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J U LY 2 012 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

A CAPITOL FOURTH The Annual Concert Marks Independence Day on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD


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urveying the engaging offerings in WETA’s television and radio broadcasts in July, one can experience in just one month a great many of WETA’s strengths as a producer of high-quality programming. Creating superb content is one of our important services to the public. On WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, for example, we bring to a nationwide audience the annual Independence Day concert A Capitol Fourth, live from the National Mall. On Classical WETA 90.9 FM we proudly showcase classical music in the nation’s capital — Front Row Washington presents world-class performances recorded live in Greater Washington, bringing sublime music to area listeners. Also this month, we reprise several WETA TV 26 productions created exclusively for our local television audience: the award-winning documentaries Washington in the ’60s and Washington in the ’70s and programs Breakfast in Washington and Neighborhood Eats in the series The WETA Guide. Wrapping up the month, and airing during the first week of August as well, is a broadcast of the acclaimed World War II history documentary THE WAR, created for the nation by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in partnership with WETA. Enjoy these and many other fine offerings this month, made possible by your vital ongoing contributions and our generous funding partners. Thank you for your support of WETA.

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

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British Drama and Comedy on WETA UK

une in to the exciting new channel WETA UK to find engaging, entertaining British comedy and drama programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel is available free over the air — no subscription television service is needed. See the channel numbers circled at the bottom of this page to find WETA UK. Also see page 11 of this magazine for a full list of programs and 4 p.m.–midnight airtimes; and visit wetauk.org to find program descriptions and a full WETA UK schedule. Sample the offerings, which include the WETA UK Movie each Saturday night at 8 p.m. — this month featuring apartheid drama Endgame (July 7), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and William Hurt; the two-part police investigative drama Collision (July 14 & 21), with Douglas Henshall, Lucy Griffiths and Kate Ashfield; and the John Lennon bio-pic Lennon Naked (July 28), with Christopher Eccleston.

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WETA Earns an Arlington “ABBIE” Award

n this year of WETA’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of service to the public, and reflecting the company’s roots in the community of Arlington, Virginia, WETA has been honored with the 2012 Large Business of the Year award — an ABBIE — from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The award — among the Chamber’s Best Business Awards — was presented at the organization’s May banquet at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington. WETA Chief Operating Officer Joe Bruns was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the organization, alongside members of the WETA Community Advisory Council.

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In the Spotlight A Capitol Fourth

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The WETA co-production airs Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m.

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on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

A WETA CO-PRODUCTION

he annual Independence Day broadcast celebrates America’s birthday (the 236th) with a host of performances by top musical artists, including acclaimed Broadway and television star Megan Hilty (Smash); singer-songwriter Javier Colon (winner of The Voice); R&B superstars Kool & the Gang; four-time Tony-nominated Broadway star Kelli O’Hara; and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of pops conductor Jack Everly. The co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year’s program, hosted by Tom Bergeron (of Dancing with the Stars), includes a special Olympic send-off to Team USA, and a musical tribute to beloved American entertainer Gene Kelly. Topping off the program is the annual fireworks display over the National Mall, captured by 20 cameras stationed around the city. A Capitol Fourth is made possible by grants from The Boeing Company, National Park Service, Department of the Army, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public television viewers and PBS.

The Country House Revealed Spotlights Great U.K. Estates

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Mondays, July 2 & 9, 9 p.m.–midnight

six-part 2011 BBC series features British art historian and longtime BBC presenter Dan Cruickshank, an authority on U.K. architecture, exploring great estates in Britain that have never before been open to public view and examining the lives of the families who have lived in these impressive country houses. The series, based on Cruickshank’s book “The Country House Revealed — A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home,” offers a rare look behind the estate walls, spotlighting properties in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland — from a range of architectural periods — that enjoy secure, well-funded ownership and demonstrating that these great houses can be sustainable.

Paris Series Spotlights “The City of Lights”

n a unique mixture of cultural history, travel guide and insight into contemporary Paris life, art historian and Parisian Sandrine Voillet explores the tempestuous story, immortal beauty and Bohemian soul of the city she adores in the BBC series Paris. Spotlighting more than 400 years of history — from the era of the lavish court of the Sun King to the decadence of revolutionary Paris; from the jazz explosion of the Thirties to the Sixties heyday of hedonism — Voillet celebrates the art, literature, music and design of France’s capital. She visits some of the city’s best-known sites — including the Basilica of Sacré Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and the Catacombs — and the guided tour also includes the inner sancta of regular Paris life: the iconic local café and marketplace.

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Wednesday, July 25, 9 p.m.–midnight

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In the Spotlight

on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

New Series Market Warriors Features Antiques Competition Mondays at 9 p.m., premiering July 16

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COURTESY DAVID AARON TROY

he new series Market Warriors, from the producers of Antiques Roadshow, presents a new adventure for treasure seekers. The program, a competition, follows four antiques pickers on a nationwide treasure hunt as they scour flea markets for antiques and vintage valuables with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction. Actor/comedian Fred Willard (Best in Show, Modern Family), himself a collector, is the series off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout the show. In each episode, the pickers — (l-r) appraiser and antiques dealer John Bruno, appraiser Miller Gaffney, lifelong collector Bob Richter and antiques business owner Kevin Bruneau — travel to different market locations across the country to select and purchase items with a set amount of money. They apply their knowledge and skills to real financial transactions and then discover the current value of the objects as only the marketplace can determine. The sale of pickers’ items takes place at an auction in a different location; the picker whose objects earn the highest total profit is the winner of that episode. Market Warriors is sponsored by PBS through the support of public television viewers.

