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FEBRUARY 2012 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

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The new profile in American Experience’s Presidents Collection premieres February 20–21


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iving in the national capital area, we Washingtonians have a unique relationship with America’s presidents. While they work on the national and international stages, they of course reside here, becoming part of the fabric of our local community while in office. They are our neighbors in a way, local personalities whose political and personal lives — and leadership, charisma, successes and failures — are uniquely on display in our city. Perhaps our familiarity with them is what fuels our fascination with their individual stories: their pathways to the presidency, their leadership and legacies, and their journeys after leaving office. This month, an intriguing new American Experience film spotlights our 42nd president. On February 20 and 21, WETA Television premieres the two-part documentary Clinton, which explores that charismatic president’s complex story as it examines a transformative epoch in the nation’s history between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11. Clinton is the 16th American Experience film in the series’ engaging Presidents Collection. These extraordinary, critically acclaimed profiles of American presidents have illuminated, among others, the lives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and, most recently, George H.W. Bush. The films educate us about our leaders and about the nation’s history as well, focusing on the presidents’ public role and private life, their politics and policies, their character, and the events they navigated in office. Also this month, WETA presents In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues, the 48th production in our long-running series, which we celebrate in this magazine. In the program, which airs February 27 nationwide on PBS stations, President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star lineup of performers paying homage to iconic Blues artists. Thank you for tuning in — and for your support of WETA.

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

“Ocean Giants,” a Nature Miniseries

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airs Wednesday, February 22, 8–11 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Major corporate support for Nature is provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc. Additional support is provided by The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, the Filomena M. D’Agostino Foundation, Susan Malloy and the Sun Hill Foundation, Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation, Bradley L. Goldberg Family Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the nation’s public television stations.

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new, three-part Nature miniseries spotlights cetaceans — whales and dolphins — a constant source of fascination. How much do we really know about these remarkable creatures? These mammals of the seas may appear to be totally alien to us, but with their mental ability, group communication and the recent discovery that dolphins have individual names, they are closer to humans than ever previously imagined. This series provides new insights into the lives of whales and dolphins as two of the world’s top underwater cameramen — Doug Allan (Planet Earth’s polar specialist) and Didier Noirot (Cousteau’s front-line cameraman) — film breathtaking encounters with these intelligent life forms. Giant Lives, airing at 8 p.m. on February 22, spotlights the great whales. Deep Thinkers, at 9 p.m., explores how clever — and how much like us — whales and dolphins are (they work cooperatively, show empathy and are self-aware, and in some respects, their brains are more complex than ours). Completing the series at 10 p.m. is Voices of the Sea, which examines cetaceans’ communication — how, in the underwater world, sound takes the place of sight.

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(Baltimore area) COVER: PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON; COURTESY WILLIAM J. CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY


In the Spotlight Wild Indonesia

three-part BBC miniseries tells the story of Indonesia, exploring the stunning diversity of wildlife and landscapes in one of the world’s most fascinating regions, a 3,000-mile chain of 17,000 islands running along the Equator from Australia to Asia. An extraordinarily beautiful place, Indonesia is home to dinosaur-like komodo dragons, orangutans and tree kangaroos, tropical beaches and coral reefs, glaciers and snowy mountain peaks. Nicknamed “the ring of fire,” the islands were created by volcanic eruptions 150 million years ago, and today, Indonesia is the most active volcanic region on earth. Wild Indonesia spotlights unique animals and their habitats; the underwater wonderland surrounding the islands; and Indonesia’s forest lands and their denizens.

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airs Wednesday, February 29, 8–11 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Drama and Mystery on Masterpiece

Downton Abbey on Sundays at 9 p.m. — repeating Thursdays at 8 p.m., followed by Miss Marple and Poirot on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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ultiple Emmy winner (including Outstanding Miniseries 2011) Downton Abbey continues on Sunday nights in February on Masterpiece with the final three episodes of Season 2, following the story of aristocrats and servants of an English estate during the tumultuous World War I era. The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, and a host of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a culture thrown into crisis. Also this month, tune in Thursday nights after the repeat of Downton Abbey for episodes of Masterpiece Mystery!, which feature adaptations of Agatha Christie novels. Julia McKenzie stars as Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, The Secret of Chimneys and The Blue Geranium — and David Suchet is Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, The Third Girl and Appointment with Death. For more mysteries, tune in on Presidents Day for a Sherlock Holmes marathon, starring Jeremy Brett in his signature role. Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Viking River Cruises, with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to the Masterpiece Trust.

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Classical WETA Theme Weekends

une in on weekends as Classical WETA 90.9 FM focuses on a particular theme in classical music, playing related musical selections once per hour from noon on Fridays through Sunday evenings. This month, featured during the weekend of February 3–5 is a musical celebration of composer Felix Mendelssohn’s birthday, spotlighting many of the musician’s works. Also listen for a celebration of Valentine’s Day during Great Romantics Theme Weekend, February 10–12. For more information on Classical WETA programs and features, visit classicalweta.org.

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Black History Month on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches Mon 2/27, 10pm American Masters: Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On Wed 2/22, 5pm American Masters: Sam Cooke: Crossing Over Wed 2/8, 5pm An Evening with:… Diahann Carroll (with Gwen Ifill) Thur 2/9, 2pm; Rpts Wed 2/29, 5pm Eartha Kitt (with Gwen Ifill) Tue 2/7, 5pm; Rpts Sat 2/11, 1am Quincy Jones (with Gwen Ifill) Wed 2/14, 5pm; Rpts Thur 2/23, 1pm Smokey Robinson (with Gwen Ifill) Mon 2/13, 10:30pm; Rpts Wed 2/15, 5pm; Thur 2/23, 2pm Valerie Simpson in Honor of Nick Ashford (with Gwen Ifill) Mon 2/6, 10pm; Rpts Fri 2/10, 4pm For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots Pt 1, Wed 2/8, 3pm; Pt 2, Wed 2/15, 3pm American Experience: Freedom Riders Tue 2/7, 8pm American Experience: Roads to Memphis Fri 2/17, 3:30pm Great Performances: Memphis Fri 2/24, 9pm Independent Lens: The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 Sat 2/11, 11:30pm Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Sat 2/5, midnight More Than a Month Sat 2/25, 11:33pm When I Rise Thur 2/16, 2pm; Rpts Sat 2/18, 11:30pm In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement Wed 2/22, 2pm; Rpts Sat 2/25, 12:33am Red, White and Blues Mon 2/27, 9pm; Rpts Tue 2/28, 5pm Slavery By Another Name Mon 2/13, 9pm Underground Railroad: The William Still Story Mon 2/6, 11pm

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C L I N TON on American Experience

airs Monday, February 20 at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD; repeats Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m.

