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


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his month, WETA is once again proud to partner with Capital Concerts to bring to a nationwide audience the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks broadcast A Capitol Fourth, live from the National Mall. The popular program is among the most-watched offerings in our television schedule each year. A top producer of new content for PBS, WETA creates more than 350 hours of programming each year, and the station’s offerings on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD in July illuminate the breadth of our television production portfolio. In addition to A Capitol Fourth, WETA productions and co-productions scheduled in July include acclaimed ongoing news and public affairs programs PBS NewsHour and Washington Week with Gwen Ifill; reprised documentary history films MAKERS: Women Who Make America and the 2002 Ken Burns biography Mark Twain; encore airings of programs in the series The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize; and, for local viewers, TV 26 programs spotlighting Greater Washington. There is much more on the way. WETA’s television production pipeline includes an exciting slate of fall program premieres: a monumental new film by Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; an engaging new local TV 26 documentary, Washington in the ’80s; the next programs in the arts series The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize and The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize; the biographical film James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty; and more. Thank you for your support of WETA, which helps bring these fine programs to air for all to enjoy.

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

Mark Twain — A Film by Ken Burns

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The co-production of Florentine Films and WETA airs Tuesdays, July 29 & August 5 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Funding for Mark Twain was provided by General Motors, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Connecticut Office of Tourism, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Park Foundation, public television viewers, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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e was considered the funniest man on earth — a brilliant performer on the lecture circuit who could entertain almost any audience — and a spectacularly inept businessman whose countless schemes to get rich quick threatened again and again to bring him to ruin.” These words, spoken at the beginning of Mark Twain — the two-part, four-hour 2002 documentary created by Ken Burns in collaboration with WETA — paint a portrait of America’s great storyteller, the man born Samuel Langhorne Clemens but known to the world as Mark Twain, the successful humorist and writer whose brilliant work remains an influential part of the nation’s literary landscape. The film, produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, was directed by Burns and written by Duncan and Geoffrey C. Ward. It explores Twain’s humble beginnings, meteoric rise to fame and the burden and tragedy of personal hardships endured — Clemens, a devoted family man, lost five loved ones to tragedies and had to pull himself out of debt after bad investments left him virtually penniless. Episode one ends with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the controversial novel that writer Russell Banks calls our “Homeric epic,” the definitive parable of a nation struggling with its racial identity after the Civil War. In episode two, Burns explores the other side of the writer — the Clemens side — an American icon who falls hard with failure.

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A Capitol Fourth ETA celebrates the nation’s birthday with an annual tradition, the Independence Day production A Capitol Fourth, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Each year, WETA helps bring the concert and fireworks event to a nationwide audience in partnership with producer Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts. Tom Bergeron again hosts the performance, which features Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli, pop music icon Patti LaBelle; the Muppets; recording artists Phillip Phillips and Jordin Sparks; singer-songwriter Michael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt; Broadway star Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the national anthem, composer John Williams conducts a special new arrangement of the “Star Spangled Banner” with the NSO, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. The evening, as per tradition, is capped by the stellar annual fireworks display and rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Stay tuned following the program for the presentation WETA D.C. Fireworks Extravaganza, followed by a rebroadcast of A Capitol Fourth.

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xciting drama awaits on Masterpiece as rookie Detective Constable Morse, portrayed by Shaun Evans (right, with Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday), continues his Oxford investigations in the Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour, Series 2, airing on three Sundays in July. The cases, investigating murders at a girls’ school (“Nocturne,” July 6), a strangler on the loose (“Sway,” July 13), and corruption on the police force (“Neverland,” July 20), illuminate the early days of author Colin Dexter’s iconic sleuth. Then, on July 27, David Suchet returns to Masterpiece in his signature role as Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot, who helps the police solve crimes in Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Series 12. Suchet appears in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” in July and “Dead Man’s Folly” in August. The July case, “The Big Four,” was adapted by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock co-creator, writer and actor) and plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage in the days before World War II. In other July mystery series on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, Midsomer Murders continues on Thursday nights and Sunday evenings, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie Davis as an independent sleuth in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, airs each Monday. For additional mysteries, tune in to the WETA UK channel — see page 11 for details. Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Viking River Cruises and Ralph Lauren Corporation with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.

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Endeavour, Series 2 airs Sundays, July 6–20 at 9 p.m.; Poirot, Series 12 airs Sundays, July 27 & August 3 at 9 p.m.; & Midsomer Murders and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries continue

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Masterpiece and More Mysteries on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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A Capitol Fourth is made possible by grants from The Boeing Company, the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army, PBS and public television stations nationwide. Air travel is provided by American Airlines.

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Science and Nature on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

My Wild Affair airs July 16–August 6 at 8 p.m. NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years airs Wednesdays, July 16–August 6 at 9 p.m. Sex in the Wild airs July 16–August 6 at 10 p.m.

ETA TV 26 and WETA HD traditionally feature science and nature NOVA programming each Wednesday night, including offerings from long-running series Nature and NOVA. This month, tune in for three special four-part miniseries that begin on July 16. The first, at 8 p.m., My Wild Affair, features extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant (July 16), an orangutan raised as a human child (July 23), a rhinoceros raised in suburbia (July 30) and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart (August 6). The first program, The Elephant Who Found a Mom, explores how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans by human foster parent Daphne Sheldrick (above, with “Schmetty”). At 9 p.m., beginning July 16, WETA reprises the intriguing NOVA miniseries Australia’s First 4 Billion Years, which explores how the continent has preserved the story of its origins, taking a journey through time from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. Host and geologist Richard Smith is the tour guide through changing landscapes and evolutionary biology, meeting titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. The series Sex in the Wild, at 10 p.m., also highlights the natural world, illuminating four distinct species from a biological perspective while traveling from the Okavango Delta in Botswana to the Australian Outback, from a Borneo rainforest to the waters of New Zealand. Presented by anatomist Joy Reidenberg (top right, with a joey) and veterinarian Mark Evans, the four programs examine the reproductive behaviors of elephants (July 16), orangutans (July 23), kangaroos (July 30) and whales (August 6) — taking an in-depth look at how these animals find and woo the opposite sex, mate, give birth and rear their young in extreme environments. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

