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FE B RUA RY 2 011 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

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mong the superb offerings each month on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD are many of the finest series in contemporary television, well known for their engaging content, consistent quality and popularity. They are the programs you know so well — from Masterpiece to our own production Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal, from Nature to American Experience, from NOVA to Frontline and much more. Among these PBS favorites, in February primetime hours, you will find nature and drama on Sundays, presidential biographies on Mondays, science programming on Wednesdays, and public affairs offerings on Fridays. Complementing these series in our television schedules, we also present additional programming, specially acquired by WETA. This month, these viewing options include such programs as Wild South America, a BBC nature miniseries airing Tuesday nights; Lost Treasures of the Ancient World, a history miniseries airing each Wednesday; and the stellar Thursday night mysteries Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Prime Suspect II. And of course there is the popular British drama series Doc Martin, which wraps up series IV this month. We will broadcast it again, starting series I on February 26. Tune in this month to WETA Television and discover all that we have to offer. Thank you for your support. CABLE RISDON

WETA TV 26, WETA’s principal channel, broadcasts 24 hours each day, presenting primetime programming day and night — plus a WETA Kids block each weekday, 5 a.m.–noon. WETA TV 26 is simulcast each evening with WETA’s high-definition channel, WETA HD. WETA HD presents primetime programming 24 hours each day in dazzling high-definition television, featuring crystal-clear video and superb sound for HD TVs. WETA Create features a host of “how-to” lifestyle series, 24 hours each day, presenting programming devoted to home improvement, cooking, crafts, gardening, painting, travel and much more. WETA Kids presents public television’s renowned children’s series, offering safe, educational programming 24 hours each day. WETA Kids programming also airs mornings on WETA TV 26.

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cclaimed documentary films illuminate the lives and political careers of presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter this month on WETA Television. Reagan: American Experience, airing in two parts on February 7 and 14, examines the life of one of the most popular presidents of the century — and one of the most controversial. A passionate ideologue, Reagan preached a gospel of lower taxes, less government and anti-communism, casting America as a “shining city on a hill.” Jimmy Carter: American Experience, airing February 21, explores Carter’s life, examines the failings of his political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970s, and spotlights how his achievements working for peace in the Middle East became the inspiration for his life after the White House, when he recast himself as a giant of moral leadership.

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Wild South America

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ETA Television presents a spectacular exploration of the landscapes and wildlife of the vast South American continent, which contains the planet’s greatest river system, longest mountain chain, biggest and richest rainforest and driest desert. Wild South America, an award-winning BBC series, spotlights the region that stretches from the Antarctic to the Equator, using cutting-edge camera techniques to spot rarely seen animals and offering new perspectives from an aerial camera soaring over the landscape. Episodes feature extreme habitats and their denizens (Lost Worlds, Feb. 1); examine wildlife of the great river (Mighty Amazon, Feb. 8); spotlight the vast grasslands and their fauna (The Great Plains, Feb. 15); and explore mountain fauna (The Andes, Feb. 22). The series continues next month with a look at the rainforest (Amazon Jungle, March 1).

he series Pioneers of Television II continues on February 1 with explorations of the people behind groundbreaking TV crime dramas such as Dragnet, with Jack Webb; Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson; Hawaii Five-O, featuring Jack Lord (left); plus I Spy, Mannix, Mission: Impossible, Columbo, The Rockford Files and more. On February 8, the series concludes with a program about local kids’ TV shows, spotlighting early talents such as Willard Scott and William Shatner and Muppets originator Jim Henson — and productions such as Time for Beany, Puppet Hotel, Wallace and Ladmo, and the Baltimore production Romper Room.

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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he history series Lost Treasures of the Ancient World continues this month with four more intriguing programs examining civilizations of yesteryear. Productions airing in February spotlight remarkable parallels between the Inca and Aztec empires in the Americas (Feb. 2); explore Roman civilization in North Africa (Feb. 9); illuminate religion, culture and dynasties of ancient India (Feb. 16) and probe the mysterious Dark Age era of England’s history (Feb. 23).

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Mysteries in February

Thursdays, 8–11:40 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD and a Sherlock Triple Feature on Masterpiece, Feb. 6

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TV Highlights Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart airs Sundays, February 13, 20 and 27 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD asterpiece presents the epic story of a writer-hero and his colorful life in novelist William Boyd’s television adaptation of his own best-selling 2002 novel, Any Human Heart. Matthew Macfadyen, Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Kim Cattrall and Tom Hollander star. The three-part drama is led by Macfadyen (of Pride and Prejudice and Little Dorrit), Broadbent and newcomer Sam Clafin (above, together), who all take on the role of footloose literary everyman Logan Gonzago Mountstuart at different stages of his ordinary and yet extraordinary life, which spans every decade of the 20th century. Boyd’s adaptation of his novel covers a life lived to the fullest — as a writer, lover, prisoner of war and spy — and a myriad of historical events seen through the eyes of one man. From the idealism, vitality and naivety of Mountstuart’s student years at Oxford, Paris in the ’20s, love and heartache, the birth of his first child, scandal in the New York art scene in the ’50s and ’60s, to the horrors of war, London in the ’70s and ’80s, the abject shame of poverty, unlikely heroism and old age in ’90s rural France, Mountstuart’s life and loves intertwine with an array of historical events and figures, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (portrayed by Tom Hollander and Gillian Anderson), Ernest Hemingway and Ian Fleming. The women in the protagonist’s life are many and varied; newcomer Emerald Fennell plays the young writer’s wife, Lottie; Hayley Atwell (at left) plays Freya, the love of Logan’s life; Natasha Little plays third wife Alannah; and Kim Cattrall takes on the role of the older Mountstuart’s glamorous lover Gloria. Funding for Masterpiece is provided by public television viewers with additional support from contributors to the Masterpiece Trust.