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his month, the award-winning history series American Experience presents Clinton, a new documentary in the critically acclaimed collection of 16 presidential biographies that includes films FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush. The series features compelling profiles of the men who have defined and re-defined the modern presidency, and who led the country through some of the most turbulent and consequential moments in American history. Focusing on the intersection of public and private, character and history, these presidential biographies have won virtually every award for documentary film. Clinton explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a turbulent childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex characters ever to stride across the public stage. It recounts a presidency that would define the crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11, following America’s 42nd president across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future — including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism — and struggled, with uneven success, to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. “William Jefferson Clinton is a lightning rod in American history,” says Mark Samels, executive producer of American Experience. “It’s hard to find anyone who is

neutral about the man or his presidency. At American Experience we like to explore the people who have shaped the times in which they live and Bill Clinton, both charismatic and confounding, certainly had a profound effect on the country during his presidency.” Clinton’s presidency was marked by both grand achievements and personal scandal; American Experience’s film explores how Clinton made history, even as he enraged his enemies and confounded his friends. The program features scores of Clinton insiders, including White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta (current Secretary of Defense), and Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, as well as interviews with Independent Counsel Ken Starr, members of the Republican opposition including former Senator Trent Lott, childhood friends, foreign leaders, staffers from Clinton’s years as governor of Arkansas, biographers and dozens of journalists. From Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Barak Goodman (My Lai), the four-hour, two-part film premieres on Presidents Day. Goodman, a winner of the RFK Journalism Prize, has garnered an Emmy Award, Peabody Award and duPont-Columbia Award for his films. Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

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ne of the important roles of public broadcasting in America is to present and to celebrate the great array of performing arts that contribute to our collective national culture. This programming celebrates the astonishing, vibrant diversity of our culture and its creative currents; and provides vital access to arts and performance programming to all our citizens for their enjoyment and inspiration. WETA has a very special role in producing arts programming for a nationwide PBS audience and, as the flagship public television station in Greater Washington, also has a special responsibility to bring important arts broadcasts from the nation’s capital to viewers throughout the United States. During WETA’s half-century of service to Greater Washington and the nation, the station has produced a vast array of engaging performance specials. Perhaps no series of broadcasts better represents

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WETA’s commitment to bringing arts to the nation than In Performance at the White House, which WETA has produced for nearly 35 years, spanning every administration since President Carter’s. The series, created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation’s most famous home, premiered with a 1978 East Room recital by legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Since then, In Performance at the White House has featured an astonishing breadth of talent and embraced virtually every genre of American performance: pop, country, gospel, jazz, blues, theatre and dance among them.

A Complex Undertaking WETA has produced 47 programs in the In Performance at the White House series since it premiered February 26, 1978. Each production is a monumental undertaking, with enormously complex logistics. WETA and its production partners bring in television, lighting and sound crews (all cleared in advance for security) and a mobile production truck — and convert the elegant and historic East Room of the White House into a concert stage venue with lights and cameras to capture the proceedings as unobtrusively as possible. These performances, shared with the nation via PBS, are, after all, also special


White House White House events for invited guests hosted by the President and First Lady. On occasion, more expansive performance settings are created on the South Lawn under the Truman Balcony. Over the years, many generous corporate funders — such as Ameritech; J.C. Penney, Inc.; Nabisco Brands; Northrop Grumman; and Pepsi-Cola — have joined with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and foundations such as The Annenberg Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust to make these performance broadcasts possible.

Series History

In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues airs Monday, February 27 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Giving the series its start, President Carter hosted This month, WETA is co-producing a special concert that pays homage five performances, featuring — in addition to to pioneering Blues music artists and the iconic songs for which they pianist Horowitz — cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, are best known. President and Mrs. Obama host an array of top musical artists in the White House East Room for the February concert. soprano Leontyne Price, guitarist Andrés Segovia, and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. President Reagan holds the current record, hosting 17 programs in an array Recent Concerts — and the Blues of musical genres, featuring artists ranging from country President Obama too has embraced the series. Concerts singer Merle Haggard to violinist Itzhak Perlman to jazz have honored Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney as musician Dizzy Gillespie. recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, and President George H.W. Bush hosted three concerts other performances have included a dazzling South Lawn centered on national holidays, featuring artists ranging concert — Fiesta Latina — spotlighting Hispanic musical from John Denver to Lynn Redgrave, Patti LuPone to heritage; and concerts celebrating music of the civil rights Simon Estes. During President Clinton’s years in office, movement, Broadway, Motown and, most recently, WETA produced 10 specials at the White House, featurcountry music. In recent years, WETA has collaborated ing Aretha Franklin with Lou Rawls; Linda Ronstadt and with the White House and The GRAMMY Museum Aaron Neville; Gladys Knight; dance, jazz and more. to pair some of the evening concerts with educational President George W. Bush hosted five engaging producworkshops for middle- and high-school students, spotlighttions, among them featuring Natalie Cole in performance ing the performing artists and the history of the concert’s and spotlighting the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the featured musical genre. Many of the workshops and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. performances are streamed live and are available online at pbs.org/whitehouse. Tune in this month for In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues and watch for more performances in future WETA television broadcasts. Through ongoing collaborations with the White House, WETA is committed to bringing the finest in performance programming to viewers in our community and around the nation, celebrating America’s rich cultural heritage.

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WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

February primetime simulcast listings.

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

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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 2 (Pt 4 of 7)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Miss Marple, Series V: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (to 10:30pm) & Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot, Series X: Murder on the Orient Express (to 12m)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

The Life of Mammals (Eps 7 & 8 of 10. Return to the Water/Life in the Trees)

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 3 & 4 of 8. Blood Is Thicker/ Aromatherapy) (to 9:33pm)

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Himalaya with Michael Palin (Pt 4 of 6. The Roof of the World)

Masterpiece Classic: Downtown Abbey, Season 2 (Pt 5 of 7)

Masterpiece Classic: A Room with a View (to 11:30pm)

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Antiques Roadshow: Eugene, OR

Antiques Roadshow: Houston, TX

An Evening with Valerie Simpson in Honor of Nick Ashford – with Gwen Ifill

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Freedom Riders: American Experience

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Nature: Raccoon Nation

NOVA: Separating Twins

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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 2 (Pt 5 of 7)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Miss Marple, Series V: The Secret of Chimneys (to 10:30pm) & Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot, Series X: The Third Girl (to 12m)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

The Life of Mammals (Eps 9 & 10 of 10. The Social Climbers/ Food for Thought)

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 5 & 6 of 8. Always on My Mind/ The Family Way) (to 9:33pm)

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Himalaya with Michael Palin (Pt 5 of 6. Leaping Tigers)

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 2 (Pt 6 of 7)

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Antiques Roadshow: Pittsburgh, PA

Slavery By Another Name

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Tupperware!: American Experience