Exploring History on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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Time Scanners airs Tuesdays, July 1–15 at 8 p.m. History Detectives Special Investigations airs Tuesdays, July 1–22 at 9 p.m.

s part of history programming on Tuesday nights on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, the three-part documentary series Time Scanners employs new laser technology to explore several of the world’s most iconic historical sites in a way never before seen. Airing on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., the programs use cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds to reveal physical and forensic history. Steve Burrows, one of the world’s foremost structural engineers, leads a team of investigators, including pioneering laser-scanning researchers, to unlock the secrets of great engineering achievements. Each episode probes a great landmark, exploring Egyptian Pyramids (July 1), St. Paul’s Cathedral in London (July 8), and the ancient city of Petra in Jordan (July 15). Also debuting on Tuesdays in July is History Detectives Special Investigations, airing at 9 p.m. The reformatted History Detectives series now explores intriguing historical mysteries, introducing the fresh perspective of a new detective and focusing on a single story per hour. Veteran team members Tukufu Zuberi and Wes Cowan join forces with new host Kaiama Glover to explore cold cases, including a Civil War-era maritime disaster (July 1), a series of Texas murders (July 8), the World War II disappearance of band leader Glenn Miller (July 15), and the fate of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa (July 22). COURTESY ALEX ROWSON/ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS

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Frontline: To Catch a Trader

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Nature: Salmon: Running the Gauntlet

NOVA: Ghosts of Murdered Kings

Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha

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Midsomer Murders, Series II: Death’s Shadow

Midsomer Murders, Series II: Strangler’s Wood

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A Capitol Fourth 2014

WETA D.C. Fireworks A Capitol Fourth 2014 (to 11:30pm) Extravaganza

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 1 & 2 of 8)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Cool Hand Luke (to 11:39pm)

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Last Tango in Halifax, Series 2 (Pt 2 of 6)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour, Series 2: Nocturne

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Toronto

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Murder on the Ballarat Train

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: The Green Mill Murder

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Time Scanners: St. Paul’s Cathedral

History Detectives Special Investigations (Ep 2 of 4. Texas Servant Girl Murders)

Frontline: Secrets of the Vatican (to 11:30pm)

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Nature: Saving Otter 501

NOVA: Mystery of a Masterpiece

Secrets of the Dead: The Mona Lisa Mystery

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Midsomer Murders, Series II: Blood Will Out

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Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 3 & 4 of 8)

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Last Tango in Halifax, Season 2 (Pt 3 of 6)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour, Series 2: Sway

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Baltimore

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Death at Victoria Dock

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Time Scanners: Petra

History Detectives Special Investigations (Ep Frontline: Separate and Unequal 3 of 4. The Disappearance of Glenn Miller)

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My Wild Affair (Pt 1 of 4. The Elephant Who Found a Mom)

NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years (Pt 1 of 4. Awakening)

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Midsomer Murders, Series III: Dead Man’s Eleven

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Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 5 & 6 of 8)

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Last Tango in Halifax, Season 2 (Pt 4 of 6)

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Salt Lake City Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Ruddy Gore

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Murder in Montparnasse

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Al Capone: Icon

History Detectives Special Investigations (Ep 4 of 4. Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?)

Frontline: Poor Kids

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My Wild Affair (Pt 2 of 4. The Ape Who Went to College)

NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years (Pt 2 of 4. Life Explodes)

Sex in the Wild (Pt 2 of 4. Orangutans)

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Midsomer Murders, Series III: Blue Herrings

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Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pts 7 & 8 of 8)

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Last Tango in Halifax, Season 2 (Pt 5 of 6)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot, Series 12: The Big Four

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Des Moines

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Away with the Fairies

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Mark Twain — A Film by Ken Burns (Pt 1 of 2)

Frontline: Generation Like

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My Wild Affair (Pt 3 of 4. The Rhino Who Joined the Family)

Sex in the Wild (Pt 3 of 4. Kangaroos)

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Midsomer Murders, Series VI: A Talent for Life

Vicious (Pt 2 of 6)

Midsomer Murders, Series II: Beyond the Grave

MAKERS: Women Who Make America (to 11:30pm) (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Bonnie and Clyde (to 11:30pm) Vicious (Pt 3 of 6)

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Raisins and Almonds

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Sex in the Wild (Pt 1 of 4. Elephants)

Midsomer Murders, Series III: Death of a Stranger

Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2010)

P.O.V.: Getting Back to Abnormal (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: A Streetcar Named Desire (to 11:36pm) Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour, Series 2: Neverland

Vicious (Pt 4 of 6)

Midsomer Murders, Series III: Judgment Day

Carol Burnett: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2013)

Charlie Rose: The Week

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Slumdog Millionaire (to 11:33pm)

NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years (Pt 3 of 4. Monsters)

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Vicious (Pt 5 of 6)

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series I: Queen of the Flowers

Midsomer Murders, Series VI: Death and Dreams

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• Programming on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD is exactly the same — simulcast — Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. through Charlie Rose, and weekend evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. 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.

• The weeknight primetime schedule on WETA TV 26 often repeats the next weekday afternoon on WETA TV 26. • WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6–9 a.m. Sundays. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 10 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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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 TIME SCANNERS: EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS — With cuttingedge laser technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this miniseries reveals physical and forensic history. Egyptian Pyramids. The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids — the tombs of the mighty pharaohs — to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They scan several pyramids, including the famous Great Pyramid at Giza. Repeats Wed 7/2, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS — In a new format of the long-running history series, each episode explores a single iconic mystery from the past, focusing on major controversial “cold cases.” Episode 1 of 4. Civil War Sabotage? The team investigates the 1865 sinking of the steamboat USS Sultana, one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history. More than 1,500 were lost with the ship. Repeats Wed 7/2, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: TO CATCH A TRADER — Frontline tracks a seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history, spotlighting SAC Capital. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

