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M AY 2 011 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

Antiques Roadshow Comes to Washington

Spotlighting Local Treasures


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ast summer, when the enormously popular public television series Antiques Roadshow came to Washington to hold one of its extraordinary appraisal events, WETA mobilized in support of the mammoth effort, and a host of our volunteers helped make the day a great success for the public and for the production. Roadshow and WETA staff moved thousands of visitors through the production set to have their items appraised — a monumental undertaking. This month, we get to see how that big day in August makes great television as the three Washington Antiques Roadshow episodes premiere on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, revealing the fascinating treasures discovered at the event. This month also brings a wide variety of other engaging programming, from the powerful civil rights documentary Freedom Riders: American Experience to the intriguing BBC natural history miniseries Wild Caribbean (along with the series Wild Australasia, which continues from April); from a new Masterpiece Classic adaptation, South Riding, to the annual National Memorial Day Concert — a co-production of WETA — and the many program offerings that mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. On Classical WETA 90.9 FM, we celebrate composer Gustav Mahler, featuring his works, and on Front Row Washington we spotlight performances from the Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival. Enjoy WETA’s May broadcasts, and thank you for your support. Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C.

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airs Mondays, May 23 & 30 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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ast summer, Greater Washington was gripped with antiques fever as local residents scoured their households for their finest heirloom, best yard-sale bargain and most intriguing historical memorabilia to bring in for appraisal at the Antiques Roadshow event at the D.C. Convention Center. WETA staff turned out en masse to help run the massive single-day event last August, which attracted more than 4,500 attendees (from among nearly 20,000 entries in the ticket lottery) bearing 9,000 items for appraisal in the hopes of a pleasant surprise at the valuation tables. This month, the segments recorded at the event can be seen for the first time as the Washington Roadshow programs premiere on Monday, May 23 (one episode) and Monday, May 30 (two back-to-back episodes), sharing the great finds and fascinating items that caught Roadshow producers’ attention in the nation’s capital. On May 23, among the broadcast’s items of note are a letter by Martin Luther King Jr., an Andy Warhol lithograph, and a unique silver tea set (see page 10). On May 30, among episode two highlights are an 1813 Congressional sword, a Tiffany mantel clock, and a Charles Schreyvogel sculpture (left). Episode three items include a circa-1840 temperance banner, and a valuable circa-1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith. Surrounding the D.C. programs, WETA-produced interstitial mini-documentaries — WETA Extras — spotlight Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg, follow two area residents on their journey through the Washington Antiques Roadshow event, and go behind the scenes of the program with a Roadshow producer. The most popular series on public television today, Antiques Roadshow features specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers traveling throughout the United States, offering free appraisals of items brought to Roadshow events by the public. For more appraisals of intriguing items, tune in on Friday evenings this month to Priceless Antiques Roadshow from the BBC. Antiques Roadshow is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. WEtA is grateful to the Monica and Hermen greenberg Foundation, george Mason university’s Center for the Arts, and george Washington’s Mount Vernon for their local support of Antiques Roadshow.

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four-part series from the BBC explores the Caribbean Islands and Sea, from parrots and pirates to shipwrecks, sharks and glittering seas, examining the natural world and cultural history of the region. An embodiment of paradise, the Caribbean conjures images of crystal blue waters, magical coral reefs and lush tropical forests — and the series is a visual feast, emphasizing the fauna of land and sea, their environs and the forces of nature that shape the land and undersea environments. Treasure Islands (May 4), the first episode, gives an overview of the variety of the Caribbean’s natural history; episode two, Reefs & Wrecks (May 11), spotlights coral reef habitats; episode three, Hurricane Hell (May 18), spotlights the impacts of these storms on the people and wildlife of the region; and episode four, Secret Shores (May 25), features an exploration of the Caribbean shore of Central America and the fauna to which this coastline is home.

Masterpiece Classic: South Riding

airs Sundays, May 1, 8 & 15 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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feisty schoolteacher returns to her north England home and is drawn to a man who despises everything she stands for in Masterpiece Classic: South Riding, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (Little Dorrit, Pride and Prejudice) from Winifred Holtby’s 1936 novel of social consciousness, secret romance and scandal. The love story, presented in a three-part miniseries, stars Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) and David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility) (right) and Douglas Henshall (Collision) (left) and is set in Britain as its class system is beginning to crumble. In the story, heroine Sarah Burton arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner, Robert Carne, a tradition-bound gentleman farmer who crosses swords with the new headmistress — before falling in love with her.

Mysteries in May: Sherlock Holmes, Poirot and Prime Suspect

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Thursday nights on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

ach Thursday night, WETA Television presents a lineup of acclaimed mystery dramas, leading off at 8 p.m. with the series Sherlock Holmes, featuring Jeremy Brett in his signature role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous London sleuth. Next, at 9 p.m., WETA presents a weekly double feature of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, starring David Suchet in his longstanding role as the great Belgian detective (and Poirot fans, don’t miss David Suchet reprising his role on Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express, airing Sunday, May 22 at 9 p.m. and co-starring Dame Eileen Atkins, Barbara Hershey and Hugh Bonneville). Last, at 10:40 p.m. each Thursday, the night of mysteries concludes with Prime Suspect, with Helen Mirren starring as London detective Jane Tennison. This month, series four of Prime Suspect features two distinct storylines — The Lost Child and Inner Circles — of two episodes each.

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Freedom Riders: American Experience airs Monday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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ilmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary Freedom Riders spotlights a courageous band of civil-rights activists, chronicling a chapter of American history that stands as a testament to the power of personal conviction and courage. In 1961, many states violently enforced segregation, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of 400 college students, including Diane Nash, John Lewis and Jim Zwerg, decided, en masse, to challenge segregation by riding Greyhound buses bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders and, enduring savage beatings and imprisonment, they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation.

Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Freedom Riders has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by Lynn Bay Dayton, Nordblum Family Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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ontinuing a miniseries that began in April, the BBC documentary Wild Australasia features four films in May that explore the natural wonders of the Australian continent — Earth’s largest island — and surrounding seas. The series spotlights a range of habitats on land and sea, exploring the animals that dwell there. Southern Seas (May 3), examines fascinating creatures of the southern seas; Gum Tree Country (May 10), visits the great Australian Bush and its eucalypts, or gum trees, and denizens of these forests; Island Arks (May 17), explores the islands, such as New Guinea and New Zealand, spawned by the Australian continent over time, and the distinct character of each’s wildlife. Concluding the series is New Worlds (May 24), spotlighting the impact on animals of the arrival of humans in Australasia.

