The Best Shows to Stream this Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’re excited to share GOSPEL, a brand-new four-hour documentary series from longtime WETA partner Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., airing February 12 at 9 PM (get early access with WETA Passport on February 4)! Explore other exceptional programs in our special streaming lineup that includes WETA productions like Get Out of Town and WETA Arts, as well as powerful documentaries like American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free and Barry Farm: Community, Land and Justice in Washington, DC. For our full list of Black History Month programs, visit Make sure you catch new episodes of Signature Dish starting February 19 to learn about the best French and Chinese cuisine in Metro D.C.! Also, great news for WETA Passport members: binge-watch the just-added Season 2 of international drama, Sisi: Austrian Empress now. Happy viewing!



GOSPEL Inside Look


Dig deep into the origin story of Black gospel music, coming out of slavery, blending with the blues tradition, and soaring to new heights during the Great Migration. From Mahalia to Kirk Franklin, in the last century, gospel music has become the dominant form of African American religious expression and provided a soundtrack of healing and uplift to those at the front lines of protest and change.

Get early access with WETA Passport on February 4 or stream as it airs on the free PBS App on February 12 at 9 PM.


Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

A visionary known for his restless aesthetic, Miles Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.

Learn about this legendary musician now before the episode leaves WETA Passport on February 24!

Barry Farm: Community, Land and Justice in Washington, DC

Barry Farm: Community, Land & Justice in Washington, DC


The empty fields of Barry Farm hold powerful memories of enslaved people to one of DC’s first thriving Black communities, until 2018, when the final community members were removed to make way for redevelopment. Told by the generations of residents, as well as DC’s leading historians, artists, musicians and analysts, this story tells of a community that risks being erased from the map.

Learn about the history of this community now on the free PBS App.


American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free

How It Feels To Be Free

1h 53m

A documentary that tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American women entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

Hear their stories now on the free PBS App.


WETA Arts: February 2024

Preview: WETA Arts February 2024


Host Felicia Curry interviews mezzo-soprano superstar Denyce Graves, whose foundation works to promote equity and inclusion in American classical vocal arts. Viewers also meet Kat Arias, a professional choreographer/instructor for the Latin dance style bachata. Plus, a special segment about Alma Thomas, the influential D.C. artist and educator.

Watch this episode starting February 5 at 9:30 PM on the free PBS App.


Get Out of Town

Shenandoah Valley, VA

28m 32s

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.

Binge-watch Season 1 now on the free PBS App before the Season 2 premiere coming soon this spring! Also, great news for fans! Get a chance to meet Get Out of Town hosts Laurita and Lauren Portee at the DC Travel & Adventure Show, February 24-25 at the Washington Convention Center.


Signature Dish

Why is Wood-Fired Pizza at Frankly... Pizza! so Flavorful?


Signature Dish host and producer Seth Tillman combines a gourmand's appreciation for the area's diverse culinary offerings with a keen interest in the people who make local communities thrive. On each Signature Dish episode, he visits three restaurants, and does more than simply taste the signature dish; he explores the backstory of the restaurant, its neighborhood and the people behind the food.

Stream new episodes on the free PBS App every Monday at 9 PM starting February 19!


Sisi: Austrian Empress

Season 2 Preview


At the start of Season 2, Bismarck wants Austria out of the Federation, even if it means war. Franz’s only hope is to seek help from his past foe, Napoleon. Can he be won over?

Binge-watch just-added Season 2 now with WETA Passport!


Mary Berry Makes It Easy

mary berry makes it easy

Mary Berry makes cooking easy over six delicious episodes, as she comes to the aid of some well-known and much-loved friends – both old and new – who are each struggling with a different cooking dilemma. Mary shows them – and the viewers – just how easy preparing mouth-watering food can be with her brilliant, easy-to-follow new recipes. 

Binge-watch this brand-new cooking series starting February 24 with WETA Passport.


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