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July 16 - 22, 2018

The All New Season of Endeavour Continues

Endeavour Season 5 Episode 5

The brand new fifth season of the popular Inspector Morse prequel continues on Masterpiece. This week, the investigation of an assassination attempt is quickly brought to an unexpected end, but Morse continues to probe. He’s soon embroiled in the dark dealings of espionage, big business and a long-held secret at the heart of the Oxford community.

Endeavour, Season 5 airs Sunday, July 22 at 9m on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Earth’s Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes

Life at the Extremes

Learn why wildlife holds the key to survival for the people who live in some of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders, such as northern Australia, northern Siberia and Vanuatu. But animals can be foes as well as friends.

Earth’s Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes airs Wednesday, July 18 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Raised By Wolves Begins on WETA UK 

Raised By Wolves

A sitcom based on the experience of sisters — and series writers — Caitlin and Caroline Moran, Raised by Wolves follows the misadventures of six socially isolated, homeschooled siblings growing up in Wolverhampton.

Raised by Wolves airs Sunday, July 22 at 10pm on WETA UK.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

GBBS Season 4 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:

 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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Classical WETA Opera House Presents The Return of Ulysses

Return of Ulysses

This Saturday, Classical WETA Opera House presents Claudio Monteverdi’s 17th century opera based on the second half of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. In this tale of the triumph of virtue over treachery, Ulysses journeys home from the Trojan Wars to regain his kingdom by defeating treacherous suitors who attempted to deceive his faithful queen, Penelope, during his absence. Christian Curnyn conducts.

Classical WETA Opera House airs Saturday, July 21 at 1pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Share Your Favorite Book!

The Great American Read

Join us for Let’s Chat! What’s Your Favorite Read on Saturday, July 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library in Fairfax, VA. Stop by The Great American Read “recording studio” to participate in an inter-generational event where children, teens and adults have the opportunity to record conversations about their favorite books. This is one of many events designed to promote reading and writing over the summer.

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River Rangers! A Book-Based Summer Science Adventure for Kids

River Rangers Start With A Book

Explore, read, play, invent, build and learn — all about water and the rivers and streams in your community. The River Rangers program is kid-centered with an emphasis on inquiry and creativity. Kids will explore 5 big topics: How rivers are formed; river habitats (who lives here?); people on the river; the water in my cup; and protecting our water through shared books, hands-on activities, writing, educational apps, and local outings. Get the free toolkit and start exploring!

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PBS NewsHour: NASA Scientists Track Climate-Changing Methane Leaks from the Air

PBS NewsHour: Methane Leaks

Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins us from the atmosphere above Southern California, where NASA engineers leverage state-of-the-art technology to measure methane. Released through oil and gas production, livestock emissions, and organic waste, methane is about 85 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

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Discuss the Latest Episode of Endeavour with Telly Visions

Endeavour Recaps

The fifth season of Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour continues, as a photoshoot on an army base turns sinister when a model is found dead. Stop by our British blog for an in-depth recap of “Colours,” and discuss all the twists with other fans.

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The First Time the All Star Game Came to Washington

Boundary Stones All Star Game

As Washington gets set to host the Major League Baseball All Star Game tomorrow night, our Boundary Stones blog turns the clock back to 1937 when the District of Columbia hosted its first Midsummer Classic. Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Jimmy Foxx, and all the other great players of the era came to town and Washington was in something of a dither as game time neared.

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