Black History Month Programs on WETA TV 26 Simulcasts on WETA HD are in blue

Independent Lens: Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene Sat 2/19, 12:10am When I Rise Sat 2/12, 12m Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Sun 2/27, 3:30pm–7:30pm The WETA Movie: The Color Purple Sat 2/19, 9:33pm

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African American Lives 2 Sun 2/6, 1:30pm–5:30pm America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sun 2/13, 1:30pm–5:30pm American Masters: Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On Sun 2/20, 5:30pm Sam Cooke: Crossing Over Sun 2/20, 4:30pm An Evening with Quincy Jones Sun 2/20, 2:30pm An Evening with Smokey Robinson Sun 2/20, 3:30pm; Repeating Wed 2/23, 5pm; Thur 2/24, 1pm

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Marking Black History Month, WETA TV 26 & WETA HD present programming that includes an acclaimed Ken Burns biography of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson; profiles of opera singer Barbara Smith Conrad and performing artists Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye; interviews with Smokey Robinson and Quincy Jones by Gwen Ifill; and a series with scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. exploring celebrities’ family histories.

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February primetime simulcast listings.

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

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Pioneers of Television II (Ep 3 of 4. Crime Dramas)

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Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Empires of the Americas

NOVA: Making Stuff Cleaner

NOVA scienceNOW: How Does the Brain Work?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Abbey Grange

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Case of the Missing Will (to 9:51pm)

(from 9:51pm:) Agatha (10:42) Prime Suspect II Christie’s Poirot (to 10:42pm) (Pt 1/4) (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Trash to Treasure

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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Doc Martin, Series IV (Pt 3 of 8. Perish Together) (to 8:46pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin IV (Pt 4 of 8.) (to 9:32pm)

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Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock: A Study in Pink

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Antiques Roadshow: San Diego, CA (Ep 3 of 3)

Reagan: American Experience (Pt 1 of 2)

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Pioneers of Television II (Ep 4 of 4. Local Kids’ TV )

Wild South America: Mighty Amazon

Frontline: Sex Slaves

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Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Romans in North Africa

NOVA: Making Stuff Smarter

NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Are Animals?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Chocolate Box (to 9:50pm)

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

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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Doc Martin, Series IV (Pt 5 of 8. The Departed) (to 8:46pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin IV (Pt 6 of 8.) (to 9:32pm)

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Nature: The Himalayas

Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart (Pt 1 of 3)

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Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, IA (Ep 1 of 3)

Reagan: American Experience (Pt 2 of 2) (to 11:30pm)

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NOVA: Smartest Machine on Earth

Wild South America: The Great Plains

Frontline: A Daughter’s Death

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Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Ancient India

NOVA: Crash of Flight 447

NOVA scienceNOW: Where Do We Come From?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Second Stain

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (to 9:50pm)

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

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Miami Beach, FL (Ep 2 of 3)

WETA Academy Awards Preview

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Doc Martin, Series IV (Pt 7 of 8. Do Not Disturb) (to 8:46pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin IV (Pt 8 of 8.) (to 9:33pm)

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Nature: Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey

Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart (Pt 2 of 3)

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Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, IA (Ep 2 of 3)

Jimmy Carter: American Experience

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NOVA: Riddles of the Sphinx

Wild South America: The Andes

Frontline: Educating Sergeant Pantzke

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Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Dark Age England

NOVA: Venom: Nature’s Killer

NOVA scienceNOW: What’s the Next Big Thing?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Peril at End House (Pt 1 of 2) (to 9:50pm)

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

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Miami Beach, FL (Ep 3 of 3)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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Doc Martin, Series I (Pt 1 of 6. Going Bodmin) (to 8:46pm)

(from 8:46pm) Doc Martin, Series I (Pt 2 of 6.) (to 9:34pm)

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Nature: Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart (Pt 3 of 3)

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

Color of War: Adolf Hitler

Frontline: Post Mortem

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PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

The WETA Movie: City Slickers (to 11:30pm) Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock: The Blind Banker (to 11pm) & Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Great Game (to 12:30am)

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Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

The WETA Movie: House of Games (to 11:10pm) Doc Martin IV (Pts 5 & 6 of 8) (to 12:30am)

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:33pm:) The WETA Movie: The Color Purple (to 12:10am) WETA Academy Awards Preview & Doc Martin IV

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:34pm) The WETA Movie: The Pink Panther (to 11:35pm) & The WETA Movie: The Pink Panther Strikes Again (to 1:30am) Doc Martin I (Pts 1 & 2 of 6) (to 12:30am)

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Wild South America: Lost Worlds


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD February 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.

Thursdays in February at 10:40 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD After episodes of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Poirot, series II of Prime Suspect stars Helen Mirren as London detective Jane Tennison, who heads a team trying to crack a very difficult murder investigation that becomes mired in prejudice and politics.

1 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 PIONEERS OF TELEVISION II: CRIME DRAMAS — A series spotlights the early years of television — the visionaries behind the programming, the stars who riveted viewers and the programs that originated innovative television formats. Actor Kelsey Grammer narrates. Explored are Dragnet, The Untouchables, Mannix and Mission Impossible, and interviewees include Bill Cosby (I Spy), Angie Dickinson (Police Woman), Barbara Bain and Martin Landau (Mission: Impossible); Peter Falk’s role as Columbo is recalled, and James Garner and series creator Stephen J. Cannell recount the success of The Rockford Files. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/2, 2pm; Thur 2/3, 1pm 9:00 WILD SOUTH AMERICA: LOST WORLDS — An awardwinning multi-part BBC series featuring spectacular cinematography explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. Part 1. Lost Worlds. From the icy peaks of the Andes to the Amazon jungle and the Atacama Desert, these extreme conditions are home to a mind-boggling variety of creatures. But how and why did they choose to live in such habitats? Repeats Wed 2/2, 3pm; Thur 2/3, 5pm; Tue 2/8, 5pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: POST MORTEM — Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies, the rate of which has plummeted over the decades from fifty percent of those who die to less than six percent. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health. Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman reports. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/2, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

2 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR

8:00 LOST TREASURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: EMPIRES OF THE AMERICAS — A series explores ancient history’s greatest sites, monuments and civilizations. Empire of the Americas spotlights the parallels between the two great American societies of the Aztecs and the Incas. Repeats Thur 2/3, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: MAKING STUFF CLEANER — Host David Pogue — technology columnist of The New York Times — explores new green materials being designed to build and power the devices of the future. Batteries grown from viruses, plastics made of sugar and solar cells that cook up hydrogen are just the beginning of a new generation of clean materials. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/3, 3pm 10:00 NOVA SCIENCENOW: HOW DOES THE BRAIN WORK? — Can new science help us understand how the brain allows us to think, act, feel, behave and process the world around us? Hosted by astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NOVA scienceNOW covers timely science and technology stories. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/3, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

