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September 17 - 23, 2018

Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew

Anne of Green Gables

A story based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s characters continues to follow Anne Shirley’s journey to Queen’s College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla and struggles with loneliness, city life and the intense competition.

Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew airs Sunday, September 23 at 7:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The Amazing Human Body

The Amazing Human Body

Explore the internal mechanics of the human body through pioneering graphics and captivating scientific case studies in this three-part series aired back-to-back-to-back.

The Amazing Human Body airs Wednesday, September 19 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The Miniaturist Concludes

The Miniaturist

Don't miss the dramatic conclusion to this period thriller, as Johannes is on trial for his life. Elsewhere, Marin also faces a life-or-death struggle, while Nella takes charge of the sugar stockpile and the household.

The Miniaturist airs Sunday, September 23 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

Mark Twain

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:

  • Mark Twain
    Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of the writer's extraordinary life.
  • The French Chef with Julia Child 
    Chefs of all ages and abilities can share Julia Child's love of authentic French food and learn to cook some of her most loved dishes with WETA Passport!
  • The Frankie Drake Mysteries 
    Follow the adventures of two female detectives in 1920s Toronto in this WETA Passport exclusive series. Watch the first five episodes 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!

Boundary Stones

Front Row Washington Presents Guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski

Front Row Washington: Łukasz Kuropaczewski

This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a Marlow Guitar Series recital from guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski. The program includes Catalan Folk Songs by Miguel Llobet, 24 Preludes for Guitar by Manuel Ponce, Rossiniana No. 3 by Mauro Giuliani and more.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, September 17 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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AFI Latin American Film Festival

AFI: Latin American Film Festival

WETA TV 26 is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 AFI Latin American Film Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center from September 13-October 3. The festival showcases the works of established and emerging filmmakers from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections.

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PBS NewsHour: Flying Into Hurricanes, Scientists Search For More Certainty

PBS NewsHour: Flying Into Hurricanes

How do meteorologists and scientists make predictions about the power and trajectory of a hurricane? Buckle up. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins a crew of scientists who fly right into the eye of Hurricane Florence.

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The Hurricane That Created the Ocean City We Know Today

NOAA illustration showing rainfall from 1933 Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane.

In August 1933, the fiercest storm the nation’s capital had seen in decades pushed a wall of water up the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. In a matter of hours, over six inches of rain fell on D.C. High winds toppled trees. Floodwaters submerged highways. Roofs were torn off buildings. A train crossing the Anacostia River was swept off its tracks. The list went on… Damage was even worse in Ocean City, Maryland, yet the storm was considered a positive development there. Huh?

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