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8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — In his penultimate program, Gordon Peterson moderates a discussion with a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. 9:00 MY MUSIC: JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND — See the Sunday, December 1, 7 p.m. listing. 11:00 RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY — See the Monday, December 2, 9:30 p.m. listing. 12:30 HALEY’S HINTS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Repeats Sat 12/7, 6am; Sun 12/29, noon 12:30AM HALEY’S HINTS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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4 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: BARBRA STREISAND: BACK TO BROOKLYN — Streisand makes a historic homecoming to Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar’s first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five-decade career. Repeats Wed 12/4, 8pm; Thur 12/5, 1pm; Sat 12/28, 3pm; Sun 12/29, 6pm; Mon 12/30, 1pm; Tue 12/31, 10pm 11:00 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

5 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY — See the Monday, December 2, 9:30 p.m. listing. 9:30 DOC MARTIN: REVEALED — A program featuring candid interviews with cast and crew goes behind-thescenes during production of the next Doc Martin series, shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Repeats Sat 12/28, 9pm; Sun 12/29, 10:30pm 11:00 STUDIO WETA: RIC EDELMAN — See the Saturday, December 7, 7 p.m. listing. 12M TRAIN YOUR DOG LIKE A PRO — Dog behaviorist and best-selling author Don Sullivan hosts this special designed to provide struggling dog owners with the necessary tools and techniques to forge a lasting and loving relationship with their dog. Repeats Fri 12/6, 4pm 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

8 Sunday SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1AM: 6AM EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY — R 7:00 HALEY’S HINTS — R 9:00 IL VOLO BUON NATALE — R 10:30 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — R 12:30 EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY — R 1:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS — R 3:30 MY MUSIC: THE BEST OF THE 60s — R

6 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 12/7, 6:30pm

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 IL VOLO BUON NATALE — Italian vocal trio Il Volo — in-studio at WETA during this broadcast — ushers in the holiday season with performances of favorite Christmas classics. Filmed at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, this new special features “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “O Holy Night,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and many more classic holiday songs. Repeats Wed 12/4, 1pm; Sat 12/7, 3pm; Sun 12/8, 9am, 11:30pm 9:30 MY MUSIC: JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND — See the Sunday, December 1, 7 p.m. listing. 11:30 LIBERA: ANGELS SING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND — See the Monday, December 2, 8 p.m. listing. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1AM: 6AM THE DASH DIET WITH MARLA HELLER — R 7:30 LIBERA: ANGELS SING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND — R 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS — R 12N RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY — R 1:30 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — R 3:00 IL VOLO BUON NATALE — R 4:30 GREAT PERFORMANCES: PAVAROTTI: A VOICE FOR THE AGES — See the Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. listing. 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND — A NewsHour weekend broadcast anchored by Hari Sreenivasan provides a summary of the day’s national and international news. 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R 7:00 STUDIO WETA: RIC EDELMAN — A new, occasional WETA series features interviews with authors, experts and artists. In December, Studio WETA features a talk with acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman, ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron’s in 2009, 2010 and 2012. Repeats Tue 12/10, 8pm; Wed 12/11, 1pm; Fri 12/13, midnight; Sat 12/28, 8am 8:00 MY MUSIC: THE BEST OF THE 60s — Music impresario TJ Lubinsky presents favorite hits of the decade performed by the New Rascals, the Fifth Dimension, Steppenwolf, Roger McGuinn, The Zombies, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many other classic rock and pop acts. Repeats Sun 12/8, 3:30pm; Tue 12/10, 9pm; Wed 12/11, 2pm; Fri 12/13, 10pm 10:00 HAPPY HOLIDAYS: THE BEST OF THE ANDY WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS SHOWS — R 11:30 THE MAVERICKS: IN TIME — A program presents the magic, infectious energy and intoxicating beats of the genre-defying, country-steeped garage band, led by Cuban-American singer Raul Malo.

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Wednesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Great Performances: Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn presents the superstar in concert with special guests, vocalists Il Volo (above).

Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD My Music: The Best of the 60s presents performances of top hits by popular 1960s rock ’n’ roll music acts such as The Monkees (above).