3 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ABBEY GRANGE — Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Dr. Watson are called in to investigate a brutal murder, but on arrival at the scene, the murder seems to have been solved. or has it? Repeats Fri 2/4, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE CASE OF THE MISSING WILL — When academic Andrew Marsh dies shortly after changing his will, master sleuth Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) explores motives for his possible murder. Repeats Fri 2/4, 2pm 9:51 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ADVENTURES OF THE ITALIAN NOBLEMAN — Captain Hastings decides to buy an elegant Italian car from Mr. Vizzini’s showroom and is completing the order form when a dubious character arrives at the showroom with an ominous

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Program Key ■ — WETA productions, co-productions or presentations. {DVI} — Descriptive Video Service. R — Aired within the month. Listings are accurate as of press time. For late-breaking program updates, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org/tv.

Tuesdays, February 1 & 8 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Pioneers of Television II spotlights early crime dramas (Feb. 1), from Dragnet to Police Woman (starring Angie Dickinson, above) and then groundbreaking kids’ show icons (Feb 8.) such as Willard Scott, Jim Henson and Romper Room creator Nancy Claster, of Baltimore.

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4 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 2/5, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Sat 2/5, 6pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: TRASH TO TREASURE 10:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

5 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 FOOD TRIP WITH TODD ENGLISH 11:30 HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF 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–1:30AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Part 3 of 8. Perish Together As Fools. Martin is shocked to find Louisa and Aunt Joan knocking at his door before his office has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants reassurance that all's well. P.C. Penhale has an unexpected visitor — his

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 9:30 TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE 10:00 THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY 10:30 RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY 11:00 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 11:29 THE WETA MOVIE: CITY SLICKERS — (1:54) R 1:30 AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 — A genealogy special unearths the family histories of participants — who include poet Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, actors Don Cheadle and Morgan Freeman, theologian Peter Gomes, D.C. radio personality Tom Joyner, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, performing artist Tina Turner and comedian Chris Rock. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is series host. Episode 1 of 2. The Road Home/A Way Out of No Way. The first hour focuses on stories of participants’ ancestors in the early 20th century, including the tragic fate of Tom Joyner’s greatuncles, and Bliss Broyard’s discovery about the identity of her father — renowned New York Times critic Anatole Broyard — at the time of his death. Then Gates continues to trace the guests’ lineages back through the late 1800s to the Civil War. {DVI} 3:30 AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 — Episode 2 of 2. We Come From People/The Past Is Another Country. The program reveals stories of participants’ ancestors during the early years of the United States, including a riveting account of life in slavery by Morgan Freeman’s great-grandmother, unearthed within the records of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, and Peter Gomes’ ancestors, who were freed and supported by Quaker families in Virginia in the late 1700s. The final hour presents discoveries about participants’ lineages, thanks to DNA analysis. {DVI} 5:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 NATURE: SUPERFISH — Emmy award-winning filmmaker and biologist Rick Rosenthal follows billfish — marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish, largest and most prized of all gamefish — in the seas. {DVI} Repeats Tue 2/8, 1pm; Wed 2/9, 5pm 7:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SOLITARY CYCLIST — Violet Smith consults Sherlock Holmes over a mysterious cyclist who has been following her on a regular basis.

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message. Then a neighbor of one of Poirot’s friends is found murdered. Poirot (David Suchet) investigates. Repeats Fri 2/4, 3pm 10:42 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES II — Part 1 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 Emmy- and Peabody award-winning crime drama series, Tennison is in top form, having won the respect of her colleagues. When the body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back of an Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, the case comes to Tennison, but becomes mired in prejudice and politics. And Tennison’s problems mount as her personal and professional worlds collide. R  epeats Fri 2/4, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Sunday, February 6 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA presents a triple feature of Masterpiece Mystery’s acclaimed modern Sherlock adaptations, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes & Watson. A Study in Pink airs at 8 p.m., The Blind Banker is at 9:30 p.m. and The Great Game airs at 11 p.m.

older brother Sam. Martin notices that Sam has some problems and diagnoses an illness that will change Penhale’s opinion of his brother. 8:46 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Part 4 of 8. Driving Mr. McLynn. After Louisa has a dizzy spell, Martin urges her to slow down. Aunt Joan is involved in a car crash with the McLynns, an elegant elderly couple. Edith visits Martin and he reveals he has applied for the surgeon’s job in London; Louisa arrives and is taken aback to find Edith there. 9:32 THE WETA MOVIE: CITY SLICKERS — In the 1991 comedy, three men on vacation get to play cowboy on a dude-ranch cattle drive, but unexpected circumstances test their skills and stamina. Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Jack Palance, Helen Slater, Yeardley Smith star. (1:54) Repeats Sun 2/6, 11:29am

Wednesdays, February 2 & 9 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD NOVA features the miniseries Making Stuff, hosted by New York Times technology columnist David Pogue. Making Stuff Cleaner (Feb. 2) explores new green materials; and Making Stuff Smarter (Feb. 9) spotlights materials that can respond, change and even learn.

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Meanwhile, Holmes and Watson (Jeremy Brett and David Burke) fend off several men’s efforts to defraud Smith of her inheritance. 8:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK — A fast-paced, contemporary take on the legendary Sherlock Holmes crime novels sets the mysteries in present day London and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy) as the Baker Street sleuth and Martin Freeman (The Office UK) as his loyal sidekick Doctor Watson. A Study in Pink. When an unidentified woman, dressed all in pink, turns up murdered in an abandoned building, Sherlock must use the science of deduction to catch the killer. Repeats Mon 2/7, 1:30pm 9:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER — Benedict Cumberbatch stars as supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman is his sidekick Doctor Watson. The Blind Banker. When a banker is found dead inside his locked apartment, Sherlock and Watson follow the clues that lead to an underground crime gang. But who is the leader pulling the strings? Repeats Mon 2/7, 3pm 11:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE GREAT GAME — Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman is his sidekick Doctor Watson. In The Great Game, the sleuth must solve puzzles specifically laid out for him. Can he and Watson catch up to the villain before innocent people are harmed? Repeats Mon 2/7, 4:30pm

Sunday, February 13 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: The Himalayas spotlights the world’s highest chain of mountain ranges, exploring its diversity of wildlife and habitats.