Frontline: The Interrupters

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Nature: The Himalayas

NOVA: Extreme Cave Diving

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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 2 (Pt 6 of 7)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 7 & 8 of 8. Out of the Woods/ Erotomania) to 9:33pm)

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Himalaya with Michael Palin (Pt 6 of 6. Bhutan to the Bay of Bengal)

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Series 2 (Pt 7 of 7)

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Antiques Roadshow: Pittsburgh, PA

Clinton: American Experience (Pt 1 of 2)

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Clinton: American Experience (Pt 2 of 2)

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Nature: Ocean Giants: Giant Lives

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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 2 (Pt 7 of 7)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

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Doc Martin, Series III (Pts 1 & 2 of 9. On the Edge) (to 9:33pm)

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Clinton: American Experience (Pt 1 of 2)

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Antiques Roadshow: Pittsburgh, PA

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The Amish: American Experience

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Wild Indonesia (Pt 1 of 3. Island Castaways)

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NOVA: Ice Age Death Trap

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Nature: Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom

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(from 9:33pm:) The WETA Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (to 11:46pm)

Frontline: Rules of Engagement Inside Nature’s Giants: Big Cats

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(from 9:33pm:) The WETA Movie: Local Hero (to 11:24pm)

Smokey Robinson — with Gwen Ifill (to 11:30pm)

Cave People of the Himalaya Masterpiece Mystery!: Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium (to 11:30pm)

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, Season 2 (Eps 1-3 of 3. Time Machines/ Lost and Found/Saloon Singers) (to 12m) (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Witness for the Prosecution (to 11:27pm)

Frontline: Cell Tower Deaths Nature: Ocean Giants: Deep Thinkers

Nature: Ocean Giants: Voices of the Sea Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot, Series X: Appointment with Death (to 11:30pm)

Great Performances: Memphis (to 11:30pm) (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Run Silent, Run Deep (to 11:06pm) Clinton: American Experience (Pt 2 of 2) (to 12m) In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues

American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches Frontline: Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

Wild Indonesia (Pt 2 of 3. Underwater Wonderland)

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Inside Nature’s Giants: Great White Shark

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Wild Indonesia (Pt 3 of 3. Magical Forests)

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Charlie Rose airs late weeknights (check listings)


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. 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 often repeats the next weekday on WETA TV 26 — see repeat listings. • WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6 a.m.–9 a.m. weekends. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 15 for schedule information. Program Key ■ — WETA productions, co-productions or presentations. {DVI} — Descriptive Video Service. R — Aired within the month. Listings are accurate as of press time. For late-breaking program updates, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org/tv.

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A WETA PRODUCTION Fridays at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal, analyzes news of the 2012 political campaigns with the program’s roundtable of top journalists.

9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES V: THE MIRROR CRACK’D FROM SIDE TO SIDE — Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (of Cranford) stars as the spinster sleuth Miss Marple in adaptations of Agatha Christie novels. In this episode, several people are found poisoned soon after a celebrated Hollywood actress and her film director husband settle in St. Mary Mead. Miss Marple must find the killer. {DVI} 10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: POIROT, SERIES X: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS — Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot — portrayed by David Suchet in his signature role — solves the greatest case of his career aboard the world’s most glamorous train, The Orient Express. Suchet is joined by a first-class rail car full of great actors, including Dame Eileen Atkins, Barbara Hershey and Hugh Bonneville. {DVI} Repeats Fri 2/3, 1pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — The multiple Emmy-winning miniseries continues. Part 4 of 7. In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna, and Daisy faces the severest test of her life. {DVI}

Sundays, February 5, 12 & 19 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Tune in Sunday and Thursday nights for superb drama in February. Downton Abbey continues on Masterpiece with the final episodes of Season 2. The programs repeat each Thursday night at 8 p.m., followed by Masterpiece Mystery! episodes from the Miss Marple and Poirot series. Above, Dan Stevens portrays Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery is Lady Mary in Downton Abbey.

3 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 2/4, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Sat 2/4, 6pm 9:00 THE LIFE OF MAMMALS — Written and presented by BBC wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, a monumental series spotlights the diversity of mammals on earth. Episode 7 of 10. Return to the Water. As the first signs of life left its watery environment to colonize dry land, the race was on in the search for food. After millions of years the competition to survive made some mammals return to the water. Sir David Attenborough spotlights otters, seals, dolphins and whales. 9:47 THE LIFE OF MAMMALS — Episode 8 of 10. Life in the Trees. In this program, David Attenborough meets the

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: WOLVERINE: CHASING THE PHANTOM — Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose. But the truth is more complex. This film explores the secretive world of the largest and least-known member of the weasel family. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient carnivores on Earth. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/2, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: ICE AGE DEATH TRAP — Racing against developers in the Rockies, archaeologists uncover a unique site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts, opening a window on the vanished world of the Ice Age. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/2, 4pm 10:00 INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS: GREAT WHITE SHARK — A series features veterinary specialists and biologists performing an autopsy on a large wild animal to uncover the secrets of its anatomy. Great White Shark. The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark, spotlighting the amazing array of senses the shark possesses and exploring the origins of the shark’s killing bite. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/2, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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Saturday, February 4 at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson and Louis Fletcher. Milos Forman’s 1975 film, based on a Ken Kesey novel, won Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Writing. Other films this month include Witness for the Prosecution and Run Silent, Run Deep.

tree dwellers — those mammals that have adapted to a life at height. Some climb small trees to scout for danger; others, like gibbons, live 100 feet or more above the forest floor and never descend to the ground. 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 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 PEPIN 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE 12N CUISINE CULTURE 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 CHEF JOHN BESH’S NEW ORLEANS 1:30 JOANNE WEIR’S COOKING CONFIDENCE 2:00 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30 BAKING WITH JULIA 3:00 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:30 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS 4:00 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:30 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 5:00 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED 5:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–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 II — Parts 3 & 4 of 8. Blood Is Thicker/Aromatherapy. R 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST — In Milos Forman’s Academy Award-winning 1975 film, adapted from a novel by Ken Kesey, mental patients rise up and follow social-misfit hero Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) against an oppressive nurse (Louise Fletcher) and her rules. Forman, Nicholson and Fletcher each won Oscars. (2:13) Repeats Sun 2/5, 11:30am 12M INDEPENDENT LENS: DAISY BATES: FIRST LADY OF LITTLE ROCK — This program tells the story of African-American feminist Daisy Bates and her public support for nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bates reaped the rewards of instant fame, but paid dearly for it. (60 min.)