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5:30 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND — A NewsHour weekend broadcast anchored by Hari Sreenivasan provides a summary of the day’s national and international news. 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY 7:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: PAVAROTTI: A VOICE FOR THE AGES — Like Enrico Caruso before him, tenor Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera, and he quickly established his rich sound as the great male operatic voice of the 20th century. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1963 launch of this international phenomenon — and features his hits. Repeats Mon 12/9, 1pm; Wed 12/11, 9:30pm 8:30 RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY — R 10:00 CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR: LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR — Singer-songwriter icons Carole King and James Taylor star in a concert special filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour nightclub. King and Taylor perform 12 songs — their most beloved hits. Repeats Wed 12/11, 11pm; Thur 12/12, 3pm 11:30 IL VOLO BUON NATALE — R

Monday, December 9 at 9:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD My Music: Classical Rewind explores classical music masterpieces with Martin Goldsmith. Above: composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

8:00 MY MUSIC: BURT BACHARACH’S BEST — A program celebrates songwriter Burt Bacharach, with host Robert Wagner introducing archival performances by the original artists who made the composer’s music famous, including Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer”), B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), The Carpenters (“Close to You”), The Fifth Dimension (“One Less Bell to Answer”), Dusty Springfield (“The Look of Love”), Herb Alpert (“This Guy’s in Love With You”) and many others. Repeats Thur 12/12, 1pm, 10pm; Fri 12/13, 3pm 9:30 GREAT PERFORMANCES: PAVAROTTI: A VOICE FOR THE AGES — R 11:00 CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR: LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR — R 12:30AM HALEY’S HINTS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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9 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 CELTIC WOMAN: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS — The allfemale Irish vocal/violin ensemble — vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Méav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt — perform holiday favorites (“Silent Night,” I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” “Joy To The World”) with their signature Celtic twist. The festive celebration of the season is filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre. Repeats Tue 12/10, 1pm; Thur 12/12, 11:30pm 9:30 MY MUSIC: CLASSICAL REWIND — A visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical music spotlights the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces. Martin Goldsmith hosts, guiding the exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, among others. Repeats Tue 12/10, 2:30pm 11:00 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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PBS NEWSHOUR RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS — R MY MUSIC: BURT BACHARACH’S BEST — R CELTIC WOMAN: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS — R CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 12/14, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — After 25 years on the air under various titles, the news analysis series presents its final broadcast as host Gordon Peterson wraps up the show. 9:00 THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 2013 — The ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped at President’s Park in Washington, D.C., this special features performances and readings by the band Train, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval and other guests. 10:00 MY MUSIC: THE BEST OF THE 60s — R 12M STUDIO WETA: RIC EDELMAN — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 STUDIO WETA: RIC EDELMAN — WETA’s production features an interview with the acclaimed financial advisor. 9:00 MY MUSIC: THE BEST OF THE 60s — R 11:00 THE TEXAS TENORS: YOU SHOULD DREAM — Combining breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm, this charismatic and talented trio performs great music from the worlds of country, folk, opera and Broadway. 12:30AM HALEY’S HINTS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Sunday, December 8 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Carole King & James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour presents the two singer-songwriters in concert together at the famed L.A. nightclub.

SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD: 6AM–9AM WETA VIEWER FAVORITES 9AM EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10AM–6PM WETA VIEWER FAVORITES 6PM PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R 7PM–6AM WETA VIEWER FAVORITES

