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N OV E M B E R 2 011 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

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PRIMETIME THE WETA PRODUCTION PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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ver the years, Americans have been reminded of the importance of bringing science and explorations of the natural world to young people to inspire them to delve further into these fascinating realms and to spark their curiosity in further inquiry. At WETA Television, science and nature program genres are integral to the educational offerings we present on the air. From NOVA and Nature to documentary films and science specials, we offer a window on the world, and our children’s programs help introduce our youngest viewers to science concepts and nature. These broadcasts have long been a vital part of WETA’s service to the public in Greater Washington, dating back to our very first production, the 1958 series Time for Science. See pages 2–3 for a look at WETA’s science and nature programming, past and present. This month, tune in to WETA TV 26 and WETA HD on Wednesdays for Nature — and for the special four-part NOVA miniseries The Fabric of the Cosmos, followed by the reprised NOVA miniseries The Elegant Universe. These NOVA films explore intriguing concepts in physics surrounding space, time, our universe and forces in nature. In other programming, we present two new WETA productions: America in Primetime, an engaging cultural exploration of the evolution of character archetypes in popular primetime television, and Country Music: In Performance at the White House, which celebrates iconic country songs with a host of top musical artists. Enjoy WETA’s November broadcasts, and thank you for your support. Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

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Country Music: In Performance at the White House The WETA production airs Wednesday, November 23 at 8 p.m. and repeats Sunday, November 27 at 7 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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he latest production — the 47th — in WETA’s long-running arts series In Performance at the White House features a special concert celebrating iconic country music with an all-star lineup of top musical artists performing at the White House for the President and Mrs. Obama. The performance will be taped in the East Room of the White House this month and broadcast November 23 on PBS stations nationwide. WETA has collaborated with every administration since President Carter’s to showcase America’s performing arts, and Country Music is the seventh collaboration with the White House during President Obama’s administration.

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WETA Create 26.2 Over the Air Via Antenna Cox 800 Comcast 265 FiOS 474 RCN 39 COVER: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: EVA LONGORIA, ALEC BALDWIN, JULIANNA MARGULIES, RAINN WILSON, CANDICE BERGEN, MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS, MARY TYLER MOORE, JON HAMM, ROSEANNE BARR. CENTER: NORMAN LEAR. PHOTOS COURTESY AMERICA IN PRIMETIME


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The WETA production airs Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning October 30 on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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In the Spotlight new WETA miniseries explores how America’s greatest primetime television dramas and sitcoms have served as a lens on American society, showcasing this iconic American art form that has both reflected and shaped our national character. The four-part documentary — which premieres October 30 — is a production of WETA and The Documentary Group in association with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. America in Primetime explores some of the most compelling shows on television today, and their roots in programs from the past (such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, above), by focusing on key character archetypes — the independent woman, the man of the house, the misfit and the crusader — that have remained a staple of primetime through the generations, capturing both the continuity of the character and its evolution. The production features more than 100 in-depth interviews with the creators, writers and actors — from Eva Longoria to Alec Baldwin, Norman Lear to Carl Reiner, Alan Alda to Candice Bergen — who give life to the characters that have so resonated with television audiences. Funding for America in Primetime is provided by Dove, a Unilever brand; the Annenberg Foundation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and PBS.

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Sundays, November 6 & 13 on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

asterpiece presents two contemporary dramas in November featuring stars of the big screen. Page Eight (November 6), a two-hour intrigue about an aging spy who stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government, stars Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. The Song of Lunch (November 13), an hour-long, funny, bittersweet drama — adapted from Christopher Reid’s poem — eavesdrops on two ex-lovers who meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before. Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman (at left) star.

Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Viking River Cruises, with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust.

on November 14, featuring Kevin O’Connor

opular home improvement series Ask This Old House will be in Greater Washington in November to tape segments for programs that will air in the spring. Join host Kevin O’Connor (second from right, alongside general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook) at WETA on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. The special event — featuring a “What Is It” segment spotlighting a mystery tool; a discussion; and a questionand-answer session — is open to WETA members and will take place at WETA’s Shirlington headquarters at 3939 Campbell Avenue in Arlington, Virginia. To attend, RSVP by emailing events@weta.org or by calling 703-998-2065.

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hroughout its 50 years on the air, WETA TV 26 has presented a wide diversity of programming, and among the station’s important educational offerings have been science and nature productions that explore our world, spark curiosity and inspire awe and fascination in viewers of all ages. In fact, WETA’s very first production was in this genre — the series Time for Science was created for area students and hosted by local instructor Darrell Drummond. Since those early days a half century ago, the genius of the science and nature programming that WETA broadcasts has been that it makes complex ideas accessible. From illuminations of innumerable creatures of the animal kingdom to explanations of the latest theories in astrophysics, from explorations of habitats to studies of human origins and DNA, these programming genres have spotlighted a vast array of topics with compelling narratives and gorgeous imagery.

Memorable Programs Beyond Time for Science and other early local educational productions, WETA also has created science and nature programs in the station’s national production portfolio. Memorable WETA productions have included mid-1990s collaborations with National Geographic (such as Reflections on Elephants, Jewels of the Caribbean Sea, Island of the Giant Bears, The Heart

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of Africa); the 1995 miniseries Mystery of the Senses; the 1998 miniseries Cancer Wars, exploring cancer research and therapies; the mid-2000s series Rough Science, featuring scientists using their ingenuity in the field; and the 2009 special Anatomy of a Pandemic, spotlighting the H1N1 virus. WETA has also broadcast an array of PBS science and nature specials and series, long a staple of each month’s program schedule — alongside other program acquisitions. The science series NOVA and natural history series Nature have been public television’s marquee programs in these genres. These acclaimed series, on the air since 1974 and 1981, respectively, have collectively presented hundreds of productions, reaping every major television industry award many times over.

