienna, Virginia, to Alexandria's Episcopal High School for an all-Baroque concert featuring The National Chamber Players. The program includes J.S. Bach's Andante from Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030, G.F. Telemann's Paris Quartet No. 1 in D Major, and more!

Front Row Washington airs Monday, October 16 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Are Your Ducks in a Row?

Ducks in a Row

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Join other loyal WETA supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, then get your estate plan off the ground. Request a FREE BOOKLET today!

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Washington's Godfather: "Gentleman Gambler" Jimmy Lafontaine

Jimmy Lafontaine

When one thinks of the gambling scene in the 1920s-'40s, the likes of Al Capone, Frank Costello and Bugsy Siegel immediately spring to mind. However, the District had its own gambling godfather — Jimmy Lafontaine — who couldn't have been further from the American gangster archetype. Though his extralegal line of work brought him unwelcome brushes with mobsters and the law, he's most often remembered for his charity and reputation as Washington's "gentleman gambler."

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Catch Up on the Latest Episode of Poldark

Poldark Ep 3 Recap

This week on Poldark, Ross comes up with a plan to save starving local villagers, while George tries to convince Morwenna to marry the awful Reverend Whitworth. Stop by our Telly Visions blog for an in-depth recap of all the latest twists and turns in Cornwall, and discuss your favorite storylines with other fans! 

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