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: JUNK IN THE TRUNK — A special edition features notable appraisals from the 2011 season. Repeats Tue 12/17, 2pm 9:00 CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING ALFIE BOE AND TOM BROKAW — Recorded in Salt Lake City, this holiday performance features journalist Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Misérables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. 10:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: TRASH TO TREASURE — The series presents 20 tales of treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters and demolition sites. Repeats Tue 12/17, 3pm; Wed 12/18, 1pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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18 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: COLD WARRIORS: WOLVES AND BUFFALO — A film spotlights the ancient life-and-death relationship of wolves and buffalo in Wood Buffalo National Park and across the northern edge of Canada’s central plains. The animals’ story is captured by a lone filmmaker who has followed them for more than 20 years. {DVI} Repeats Thur 12/19, 2pm; Mon 12/23, 1:30pm; Tue 12/24, 1pm 9:00 NOVA: EXTREME ICE — In collaboration with National Geographic, NOVA follows photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras in locations in the Arctic, Alaska and the Alps to create a unique photo archive of vanishing glaciers in an investigation of how the mighty ice sheets will affect the fate of coastlines around the world as they melt. {DVI} Repeats Thur 12/19, 3pm 10:00 CRAFT IN AMERICA: FORGE — The Craft series profiles exceptional artists who are working in metal arts. The program follows young Chloe Darke as she begins her career as a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters; Iraqi war veterans Tom Pullin and Jeremiah Holland as they turn to art as an antidote to the harsh realities of war; and Albert Paley, master metal sculptor, who builds monumental artworks. Repeats Thur 12/19, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon December 7 (7 p.m.) and 10 (8 p.m.) on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD New from WETA! Interview series Studio WETA features the acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman.

Tuesday, December 17 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD How Sherlock Changed the World explores how the fictional detective revolutionized the use of science in forensic criminology.

19 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MISS FISHER MYSTERIES: COCAINE BLUES — Glamorous lady detective Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) investigates crimes in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, to the dismay of policeman Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. Phryne’s investigations take her through the back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady markets of the city. Episode 1. Cocaine Blues. Miss Fisher disembarks the Orient at Victoria Dock, returning to Melbourne after years abroad. Almost as soon as she checks into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned husbands, cocaine smuggling rings and illegal abortionists — not to mention encounters with a handsome Russian dancer. Her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish Bath Palace off Little Lonsdale Street. Repeats Fri 12/20, 1pm 9:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS IV: GARDEN OF DEATH — The British mystery series stars John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, who solves crimes in a fictional rural county in England. Garden of Death. A business decision to turn Midsomer Deverell’s memorial garden into a tea shop proves to be a fatal mistake for some members of the commercial family. DCI Barnaby investigates. Repeats Fri 12/20, 2pm 10:30 CHRISTMAS AT LUTHER: TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY — A program celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs and symphony orchestra of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season. Repeats Fri 12/20, 4pm; Wed 12/25, 1pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 RED METAL: THE COPPER COUNTRY STRIKE OF 1913 — A program traces Michigan’s epic 1913 Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to its heartrending conclusion. Between those endpoints, it explores the intensifying battle between organized labor and corporate power. Among the strike’s notable events were the deaths of 73 children at a union Christmas party, the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. Repeats Wed 12/18, 2pm; Thur 12/19, 1pm 9:00 HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD — The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an era when eyewitnesses and “smoking gun” evidence were needed to convict criminals, Holmes’ methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts explore the impact Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Repeats Wed 12/18, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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20 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 12/21, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON 9:00 CRAFT IN AMERICA: HOLIDAY — Spotlighting handmade American arts, the Craft series explores winter celebrations around the country: Nordic folk woodcarver Harley Refsal brings to life winter solstice; clay artist Susan Garson creates fanciful Chanukah menorahs; and George Vanderbilt’s turn-of-the-century Christmas is re-created at the Biltmore. Chefs create lavish gingerbread houses for the competition at Grove Park Inn. Navidad is celebrated in San Antonio with Kathleen Trenchard’s sparkling luminarias. Garcia Art Glass makes colorful ornaments, and Veronica Castillo creates a traditional Mexican Tree of Life. Repeats Mon 12/23, 2:30pm 10:00 CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT 2013 — Acclaimed mezzosoprano Denyce Graves hosts this annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center at Nashville’s Belmont University. Nearly 700 Belmont student musicians and faculty members join Graves and the Nashville Children’s Choir to present the seasonal celebration. Repeats Tue 12/24, 10pm; Wed 12/25, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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21 Saturday ON WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. 6AM NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING 6:30 CHEF JOHN BESH’S NEW ORLEANS 7:00 CIAO ITALIA 7:30 HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF 8:00 JOANNE WEIR’S COOKING CONFIDENCE 8:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE 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 ESSENTIAL PÉPIN 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE — (two episodes) 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 LIDIA’S ITALY IN AMERICA 1:30 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:00 BAKING WITH JULIA 2:30 LIDIA’S KITCHEN 3:00 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS 3:30 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:00 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 4:30 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED 5:00 MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL 5:30 MARTHA BAKES SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND — A NewsHour weekend broadcast anchored by Hari Sreenivasan provides a summary of the day’s national and international news, featuring original field reporting and renowned experts providing in-depth analysis. 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R 7:00 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES — (two episodes) 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — (two episodes) 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: EAST OF EDEN — Elia Kazan’s Academy Award-winning 1955 drama, based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers’ love for the same woman. Co-starring with Dean are Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. (1:55) Repeats Sun 12/22, 11:30am 11:30 INDEPENDENT LENS: PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE — In a film by Robert Levi, and created in association with WETA, the lives of two outstanding young playwrights — an African American from Miami’s inner city and an Indian American from Cleveland — are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage. Repeats Mon 12/23, 3:30pm