Charismatic Hosts Of course, bringing complex concepts to life and illuminating the natural world is no easy task — and those notable personalities who have excelled at making ideas comprehensible and engaging have become television icons. Among the memorable people in the long history of WETA’s science and nature broadcasts have been David Garroway, who produced the astronomy series Exploring the Universe during the early 1960s; Jacob Bronowski, who hosted the 1974 series The Ascent of Man; astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan in his groundbreaking 1980 series Cosmos; historian David McCullough in Smithsonian World, which premiered in 1984 and which WETA


co-produced for six seasons; James Burke, whose 1986 series The Day the Universe Changed spotlighted advances in science and technology; Alan Alda, who hosted Scientific American Frontiers for more than a decade beginning in 1993; physicist Stephen Hawking in the 1997 miniseries Stephen Hawking’s Universe; and more recently, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, formerly of science magazine NOVA scienceNOW. In the realm of natural history, WETA has aired many productions by the BBC’s Sir David Attenborough, who with his film unit over many decades has created an astonishing output of popular series and specials such as The Life of Birds. In primatology, Jane Goodall brought her studies to public television in films such as the 1984 production Among the Wild Chimpanzees. In the seas, mariner-naturalist Jacques Cousteau brought viewers his Odyssey series from 1977 to 1981 — and later his son Jean-Michel Cousteau, in his 2006 series Ocean Adventures, spotlighted denizens of the deep and their habitat. Currently, WETA presents science and nature programming each Wednesday night on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD as an important part of the station’s ongoing public service to the community of Greater Washington. And WETA also airs engaging, entertaining productions in these genres on the WETA Kids channel for young viewers. Children’s series such as Sid the Science Kid, SciGirls, Wild Kratts, Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies and Dinosaur Train inspire interest in science and the natural world. Tune in — and enjoy the best in science and nature programming on WETA Television.

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NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos

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airs Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 9 p.m.

n a new NOVA miniseries that makes complex science accessible, acclaimed physicist and host Brian Greene explores how much of what we know about our universe — that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists — just might be wrong. The four-part NOVA production The Fabric of the Cosmos explores the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time and the universe. The hour-long programs air on consecutive Wednesdays, presenting big ideas: how empty space is actually full (November 2); what time really is (November 9); quantum theory that exposes a hidden world beneath the one we perceive (November 16); and why other universes may exist (November 23). Based on Greene’s best-selling book, the programs are visually compelling and feature an entertaining presentation of modern physics — interweaving provocative theories, experiments, and stories with clear explanations and imaginative metaphors, as well as state-of-the-art computer graphics. Tune in after The Fabric of the Cosmos on Wednesdays, November 2, 9 and 16 for the reprised 2003 NOVA miniseries The Elegant Universe, also featuring Brian Greene. That production explores physicists’ “string theory” — a revolutionary approach to a unified understanding of nature’s forces. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. Major funding for The Fabric of the Cosmos is provided by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding for the production is provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Department of Energy.

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WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

November primetime simulcast listings.

Weeknight primetime simulcast programming repeats the following weekday on WETA TV 26 starting at noon.

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Nature: The Animal House

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos (Pt 1 of 4) NOVA: The Elegant Universe (Pt 1 of 3)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge (to 9:52pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge: Give Me the Banjo (to 11pm) & Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Doc Martin III (Pt 8 of 9. Nowt So Queer) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin III (Pt 9 of 9. Happily Ever After) (to 9:33pm)

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America in Primetime (Pt 2 of 4. Man of the House)

Masterpiece Contemporary: Page Eight (to 11pm) & Hustle, Series I (Pt 4 of 6) (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk

Antiques Roadshow: Naughty or Nice

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Sherlock (Ep 1 of 3. A Study in Pink)

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Nature: Jungle Eagle

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos (Pt 2 of 4) NOVA: The Elegant Universe (Pt 2 of 3)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Problem of Thor Bridge

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Underdog (to 9:52pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

PBS Arts from Chicago: American Masters: Bill T. Jones (to 11pm) & Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Doc Martin IV (Pt 1 of 8. Better the Devil) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin IV (Pt 2 of 8. Uneasy Lies the Head) (to 9:33pm)

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America in Primetime (Pt 3 of 4. The Misfit) Masterpiece Contemporary: The Song of Lunch

Hustle, Series I (Pts 5 & 6 of 6) (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Tasty Treasures

William & Mary, Series II (Pts 2 & 3 of 6) (to 11:35pm)

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Sherlock (Ep 2 of 3. The Blind Banker)

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Nature: My Life as a Turkey

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos (Pt 3 of 4) NOVA: The Elegant Universe (Pt 3 of 3)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Case of the Missing Will (to 9:52pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who Rock

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Doc Martin IV (Pt 3 of 8. Perish Together as Fools) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin IV (Pt 4 of 8. Driving Mr. McLynn) (to 9:33pm)

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America in Primetime (Pt 4 of 4. The Crusader)

Woody Allen: American Masters (Pt 1 of 2) (to 11pm) & Hustle, Series II (Pt 1 of 6) (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Atlantic City, NJ

Woody Allen: American Masters (Pt 2 of 2)

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Sherlock (Ep 3 of 3. The Great Game)

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Country Music: In Performance at the White House

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos (Pt 4 of 4) George Carlin: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (to 11:30pm)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Chocolate Box (to 9:52pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

PBS Arts from Los Angeles: Il Postino from the LA Opera (to 11:30pm) & Need to Know (to 12m)

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Doc Martin IV (Pt 5 of 8. The Departed) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin IV (Pt 6 of 8. Midwife Crisis) (to 9:33pm)

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The Attenborough Collection: Polar Bear: Arctic Warrior

Masterpiece Contemporary: Framed

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Antiques Roadshow: Madison, WI

Antiques Roadshow: Denver, CO

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Angle of Attack (Pts 1 & 2 of 2)

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Nature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs

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The Magic of Audrey

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Britain’s Royal Wedding (Pt 2 of 2)

(from 9:52pm) The WETA Mystery: Foyle’s War: Fifty Ships (to 11:35pm)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Four Weddings and a Funeral (to 11:30pm)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

William & Mary, Series I (Pt 6 of 6) & William & Mary, Series II (Pt 1 of 6) (to 11:35pm) Frontline: Syria Undercover (to 11pm) & Women, War & Peace (Pt 5 of 5) (to 12m)

(from 9:52pm) The WETA Mystery: Foyle’s War: Among the Few (to 11:35pm)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Moonstruck (to 11:15pm)

Antiques Roadshow: Simply the Best

Nazi Hunt: Elusive Justice (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:52pm) The WETA Mystery: Foyle’s War: War Games (to 11:35pm) Need to Know