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airs Tuesdays in May at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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Wild Australasia

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

1421: The Year China Discovered America? Sun 5/15, 3pm Anatomy of a Springroll Sat 5/7, 11:41pm China from the Inside (4 parts) Sun 5/22, 2–6pm Globe Trekker: Central China Sun 5/8, 5:30pm Micronesia Sun 5/15, 5pm Sri Lanka & Maldives Sun 5/22, 6pm

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Heart Strings: The Story of Kamaka ‘Ukelele Sat 5/21, 12:11am Independent Lens: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo Sat 5/21, 12:39am Bhutto Sat 5/14, 1am Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula Sun 5/1, 11:33pm Wings of Defeat Sun 5/8, 11:30pm Most Honorable Son Sun 5/15, 11:33pm

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority Sun 5/22, 12:03am Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors Wed 5/4, 10pm The Story of India (6 parts) Pts 1, 2 & 3 Sun 5/1, 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm Pts 4, 5 & 6 Sun 5/8, 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm You Don’t Know Jack Soo Sat 5/21, 11:45pm WETA Television celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with programming that spotlights Asian Pacific history and culture. Among offerings in May are (clockwise from top left): an exploration of modern China’s society and politics; a biography of the late Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan; a history of India; the story of China’s ancient terracotta warriors; a biography of groundbreaking U.S. legislator Patsy Mink; an exploration of hula; and the story of a Japanese-American war hero.


WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

May primetime simulcast listings.

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

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Antiques Roadshow: Biloxi, MS (Ep 1 of 3)

Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler (to 9:48pm)

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Wild Australasia: Southern Seas

Black in Latin America (Pt 3 of 4. Brazil: A Racial Paradise?)

Frontline: TBA

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Wed

Wild Caribbean: Treasure Islands

NOVA: Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors

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Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Plymouth Express (to 9:51pm) & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Wasps’ Nest (to 10:42 pm)

(10:42pm) Prime Suspect IV (Pt 1/4) (to 11:39pm)

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Fri

Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Thoroughbred

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Doc Martin, Series II (Out of the Woods) (to 8:47pm) & (Erotomania) (to 9:36pm)

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Sun

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

Masterpiece Classic: South Riding (Pt 2 of 3)

Doc Martin, Series II (to 11:36pm)

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Mon

Antiques Roadshow: Biloxi, MS (Ep 2 of 3)

Britain’s X-Files

Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience (to 11:30pm)

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Wild Australasia: Gum Tree Country

Black in Latin America (Pt 4 of 4. Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race)

Frontline: TBA

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Wed

Wild Caribbean: Reefs & Wrecks

NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge

Secrets of the Dead: The Silver Pharaoh

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Sherlock Holmes: Wisteria Lodge

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Tragedy of Marsden Manor (to 9:52pm) & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Double Clue (to 10:41pm)

(10:41pm) Prime Suspect IV (Pt 2/4) (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

BBC Antiques Roadshow

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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

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Sun

Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier (Pt 2 of 3)

Masterpiece Classic: South Riding (Pt 3 of 3)

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Antiques Roadshow: Biloxi, MS (Ep 3 of 3)

Freedom Riders: American Experience

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Wild Australasia: Island Arks

Secrets of the Dead: The World’s Biggest Bomb

Frontline: TBA

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Wild Caribbean: Hurricane Hell

NOVA: Riddles of the Sphinx

NOVA: Building Pharaoh’s Ship

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Sherlock Holmes: The Bruce Partington Plans

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (to 9:52pm) & Theft of the Royal Ruby (to 10:40pm)

(10:40pm) Prime Suspect IV (Pt 3/4) (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

BBC Antiques Roadshow

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Doc Martin, Series III (The Apple Doesn’t Fall) (to 8:47pm) & (Movement) (to 9:33pm)

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Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier (Pt 3 of 3)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot, Series X: Murder on the Orient Express

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Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C. (Ep 1 of 3)

Life Is a Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story

Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work

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Wild Australasia: New World

Craft in America: Messages

Frontline: TBA

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Wild Caribbean: Secret Shores

NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon

Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome

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Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Affair at the Victory Ball (to 9:50pm) (10:41pm) Prime Suspect IV (Pt 4/4) (to 11:39pm) & The Mystery of the Hunter’s Lodge (to 10:41 pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

BBC Antiques Roadshow

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John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

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National Memorial Day Concert (2011)

Memorials— The WETA Guide

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Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C. (Ep 2 of 3)

Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C. (Ep 3 of 3)

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Suze Orman’s Money Class

Doc Martin, Series II (to 11:33pm)

(from 9:48pm) Korea—The Forgotten War in Color (to 11:18pm)

(from 9:36pm) The WETA Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire (to 11:41pm)

Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC)

Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: When Harry Met Sally (to 11:09pm) & The WETA Movie: Crossing Delancey (to 1am)

Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC)

Doc Martin, Series III (to 11:33pm)

Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Unforgiven (to 11:45pm)

Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC)

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

The Best of Laugh-In (to 11:30pm) National Memorial Day Concert (2011) (to 11:30pm)

PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

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Charlie Rose airs late weeknights (check listings)

For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org

Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC)

Doc Martin, Series III (to 12:03am)

The Best of Laugh-In (to 11:30pm)

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Masterpiece Classic: South Riding (Pt 1 of 3)

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Nature: Salmon: Running the Gauntlet


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD May 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 7 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.

• Weeknight primetime on WETA TV 26 repeats the next weekday on WETA TV 26 — see repeat listings. • WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6 a.m.–9 a.m. weekends. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 11 for schedule information. 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.