22 Sunday ON WETA TV 26, 6AM–11:30AM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD. 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 GREAT ROMANCES SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11:30AM–12M: 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: EAST OF EDEN — (1:55) R

23 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: FINDER’S KEEPERS — The series spotlights items whose discovery was a happy accident. Repeats Tue 12/24, 2pm; Thur 12/26, 4pm 9:00 CHRISTMAS IN NORWAY WITH THE ST. OLAF CHOIR — From Trondheim’s historic Nidaros Cathedral, a holiday concert features the 75-voice St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College and the Norwegian girl choir, Nidaros Jentekor. The production pairs the cathedral’s gothic beauty and acoustics with the distinctive a cappella singing style for which the St. Olaf Choir is known. 10:00 SILENT NIGHT — An opera recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce. For one evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and Scottish soldiers laid down their arms. Based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel, this production premiered in November 2012, garnering a Pulitzer Prize for Music for composer Kevin Puts. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Tuesday, December 24 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Family drama Mr. Stink, starring Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, follows the story of a tramp who is taken in by a young girl.

2:30 PIZZA IN WASHINGTON — A WETA TV 26 production explores the “pizza renaissance” taking place around Greater Washington, spotlighting a dozen eateries in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. 3:00 OUT OF MANY, ONE — Performed in Orchestra Hall at Chicago’s Symphony Center, a concert celebrates the unifying messages of Pope John Paul II (1920–2005) and marks his historic 1979 visit to Chicago. Sir Gilbert Levine conducts the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.3, “Eroica”; Bach’s Magnificat; and a Polish hymn. 4:00 GLOBE TREKKER: MOZAMBIQUE — (TV 26 only) Repeats Thur 12/26, 5pm 5:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation about life and the state of American democracy. Repeats Mon 12/23, 5pm 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 PIE IN THE SKY — In the BBC drama series, Richard Griffiths stars as a top-notch detective who becomes a restaurateur. Endangered Species. Margaret and Henderson side with Reynard the Fox in opposing a new bypass, while Henry must question his loyalties. 7:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS VII: THE MAID IN SPLENDOUR — A barman from the “Maid in Splendour” pub is shot dead as he walks near a ruined cottage in the woods. DCI Barnaby discovers a clash of cultures at the pub, between locals and new money, and between landlord Michael Bannerman (William Gaunt) and his son. 9:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS VII: THE STRAW WOMAN — The revival of a traditional festival at Midsomer Parva ends in tragedy when the curate is burned alive inside a straw effigy. Then his lover, Rev. Jim Hale, dies too, a victim of apparent spontaneous combustion. 10:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS VII: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST — Exactly nine years after a man’s suicide, his family and their guests arrive at his home to mark the holiday season. However, not everyone present is imbued with Christmas spirit, and Barnaby discovers that he must unravel what happened in the past.

PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE, CREATED IN ASSOCIATION WITH WETA Saturday, December 21 at 11:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Independent Lens: Playwright: From Page to Stage presents a glimpse into the process of creating and launching new plays, following the parallel journeys of playwrights Rajiv Joseph (above, right) and Tarell Alvin McCraney until Joseph’s production makes it to Broadway with Robin Williams (above, left) in a leading role.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MR. STINK — A special family comedy, based on David Walliams’ best-selling book, follows the story of a tramp, Mr. Stink, portrayed by Hugh Bonneville. A young girl, Chloe (Nell Tiger Free), sees him every day, but she’s never spoken to him. But before she knows it, she is harboring Mr. Stink and his dog, Duchess, in her garden. It turns out that there is more to Mr. Stink than meets the eye — and the nose. 9:00 CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING JANE SEYMOUR AND NATHAN GUNN — Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a Christmas special featuring some of the season’s best-loved songs. Repeats Wed 12/25, 4pm 10:00 CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT 2013 — See the Friday, December 20, 10 p.m. listing. Repeats Wed 12/25, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Friday, December 27 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love explores the award-winning late composer’s life and career in music.

26 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MISS FISHER MYSTERIES: MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN — Glamorous lady detective Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) investigates crimes in 1920s Melbourne, Australia. Episode 2: Murder on the Ballarat Train. Fisher, accompanied by her maid Dot, decides to travel to the country by train to collect her new motor car. The charm of rail travel soon evaporates though, when Phryne unexpectedly has to use her trusty pearl-handled pistol to save a young woman’s life and solve the disappearance of her fellow passenger’s mother. Repeats Fri 12/27, 1pm 9:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS: DESTROYING ANGEL — With the death of owner Karl Wainwright, the Easterly Grange Hotel falls into the hands of four beneficiaries. When Gregory Chamber — one of the new hotel owners — does not attend Karl’s funeral, a worried search party forms. The party scours the woods for a trace of him, ultimately making a grave discovery. DCI Barnaby launches a murder investigation, and solving the case takes on new urgency when fatal accidents begin to occur. Repeats Fri 12/27, 1pm 10:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS: ELECTRIC VENDETTA — A series of murders in Midsomer Parva begins with the discovery of a naked body in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a local field. When an extra-terrestrial expert interests himself in events, rumors abound about aliens. DCI Barnaby, however, has other ideas. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 9:30AM–12M: 9:30AM L.A. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 10:30 A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE CONCERT — Charles Dickens’ classic tale is adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists and performed for audiences in a concert setting. The score is composed by Robert Christianson, and the story is performed by leading lights from the Chicago and New York theater worlds. 12N CHARLIE ROSE 1PM CHRISTMAS AT LUTHER: TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY — R 2:00 CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT 2011 3:00 CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT 2013 — R 4:00 CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING JANE SEYMOUR AND NATHAN GUNN — R 5:00 CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR WITH DAVID ARCHULETA AND MICHAEL YORK — Grammy Award-winning pop singer David Archuleta and actor Michael York join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in an Christmas celebration combining elegant dancing, masterful musical performances and storytelling. 6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA 6:30 NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE — The great park’s winter world, captured on film by a wildlife photographer, features breathtaking landscapes and scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through the year’s most challenging season. {DVI} Repeats Thur 12/26, 1pm 9:00 NOVA: BUILDING THE GREAT CATHEDRALS — Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring atop a spider web of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? A team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists searches the structures for clues to their construction. {DVI} Repeats Thur 12/26, 2pm 10:00 WETA ALL ACCESS: NATIONAL CATHEDRAL — 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. Repeats Thur 12/26, 3pm 10:30 THE WETA GUIDE TO GREAT VIEWS — A WETA TV 26 production explores locations around Greater Washington that feature remarkable views of cityscapes, natural beauty, sunsets and more. Repeats Thur 12/26, 3:30pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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27 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 12/28, 6:30pm 8:30 BURGERS IN WASHINGTON — A WETA TV 26 production celebrates the region’s love affair with the all-American classic, exploring 17 of the most notable purveyors of hamburgers in Greater Washington. 9:00 AMERICAN MASTERS: MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE — The biography series explores the life of accomplished composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944– 2012), who by age 31 had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize. Hit after hit — “The Way We Were,” “Nobody Does It Better” and scores for The Sting, Sophie’s Choice and the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line — made him famous worldwide. When his unprecedented streak ended, Hamlisch fell into despair before rebounding. {DVI}

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British Television at Its Best The WETA UK channel is devoted to presenting the best in British television programming, broadcasting beloved classics and contemporary series around the clock, seven days a week. WETA UK offers a full schedule of great entertainment programming — featuring drama, action, mystery and comedy series — all delivered with an accent from the Isles. Visit wetauk.org for a complete schedule and program descriptions.