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Dressed to Kill (to 11:03pm)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

William & Mary II (Pt 4 of 6) (to 11:30pm) Frontline: A Perfect Terrorist

(from 9:52pm) The WETA Mystery: Foyle’s War: The Funk Hole (to 11:35pm)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: The Music Man (to 12:05am) & The WETA Movie: Annie Get Your Gun (to 1:52am) Hustle II (Pts 2 & 3 of 6) (to 12:30am) Smothered: Censorship Struggles of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (to 11:30pm) Frontline: Flying Cheap

NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

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Frontline: The Anthrax Files (to 11pm) & Women, War & Peace (Pt 4 of 5) (to 12m)

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Stop the Presses (to 11:30pm)

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Charlie Rose airs late weeknights (check listings)


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD November simulcast primetime listings, plus weekends for WETA TV 26

• Programming on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD is exactly the same — simulcast — Monday through Friday nights from 7 p.m. through Charlie Rose, and each weekend evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays.

• Please note that Saturday and Sunday daytime listings that follow are for WETA TV 26 only unless otherwise indicated. For complete 24-hour schedules of programs on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, visit weta.org/tv.

• Weeknight primetime on WETA TV 26 often repeats the next weekday on WETA TV 26 — see repeat listings. • WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6 a.m.–9 a.m. weekends. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 12 for schedule information. Program Key ■ — WETA productions, co-productions or presentations. {DVI} — Descriptive Video Service. R — Aired within the month. Listings are accurate as of press time. For late-breaking program updates, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org/tv.

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1 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 BRITAIN’S ROYAL WEDDINGS — Part 2 of 2. Exploring the story of Britain’s royal weddings from the 1923 nuptials of the Queen Mother through to those of Charles and Diana, a BBC film spotlights these grand occasions, told from the point of view of attendees. Repeats Wed 11/2, 2pm; Thur 11/3, 1pm, 5pm 9:00 THE MAGIC OF AUDREY — Featuring film clips, screen tests and interviews, a program captures the unique allure and charisma and revisits classic roles of one of the world’s most famous and photographed women, Audrey Hepburn, who lit up the silver screen for decades as a Hollywood star. Repeats Wed 11/2, 3pm; Mon 11/7, 4:30pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: ANTHRAX FILES — The mail investigation. 11:00 WOMEN, WAR & PEACE — A five-part documentary series presents stories of women in conflict zones around the world. Part 4 of 5. The War We Are Living. This episode spotlights two extraordinary Afro-

Thursday nights in November on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA Television’s Thursday night mysteries feature a triple play of classic sleuths: Jeremy Brett stars as Sherlock Holmes at 8 p.m., followed by David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot at 9 p.m. and Michael Kitchen as police inspector Christopher Foyle (above) in two-part episodes of Foyle’s War at 9:52 p.m.

Colombian women who are fighting to hold onto the land that has sustained their community for centuries — and who are standing up for Colombians who have been terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war. Alfre Woodard narrates. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Tuesday, November 1 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The Magic of Audrey explores the life of film icon Audrey Hepburn, spotlighting her classic roles. Film fans — also tune in this month to The WETA Movie, Saturday nights at 9:33 p.m., for Four Weddings and a Funeral (Nov. 5); Moonstruck (Nov. 12); Dressed to Kill (Nov. 19); and double-feature The Music Man and Annie Get Your Gun (Nov. 26).

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: THE ANIMAL HOUSE — Why do some animals build structures, while others don’t? And how do animals decide where to build? Animal homes need to be safe and secure, protected from predators and the weather. Going above ground and under, Nature investigates what goes into making a home when you’re wild. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/3, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS — Physicist and acclaimed author Brian Greene explores the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time and the universe. Part 1 of 4. What Is Space? From the passenger seat of a New York cab driving near the speed of light to a pool hall where billiard tables do fantastical things, Brian Greene reveals space as a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp, and ripple under the influence of gravity. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/3, 3pm 10:00 NOVA: THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE — In a NOVA miniseries, physicist Brian Greene explains a revolutionary, unified new approach to describing nature’s forces — string theory. Part 1 of 3. Einstein’s Dream. Albert Einstein dreamed of finding a single theory that would embrace all of nature’s laws, but came up short. The conflict between general relativity (describing big things like stars and galaxies) and quantum mechanics (describing small things like atoms and subatomic particles)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8 P.M. SCHEDULE UPDATE: AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — A four-part series co-produced by WETA spotlights key character archetypes of primetime television past and present and features more than 100 in-depth interviews with prominent creators, writers and actors who give life to these characters. Part 1 of 4. Independent Woman explores the transformation of women from model housewives to complex, and sometimes controversial, characters. Interviews include Roseanne Barr; Candice Bergen; Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman; Robert and Michelle King and Julianna Margulies; James L. Brooks and Mary Tyler Moore; among others. Repeats Sun 11/6, 2pm


has stymied all who’ve followed — until the discovery of string theory. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/3, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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3 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY FRANCES CARFAX — Lady Frances Carfax is caught between an old family quarrel with her brother and a sinister horseman who seems to haunt her life. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates. Repeats Fri 11/4, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE MYSTERY OF HUNTER’S LODGE — Hastings is invited to a grouse shoot which goes badly. Later that evening a mysterious figure arrives at Hunter’s Lodge and commits murder. Poirot (David Suchet) must shake off illness to find the killer. Repeats Fri 11/4, 2pm 9:52 THE WETA MYSTERY: FOYLE’S WAR: FIFTY SHIPS — While World War II rages, police detective Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) fights crime in his quiet English coastal town, probing war-related cases of murder, espionage and treason. Fifty Ships. Parts 1 & 2 of 2. Foyle’s investigation of a body on a deserted beach puts at risk the donation of American Aid and the crucial start of the Lend-Lease in the war. Repeats Fri 11/4, 3pm 11:35 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

4 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 11/5, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Sat 11/5, 6pm 9:00 PBS ARTS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS: GIVE ME THE BANJO —Join narrator and banjoist Steve Martin to explore the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country — in a performance, part of the PBS Fall Arts Festival, that features music and commentary from artists such as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck, as well as from music historians, instrument builders and collectors. 11:00 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