2 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: SALMON: RUNNING THE GAUNTLET — Nature investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have engaged in audacious experiments aimed at saving the species. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/3, 3pm; Tue 7/8, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: GHOSTS OF MURDERED KINGS — A corpse found in a bog in the hills of Ireland’s County Tipperary dates to the Bronze Age, more than 3,000 years

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Thursdays in July, 8-11 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Double features of Midsomer Murders star John Nettles as police detective Tom Barnaby, who solves crimes in rural England. On Mondays, tune in for double features of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie Davis as a sleuth in 1920s Melbourne.

ago. A CT scan reveals a violent demise; NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues about the circumstances of this and other violent deaths of victims unearthed in bogs. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/3, 4pm; Tue 7/8, 1pm; Wed 7/9, 5pm 10:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: BONES OF THE BUDDHA — Historian Charles Allen sets out to solve the mystery of bones reputed to be those of the Buddha, found in a hill in Northern India in 1898. Workers discovered a huge stone coffer containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some ash and bone. The extraordinary find has been a source of controversy for a century. Repeats Thur 7/3, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Tuesdays in July at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD History Detectives Special Investigations, featuring Wes Cowan, Kaiama Glover and (not pictured) Tukufu Zuberi try to solve four mysteries: a Civil War maritime disaster, the sinking of the U.S.S. Sultana (July 1); the 1885 Austin Servant Girl murders (July 8); the World War II fate of popular band leader Glenn Miller (July 15); and the killer of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa (July 22).

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES II: DEATH’S SHADOW — The series stars John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, who solves crimes in a fictional rural county in England. Death’s Shadow. A property developer in Badger’s Drift is murdered with an Indian sword, and Barnaby and Detective Sergeant Troy investigate the crime. Repeats Sun 7/6, 6:30pm 9:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES II: STRANGLER’S WOOD — The body of a young Brazilian woman is found strangled with a tie in a forest where three similar murders occurred several years before. DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Troy take on the case. Repeats Mon 7/7, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Wednesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The series Nature follows efforts to save Pacific salmon populations (Salmon: Running the Gauntlet, July 2) and spotlights otter rescues by the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Saving Otter 501, July 9).

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5 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING 6:30 CHEF JOHN BESH’S NEW ORLEANS 7:00 CIAO ITALIA 7:30 HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF 8:00 JOANNE WEIR’S COOKING CONFIDENCE 8:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 ESSENTIAL PÉPIN 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE 12N THE MIND OF A CHEF 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 LIDIA’S ITALY IN AMERICA 1:30 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:00 BAKING WITH JULIA 2:30 LIDIA’S KITCHEN 3:00 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS 3:30 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:00 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 4:30 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED 5:00 MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL 5:30 MARTHA BAKES SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1AM: 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 WETA ARTS — This month on WETA Arts: Wolf Trap President and CEO Arvind Manocha offers a preview of upcoming performances; an exploration of “Total Art: Contemporary Video” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts; an artist who creates room-sized mandalas out of corporate logos; and the revivalist funk sound of the Third Coast Kings. Repeats Sun 7/6, 11am 7:00 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES — (two episodes) 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 1 & 2 of 8. Old Dogs/In Loco. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: COOL HAND LUKE — Stuart Rosenberg’s 1967 drama stars Paul Newman as a likeable Southern loner on a chain gang who transforms the other gang members as he resists authority and keeps trying to escape. George Kennedy, Strother Martin and J.D. Cannon co-star. (2:06) Repeats Sun 7/6, noon 11:39 P.O.V.: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS — The Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist with a thick FBI file has been waging a revolution for 75 years. (90 min.)

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THE WETA GUIDE TO MEMORIALS THE WETA GUIDE TO GREAT VIEWS A CAPITOL FOURTH (2012) A CAPITOL FOURTH (2013) EASTENDERS — (two episodes) BBC WORLD NEWS NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT PBS NEWSHOUR A CAPITOL FOURTH 2014 — In this WETA co-production with Capital Concerts, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron returns to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to host the annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, the national Independence Day celebration. The all-star concert and subsequent fireworks display on the National Mall are broadcast live. See page 1 for details. Repeats tonight 9:30 WETA D.C. FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 10:00 A CAPITOL FOURTH 2014 — R 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–11AM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD. 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 SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11AM–11PM: 11:00 WETA ARTS — See the Saturday, July 5, 6:30 p.m. listing. Repeats Mon 7/7, 5:30pm; Wed 7/16, 2:30pm; Sun 7/20, 1:30pm; Wed 7/23, 1pm, 2:30pm; Mon 7/28, 5:30pm 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: COOL HAND LUKE — (2:06) R 2:00 THE FBI ACADEMY—WETA ALL ACCESS — A WETA TV 26 production follows candidates at the FBI’s training facility in Quantico, Virginia, as they pursue their dream of becoming special agents in the nation’s top law enforcement agency. 2:30 NOVA: DEADLIEST EARTHQUAKES — In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. NOVA follows teams of scientists in Haiti and Chile just after the deadly quakes in those countries as they try to gather data to aid in preventing future disasters. {DVI} 3:30 NOVA: SURVIVING THE TSUNAMI — The earthquake of March 11, 2011 was the worst ever to strike Japan. It generated an unprecedented tsunami, obliterating coastal villages and towns in minutes. Amateur and professional photographers captured events on video, including remarkable tales of human survival, which are now recounted by the survivors themselves. {DVI} 4:30 GLOBE TREKKER: BARCELONA CITY GUIDE — (TV 26 only; Nature on WETA HD) Repeats Mon 7/7, 1:30pm; Wed 7/9, 2pm 5:30 MOYERS & COMPANY 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES II: DEATH’S SHADOW — See the Thursday, July 3, 8 p.m. listing. 8:00 LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SERIES 2 — The BAFTAwinning comedy-drama about romance and second chances continues. Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi star. Part 2 of 6. Alan and Celia’s first day as husband and wife is filled with tension. A new arrival surprises everyone, most of all Gillian. Caroline finds a way to buy John out of the house, but will Kate’s desire to have a baby threaten their relationship? 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR, SERIES 2: NOCTURNE — Shaun Evans is rookie detective Endeavour Morse, who uses his deductive powers to solve crimes in Oxford, England. Nocturne. When an elderly man is murdered with a ceremonial dagger, Morse’s investigation leads him to a dreary school for girls. Digging into the school building’s disturbing history, he learns of a series of murders that took place almost 100 years before. As the centenary approaches, Morse races to keep the ghosts of the past from crashing into the present. Repeats Mon 7/7, 2:30pm 10:30 VICIOUS — A British sitcom follows the escapades of longtime couple Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi). Part 2 of 6. Freddie and Stuart shop for a new coat for Freddie for his fan club event. Since the coat is more expensive than they’d expected, Stuart finds a way of secretly raising some cash. (30 min.)