On Masterpiece, Endeavour and New Inspector Lewis Episodes

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irst up on Masterpiece this month — on July 1 — is a new spin-off from the beloved 33-episode series Inspector Morse. The new series Endeavour stars Shaun Evans (left) as Detective Constable Endeavour Morse, turning back the clock to 1965 to follow the great sleuth as a rookie, cutting his teeth on his first cases. Evoking the conflict between tradition and the new youth culture of the ’60s, Endeavour answers a lot of questions about the formative years of young Morse. Masterpiece in July also presents new episodes of the popular detective series Inspector Lewis, starring Kevin Whately (who was Sgt. Lewis in Inspector Morse) in the title role and Laurence Fox as Lewis’s young colleague DS Hathaway. Like Morse, the two investigate murder cases in the academic atmosphere of Oxford, England. Inspector Lewis, Series V airs Sundays, July 8–29. For more Masterpiece: Mystery! in July, watch for reprised Inspector Lewis cases (Series IV) at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday nights; and, as part of the Thursday night mystery lineup, three Miss Marple cases (July 5–19). Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Viking River Cruises, with additional support from public television viewers and The Masterpiece Trust.

History of Science Explores the Great Advances

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airs Wednesdays, July 11 & 18, 9 p.m.–midnight

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six-hour BBC series, History of Science, shows how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives. Each episode starts with a disarmingly simple question, and then delves into the past, uncovering human stories and recreating the great experiments of the men and women who sought the answers and, in doing so, changed the world. The series explores how science has found out what we are made of; where we came from; what exists beyond Earth; how science revealed the hidden secrets of nature; how it provided the force to topple kings and emperors; and how it unleashed untold power from within our planet. It’s the story of how history made science, and science made history, and how the ideas that emerged made the modern world.


WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

July primetime simulcast listings.

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

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Queen & Country (Ep 1 of 4. London: Royal City)

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Houston

The Country House Revealed (Eps 1–3 of 6) (to 12m)

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Michael Wood’s Story of England (Pt 1 of 4. Romans to Normans)

Michael Wood’s Story of England (Pt 2 of 4. Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street: Peasant’s Revolt and the Black Death) The Crisis Spreads

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A Capitol Fourth (2012)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Death in the Clouds (to 10:40pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

The Queen’s Palaces (Ep 2 of 3. Windsor Castle)

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Doc Martin, Series V (Pts 3 & 4 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

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Queen & Country (Ep 2 of 4. Royal Visit)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul of Genius (to 10:30pm) & Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Wild Justice (to 12m)

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Mon

Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Atlanta

The Country House Revealed (Eps 4–6 of 6) (to 12m)

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Michael Wood’s Story of England (Pt 3 of 4. The Seeds of Reform)

Frontline: Endgame: AIDS in Black America (2-hr. special)

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Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier (Pt 1 of 3. City of Bears)

History of Science (Episodes 1–3 of 6. What Is Out There?/What Is the World Made of?/ How Did We Get Here?) (to 12m)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Second Stain

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (to 10:40pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

The Queen’s Palaces (Ep 3 of 3. Holyrood House)

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Doc Martin, Series V (Pts 5 & 6 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

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Queen & Country (Ep 3 of 4. The Queen’s Possessions)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series V: Generation of Vipers (to 10:30pm) & Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Mind Has Mountains (to 12m)

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Mon

Antiques Roadshow: Vintage San Francisco, CA

Market Warriors: Adamstown, PA

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night: American Masters (to 12m)

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Michael Wood’s Story of England (Pt 4 of 4. The Birth of Modern England)

History Detectives

Frontline: Fast Times at West Philly High

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Wed

Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier (Pt 2 of 3. The Road North)

History of Science (Episodes 4–6 of 6. Can We Have Unlimited Power?/What Is the Secret of Life?/Who Are We?) (to 12m)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Man With the Twisted Lip

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (to 9:50pm) & Murder in the Mews (to 10:40pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Market Warriors: Adamstown, PA

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Doc Martin, Series V (Pts 7 & 8 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

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Queen & Country (Ep 4 of 4. Traveller)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series V: Fearful Symmetry (to 10:30pm) & Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Gift of Promise (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Pittsburgh

Market Warriors: Philadelphia, PA

Washington in the ’60s (to 11pm) & Washington in the ’70s (to 12m)

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The WETA Guide to Breakfast in Washington

History Detectives

Frontline: Alaska Gold

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Wed

Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier (Pt 3 of 3. Arctic Wanderers)

Paris (Pts 1–3 of 3. City of Dreams/Blood & Chocolate/Bohemian Rhapsody) (to 12m)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Priory School

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Adventure of Johnny Waverly (to 9:50pm) & Four and Twenty Blackbirds (to 10:40pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Market Warriors: Philadelphia, PA

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 1 & 2 of 8. Old Dogs/In Loco) (to 9:33pm) (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Eight Men Out (to 11:32pm)

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Secrets of the Manor House

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Indelible Stain (to 10:30pm)

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Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, PA

Market Warriors: Cumming, GA

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The WETA Guide to Neighborhood Eats

THE WAR [Ep 1 of 7. A Necessary War (December 1941–December 1942)] (to 11:30pm)

WETA’s D.C. FireA Capitol Fourth (2012) (to 11:30pm) works Extravaganza

PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

Islamic Arts: Mirror of the Invisible World—PBS Arts (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Dial M for Murder (to 11:30pm)

(from 10:40pm) Miss Marple (to 12:05am)

John Leguizamo’s Tales from a Ghetto Klown—PBS Arts

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: The Hustler (to 12m)

(from 10:40pm) Miss Marple (to 12:05am)

Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato—PBS Arts

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Rocky II (to 11:32pm)

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(10:40pm) Masterpiece: Endeavour (to 12:05am)

Havana! Havana!—PBS Arts

Breakfast in Washington & Neighborhood Eats

Antiques Roadshow: Denver, CO

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Charlie Rose airs late weeknights (check listings)

For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org

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(from 10:40pm) Miss Marple (to 12:05am)

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Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour (to 10:30pm) & Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things (to 12m)


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD July 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. Sundays. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 12 for schedule information. Program Key ■ — WETA productions, co-productions or presentations. {DVI} — Descriptive Video Service. R — Aired within the month. Listings are accurate as of press time. For late-breaking program updates, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org/tv.