9:00 WILD SOUTH AMERICA: MIGHTY AMAZON — An award-winning multi-part BBC series featuring spectacular cinematography explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. Part 2. Mighty Amazon. The Amazon basin is vast — from its mouth pours a fifth of all the river water on Earth and 1,000 miles upstream the river is still seven miles wide. The film explores how wildlife has adapted to this watery world. Repeats Wed 2/9, 3pm; Thur 2/10, 5pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: SEX SLAVES — Frontline investigates sexual slavery, spotlighting the hundreds of thousands of women trafficked annually, lured by those who prey on their dreams of employment abroad. Women are kidnapped and exported to Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere, where they’re sold to pimps. Frontline investigates the journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife and buy back her freedom. {DVI} 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: SAN DIEGO, CA — Episode 3 of 3. Repeats Tue 2/8, 2pm; Wed 2/9, 1pm 9:00 REAGAN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Part 1 of 2. Lifeguard. American Experience explores the life and political career of America’s 40th president, a passionate ideologue who preached a gospel of lower taxes, less government and anti-Communism — and who was both one of the most popular and most controversial presidents of the 20th century. Repeats Tue 2/8, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

9 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 LOST TREASURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: ROMANS IN NORTH AFRICA — A series explores ancient history’s greatest sites, monuments and civilizations. Romans in North Africa explores the fertile lands of Northern Africa that became part of the Roman Empire. The film includes images of Lepcis Magna in Libya and Chimtou and Carthage. Repeats Thur 2/10, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: MAKING STUFF SMARTER — An army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Clothing that can monitor its wearer’s heart rate, health and mood. Host David Pogue — technology columnist of The New York Times — looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/10, 3pm 10:00 NOVA SCIENCENOW: HOW SMART ARE ANIMALS? — How well can we understand what’s going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets — like dogs — have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really? Hosted by renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NOVA scienceNOW covers timely science and technology stories. Repeats Thur 2/10, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

8 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 PIONEERS OF TELEVISION II: LOCAL KIDS’ TV — Performers such as Willard Scott, Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner all honed their skills performing on live TV. Stan Freberg created Time for Beany — a show that captured seven out of 10 viewers during its run in L.A. Also spotlighted are Muppets creator Jim Henson, actor Chuck McCann (originator of New York’s famous Puppet Hotel), performer Pat McMahon (a star of Phoenix’s Wallace and Ladmo — the most popular kids’ show ever) and Nancy Claster, who developed the Baltimore kids’ series Romper Room. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/9, 2pm; Thur 2/10, 1pm

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February 11 & February 7, 14 & 21 at 9 p.m. on WETA Television On Friday, February 11 at 9 p.m., WETA presents Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, exploring Reagan’s life and featuring an extended interview with the former first lady by PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff. Also, American Experience features biographies of presidents Ronald Reagan (two parts: Feb. 7 & 14) and Jimmy Carter (Feb. 21).

10 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES:.THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL — An ancient ritual held during a visit by a friend of Holmes’ from university leads to the disappearance of Brunton, the butler. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Watson try to uncover the butler’s secret — and the mystery of the long lost crown of King Charles I. Repeats Fri 2/11, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE CHOCOLATE BOX — Accompanied by Poirot (David Suchet), Inspector Japp is visiting Brussels where he is to receive the “Branche d’Or for his services to Belgium. A remark of Commissaire de Police Chantalier brings back memories of a case which Poirot “failed” to solve more than 20 years before. Repeats Fri 2/11, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT:.THE DEAD MAN’S MIRROR — Poirot (David Suchet) is keen on an Art Deco mirror, but is outbid at auction by Gervase Chevenix, who asks

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11 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 2/12, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 2/12, 6pm 9:00 NANCY REAGAN: THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME — A documentary by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions spotlights Nancy Reagan, a savvy political observer who was a powerful force behind President Ronald Reagan’s political success and was one of the most influential first ladies in modern times. In an extended interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, Reagan reflects on her life, her marriage to Ronald Reagan, and her role as his most trusted adviser. (CC) 10:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, February 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Part 5 of 8. The Departed. Martin is in London to meet about the prestigious London surgeon’s job that he has applied for. The ride back to Cornwall proves eventful, and then Martin must unravel a mystery: Louisa’s student Theo becomes ill in class and his parents assert that he picked up the illness in Aunt Joan’s chicken coop during a school trip. Repeats Sun 2/13, 10:30pm; Mon 2/14, 4pm 8:46 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Part 6 of 8. Midwife Crisis. Martin meets Portwenn’s new midwife, Molly, and is dismissive of her profession — and then they face off over Louisa’s care. Martin finds that cognitive behavioral exercises help with his blood phobia; he intends to become a surgeon in London again. Repeats Sun 2/13, 11:30pm; Mon 2/14, 5pm 9:32 THE WETA MOVIE: HOUSE OF GAMES — The 1987 suspense film, written and directed by David Mamet, features a twist-laden tale of a psychiatrist who becomes involved with a master con artist. Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala, and J.T. Walsh star. (1:42) Repeats Sun 2/13, 11:30am 11:00 WETA ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW — Hosted by Washington, D.C.-area film critics Joe Barber and Tim Gordon — of WETA Around Town — WETA Academy Awards Preview showcases this year’s Academy Award nominees. Barber and Gordon discuss the nominations and share their picks. The program offers tips on where to view documentary and short animation nominated films locally. Repeats Sun 2/13, 5:30pm; Fri 2/18, 10pm; Sat 2/19, 5:30pm; Sun 2/20, 2pm, 10:30pm; Sun 2/27, 7:30pm 11:30 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 12AM INDEPENDENT LENS: WHEN I RISE — A documentary spotlights Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who found herself at the epicenter of racial controversy and struggled against the odds to ultimately ascend the heights of international opera.

