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September 14 - September 20, 2020

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with WETA

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WETA proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special programming that highlights the rich culture and history of Hispanic Americans. Our programming begins Tuesday with Building the American Dream, a documentary which tells the story of immigrant construction workers in Texas who are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. 

Building the American Dream airs Tuesday, September 15 at 10pm on WETA PBS or stream with the free PBS Video app.

 

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Season 4 of Last Tango in Halifax Begins Sunday

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This triple BAFTA-winning drama tells the story of love-struck Alan Buttershaw (Derek Jacobi) and Celia Dawson (Anne Reid) who rediscover their love for each other 60 years after they first met. In Series 4, Alan and Celia enter their seventh year of marriage and settle into a lovely new home, only to find that they aren't always seeing eye to eye. Clashing politics, Alan's new job and other distractions create tensions in the household that threaten their marital bliss.

Last Tango in Halifax airs Sunday, September 20 at 8pm on WETA PBS or stream with the free PBS Video app.

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Frontline: Policing the Police 2020 Dives Deep into One of America's Most Critical Issues

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A new episode of Frontline investigates race, policing, and the struggle to hold police departments accountable for misconduct. In the wake of George Floyd's killing, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb examines prospects for reform, and returns to the case of one troubled department he first visited in 2016. 

Frontline: Policing the Police 2020 airs Tuesday, September 15 at 9pm or stream with the free PBS Video app.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

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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!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:

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Stream Three Superlative Performances From the National Symphony Orchestra, This Month Only

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September is traditionally the kick-off for the new National Symphony Orchestra season. While we can't enjoy new performances in-person at the Kennedy Center, we've decided to celebrate our hometown orchestra with not one, not two, but three special NSO performances from our archive, now available on our website. "Three Conductors and a Concertmaster" aired on Classical WETA in February 2019; "A French Celebration" aired April 2019 and "Noseda Conducts Mahler and Tchaikovsky" aired April 2020.

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WETA Offers Back-to-School Resources for At-Home Learning 

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Throughout the fall, WETA will offer educational programming on WETA PBS and WETA World to extend children's learning and engagement. Parents and teachers will also be able to find teacher-led instructional programming for grades K-7, with each program being supplemented with grade-level learning resources across subjects. These services are in addition to the educational children's series that air around the clock on WETA PBS Kids.

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AFI Latin American Film Festival, Sponsored by WETA World, Begins September 25

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WETA World is a proud sponsor of the AFI Latin American Film Festival, which runs from September 25 to October 7. This year's festival has been re-imagined as a vibrant virtual showcase, presenting Latin America's prolific and versatile talent online during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The wide-ranging selection of 26 films spans international festival favorites and award winners, local box-office hits, and dynamic debuts from a new generation of Latin American filmmakers. The virtual AFI Latin American Film Festival gives film fans the unique chance to watch excellent new work from Latin America at home.

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Don't Miss a Conversation with Two Giants of American Poetry 

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Join WETA and PBS Books for a virtual conversation with United States poets laureate Joy Harjo and Rita Dove on Monday, September 21 at 6:30pm. The event, which will be shared on Facebook Live, is part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity on September 25-27. This year's festival will culminate in a two-hour broadcast special on Sunday, September 27 that explores the ingenuity of acclaimed American authors such as Madeline Albright, John Grisham, and Salman Rushdie. Please email outreach@weta.org if you have any questions.

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Your Gift Matched When You Make the Switch! 

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"Make the Switch."

Your support for WETA goes even further when you have your monthly donation automatically deducted from your checking account. And for every WETA member who makes the switch through September 20, generous donors will match the first monthly gift dollar-for-dollar up to $100! Make the switch today or become a brand-new WETA monthly sustainer and take advantage of this special match opportunity!

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