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ON WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. 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: LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON — In Billy Wilder’s 1957 romantic comedy, a middle-aged playboy (Gary Cooper) is fascinated by the daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a private detective (Maurice Chevalier) who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. (2:10) R 2:00 QUEEN VICTORIA’S EMPIRE — Parts 3 & 4 of 4. The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa. R 4:00 LOST TREASURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD — R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER FOOD HOUR: SCANDINAVIA — Repeats Mon 7/2, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation about life and the state of American democracy. Repeats Mon 7/2, 5pm 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — The popular British comic drama continues, following the story of the irascible doctor of a small village on England’s Cornwall coast. Part 1 of 8. Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), is changing their lives. 8:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — In 2012, England marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. In this miniseries, newsman Sir Trevor McDonald explores the traditions and institutions surrounding the monarchy. Episode 1 of 4. London: Royal City. McDonald reports on the tradition of Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visits the Horseguards to meet the men who guard the Queen. Repeats Fri 7/6, 4pm; Sun 7/8, 4pm

Sundays in July at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD This month, Masterpiece Mystery! premieres Endeavour (July 1), starring Shaun Evans in a “prequel” to the Inspector Morse series. Endeavour explores Morse’s years as a young investigator. Also on Masterpiece is Inspector Lewis, Series V (July 8–29), which features new episodes starring (above) Kevin Whately (r) and Laurence Fox.

9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR — In the 1960s prequel to the Inspector Morse series, rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work, is ready to hand in his resignation. But a murder turns up that only he can solve. Shaun Evans stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/26, 10:30pm 10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: OLD, UNHAPPY, FAR OFF THINGS — Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) and his colleague DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox) solve criminal cases in the academic haven of Oxford. Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things. A reunion at Oxford’s remaining all-female college ends with the murder of a prominent student, which may be connected to a decade-old case. Lewis and Hathaway investigate. Juliet Stevenson co-stars. {DVI} (90 min.)

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WETA Television

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Sundays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In Queen & Country, Sir Trevor McDonald, one of the U.K.’s most honored journalists (here at London’s Buckingham palace) explores the traditions and institutions of the British monarchy. The nation celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in June.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE HOUSTON — Repeats Wed 7/4, 1pm; Thur 7/5, 2pm 9:00 THE COUNTRY HOUSE REVEALED — A six-part BBC series presented by Dan Cruickshank looks at some of the finest homes covered in his book “The Country House Revealed — A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home.” The series spotlights grand homes that have never been open to the public. Episode 1 relates the story of South Wraxall Manor (in the Wiltshire countryside), which was built by one of the most powerful dynasties in England. Episode 2 tells the story of architect Sir William Bruce and Kinross House. Episode 3 examines the architecture of Easton Neston in Northamptonshire. Parts 1-3 repeat Tue 7/3, 2-5pm; Thur 7/5, 3-6pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MICHAEL WOOD’S STORY OF ENGLAND — The British historian tells the 2000-year-old story of the English village of Kibworth, Leicestershire, in the heart of England, exploring the past of this settlement in the context of English history. Part 1 of 4. Romans to Normans. Michael Wood recovers the lost history of the first 1,000 years of the community, spotlighting a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and evidence of life after the Norman Conquest. Repeats Wed 7/4, 2pm 9:00 MICHAEL WOOD’S STORY OF ENGLAND — Part 2 of 4. Peasants’ Revolt and the Black Death. Wood charts events in Kibworth leading up to the Civil War of Simon de Montfort and follows the story of the village as it endures the worst famine in European history and then the Black Death. Repeats Wed 7/4, 3pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: MONEY, POWER AND WALL STREET: THE CRISIS SPREADS —Correspondent Martin Smith follows a trail of complex deals by financial institutions that contributed to a European crisis which today threatens to sink the global economy into another slump. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Saturday, July 7 at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie presents Alfred Hitchcock’s film Dial M for Murder, starring Bob Cummings and Grace Kelly. Other Saturday-night films in July are pool-competition classic The Hustler (July 14); Rocky II (July 21), and baseball drama Eight Men Out (July 28).

4 Wednesday 8AM A CAPITOL FOURTH (2010) 9:30AM WETA’S D.C. FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 10AM A CAPITOL FOURTH (2011) — Repeats today 11:30AM WETA’S D.C. FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 12N CHARLIE ROSE 1PM ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE HOUSTON — R 2PM MICHAEL WOOD’S STORY OF ENGLAND — Pts 1 & 2 of 4. R 4PM A CAPITOL FOURTH (2011) — R 5:30PM WETA’S D.C. FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 A CAPITOL FOURTH (2012) — Tom Bergeron takes the helm as the new host of the celebration of America’s birthday, which features an Olympic tribute to Team USA and performances by Megan Hilty, Javier Colon, Kool & the Gang, Kelli O’Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra, topped off by the annual fireworks display on the National Mall. The program, a coproduction of Capital Concerts and WETA, airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Repeats tonight 9:30 WETA’S D.C. FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 10:00 A CAPITOL FOURTH (2012) — R 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

6 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 7/7, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Sat 7/7, 6pm 9:00 THE QUEEN’S PALACES — Episode 2 of 3. Windsor Castle. BBC journalist Fiona Bruce tours the castle, encountering an amazing variety of royal treasures and historical items. 10:00 ISLAMIC ART: MIRROR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD— PBS ARTS — A program travels to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the artistic and architectural riches of Islam. The film sheds light on the shared histories of Western and Islamic societies. Actor Susan Sarandon narrates. 11:30 NEED TO KNOW 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

5 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 investigate. Repeats Fri 7/6, 1pm; Mon 7/9, 3:30pm

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Tuesdays, July 3, 10 & 17 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In the miniseries Michael Wood’s Story of England, the historian, aided by local resident-researchers, explores the story of one community, Kibworth, Leicestershire, through 2,000 years of England’s history. Two episodes start the series on July 3.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING 6:30 NICK STELLINO COOKING WITH FRIENDS 7:00 SIMPLY MING 7:30 CIAO ITALIA 8:00 HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF 8:30 JOANNE WEIR’S COOKING CONFIDENCE 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 ESSENTIAL PÉPIN 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE 12N CUISINE CULTURE 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 CHEF JOHN BESH’S NEW ORLEANS 1:30 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:00 BAKING WITH JULIA 2:30 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:00 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS

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9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: DEATH IN THE CLOUDS — A particularly ingenious murder is committed on the noon flight from Paris to London. Poirot (David Suchet) is on board — but unfortunately he’s asleep when the killing takes place. It becomes a matter of pride for him to track down the murderer. Repeats Fri 7/6, 2pm 10:40 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES IV: THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS — Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie portrays author Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth, Miss Marple. During rehearsal for an amateur show, the power goes out, commotion ensues and a murder takes place. As witness to the confusion, Miss Marple must decipher the elaborate conjuring trick played by the killer. {DVI} 12:05AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


3:30 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:00 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 4:30 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED — (two episodes) 5:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE 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 7:30 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — Parts 3 & 4 of 8. Part 3: Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa and tempers are frayed as they try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby. Meanwhile, Aunt Ruth is dealing with an intruder on the farm who has stolen the hubcaps from her car. Part 4: Portwenn Fun Day has the village buzzing and sparks culinary rivalry in the community. To Louisa’s dismay, her estranged mother arrives in Portwenn. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: DIAL M FOR MURDER — Master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock mixes suspense and mystery with dangerous romance in the 1954 film about a three-cornered love affair that leads to murder. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Bob Cummings star. (1:45) Repeats Sun 7/8, 11:30am 11:30 P.O.V.: THE CITY OF DARK — When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to learn what is lost in the glare of city lights. (60 min.)

8 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: DIAL M FOR MURDER — (1:45) R 1:30 THE COUNTRY HOUSE REVEALED — Eps 1 & 2 of 6. R 3:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 4:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Ep 1 of 4. London: Royal City. R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: VOLCANOES, RING OF FIRE — Repeats Mon 7/9, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation. Repeats Mon 7/9, 5pm 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — Part 2 of 8. Ellingham agrees to stay on in his practice until a replacement can be found. He asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child. Aunt Joan’s sister Ruth Ellingham (Dame Eileen Atkins) visits; she shares her nephew’s temperament. 8:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Episode 2 of 4. Royal Visit. The Queen’s year is driven by her diary — and has been since her accession in 1952. See her in Scotland at the Braemar Gathering (which she has attended 70 times) and follow her on a visit to Liverpool — the sort of regional trip that happens every week but attracts little publicity. Repeats Fri 7/13, 4pm; Sun 7/15, 4pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES V: THE SOUL OF GENIUS — Kevin Whately stars as Oxford sleuth Inspector Lewis; Laurence Fox portrays his young colleague DS Hathaway. The Soul of Genius. When the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is discovered ritually buried, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest to uncover the truth. Guest stars are James Fleet (Little Dorrit) and Celia Imrie (Cranford). {DVI} Repeats Tue 7/10, 4pm

9 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE ATLANTA — Repeats Wed 7/11, 1pm; Thur 7/12, 2pm 9:00 THE COUNTRY HOUSE REVEALED — A six-part BBC series hosted by Dan Cruickshank spotlights some of Britain’s finest homes. Episode 4 explores Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham, one of the largest country houses in Europe. Episode 5 looks at the Clandeboye Estate in Northern Ireland. Episode 6 views Marshcourt in Stockbridge, Hampshire, designed by Edwin Lutyens. Parts 4–6 repeat Tue 7/10, 1–4pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MICHAEL WOOD’S STORY OF ENGLAND — Part 3 of 4. The Seeds of Reform. The story of Kibworth moves on to dramatic battles of conscience in the time of the Hundred Years’ War. Some villagers join in a rebellion against King Henry V, while others rise to become middle-class merchants in the textile town of Coventry. Kibworth experiences the dramatic events of Henry VIII’s Protestant Reformation and the battles of the English Civil War. Repeats Wed 7/11, 3pm 9:00 FRONTLINE: ENDGAME: AIDS IN BLACK AMERICA — Thirty years after the discovery of the AIDS virus among gay white men, nearly half of the one million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children. A Frontline special traces the history of the AIDS epidemic through the experiences of individuals who tell their stories, exploring the battle to contain the spread of the virus and the opportunity to turn the tide of the epidemic. Repeats Wed 7/11, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

11 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: BEARS OF THE LAST FRONTIER — In a three-part series, Nature joins adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan on a year-long motorcycle odyssey deep into Alaska’s bear country to explore the resilience and adaptability of these animals in five diverse Alaskan ecosystems. Part 1 of 3. City of Bears. Morgan sets up camp in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world, where he observes the bears from close proximity. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/12, 1pm 9:00 HISTORY OF SCIENCE — A BBC series explores how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives. Episode 1. What is Out There? The series begins with the story of how we came to

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Tuesday, July 10 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD A two-hour Frontline special, Endgame: AIDS in Black America, traces the history of the AIDS epidemic through the experiences of those who tell their stories, including Tom and Keith (above) — “Bornies,” born with HIV, who survived and rap about their lives.

10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: WILD JUSTICE — Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the poisoning of a bishop, who they suspect was murdered for her progressive views. As their investigation continues, they uncover a twisted maze of motives and retribution. {DVI} (90 min.)

Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier follows a year-long motorcycle journey through Alaska’s bear country by biologist Chris Morgan, who spotlights bears in five very different ecosystems.

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understand that our planet was not at the center of everything in the cosmos. Episode 2. What is the World Made of? This episode explores how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. The story moves from alchemy to the creation of the world’s first synthetic dye and on to the invention of the transistor. Episode 3. How Did We Get Here? The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with. The film explores the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth. Repeats Thur 7/12, 3–6pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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13 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 7/14, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 7/14, 6pm 9:00 THE QUEEN’S PALACES — Episode 3 of 3. Holyrood House. One of Britain’s smallest palaces has witnessed events that have determined the fate of three countries — England, France and Scotland. BBC journalist Fiona Bruce discovers remarkable objects from the Royal Collection that are intimately bound to the Palace’s turbulent history. 10:00 JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S TALES FROM A GHETTO KLOWN —PBS ARTS — A film offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile actors: John Leguizamo. This profile of the actor and playwright looks at his unorthodox rise to success while capturing his struggles to mount his latest one-man show. 11:00 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