14 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: DES MOINES, IA — Episode 1 of 3.Repeats Tue 2/15, 2pm; Wed 2/16, 1pm 9:00 REAGAN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Part 2 of 2. An American Crusade. American Experience chronicles Reagan’s second term in office, which would see the president’s most difficult times, the loss of his closest

13 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11AM See Sunday, February 6 listings. 11:00 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: HOUSE OF GAMES — (1:42) R

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1:30 AMERICA BEYOND THE COLOR LINE WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES JR. — The Harvard scholar of AfricanAmerican Studies travels around the United States to examine the state of black America. Episode 1 of 2. South: The Black Belt/Chicago: Streets of Heaven. Gates travels to Memphis, Birmingham and Atlanta to find out how much these cities have changed since the era of legal segregation; Gates visits housing projects of Chicago’s South Side to find out what life is like for America’s underclass. 3:30 AMERICA BEYOND THE COLOR LINE WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES JR. — The Harvard scholar of AfricanAmerican Studies travels around the U.S.A. to examine the state of black America. Episode 2 of 2. East Coast: Ebony Towers/Los Angeles: Black Hollywood. Gates travels to Washington, D.C. and New York to determine whether the success of the new black power elite represents progress for black America as a whole; he visits Hollywood to find out if the entertainment industry is growing colorblind in pursuit of box office success. 5:30 WETA ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW — R SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 NATURE: PRINCE OF THE ALPS — High in the Austrian Alps — among a variety of other mountain wildlife that includes roe deer, ibex, fox, chamois and marmots — a female red deer, a leader in her herd, gives birth to a calf. But human activity and harsh weather threaten the red deer’s survival. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/16, 5pm 7:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CROOKED MAN — Holmes and Watson (Jeremy Brett and David Burke) investigate the violent death of a Colonel James Barclay. A tragic love story is unveiled which exposes the identity of a deformed man. But doubts form in Holmes’ mind — could Barclay have died of natural causes? 8:00 NATURE: THE HIMALAYAS — The Himalayan mountain system is the planet’s highest — home to the world’s tallest peaks. Nature explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain that is home to the mysterious snow leopard. {DVI} Repeats Tue 2/15, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: ANY HUMAN HEART — William Boyd adapts his best selling 2002 novel about a man — a writer, lover, prisoner of war and spy — making his often precarious way through the 20th century. Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, and Sam Claflin each portray the hero, Logan Mountstuart, in a different stage of his life. Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell and Kim Cattrall co-star. Part 1 of 3. At Oxford in the 1920s, Mountstuart and friends Peter and Ben pursue literature and lust. After winning success as a novelist, Logan finds love and adventure abroad, befriending Hemingway and other notables. Repeats Mon 2/14, 2:30pm 10:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Parts 5 & 6 of 8. See the Saturday, February 12, 8 p.m. and 8:46 p.m. listings. R

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Poirot to find out if he is being defrauded — offering him the mirror as a fee. Repeats Fri 2/11, 3pm 10:41 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES II — Part 2 of 4. Helen Mirren stars as London Detective Inspector Jane Tennison. When the body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back of an Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, the case comes to Tennison but becomes mired in prejudice and politics. Repeats Fri 2/11, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Sundays, February 13, 20 & 27 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Masterpiece Classic adapts William Boyd’s novel Any Human Heart, a drama that follows the extraordinary life of a man — a writer, lover, prisoner of war and spy — throughout the 20th century. Matthew Macfadyen (of Pride and Prejudice and Little Dorrit) stars.

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advisors and the unfolding of the Iran Contra scandal, and his greatest triumph: the beginning of the fall of Communism in Europe. Repeats Tue 2/15, 3pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: SMARTEST MACHINE ON EARTH — NOVA investigates the world of artificial intelligence and profiles the computer that could be the “Smartest Machine on Earth.” Known as “Watson,” this IBM supercomputer is so advanced it’s pursuing the first-of-its-kind challenge competing against Jeopardy! champions to prove its ability to mimic the human thought process. {DVI} 9:00 WILD SOUTH AMERICA: THE GREAT PLAINS — An award-winning multi-part BBC series featuring spectacular cinematography explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. Part 3. The Great Plains. The vast grasslands are beautiful regions featuring extraordinary creatures: giant anteaters, armor-plated armadillos, crab-eating foxes, maned wolves, flocks of crested screamers, capybara and jaguars. Repeats Wed 2/16, 3pm; Thur 2/17, 5pm; Tue 2/22, 5pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: A DAUGHTER’S DEATH — Frontline investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of 19-year-old LaVena Johnson, a freshly deployed soldier in Iraq whom the Army reported had committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Johnson’s father couldn’t believe it, and for five years, he has waged an all-out war against the Pentagon to disprove the Army’s suicide finding. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/16, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

16 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 LOST TREASURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT INDIA — A series explores ancient history’s greatest sites, monuments and civilizations. Ancient India recounts the story of Indian civilization — one of fabulous dynasties and kings, timeless belief systems and golden ages of culture. Repeats Thur 2/17, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: CRASH OF FLIGHT 447 — On June 1, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean, taking with it all 228 lives on board. How could a stateof-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply vanish without a trace? {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/17, 3pm 10:00 NOVA SCIENCENOW: WHERE DO WE COME FROM? — Where did the very first living thing on Earth come from? Hosted by renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NOVA scienceNOW covers timely science and technology stories. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/17, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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19 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–5:30PM See Saturday, February 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 5:30PM–12:10AM: 5:30 WETA ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW — See the Saturday, February 12, 11 p.m. listing. 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Part 7 of 8. Do Not Disturb. To solve her farm’s money problems, Aunt Joan starts a small bed-and-breakfast business. Her first guest, unexpectedly, is another local farmer, Ted, who has also got into financial difficulties. Initially they’re a good match, but Joan soon finds that Ted is far from the perfect guest. Martin’s assistant peeks at his mail, finds his contract offer for the London job and confronts him. Repeats Sun 2/20, 11pm