5 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLES 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 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST — (2:13) R

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2:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY FRANCES CARFAX — Lady Frances Carfax is caught between an old family quarrel with her brother and a sinister horseman who seems to haunt her life. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates. Edward Hardwicke portrays Dr. Watson. Repeats Mon 2/6, 3:30pm 3:00 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES VI: THE LAST WITNESS — Part 4 of 4. Tennison’s prime suspect is well protected, and the detective must find a way to secure justice. Helen Mirren stars in her signature role as the London detective. 4:00 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES I — A romantic British drama stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and Julie Graham as lonely hearts looking for love. Episode 4 of 6. William and Mary’s romance hits a setback as their kids try to contend with the relationship. Repeats Tue 2/7, 4pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: CENTRAL CHINA — R  epeats Mon 2/6, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring a range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers who bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. Repeats Mon 2/6, 5pm 7:00 NATURE: A MURDER OF CROWS — New research has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, and able to recognize each other’s voices and 250 distinct calls. {DVI} R  epeats Mon 2/6, 2:30pm; Tue 2/7, 1pm 8:00 HIMALAYA WITH MICHAEL PALIN — The world-traveling former Monty Python star continues his exploration of the geography of Earth’s greatest mountain range and the cultures surrounding it — traveling from the borders of Afghanistan to Southwest China. Part 4 of 6. The Roof of the World. Leaving Everest Base Camp, Palin takes the high road into Chinese Tibet. In Lhasa, he visits the Potala Palace, and he explores the great monasteries of Tashilunpo and Sera. Palin then follows pilgrims north to the holy salt lake of Namtso, heats up in an Olympic-sized hot spring, learns how to milk a yak and travels to the summer horse festival in Yushu. 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — The multiple Emmy-winning miniseries continues. Part 5 of 7. As the war nears its end, Downton’s aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting; and a mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation. Repeats Thur 2/9, 8pm 10:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: A ROOM WITH A VIEW — In Andrew Davies’ adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, Elaine Cassidy stars as Lucy Honeychurch, who is disappointed upon her arrival at a guest house in Florence, Italy, because her room has no view. Timothy Spall and son Rafe Spall play Mr. Emerson and his eccentric son, George, who offer Lucy their room. {DVI} 11:30 HUSTLE, SERIES III — Part 3 of 6. There’s a new grifter in town and he is in search of a great crew. The stranger (Richard Chamberlain) is the grandson of a legendary 19th-century American con artist — and has come to avenge his death.

Sundays, February 5, 12 & 19 on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The BBC series Himalaya with Michael Palin continues, with the former Monty Python troupe member journeying through Tibet, Southwest China, Northeast India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. For more Himalaya-themed programming this month, tune in Wednesday, February 15 for Nature: The Himalayas (at 8 p.m.) and Cave People of the Himalaya (at 10 p.m.).

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ing an autopsy on a large wild animal to uncover the secrets of its anatomy. Big Cats. The experts dissect a lion and a tiger and find it hard to tell them apart; they explore how the lion’s vocal apparatus works and describe the evolutionary arms race between predators and their prey. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/9, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Wednesday, February 8 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Raccoon Nation follows the creatures through urban centers to explore how their interactions with human society might be helping raccoons learn to succeed and thrive as a species.

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7 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 FREEDOM RIDERS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — From May until November 1961, more than 400 Americans, black and white, risked their lives — and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment — traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South in a Civil Rights Era challenge to segregation. {DVI} 10:00 FRONTLINE: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT — After years of delays, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich went on trial in January 2012 in connection with the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians more than six years ago, one of the worst incidents of its kind of the war. What really happened on November 19, 2005, in the village of Haditha? Frontline investigates the incident and what it can tell us about the moral and legal maze of U.S. troops’ involvement in Iraq. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — Pt 5 of 7. See the Sunday, February 5, 9 p.m. listing. R 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES V: THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS — British actress Julia McKenzie portrays spinster sleuth Miss Marple in adaptations of Agatha Christie mystery novels. Miss Marple accompanies Lady Virginia Revel to a party at her family home of Chimneys. When a dignitary goes missing, the search reveals a decades-old murder that might be connected to a mysterious diamond theft. Stephen Dillane and Edward Fox guest star. 10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: POIROT, SERIES X: THE THIRD GIRL — The great detective Hercule Poirot — portrayed by David Suchet — believes in the innocence of an heiress who is convinced she has committed murder. An eccentric crime novelist, Ariadne Oliver, portrayed by Zoë Wanamaker, helps Poirot crack the case. {DVI} Repeats Fri 2/10, 1pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: EUGENE, OR — Repeats Tue 2/7, 2pm; Wed 2/8, 1pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: HOUSTON, TX — Repeats Tue 2/7, 3pm; Wed 2/8, 2pm 10:00 AN EVENING WITH VALERIE SIMPSON IN HONOR OF NICK ASHFORD—WITH GWEN IFILL — WETA’s Gwen Ifill interviews Valerie Simpson, who for more than 40 years wrote hit-making songs with her husband, the late Nick Ashford. Ashford & Simpson’s classic songs include: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “I’m Every Woman.” Repeats Fri 2/10, 4pm 11:00 UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: THE WILLIAM STILL STORY — Extraordinary people risked their lives to help fugitive slaves escape via the 19th-century clandestine Underground Railroad. Among them was William Still of Philadelphia, a free black man who accepted delivery of transported crates containing “human cargo.” This documentary reveals some of the stories behind this humanitarian enterprise. {DVI} 12:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 2/11, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 2/11, 6pm 9:00 THE LIFE OF MAMMALS — Episode 9 of 10. The Social Climbers. In the penultimate episode, David Attenborough travels the globe to observe monkeys. This group of mammals started its life in the tree-tops. Attenborough spotlights different species of monkeys with specialized skills and extraordinary behaviors in the forests of South America, Africa and South Asia. 9:47 THE LIFE OF MAMMALS — Episode 10 of 10. Food for Thought. In the final episode of the miniseries, we meet the intelligent Great Apes. David Attenborough meets orangutans, chimpanzees and apes and considers how food, and the methods apes use to find it, has been key to the evolution of our large brains. 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

11 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, February 4 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 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: RACCOON NATION — Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success — pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists explore this scientific theory — and attempt to follow a family of urban raccoons in a big city. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/9, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: SEPARATING TWINS — NOVA explores the extraordinary surgery that will allow twin girls, born joined at the head, to live separate lives. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, the girls had little chance of survival, until they were taken to Australia. After two years battling for life, the twins are ready for operations that will prepare them for separation surgery. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/9, 4pm 10:00 INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS: BIG CATS — A series features veterinary specialists and biologists perform-

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Friday, February 10 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The monumental BBC nature series The Life of Mammals concludes as host Sir David Attenborough spotlights primates in two episodes.