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Sundays in July at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Six-part series Last Tango in Halifax, Series 2 continues, featuring Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi as childhood sweethearts in a comicdrama about romance and second chances. Sarah Lancashire (left) and Nicola Walker (right) portray the couple’s daughters.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE TORONTO — Repeats Tue 7/8, 3pm; Wed 7/9, 1pm 9:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN — Glamorous lady detective Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) investigates crimes in 1920s Melbourne, Australia. Murder on the Ballarat Train. While traveling by train to collect her new car, Fisher saves a young woman’s life and undertakes to solve the disappearance of her fellow passenger’s mother. Repeats Tue 7/8, 4pm; Thur 7/10, 1pm 10:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: THE GREEN MILL MURDER — Fisher hopes to enjoy her evening at the Green Mill dancehall, but death spoils the evening. In jazz-mad 1920s Melbourne, she finds there are hidden perils lurking in the smoky shadows, and it takes all her ingenuity, and her rusty flying skills, to unravel the trail of blackmail and murder. Repeats Tue 7/8, 5pm; Thur 7/10, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Wednesday, July 9 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD NOVA: Mystery of a Masterpiece follows a new breed of experts who approach art mysteries as if they were crime scenes. Above, artist and art expert Leo Stevenson re-creates a painting by Monet.

a portrait of a younger and more beautiful Mona Lisa that predated the famous Louvre masterpiece. Now, an elite group of experts analyzes the painting firsthand. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/10, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 TIME SCANNERS: ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL — Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; determine how the cathedral’s architect supported his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct bomb hit during the London Blitz. Repeats Wed 7/9, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS — Episode 2 of 4. Texas Servant Girl Murders. The team investigates the unsolved murders of six servants and two socialites in Austin in 1885. Repeats Wed 7/9, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: SECRETS OF THE VATICAN — Frontline unravels the events that led to the resignation of Pope Benedict, exploring the final days of his papacy. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES II: BLOOD WILL OUT — When an unpleasant and unpopular local magistrate is found shot dead in his house, investigations link his wife to one of their neighbors. Repeats Fri 7/11, 1pm; Sun 7/13, 6:30pm 9:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES II: BEYOND THE GRAVE — The slashing of a 17th-century painting in Aspern Tallow Museum heralds the beginning of a series of ghostly manifestations. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy investigate. Repeats Fri 7/11, 3pm; Mon 7/14, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: SAVING OTTER 501 — Nature presents the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save a stranded orphan otter, found as a newborn pup. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/10, 3pm; Tue 7/15, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: MYSTERY OF A MASTERPIECE — In October 2009, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines, thought to be an undiscovered Leonardo da Vinci masterwork worth more than $100 million. How did imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? NOVA follows a new breed of experts who investigate art mysteries. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/10, 4pm; Tue 7/15, 1pm; Wed 7/16, 5pm 10:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE MONA LISA MYSTERY — In September 2012, headline news revealed that a secret Leonardo da Vinci painting had been uncovered,

Makers: Women who make America, A WETA co-production Friday, July 11 at 8:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA reprises the documentary film MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which explores the modern Women’s Movement in depth and spotlights remarkable women in the nation’s history.

WOMEN’S LIBERATION MARCH, NEW YORK, 1971. NY DAILY NEWS/GETTY

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 7/12, 6:30pm 8:30 MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA — A WETA coproduction explores the story of how women — including Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Ellen DeGeneres, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and Katie Couric — have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in U.S. history. The documentary builds on a multi-platform video experience from WETA, PBS and AOL at MAKERS.com. Repeats Sun 7/13, 1:30pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

12 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, July 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R 7:00 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES — (two episodes) 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 3 & 4 of 8. Blood Is Thicker/Aromatherapy. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: BONNIE AND CLYDE — Arthur Penn’s 1967 drama, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, presents a romanticized account of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. (1:51) Repeats Sun 7/13, 11:30am 11:30 P.O.V.: MY WAY TO OLYMPIA — A documentary accompanies a disabled filmmaker, who frankly hates sports, as he covers the London Paralympics. (60 min.)

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–11:30AM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 6 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11:30AM–11PM: 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: BONNIE AND CLYDE — (1:51) R 1:30 MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA — R 4:30 GLOBE TREKKER: PACIFIC ISLANDS: FIJI, VANUATU & SOLOMON — (TV 26 only; Nature on WETA HD) Repeats Mon 7/14, 1:30pm 5:30 MOYERS & COMPANY 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES II: BLOOD WILL OUT — See the Thursday, July 10, 8 p.m. listing. 8:00 LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SERIES 2 — Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi star. Part 3 of 6. Gillian is devastated when Celia inadvertently reveals a secret she has kept since she was 15. Alan and Gillian’s already fractious relationship suffers as he distances himself further. 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR, SERIES 2: SWAY — A woman found choked to death with a black silk stocking is the third strangling victim in a month. Morse (Shaun Evans) and Thursday work to narrow the list of possible suspects before the Oxford strangler strikes again. Repeats Mon 7/14, 2:30pm 10:30 VICIOUS — Part 3 of 6. Ash is confused about his career. Freddie, who has an important audition coming up, suggests Ash pursue acting and teaches him the tricks of the trade. When Ash secures a role after only one audition, Freddie becomes depressed. (30 min.)

Saturdays in July at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie features Bonnie and Clyde (July 12), starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway; A Streetcar Named Desire (July 19), with Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh and Karl Malden; and Slumdog Millionaire (July 26), with Dev Patel and Freida Pinto.