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Brett) to ask for his assistance in obtaining a letter stolen from the Secretary of European Affairs’ document case — which in the wrong hands could trigger war. Repeats Fri 2/18, 1pm AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: JEWEL ROBBERY AT THE GRAND METROPOLITAN — Under orders from his doctor, Poirot (David Suchet) is taking a holiday in Brighton on the south coast of England. But when a magnificent pearl necklace is stolen, Poirot feels obliged to break his holiday and recover the gem. Repeats Fri 2/18, 2pm AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE VEILED LADY — In London’s famous Burlington Arcade a man grabs a handful of jewels and flees. Poirot (David Suchet) meets Lady Millicent Castle Vaugh, who explains that she is soon to marry the Duke of Southshire but is being blackmailed by an ex-lover. Poirot now has the excuse he needs to realize his own “criminal” ambitions during his investigation. Repeats Fri 2/18, 3pm PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES II — Part 3 of 4. Helen Mirren stars as Detective Inspector Jane Tennison. When the body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back of an Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, the case comes to Tennison but becomes mired in prejudice and politics. Tennison’s problems mount as her personal and professional worlds collide. R  epeats Fri 2/18, 4pm CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

17 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SECOND STAIN — The Prime Minister calls upon Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy

Saturday, February 19 at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD On The WETA Movie, Whoopi Goldberg stars in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the acclaimed Alice Walker novel The Color Purple.

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21 Monday :30AM MEMORIALS—THE WETA GUIDE 7 8:00 TRUMAN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Parts 1 & 2 of 2. 12:30 LBJ: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Parts 1 & 2 of 2.

Sunday, February 20 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey spotlights the plight of India’s tigers, following a charismatic tiger in Ranthambore, one of the nation’s best protected tiger reserves.

4:30 ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE 6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: DES MOINES, IA — Episode 2 of 3. Repeats Tue 2/22, 2pm; Wed 2/23, 2pm 9:00 JIMMY CARTER: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Parts 1 & 2 of 2. Jimmy Who?/Hostage. A documentary traces the ascent of Jimmy Carter from a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, to the Oval Office. The former naval officer, farmer and one-term governor of Georgia captured the White House in 1976 and found governing difficult; he secured his place in history by brokering the first Middle East peace treaty, but an energy crisis, runaway inflation and an American hostage crisis in Iran undermined his administration. Repeats Tue 2/22, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

22 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX — NOVA follows an international team of archaeologists, architects and engineers racing against time to save Egypt’s Great Sphinx from erosion. {DVI} 9:00 WILD SOUTH AMERICA: THE ANDES — An awardwinning multi-part BBC series featuring spectacular cinematography explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. Part 4. The Andes. The world’s longest mountain range stretches from the Equator almost to Antarctica. In this unforgiving landscape, wildlife such as bears, pumas, and condors fight for survival. Repeats Wed 2/23, 3pm; Thur 2/24, 5pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: EDUCATING SERGEANT PANTZKE — Among the stories in a special newsmagazine hour, Frontline correspondent Martin Smith explores how U.S. government spending on veterans’ education will more than double to $9.5 billion this year with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Smith investigates how for-profit schools are aggressively recruiting huge numbers of new veterans with educational promises. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/23, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

23 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 LOST TREASURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: DARK AGE ENGLAND — A series explores ancient history’s greatest sites, monuments and civilizations. In Dark Age England, chalk hill drawings, strange structures and mysterious buildings offer clues to a bleak period in England’s history. Repeats Thur 2/24, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: VENOM: NATURE’S KILLER — NOVA follows two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/24, 3pm 10:00 NOVA SCIENCENOW: WHAT’S THE NEXT BIG THING? — What are the technologies most likely to revolutionize life in the future? Hosted by astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NOVA scienceNOW covers timely science and technology stories. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/24, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See Sunday, February 6 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: WINGED MIGRATION — A documentary film directed by French actor-producer Jacques Perrin follows migrating birds through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. (1:30) 1:00 NEIGHBORHOOD EATS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production presents a guide to local eateries around Greater Washington, visiting such places as Eastern Market, the Five Guys burger chain, Arlington’s Bob and Edith’s Diner and Silver Spring’s Mrs. K’s Tollhouse. 2:00 WETA ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW — R 2:30 AN EVENING WITH QUINCY JONES — A one-hour interview taped in Washington, D.C., with a live audience offers a rare look into the life of music mogul Quincy Jones. Gwen Ifill of WETA interviews Jones and hosts the program, which features performances by Lesley Gore, BeBe Winans, James Ingram, Bobby McFerrin and Herbie Hancock. 3:30 AN EVENING WITH SMOKEY ROBINSON — WETA’s Gwen Ifill talks with Smokey Robinson, giving viewers an insider’s look at the life and career of the Motown legend. The program, taped in 2009 before an audience at Northwestern University Thorne Auditorium, features musical tributes from other artists. Repeats Wed 2/23, 5pm; Thur 2/24, 1pm 4:30 AMERICAN MASTERS: SAM COOKE: CROSSING OVER — Before Otis Redding, before Motown, before Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul, Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound. 5:30 AMERICAN MASTERS: MARVIN GAYE: WHAT’S GOING ON — The biography series profiles the enormously talented and equally complicated Motown recording artist and soul/pop music performer. The film features performance footage and insights from Gaye’s peers. 6:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–1AM: 7:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SPECKLED BAND — Julia Stoner has lived alone with her stepfather since the strange death of her sister two years before. Holmes and Watson (Jeremy Brett and David Burke) investigate the mysterious death and focus on motive. 8:00 NATURE: BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER’S LAST JOURNEY — Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson spent almost 600 days filming Broken Tail — the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in Ranthambore, one of India’s best protected tiger reserves. But suddenly, Broken Tail abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run — to his death. {DVI} Repeats Tue 2/22, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: ANY HUMAN HEART — Part 2 of 3. Logan is happier than ever with second wife Freya and their daughter. Then World War II begins and he goes on spy missions for friend Ian Fleming, including surveillance of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. 10:30 WETA ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW — R 11:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES IV — Parts 7 & 8 of 8. See the Saturday, February 19, 8 p.m. and 8:46 p.m. listings. R