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7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 5 & 6 of 8. Always On My Mind/The Family Way. R 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: LOCAL HERO — In Bill Forsyth’s 1983 comic drama, an oilman (Peter Riegert) goes native in a quirky Scottish town his Texas boss (Burt Lancaster) expects him to buy for the construction of a refinery. (1:51) Repeats Sun 2/12, 11:30am 11:30 INDEPENDENT LENS: THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967–1975 — A film takes a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America circa 1967–1975. Combining fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, the film looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled an era of convulsive change. (90 min.) Wednesday, February 15 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD NOVA: Extreme Cave Diving follows explorers into “blue holes,” underwater caves that formed during the last ice age and offer plentiful discoveries for the intrepid scientists who venture in.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, February 5 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: LOCAL HERO — (1:51) R 2:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE PROBLEM OF THOR BRIDGE — Maria Gibson, a dejected wife, arranges to meet her children’s governess Grace Dunbar at Thor Bridge but is gunned down in cold blood. Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Dr. Watson (Edward Hardwicke) investigate. Repeats Mon 2/13, 3:30pm 3:00 PRIME SUSPECT VII: THE FINAL ACT — Helen Mirren reprises her iconic, Emmy Award-winning role as London sleuth Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. In the series finale, the investigation of a schoolgirl’s brutal murder takes its toll on the battle-scarred detective. Part 1 of 4. When a 14-year-old star student is found stabbed to death in a secluded London park, Tennison casts aside retirement plans to take the case. 4:00 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES I — Episode 5 of 6. William’s mother dies, he learns of a fraud that compelled him to enter the family business years before, and he mulls selling the firm. Meanwhile, Mary makes her own discovery — the identity of Rick’s new girlfriend. Repeats Tue 2/14, 4pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: MICRONESIA — Repeats Mon 2/13, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12M: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — See the Sunday, February 5, 6 p.m. listing. Repeats Mon 2/13, 5pm 7:00 NATURE: BRAVING IRAQ — In the early 1990s, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this beautiful “Garden of Eden” was reduced to scorched earth. Now one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore animals and people to the marshes. {DVI} R  epeats Mon 2/13, 2:30pm; Tue 2/14, 1pm 8:00 HIMALAYA WITH MICHAEL PALIN — Part 5 of 6. Leaping Tigers. The former Monty Python star’s Himalayan adventure continues as Palin follows the Yangtze River into Yunnan in Southwest China, where he learns the intricacies of the Mosuos’ walking marriage, has a checkup with an octogenarian herbalist and experiences medieval Lijiang. Heading for Nagaland in India,

he meets some reformed headhunters, then takes the steam train to Tipong coal-mine, rides an elephant on one of the great tea estates of Assam, and spots some dancing monks dressed up as milkmaids in Brahmaputra. Near the Bhutan border, he encounters onehorned rhinos and loses a tug of war with an elephant. 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — Part 6 of 7. The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all. Mary, Sybil and Robert each confront a moment of truth. Anna and Bates know a moment of happiness. Repeats Thur 2/16, 8pm 11:00 HUSTLE, SERIES III — Part 4 of 6. Harold (Renu Setna), an old friend of Albert’s, summons the team to take revenge on Kulvinda Samar (Silas Carson), a greedy sweat-shop owner who has caused pain and suffering to Harold’s sisters and the Asian community for many years. Samar is an ardent fan of Bollywood films — a perfect target for a classic movie-investor con.

13 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Pittsburgh, PA — Repeats Tue 2/14, 2pm; Wed 2/15, 1pm 9:00 SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME — A Sundance Film Festival selection for 2012, this new documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon explores the littleknown story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century. Blackmon examines the concept of “neoslavery,” which sentenced African Americans to forced labor for violating an array of laws that criminalized their everyday behavior. Laurence Fishburne narrates. Repeats Tue 2/14, 5pm; Fri 2/17, 4pm 10:30 AN EVENING WITH SMOKEY ROBINSON—WITH GWEN IFILL — WETA’s Gwen Ifill talks with Smokey Robinson, offering an insider’s look at the life and career of the Motown legend. The program, taped in 2009 before a theater audience at Northwestern University Thorne Auditorium, features former Motown executive and film producer Suzanne de Passe as mistress of ceremonies, and musical tributes from Grammy-nominated artists. Repeats Wed 2/15, 5pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — R  epeats next weekday, noon

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Tuesday, February 14 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Frontline presents a film, The Interrupters, by Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams. The documentary explores the efforts of ex-gang members (above) to prevent violence in their Chicago neighborhoods.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 TUPPERWARE!: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — In the 1950s, American women discovered they could earn thousands — even millions — of dollars from plastic food storage bowls. “Tupperware ladies” fanned out across the nation’s living rooms, selling efficiency and convenience to their friends and neighbors through home parties. Bowl by bowl, they built an empire that now spans the globe. This documentary, narrated by Kathy Bates, reveals the story of a small plastics company that became a cultural phenomenon. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/16, 1pm

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9:00 FRONTLINE: THE INTERRUPTERS — During one weekend in Chicago in 2008, 37 people were shot, seven of them fatally. Now, a Frontline film by director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) presents an observational journey into the stubborn, persistent violence that plagues American cities, following a group of former gang leaders trying to “interrupt” shootings and protect their communities from the violence the gangs once committed. The film chronicles the inner workings of CeaseFire, an innovative program in Chicago designed to prevent shootings. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

15 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: THE HIMALAYAS — The Himalayan mountain system is the planet’s highest and home to the world’s tallest peaks. Nature explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain, home to the mysterious snow leopard. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/16, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: EXTREME CAVE DIVING — NOVA follows Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes — underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today. They are Earth’s least explored and perhaps most dangerous frontiers. With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists, Broad investigates this beautiful “alternate universe.” {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/16, 4pm 10:00 CAVE PEOPLE OF THE HIMALAYA — In this National Geographic film, Everest climber and thrill-seeker Pete Athans returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they risk their own safety to reveal evidence of a previously unknown 1,500-year-old death ritual high in the caves. Repeats Thur 2/16, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Tuesday, February 14 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD American Experience spotlights Tupperware as a revolution in food storage and an avenue to professional success for women. Other American Experience programs profile President Bill Clinton (February 20–21) and explore Amish culture (February 28).

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 2/18, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 2/18, 6pm

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, February 4 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 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 II — Parts 7 & 8 of 8. Out of the Woods/Erotomania. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION — Billy Wilder’s 1957 adaptation of an Agatha Christie play features Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton in the story of a sensational murder and subsequent trial full of surprises in which the defendant’s wife agrees to appear as a prosecution witness. (1:54) Repeats Sun 2/19, 11:30am 11:30 INDEPENDENT LENS: WHEN I RISE — A film chronicles the experience of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who found herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera. (60 min.)