The WETA UK Event: The Complete The Paradise fter WETA UK wraps up the series Land Girls III in early December, The WETA UK Event presents the seven-part Masterpiece costume drama The Paradise on Saturdays at 9 p.m. The Victorian Era department store drama stars Joanna Vanderham (right) as new salesgirl Denise Lovett, whose beauty and talent catch the eye of the dashing, enigmatic store owner John Moray (Emun Elliot). The Paradise is based on Émile Zola’s 1883 novel of romance and social change Au Bonheur des Dames, transplanted to North East England and set in a time when large, glittering new stores began sweeping away traditional businesses and ushering in a new consumer age. Also this month — watch for a variety of British comedy series Christmas specials (visit weta.org/happyholidays for details) and the addition to the schedule of British situation comedy Spy on December 30 at 10:30 p.m.; as well as the return of comic drama Death in Paradise (Tuesdays) and detective series DCI Banks (Wednesdays).

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

Foyle’s War Series IV (Series V starts 12/29)

Hustle

Foyle’s War Series VI (Series V starts 12/29)

• Fresh Fields Midsomer Murders • Vicar of Dibley Xmas (12/16 & 12/22) (2 hrs.) • Return to Downton Abbey (12/30) (90 min.)

• Inside the Mind of Lead Balloon Adolf Hitler (12/1) • Rosemary and Worst Week of Thyme I (12/8–29) My Life • Wallace and Simpson (12/1) • Hetty Wainthropp (12/8–22) • Call the Midwife Xmas (12/29, 7:30pm)

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• David Attenborough’s Pie in the Sky III Life Stories (12/1–15) (Series IV starts • Mr. Stink (12/22) 12/16)

WEDNESDAY

• Hustle • Hustle • Vicar of Dibley • Mr Stink (12/25) Xmas (12/24, 3–5pm) • Doc Martin (12/4, 12/18, 12/25) • Return to Downton Abbey (12/11)

THURSDAY Hustle

FRIDAY Hustle

SATURDAY Worst Week of My Life Outnumbered

Inspector Morse

DCI Banks

Midsomer Murders

Scott & Bailey I (Series II starts 12/13)

Doc Martin

DCI Banks Pie in the Sky III (Series IV starts 12/17)

• Father Brown (12/4) • Death in Paradise

My Family

My Family

Inspector Morse • Father Brown (12/3) • Death in Paradise

My Family

My Family

Scott & Bailey I (Series II starts 12/12)

Rosemary & Thyme I Himalaya with Michael Palin

• Masterpiece Mystery!: Silk (12/5–12) • Miss Marple (12/19–26)

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

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• Nuremberg Nazis on Midsomer Murders Doc Martin Trial (12/1–8) • Vicar of Dibley Xmas (12/15 & 12/22) (2 hrs.) • Return to Downton Abbey (12/29) (90 min.)

DCI Banks

The Café

Outnumbered Coupling (12/1–8) Doctor Who

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• Midsomer Murders Rumpole of the (12/2) Bailey • Return to Downton Abbey (12/9) (90 min.) • Worst Week of My Life Xmas (12/16) • Mr. Bean Xmas Hustle (to 12:30am) (12/23) • Spy/Lead Balloon

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TUESDAY

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

• Sherlock Holmes • Return to Downton Abbey (12/19) (90 min.)

Benny Hill

Waking the Dead (to 12:30am)

WEDNESDAY

Doc Martin

THURSDAY

• Land Girls III (12/7, 9pm)

• The Paradise (12/14–28, 9pm) • Return to Downton Abbey (12/28, 11pm) Repeat noon Sundays

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