15 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: THE HUSTLER — (2:15) R 2:00 THE COUNTRY HOUSE REVEALED — Eps 4 & 5 of 6. R 4:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Episode 2 of 4. Royal Visit. R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: THE MAKING OF GLOBE TREKKER — Repeats Mon 7/16, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation. Repeats Mon 7/16, 5pm 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — Part 3 of 8. Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa and tempers are frayed as they try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby. Meanwhile, Aunt Ruth must deal with an intruder on the farm who has stolen the hubcaps from her car. 8:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Episode 3 of 4. The Queen’s Possessions. The Queen has some surprising possessions. Among them are Westminster Abbey and the Chapels Royal. These are “peculiars of the crown” — as are the Channel Islands. The Queen also owns the Tower of London — part of a collection of Historic Royal Palaces. Repeats Fri 7/20, 4pm; Sun 7/22, 4pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES V: GENERATION OF VIPERS — Kevin Whately stars as Oxford sleuth Inspector Lewis; Laurence Fox portrays his young colleague DS Hathaway. Generation of Vipers. Suspicions abound as Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a lovelorn Oxford professor. Was her death caused by an embarrassing Internet leak or something much more sinister? Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre) guest stars. {DVI} Repeats Tue 7/17, 4pm 10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: THE MIND HAS MOUNTAINS — When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. Then a second death occurs, and Lewis and Hathaway must act fast to prevent more deaths. {DVI} (90 min.)

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SECOND STAIN — The Prime Minister calls upon Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) to ask for his assistance in obtaining a letter stolen from the Secretary of European Affairs’s document case — which in the wrong hands could trigger war. Repeats Fri 7/13, 1pm; Mon 7/16, 3:30pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE — The great sleuth Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) dislikes his dentist. But one of his patients liked Mr. Morley even less — and shot him a few moments after Poirot had left his surgery. Which patient did the deed? Repeats Fri 7/13, 2pm 10:40 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES IV: WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS? — Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie portrays Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth Miss Marple. As the sole witness to a dying man’s enigmatic last words, a young adventurer seeks to solve the riddle they pose by forming an unlikely alliance with Miss Marple and a beautiful socialite. {DVI} 12:05AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

12M P.O.V.: GUILTY PLEASURES — An independent film takes a look at the global phenomenon of romance novels. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. (60 min.)

16 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE SAN FRANCISCO — Repeats Wed 7/18, 1pm, 5pm; Thur 7/19, 2pm 9:00 MARKET WARRIORS — Treasure hunters embark on an antiques adventure in a new series from the producers of Antiques Roadshow. In Market Warriors, four pickers travel to different markets across the country to purchase items with a set amount of money, and use their knowledge and skills to see who can make the most profit at auction. Actor/comedian Fred Willard hosts, offering wry commentary throughout the show. Repeats Wed 7/18, 2pm; Fri 7/20, 9pm

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, July 7 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 V — Parts 5 & 6 of 8. Part 5: P.C. Joe Penhale has an unexpected visitor: his ex-wife Maggie, who appears to have become unhinged. Meanwhile, Martin and Louisa’s baby is still nameless, and soon the State will intervene. Part 6: Penhale resorts to desperate measures to try to keep Maggie in Portwenn; Aunt Ruth uncovers family heirlooms that heighten tensions between Louisa and Martin. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: THE HUSTLER — In the 1961 drama directed by Robert Rossen, a gambler (George C. Scott) stakes pool shark “Fast Eddie” Felson (Paul Newman) in a smoke-filled marathon against Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). (2:15) Repeats Sun 7/15, 11:30am

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Monday, July 16 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Biography series American Masters explores the life and career of Tonight Show host Johnny Carson through colleague interviews and unprecedented access to the entertainer’s archives.

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10:00 JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT: AMERICAN MASTERS — The biography series explores the life and career of the former Tonight Show host through unprecedented access to Carson’s archives, including existing episodes of The Tonight Show. Interviews with family, colleagues and performers who appeared on the show illuminate Carson’s story. Actor Kevin Spacey narrates. Repeats Tue 7/17, 2pm; Sun 7/22, 1:30pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

anatomy and psychology offer different visions of who we are. Repeats Thur 7/19, 3-6pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

19 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 7/20, 1pm; Mon 7/23, 3:30pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CLAPHAM COOK — Poirot (David Suchet) is unenthusiastic when Mrs. Todd asks him to find her cook. But he is positively insulted when she tries to dismiss him from the case with a token fee for his services — once he agrees to take on a case he sees it through to a conclusion. Repeats Fri 7/20, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: MURDER IN THE MEWS — Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) turns to Poirot (David Suchet) for assistance with his investigation into the apparent suicide of a beautiful young woman. The gun was found in her left hand, but the deceased is generally believed to have been right-handed. Was she in fact murdered? Repeats Fri 7/20, 3pm 10:40 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES IV: A POCKET FULL OF RYE — Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie portrays Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth, Miss Marple; Matthew Macfadyen co-stars. When Miss Marple learns of the deaths of businessman Rex Fortescue, his young wife, Adele, and their housemaid, Gladys, the circumstances vividly recall the nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence.” {DVI} 12:05AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MICHAEL WOOD’S STORY OF ENGLAND — Part 4 of 4. The Birth of Modern England. Wood tracks Kibworth’s history from the 17th century to the present, through the Industrial Revolution, Victorian Era, World War I and World War II, when the village was bombed. Lastly, the film shows Kibworth as it is today — a growing, multicultural village. Repeats Wed 7/18, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES — America’s history sleuths are back for a 10th season. Wesley Cowan, Gwendolyn Wright, Elyse Luray, Dr. Eduardo Pagan, and Tukufu Zuberi travel around the country to explore the stories behind found objects, local folklore, prominent figures and family legends. Episode 1. The series presents three stories devoted to rock ‘n’ roll, investigating an electric guitar that Bob Dylan may have used at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival; examining some autographs allegedly signed during the Beatles’ 1964 U.S. tour; and spotlighting a $5 thrift store find that unearths a little-known artistic side of musical iconoclast Frank Zappa. Repeats Tue 7/18, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: FAST TIMES AT WEST PHILLY HIGH — Frontline explores the viability of hybrid cars and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 7/21, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 7/21, 6pm 9:00 MARKET WARRIORS — R 10:00 HOMECOMING: THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY PRESENTS JOYCE DiDONATO—PBS ARTS — A program visits architect Moshe Safdie’s new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the backdrop for a performance-documentary profiling the Grammy Awardwinning musicians of the Kansas City Symphony; their artistic director and conductor Michael Stern; and the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, a Kansas City native who makes her Kauffman Center debut. 11:00 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: BEARS OF THE LAST FRONTIER — Part 2 of 3. The Road North. Bear biologist Chris Morgan explores the world of black bears caught in the crossroads of urban development in Anchorage and the wilderness, and he journeys north on a 610-mile motorcycle journey from Denali to once-pristine Prudhoe Bay along the only Alaskan highway to reach the Arctic. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/19, 1pm 9:00 HISTORY OF SCIENCE — Episode 4. Can We Have Unlimited Power? The BBC series explores how power has been harnessed — from wind, steam and from inside the atom. Episode 5. What is the Secret of Life? This episode presents the story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known — the human body. Episode 6. Who Are We? The film explores how the twin sciences of brain

