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THE CIVIL WAR A FILM BY KEN BURNS On WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Also this month: the new documentary series Forgiveness, and the Upstairs Downstairs sequel on Masterpiece


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ne of the great strengths of WETA has been our enduring commitment to illuminating the nation’s history through the creation of superb documentary films with our longtime partner, Ken Burns, and his company Florentine Films. For two decades, this collaboration has brought to the American public a host of award-winning productions — Baseball, JAZZ, The War, The National Parks and many more — that each has constituted a landmark television event when broadcast nationwide. This month, marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict, we are proud to present an April 3–7 rebroadcast of The Civil War, the first blockbuster film created by Ken and WETA. Viewed by 40 million people, and the highest-rated film in the history of public television, this 1990 production remains the gold standard for modern documentary filmmaking. The programs, airing over five consecutive nights, explore the fascinating and poignant story of that horrific conflagration — the bloodiest war in American history — from which a divided collection of states emerged a nation. Also on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD this month, Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate, a WETA collaboration with filmmaker Helen Whitney, examines the practice of forgiveness through extraordinary, powerful stories. And Masterpiece presents Upstairs Downstairs, the sequel to the beloved, iconic 1970s drama of the same name. Enjoy these fine productions; and thank you for your support. Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate

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The WETA co-production airs Sundays, April 17 & 24 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

n a new co-production with WETA, acclaimed writer, producer and director Helen Whitney explores the timely concept and practice of forgiveness through a range of compelling stories, from personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide. Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate is a film by Helen Whitney Productions, Clear View Productions Foundation and WETA. Divided into two 90-minute acts, the film explores spontaneous outpourings of forgiveness: from the Amish families for the 2006 shooting of their children in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; the struggle of ’60s radicals to cope with the consequences of their violent acts of protest; the shattering of a family after a mother’s abandonment and return; the legacy and divisiveness of apartheid and the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in South Africa; the penitential journey of a modern-day Germany, confronting the horrific acts of the Holocaust; and the riveting stories of survivors of the brutal Rwandan genocide. Once a uniquely religious word, forgiveness now is changing and there is no consensus about what it is and what it is becoming. However one defines it, its power is real — and never more so when it struggles with the unforgivable. “Forgiveness is elusive, mysterious, primal … an idea and an ache, which is rooted in existential concerns. But too often forgiveness is presented as a simplistic valentine celebrating New Age pieties: exhorting us to forgive and criticizing those who cannot as spiritual underachievers,” notes Helen Whitney. “My intention is to complicate this vitally important  subject. The film is meant to raise questions, not provide answers.” Funding for Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate is provided by the Fetzer Institute and the John Templeton Foundation. Visit the film’s website at pbs.org/forgiveness.

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Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs Downstairs

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airs Sundays, April 10, 17 & 24 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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n enormous success worldwide, the original Upstairs Downstairs won seven Emmys during its run on Masterpiece Theatre in the mid-1970s, including Best New Episodes! Actress for Jean Marsh, who now reprises her role as Rose Buck, the parlor maid now promoted to housekeeper, in a new three-part Upstairs Downstairs sequel series from Masterpiece. Dame Eileen Atkins — along with Marsh, the co-creator of the original program — also stars, appearing as the aristocratic Lady Maud. In the new series, set in England during the period leading up to World War II, and sweeping away the cobwebs from the most famous address in Masterpiece history, a new couple moves into 165 Eaton Place. Thus resumes the story, more than three decades after its last episode on public television. With a script by acclaimed screenwriter Heidi Thomas (Cranford), the lavish production also stars Keeley Hawes (Wives and Daughters), Ed Stoppard (Brideshead Revisited), Anne Reid (Bleak House), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit), Adrian Scarborough (Cranford), Art Malik (The Jewel in the Crown), and Ellie Kendrick (The Diary of Anne Frank). The story opens in 1936, six years after the Bellamy family moved out of the house at the end of the original series. Recently inherited by young Sir Hallam Holland (Stoppard), the home has been long vacant and its needs are taken in hand by Hallam’s wife, Agnes (Hawes), who retains Rose (Marsh), the proprietor of a domestic employment agency, to hire servants. And so the story continues with stories of the upper-class and working-class intertwining against a backdrop of world events — in this case, the abdication crisis of Edward VIII, the growing belligerence of Hitler and Mussolini on the continent, and the rise of the British Union of Fascists under Sir Oswald Mosley. Amid the triumphs, disasters, joys, and tears, it’s just like old times at 165 Eaton Place.

Wild Australasia

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airs Tuesdays, April 19 & 26 at 8 p.m., continuing in May, on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

rom the tropical jungle to the vast shallow coral reefs, from burning deserts to snowy mountains, from great temperate forests to tiny offshore islands, Australasia is a region of splendor with a great variety of moods and landscapes — and it boasts a breathtaking wealth of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Wild Australasia is a contemporary exploration of the natural wonders of Earth’s largest island, its wildlife and wilderness. The miniseries examines how the Australian continent and surrounding islands were transformed by human invasion and natural climatic change from a lush wilderness into one of the world’s most modern, developed nations with a vast desert at its heart. And each film in the miniseries is a detective story, delving into Australasia’s hidden secrets to explain why its wildlife is so special. The continent’s top predators, for example, are giant snakes and lizards, not mammals, and it is the only place on Earth still dominated by marsupials. Its wildlife is an astonishing mix of the surprising, the strange and the deadly.

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THE CIVIL WAR A FILM BY KEN BURNS

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The co-production of WETA and Florentine Films airs Sunday through Thursday, April 3–7 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

arking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War in April, WETA Television presents Ken Burns’s award-winning, epic film The Civil War in its entirety over the course of five consecutive nights, April 3–7. The critically acclaimed 11-hour documentary, illuminating the story of the conflict, is a co-production of Burns’s company Florentine Films and WETA. Five years in the making, the series was a major milestone in the history of documentary film and television that riveted the nation. Attracting an audience of 40 million people during its 1990 premiere, The Civil War remains the highest-rated series in the history of public television, setting a new standard for documentary film with its storytelling — with narration by David McCullough and including a host of celebrity voices — and use of music, experts and personal narratives, along with a stunning collection of period photographs. The series has been honored with more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, People’s Choice Award, Peabody Award, and duPont-Columbia Award, among others.