ON WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. 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 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO — Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger and Tom Courtenay star in David Lean’s 1965 film adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel, which follows a Moscow poet/doctor, his wife and his lover amid the turmoil of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution. (3:13) 2:30 THE STORY OF INDIA — Historian Michael Wood explores the history of the Indian subcontinent. Part 1 of 6. Beginnings. Taking up the story from the first human migrations out of Africa, Wood traverses India and travels to lost ancient cities in Pakistan and Turkmenistan before visiting the cities of the Ganges plain, where India’s ancient myths and histories intertwine. {DVI} 3:30 THE STORY OF INDIA — Part 2 of 6. The Power of Ideas. Traveling by road and rail between the ancient cities of the Ganges plain, Michael Wood explores the Age of the Buddha, examining how the ideas of the Buddha were turned into political reality by the great Indian emperor Ashoka. Then, moving through Northern Iraq and visiting Northern Pakistan, Wood shows how Alexander the Great’s invasion changed the course of India’s history and inspired her first empire. {DVI} 4:30 THE STORY OF INDIA — Part 3 of 6. Spice Routes and Silk Roads. Michael Wood explores the history of India in the days of the Roman Empire. In Kerala, Wood spotlights the spice trade, which opened India to the world. Moving north, Wood travels the Silk Road from Turkmenistan into Pakistan to unveil the Indian empire of the Kushans, who opened the trade route. {DVI} 5:30 GLOBE TREKKER — Tunisia & Libya. Repeats Wed 5/4, 4pm; Mon 5/2, 1:30pm 6:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:33AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 5 of 6. Of All the Harbors in All the Towns. 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 Mon 5/2, 2:30pm; Tue 5/3, 1pm; Wed 5/4, 5pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: SOUTH RIDING — A fiesty new headmistress arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey star in the miniseries based on the 1936 novel by Winifred Holtby, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies. Episode 1 of 3. Ambitious teacher Sarah Burton returns to her Yorkshire origins to apply for the job of headmistress at the local girl’s school; and enigmatic landowner Robert Carne mistrusts all she stands for. 10:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 5 of 8. Always On My Mind. Repeats Mon 5/2, 3:30pm

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WETA Television

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Monday, May 2 at 9:48 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Korea—The Forgotten War in Color presents a history of the conflict, relating the story of the war through powerful color images.

10:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 6 of 8. The Family Way. Repeats Mon 5/2, 4:30pm 11:33 INDEPENDENT LENS: NA KAMALEI: THE MEN OF HULA — A film explores male roles in the Hawaiian hula tradition, past and present.

2 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BILOXI, MS — Episode 1 of 3. Repeats Tue 5/3, 2pm; Wed 5/4, 1pm 9:00 INSIDE THE MIND OF ADOLF HITLER — Using a mix of archival footage and dramatic reconstruction, a BBC film examines a psychological profile of Adolf Hitler that was prepared by the American Secret Service during World War II. Now declassified, the file is examined by a top former CIA profiler to see if the analysis was prescient. Repeats Tue 5/3, 3pm 9:48 KOREA—THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN COLOR — Episodes 1 & 2 of 2. Outbreak/Stalemate. A film tells the story of the Korean War through powerful color imagery, from the outbreak of war with the North’s invasion of the South on June 25, 1950, through the battles up and down the peninsula, to the ceasefire of July 27, 1953. 11:18 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

3 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD AUSTRALASIA: SOUTHERN SEAS — A miniseries explores the natural wonders and wildlife of Australia and its surrounding seas and islands. Southern Seas. Australia’s southern seas are stranger and more spectacular than anyplace else in the world. Mermaids and dragons glide through the clear blue water, bizarre fish “walk” along the bottom and on tropical beaches crabs and seagulls tug-of-war over food. Repeats Wed 5/4, 3pm; Thur 5/5, 5pm

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9:00 BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the African influence on society in six Latin American countries. Part 3 of 4. Brazil: A Racial Paradise? In Brazil, Gates delves behind the façade of Carnival to discover how this “rainbow nation” is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy. Repeats Wed 5/4, 2pm; Thur 5/5, 1pm 10:00 FRONTLINE — TBA. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

4 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD CARIBBEAN: TREASURE ISLANDS — A BBC series explores the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. Episode 1. Treasure Islands. The first episode gives an overview of the Caribbean’s natural history, revealing the hidden wild side of the islands and spotlighting Caribbean locations and their fauna, including dolphins, mangroves forests, frigatebirds, rare hummingbirds and parrots, sperm whales, bats, flamingos, reef fish, howler monkeys and scarlet ibis. Repeats Thur 5/5, 4pm 9:00 NOVA: GHOSTS OF MACHU PICCHU — Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/5, 3:30pm 10:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: CHINA’S TERRACOTTA WARRIORS — The story of China’s 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The first emperor of China was preparing a tomb for his journey into the afterlife — and decreed that he be protected forever. But how was a terracotta army of this size made in less than two years using the technology of 2,200 years ago? Repeats Thur 5/5, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Friday, May 6 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The documentary film Thoroughbred follows a group of people and horses for a year leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, visiting Dubai along the way to trace the breed’s history.

male-dominated profession. Part 1 of 2. The Lost Child follows D.C.I. Tennison as she investigates a child’s death, which points to a convicted child molester who now lives with a woman and her two young daughters, keeping his dark past a secret. The man’s counselor, however, believes he is innocent. Repeats Fri 5/6, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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5 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: SILVER BLAZE — England’s most remarkable racehorse is missing and his trainer has been murdered. The local constabulary has made an arrest, but Holmes (Jeremy Brett) is not convinced of the man’s guilt. Repeats Fri 5/6, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE PLYMOUTH EXPRESS — When a young heiress is murdered en route to Plymouth, the prime suspects are a couple of known gold-diggers: her ex-husband and a recent admirer. Poirot and his friend Hastings retrace the woman’s train journey to find clues. Repeats Fri 5/6, 2pm 9:51 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: WASPS’ NEST — Captain Hastings finds intrigue and mystery when he experiments with a new camera at a garden fête that he visits with Poirot (David Suchet) and Inspector Japp. The Belgian sleuth is soon caught up in a tale of jealousy, revenge — and wasps. Repeats Fri 5/6, 3pm 10:42 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: THE LOST CHILD — Helen Mirren stars as Detective Jane Tennison — a topnotch London detective battling to prove herself in a

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Wednesday, May 4 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors explores the story of how China’s 8,000 terracotta warriors were entombed with an emperor 2,200 years ago. Other Secrets of the Dead episodes in May are The Silver Pharaoh (May 11, 10 p.m.); The World’s Biggest Bomb (May 17, 9 p.m.); and Lost Ships of Rome (May 25, 10 p.m.).