COURTESY DAVE DAVIDSON, HUDSON WEST PRODUCTIONS

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Friday, February 17 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Musical artist Michael Feinstein illuminates more American musical history in the second season of his series, American Songbook. The three back-to-back programs, respectively, explore how technology has preserved music, reveal his discovery of a lost song by a giant of popular music, and delve into the story of nightclub music.

19 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, February 5 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION — (1:54) R

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — Pt. 6 of 7. See the Sunday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m. listing. R 10:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES V: THE BLUE GERANIUM —British actress Julia McKenzie stars as Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth. While visiting an old friend, Miss Marple discovers that there may be new evidence concerning the notorious Blue Geranium murder case. Can Marple unlock the clues before the wrong person is found guilty of murder? Repeats Fri 2/17, 1pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

9:00 MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK, SEASON 2 — Performer and historian Michael Feinstein presents more American music history in three new programs. Time Machines. Feinstein explores how technology has preserved — and altered — the way we think about the great songs and singers of the past. On a coast-to-coast tour with stops in New York, Palm Springs, Kansas City, and Los Angeles, Michael Feinstein introduces viewers to “soundies” (the original music videos), the historic building where “jam sessions” were born, and an array of performers and collectors who help keep the music alive. 10:00 MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK, SEASON 2 — Lost and Found. This program reveals Feinstein’s discovery of an undocumented, unknown song by one of the giants of American popular music and follows his quest to verify its authenticity. Along the way, he persuades another musical legend, Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, to teach him an unpublished, unrecorded song from his songwriting “trunk” that’s never been heard prior to this broadcast. 11:00 MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK, SEASON 2 — Saloon Singers. Feinstein examines the allure of musical nightlife, from Mississippi juke joints, where he dazzles the crowd with some impromptu boogiewoogie blues, to the neon of Las Vegas, where he has a private tour of the now-closed Liberace Museum. While keeping up his schedule of live performances, Feinstein delves into the history of nightclub entertainment. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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1:30 GREAT ROMANCES 2:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF SHOSCOMBE OLD PLACE — Sir Robert Norebertson has gambled all on the success of a horse in the Champion Stakes — if it loses, he’ll be ruined. Jeremy Brett stars as Holmes. 3:00 PRIME SUSPECT VII: THE FINAL ACT — Helen Mirren stars in her signature role as London detective Jane Tennison, investigating the murder of a young girl. Part 2 of 4. The murdered girl’s father, coach, and surprisingly unsavory friends act suspiciously, and the prime suspect eludes capture before resurfacing to commit a second crime. 4:00 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES I — Part 6 of 6. William keeps trying to sell the firm Shawcross & Sons; he can’t abide Mary’s ex-lover staying with her and breaks off the relationship with her. Repeats Tue 2/21, 5pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: SRI LANKA & MALDIVES SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12M: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — See the Sunday, February 5, 6 p.m. listing. 7:00 NATURE: REVEALING THE LEOPARD — Leopards are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and one of the least understood of the great cats. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land — unseen and secretive; they are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film puts together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat. {DVI} R  epeats Tue 2/21, 1pm 8:00 HIMALAYA WITH MICHAEL PALIN — Part 6 of 6. Bhutan to the Bay of Bengal. Trekking in Bhutan, Palin passes Tiger’s Nest monastery en route for Chomolhari Base Camp, where he meets a nomad with a penchant for yak songs. In Paro he attends the great Buddhist festival, and he witnesses the sacred Black Hat Dances in fortress-like Dzong. In a bar in Thimphu, Palin discusses reincarnation and the pursuit of happiness with the King’s cousins, and en route to Bangladesh — where his journey ends — he is taken to the Popshika Valley to see rare cranes. 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — Part 7 of 7. In the season two finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. Repeats Thur 2/23, 8pm 11:00 HUSTLE, SERIES III — Part 5 of 6. A newspaper’s scurrilous and completely false exposé on Stacie’s closest friend, Emily, leads the team to their next marks — the editor and his weasely reporter. Both suffer from a serious lack of morals, and Stacie aims to destroy them.

21 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 CLINTON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Part 2 of 2. The Survivor. The 1994 victory in the midterm elections boosts Republicans, giving rise to the “Contract with America” — and by spring of 1995, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his allies pursue a plan to eliminate the federal budget deficit. The plan leads to a government shutdown and slowly the tide begins to turn toward the president, who reclaims the political center. Clinton wins the 1996 election in a landslide, pulling off one of the greatest turnarounds in political history. He sails buoyantly into his second term, but a personal scandal becomes public, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr reopens his stalled Whitewater investigation and Congress initiates impeachment hearings. Repeats Wed 2/22, 3pm; Sun 2/26, 10pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: CELL TOWER DEATHS — The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by Frontline and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America’s cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Also this hour: Frontline explores child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence — involving abuse, assault, and “shaken baby syndrome” — that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong. 11:00 U.S. HEALTH CARE: THE GOOD NEWS — Fifty-two million adults in America are without health insurance, health care spending topped $2.6 trillion in 2010, and all that spending isn’t making us healthier. So what’s the good news about health care? One small community in the Colorado oil patch near the Utah border delivers the highest value for the money health care in the U.S. and in the process covers nearly everyone in town. How do they do it? Could other communities do it too? Correspondent T.R. Reid reports, traveling coast to coast. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — R  epeats next weekday, noon

20 Monday 8AM SHERLOCK HOLMES MARATHON — Jeremy Brett stars in his signature role in eleven episodes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great sleuth. Episodes are 50 minutes each with a brief break in between — the following timings are approximate. Cases are The Empty House (at 8 a.m.); The Abbey Grange (at 8:54 a.m.); The Musgrave Ritual (at 9:48 a.m.); The Second Stain (at 10:42 a.m.); The Man with the Twisted Lip (at 11:35 a.m.); The Priory School (at 12:30 p.m.); The Six Napoleons (at 1:25 p.m.); The Devil’s Foot (at 2:20 p.m.); The Silver Blaze (at 3:14 p.m.); Wisteria Lodge (at 4:08 p.m.) and The Bruce Partington Plans (at 5:03 p.m.)

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Monday, February 20, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA TV 26 presents a marathon of Sherlock Holmes episodes, starring Jeremy Brett (left) in his signature role as the great sleuth.

6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: PITTSBURGH, PA — Repeats Tue 2/21, 2pm; Wed 2/22, 1pm 9:00 CLINTON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — A documentary explores the life and career of President William Jefferson Clinton, who rose from a turbulent childhood in Arkansas to become one of America’s most successful politicians — and most conflicted and complex public figures. Part 1 of 2. The Comeback Kid. Episode one follows Bill Clinton’s bumpy road to the 1992 presidential victory and chronicles the first two years of his presidency. Overcoming a troubled upbringing, Clinton is determined to succeed, first in Arkansas, then at Georgetown, Oxford and finally Yale. There he meets Hillary Rodham, who shares his intellect and idealism, and together they forge a marriage and political partnership that takes them to the Arkansas governor’s mansion and ultimately the White House. Repeats Tue 2/21, 3pm; Sun 2/26, 8pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Sunday, February 19 at 7 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Revealing the Leopard spotlights the successful predators, which now thrive in habitats from Siberian Russia to South Africa.