“Prior to The Civil War, my colleagues and I toiled in relative anonymity,” Burns has said. “While we still work as a small group in a small town in New Hampshire, The Civil War created a new thirst for history and stories about America that has allowed us to explore a wide range of topics. I think the interest in The Civil War grew out of Americans longing to understand their past, the pretty and the ugly, and the desire to tap into the past to create a better sense of who we are as a people and a place. Today, as we reflect on the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of the start of battle, I’m very proud that our small film continues to help us understand the magnitude of that conflict, the impact it had on individuals, families and towns large and small, and the ongoing place it holds in our collective memory.” Financial support for The Civil War is provided by General Motors Corporation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more information on the broadcast and the conflict, visit the series website, pbs.org/civilwar.

Black in Latin America, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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airs Tuesdays, April 19 & 26 at 9 p.m., continuing in May, on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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new four-part series exploring the influence of African descent on Latin America is the latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and presenter of the acclaimed public television series African American Lives I (2006), African American Lives II (2008), and, most recently, Faces of America (2010). Black in Latin America spotlights culture and society in six countries — the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru — where behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, Gates discovers vivid stories and people marked by African roots. Latin America and the Caribbean have the largest concentration of people with African ancestry outside Africa — up to 70 percent of the population in some countries. The region imported more than ten times as many slaves as the United States and kept them in bondage far longer. On this series of journeys, Gates celebrates the massive influence of millions of people of African descent on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, and he considers why and how their contribution is often forgotten or ignored. The film is the third of a trilogy, alongside Gates’ 1999 production Wonders of the African World and his 2004 film America Beyond the Color Line.

Funding for Black in Latin America is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television stations and viewers. Additional funding is provided by the Ford Foundation, Richard Gilder and Alphonse Fletcher.

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WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

April primetime simulcast listings.

Weeknight primetime simulcast programming repeats the following weekday on WETA TV 26 starting at noon. 8:00

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BBC Antiques Roadshow

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

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Doc Martin, Series I (Pt 3 of 6. Sh*t Happens) (to 8:47pm)

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The Civil War (Ep 1 of 9. The Cause — 1861)

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The Civil War (Eps 2 & 3 of 9. A Very Bloody Affair/Forever Free — 1862)

Washington in the ’60s (to 11:30pm)

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The Civil War (Eps 4 & 5 of 9. Simply Murder/The Universe of Battle — 1863)

Washington in the ’70s (to 11:30pm)

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The Civil War (Eps 6 & 7 of 9. Valley of the Shadow of Death/Most Hallowed Ground — 1864)

WETA Guide to Mont­gomery County (to 11:30pm)

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The Civil War (Eps 8 & 9 of 9. War Is All Hell/The Better Angels of Our Nature — 1865)

Breakfast in Washington (to 11:30pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, IA (Ep 3 of 3)

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Doc Martin, Series I (Pt 5 of 6. Of All the Harbors in All the Towns) (to 8:47pm)

(from 8:47pm) Doc Martin The WETA Movie: Heaven Can Wait (to 11:25pm) (Pt 6 of 6) (to 9:33pm)

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Nature: Cuba: The Accidental Eden

Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs Downstairs Edward VII—King of Pleasure (to 11pm) & Doc Martin, Series I (Pts 5 & 6 of 6) (to 12:33am) (Pt 1 of 3)

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Antiques Roadshow: Billings, MT (Ep 1 of 3)

The Great Famine: American Experience

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton (to 12m)

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The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

Google World

Frontline: Football High

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Secrets of the Dead: Battle for the Bible

NOVA: The Bible’s Buried Secrets

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Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Double Sin (to 9:50pm)

(from 9:50pm:) Agatha (10:40pm:) Prime Suspect Christie’s Poirot (to 10:40pm) III (Pt 2 of 4) (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, CA (Ep 1 of 3)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 1 of 8. Old Dogs) (to 8:46pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin The WETA Movie: Woman in the Window (to 11:04pm) (Pt 2 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

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Nature: Survivors of the Firestorm

Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs Downstairs Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate (Pt 1 of 2) (to 11:30pm) & Doc Martin II (to 1:30am) (Pt 2 of 3)

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Antiques Roadshow: Billings, MT (Ep 2 of 3)

American Masters: John Muir in the New World

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Wild Australasia (Ep 1 of 6. Wild Australasia)

Black in Latin America (Pt 1 of 4. Haiti & the Frontline: TBA Dominican Republic: An Island Divided)

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The WETA Guide to Montgomery County

NOVA: Power Surge

Secrets of the Dead: Lost in the Amazon

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Foot

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Kidnapped Prime Minister (to 9:50pm)

(from 9:50pm:) Agatha (10:40pm:) Prime Suspect Christie’s Poirot (to 10:40pm) III (Pt 3 of 4) (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, CA (Ep 2 of 3)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 3 of 8. Blood Is Thicker) (to 8:46pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Winged Migration (to 11:03pm) (Pt 4 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

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Nature: Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions

Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs Downstairs Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate (Pt 2 of 2) (to 11:30pm) & Doc Martin II (to 1:30am) (Pt 3 of 3)

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Antiques Roadshow: Billings, MT (Ep 3 of 3)

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

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Wild Australasia (Ep 2 of 6. Desert Heart)

Black in Latin America (Pt 2 of 4. Cuba: The Next Revolution)

Frontline: Post Mortem

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Secrets of the Dead: Escape from Auschwitz

NOVA: Mt. St. Helens Back from the Dead

Proclamation of Hope (to 11:30pm)

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William and Kate: A Royal Wedding

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: How Does Your Garden Grow (to 9:50pm)

(from 9:50pm:) Agatha (10:40pm:) Prime Suspect Christie’s Poirot (to 10:40pm) III (Pt 4 of 4) (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, CA (Ep 3 of 3)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 5 of 8. Always on My Mind) (to 8:47pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Doctor Zhivago (to 12:46am) (Pt 6 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

(from 8:47pm) Doc Martin The WETA Movie: The Entertainer (to 11:10pm) (Pt 4 of 6) (to 9:33pm)

Memorials—The WETA Guide

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PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

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Doc Martin I (Pts 3 & 4 of 6) (to 12:03am)

National Gallery of Art: Need to Know Gauguin: Maker of Myth (to 11:30pm)

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

National Gallery of Art: Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

Swimming in Auschwitz (to 11:30pm)

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Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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W TA TV 26 & W TA HD April 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. on Saturdays and 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 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 11 for schedule information. Program Key n — 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.