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 SIMPLY MING 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE — NEW SERIES! 12N GOURMET’S DIARY OF A FOODIE 12:30 MADE IN SPAIN 1:00 AVEC ERIC 1:30 EVERYDAY FOOD 2:00 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30 BAKING WITH JULIA 3:00 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:30 JULIA AND JACQUES: COOKING AT HOME 4:00 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:30 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 5:00 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED 5:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:41AM: 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 — Part 7 of 8. Out of the Woods. Repeats Sun 5/8, 10pm; Mon 5/9, 3:30pm 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 8 of 8. Erotomania. Repeats Sun 5/8, 10:47pm; Mon 5/9, 4:30pm 9:36 THE WETA MOVIE: MRS. DOUBTFIRE — The 1993 comedy stars Robin Williams as an out-of-work actor who, estranged from his wife, masquerades as a dowdy British housekeeper in order to be near his children. Sally Field co-stars. (2:05) 11:41 ANATOMY OF A SPRINGROLL — A young VietnameseAmerican man studies both his life in America and his heritage in Vietnam through an examination of the spring roll.

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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 5/7, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Saturday, 6pm 9:00 THOROUGHBRED — Following a group of individuals and horses for a year leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, a film directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner captures the beauty of the breed, the sport’s thrilling nature, and the deep reservoir of history and tradition behind this equine wonder. Repeats Wed 5/11, 4pm 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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10:00 SOUNDTRACK FOR THE REVOLUTION: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — A film tells the story of the American Civil Rights Movement through its music — the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. {DVI} Repeats Tue 5/10, 4pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD AUSTRALASIA: GUM TREE COUNTRY — The great Australian Bush is composed of vast swathes of land, dominated by eucalypts, or gum trees, which have become one of the most enduring symbols of the continent. This program journeys into the bush, spotlighting these forests and the strange animals that live in them. Repeats Wed 5/11, 3pm; Thur 5/12, 5pm 9:00 BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the African influence on society in six Latin American countries. Part 4 of 4. Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race. In Mexico and Peru, Gates explores the almost unknown history of the black people — the two countries together received far more slaves than did the U.S. — brought to these lands, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created. Repeats Wed 5/11, 2pm; Thur 5/12, 1pm 10:00 FRONTLINE — TBA. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Sundays, May 8, 15 & 22 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The three-part Nature miniseries Bears of the Last Frontier follows adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan on a year-long motorcycle journey throughout Alaska’s bear country to encounter the animals in five diverse ecosystems.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30 See Sunday, May 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: MRS. DOUBTFIRE — (2:05) R 2:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2:30 THE STORY OF INDIA — Part 4 of 6. Ages of Gold. Michael Wood spotlights the achievements of India’s golden age from 300 to 1000 A.D. and explores how the Middle Ages laid the foundations of today’s India. {DVI} 3:30 THE STORY OF INDIA — Part 5 of 6. The Meeting of Two Oceans. Michael Wood explores the coming of Islam to the Indian subcontinent and one of the most glamorous ages of world civilization — the time of the Moghul Empire — visiting Old Delhi, desert fortresses in Rajasthan, and the cities of Lahore and Agra. {DVI} 4:30 THE STORY OF INDIA — Part 6 of 6. Freedom. Michael Wood examines the time of the British occupation of India — the Raj — and India’s struggle for freedom. Wood relates how the British East India Company came to control much of the Indian subcontinent and recounts the rise of the Indian freedom movement, spotlighting Gandhi and Nehru and exploring the events that led to the partition of India in 1947. {DVI} 5:30 GLOBE TREKKER — Central China. Repeats Mon 5/9, 1:30pm 6:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:30AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 6 of 6. Haemophobia. 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 encounter the animals in five diverse Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice. Part 1 of 3. Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world, where he observes the bears from close proximity. {DVI} R  epeats Mon 5/9, 2:30pm; Tue 5/10, 1pm 8:58 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: SOUTH RIDING — Part 2 of 3. At risk of losing his estate to pay family medical bills, Robert (David Morrissey) travels to Manchester seeking work. There, he chances to meet Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin), and they have a drink together. 10:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Parts 7 & 8 of 8. R 11:30 INDEPENDENT LENS: WINGS OF DEFEAT — What were the Japanese Kamikazes thinking just before crashing into their targets? Filmmaker Risa Morimoto interviews surviving Kamikaze pilots, retracing their journeys from teenagers to doomed pilots.

9 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BILOXI, MS — Episode 2 of 3. Repeats Tue 5/10, 2pm; Wed 5/11, 1pm 9:00 BRITAIN’S X-FILES — A BBC film examines the history of Britain’s UFO phenomena. The X-Files opened in 1950 when the government established the extraordinary Flying Saucer Working Party. Flying saucers played on deepest fears of the communist threat during the Cold War, and exploded into popular culture in the 1960s. Repeats Tue 5/10, 3pm

11 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD CARIBBEAN: REEFS & WRECKS — A BBC series explores the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. Episode 2. Reefs and Wrecks. Coral reefs, which thrive in the warm, shallow waters around Caribbean Islands, are the subject of the second program. Stretching for 180 miles off the coast of Central America, the Caribbean barrier reef is the second largest coral structure on Earth, and home to an abundance of life. Repeats Thur 5/12, 4pm 9:00 NOVA: SECRETS OF STONEHENGE — Stonehenge may be the best-known relic of prehistory, but the monument’s meaning remains unknown. Granted access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle monument discovered near Stonehenge, NOVA joins researchers finding new clues to the mystery. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/12, 3pm 10:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE SILVER PHARAOH — The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures — even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. The tomb was discovered in 1939, filled with lavish jewels and treasure — along with a silver sarcophagus in which the Pharaoh’s body was held. Repeats Thur 5/12, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Wednesday, May 11 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge explores the mystery of England’s enigmatic stone monument, examining new archaeological evidence. Other NOVA episodes this month include Riddles of the Sphinx (May 18, 9 p.m.) and Secrets of the Parthenon (May 25, 9 p.m.)

