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November 13 - 20

Local Series Neighborhood Eats Continues Tonight!

Neighborhood Eats

A second episode of the WETA TV 26 Neighborhood Eats series premieres tonight, featuring culinary highlights of Greater Washington areas Adams Morgan/Mt. Pleasant; Southwest D.C.; Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia; and Silver Spring, Maryland. The series discovers a vibrant collection of restaurants, cafes and chefs that are proud to call themselves local.

Neighborhood Eats airs Monday, November 13 at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Catch Check, Please DC! on a Brand New Night

Check Please DC 105

Our latest 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. This week, explore a Laotian "jungle" menu in Columbia Heights, crispy Neapolitan pizza in Vienna, VA, and the essence of the Dominican Republic in Northwest.

Check, Please DC! airs Monday, November 13 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Don't Miss the Season Finale of Poldark!

Poldark Finale

The exciting third season of Poldark comes to a close this season on Masterpiece! In the Season 3 finale, Elizabeth turns the tables on George, while Reverend Whitworth is checkmated. Elsewhere, Demelza and Lt. Armitage reveal their true feelings, while Ross makes a vow.

Poldark airs Sunday, November 19 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The Vietnam War

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!

Boundary Stones

Front Row Washington Presents Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Kerill Gerstein (Credit: Marco Borggreve)

This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a recital from the Washington Performing Arts' Piano Masters Series. Russian pianist and Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Kirill Gerstein performs Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in F minor and features what has become a signature work in his repertoire: Liszt's Transcendental Etudes.

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Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band Disbands

Major Glenn Miller directs his Army Air Force Band in a performance for U.S. and Allied troops in England, Jun-Dec 1944. Known as The Glenn Miller Band, this group played all over England and later France during World War II helping to boost morale of the troops serving in the European Theatre. (Photo Source: U.S. Air Force, Public Domain)

On November 13, 1945, the National Press Club hosted a dinner honoring President Harry Truman at Hotel Statler. The invited guests looked forward to a performance by Glenn Miller's famous Army Air Force Band. While festive, the evening was also bittersweet, for the band was without its leader. Nearly a year earlier, Major Glenn Miller, famous bandleader and trombonist, had gone missing over the English Channel.

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Take Our Poldark Personality Quiz!

Poldark Personality Quiz

Popular period drama Poldark is full of drama, romance, and a cast of unforgettable characters. But which are you most like? Whether you consider yourself more of a Ross, a Demelza, or even a George Warleggan — find out with our new personality quiz!

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