3D laser-scanning technology, he seeks to uncover the city’s construction secrets and shed new light on this architectural wonderland. Repeats Wed 7/16, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS — Episode 3 of 4. The Disappearance of Glenn Miller. The team gathers new information about what is perhaps the best-known cold case of World War II. The celebrated bandleader took off from England in heavy fog, heading to France to entertain troops when his plane vanished. Repeats Wed 7/16, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL — Frontline examines the comeback of segregation in America, with a focus on education in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

14 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE BALTIMORE — Fifteen years have passed since the series first visited Baltimore, Maryland. Spotlighted in this show are dramatic changes in the value of key appraisals. Repeats Tue 7/15, 3pm; Wed 7/16, 1pm 9:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: DEATH AT VICTORIA DOCK — A young man with a blue tattoo is murdered, and Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) promises to find out who is responsible. Along the way, she must contend with bank robbery, anarchists and the kidnapping of her maid Dot. Repeats Tue 7/15, 4pm; Thur 7/17, 1pm 10:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: RAISINS AND ALMONDS — When a young man is found dead in a bookshop at the Eastern Market, Phryne is plunged into the worlds of Jewish politics, alchemy and poison. Repeats Tue 7/15, 5pm; Thur 7/17, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

16 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MY WILD AFFAIR: THE ELEPHANT WHO FOUND A MOM — A four-part miniseries presents extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions. The Elephant Who Found a Mom. In a heartbreaking story of Aisha and her human foster parent, the death of the baby elephant leads to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans over the next 40 years. Repeats Thur 7/17, 3pm; Tue 7/22, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS — What can Australia reveal about how Earth was born and life took hold? Geologist Richard Smith hosts. Part 1 of 4. Awakening. First stop on the Road of Time is Western Australia, around four and a half billion years ago, to encounter the Earth shortly after its fiery birth. Clues shed light on when the Earth was born, how life first arose, and how it transformed the planet into the world we now live in. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/17, 4pm; Tue 7/22, 1pm; Wed 7/23, 5pm 10:00 SEX IN THE WILD: ELEPHANTS — A four-part series, presented by anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans, examines the reproductive behaviors and biology of four species — in this episode, elephants; in addition to orangutans (Part 2); kangaroos (Part 3); and whales (Part 4) — exploring how these animals find and woo the opposite sex, mate, give birth and rear offspring. Repeats Thur 7/17, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

15 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 TIME SCANNERS: PETRA — Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Jordan to scan the ancient desert city of Petra. Using

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The KenNedy Center Mark Twain Prize, A WETA co-production Fridays, July 18 & 25 at 8:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA reprises two installments of annual series The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, featuring respective 2010 and 2013 celebrations of the distinguished comedy careers of Tina Fey and Carol Burnett.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES III: DEAD MAN’S ELEVEN — DCI Barnaby’s plans to move to the village of Fletcher’s Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat while out walking her dog. Repeats Fri 7/18, 1pm; Sun 7/20, 6:30pm 9:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES III: DEATH OF A STRANGER — Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. Questions about police conduct arise and Barnaby tries to solve the puzzle. Repeats Fri 7/18, 3pm; Mon 7/21, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 7/19, 6:30pm 8:30 TINA FEY: THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE — In this 2010 co-production of WETA, CoMedia; Mark Krantz Productions; Cappy Productions; and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tina Fey — writer, producer, actress and comedienne — is honored as the 13th recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Paying tribute to Fey is an all-star gathering of her friends and colleagues, including Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. 10:00 P.O.V.: GETTING BACK TO ABNORMAL — New Orleans is the setting of a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the polarizing re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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19 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, July 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:36PM: 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R 7:00 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES — (two episodes) 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 5 & 6 of 8. Always on My Mind/The Family Way. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE — Elia Kazan’s powerful 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play stars Marlon Brando as brutish Stanley Kowalski and Vivien Leigh as a neurotic belle, Kowalski’s visiting sister-in-law Blanche DuBois, whose reality begins to crumble. Kim Hunter and Karl Malden co-star. Leigh, Malden and Hunter each earned Oscars for their performances. (2:03) Repeats Sun 7/20, 11:30am

20 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–11:30AM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD. O 6AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 6 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11:30AM–11PM: 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE — (2:03) R 1:30 WETA ARTS — R 2:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: WERTHER — Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role of the tortured poet in the Met’s acclaimed new production of Massenet’s Werther. French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch makes her Met debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s unrequited love. Alain Altinoglu conducts. 4:30 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: WORLD WAR I — (TV 26 only; My Wild Affair on WETA HD) Repeats Mon 7/21, 1:30pm 5:30 MOYERS & COMPANY 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES III: DEAD MAN’S ELEVEN — See the Thursday, July 17, 8 p.m. listing. 8:00 LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SERIES 2 — Part 4 of 6. Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony attended by all of their family and friends. Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend, but a disagreement threatens to end the relationship. Just as Gillian and Robbie are back on friendlier terms, a revelation from Judith changes everything. 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR, SERIES 2: NEVERLAND — Morse (Shaun Evans) investigates the cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from an open prison, drawing him into a chain reaction of troubling events. Morse and Thursday band together as their investigation leads them to confront corruption on the police force and misconduct in elite Oxford society. Repeats Mon 7/21, 2:30pm

10:30 VICIOUS — Part 4 of 6. Freddie, Stuart and the gang go clubbing after Ash gets a job handing out club fliers. By the end of the night, only Freddie is left standing and Stuart feels left out. (30 min.)