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Wednesday, February 22, 8–11 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature presents a special three-part miniseries, Ocean Giants, which offers insights into the lives of whales and dolphins. Episodes spotlight the great whales (above, a blue whale), cetaceans’ remarkable intellects, and their methods of communication.

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23 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 2 — Part 7 of 7. In the season two finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. R 10:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: POIROT, SERIES X: APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH — In the Agatha Christie adaptation, an archaeological dig is the scene of murder in the Middle East, leading detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) to unravel a tragic tale of family secrets. The cast of suspects includes co-stars Tim Curry and Elizabeth McGovern. {DVI} Repeats Fri 2/24, 1pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

26 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, February 5 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP — (1:33) R 1:00 GREAT ROMANCES — (two episodes) 2:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY — A man is found dying beside a lake by his son; the trail leads to blackmail and Australian gold mines, and then Holmes (Jeremy Brett) makes a breakthrough. Repeats Mon 2/27, 3:30pm 3:00 PRIME SUSPECT VII: THE FINAL ACT — Part 3 of 4. A shocking new murder complicates the homicide case, especially since Tennison is a witness to the second slaying and appears to provoke the killer in surveillance camera footage. 4:00 WILLIAM & MARY, SERIES II — Part 1 of 6. As series two begins, William sells Shawcross & Sons and begins to set up a new business. William and Mary try to plan their wedding, and Molly and Rick surprise everyone. Repeats Tue 2/28, 4pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE — Repeats Mon 2/27, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — See the Sunday, February 5, 6 p.m. listing. Repeats Mon 2/27, 5pm 7:00 NATURE: ELSA’S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY — The year 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Born Free — a book and then a film that

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: OCEAN GIANTS: GIANT LIVES — A three-part series offers new insights into the lives of cetaceans: whales and dolphins. Giant Lives. The great whales — such as the blue and the bowhead — are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/23, 3pm 9:00 NATURE: OCEAN GIANTS: DEEP THINKERS — In some respects, the brains of whales and dolphins are more complex than ours. Whales and dolphins work cooperatively, show empathy and are self-aware. “Deep Thinkers” finds out how clever — and how much like us — whales and dolphins might be. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/23, 4pm 10:00 NATURE: OCEAN GIANTS: VOICES OF THE SEA — Humpback whales’ songs carry thousands of miles, while a sperm whale scans the ocean depths with a sonar laser beam louder than a thunderclap. Voices of the Sea reveals a surprising underwater world where sound takes the place of sight. {DVI} Repeats Thur 2/23, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, February 4 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:33AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Pts 1 & 2 of 9. On the Edge. R 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP — The 1958 war drama stars Clark Gable as a World War II submarine commander obsessively hunting for the Japanese destroyer that sank his last sub. Burt Lancaster and Jack Warden co-star. (1:33) Repeats Sun 2/26, 11:30am 11:06 NOT IN OUR TOWN: CLASS ACTIONS — This program features stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. Among them, student leaders at the formerly segregated University of Mississippi confront the practice of football fans reviving the chant “The South will rise again.” 11:33 INDEPENDENT LENS: MORE THAN A MONTH — Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old AfricanAmerican filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. This tongue-in-cheek journey investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America. (60 min.)

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 2/25, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 2/25, 6pm 9:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: MEMPHIS — A Tony Awardwinning musical turns back the dial to the 1950s, spotlighting an interracial couple whose love for music, and for each other, is put to the test. The production tells the story of a white DJ, Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a young black singer whose career is on the rise. The production is directed by Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). 11:30 NEED TO KNOW 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Great Performances features Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, which follows an interracial couple’s romance and explores the story of the intersection of music and race in 1950s America.

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changed forever the way we think about wildlife. Nature explores what has happened to lions since this story, what has happened to the people featured in the film, and what Born Free has taught us. {DVI} Repeats Mon 2/27, 2:30pm; Tue 2/28, 1pm 8:00 CLINTON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Part 1 of 2. See the Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. listing. R 10:00 CLINTON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Part 2 of 2. See the Tuesday, February 21, 8 p.m. listing. R 12M HUSTLE, SERIES III — Part 6 of 6. The team is hauled off to the police station on false drug charges by an ambitious, fearless cop, DCI York. York’s latest obsession is to catch notorious thief, Adam Rice (aka The Ghost). His plan is to blackmail the gang into doing his dirty work for him. York promises to free the gang when they deliver Rice. But until they do, he is keeping Albert locked up.

Wednesday, February 29, 8-11 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The BBC miniseries Wild Indonesia explores the landscapes and fauna (including the Komodo dragon) of the island archipelago.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: PITTSBURGH, PA — Repeats Tue 2/28, 2pm; Wed 2/29, 1pm 9:00 IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: RED, WHITE AND BLUES — In this WETA production taped just days ago, a host of top musical artists join the President and Mrs. Obama in the East Room of the White House for a special concert celebrating iconic figures of the blues music genre — from John Lee Hooker to Muddy Waters — and the songs they made famous. Repeats Tue 2/28, 5pm 10:00 AMERICAN MASTERS: CAB CALLOWAY: SKETCHES — “Minnie the Moocher” was Cab Calloway’s signature song, and Harlem’s famous Cotton Club was his home stage. A singer, dancer and band leader, he was an exceptional figure in the history of jazz: a consummate musician, he charmed audiences around the world with boundless energy, bravado and elegant showmanship. Calloway was at the top of his game in the jazz and swing eras of the ‘30s and ‘40s, but his career then flagged until he was rediscovered. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

whose existence is so rooted in the past. {DVI} Repeats Wed 2/29, 3pm 10:00 JAPAN’S NUCLEAR MELTDOWN — Frontline continues its investigation of nuclear safety with an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011. With exclusive testimony from key figures in the drama — including the Japanese Prime Minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco — Frontline explores how the disaster unfolded. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — R  epeats next weekday, noon

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28 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE AMISH: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — A film answers many questions Americans have about this insistently insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 500-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused for more than a century. The film paints an intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life and looks at what the future holds for a community