6 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLES 9:30 TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE 10:00 THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY 10:30 RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY 11:00 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL — (1:57) R 1:30 MORE UNUSUAL ATTRACTIONS—THE WETA GUIDE 2:00 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — Part 1 of 4. Independent Woman. R 3:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: UNIQUE ANTIQUES 4:00 NEIGHBORHOOD EATS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production explores local eateries around Greater Washington, visiting such places as Eastern Market, the Five Guys burger chain, Arlington’s Bob and Edith’s Diner and Mrs. K’s Tollhouse in Silver Spring. 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: NEW ZEALAND — Repeats Mon 11/7, 1:30pm; Thur 11/10, 1pm 6:00 THE ATTENBOROUGH COLLECTION: SERPENT — Naturalist-filmmaker Sir David Attenborough narrates a BBC wildlife special that that explores the world of snakes, which demonstrate a greater range of bizarre and astonishing behavior than almost any other group of animals. Repeats Wed 11/9, 4pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12M: 7:00 NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR — Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Beautiful high-speed footage, combined with high-tech presentations of their amazing abilities, illuminate these birds. {DVI} Repeats Tue 11/8, 1pm

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Fridays in November at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The PBS Fall Arts Festival offers a series of presentations that this month include: Give Me the Banjo, with Steve Martin (Nov. 4); an American Masters special on dance choreographer Bill T. Jones (Nov. 11); the film Women Who Rock (Nov. 18); and the performance Il Postino from the LA Opera, with Plácido Domingo (Nov. 25).

10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 SIMPLY MING 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE 12N CUISINE CULTURE 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 ESSENTIAL PEPIN 1:30 EVERYDAY FOOD 2:00 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30 BAKING WITH JULIA 3:00 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:30 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS 4:00 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:30 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 5:00 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED 5:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:30PM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Parts 8 & 9 of 9. Nowt So Queer/Happily Ever After. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL — The 1994 film by Mike Newell follows the intermittent romance between a charming Englishman (Hugh Grant) and a beautiful American woman (Andie MacDowell) who always seem to run into each other at weddings. (1:57) Repeats Sun 11/6, 11:30am

5 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm (except Veterans Day, Friday, November 11; these November 5 episodes repeat on Friday, November 18 at 4 p.m.)

Sunday, November 6 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Masterpiece features spy drama Page Eight, starring Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy — along with Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes.

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11:00 WOMEN, WAR & PEACE — Part 5 of 5. War Redefined. Interviews with leading thinkers, secretaries of state and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making challenge the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The episode includes conversations with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her predecessors Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — R  epeats next weekday, noon

7 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: JUNK IN THE TRUNK — This special edition highlights never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2011 season. Repeats Tue 11/8, 2pm; Wed 11/9, 1pm; Sun 11/13, 3pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: NAUGHTY OR NICE — A special features favorite appraisals from past seasons. Repeats Tue 11/8, 3pm; Sun 11/13, 4pm 10:00 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES I — A romantic British drama stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and Julie Graham as lonely hearts looking for love. Part 6 of 6. William tries to sell the firm Shawcross & Sons; he can’t abide Mary’s ex-lover staying with her and breaks off the relationship with her. 10:50 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES II — Part 1 of 6. As Series Two begins, William sells Shawcross & Sons and begins to set up a new business. William and Mary try to plan their wedding, and Molly and Rick surprise everyone. 11:35 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE PROBLEM OF THOR BRIDGE — A dejected wife arranges to meet her children’s governess at Thor Bridge but is gunned down in cold blood. Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Dr. Watson (Edward Hardwicke) investigate. 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE UNDERDOG — Sir Rueben Astwell decides to file the details of a newly discovered compound at home, but his ambitions to cash in on the possible war with Germany are thwarted when he is killed. Poirot (David Suchet) investigates. 9:52 THE WETA MYSTERY: FOYLE’S WAR: AMONG THE FEW — While World War II rages, police detective Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) fights crime in his quiet English coastal town. Among the Few. Parts 1 & 2 of 2. Pilots and their girlfriends live fast and die young in a story of greed and passion in which Foyle finds that appearances are deceptive. 11:35 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

11 Friday 7AM–6:30PM VICTORY AT SEA — Marking Veteran’s Day, WETA TV 26 and WETA HD present a 26-part 1953

8 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK — A contemporary take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes crime novels sets the mysteries in present-day London and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Baker Street sleuth and Martin Freeman as his sidekick Doctor Watson. A Study in Pink. When a woman, dressed all in pink, turns up murdered in an abandoned building, Sherlock must catch the killer. Repeats Wed 11/9, 2pm 9:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:00 FRONTLINE: SYRIA UNDERCOVER — A look inside Syria.

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8:00 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — A WETA co-production explores how television archetypes have evolved through the generations. Part 2 of 4. Man of the House. This episode showcases the evolution of the man of the house from the king of his castle in classic family sitcoms to a more conflicted figure in modern shows. Interviews include Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner (The Cosby Show); David Chase (The Sopranos); Ron Howard (The Andy Griffith Show); Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show); and Phil Rosenthal and Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond).  Repeats Tue 11/8, 5pm; Sun 11/13, 2pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY: PAGE EIGHT — An aging spy stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. But will it bring down his own career first? Bill Nighy stars, with Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, who plays the agent’s mysterious next-door neighbor. {DVI} Repeats Mon 11/7, 2:30pm 11:00 HUSTLE, SERIES I — An action-packed BBC series continues, following the fortunes of a gang of five expert London con artists — criminals with conscience. Part 4 of 6. Victor Maher, a hard-nosed ex-cop is on Mickey’s case. Maher has damning evidence on Danny Blue and is prepared to use it unless Mickey helps him catch a thief.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: JUNGLE EAGLE — The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. They are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this documentary, an intrepid team steps into the world of this eagle to capture images of them bringing large monkeys to the nest to feed their young. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/10, 2pm; Sun 11/13, 7pm; Mon 11/14, 5pm 9:00 NOVA: THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS — Part 2 of 4. The Illusion of Time. Physicist Brian Greene embarks on a time traveling adventure, hurtling 50 years into the future before traveling back to the past. Along the way, he will reveal a new way of thinking about time in which moments past, present, and future exist all at once. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/10, 3pm 10:00 NOVA: THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE — Part 2 of 3. The String’s the Thing. Physicist Brian Greene’s exploration of string theory examines the steps that led from a forgotten 200-year-old math formula to the first glimmerings of strings — quivering strands of energy whose different vibrations give rise to quarks, electrons, photons and all other elementary particles. Repeats Thur 11/10, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Mondays, November 7 & 14 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Martin Clunes of Doc Martin stars with Julie Graham in series two of the romantic British comedy William & Mary. An additional episode airs Monday, November 21 at 10:30 p.m.