21 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE SALT LAKE CITY — Repeats Tue 7/22, 3pm; Wed 7/23, 1:30pm 9:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: RUDDY GORE — At a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) meets Lin Chung, who has rescued the theatre’s leading man from thugs in a Chinatown alley. The evening continues with a bizarre death onstage. Repeats Tue 7/22, 4pm; Thur 7/24, 1pm 10:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE — As a young woman in Paris after the war, Fisher posed for the famous artist Pierre Sarcelle. Now, 10 years later, Sarcelle’s widow arrives in Melbourne asking about her late husband’s paintings — and suddenly disappears. Repeats Tue 7/22, 5pm; Thur 7/24, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

22 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 AL CAPONE: ICON — Was Al Capone the quintessential self-made American man, a ruthless killer, or both? To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. This program explores why. Repeats Sun 7/27, 1:30pm; Tue 7/29, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS — Episode 4 of 4. Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? The History Detectives explore the enduring mystery of trucking union (Teamsters) chief president Hoffa’s final days, opening a window on the post-war era labor movement. Hoffa went missing on July 30, 1975, never to be found. 10:00 FRONTLINE: POOR KIDS — Frontline follows three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their parents’ struggle against financial ruin. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

23 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MY WILD AFFAIR: THE APE WHO WENT TO COLLEGE — This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the ’70s and ’80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he describes himself as an “orangutan person.” Repeats Thur 7/24, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS — Part 2 of 4. Life Explodes. How did life storm the beaches and dominate Planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues. Half a billion years ago, the oceans were teeming, but the world above the waves remained a lifeless wasteland. Then the conquest of the land began

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Tuesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Al Capone: Icon explores Americans’ fascination with celebrity Chicago gangster Al Capone (center, being escorted in 1932 to the train that would take him to a U.S. Federal Penitentiary).

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by Earth’s forgotten pioneers: the scuttling arthropod armies and waves of plants that invaded the shores. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/24, 4pm 10:00 SEX IN THE WILD: ORANGUTANS — Anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans examine the reproductive behaviors and biology of four species — in this episode, orangutans. Repeats Thur 7/24, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

24 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES III: BLUE HERRINGS — With a week off from work to redecorate part of his house, DCI Barnaby also visits his elderly aunt at her nursing home, where she prompts the policeman to investigate a series of suspicious deaths. Repeats Fri 7/25, 1pm; Sun 7/27, 6:30pm 9:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES III: JUDGMENT DAY— The residents of the village of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances of winning the Perfect Village competition when a local thief and womanizer is brutally killed. There is no shortage of suspects for DCI Tom Barnaby to investigate. Repeats Fri 7/25, 3pm; Mon 7/28, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Saturday, July 26 at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie features Slumdog Millionaire, starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. The 2008 Best Picture-winner also won an Academy Award for Best Directing (Danny Boyle) and six additional Oscars.

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25 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s long-running production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of top journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 7/26, 6:30pm 8:30 CAROL BURNETT: THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE — In this WETA co-production with CoMedia; Mark Krantz Productions; Cappy Productions; and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carol Burnett — comedic icon and performing legend — was fêted in 2013 as the 16th recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Honoring Burnett were Julie Andrews, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Bennett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Vicki Lawrence, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Rosemary Watson. The program features comedic highlights from Burnett’s decades in show business. Repeats Wed 7/30, 4pm 10:30 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Sunday, July 27 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA features the first of two new Masterpiece episodes featuring David Suchet in his signature role as Agatha Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot. The second case airs August 3. Also reprising their roles are Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon, Philip Jackson as Inspector Japp, and Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–11:30AM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, July 6 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11:30AM–11PM: 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE — (2:00) R 1:30 AL CAPONE: Icon — R 2:30 WASHINGTON IN THE ’70s — An Emmy Award-winning WETA TV 26 documentary charts the District’s rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a cosmopolitan world capital and majority-African Americanpopulated and -governed metropolis. Bernard Shaw narrates. Repeats Tue 7/29, 2pm 3:30 WASHINGTON IN THE ’60s — An Emmy Award-winning WETA TV 26 production explores the political, social and cultural events that collectively make up the history of the Washington, D.C. area during the seminal decade of the 1960s. Connie Chung narrates. Repeats Tue 7/29, 1pm 4:30 GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL: WORLD WAR II — (TV 26 only; My Wild Affair on WETA HD) Repeats Mon 7/28, 1:30pm 5:30 MOYERS & COMPANY 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES III: BLUE HERRINGS — See the Thursday, July 24, 8 p.m. listing. 8:00 LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SERIES 2 — Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi star. Part 5 of 6. Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline.

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, July 5 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1AM: 6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R 7:00 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES — (two episodes) 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 7 & 8 of 8. Out of the Woods/Erotomania. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE — Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan’s 2008 blockbuster, winner of eight Academy Awards, including best picture and director, follows the life of a poor Mumbai teen who becomes a contestant on the Indian version of game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Dev Patel and Freida Pinto star. (2:00) Repeats Sun 7/27, 11:30am 11:33 P.O.V.: DANCE FOR ME — A poetic Danish/Russian coming-of-age story features a global twist and thrilling ballroom dance moves. (90 min.)


9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: POIROT, SERIES 12: THE BIG FOUR — David Suchet returns to the signature role he took up 25 years ago as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot. The two new mysteries are based on the novels by Agatha Christie. The Big Four. Adapted by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), a case plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending World War II. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must identify the culprit. Repeats Mon 7/28, 2:30pm 10:30 VICIOUS — Part 5 of 6. Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend, Chloe, to dinner. She seems the perfect woman. Or is she? As the evening progresses, Chloe’s habits stop seeming so sweet. (30 min.)