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14 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, May 7 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–3AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Parts 1 & 2 of 9. On the Edge. Repeats Sun 5/15, 10pm; Mon 5/16, 3:30pm 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY — In the 1989 romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, two Manhattan careerists (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan) first hate, then like, then eventually fall in love with each other. Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby co-star. (1:36) Repeats Sun 5/15 11:30am 11:09 THE WETA MOVIE: CROSSING DELANCEY — In the 1988 romantic comedy, a woman (Amy Irving) meets a man (Peter Riegert) through her Jewish grandmother’s (Reizl Bozyk) matchmaker. Sylvia Miles and David Hyde Pierce co-star. (1:36) 1AM INDEPENDENT LENS: BHUTTO — A film spotlights the first Muslim woman elected to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007. (2 hrs.)

15 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30 See Sunday, May 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY — (1:36) R 1:07 THE WETA MOVIE: CROSSING DELANCEY — (1:36) R 3:00 1421: THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED AMERICA? — A film examines a mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Zheng He and the gigantic Ming fleet of junks he commanded for more than 30 years. A British author theorizes that Zheng He and his fleet rounded Africa, entered the Atlantic Ocean and reached America before Columbus. 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER — Micronesia. Repeats Mon 5/16, 1:30pm; Wed 5/18, 4pm 6:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 6:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:33AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 1 of 8. Old Dogs.

Monday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Freedom Riders: American Experience explores the powerful story of an integrated band of college students who, to battle segregation, in 1961 risked their lives by riding on Greyhound buses bound for the Deep South, where they were met with violence.

8:00 NATURE: BEARS OF THE LAST FRONTIER — Part 2 of 3. 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 Mon 5/16, 2:30pm; Tue 5/17, 1pm 8:58 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: SOUTH RIDING — Part 3 of 3. As social improvements move forward in South Riding, Robert (David Morrissey) faces ruin after a principled stand against political corruption, and Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin) confronts a crisis — both personal and professional. 10:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Parts 1 & 2 of 9. On the Edge. R 11:33 MOST HONORABLE SON — A film recounts U.S. Army Air Corps war hero Ben Kuroki’s remarkable journey through World War II, providing context to two seemingly disparate histories — the U.S. air war and the Japanese-American experience.

16 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BILOXI, MS — Episode 2 of 3. Repeats Tue 5/17, 2pm; Wed 5/18, 1pm 9:00 FREEDOM RIDERS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — See page 2. In 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives — and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment — for simply traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South during the Civil Rights Era. Repeats Tue 5/17, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

17 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD AUSTRALASIA: ISLAND ARKS — Over millions of years Australia has spawned a wide variety of islands dotted across the Pacific; from New Guinea through New Britain and Lord Howe Island to New Caledonia and New Zealand, all are in some way related to Australia but each has its own character and wildlife. The youngest is New Guinea, cut off from Australia by rising sea levels just 10,000 years ago. Repeats Wed 5/18, 3pm; Thur 5/19, 5pm 9:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOMB — Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built. Repeats Wed 5/18, 2pm; Thur 5/18, 1pm 10:00 FRONTLINE — TBA. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — R  epeats next weekday, noon

18 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD CARIBBEAN: HURRICANE HELL — A BBC series explores the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. Episode 3. Hurricane Hell. About six hurricane-strength storms strike the Caribbean between June and November each year. This episode examines their impact on people and vulnerable wildlife. Repeats Thur 5/19, 4pm

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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 Saturday, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Saturday, 6pm 9:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 9:30 PRICELESS ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — A series hosted by Fiona Bruce celebrates great moments from more than 30 years of Britain’s Antiques Roadshow. (Two episodes.) 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: WISTERIA LODGE — A man enjoys dinner at Wisteria Lodge in the Surrey countryside, but in the morning, he can find no trace of his host, the footman or cook. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Watson investigate. Repeats Fri 5/13, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE TRAGEDY AT MARSDEN MANOR — In his remote country house, Jonathan Maltravers is recovering from an ulcer with the help of his much younger wife Susan. When Maltravers is found dead, Poirot (David Suchet) and Hastings investigate. Repeats Fri 5/13, 2pm 9:52 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE DOUBLE CLUE — For the first time in his life, the great detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) falls in love. The object of his affection is a beautiful Russian Countess, whom Poirot meets during his investigation into four high-society jewel robberies. Repeats Fri 5/13, 3pm 10:41 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: THE LOST CHILD — Part 2 of 2. See the Thursday, May 5, 10:42 p.m. listing. Repeats Fri 5/13, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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Saturday, May 21 at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie features the 1992 Western — and Best Picture Oscar-winner — Unforgiven, starring Clint Eastwood (above), Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman and Richard Harris. Eastwood won Best Director honors for his film, and Hackman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

9:00 NOVA: RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX — NOVA follows an international team of archaeologists, architects and engineers racing against time to save Egypt’s Great Sphinx from erosion. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/19, 2pm 10:00 NOVA: BUILDING PHARAOH’S SHIP — A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, depicted on the wall of one of Egypt’s most impressive temples, mere myth? NOVA follows archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel, and then launch it into the Red Sea. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/19, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

19 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BRUCE PARTINGTON PLANS — Mycroft Holmes, the enigmatic brother of Sherlock (Jeremy Brett), visits Baker Street to enlist him to locate the stolen plans for a secret submarine and to solve the murder of the government clerk who last had them. Repeats Fri 5/20, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE MYSTERY OF THE SPANISH CHEST — On a visit to the opera, Poirot (David Suchet) is approached by Lady Chatterton, who asserts that the life of her friend, Marguerite Clayton, is threatened by Clayton’s jealous husband, Edward. Repeats Fri 5/20, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THEFT OF THE ROYAL RUBY — Poirot (David Suchet) is briefed by the Foreign Office about the London theft of a gem belonging to the petulant heir of the King of Egypt. Taking on the case, Poirot must spend Christmas at the home of an expert on the precious stone. Repeats Fri 5/20, 3pm 10:40 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: INNER CIRCLES — Helen Mirren stars as Detective Jane Tennison — a top-notch London detective battling to prove herself in a maledominated profession. Part 1 of 2. Inner Circles follows D.C.I. Tennison as she uncovers a possible political scandal while investigating the murder of a country club manager. Repeats Fri 5/20, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