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Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 15 & 22 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch (left) as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson in three cases set in modern-day London.

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IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12M: S 7:00 NATURE: JUNGLE EAGLE — See the Wednesday, November 9, 8 p.m. listing. {DVI} Repeats Mon 11/14, 5pm; Tue 11/15, 1pm 8:00 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — Part 3 of 4. The Misfit. Celebrate the unique characters who defied comic stereotypes and societal expectations to reflect America’s diverse personalities. Interviews include Alec Baldwin; Diablo Cody (The United States of Tara); Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson (The Office); Larry David; Paul Feig and Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks); Mitchell Hurwitz (Arrested Development); and Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show), among others. Repeats Tue 11/15, 5pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY: THE SONG OF LUNCH — In a new drama, two ex-lovers meet at their favorite dining haunt from years before. Will sparks reignite? Will some other explosion ensue? Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman star in this funny, bittersweet film adapted from Christopher Reid’s captivating poem. 10:00 HUSTLE, SERIES I — Part 5 of 6. The team attempts to scam Katherine Winterborn, a hard-nosed, highpowered businesswoman. They desperately need to succeed because their stash of cash is running low, and because Ash’s ex-wife and grifter colleague needs medical care. 11:00 HUSTLE, SERIES I — Part 6 of 6. Mickey and Danny complete the “sale” of one of London’s top tourist attractions to arrogant, fairground owner Arthur Bond, who couldn’t be happier with his new star attraction. Meanwhile, Albert has already lined up the gang’s next mark: a greedy, secret gambler with a weakness for prostitutes.

documentary series — in its entirety — that spotlights major naval campaigns of World War II, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, battles in the North Atlantic, the Midway and Leyte Gulf campaigns and more. NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT PBS NEWSHOUR WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 11/12, 6:30pm INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 11/12, 6pm PBS ARTS FROM CHICAGO: AMERICAN MASTERS: BILL T. JONES — A program follows award-winning director/choreographer Bill T. Jones as he leads his company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray, an original dance-theater piece created in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. The film is part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. NEED TO KNOW CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, November 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:15PM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Parts 1 & 2 of 8. Better the Devil/Uneasy Lies the Head. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: MOONSTRUCK — In Norman Jewison’s 1987 romantic comedy, an Italian-American widow (Cher), engaged to a reticent suitor (Danny ­Aiello), falls in love with his brother (Nicolas Cage). (1:42) Repeats Sun 11/13, 11:30am

14 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: TASTY TREASURES — A special edition features a cornucopia of antiques and collectibles for and about eating and drinking. Repeats Tue 11/15, 2pm; Wed 11/16, 1pm; Sun 11/20, 3pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: SIMPLY THE BEST — This special edition showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind. Repeats Tue 11/15, 3pm; Sun 11/20, 4pm 10:00 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES II — The second series of a romantic British drama stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and Julie Graham as lonely hearts looking for love. Part 2 of 6. The firm’s first funeral and a stillbirth complicate Rick and Molly’s big day. William hunts for a larger house for the extended family. 10:50 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES II — Part 3 of 6. William suffers stress in the small house, but the new house isn’t progressing. Meanwhile, the firm receives death threats over the funeral of a convicted killer. 11:35 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

13 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, November 6 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: MOONSTRUCK — (1:42) R 1:30 THE CATHEDRAL—WETA ALL ACCESS — A WETA TV 26 production explores the history and many facets of the 100-year old grand gothic cathedral, which towers over Washington, D.C. from the top of Mt. St. Alban. 2:00 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — Part 2 of 4. Man of the House. R 3:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: JUNK IN THE TRUNK — R 4:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: NAUGHTY OR NICE — R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS— Repeats Mon 11/14, 1:30pm; Thur 11/17, 1pm 6:00 THE ATTENBOROUGH COLLECTION: KILLER WHALE — From the poles to the tropics killer whales dominates the seas. But what is the secret behind the creatures’ success? A documentary narrated by naturalistfilmmaker Sir David Attenborough offers revolutionary insight into the lives of these creatures, exploring the killer whale’s winning formula. Repeats Mon 11/14, 2:30pm; Wed 11/16, 4pm

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PHOTO OF KURT LISHKA, COLOGNE, GERMANY, 1971. COURTESY HARRY DREIFUSS

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Tuesday, November 15 at 9:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The film Nazi Hunt: Elusive Justice explores efforts to track down, apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of Holocaust-era crimes.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER — A contemporary take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes crime novels sets the mysteries in present-day London. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star as Holmes and Watson. The Blind Banker. When a banker is found dead inside his locked apartment, Sherlock and Watson follow the clues that lead to an underground crime gang. But who is the gangleader? Repeats Wed 11/16, 2pm 9:30 NAZI HUNT: ELUSIVE JUSTICE — A documentary explores the 65-year effort to identify, prosecute and punish the 20th century’s most notorious murderers. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

16 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: MY LIFE AS A TURKEY — Based on the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto, portrayed by photographer Jeff Palmer, this film chronicles Hutto’s experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood in the wilds of Florida. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/17, 2pm; Sun 11/20, 7pm 9:00 NOVA: THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS — Part 3 of 4. Quantum Leap. Physicist Brian Greene explores the

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November 20–21 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Biography series American Masters explores the life and work of film director and actor Woody Allen in a two–part documentary.