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Tuesday, July 17 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Season 10 of History Detectives begins, featuring history sleuths (l-r) Gwen Wright, Eduardo Pagan, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan crisscrossing the nation, exploring the stories behind found objects, local folklore, prominent figures and family legends. The season-opening program presents stories about rock ‘n’ roll history.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, July 7 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:02AM: 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 V — Pts 7 & 8 of 8. Part 7: An emergency puts Eleanor’s life in jeopardy and Martin must act fast. Martin plans his departure from Portwenn to resume his career in London. Part 8: Mrs. Tishell’s long-standing crush on the doctor takes a dramatic turn. With Doc and Louisa’s baby in her care, she boards a bus out of the village, leaving a message for Martin. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: ROCKY II — In the 1979 drama sequel written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, underdog Philadelphia fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets another shot at heavyweight champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). Talia Shire and Burgess Meredith co-star. (1:59) Repeats Sun 7/22, 11:30am 11:32 P.O.V.: THE LIGHT IN HER EYES — An independent film offers a portrait of a female Syrian leader, Houda al-Habash — a conservative Muslim preacher in Damascus who challenges women to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. (90 min.)

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Friday, July 20 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The PBS Arts special Homecoming spotlights the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, backdrop for a concert by the Kansas City Symphony and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

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25 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: BEARS OF THE LAST FRONTIER — Part 3 of 3. Arctic Wanderers. Bear biologist Chris Morgan travels to the far north of Alaska to observe polar bears in early November as winter is coming on — and as the bears struggle for extended periods on dwindling fat reserves, waiting for the opportunity to hunt on sea ice. In spring, Morgan travels to the North Slope of the Brooks Range, where grizzlies await the roaming caribou. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/26, 1pm 9:00 PARIS — Art historian Sandrine Voillet reveals the history, beauty and soul of her city. Offering a threepart tour of more than 400 years of Paris’ history, she celebrates the places, people, art, literature, music, films and design that have created the spectacular “City of Lights.” Repeats Thur 7/26, 3–5pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: ROCKY II — (1:59) R 1:30 JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT: AMERICAN MASTERS — R 3:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 4:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Episode 3 of 4. The Queen’s Possessions. R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: LONDON CITY GUIDE I — Repeats Mon 7/23, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation. Repeats Mon 7/23, 5pm 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — Part 4 of 8. Portwenn Fun Day has the village buzzing and sparks culinary rivalry in the community. To Louisa’s dismay, her mother — whom she hasn’t seen for years — arrives in Portwenn. 8:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Episode 4 of 4. Traveller. The Queen is head of the 16 realms that make up the Commonwealth. In Perth, Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth is on a tour before opening the Heads of Government Meeting, at which will be discussed the single biggest change to the monarchy in centuries. Repeats Fri 7/27, 4pm; Sun 7/29, 4pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES V: FEARFUL SYMMETRY — Kevin Whately stars as Oxford sleuth Inspector Lewis; Laurence Fox portrays his young colleague DS Hathaway. Fearful Symmetry. Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a darker side of Oxford while investigating the murder of a suburban babysitter. Will the babysitter’s secret life help the detectives unravel a tangled web of lies and deceit to find the killer? {DVI} Repeats Tue 7/24, 4pm 10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: THE GIFT OF PROMISE — During an investigation of a brutal bludgeoning, what seems to be a blackmail plot gone wrong turns into a case much darker and more sinister. Lewis and Hathaway tackle the case. {DVI} (90 min.)

delicious dining suggestions throughout Greater Washington, showcasing all-you-can-eat buffets, upscale power breakfasts, favorite greasy spoons, and even quick and tasty bites on-the-go. Repeats Sun 7/29, 10:30pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES — The sleuths explore the stories behind a set of Civil War-era pistols, K.K.K. Records and a battered Ampeg B-15 amp. Repeats Wed 7/25, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: ALASKA GOLD — Frontline probes the battle between those who depend on Bristol Bay for salmon and those who want to dig an open-pit mine at its headwaters. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

26 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE PRIORY SCHOOL — Holmes (Jeremy Brett) is called upon to investigate the abduction of the young son of the wealthy Duke of Holdernesse from the exclusive Priory School. Repeats Fri 7/27, 1pm; Mon 7/30, 3:30pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ADVENTURE OF JOHNNY WAVERLY — Poirot (David Suchet) is called in to investigate a series of kidnap threats against the three-year-old son of a wealthy aristocrat. However, once installed at Waverly Court, Poirot becomes suspicious about the child’s parents. Repeats Fri 7/27, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS — Poirot (David Suchet) is dining out at a London chop house one evening when eminent artist Henry Gasgcoine enters the restaurant for his dinner. The next morning, Poirot reads in the newspaper that the painter has been found dead. Repeats Fri 7/27, 3pm 10:40 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR — See the Sunday, July 1, 9 p.m. listing. {DVI} R 12:05AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE PITTSBURGH — Repeats Tue 7/24, 2pm; Wed 7/24, 1pm, 5pm 9:00 MARKET WARRIORS — Treasure hunters embark on an antiques-buying competition in a new series from the producers of Antiques Roadshow. Comedian-actor Fred Willard hosts. Repeats Tue 7/24, 3pm; Thur 7/26, 2pm; Fri 7/27, 9pm 10:00 WASHINGTON IN THE ’60S & WASHINGTON IN THE ’70S — Two WETA TV 26 productions explore the political, social and cultural events that collectively make up the history of the Washington, D.C., area during these seminal decades. This dramatic time in area history is brought to life through the memories of notable Washingtonians. Repeat Sun 7/29, 1:30pm, 2:30pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