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28 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE DES MOINES — Repeats Wed 7/30, 1pm 9:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES — Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) investigates the puzzling death of a magazine columnist and author of fairy stories. To get to the truth, she must unearth the deceptions and rivalries of the magazine’s thoroughly modern working women. Repeats Tue 7/29, 4pm; Thur 7/31, 1pm 10:00 MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, SERIES I: QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS — Fisher has been chosen to refine a group of delinquent flower maidens for the annual flower parade. When the body of one of her charges washes up on the beach, she begins to question the worth of table manners and dancing lessons. Repeats Tue 7/29, 5pm; Thur 7/31, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

29 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MARK TWAIN — In this two-part documentary, a coproduction of WETA and Florentine Films, Ken Burns creates an illuminating portrait of one of the greatest writers in American history. Keith David narrates. Part 1 of 2. Burns explores Sam Clemens’ early days along the Mississippi River in the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, and the writer’s evolution into Mark Twain,

the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. {DVI} Repeats Wed 7/30, 2pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: GENERATION LIKE — Frontline examines the complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them with consumer marketing. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

30 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MY WILD AFFAIR: THE RHINO WHO JOINED THE FAMILY — Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the home of a wildlife vet. Before his release into the wild, Rupert won the hearts of the vet’s four children. Fifty years later, they search for clues to Rupert’s fate. Repeats Thur 7/31, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: AUSTRALIA’S FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS — Part 3 of 4. Monsters. Host Richard Smith spotlights the dawn of the Mesozoic Era about 250 million years ago, the Age of Dinosaurs, exploring the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. But reptiles didn’t have the world all to themselves. Mammals lived alongside them, ready for their moment in the sun, and 65 million years ago, that day arrived. {DVI} Repeats Thur 7/31, 4pm 10:00 SEX IN THE WILD: KANGAROOS — Anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans examine the reproductive behaviors and biology of four species — in this episode, kangaroos. Repeats Thur 7/31, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

31 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES VI: A TALENT FOR LIFE — When the corpses of two people rumored to be having affairs are discovered by the river alongside one another, Barnaby and Sgt. Troy embark on an investigation that uncovers resentments in a village. 9:30 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES VI: DEATH AND DREAMS — Barnaby is called in to investigate an apparent suicide but he suspects murder. The dead man turns out to be a divorced gambler who was being treated for depression. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon 26.3 Over the Air Via Antenna Cox 801 Comcast 266 FiOS 472 RCN 38

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, an animated program from the Fred Rogers Company, producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, shares the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, teaching preschool viewers social and emotional skills for growing and learning.

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LINEUP! WETA Kids airings in black; WETA TV 26 in blue. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 6am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6:30am, 8pm Sid the Science Kid, 7am, 8:30pm (6am) Caillou, 7:30am (6:30am) Wild Kratts, 8am, 8:30am, 6pm, 6:30pm (7am, 7:30am) Curious George, 9am, 9:30am, 4pm, 4:30pm (8am, 8:30am) Peg + Cat, 10am, 3pm (9am) Dinosaur Train, 10:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm (9:30am) Sesame Street, 11am, 10pm (5am, 10am) Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, noon, 12:30pm (11am, 11:30am) Super WHY!, 2pm Thomas & Friends, 2:30pm The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 3:30pm Arthur, 5pm, 5:30pm Martha Speaks, 7pm Word Girl, 7:30pm Biz Kid$, 9pm Barney & Friends, 9:30pm More listings are available at weta.org/kids.

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Mysteries Abound on WETA UK

ETA UK presents the best in mystery-drama programming each week, with double features of classic crime series Midsomer Murders with John Nettles each Monday night at 9 p.m. and episodes of Australia’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie Davis, each Tuesday at 8 p.m. On Wednesdays, find iconic series Inspector Morse at 8 p.m., and then beginning July 23, enjoy a series it spawned: catch the Morse prequel Endeavour (pilot episode and Season 1) with Shaun Evans on Masterpiece Mystery! at 9 p.m. Each Thursday night, mysteries include creative crime series Dalziel and Pascoe and classic Sherlock Holmes. Friday offerings feature gardener-sleuth series Rosemary and Thyme, detective series George Gently, and, beginning July 18, 10:30 p.m. episodes of Masterpiece Mystery’s contemporary Sherlock adaptations, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Also in July drama: WETA UK’s Saturday-night Downton Abbey encore continues! Season 2 of the Masterpiece blockbuster starts July 5 at 9 p.m.

P.M. PROGRAMMING ON WETA UK IN JULY MONDAY

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4pm

Foyle’s War II

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Hustle

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Rosemary and Thyme II

Midsomer Murders I Doc Martin II (Season II 7/8–7/15, Season III 7/22–7/29)

Hustle

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FRIDAY Hustle

(from 3:30pm:) Midsomer Murders I/II (Season II starts 7/12)

Inspector Morse V

BBC Antiques Roadshow

Midsomer Murders I/II (Season II starts 7/12)

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5pm

Dalziel & Pascoe VI

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Rosemary and Thyme II

Life on Mars II Pie in the Sky II

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Call the Midwife I (Series II starts 7/27)

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Life on Mars II

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Doctor Who

My Family

Miss Fisher’s Inspector Morse V Murder Mysteries I (Season VI starts 7/30)

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Lead Balloon III

Antiques Roadshow BBC My Family

Outnumbered IV

Midsomer Murders II Rumpole of the (Season III starts Bailey V (Season VI 7/21) starts 7/22)

• Father Brown I (7/2–7/16) • Endeavour (Pilot & Season I starts 7/23)

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Lead Balloon III George Gently I • The Ambassador • Masterpiece: Upstairs, Downstairs I (starts 7/24)

Death in Paradise II Dalziel & Pascoe VI (10:30pm starting 7/23)

Benny Hill (11:30pm Sherlock Holmes starting 7/23)

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My Family

• Outnumbered Rosemary and • Fawlty Towers (7/31) Thyme II

Hustle

11:30pm

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Hustle

Call the Midwife I (Season II starts 7/26)

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey II

• Frankie I (7/4–7/11) • Masterpiece:

Sherlock I (starts 7/18) • Doc Martin II (11:30pm, 7/4–7/11)

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A Goodbye in July on Front Row Washington By Deborah Lamberton, Senior Producer

