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March 12 - 18, 2018

Doo Wop Legends Perform with a New Generation of Singers

Doo Wop Legends

Original legends of Doo Wop reunite and return to the stage for a sentimental night of nostalgia in which the elder statesmen pass the torch to a younger, new generation of singers. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.

My Music: Doo Wop Generations airs Monday, March 12 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre

Rolling Stones

Celebrate the legendary band with the only live performance of their entire Sticky Fingers album. Filmed at the historic Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, the 2015 concert includes some of the band’s greatest hits including “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses.”

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre airs Friday, March 16 at 10pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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My Music: The British Beat

British Beat

Travel to London and around the UK to the places where the British Beat was born. The program features a mix of rare archival full-length performance films mixed with live performances from the Zombies, Wayne Fontana, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many more — including sets from Chad and Jeremy, and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. Petula Clark hosts.

My Music: The British Beat airs Saturday, March 17 at 7pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

Durrells in Corfu

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!


NGA: Sally Mann

Experience Wild Kratts Live! in D.C.!

Wild Kratts Live

Wild Kratts Live! is coming to DAR Constitution Hall for two shows on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1pm and 4:30pm. Chris and Martin Kratt step out live on stage in a classic Wild Kratts story. Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding “creature” fundamentals and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers.

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Front Row Washington Presents Guitarist Meng Su

Meng Shu

Chinese-born guitarist Meng Su showed her talents at an early age, winning top prize at several competitions. Her November 2017 recital presented by Marlow Guitar International is featured on this week’s Front Row Washington. In addition to a Bach sonata and Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Omaggio a Boccherini sonata, Meng Su performs “Rounds” by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams — his first work for classical guitar.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, March 12 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Farewell to Classical WETA’s Deb Lamberton

Deb Lamberton

It is truly bittersweet to announce that Classical WETA’s Senior Producer and Announcer, Deb Lamberton, is retiring from the station later this month. Since coming to WETA in 1986, Deb has produced live concert broadcasts from venues including the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and Washington National Cathedral. Her artistry as a producer is on display through many of the programs and features you hear on Classical WETA each week. We will miss her production talents and energetic personality and wish her all the best in retirement. Deb’s last on-air shift for Classical WETA will be Wednesday, March 21 (Bach’s birthday) from 3-7pm, and for VivaLaVoce will be Sunday, April 1 (Easter). Thanks, Deb!

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What’s Your Personal Mister Rogers Affirmation?

Fred Rogers

As Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood turns 50, we’re all reminded of the great advice Fred Rogers and his program have given to us over the years. Mister Rogers encourages us to be the best versions of ourselves, to take time to help others and, above all, to always be kind. What timeless wisdom from Mister Rogers is perfect for you?

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PBS NewsHour: Does Tamiflu Work? We Asked a Scientist

PBS NewsHour: Does Tamiflu Work?

When the flu strikes, many rush to the doctor for Tamiflu, but there is debate over what it can effectively treat. PBS NewsHour asked a drug safety researcher, a virologist at a children’s hospital and a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whether Tamiflu actually helps treat the basic symptoms of the flu.

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Smokey the Bear, 20252

The real life "Smokey the Bear" (Smithsonian Institution Archives)

Smokey the Bear has been around for as long as most of us can remember, reminding us to follow safe fire practices in the backcountry. However, Smokey’s message — and even the bear himself — didn’t have much to do with campfires at first. His story actually dates to World War II and has a definite Washington flavor to it.

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