24 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE WETA GUIDE TO BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON — Where should you go for the most important meal of the day? A WETA TV 26 production features two dozen

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27 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 7/28, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 7/28, 6pm 9:00 MARKET WARRIORS — R 10:00 HAVANA, HAVANA!—PBS ARTS — A music documentary by filmmaker David Grubin (LBJ, FDR, Truman, Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided) highlights contemporary Cuban musical expression. The program vibrates with the soul and energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists and the melodies of Cuban musician Raul Paz, who gathers fellow music stars, all former expatriots, for a concert in Havana. 11:00 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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28 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, July 7 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:32AM: 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 — WETA reprises Series II of the British comic drama, following the story of the irascible doctor of a small village community on England’s Cornwall coast. Parts 1 & 2 of 8. Old Dogs/In Loco. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: EIGHT MEN OUT — In John Sayles’ 1988 drama, disgruntled Chicago White Sox players stand trial for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series for mobster Arnold Rothstein. John Cusack, Clifton James and Michael Lerner star, along with Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney and David Strathairn. (1:59) Repeats Sun 7/29, 11:30am 11:32 P.O.V.: UP HEARTBREAK HILL — A documentary follows two Native American teens, track stars at a rural New Mexico high school, who are tempted by the lure of brighter futures away from home, an impoverished Navajo reservation town. (60 min.)

29 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: EIGHT MEN OUT — (1:59) R 1:30 WASHINGTON IN THE ’60S — R 2:30 WASHINGTON IN THE ’70S — R 3:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 4:00 QUEEN & COUNTRY — Episode 4 of 4. Traveller. R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: WORLD HISTORY— ENGLAND — Repeats Mon 7/30, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation. Repeats Mon 7/30, 5pm 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — Part 5 of 8. P.C. Joe Penhale has an unexpected visitor: his ex-wife Maggie, who appears to have become unhinged. Joe tries discreetly to ask Dr. Ellingham about her symptoms. Meanwhile, Martin and Louisa’s baby is still nameless, and soon the State will intervene. 8:00 SECRETS OF THE MANOR HOUSE — In the early 20th century, British manor house society reached its apogee, a world of luxury and privilege depicted in dramas such as Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey. But what was really going on behind those stately walls? This program explores the real lives lived in these homes, and shows how mounting financial, political and social pressures wrought momentous changes. {DVI}

Sunday, July 29 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD One hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height — a world of luxury and privilege. The program Secrets of the Manor House explores life in the stately homes of early 20th-century Britain, the era of Downton Abbey, examining how mounting pressures and events led to momentous social change.

9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES V: THE INDELIBLE STAIN — Kevin Whately stars as Oxford sleuth Inspector Lewis; Laurence Fox portrays his young colleague DS Hathaway. The Indelible Stain. A controversial American academic is found strangled after a guest lecture at Oxford, leading Lewis and Hathaway to narrow down a list of motives that includes politics, ambition and vengeance in order to find their culprit. {DVI} Repeats Tue 7/31, 4pm 10:30 THE WETA GUIDE TO BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON — R 11:30 THE WETA GUIDE TO NEIGHBORHOOD EATS — see the Tuesday, July 31, 8 p.m. listing.

30 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: PHILADELPHIA, PA — Repeats Tue 7/31, 2pm 9:00 MARKET WARRIORS — Treasure hunters embark on an antiques-buying competition in a new series from the producers of Antiques Roadshow. Comedian-actor Fred Willard hosts. Repeats Tue 7/31, 3pm; Wed 8/1, 2pm 10:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: DENVER, CO — Repeats Wed 8/1, 1pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

31 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE WETA GUIDE TO NEIGHBORHOOD EATS — A WETA TV 26 production presents a guide to eateries around Greater Washington, visiting such places as Eastern Market, the Five Guys burger chain, Arlington’s Bob and Edith’s Diner and Mrs. K’s Tollhouse in Silver Spring. 9:00 THE WAR — A seven-part documentary series — a co-production of Florentine Films and WETA that was directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick — explores World War II from the perspective of ordinary Americans. Episode 1 of 7. A Necessary War (December 1941–December 1942). Inhabitants of Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Luverne, Minnesota recall their communities on the eve of war. With the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, America is thrust into the great cataclysm. Episode 1 explores the war from Pearl Harbor through the Pacific battles of Midway and Guadalcanal. {DVI} Repeats Wed 8/1, 3pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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

Lark Rise to Candleford

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BBC Antiques Roadshow M–Th, 7 & 7:30pm

DRAMA (see wetauk.org for repeats)

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All Creatures Great and Small M-Th, 4pm As Time Goes By Fri, 9pm; Sat, 5pm Ballykissangel Sun, 7pm; Wed, 6pm Born and Bred Sun, 5pm; Tue, 6pm Doctor Who Sun, 10pm; M-W, 4pm EastEnders Sun, 4pm Foyle’s War Mon, 9pm; Sat, 6pm Hustle Wed, 10pm; Sat, 11pm Lark Rise to Candleford Mon, 6pm Life on Mars Mon, 10pm MI-5 Tue, 10pm Monarch of the Glen Sun, 6pm; Thur, 6pm New Tricks Thur, 10pm Prime Suspect Wed, 9pm; Sat, 7pm Primeval Sun, 9pm Robin Hood Thur, 4pm Sherlock Holmes Tue, 9pm Waking the Dead Thur, 9pm; Sat, 10pm The WETA UK Movie Sat, 8pm (Endgame, July 7) (Collision, Pts 1 & 2 of 2, July 14 & 21) (Lennon Naked, July 28)