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rom Beethoven to blues” may sound like a cliché, but in the case of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, it’s an integral part of their engaging, energetic concerts. Hear this boundary-breaking ensemble for yourself on Elisabeth Adkins & Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m. as the ClasEdward Newman sical WETA 90.9 FM broadcast Front Row Washington presents the Carpe Diem String Quartet in a recital presented by Dumbarton Concerts in Georgetown. Calling the quartet’s playing “extraordinary,” Washington Post reviewer Robert Battey went on to say, “Among these contemporary quartets who speak in different tongues, the Carpe Diem is the best one out there.” This recital features both new works and traditional repertoire, including Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No.1, and a suite written by Carpe Diem’s violist Korine Fujiwara. Born in Billings, Montana, Ms. Fujiwara composed “Fiddle Suite: Montana” as an homage to her home state. Completing their nod to American music, Carpe Diem performs Bruce Wolosoff’s Carpe Diem bluesy “5 O’Clock Shadow” and String Quartet Pittsburgh composer Joseph Kern’s arresting “Iron City.” The sight of moving vans is a common one in the D.C. area, but in late July, a van will pull up to the house of one of our area’s most dedicated musical couples: violinist Elisabeth Adkins and her husband, pianist Edward Newman. Many symphony-goers will recognize Ms. Adkins as the National Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Concertmaster — a position she was awarded at the age of 25 by then-NSO Music Director Mstislav Rostropovich. After 31 seasons with the NSO, Ms. Adkins is leaving Washington, D.C. to take up her new job as professor of violin at Texas Christian University School of Music in Fort Worth, Texas. This past April, Ms. Adkins and her husband Edward Newman presented a benefit concert and farewell celebration for the Washington Conservatory of Music in Bethesda, Maryland. Front Row Washington presents this Adkins-Newman Duo recital on the July 21, 9 p.m. broadcast, featuring Mr. Newman playing Bach’s Italian Concerto BWV 971 as well as works by Chopin. Together, the Duo performs Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G major, Op. 30, No.3, and Gabriel Pierné’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 36. You won’t want to miss this touching recital, as the Adkins-Newman Duo brings to a close their decades-long career of great music-making and teaching in the national capital area.

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New Recordings on Choral Showcase Sundays at 9 p.m.

By David Ginder, Morning On-Air Host

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uly’s Choral Showcase programs on Classical WETA 90.9 FM all air new recordings — two in the usual sense, one a new CD of a new piece, and one a reconstruction of the original. On July 6, marking the Independence Day weekend, the broadcast presents a piece written in 2012 by Richard Danielpour, who says he’s an American with a Middle Eastern memory. (His parents were born in Iran.) His oratorio Toward a Season of Peace, setting multiple languages, explores how Jews, Muslims and Christians all speak of peace, but pursue violence and wage war anyway, in the name of religion. Danielpour’s visceral work is in three parts, focusing on war, the choice between war and peace, and the promise of peace through forgiveness. The Pacific Chorale and Symphony CD on Naxos is the world premiere recording. On July 27, we explore the Mozart Requiem. Most of the mysteries about this piece have been more-or-less solved, but discussion continues about who did the best job completing it after Mozart’s death. The Dunedin Consort’s performance on the Linn label shows (in fine notes by conductor John Butt) that, although it’s pretty easy to criticize first completer Franz Süssmayr’s work and several new versions have been done in recent decades, Süssmayr remains the only person who knew Mozart and had personal experience with the musical life of the time. Other new Choral Showcase performances this month are of Carmina Burana by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Hans Graf on July 13, and Bach’s St. John Passion with Evangelist James Gilchrist and the Academy of Ancient Music conducted by Richard Egarr on July 20.

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Grief and Consolation in Dvoˇrák’s Stabat Mater on NSO Showcase Wednesday, July 2 at 9 p.m.

By Nicole Lacroix, Evening On-Air Host

Center Stage from Wolf Trap Saturdays at 9 p.m.

On the Saturday-night broadcast Center Stage from Wolf Trap, Classical WETA 90.9 FM presents intimate chamber music recitals by world-class contemporary artists, recorded in concert by Classical WETA sound engineer Bruce Cain at The Barns at Wolf Trap. With the conclusion of the current series in June, a new 13-week series of hour-long programs, featuring highlights from Wolf Trap’s Discovery Series, begins July 5 and extends through September. Visit classicalweta.org to learn more.

Christoph Eschenbach

Chorus and a quartet of powerhouse soloists: soprano Anne Schwane­wilms, contralto Nathalie Stutzmann, tenor Steve Davislim and bass-baritone Burak Bilgili. The concert was recorded live at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall as part of the Budapest, Prague and Vienna Festival in March 2012. Don’t miss this performance of Dvoˇrák’s Stabat Mater, a supremely personal journey of faith that takes us from colossal grief to profound peace, with music of unique beauty and grandeur. The July broadcast wraps up this season of NSO Showcase. Stay tuned for its return this fall.

Classical WETA Opera House Saturdays at 1 p.m. on Classical WETA 90.9 FM

July 5:  Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito La Fenice, Venice Ottavio Dantone, conductor July 12: Verdi’s Luisa Miller Lausanne Opera July 19: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Teatro Comunale, Bologna Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor July 26: Gounod’s Faust Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Maurizio Benini, conductor Cast includes Joseph Calleja (Faust); Sonya Yoncheva (Marguerite); Bryn Terfel (Méphistophélès); and Simon Keenlyside (Valentin) July Saturday opera performances on Classical WETA 90.9 FM are from the series World of Opera.

Classical WETA: 90.9 FM Greater Washington; 88.9 FM Frederick; WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown

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n 1875, Antonín Dvoˇrák’s two-day-old baby, Josefa, died. He turned to music to assuage his grief and began to compose the Stabat Mater, based on the 13th-century poem recounting the suffering of Mary at the Cross. Dvoˇrák put the piece aside to work on other projects, until tragedy struck again. In August 1877, his ten-month-old daughter, Rose, died after swallowing poison. One month later, death visited the Dvoˇrák household once more, and his three-year-old son, Otokar, succumbed to smallpox. Within two years, the Dvoˇráks had lost all three of their children. (The couple went on to have six more who fortunately all survived to adulthood.) In the midst of his unfathomable suffering, Dvoˇrák, a devout Catholic, turned once again to the Stabat Mater, and found solace in its transcendent message. Thus he created what has been called the first Czech sacred masterpiece, and one that brought him international fame, especially in England and America. The Stabat Mater is a monumental work, which requires substantial forces. Dvoˇrák himself conducted the piece with 1,000 performers at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s July broadcast of NSO Showcase, Christoph Eschenbach will lead a somewhat smaller ensemble featurAntonín ing the National Symphony Dvoˇrák Orchestra, the Washington

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