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 4/2, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Saturday, 6pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW/BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:30 NEED TO KNOW — A roundup of the week’s news. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

2 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 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 FOOD TRIP WITH TODD ENGLISH 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE — New series! 12N GOURMET’S DIARY OF A FOODIE 12:30 MADE IN SPAIN 1:00 AVEC ERIC 1:30 EVERYDAY FOOD 2:00 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30 BAKING WITH JULIA 3:00 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:30 JULIA AND JACQUES: COOKING AT HOME 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–11:10PM: 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 I — Part 3 of 6. Sh*t Happens. Martin makes his on-air debut at Radio Portwenn, the local radio station and, no surprise, he’s not a natural in front of the microphone. Meanwhile, a stomach bug is sweeping through the village. Repeats Sun 4/3, 10:30pm 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 4 of 6. The Portwenn Effect. It’s time for the Portwenn Players Dance, an auspicious event in the village’s social calendar, but Martin doesn’t dance, and his quirky patients are driving him to distraction. Repeats Sun 4/3, 11:17pm 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: THE ENTERTAINER — In the 1960 drama, a British song-and-dance man (Laurence Olivier) comes to grips with the fact that he is a failure, as does his alcoholic wife. Co-starring are Alan Bates, Joan Plowright and Albert Finney. (1:37)

3 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLES

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April 3 through 7 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict, WETA Television presents filmmaker Ken Burns’s landmark 1990 documentary The Civil War, created in partnership with WETA. Five years in the making, the critically acclaimed 11-hour series explores the history of the American Civil War in nine episodes airing over five nights, beginning Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m.

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TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES THE ASIAN AND ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS: A DIVINE ENCOUNTER IN AMERICA — A documentary film explores the beliefs, practices and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism, examining similarities and differences with the Abrahamic religions and demonstrating how Asian religions are an integral part of American society. 1:30 GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: DON CARLO — Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Metropolitan Opera debut with this new production of Verdi’s historic epic — set during the Spanish Inquisition. Roberto Alagna leads the cast, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova and Simon Keenlyside also star. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.  5:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R 6:00 GLOBE TREKKER — Antarctica. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:03AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — In one of England’s most popular comedic dramas, Martin Clunes stars as celebrated London surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham, who, having developed a blood phobia, moves to a small Cornish village where his tactless manner causes mayhem. Series I. Parts 1 of 6. Going Bodmin. As Martin moves in and meets the locals, he realizes that adjusting to life in Portwenn is not going to be easy — in his sharp suits and flashy car, he’s a fish out of water. 8:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, WETA Television re-broadcasts Ken Burns’s entire landmark 1990 series, a co-production with WETA. Burns’s epic documentary brings to life America’s most destructive — and defining — conflict. Historian David McCullough narrates. Episode 1 of 9: The Cause—1861. Beginning with an examination of slavery, this episode explores the causes of the war and the burning questions of

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union and states’ rights. John Brown leads a rebellion at Harper’s Ferry, Abraham Lincoln is elected president, Fort Sumter is fired upon and both sides rush to arms. Introducing the series’ major figures — Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant — the episode concludes with the Union defeat at Manassas. Repeats Mon 4/4, 1pm, 3pm; Sun 4/10, 2pm 10:00 MEMORIALS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production explores the history and meaning of Greater Washington’s memorials and monuments to the armed forces, military campaigns and presidents. 10:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Parts 3 & 4 of 6. See the Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m. and 8:47 p.m. listings. R

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Paul Gauguin; NAT. GAL. OF ART, CHESTER DALE COLL. Fatata te Miti (1892)

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Ken Burns’s film, a co-production with WETA, continues. Episodes 4 & 5 of 9. Episode 4: Simply Murder — 1863. A Union disaster at Fredericksburg precedes two clashes in the spring of 1863: at Chancellorsville in May, where Robert E. Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Ulysses S. Grant is prevented from taking the city by siege. There is fierce northern

weta tv 26 productions April 4 & 5 at 10:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Airing on consecutive nights, the acclaimed WETA TV 26 productions Washington in the ’60s and Washington in the ’70s explore intriguing chapters in the history of the nation’s capital, offering the perspectives of notable Washingtonians on those years.

opposition to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and increasing desperation on the Confederate home front. Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant’s forces away from Vicksburg. Episode 5: The Universe of Battle — 1863. The Battle of Gettysburg is the turning point of the war. For three days, 150,000 fight to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside culminating in Pickett’s charge. Vicksburg falls to Union forces, draft riots rage in New York, black troops join the fight for the first time and western battles transpire at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. At the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg, Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his people. Repeats Wed 4/6, 1pm, 3:30pm; Sun 4/17, 1:30pm 10:30 WASHINGTON IN THE ’70S — A WETA TV 26 documentary explores the political, social and cultural events that shaped Greater Washington during this critical decade. Through the memories of Washingtonians such as Marion Barry, Ben Bradlee, Pat Buchanan and Donnie Simpson, the film charts the District’s rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a cosmopolitan world capital and majority-African Americanpopulated and -governed metropolis. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

6 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Ken Burns’s film, a co-production with WETA, continues. Episodes 6 & 7 of 9. Episode 6: Valley of the Shadow of Death — 1864. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are pitted against each other in an extraordinary series of battles from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we follow Sherman’s Atlanta campaign through the mountains of northern Georgia. As casualties mount, Abraham Lincoln’s chance for re-election begins to dim and with them, the possibility of Union victory. Episode 7: Most Hallowed Ground — 1864. The presidential campaign of 1864 sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. Opinion in the North has turned strongly against Lincoln and the war, but 11th-hour Union victories at Mobile Bay and Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley tilt the election to Lincoln, and the Confederacy’s last hope for independence dies. Repeats Thur 4/7, 1pm, 3:30pm; Sun 4/17, 4pm 10:30 THE WETA GUIDE TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY — See the Wednesday, April 20, 8 p.m. listing. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7 Thursday Friday, April 8 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The National Gallery of Art film Gauguin: Maker of Myth, a companion program to a current exhibition at the Gallery, explores the life and work of French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Ken Burns’s film, a co-production with WETA, concludes. Episodes 8 & 9 of 9. Episode 8: War Is All Hell — 1865. William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. Following Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration, Petersburg and Richmond finally fall to Ulysses

