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February 11 - 18, 2019

Don't Miss the Doc Martin Season Finale!

Doc Martin

Sigourney Weaver guest stars as Season 8 of Doc Martin comes to a close. In "All My Trials," Martin stops practicing the week before his hearing, but patients continue to solicit his advice. Elsewhere, an American tourist asks Mrs. Tishell for help, and Penhale commissions a bust of himself.

Doc Martin airs Thursday, February 14 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Explore the Wild Way of the Vikings with Nature

Nature: The Wild Way of the Vikings

Experience the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. From the orca whales of the North Sea to the volcanic mounts of Iceland, learn of the deep history Vikings had with the land and sea. Ewan McGregor narrates.

Nature airs Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Midsomer Murders Season 14 Continues

Midsomer Murders

The new season of the popular mystery series continues — with new star Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby! In "Dark Secrets," the reclusive lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham come under police scrutiny when a social services investigator is murdered.

Midsomer Murders airs Saturday, February 16 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

NOVA: Pluto and Beyond

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!


Thanks to our sponsor: Washington Performing Arts

Front Row Washington Presents Award-Winning Pianist Youlan Ji

Pianist Youlan Ji

This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a recital by nineteen-year-old pianist Youlan Ji, who won first prize at the 2018 New York International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall. Her Phillips Collection concert includes Bach's Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E Major and more.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, February 11 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Join WETA Kids at Discover Engineering Family Day

Ready Set Jet!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come out to Discover Engineering Family Day this Saturday, February 16 from 10am-4:30pm at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Launch helicopters, build a skyscraper, meet Jet Propulsion from the WETA Kids children's show Ready Jet Go! and much more!

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Discuss the Latest Episode of Victoria with Telly Visions!

Victoria, Season 3, Episode 5

In the latest episode of Victoria, the royal court travels to Ireland and drama ensues. Catch up on everything you missed and discuss all the latest developments with other fans at our Telly Visions recap!

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PBS NewsHour: How to Teach a Honeybee to do Math

PBS NewsHour: Honeybee

When most people picture math lessons, they imagine pencils, paper and desks, not sugar-water rewards and tiny mazes. But one group of cognitive scientists aren’t teaching arithmetic or calculus to high school students; they’re training bees to perform simple addition and subtraction.

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Mitch Snyder's Fight for D.C.'s Homeless

Mitch Snyder and Martin Sheen in 1987.  Sheen portrayed Snyder in the 1986 film, Samaritan.  (Source: Boston Mayor's Office via Wikipedia. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0)

Faced with a growing homelessness crisis, the Reagan administration made a big announcement in 1983. Vacant federal buildings would be made available to for use as emergency shelters at a "cost basis." The properties included thousands of HUD and Department of Defense structures across the country, and one particularly notable building in the shadow of the United States Capitol. But while the new policy seemed to be a step forward, activist Mitch Snyder's fight for D.C.'s homeless was just beginning.

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Photo: Mitch Snyder and actor Martin Sheen in 1987.  Sheen portrayed Snyder in the 1986 film, Samaritan.  (Source: Boston Mayor's Office via Wikipedia. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0)

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