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Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The Amish: American Experience offers insights into the insular religious community, presenting a portrait of Amish faith and life.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD INDONESIA — Strung out along 5,000 kilometers of the Equator, between Asia and Australia, Indonesia’s 17,000 islands make up the largest and most varied archipelago on Earth. From freezing glaciers to coral reefs, orangutans to dinosaur-like Komodo dragons, the sheer diversity of landscapes and life defies the imagination. This BBC series tells the story of this region and its wildlife. Episode 1 of 3. Island Castaways. Shrouded in mystery, Indonesia is beautiful place, home to tree kangaroos, tropical beaches, snowy mountain peaks and 155 active volcanoes. Spotlighted are Komodo dragons, maleo birds on Sulawesi, proboscis monkeys of Borneo, and red-knobbed hornbills. 9:00 WILD INDONESIA — Episode 2 of 3. Underwater Wonderland. Indonesia is one of the world’s natural wonders. In its underwater wonderland, flamboyant reef fish, huge manta rays and shimmering schools of barracudas ride the strong currents that flow between the region’s islands. The coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea — spotlighted are bumphead parrotfish, hovering cuttlefish, octopi, whale sharks, pygmy seahorses no larger than a fingernail and batfish that swim along the sea bottom. 10:00 WILD INDONESIA — Episode 3 of 3. Magical Forests. Kangaroos in trees and flying foxes — nowhere else on the planet are their animals as weird and wonderful as in the forests of Indonesia. Despite deforestation, two thirds of Indonesia is still jungle and, as the islands of Indonesia connect Australia to Asia, it is a unique meeting point for wildlife from East and West. Visited are the steamy jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and Java — home to highly endangered Asian elephants and hairy rhinos; and the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, and Amorphophallus, which has an 11-foot flower spike. Spotlighted are gibbons, orangutans, spiny echidnas (a primitive type of anteater) and quolls (cat-like marsupials). But the birds of paradise are the most glamorous stars of Indonesia’s forests. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Inspiring Lifelong Learning and Creativity The WETA How-To channel presents lifestyle programming, 24 hours each day, seven days a week, featuring public television’s finest series devoted to explorations of cooking, home improvement, travel, hobbies and more. This channel draws on more than 25 engaging series each month. For a complete schedule of WETA How-To programming, please visit weta.org/how-to.

Among the programs you’ll find on WETA How-To are:

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Sundays through Thursdays at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, hosted by Christopher Kimball (at left), presents regional home cooking from across the country, approaching food in a practical, nononsense way. The program’s chefs, culinary experts and equipment specialists test recipes and kitchen gear while reinventing family-friendly recipes for the modern home cook.

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America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Around the House with Matt and Shari Artist Toolbox Baking with Julia Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Chef John Besh’s New Orleans Ciao Italia Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen Essential Pépin Feast Delight Globe Trekker History Detectives Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way! Kimchi Chronicles Lidia’s Italy New Scandinavian Cooking Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends Pati’s Mexican Table Rick Steves’ Europe Sara’s Weeknight Meals Simply Ming Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co. The This Old House Hour UCook! with Chef Bob Vine Talk Wild Photo Adventures

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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

WEEKDAYS ON WETA TV 26

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

Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm The Electric Company, 8pm Sid the Science Kid, 8:30pm BIZ KID$, 9pm

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Fetch!, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm Super WHY!, 6pm Martha Speaks, M–Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays)

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

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he last time the Classical WETA 90.9 FM broadcast Choral Showcase featured a program on the Stabat Mater — a 13thcentury hymn to Mary on her suffering during Jesus’s crucifixion — we played only part of Rossini’s setting (along with Verdi’s, Poulenc’s and Domenico Scarlatti’s). On February 5, Classical WETA airs all of Rossini’s composition, in a superb recording with soloists including Cecilia Bartoli and conductor Myung-Whun Chung. A bonus (and a prelude to the Rossini) is Pergolesi’s setting, from a new CD by Anna Netrebko and Marianna Pizzolato, with conductor Antonio Pappano. The piece is cheating a little for Choral Showcase because it includes no chorus, but the composer’s 300th birth anniversary was in 2010, and it seems okay. Besides, superstar vocalist Anna Netrebko said the piece and recording session were new and exciting for her. “I feel like I’ve turned a new page,” she said. This month, Choral Showcase also presents romance programs on February 12 and 19 in honor of Valentine’s Day. Included are Monteverdi Madrigals, German Choral Folk Songs, cantatas by Thomas Arne and J.S. Bach, and Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet.

Metropolitan Opera on Classical WETA Opera House Saturday afternoons on Classical WETA 90.9 FM Visit classicalweta.org for details. February 4: Donizetti’s Anna Bolena with Anna Netrebko — at 1 p.m. February 11: Wagner’s Götterdämmerung with Deborah Voigt and Jay Hunter Morris — at noon February 18: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia — at 1 p.m. February 25: Verdi’s Ernani with Angela Meade — at 1 p.m. Deborah Voigt in Götterdämmerung

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lassical WETA 90.9 FM’s weekly local concert broadcast Front Row Washington offers a lineup of wonderful programs this month, from a visit to Paris in the ’20s to the debut of The Phillips Camerata. On Monday, February 6 at 9 p.m., Classical WETA returns to the Candlelight Concert Society in Columbia, Maryland, for the Escher String Quartet with American Chamber Players guitarist Jason Vieaux. The engaging program includes Mendelssohn’s E-flat Major String Quartet, Op. 12; as well as a Bach lute suite; a Vivaldi guitar concerto; and works by Albéniz, Piazzolla and Boccherini. Then, on February 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the program travels to the City of Light for “Paris in the ’20s” at Dumbarton Concerts in Georgetown. The American Chamber Players perform works by Gabriel Pierné, Albert Roussel, Bohuslav Martin, as well as Gabriel Fauré’s G-minor piano quartet, Op. 45. Front Row Washington wraps up the month with music from the Phillips Collection Sunday Concerts. Featured on February 20 is the second of two programs featuring worldrenowned American cellist Wendy Warner and eminent Russian pianist Irina Nuzova performing Beethoven cello sonatas Nos. 3–5. On February 27 at 9 p.m., Classical WETA presents the inaugural performance of The Phillips Camerata, the first-ever resident ensemble at the museum in its 90-year history. New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales is soloist in Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet in B-flat, Op. 34, in a program that also includes the remarkable and rarely performed String Quartet, Op. 1 by Glenn Gould. Gould’s only string quartet, the work was composed in 1955 — the same year he made both his American debut at The Phillips Collection and released his iconic recordRicardo ing of the Bach Goldberg Variations. Morales For more information on Front Row Washington programs, visit classicalweta.org.


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Golden Dragon Acrobats from China Sun., AuGuSt 5

Steven Reineke, conductor

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Rob Evan, Morgan James, Capathia Jenkins & Doug LaBrecque

The Music of John Williams

South Pacific

An Evening with

the temptations the Four tops

Happy Together Tour 2012

the turtles feat. Flo & eddie, the Monkees Lead Singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & the union Gap, the Grass roots, the Buckinghams Sun., JuLy 29

Bill t. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company tueS., JuLy 31

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

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The king and i

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February 2012 - 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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