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Ken Burns’s film, a co-production with WETA, continues. Episodes 2 & 3 of 9. Episode 2: A Very Bloody Affair — 1862. The year 1862 sees the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Abraham Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Political infighting threatens to swamp Lincoln’s administration, and Union General George McClellan wages an ill-fated campaign on the Virginia peninsula. The episode follows the battle of ironclad ships, camp life and the beginning of the end of slavery. Ulysses S. Grant’s exploits come to a bloody resolution at the Battle of Shiloh, and rumors abound about Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy. Episode 3: Forever Free — 1862. Convinced by July 1862 that emancipation is now crucial to the future of the Union, Abraham Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But there are no Union victories to be had, thanks to the brilliance of Confederate generals Jackson and Lee. With Lee’s September 1862 invasion of Maryland, the bloodiest day of the war takes place on the banks of Antietam Creek, followed shortly by the brightest — the emancipation of the slaves. Repeats Tue 4/5, 1pm, 3:30pm; Sun 4/10, 4pm 10:30 WASHINGTON IN THE ’60S — The WETA TV 26 production explores the political, social and cultural events that collectively make up the history of the Washington, D.C. area during the seminal decade of the 1960s. This dramatic time in local history is brought to life through the memories of notable Washingtonians such as Ben Bradlee, Marion Barry, Patrick Buchanan, Maury Povich and Rev. Walter Fauntroy. Connie Chung narrates. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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S. Grant’s army. Robert E. Lee’s tattered Army of Northern Virginia flees westward towards Appomattox, where Lee surrenders to Grant. Episode 9: The Better Angels of Our Nature — 1865. On April 14, five days after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. Lincoln is buried, John Wilkes Booth is captured and the war ends. The series ends by considering the consequences and meaning of the war. Repeats Fri 4/8, 1pm; Sun 4/24, 1:30pm 10:30 BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON — Where should you go for the most important meal of the day? A WETA TV 26 production features two dozen delicious dining suggestions throughout Greater Washington, showcasing allyou-can-eat buffets, power breakfasts, favorite greasy spoons, and quick and tasty bites on-the-go. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Sundays, April 10, 17 & 24 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Masterpiece presents the three-part drama Upstairs Downstairs, the sequel to the iconic, award-winning Masterpiece Theatre series of the 1970s, which followed the lives of an upper class family and its working class servants against the backdrop of events and changing times in Britain’s interwar years. The new cast includes Jean Marsh — reprising her original series role as Rose Buck — and Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard and Dame Eileen Atkins.

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 4/9, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 4/9, 6pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:00 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART: GAUGUIN: MAKER OF MYTH — Narrated by Willem Dafoe and with Alfred Molina as the voice of Paul Gauguin, a film by the National Gallery of Art explores Gauguin’s struggle to forge a new way of painting by creating myths — about both himself and the subjects he painted in Brittany, Martinique, and Polynesia. The film is a companion to an exhibition of the artist’s work at the Gallery. Repeats Mon 4/18, 10:30pm 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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9 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, April 2 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:30 PM: 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 I — Part 5 of 6. Of All the Harbors in All the Towns. An old flame of Martin’s Aunt Joan sails back into her life, hoping to rekindle their love affair, but Martin discovers that Joan’s suitor isn’t well. Repeats Sun 4/10, 11pm; Mon 4/11, 3:30pm 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 6 of 6. Haemophobia. Gossip about the blood phobia that forced Martin to terminate his brilliant career as a surgeon has spread around the village, and his fears are put to the test. Repeats Sun 4/10, 11:32pm; Mon 4/11, 4:30pm 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: HEAVEN CAN WAIT — The 1943 fantasy film by director Ernst Lubitsch features the fanciful tale of a Casanova who looks back upon his carefree lifestyle as he awaits his eternal fate. Don Ameche and Gene Tierney star. (1:52) Repeats Sun 4/10, 11:30am

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Monday, April 11 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton illuminates the life, work and demise — in a famous duel — of the early American statesman.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30 See Sunday, April 3 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: HEAVEN CAN WAIT — (1:52) R 1:30 GREAT VIEWS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production explores locations around Greater Washington that feature remarkable views of cityscapes, natural beauty, sunsets and more. 2:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Episode 1 of 9. The Cause—1861. R 4:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Episodes 2 & 3 of 9. A Very Bloody Affair—1862/Forever Free—1862. R 6:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:33AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 2 of 6. Gentlemen Prefer. Deciding to give the Portwenn medical practice a chance, Dr. Martin Ellingham must contend with his predecessor’s legacy — including a quirky staff — and he causes an uproar immediately. 8:00 NATURE: CUBA: THE ACCIDENTAL EDEN — The small island’s varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean and its place at the center of Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. For decades, Cuba’s wild landscapes and ecological riches lay untouched — but now tourism is on the rise and is expected to double once the U.S. trade embargo ends. {DVI} R  epeats Tue 4/12, 1pm 8:58 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS — The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters following the lives of the masters upstairs and servants downstairs in a three-part sequel — set in 1936 — to the much-loved Masterpiece series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins, Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Claire Foy and Ellie Kendrick. Part 1 of 3. Sir Hallam (Stoppard) and Lady Agnes Holland (Hawes) move into 165 Eaton Place and hire former parlormaid Rose (Marsh) to assemble a staff. The servants are soon put to the test during a party that threatens to destroy Sir Hallam’s career. R  epeats Mon 4/11, 2:30pm 10:00 EDWARD VII—KING OF PLEASURE — A film explores the personality and private life of this much misunderstood British monarch. Edward VII combined the endless pursuit of pleasure with an instinctive grasp of the needs of the monarchy in the 20th century. The documentary examines the mystery of the man and his troubled relationships with women, including his mother — Queen Victoria — and his wife and mistresses. Repeats Wed 4/13, 4pm 11:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Parts 5 & 6 of 6. Of All the Harbor in All the Towns/Haemophobia. See the Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m. and 8:47 p.m. listings. R

