The Best Shows to Watch this April with WETA Passport

There’s a fresh batch of programs to stream this month with WETA Passport!  Stream THREE new WETA productions: Get Out of Town (join a mother-daughter duo on their road trips within reach of the DC area), Iconic America (follow David Rubenstein as he explores history through national symbols across the country) and Joni Mitchell: Gershwin Prize (celebrate a legendary performer as she receives this distinguished award from the Library of Congress).  And binge-watch TWO exceptional dramas: brand-new Tom Jones from Masterpiece and the thrilling second season of Before We Die (English version) before it airs.  Plus, a new season of My Grandparents’ War for a unique perspective on history, as well as a new episode from NATURE that you won’t want to miss.  Also, if you haven't already, be sure to binge-watch the final season of fan-favorite period drama, Sanditon!  There’s so much to stream this month with WETA Passport, from documentaries to dramas and everything in between.


Get Out of Town

Series Preview: Get Out of Town


Premiering this month is brand-new WETA local series Get Out of Town, which spotlights destinations within a half-day’s drive of D.C. with mother-daughter hosts Laurita and Lauren Portee. The Mid-Atlantic region is a traveler’s paradise. Within just a half-day’s drive of D.C., the possibilities for exploration and adventure are endless. With so many enticing options, it can be hard to know exactly where to go — and what to do when you get there. Join the mother-daughter duo Laurita and Lauren Portee on road trips to amazing destinations near the nation’s capital.

Stream new episodes every Monday starting at 9 PM with WETA Passport!


Tom Jones


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This miniseries reimagines The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, Henry Fielding’s classic novel. A picturesque story of the title character’s complicated journey to find real love, Tom Jones has delighted and scandalized readers since it was originally published in 1749.

Binge all four episodes of this limited series starting April 30, the night of its broadcast premiere, with WETA Passport.


Iconic America

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In ICONIC AMERICA, David M. Rubenstein—co-founder of The Carlyle Group, patriotic philanthropist, lifelong student of history, and the series’ host and executive producer—explores American history through a close examination of iconic national symbols: indelible artifacts, places, and archetypes. Rubenstein is on location and in conversation with historical thinkers, community members, and subject matter experts. Together, they dive deeply into each symbol’s history and how its meaning has changed over time, using these symbols as a gateway to understanding America’s past and present. Emmy-Award-winning production company Show of Force is also an executive producer.

Watch the series premiere starting April 26 at 10 PM with WETA Passport!


Sanditon, Season 3

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The final season of Sanditon is here! Fans are greeted by returning characters and many other beloved residents of the seaside resort town.

Joining the series are new characters that will bring drama, romance and plenty of laughter. Lady Montrose is the quintessential Austen mother—she arrives in Sanditon with one objective: matches for her children, Lydia and Henry. Lydia is an independent young woman who is not as eager for a match as her mother, and Lord Henry—who is confident, but he holds a secret. Rowleigh Pryce is a wealthy investor who is interested in teaming up with Tom Parker on the seaside resort’s expansion. However, their plans soon become complicated. Also new to Sanditon is Alexander’s brother, Samuel Colbourne—a lawyer, and a charming bachelor.

There is much to look forward to in this final season—binge-watch now with WETA Passport!


My Grandparents' War, Season 2

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Follow international stars as they journey into the past to learn about their grandparents’ wartime experiences, and discover the extraordinary impact of global conflict on their families.

Watch the Season 2 premiere starting April 11 at 9 PM with WETA Passport!


Before We Die, Season 2



Before We Die Season 2 picks up three months later with DI Hannah Laing spending the past three months trying to find the mole she believes is in her department while simultaneously trying to take down the Mimica crime family, led by matriarch Dubravka Mimica. Only that way can she guarantee the safety of her son Christian, who’s currently on the run with Dubravka’s daughter Bianca.

Get early binge access to the five-episode season of this drama with WETA Passport starting April 10.


Joni Mitchell: Gershwin Prize

Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Teaser

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After getting her start in coffee shops Joni Mitchell went on to set a new standard, marrying music and lyrics with such songs as “Both Sides, Now.” While her early material is often categorized as “folk,” she became a household name with music that defies categorization.

Watch Joni Mitchell receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize with WETA Passport!


NATURE: The Hummingbird Effect

Preview of The Hummingbird Effect


Discover how tiny hummingbirds influence their many flowering kingdoms and their ripple effects on macaws, quetzals, monkeys, tapirs and more. Set in the exotic landscapes of Costa Rica.

Watch this magical episode on April 12 at 8 PM with WETA Passport!


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