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24 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP — When Neville St. Clair, a man who lives by an exacting routine, fails to turn up at home, Holmes (Jeremy Brett) is engaged to solve the mystery.  Repeats Fri 2/25, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: PERIL AT END HOUSE — Parts 1 and 2 of 2. David Suchet stars as the great sleuth Hercule Poirot. Poirot and his colleague Hastings (Hugh Fraser) are holidaying in Cornwall when they meet Nick Buckley, who has three near fatal accidents within a very short space of time. Intrigued, Poirot makes inquiries. Repeats Fri 2/25, 2pm 10:40 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES II — Part 4 of 4. Helen Mirren stars as London Detective Inspector Jane Tennison. When the body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back of an Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, the case comes to Tennison but becomes mired in prejudice and politics. Repeats Fri 2/25, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

25 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 2/26, 6:30pm 8:30PM–11:30PM See Friday, February 4 listings. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

26 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, February 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:30AM: 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 — In one of England’s most popular comedic dramas, Martin Clunes stars as a London surgeon who, having developed a blood phobia, moves to a small Cornish community to become a general practitioner. Series I. Parts 1 & 2 of 6. Going Bodmin/ Gentlemen Prefer. As Martin moves in and meets the locals, he realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be smooth sailing — in his sharp suits and flashy car, he’s a fish out of water. Deciding to give the job a chance, he must contend with a quirky staff and causes an uproar immediately. Repeats Sun 2/27, 10:30pm; Mon 2/28, 4pm

9:34 THE WETA MOVIE: THE PINK PANTHER — In Blake Edwards’ 1964 comedy, clumsy Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) chases a jewel thief (David Niven) and his nephew (Robert Wagner). (2:01) Repeats Sun 2/27, 11:30am 11:35 THE WETA MOVIE: THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN — In the 1976 comedy, sequel to The Pink Panther, Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is on the trail of his unhinged ex-boss (Herbert Lom), who is bent on destroying the world. Lesley-Anne Down co-stars. (1:43) Repeats Sun 2/27, 1:30pm

27 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–11AM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11AM See Sunday, February 6 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11AM–12:30AM: 11:00 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: THE PINK PANTHER — (2:01) R 1:30 THE WETA MOVIE: THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN — (1:43) R 3:30 UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS: THE RISE AND FALL OF JACK JOHNSON — A film directed by Ken Burns and co-produced by WETA chronicles the life of the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, who suffered racially motivated persecution by the U.S. government. Part 1 of 2. Johnson enters the world of pro boxing and in 1908 captures the heavyweight title, setting in motion a search for a “white hope” to defeat him. In the 1910 “Battle of the Century” that results, Johnson fights ex-title holder Jim Jeffries. {DVI} 5:30 UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS: THE RISE AND FALL OF JACK JOHNSON — Part 2 of 2. Johnson’s defeat of Jeffries leaves him atop the boxing world, but the U.S. government sets out to destroy him in the courts, using his sometimes-troubled relationships with white women as an excuse to prosecute him. {DVI} 7:30 WETA ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW — See the Saturday, February 12, 11 p.m. listing. 8:00 NATURE: CLASH: ENCOUNTERS OF BEARS AND WOLVES — What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? When bears and wolves meet, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested and risks must be carefully weighed. {DVI} 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: ANY HUMAN HEART — Part 3 of 3. Life goes on for Logan as he enters his sixties and finds new hearts to conquer and new projects, including a stint with the Baader-Meinhof gang. Retired to France, he ponders his life and makes a new friend. Repeats Mon 2/28, 2:30pm 10:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Parts 1 & 2 of 6. See the Saturday, February 26, 8 p.m. listings. R

28 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: DES MOINES, IA — Ep. 3 of 3. 9:00 COLOR OF WAR: ADOLF HITLER — Drawing from two German color film collections that comprise more than 10 hours of previously unseen color footage, a film relates the story of the Nazi leader. The documentary also depicts the surrender of France, the conquests of Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland, and scenes of the Fuehrer’s inner circle at his alpine retreat. 10:00 TRIANGLE FIRE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. Petrified workers tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the ninth floor locked and the inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers comprehensive workplace safety laws. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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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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Peep and the Big Wide World

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Fetch!, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm Super WHY!, M–Th, 6pm (Animalia on Fridays) Martha Speaks, M–Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays) Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm 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.

Major funding for Peep and the Big Wide World is provided by the National Science Foundation.

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

For weekends, see weta.org/kids

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

airs weekdays at 3 p.m. on the WETA Kids channel

arrated by actress and comedian Joan Cusack, Peep and the Big Wide World is an Emmy Award-winning science and math series for preschoolers. The programs track the adventures of Peep, a newly hatched chicken; Chirp, a smart and sassy robin; and Quack, an irascible endearing duck; following them in and around a large urban park — a place of great wonder and mystery that the characters call “the big wide world” and are forever eager to explore using everyday science. Each half-hour episode is filled with wonder, charm and humor and contains two animated stories that highlight simple science and math concepts. The stories are followed by live-action films showing real kids discovering their own “big wide worlds.” Peep and the Big Wide World is packaged with short Pocoyo episodes, a delightful BAFTA Award-winning 3-D animation about a curious young boy and his animal friends.