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9:00 THE GREAT FAMINE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921 — the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages — Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign. By the summer of 1922, Americans were feeding nearly 11 million Soviet citizens a day in 19,000 kitchens. A documentary explores the story of America’s engagement. {DVI} Repeats Tue 4/12, 3pm 10:00 REDISCOVERING ALEXANDER HAMILTON — Author and journalist Richard Brookhiser explores the life and legacy of early American statesman Alexander Hamilton. The documentary focuses on particular traits in Hamilton’s character, how they were shaped into being, and how they played out within the new nation that was being created around him. R  epeats Tue 4/12, 4pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Wednesday, April 13 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Using scholarship and science, NOVA: The Bible’s Buried Secrets explores the origins of the ancient Israelites, their faith in a single, omnipotent God and the creation of the Bible.

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12 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE PRESIDENT’S PHOTOGRAPHER: FIFTY YEARS INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE — National Geographic and PBS follow President Obama’s chief White House photographer, Pete Souza, inside the White House — aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union and into the heart of the West Wing for a behindthe-scenes look at the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history. Repeats Wed 4/13, 2pm 9:00 GOOGLE WORLD — In a little over ten years, Google has transformed itself from a search engine into a media powerhouse and advertising machine. A documentary filmed in Google offices in China, Russia and at the Googleplex, its Silicon Valley headquarters, reveals a corporate philosophy and attitude that is unique among major companies today. Repeats Wed 4/13, 3pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: FOOTBALL HIGH — Has the amped-up culture of high school football outrun necessary protections for the boys who play the game? In northwest Arkansas, Frontline examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown. As workouts, practices, and styles of play increasingly imitate the pros — there are growing concerns about the health and safety of these young players. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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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 4/16, 6:30pm 8:30–11:30PM See the Friday, April 1 listings. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE — A film examines one of the most turbulent periods in history — the Reformation — to relate the story of those who set out to bring the Bible’s scriptures to people in their own language. Repeats Thur 4/14, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: THE BIBLE’S BURIED SECRETS — A special two-hour NOVA presents a story of science, history and faith, breaking new ground in investigating the origins of the ancient Israelites, the evolution of their belief in one God and the creation of the Bible. More than a century of literary detective work and decades of archaeological excavation in the Holy Land offer provocative new insights. {DVI} Repeats Thur 4/14, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon COURTESY CHUCK KENNEDY ©WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICE

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Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD A National Geographic film, The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office, follows the official White House photographer as he documents the President’s experience in office.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–5:30PM See Saturday, April 2 listings. 5:30 THE GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES — Two 86-year-old twin sisters, Peppy Barer and Rosie Groman, narrate the story of how their extended family embraces the Passover holiday: not only to celebrate a religious event, but to stay spiritually and physically connected through traditional meal preparations and holiday ritual. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:12PM: 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 II — In the comedic British drama, Martin Clunes stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, who, having developed a blood phobia, sets up as a general practitioner in a quirky Cornish community. Part 1 of 8. Old Dogs. Dr. Martin is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships. Just when things are looking rosily romantic between him and pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson, he makes a terrible faux pas. Repeats Sun 4/17, 11:30pm; Mon 4/18, 3:30pm 8:46 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 2 of 8. In Loco. Louisa is nervously awaiting an interview for promotion to head teacher of Portwenn Primary School, but Martin is on the board, and she’s not sure she can count on his vote. Repeats Sun 4/17, 12:16am; Mon 4/18, 4:30pm

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIX NAPOLEONS — Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates the destruction of a series of plaster busts of Napoleon. Repeats Fri 4/15, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: DOUBLE SIN — David Suchet stars. Hastings is disturbed by Poirot’s talk of retiring and suggests they take a holiday. On the trip, Hastings is very taken with Mary Durrant, who confides that she is carrying valuable antiques intended for sale. When a crime occurs, Hastings takes charge. Repeats Fri 4/15, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHEAP FLAT — Poirot meets a young couple who cannot believe their luck in finding a fashionable London flat for a nominal rent. Poirot is intrigued and decides to uncover the mystery of the cheap flat. Repeats Fri 4/15, 3pm 10:40 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES III — Part 2 of 4. Helen Mirren stars as Detective Inspector Jane Tennison — a topnotch London detective battling to prove herself in a male-dominated world. In the third Prime Suspect miniseries, D.C.I. Tennison has been transferred to a new station and has the new job of “cleaning up the streets” of Soho. Following an apartment fire and the death of a male prostitute, Tennison takes the team deep into the vice underworld. Repeats Fri 4/15, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: WOMAN IN THE WINDOW — Fritz Lang’s 1945 suspense film spotlights a sober professor who meets a model and gets mixed up in murder. Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Raymond Massey star. (1:40) Repeats Sun 4/17, 11:30am

10:30 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART: GAUGUIN: MAKER OF MYTH — See the Friday, April 8, 10 p.m. listing.  Repeats Sun 4/24, 1pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