Vicar of Dibley

A Born and Bred

COURTESY BBC

COMEDY (see wetauk.org for repeats)

airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. & Fridays at 7 p.m. on WETA UK

popular British sitcom created by British screenwriter/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Notting Hill, Love Actually, Blackadder and Mr. Bean), The Vicar of Dibley was written for its lead actress, top comedian Dawn French (below, with Emma Chambers, who portrays assistant Alice Tinker). Set in a beautiful fictional Oxfordshire village, the storyline follows the newly assigned vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women. The congregation, all six faithful — and eccentric — souls, reacts to her arrival with a mixture of wonder and horror. David Horton (Gary Waldhorn), autocratic head of the parish council, is appalled, but Reverend Geraldine Granger steps full of confidence and optimism into Dibley’s quaint world. For schedule and program information, visit wetauk.org 11

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et in Oxfordshire in the 1880s, and adapted by the BBC from Flora Thompson’s trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels, the costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford depicts the last bright flickering of a now-vanished way of life in the countryside, as Victorian England reached into the 20th century. The series follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, the small hamlet gently holding on to the past, and Candleford, the small market town bustling into the future. Seen through the eyes of young Laura (Olivia Hallinan) (r), their inhabitants — farm workers, craftsmen and gentry — endure upheavals and struggles as change inexorably arrives. At the series’ outset, Laura, from Lark Rise, takes a job in the Candleford Post Office, run by her mercurial cousin Dorcas (Julia Sawalha).

Programs on WETA UK:

Allo, Allo M-F, 11:30pm Are You Being Served? M-F, 11pm; Sat, 5:30pm Black Books Fri, 10:30pm Chef! Mon, 8:30pm; Fri, 6:30pm Coupling Fri, 10pm Doc Martin Fri, 8pm Fawlty Towers Sun, 8:30pm Good Neighbors Fri, 5:30pm Last of the Summer Wine Sun-Th, 8pm Keeping Up Appearances Thur, 8:30pm; Fri, 7:30pm My Hero Fri, 4 & 4:30pm Outnumbered Fri, 9:30pm Red Dwarf Sun, 11 & 11:30pm To the Manor Born Tue, 8:30pm; Fri, 5pm; Sat, 4:30pm Vicar of Dibley Wed, 8:30pm; Fri, 7pm; Sat, 4pm Waiting for God Fri, 6pm

airs Mondays at 6 p.m. on WETA UK; repeats the next Monday at 1 p.m.


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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 six days a week 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.

COURTESY WGBH

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 Wild Animal Baby Explorers, 12:30pm Sesame Street, 1pm Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 2pm Angelina Ballerina, 2:30pm Peep and the Big Wide World, 3pm

Peep and the Big Wide World

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

Martha Speaks

Maya & Miguel, 3:30pm Arthur, 4pm WordGirl, 4:30pm Fetch!, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm Super WHY!, M—Th, 6pm Martha Speaks, M—Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays) Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm The 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. 12 JULY 2012

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eep and the Big Wide World is an Emmy Award–winning science and math series that features a chick named Peep, a robin (Chirp), an endearing duck (Quack), and an extended family of friends. The series is set in and around a large urban park — a “big wide world” that the characters enjoy exploring. Each episode contains two animated Peep stories and two live-action segments featuring real kids playing and experimenting with math and science concepts with the help of their parents or grandparents. In these segments, families have fun engaging in math and science play using everyday objects — for example, building cardboard houses for stuffed animals, creating a mud city, making up codes, guessing sounds while blindfolded, measuring footsteps, playing with soap, and preparing a meal. All Peep episodes conclude with seven-minute, animated Pocoyo segments narrated by British actor-comedian Stephen Fry. These award– winning animated shorts tell the story of a curious young boy and his animal friends, encouraging preschoolers to learn through laughter and play. 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: 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 The Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am

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MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON THE WETA KIDS CHANNEL

Sesame Street


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Classical for Washington

PostClassical Ensemble on Front Row Washington he PostClassical Ensemble makes its debut on Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s local, weekly concert broadcast Front Row Washington on Monday night, July 2 at 9 p.m. with a program that reflects PCE’s style and sound. Founded in 2003 as an experimental orchestral laboratory by Angel Gil-Ordóñez (music director) and Joseph Horowitz (artistic director,) PostClassical Ensemble has earned a reputation for engaging programming that goes beyond the traditional concert hall experience. The Classical WETA broadcast includes performances from three different PostClassical Ensemble events, including an improvisation on Gershwin’s Second Prelude by pianist Genadi Zagor as well as the Paul Whiteman Band’s version of Rhapsody in Blue, scored by Ferde Grofé. The ensemble’s emphasis on music of the Americas and Spain is further represented by Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with pianist Pedro Carboné, and Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds with pianist Alexander Toradze.

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Front Row Washington is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Choral Showcase

July Performances on Classical WETA Opera House Saturdays at 1 p.m.

July 7: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino Freiburg Baroque Orchestra René Jacobs, conductor July 14: W. A. Mozart’s Mitridate, King of Pontus Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus Ivor Bolton, conductor July 21: Mikhail Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmilla Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus Vladimir Jurowski, conductor July 28: Rossini’s Moses in Egypt Bologna Municipal Theater Orchestra and Chorus Roberto Abbado, conductor July performances are from World of Opera. Visit classicalweta.org for opera details.

n July 1, to mark the Independence Day holiday, the Classical WETA 90.9 FM Sunday-night broadcast Choral Showcase features an all-American program that includes music from Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 (which bridges past, present and future); Randall Thompson’s gloriously moving setting of “Alleluia”; and “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland’s Depression era-inspired opera, The Tender Land. Classical WETA has also scheduled music from John Knowles Paine’s Mass (conducted by Gunther Schuller), and the “Gloria” from Paul Paray’s “Joan of Arc” Mass (written for the 500th anniversary of her death). True, Paul Paray was French, but, as music director of the Detroit Symphony in the 1950s, he was an important and inspiring part of American music-making.

Classical WETA 90.9 FM 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

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Ruslan and Lyudmilla on Classical WETA Opera House

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July 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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