Arthur

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Between the Lions, 6am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6:30am Super WHY!, 7am Arthur, 7:30am Martha Speaks, 8am Curious George, 8:30am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 9am WordGirl, 9:30am WordWorld, 10am Dinosaur Train, 10:30am Wild Kratts, 11am Electric Company, 11:30am Sid the Science Kid, noon A Place of Our Own, 12:30pm Sesame Street, 1pm Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 2pm Angelina Ballerina, 2:30pm Peep and the Big Wide World, 3pm Maya & Miguel, 3:30pm Arthur, 4pm WordGirl, 4:30pm


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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:

Rough Cut — Woodworking with Tommy Mac

ARTS & CRAFTS The Best of the Joy of Painting Donna Dewberry Show The Grand View Knit and Crochet Now! Martha’s Sewing Room Passport & Palette Scheewe Art Workshop

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT Ask This Old House Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac This Old House Woodsmith Shop Woodwright’s Shop

TRAVEL & CULTURE Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions OpenRoad Passport & Palette Passport to Adventure Rick Steves’ Europe Seasoned Traveler Smart Travels—Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa

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ough Cut — Woodworking with Tommy Mac follows respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald as he travels to historic landmarks and other woodshops to gain design inspiration and then returns to his own workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques needed to create future family heirlooms at home. In each episode, MacDonald shares his skills and best practices, providing detailed project instructions for anyone interested in learning the basics of the craft; he also showcases his more complex projects with advanced tips and techniques. Each half-hour includes three segments: “Basic Woodworking Techniques,” “Weekend Projects” and “The Field Trip.” The series introduces a variety of projects, ranging from a trestle table and blanket box to a lazy susan and Shaker-inspired step stool — each featuring basic woodworking techniques for cutting, shaping and joining wood. The series website is roughcutwoodworking.com. Exclusive corporate funding for Rough Cut — Woodworking with Tommy Mac is provided by Woodcraft.

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cclaimed landscape painter Stefan Baumann’s art reflects his commitment to ecology and the preservation of the natural environment, and in his production The Grand View, Baumann travels throughout the United States, sharing his message and his art. This 10-part series spotlights the painter’s journey throughout America’s national parks system, where he shares his adventures, his passion for nature and the art they inspire. The Grand View showcases art and the outdoors as Baumann hikes deep into such parks as Yellowstone, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Death Valley and Sequoia to create his paintings. Applying the realist theory of the Old Masters in his works, Baumann’s treks — and art — encompass every aspect of the parks, focusing on the plants, wildlife and the geologic and human history that have had an impact on the region. ©2003 THE GRAND VIEW

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Avec Eric Baking with Julia Christina Cooks Ciao Italia Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen Everyday Food Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth 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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his month, Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s local concert broadcast Front Row Washington is pleased to debut Georgetown University’s Friday Music Concert Series with two programs, airing February 14 and 21. On Valentine’s Day at 9 p.m., we present a delightful recital by two principal Flutist Adria players from the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra — flutist Adria Sternstein Foster and Sternstein Foster harpist Susan Robinson. Their program includes Claude Debussy’s hauntingly lovely Syrinx, as well as his popular La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin and En Bateau, a serenade by Vincent Persichetti, two works by William Grant Still, and selections from Astor Piazzola’s Histoire du Tango. Novella Chamber Players On Monday, February 21 at 9 p.m., the Novella Chamber Players and guest pianist John Paul Healey celebrate Robert Schumann’s 200th birth anniversary year with a performance of the Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47. Also on the program is “Dumka” by the virtually unknown British-born composer and violist Rebecca Clarke, who achieved a number of firsts as both performer and composer in the early decades of the 20th century. The Friday Music Concert Series is part of Georgetown University’s Music Program, and offers free afternoon concerts in McNeir Hall on GU’s main campus in Washington, D.C.

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Presenting Classical Music All Day, Every Day With David Ginder, mornings • Marilyn Cooley, middays • John Chester, afternoons/overnights • Nicole Lacroix, evenings And hosting on the weekend: Jean Inaba, mornings • Judy Gruber, afternoons • Chip Brienza, evenings Special Programming: Mon–Fri at 7 p.m.: PBS NewsHour Mondays at 9 p.m.: Front Row Washington Saturdays at 1 p.m.: Classical WETA Opera House Sundays at 6 p.m.: From the Top Sundays at 9 p.m.: Choral Showcase First Wednesday of the month at 9 p.m.: NSO Showcase

Classical WETA:

90.9 FM Greater Washington 88.9 FM Frederick WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown

VivaLaVoce on vivalavoce.org Stream audio at classicalweta.org

Metropolitan Opera Productions on Classical WETA Opera House Saturdays on Classical WETA 90.9 FM February 5, 1 p.m.: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra February 12, 1 p.m.: Adams’s Nixon in China COURTESY METROPOLITAN OPERA

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his year, the romance theme in February (around Valentine’s Day) is too big for just one Choral Showcase program on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. So it gets two shows. On Sunday, February 6, we present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s romance to music, called Serenade to Music. The text is by Shakespeare from The Merchant of Venice and offers the highest praise for music that any words could possibly manage. Then follows a piece by Robert Schumann that is arguably the first romantic oratorio, in part because of the exotic setting and unfamiliar characters. It’s called Paradise and the Peri, about a creature who is kicked out of paradise and its attempts to get readmitted. Although it’s not performed often, Schumann said it was his “most important work in every sense of the word.” Choral Showcase’s Romance II program on February 13 explores the fruits of Hector Berlioz’s fascination with Shakespeare and with the musical expression of emotions. That interest began when the young not-yet-composer went to Paris to (he, and his parents, thought) study medicine. But in Paris, Berlioz first experienced what would become his two greatest inspirations — Shakespeare and Beethoven. From there forward, nothing less than expression through music would satisfy his life’s goals. The dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet is a major work in that effort. Also on Choral Showcase this month, on February 20, Classical WETA celebrates choral conductor Robert Shaw but focuses on his pencil instead of the baton. Classical WETA airs his English adaptation of Brahms’s German Requiem.

February 19, 1 p.m.: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale February 26, 1 p.m.: Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride

Anna Netrebko in Don Pasquale


WETA Academy Awards Preview

Tune in to WETA Academy Awards Preview, airing throughout February on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD. The program features WETA Around Town panelists Joe Barber and Tim Gordon sharing their film picks and spotlighting this year’s Oscar nominees.

Butterfly The world’s most beloved and heart-breaking opera...

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

February 26-March 19, 2011 Starring Ana María Martínez and Catherine Naglestad In Italian with English supertitles Kennedy Center Opera House Special Young Artist Performance on March 15 Media Sponsors

Choose your own seats at www.dc-opera.org 202.295.2400 • 800.US.OPERA

Wheelchair accessible seating is available in all price categories for all operas. Call 202.295.2400 or email adacoordinator@dc-opera.org.

Feb 2011 - WETA Magazine  

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

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