20 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00–11:30PM See Friday, May 13 listings. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

21 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See Saturday, May 7 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:40AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Part 3 of 9. The Apple Doesn’t Fall. Repeats Sun 5/22, 10:30pm; Mon 5/23, 3:30pm 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Part 4 of 9. Movement. Repeats Sun 5/22, 10:47pm; Mon 5/23, 4:30pm 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: UNFORGIVEN — In Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Best Picture-winning Western, an old gunslinger (Eastwood, who also won an Oscar for Best Director for the film), his ex-partner (Morgan Freeman) and a quick-draw kid go bounty hunting. Co-starring are Gene Hackman (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), Richard Harris and Frances Fisher. (2:11) Repeats Sun 5/22, 11:30am 11:44 YOU DON’T KNOW JACK SOO — A program profiles American entertainer, Jack Soo, an Oakland native who became the first Asian American to be cast in the lead role in a regular television series and later starred in the popular comedy Barney Miller. 12:11AM HEART STRINGS: THE STORY OF THE KAMAKA ‘UKELELE — For nearly 100 years, Kamaka and Sons, in their tiny shop in Honolulu, have crafted the instrument that has become the gold standard for ‘ukuleles worldwide. 12:39AM INDEPENDENT LENS: BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO — A film explores the history of Japan’s love affair with bugs, uncovering Japanese philosophies that shift perspectives on nature, beauty and life.

22 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30 See Sunday, May 1 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: UNFORGIVEN — (2:11) R 2:00 CHINA FROM THE INSIDE — A series of one-hour documentaries explores China through Chinese eyes. Episode 1 of 4. Power and the People—How Do You Run China? How is the Communist Party dealing with corruption and rural unrest as well as the ideological by-products of burgeoning capitalism? Episode 2 of 4. Women of the Country. Today, Chinese women are starting to gain opportunities, but for millions of women in rural China, change remains painfully slow. Episode 3 of 4. Shifting Nature. The challenges of health, pollution and nutrition in China are significant. Episode 4 of 4. Freedom and Justice. Can China have freedom without chaos? Capitalism without democracy? Education without independence of mind? 6:00 GLOBE TREKKER — Sri Lanka & Maldives. R  epeats Mon 5/23, 1:30pm; Wed 5/25, 4pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–1:03AM: 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 2 of 8. In Loco. 8:00 NATURE: BEARS OF THE LAST FRONTIER — Part 3 of 3. Bear biologist Chris Morgan travels to the far north of Alaska to observe polar bears in early November as winter is coming on. In spring, Morgan travels to the North Slope of the Brooks Range, where grizzlies await the roaming caribou. {DVI} Repeats Tue 5/26, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: POIROT, SERIES X: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS — Agatha Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot — portrayed by David Suchet in his signature role — solves the greatest case of his career aboard the world’s most glamorous train, The Orient Express. Co-stars include Dame Eileen Atkins, Barbara Hershey and Hugh Bonneville. {DVI} Repeats Mon 5/23, 2:30pm 10:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Parts 3 & 4 of 9. R 12:03AM PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY — A film spotlights the political journey of Patsy Mink, who in 1965 became the first Asian-American woman (and woman of color) in the United States Congress. In 1972, she ran for the U.S. presidency and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to America’s women. {DVI}

23 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Episode 1 of 3. In Washington, D.C., host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic reception rooms, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Show highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-

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the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set. Repeats Tue 5/24, 2pm; Wed 5/25, 1pm 9:00 LIFE IS A BANQUET: THE ROSALIND RUSSELL STORY — A film traces the remarkable show business career of the legendary actress of Hollywood’s Golden Era. Rosalind Russell was the star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows. Repeats Tue 5/24, 4pm 10:00 JACKIE GLEASON: GENIUS AT WORK — In the golden era of television, Jackie Gleason was king, drawing families to Saturday evening television to see his characters on The Jackie Gleason Show. A film features memorable characters and skits from Gleason’s longrunning series. {DVI} Repeats Tue 5/24, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

a weta co-production Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The National Memorial Day Concert (2011), a co-production of Capital Concerts and WETA, presents the annual concert live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Joe Mantegna (l) and Gary Sinese (r) host, alongside guests Gen. Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), American Idol’s Kris Allen, actress Dianne Wiest, musical artist B.B. King, classical superstar Hayley Westenra, and tenor Daniel Rodriguez, appearing with the NSO under the direction of conductor Jack Everly.

24 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD AUSTRALASIA: NEW WORLD — Australia is famously full of the weirdest animals, which evolved in isolation for almost fifty million years. But they are no longer alone here: people have also come to live in this land. From the steps of the first people sixty thousand years ago, to the massive changes in the last two centuries, how have animals coped with life alongside humans? Repeats Wed 5/25, 3pm; Thur 5/26, 5pm 9:00 CRAFT IN AMERICA: MESSAGES — An occasional series promotes and advances original handcrafted work, exploring issues of identity, history, philosophy, ancestry, cultural exchange, repression and freedom. Messages examines the ways many craft artists pursue personal and political expression. Repeats Wed 5/25, 2pm; Thur 5/26, 1pm 10:00 FRONTLINE — TBA. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

each one fully laden with exotic goods. What happened to these ancient ships? Repeats Thur 5/26, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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25 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILD CARIBBEAN: SECRET SHORES — A BBC series explores the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. Episode 4. Secret Shores. The final installment takes the form of a journey along the Caribbean shore of Central America, which runs for 1,700 miles from Panama to Mexico. Spotlighted are the fauna of the Panama Canal’s banks and the rich wildlife of the mangrove swamps and atoll habitats. Repeats Thur 5/26, 4pm 9:00 NOVA: SECRETS OF THE PARTHENON — Erected by the ancient Greeks as a temple to Athena, the Parthenon — an icon of Western civilization — has undergone a significant restoration. In an award-winning film, NOVA followed the work, examining how the ancient Athenians built their great temple with incredible precision without an overall building plan or blueprint. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/26, 3pm 10:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: LOST SHIPS OF ROME — In 2009 a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around a remote Italian island made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition,

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Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Life Is a Banquet follows the career of Rosalind Russell, an awardwinning actress of Hollywood’s Golden Era, who starred in scores of films and Broadway shows — and who helped to found the U.S.O.

IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1:30AM: S 6AM EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY — The yoga expert demonstrates safe and effective yoga exercises designed to address arthritis problems. Repeats Sun 5/31, 6am 7:00 THE AMEN SOLUTION–THINNER, SMARTER, HAPPIER WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — Psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen offers 10 steps aimed at helping people lose weight, boost memory and improve mood. Repeats tonight 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 VISIONS OF ITALY—SOUTHERN STYLE 10:30 THE CIVIL WAR — Marking the 150th anniversary of America’s Civil War, WETA Television presents Ken Burns’s entire landmark 1990 series, a co-production with WETA that explores the story of the conflict. Historian David McCullough narrates. Part 1 of 9. The Cause — 1861. Spotlighted are the war’s causes, the question of union and states’ rights, the issue of slavery, the outbreak of hostilities, and the battle of Manassas.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY FRANCES CARFAX — Lady Frances Carfax is caught between an old family quarrel with her brother and a sinister horseman who seems to haunt her life. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates. Edward Hardwicke portrays Dr. Watson. Repeats Fri 5/27, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE AFFAIR AT THE VICTORY BALL — Radio star Coco Courtney is found dead from a cocaine overdose after attending a Victory Ball at which Poirot (David Suchet) was also present. At the ball Poirot noticed Coco arguing with Viscount Cronshaw, later found dead in the supper room. Poirot and Inspector Japp investigate. Repeats Fri 5/27, 2pm 9:50 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE MYSTERY OF HUNTER’S LODGE — Hastings is invited to a grouse shoot which goes disastrously wrong. Later that evening a mysterious figure arrives at Hunter’s Lodge and commits murder. Poirot (David Suchet) must shake off illness to find the cold-blooded killer. Repeats Fri 5/27, 3pm 10:41 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: INNER CIRCLES — Part 2 of 2. See the Thursday, May 19, 10:40 p.m. listing. Repeats Fri 5/27, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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Mondays, May 23 & 30 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Antiques Roadshow presents episodes that feature treasures discovered during the program’s August 2010 visit to the Washington area. This Roadshow guest (May 23 episode) was thrilled to learn that her tea set is very rare Gorham silver with a spectacular valuation.

1:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Parts 2 & 3 of 9. A Very Bloody Affair — 1862. Examined is the transformation of Lincoln’s campaign to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves; the failed Union campaign on the Virginia Peninsula; Grant’s campaigns and the battle at Shiloh. Forever Free — 1862. Spotlighted is Lincoln’s long wait for a Union victory to issue his Emancipation Proclamation, and Lee’s invasion of Maryland, which leads to the war’s bloodiest day at Antietam. 4:00 THE WEAVERS: WASN’T THAT A TIME! — Much of the folk-music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s began in the late 1940s with The Weavers (Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman, and Pete Seeger). A 1982 documentary captures a reunion performance at Carnegie Hall of the now-aged group, blending concert footage with historical background about the times in which the group first emerged. 6:00 SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — Based on her book, the personal finance expert’s program explores what actions people need to take in light of the new economy. After the upheavals of the economic downturn, Orman communicates her belief that it is critical that people rethink many of the traditional strategies they have been using to achieve their financial goals. Repeats Sun 5/29, 8:30am, 11:30pm; Tue 5/31, 8pm 8:00 JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND — A music special focuses on the great folk singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful, Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today — from Pete Seeger and Judy Collins to Harry Belafonte, The Kingston Trio and more. Repeats Mon 5/30, 11pm; Tue 5/31, 1pm 10:00 THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN — A program presents a tribute to the comedy-variety television series which, before Saturday Night Live, or The Daily Show, or The Colbert Report, was one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time. From 1968 until 1973, Laugh-In frequently was seen by 50 million viewers, capturing the zeitgeist of the era with its anarchic energy and pop aesthetic. Repeats Tue 5/31, 3pm, 10pm 11:30 THE AMEN SOLUTION–THINNER, SMARTER, HAPPIER WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — See today’s 7 a.m. listing.

29 Sunday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1:30AM: S 6AM EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY — R 7:00 TACKLING DIABETES WITH DR. NEAL BARNARD — Nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, MD, reveals new research and scientifically proven methods for controlling diabetes, a disease that affects millions in the U.S. Through Dr. Barnard’s low-fat vegan diet, diabetics (and non-diabetics) can experience weight loss, blood glucose control and reduced heart disease risk. Repeats Tue 5/31, 11:30pm

8:30 SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — See the Saturday, May 28, 6 p.m. listing. Repeats tonight 10:30 THE CIVIL WAR — Ken Burns’s landmark film, created in partnership with WETA, continues. Parts 4 & 5 of 9. Simply Murder — 1863. Spotlighted are battles at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Vicksburg and Lee’s invasion of the North. The Universe of Battle — 1863. Examined are the battle of Gettysburg, the fall of Vicksburg, and battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. 1:30 THE CIVIL WAR — Parts 6 & 7 of 9. Valley of the Shadow of Death — 1864. Explored are Grant and Lee’s battles in Virginia, Sherman’s Atlanta campaign, and the presidential election in the North. Most Hallowed Ground — 1864. Spotlighted is the 1864 election outcome, as battlefield victories tilt the campaign to Lincoln. 4:30 THE CIVIL WAR — Parts 8 & 9 of 9. War is All Hell — 1865. Spotlighted is Sherman’s march through Georgia and the Carolinas, the inauguration of Lincoln, the fall of Petersburg and Richmond to Grant, and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. The Better Angels of Our Nature — 1865. Examined are Lincoln’s assassination, the final days of the war and the consequences of the conflict. 8:00 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2011 — The co-production of Capital Concerts and WETA presents the annual Memorial Day weekend concert honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform, their families and all those who have given their lives for the nation. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host as an all-star lineup of performers take the stage with the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. {DVI} Repeats tonight 9:30 MEMORIALS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production explores the history and meaning of Greater Washington’s memorials and monuments to the armed forces, military campaigns and presidents. 10:00 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2011 — R 11:30 SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — R