realm of quantum physics, which governs the universe on the tiniest of scales. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/17, 3pm 10:00 NOVA: THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE — Part 3 of 3. Welcome to the 11th Dimension. Physicist Brian Greene’s explor­ ation of “string theory” continues. Scientists revolutionized the theory by successfully uniting the five different versions into a single theory, a development that required a total of 11 dimensions, the eleventh of which features strings with truly science-fiction-like qualities. Repeats Thur 11/17, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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18 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 11/19, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 11/19, 6pm 9:00 PBS ARTS FROM CLEVELAND: WOMEN WHO ROCK — A film spotlights women musicians, from Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, exploring what it means to be female in the male-dominated world of rock and roll and how dynamics between the sexes have changed with time. 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF SHOSCOMBE OLD PLACE — Sir Robert Norebertson has gambled all on the success of a horse in the Champion Stakes — if it loses, he’ll be ruined. Jeremy Brett stars as Holmes. Repeats Fri 11/18, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE CASE OF THE MISSING WILL — Shortly after an academic changes his will, asking Poirot (David Suchet) to be executor and leaving his entire estate to Violet, his ward, he dies. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold — and Poirot suspects foul play. Repeats Fri 11/18, 2pm 9:52 THE WETA MYSTERY: FOYLE’S WAR: WAR GAMES — While World War II rages, police detective Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) fights crime in his quiet English coastal town. War Games. Parts 1 & 2 of 2. Divided loyalties lead to revenge and murder when a businessman puts profits before principles in a pact with the Nazis. 11:35 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, November 6 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: DRESSED TO KILL — (1:30) R 1:00 THE WETA GUIDE TO UNUSUAL ATTRACTIONS 1:30 NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER—WETA ALL ACCESS 2:00 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — Part 3 of 4. The Misfit. R 3:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: TASTY TREASURES — R 4:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: SIMPLY THE BEST — R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: TEXAS — Repeats Mon 11/21, 1:30pm 6:00 THE ATTENBOROUGH COLLECTION: LEOPARD: AGENT OF DARKNESS — Naturalist-filmmaker Sir David Attenborough narrates a BBC wildlife special that follows the least known of Africa’s big cats, observing their nocturnal lives with the help of advanced cameras that capture leopards hunting, mating and rearing cubs. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12M: 7:00 NATURE: MY LIFE AS A TURKEY — See the Wednesday, November 16, 8 p.m. listing. {DVI} Repeats Mon 11/21, 5pm; Tue 11/22, 1pm 8:00 AMERICA IN PRIMETIME — Part 4 of 4. The Crusader delves into the grey area between right and wrong as television heroes confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice. Interviews include Alan Alda; Steven Bochco and David Milch (NYPD Blue); Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files); Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow (24); Michael C. Hall (Dexter); Shawn Ryan and Michael Chiklis (The Shield); and David Shore and Hugh Laurie (House), among others. Repeats Tue 11/22, 5pm 9:00 WOODY ALLEN: AMERICAN MASTERS — Part 1 of 2. Gaining unprecedented access to the notoriously private film legend, Emmy Award-winning director Robert Weide delves into Woody Allen’s life and creative process. The two-part film includes interviews with a host of actors who have collaborated with Allen. Repeats Mon 11/21, 3pm 11:00 HUSTLE, SERIES II — Part 1 of 6. Mickey, Danny, Ash, Stacie and Albert return to set up more scams that target the greedy, unethical and malevolent members of society. When the team discovers that old-time grifter, Harry Holmes, has been banged up in prison, they decide to avenge him.

21 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Repeats Tue 11/22, 2pm; Wed 11/23, 1pm 9:00 WOODY ALLEN: AMERICAN MASTERS — Part 2 of 2. See the Sunday, November 20, 9 p.m. listing. Repeats Tue 11/22, 3pm 10:30 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES II — A romantic British drama stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and Julie Graham as lonely hearts looking for love. Part 4 of 6. The new house project runs into trouble; meanwhile Mary takes on some of the independent midwives’ clients. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, November 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:03PM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Parts 3 & 4 of 8. Perish Together As Fools/Driving Mr. McLynn. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: DRESSED TO KILL — In Brian De Palma’s 1980 suspense-drama, a psychiatrist (Michael Caine), a prostitute (Nancy Allen) and the son of a slain woman (Angie Dickinson) try to track down the dead woman’s killer. (1:30) Repeats Sun 11/20, 11:30am

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK: THE GREAT GAME — A contemporary take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes crime novels sets the mysteries in present-day London. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star as Holmes and Watson. In The Great Game, Sherlock must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him. Repeats Wed 11/23, 2pm 9:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:00 FRONTLINE: A PERFECT TERRORIST — Spotlighting the ringleader of the 2008 Mumbai assault. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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23 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 COUNTRY MUSIC: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE — A WETA production presents a special concert celebrating country music with an all-star lineup of top musical artists performing at the White House for the President and Mrs. Obama. Repeats Sun 11/27, 7pm; Mon 11/28, 5pm; Tue 11/29, 1pm 9:00 NOVA: THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS — Part 4 of 4. Universe or Multiverse? Brian Greene presents a tour of a brave new theory at the frontier of physics: that our universe may not be the only one. Instead, it may be just one of an infinite number of worlds that make up the multiverse. {DVI} 10:00 GEORGE CARLIN: THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE — Entertainers Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Garry Shandling, Lily Tomlin, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Richard Belzer and Margaret Cho honor the late comedian George Carlin, recipient of the 11th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, in a program taped in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in November 2008. The program is a co-production of WETA, the Kennedy Center, Mark Krantz Productions; and CoMedia. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

24 Thursday 8AM INSPECTOR MORSE II: THE SETTLING OF THE SUN — In his acclaimed signature role, John Thaw portrays Oxford sleuth Inspector Morse, who investigates crimes in cases based on detective novels by British author Colin Dexter. Kevin Whately plays Sgt. Lewis. These Morse specials are simulcast on WETA HD. 10:00 INSPECTOR MORSE, II: LAST BUS TO WOODSTOCK 12N INSPECTOR MORSE, II: SECOND TIME AROUND 2:00 INSPECTOR MORSE, II: FAT CHANCE 4:00 INSPECTOR MORSE, II: WHO KILLED HARRY FIELD? 6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA 6:30 NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY — A man is found dying beside a lake by his son; the trail wends through blackmail and Australian gold mines, as Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates. 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE CHOCOLATE BOX — Accompanied by Poirot, Inspector Japp is visiting Brussels where he is to receive the “Branche d’Or” for his services to Belgium. A remark of Commissaire de Police Chantalier brings back memories of a case which Poirot “failed” to solve decades earlier. 9:52 THE WETA MYSTERY: FOYLE’S WAR: THE FUNK HOLE — While World War II rages, police detective Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) fights crime in his quiet English coastal town. The Funk Hole. Parts 1 & 2 of 2. Foyle finds himself accused of a serious offense, which complicates his hunt for a murderer at a sinister hotel. 11:35 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

25 Friday 8AM INSPECTOR MORSE III: GREEKS BEARING GIFTS — John Thaw portrays the Oxford sleuth, who investigates crimes in cases based on detective novels by British author Colin Dexter. Kevin Whately plays Sgt. Lewis. These Morse specials are simulcast on WETA HD. 10:00 INSPECTOR MORSE, III: PROMISED LAND 12N INSPECTOR MORSE, III: DEAD ON TIME

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Tuesday, November 29 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The documentary film Angle of Attack chronicles the history of naval aviation, from the first gliders to modern supersonic jets.