19 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD AUSTRALASIA — Wild Australasia. A miniseries explores the natural wonders and wildlife of Australia and its surrounding seas and islands. This first program of the series is a sweeping introduction to the natural wonders of Australia and reveals why its natural history has become so distinctive and strange. It features some of the most bizarre animals and evocative locations across the continent. Repeats Wed 4/20, 3pm; Thur 4/21, 5pm 9:00 BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA — In a new miniseries, through human stories Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the African influence on society in six Latin American countries. Part 1 of 4. Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided. In the Dominican Republic, Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of intermarriage, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’ hardfought liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword. Repeats Wed 4/20, 2pm; Thur 4/21, 1pm 10:00 FRONTLINE — TBA. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30 See Sunday, April 3 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: WOMAN IN THE WINDOW — (1:40) R 1:30 THE CIVIL WAR — Episodes 4 & 5 of 9. Simply Murder—1863/The Universe of Battle—1863. R 4:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Episodes 6 & 7 of 9. Valley of the Shadow of Death—1864/Most Hallowed Ground—1864. R 6:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–1:03AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 3 of 6. Sh*t Happens. Martin makes his on-air debut at Radio Portwenn, the local radio station and, no surprise, he’s not a natural in front of the microphone. Meanwhile a nasty stomach bug is sweeping through the village, leading to mass panic caused by…the doctor himself. 8:00 NATURE: SURVIVORS OF THE FIRESTORM — The bushfires that tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February 2009 incinerated more than a million acres, including areas with key ecosystems. But animal survivors and the environment showed a great capacity for healing. {DVI} Repeats Tue 4/19, 1pm 8:58 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS — Part 2 of 3. A German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain. Jean Marsh, Dame Eileen Atkins, Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard star. Repeats Mon 4/18, 2:30pm 10:00 FORGIVENESS: A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO HATE — Part 1 of 2. In a co-production with WETA, filmmaker Helen Whitney explores applications and limitations of the concept and practice of forgiveness through a compelling range of powerful stories, from personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide. See the inside cover for details. 11:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 1 & 2 of 8. See the Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m. and 8:46 p.m. listings. R

20 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE WETA GUIDE TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A WETA TV 26 production explores the communities, activities and history of Montgomery County, Maryland, from smaller municipalities such as Boyds to bustling suburbs such Bethesda with its trendy shops and restaurants. Repeats Thur 4/21, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: POWER SURGE — Can emerging technology defeat global warming? With more than $30 billion earmarked for “green energy,” President Obama’s stimulus package marks the first serious step by a U.S. administration to tackle the threat of global warming. NOVA showcases the latest and greatest innovations. {DVI} Repeats Thur 4/21, 3pm 10:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: LOST IN THE AMAZON — A quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries explores the fate of famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever. Repeats Thur 4/21, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

18 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BILLINGS, MT — Episode 2 of 3. Repeats Tue 4/19, 2pm; Wed 4/20, 1pm 9:00 AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN MUIR IN THE NEW WORLD — Filmed throughout the majestic landscapes in which John Muir traveled, a documentary spotlights the father of the environmental movement in America. Muir believed that it was Americans’ responsibility as citizens to protect their natural surroundings, and through his tireless advocacy and his writings, he preserved the Yosemite Valley of California, he founded the Sierra Club, and he was the force behind the creation of the National Park Service. Repeats Tue 4/19, 3pm

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Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD American Masters: John Muir in the New World profiles the authoradvocate considered the father of America’s environmental movement, who founded the Sierra Club, helped create the National Park Service, and helped preserved the Yosemite Valley of California.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DEVIL’S FOOT — Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) is on holiday in the countryside in Cornwall when suddenly, one morning, his routine is violently interrupted by an extraordinary affair that has occurred during the night. Repeats Fri 4/22, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE KIDNAPPED PRIME MINISTER — The great detective Hercule Poirot, portrayed by David Suchet, is called in at the highest level when the British Prime Minister is kidnapped in France en route to a disarmament conference. With hours to go before the conference is due to start, Poirot confounds the government by refusing to cross the Channel and pursuing his investigation in England. Repeats Fri 4/22, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ADVENTURE OF THE WESTERN STAR — Famous film star Marie Marvelle shows Poirot letters demanding the return of her magnificent diamond, the Western Star. Despite his protests, Marie is determined to keep hold of the diamond so that she can wear it at a house party — and the gem is purloined. Repeats Fri 4/22, 3pm 10:40 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES III — Part 3 of 4. See the Thursday, April 14, 10:40 p.m. listing. Repeats Fri 4/22, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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22 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 4/23, 6:30pm 8:30–11:30PM See Friday, April 1 listings. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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24 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30 See Sunday, April 3 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: WINGED MIGRATION — (1:30) 1:00 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART: GAUGUIN: MAKER OF MYTH — R 1:30 THE CIVIL WAR — Episodes 8 & 9 of 9. War Is All Hell—1865/The Better Angels of Our Nature—1865. R 4:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST — Puccini’s wild-west opera, based on David Belasco’s play, made its world premiere in 1910 at the Metropolitan Opera. Now, 100 years later, Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the “girl of the golden west,” opposite Marcello Giordani in this revival of Giancarlo Del Monaco’s 1991 production. Lucio Gallo is the villainous sheriff Jack Rance. Nicola Luisotti conducts. 6:30 UNION STATION—WETA ALL ACCESS — A WETA TV 26 production offers a behind-the-scenes look at Greater Washington’s main rail transportation hub and explores Union Station’s role as a premier entertainment, dining and shopping destination. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–1:03AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 4 of 6. The Portwenn Effect. It’s time for the Portwenn Players Dance, an

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BILLINGS, MT — Episode 3 of 3. R  epeats Tue 4/26, 2pm; Wed 4/27, 1pm 9:00 STONEWALL UPRISING: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — When the gay bar Stonewall Inn was raided on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. A documentary film recounts how the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, announcing that the gay rights movement had arrived. Repeats Tue 4/26, 3pm 10:30 SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ — A documentary film interweaves the stories of six Jewish women imprisoned inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. The women maintained a spiritual resistance against their Nazi aggressors through prayer, community and music. Repeats Wed 4/27, 5pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, April 2 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12M: 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 II — Part 3 of 8. Blood Is Thicker. Bert Large has been hiding a secret from his son Al, and Martin treats members of an odd household for chronic stomach disorders. Repeats Sun 4/24, 11:30pm; Mon 4/25, 3:30pm 8:46 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 4 of 8. Aromatherapy. Portwenn radio presenter Caroline Bosman is suspected to have a drinking problem, PC Mylow is bowled over by a pretty newcomer to town, and Martin must treat a patient for a terrible odor problem. Repeats Sun 4/24, 12:16pm; Mon 4/25, 4:30pm 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: WINGED MIGRATION — A documentary film directed by one of France’s most respected actors and producers, Jacques Perrin, follows migrating birds through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. The critically acclaimed production was filmed primarily from a bird's-eye perspective. (1:30) Repeats Sun 4/24, 11:30am; Tue 4/26, 4:30pm 11:00 GOD WILLING — A documentary film examines the modern-day phenomenon of religious cults. It takes as its focus “The Church,” also known as “The Brotherhood,” the 35-year-old ministry of shadowy messianic figure Jim Roberts.

