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March 23 - March 29, 2020

An All New Season of Call the Midwife Begins Sunday

The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change and old diseases return. In the Season 9 premiere, Dr. Turner and Nurse Crane grapple with an alarming outbreak of diphtheria. Elsewhere, Fred finds an abandoned baby in a dustbin, and the team must help locate its mother. WETA Passport members will get exclusive access to stream each episode of Call the Midwife two days before they air on television – stream the Season 9 premiere beginning March 27!

Call the Midwife airs Sunday, March 29 at 8pm on WETA or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story

In a new co-production from Florentine Films and WETA and executive produced by Ken Burns, learn the history of East Lake Meadows, a former public housing community in Atlanta. Stories from residents reveal hardship and resilience, and raise critical questions about race, poverty and who is deserving of public assistance. 

East Lake Meadows airs Tuesday, March 24 at 8pm on WETA or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Enjoy an all-star tribute to country music icon Garth Brooks, as he receives the 2020 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Brooks has earned every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist, in addition to being the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history. The program, taped in Washington, D.C. on March 4 and co-produced by WETA, includes performances from Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Keb’ Mo’, Lee Brice and more!

Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song airs Sunday, March 29 at 9pm on WETA or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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Now Streaming on WETA 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:

  • Beecham House
    Watch all six episodes of this new period drama before it airs this summer!
  • Dishing with Julia
    Stream all six episodes now ahead of the show's April broadcast.
  • Modus, Season 2 
    Binge the second season of this popular Swedish thriller now. 

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!

Front Row Washington Presents A Far Cry

This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a Dumbarton Concerts recital from renowned self-conducted orchestra A Far Cry. This program features Phillip Glass's Symphony No. 3, Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Alberto Ginastera's Concerto per Corde, Opus 33 and more!

Front Row Washington airs Monday March 23 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9FM.

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Ken Burns's Landmark Documentary Baseball Now Free to Stream

In light of the cancellation of major sports leagues across the United States, PBS and Ken Burns have teamed up to make his landmark Baseball series available to stream for free via the PBS Video App. Revisit the history of America's pastime and get your sporting fix on PBS. 

Ken Burns's Baseball is available for streaming now on the free PBS Video App. 

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Our Stay at Home Survival Guide Has Ideas for Parents, Kids and More

We're social distancing. We're avoiding crowds. We're doing our best to protect our friends and neighbors. But because of all that we are spending a lot more time at home than usual – and might need a little help figuring out how to navigate it with our families. Let us help with that – we've got suggestions for learning activities, family resources and a little bit of fun stuff too.

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