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26 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, November 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–2AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Parts 5 & 6 of 8. The Departed/Midwife Crisis. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: THE MUSIC MAN — In the 1962 musical, librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) hears a sour note when a charming con man (Robert Preston) convinces Iowa townspeople to start a boys marching band. The film won an Academy Award for Best Music. (2:31) Repeats Sun 11/27, 11:30am 12:05 THE WETA MOVIE: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN — In the 1950 musical, sharpshooter Annie Oakley (Betty Hutton) joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and aims to win her man (Howard Keel). (1:47)

27 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, November 6 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: THE MUSIC MAN — (2:31) R 2:00 CATHOLICISM — A documentary series features Father Robert Barron — a seminary professor of religion and culture and an ordained priest — visiting sacred sites around the globe to tell the story of Catholicism. Part 1 of 4. Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man. Barron journeys to the sacred sites of the Holy Land. Repeats Tue 11/29, 4pm 3:00 CATHOLICISM — Part 2 of 4. That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought: The Ineffable Mystery of God. Father Baron travels from Mount Sinai to Istanbul, from Paris to the Sistine Chapel, exploring the vision of God as the Trinity. Repeats Tue 11/29, 5pm 4:00 CATHOLICISM — Part 3 of 4. Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God. Father Baron travels to the ruins of Ephesus and to the shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe, explaining the Church’s reverence for Mary. Repeats Wed 11/30, 4pm 5:00 CATHOLICISM — Part 4 of 4. The Indispensable Men:  Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure. From Ephesus, Corinth, Athens, and Rome and to the far reaches of the world, Father Barron traces the influence of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Repeats Wed 11/30, 5pm 6:00 GLOBE TREKKER: PAPUA NEW GUINEA— Repeats Mon 11/28, 1:30pm

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IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:30AM: S 7:00 COUNTRY MUSIC: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE — See the Wednesday, November 23, 8 p.m. listing. Repeats Mon 11/28, 5pm; Tue 11/29, 1pm 8:00 THE ATTENBOROUGH COLLECTION: POLAR BEAR: ARCTIC WARRIOR — Naturalist-filmmaker Sir David Attenborough narrates a BBC wildlife special that follows polar bears on the Arctic ice cap as they hunt seals, swim between the ice flows and raise their tiny cubs. Repeats Mon 11/28, 4pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY: FRAMED — An eccentric Welsh village learns that London’s National Gallery is storing its entire art collection in a nearby mine during the museum’s renovations — leading to odd encounters between village locals and the gallery’s urbane, lovelorn curator. Trevor Eve and Eve Myles star in the comedy, based on Frank Cottrell Boyce’s bestselling novel. Repeats Mon 11/28, 2:30pm 10:30 HUSTLE, SERIES II — Part 2 of 6. Albert has a new plan. After spotting Johnny Keyes — a prominent restaurateur with a gangland background — in a church, he goes undercover as a priest to start a new con. 11:30 HUSTLE, SERIES II — Part 3 of 6. Danny has found a potential new member of the gang, but the team is not taken with the new recruit. In their next scam, the target is Anthony Mgabe — a ruthless billionaire who is an avid collector of antique banknotes.

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29 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANGLE OF ATTACK — Parts 1 & 2 of 2. A documentary chronicles the 100-year history of naval aviation — from wobbly gliders and the first shipboard landing in 1911 to modern supersonic jets and unmanned aerial vehicles. The film interweaves archival footage, interviews with historical and military experts, and footage of cutting-edge aircraft. Repeats Wed 11/30, 2pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: FLYING CHEAP — A 2009 airline crash. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

30 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: WHY WE LOVE CATS AND DOGS — An investigation into the great divide between dog lovers and cat lovers features animal behaviorists, psychologists, trainers and devoted owners weighing in. {DVI} 9:00 NOVA: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES — A documentary spotlights the Monarch butterfly, visiting the spectacular locations the Monarch calls home, meeting its friends and enemies and flying with it on its inspiring migratory odyssey. {DVI} 10:00 STOP THE PRESSES — A film spotlights the decline of daily newspapers in America. A number of well-known journalism professionals offer their insights, including The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, columnist Dave Barry, writer Todd Gitlin and New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: MADISON, WI — Repeats Tue 11/29, 2pm; Wed 11/30, 1pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: DENVER, CO — Repeats Tue 11/29, 3pm 10:00 SMOTHERED: THE CENSORSHIP STRUGGLES OF THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR — A documentary examines the turmoil and political controversy that surrounded the Smothers Brothers’ late-1960s variety show, which brought an edgy new brand of political comedy to the airwaves for three seasons. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Inspiring Lifelong Learning and Creativity WETA Create presents “how-to” lifestyle programming, 24 hours each day, seven days a week, featuring public television’s finest series devoted to explorations of home improvement, cooking, crafts, travel, woodworking, painting, gardening and much more. This channel draws on more than 30 series. For a complete schedule of WETA Create programming, please visit weta.org/create.