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26 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD AUSTRALASIA — Desert Heart. Australia is the driest inhabited continent. Most of its center is desert, but far from being a scorched land of barren sand dunes, its arid heart is full of stunning landscapes with a surprising abundance of colorful life. The first European explorers of the continent saw in it a “dead heart,” an unforgiving world they did not understand. Repeats Wed 4/27, 3pm; Thur 4/28, 5pm 9:00 BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the African influence on society in six Latin American countries. Part 2 of 4. Cuba: The Next Revolution. In Cuba, Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of the island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th-century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution in 1959. R  epeats Wed 4/27, 2pm; Thur 4/28, 1pm

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auspicious event in the village’s social calendar, but Martin doesn’t dance, and his quirky patients are driving him to distraction. 8:00 NATURE: CLOUD: CHALLENGE OF THE STALLIONS — The saga of Cloud, the wild, white stallion, continues in the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana. Cloud is now a confident band stallion in his prime. As he expands his reign, the story turns to his two sons. Which will challenge Cloud? {DVI} Repeats Tue 4/26, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS — Part 3 of 3. As 1936 ends, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes (Keeley Hawes) is about to give birth, Persie (Claire Foy) toys with fascism and Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) makes a shocking discovery about his past. Repeats Mon 4/25, 2:30pm 10:00 FORGIVENESS: A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO HATE — Part 2 of 2. (See Sunday, April 17, 10 p.m. listing). 11:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 3 & 4 of 8. See the Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m. and 8:46 p.m. listings. R

Monday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Stonewall Uprising: American Experience spotlights a 1969 New York police raid that sparked the modern gay rights movement as gay men and women fought back and launched protests in the city.

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10:00 FRONTLINE: POST MORTEM — Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. And when these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation. But the reality is very different. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of forensic pathologists to do autopsies. Frontline's Lowell Bergman reports the results of a joint investigation with ProPublica, NPR, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: ESCAPE FROM AUSCHWITZ — The truth about the Auschwitz death camp was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Third Reich. Prisoners who tried to escape were executed in public as an example to other inmates, and very few ever made it out alive. This film tells the story of two young Slovak Jews who escaped Auschwitz and wrote a detailed account of atrocities being committed by the Nazis at the camp. Repeats Thur 4/28, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: MT. ST. HELENS BACK FROM THE DEAD — When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath debris, mud and frothy rock from deep within the earth. Over the course of 30 years, however, plant and animal life has returned to the barren landscape. But now there’s a new threat: the mountain, too, is coming back to life. {DVI} Repeats Thur 4/28, 3pm 10:00 PROCLAMATION OF HOPE — A symphonic concert by Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis celebrates the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. This multi-media program includes a 22-piece orchestra with vocalist Dee Alexander and historical images. The concert was produced on November 14, 2010 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie presents David Lean’s blockbuster 1965 adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie in the love story set amid the Russian Revolution.

9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW — When elderly Amelia Barrowby is poisoned in her home, the obvious culprit seems to be her companion Katrina. Poirot (David Suchet) hurries to Amelia’s home, where his newfound interest in gardening pays off in the investigation. R  epeats Fri 4/29, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE MILLION DOLLAR ROBBERY — The future of the London and Scottish bank is riding on its million dollar shipment of Liberty bonds to New York on the Queen Mary. Can Poirot overcome dreadful sea-sickness to accompany the bonds and ensure their safe passage? R  epeats Fri 4/29, 3pm 10:40 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES III — Part 4 of 4. See the Thursday, April 14, 10:40 p.m. listing. R  epeats Fri 4/29, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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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 4/30, 6:30pm 8:30–11:30PM See Friday, April 1 listings. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILLIAM & KATE: A ROYAL WEDDING — In April of 1981, nearly a billion people around the world witnessed the wedding of Britain’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Now, three decades later, their son Prince William will marry Kate Middleton in a lavish Westminster Abbey ceremony on April 29. A film celebrates and illuminates this highly anticipated event in Britain’s royal history, tracing the history of the royal couple’s romance — and profiling the participants, history and key aspects of a Royal Wedding. Repeats Fri 4/29, 1pm

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Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In anticipation of the April 29 nuptials, the film William & Kate: A Royal Wedding relates the couple’s story and profiles the participants, history and key aspects of a British royal wedding.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, April 2 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:46AM: 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 II — Part 5 of 8. Always On My Mind. A man desperately angry with Martin over his wife’s death then needs the doctor to save him after an accident, Martin treats a patient with an odd hand malady, and PC Mylow’s romance heats up. 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 6 of 8. The Family Way. Martin’s estranged parents make a surprise visit, and his charismatic father, a surgeon, wins over the villagers — meanwhile, Martin must confront his blood phobia in a true emergency. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO — Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger and Tom Courtenay star in David Lean’s blockbuster 1965 film adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel, which follows the story of a Moscow poet/doctor, his wife and his lover amid the turmoil of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution. (3:13) R  epeats Sun 5/1, 11:30am

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Providing a Safe Haven for 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

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WordGirl, 4:30pm Fetch!, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm Super WHY!, M–Th, 6pm Martha Speaks, M–Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays) Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm Electric Company, 8pm Sid the Science Kid, 8:30pm Biz Kid$, 9pm Barney & Friends, 9:30pm Sesame Street, 10pm Bob the Builder, 11pm Thomas & Friends, 11:30pm Caillou, midnight

Visit weta.org/kids for full listings of children’s programs on WETA Kids and WETA TV 26.

airs weekdays at 5 p.m. on the WETA Kids channel

humorous and educational program that is part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman features real kids, real science, real challenges, and an unreal animated host, Ruff — a dog for whom the show is named. Aimed at an audience of six- to ten-year-olds, the series mixes live action with animation and is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of surprises. The program teaches real-world science as it challenges cast members and viewers to ask questions, conduct experiments, and investigate the world around them. The show’s contestants, competing to be named each season’s grand champion, engage in such adventures as pole vaulting, purifying space shuttle wastewater at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, swimming with Shamu at SeaWorld, trying to engineer a better tennis racquet, and staging a comedy improvisational routine.