America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Baking With Julia Ciao Italia Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen Everyday Food Food Trip with Todd English In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home Lidia’s Italy Mexico: One Plate at a Time New Scandinavian Cooking Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends Rachel’s Favorite Food at Home Sara’s Weeknight Meals Simply Ming Vine Talk

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The Best of the Joy of Painting Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Knit & Crochet Today Martha’s Sewing Room Sewing With Nancy

Richard Bangs’ Adventures Rick Steves’ Europe Rudy Maxa’s World Travelscope

HoME & GARDEN For Your Home Garden Smart Glass with Vicki Payne Katie Brown Workshop P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home The Victory Garden

HoME IMpRoVEMENT Ask This Old House Hometime This Old House Woodwright’s Shop Lidia’s Italy

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Providing a Safe Haven for Your Children WETA Kids offers safe programming for our young viewers, presenting educational television broadcasts 24 hours each day, seven days a week. Below you can find weekday daytime listings for WETA Kids. Note that children’s programming also airs each morning on WETA TV 26. please visit weta.org/kids to find complete schedules of children’s programs on the WETA Kids channel and WETA TV 26. MoNDAY THRouGH FRIDAY oN THE WETA KIDS CHANNEL Raggs, 6am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6:30am Super WHY!, 7am Arthur, 7:30am Martha Speaks, 8am Curious George, 8:30am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 9am WordGirl, 9:30am WordWorld, 10am Dinosaur Train, 10:30am Wild Kratts, 11am The Electric Company, 11:30am Sid the Science Kid, noon A Place of Our Own, 12:30pm Sesame Street, 1pm Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 2pm Angelina Ballerina, 2:30pm Peep and the Big Wide World, 3pm Maya & Miguel, 3:30pm Arthur, 4pm WordGirl, 4:30pm Fetch!, M–Th, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm

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BIZ KID$, 9pm Barney & Friends, 9:30pm Sesame Street, 10pm Bob the Builder, 11pm Thomas & Friends, 11:30pm Caillou, midnight

Super WHY!, M–Th, 6pm (Animalia on Fridays) Martha Speaks, M–Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays) Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm The Electric Company, 8pm Sid the Science Kid, 8:30pm

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Among the programs you’ll find on WETA Create are:

WordGirl

Sesame Street, 5am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6am Super WHY!, 6:30am Arthur, 7am Martha Speaks, 7:30am Curious George, 8am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 8:30am WordGirl, 9am WordWorld, 9:30am Dinosaur Train, 10am Wild Kratts, 10:30am The Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am

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Front Row Washington Spotlights Choral Music Icon Norman Scribner

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JOE PORTNOY

fter 47 years as artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington, Norman Scribner conducts his final concert season this year, at the helm of the symphonic chorus he founded nearly five decades ago. Scribner has announced that he will retire in 2012. In honor of Maestro Scribner’s The Choral Arts Society of Washington legacy and continuing contribution to the musical landscape of Greater Washington, Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s weekly program Front Row Washington presents a special broadcast, Choral Music 101, A Guided Tour Through Norman’s Choral Playlist. This special concert, recorded November 14, 2010 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, offers a virtual tour through nine centuries of choral Norman Scribner music. From 11th-century plainsong to a motet by William Byrd, from Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers to Bach’s B minor Mass, from Haydn (Agnus Dei), Beethoven (Agnus Dei), Brahms (Lebeslieder Walzer) and Wagner (Tannhäuser Pilgrim’s Chorus) to Stravinsky (Mass), Carl Orff (from Carmina Burana) and Morten Lauridsen (from Lux Aeterna), listeners can experience the transformation of music composition from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The performance was co-hosted from the stage by Norman Scribner and Classical WETA’s Deborah Jane Lamberton. For a complete repertoire list and for more on Front Row Washington, visit classicalweta.org.

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November Classical Countdown on Classical WETA 90.9 FM

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Washington National opera on Classical WETA Opera House

In November, Classical WETA Opera House — airing Saturdays at 1 p.m. — presents more performances by Washington National opera in the Kennedy Center opera House: November 5, Verdi’s Rigoletto; November 12, Handel’s Tamerlano, with David Daniels and plácido Domingo; and November 19, Strauss’s Elektra. Above, soprano Sarah Coburn is Asteria in WNo’s Tamerlano.

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Choral Showcase Sundays at 9 p.m.

arking the 600th anniversary of the birth of heroine and saint Joan of Arc (in about 1412) and anticipating the performances on November 17–18 by the Baltimore Symphony and assisting singers under the baton of music director Marin Alsop, Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s Sunday night broadcast Choral Showcase airs Arthur Honegger’s semi-staged oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake on November 6. The BSO performance, to be repeated at Carnegie Hall on November 19, is the centerpiece of their season-long celebration of revolutionary women. The recording featured on Choral Showcase is a Czech performance conducted by Serge Baudo. Honegger used some modern sounds in the piece, including parts for saxophone, but also used music from Joan of Arc’s own time, including folk songs and plainchant.

Classical WETA: 90.9 FM Greater Washington; 88.9 FM Frederick; WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown; classicalweta.org

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isit classicalweta.org to participate in Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s Classical Countdown this month and choose music selections to be featured on the air. Classical WETA will post an online list of more than 200 classical works and invites listeners to vote for their favorite three pieces of music. The “polls” are open November 7–14 for one week and once votes are tallied, the top 90 pieces will be played November 21–24, counting down to the top piece, which airs at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Visit classicalweta.org for Classical Countdown schedule information.


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Knussen conducts Serkin

Messiaen’s Le Réveil des oiseaux NOv. 3–5, 2011 Production from English National Opera. Photo by Robert Workman for English National Opera

Slatkin conducts Capuçon

Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 NOv. 10–12, 2011

Eschenbach conducts Kavakos Brahms’ violin Concerto NOv. 17–19, 2011

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November 10–19, 2011 KeNNeDY CeNTer opera House Tickets from $25 at the box office or charge by phone (202) 467-4600 order online at kennedy-center.org/wno TTY (202) 416-8524 | Groups (202) 416-8400 A production of the Clarice Smith Opera Series. David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO. Generous support for WNO Italian opera is provided by Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello.

tickets from $20 at the Box Office or charge by phone (202) 467-4600 Order online at kennedy-center.org/nso tty (202) 416-8524 | Groups (202) 416-8400 David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.

The NSO Music Director Chair is generously endowed by

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General Dynamics is the proud sponsor of the NSO Classical Season. The Blue Series is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation.

November 2011 - WETA Magazine  

The WETA program guide features TV schedules, Classical WETA highlights, and updates on special events and more for the month ahead.

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