Funding for Fetch! is provided by the National Science Foundation and public television viewers.

Note: You’ll also find children’s programming on WETA TV 26 each morning, 5 a.m.–noon. See the inside cover for WETA TV 26 channel numbers. WEEKDAYS ON WETA TV 26 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 Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am

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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 35 series. For a complete schedule of WETA Create programming, please visit weta.org/create.

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

The This Old House Hour airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on WETA Create

ARTS & CRAFTS The Best of the Joy of Painting Gary Spetz’s Watercolor Quest The Grand View Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel Martha’s Sewing Room One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry

HOME & GARDEN For Your Home Garden Smart Hometime Katie Brown Workshop P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Victory Garden

HOME IMPROVEMENT Ask This Old House This Old House Woodsmith Shop Woodwright’s Shop

TRAVEL & CULTURE Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Globe Trekker Passport to Adventure Richard Bangs’ Adventure with a Purpose Rick Steves’ Europe Seasoned Traveler Smart Travels—Europe with Rudy Maxa Travelscope

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he hour-long home improvement series includes the Emmy Award-winning series This Old House, television’s premier home improvement series, in the first half hour and Ask This Old House in the second half hour. The mission of This Old House, celebrating its 29th season on public television this year, is to demystify the home improvement process and to celebrate the fusion of oldworld craftsmanship and modern technology. Each season features two renovation projects tackled by (l-r, above) landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, host Kevin O’Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram. In Ask This Old House, now in its seventh year, the team addresses specific home maintenance and repair questions posed by viewers, making house calls to help homeowners solve conundrums on their properties.

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series from author-adventurer Richard Bangs, Adventures with a Purpose presents hour-long expeditions in Egypt, India, Greece, China, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. In his lead-off program on Egypt, for example, on camelback, Bangs visits the Great Pyramids of Giza near Cairo before sailing up the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings, Kom Ombo, and Lake Nasser in his “Quest for the Lord of the Nile” through Egyptian history. Often called the father of modern adventure travel, Bangs has spent 30 years as an explorer, leading first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Zambezi in Southern Africa. Bangs is a founder of Sobek Expeditions (now Mountain Travel-Sobek), the pioneering outfitter for global active wilderness travel, and he has authored 19 travel books, contributes to The New York Times and HuffingtonPost.com, and was a founding executive member of Expedia.com. COURTESY RICHARD BANGS

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Avec Eric Baking with Julia Caprial and John’s Kitchen Ciao Italia Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen Everyday Food Food Trip with Todd English Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home Lidia’s Italy Made in Spain Martin Yan’s Hidden China New Scandinavian Cooking Sara’s Weeknight Meals Simply Ming

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lassical WETA 90.9 FM’s weekly Monday, 9 p.m. broadcast Front Row Washington presents the Washington Saxophone Quartet performing its January 2011 recital at The Phillips Collection Sunday Concerts. The Eastern Europeanthemed program includes music by Dvorˇák, Janacˇek, Bartók, and Glazunov, as well as Jean Absil’s Suite on Popular Romanian Themes and the “Sofia” (Bulgaria) movement from Paquito D’Rivera’s 1989 work, New York Suite. The Washington Saxophone Quartet is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States, having performed recitals, informal concerts, and master classes in the U.S., the Caribbean and China for nearly 35 years. Since 1997, recorded arrangements by the Washington Saxophone Quartet have been used as music transitions on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Together, the four instruments — soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones — evoke the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude, and the excitement of a jazz sax section.

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concert series recorded annually at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts returns to Classical WETA 90.9 FM beginning April 2 and runs for 13 weeks. Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases performances from some of today’s finest chamber musicians, captured live during Wolf Trap’s Discovery Series. Recorded in the Barns at Wolf Trap, these 13 one-hour programs are hosted by veteran broadcasters Rich Kleinfeldt and Bill McGlaughlin. Highlights from the series include performances by ensembles Canadian Brass, the LA Guitar Quartet, Imani Winds, the Orion String Quartet, and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet — and violinist Christian Tetzlaff. For information on the concerts’ line-up of performances, visit classicalweta.org.

Metropolitan Operas in April on Classical WETA Opera House Saturdays at 1 p.m. April 2: Wagner’s Das Rheingold with Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel as Wotan in Das Rheingold

April 9: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory with Juan Diego Flórez April 16: Berg’s Wozzeck April 23: R. Strauss’s Capriccio with Renée Fleming April 30: Verdi’s Il Trovatore

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ven though Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s official Bach celebration was last month, it won’t be a surprise that his stature and influence would find its way into this month too, especially as the Sunday night broadcast Choral Showcase focuses on an important day in the Christian calendar. John Eliot Gardiner conducts one of Bach’s greatest Easter cantatas — “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ lay in the bonds of death, BWV 4) on the April 24 program. The performance is from the recently completed set of Bach sacred cantatas (which Classical WETA featured last month on our vocal classical station, VivaLaVoce) with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists. These performances were recorded during the Bach 2000 musical pilgrimage. Choral Showcase for Easter Sunday also includes the oratorio Bach wrote for the day (BWV 249), with Andrew Parrott conducting soloists, and the Taverner Consort and Players.


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Gauguin

February 20–May 30

February 27–June 5

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the National Gallery, London. The exhibition in Washington is made possible by the Bracco Foundation, which promotes cultural, scientific, and artistic expressions to improve the quality of life. It is also made possible through the generous support of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. Additional support is kindly provided by Sally Engelhard Pingree and The Charles Engelhard Foundation. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities

Organized by Tate Modern, London, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Bank of America is proud to be the global sponsor. The Marshall B. Coyne Foundation is a generous supporter through the Fund for the International Exchange of Art. Additional support is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Canaletto and His Rivals

detail: Canaletto, The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Looking West, with Santa Maria della Salute, c. 1729, oil on canvas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, Gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer © MFAH

Maker of Myth

detail: Paul Gauguin, Merahi Metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents), 1893 oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deering McCormick

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