30 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Episode 2 of 3. At the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal’s WPA program and the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices. Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; a Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and a Charles Schreyvogel sculpture. 9:30 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Episode 3 of 3. At the Smithsonian Art Museum’s Lunder Conservation Lab, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman examine miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries. More highlights of treasures brought into the Roadshow event at the D.C. Convention Center last August include a circa 1840 temperance banner, and a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith, the Philadelphia artist famous for her depictions of children. 11:30 JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND — See the Saturday, May 28, 8 p.m. listing. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

31 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — See the Saturday, May 28, 6 p.m. listing. 10:00 THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN — See the Saturday, May 28, 10 p.m. listing. 11:30 TACKLING DIABETES WITH DR. NEAL BARNARD — See the Sunday, May 29, 7 a.m. listing. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Providing a Safe Haven for Children WetA Kids offers safe programming for our young viewers, presenting educational television broadcasts 24 hours each day, seven days a week. Below you can find weekday daytime listings for WetA Kids. note that children’s programming also airs each morning on WetA tv 26. Please visit weta.org/kids to find complete schedules of children’s programs on the WetA Kids channel and WetA tv 26. mOndAY tHrOUGH FridAY On tHe WetA Kids CHAnneL

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The WETA presentation airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on the WETA Kids Channel

ild Animal Baby Explorers, a presentation of WETA, joins intrepid adventurers Skip, Izzy, Benita and Sammy, along with their guide Miss Sally, as they travel by land, sea and air to investigate the wonders of the natural world. Created by the publishers of Ranger Rick and Your Big Backyard — the National Wildlife Federation — and based on the awardwinning preschool magazine of the same name, the series helps children ages 2 to 4 learn about animals and their habitats, develop crucial problemsolving skills and nurture their strong, personal connection with wildlife and nature. Wild Animal Baby Explorers reveals the natural world through 3-D animation and live-action footage. Cameras soar with eagles, touch giant redwood trees, greet the sun with meerkats, dive with dolphins, swing on vines with kinkajous and buzz with a hive of bees.

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visit weta.org/kids for full listings of children’s programs on WetA Kids and WetA tv 26.

note: You’ll also find children’s programming on WetA tv 26 each morning, 5 a.m.–noon. see the inside cover for WetA tv 26 channel numbers. WeeKdAYs On WetA tv 26 Sesame Street, 5am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6am Super WHY!, 6:30am Arthur, 7am Martha Speaks, 7:30am Curious George, 8am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 8:30am WordGirl, 9am WordWorld, 9:30am Dinosaur Train, 10am Wild Kratts, 10:30am Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am

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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 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

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


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Inspiring Lifelong Learning and Creativity WetA Create presents “how-to” lifestyle programming, 24 hours each day, seven days a week, featuring public television’s finest series devoted to explorations of home improvement, cooking, crafts, travel, woodworking, painting, gardening and much more. this channel draws on more than 35 series. For a complete schedule of WetA Create programming, please visit weta.org/create.

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Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on WETA Create

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Avec Eric Baking with Julia Caprial and John’s Kitchen Ciao Italia Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen Everyday Food Food Trip with Todd English Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home Lidia’s Italy Made in Spain New Scandinavian Cooking Sara’s Weeknight Meals Simply Ming Vine Talk

n the new series Vine Talk, actorwriter-director Stanley Tucci (at left) leads a winetasting and engaging conversation among an eclectic group of celebrities and celebrity chefs. The ever-changing panel sniffs, swirls and sips wines while discussing wine, food and culture. Then, in a blind taste test, guests pick their favorite wine and compare their choice with that of the studio audience in the production’s home at Lincoln Center in New York City. Featured guests include: John Lithgow, Lidia Bastianich, Rosie Pérez, Jennifer Coolidge, Julianne Moore (above), Steve Buscemi and Nathan Lane. Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle, along with a rotating group of experienced sommeliers, take turns introducing the names, labels, origins and retail pricing — and answering celebrity and studio-audience questions about the wines and their regions of origin.

The Best of the Joy of Painting Gary Spetz’s Watercolor Quest Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel Martha’s Sewing Room One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry

HOme & GArden For Your Home Garden Smart Hometime Katie Brown Workshop P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Victory Garden

HOme imPrOvement Ask This Old House This Old House Woodsmith Shop Woodwright’s Shop

trAveL & CULtUre Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Music Voyager Passport to Adventure Richard Bangs’ Adventure with a Purpose Rick Steves’ Europe Seasoned Traveler Smart Travels—Europe with Rudy Maxa Travelscope

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Music Voyager

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n the music-based travel series Music Voyager, host Jacob Edgar — an ethnomusicologist, cultural musician and music critic — explores thriving music scenes to discover emerging talent and immerse himself in their cultures. Along the way, he receives a backstage pass to concert halls, street festivals, recording studios and rehearsal rooms — and with local musicians as his guide, Edgar visits off-the-beaten-path attractions. Destinations include India (above), Jamaica and various locations across the United States. In the first episode, Edgar ventures to India — to Mumbai and Delhi — to create a hit Bollywood song with vocalist Sona Mohapatra and meet Kailash Kher, one of India’s most prolific performers, producers and musical stars. Kher also brings the members of his band Kalisa into the studio for a performance. COURTESY AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION

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Fredericksburg Chamber music Festival on Front Row Washington

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or 23 years, the Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival has presented top-flight recitals in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. Classical WETA 90.9 FM has had a long association with the festival that dates back to its inaugural year. This month, Classical WETA’s weekly local concert broadcast Front Row Washington once again presents highlights from this annual festival — in two programs featuring members of the Muir String Quartet (at left), flutist Carol Wincenc, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, and pianist Michele Levin, among other musical artists. The first program airs Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m., and features Rossini’s Quartet No. 1, Brahms’ Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115, and Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Our Savior On the Cross” in a setting for string quartet and narrator. The second broadcast of performances from the Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival programme airs Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m., featuring four works: C.P.E. Bach’s Quartet for Flute, Viola and Piano in G Major, Ernö Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet No. 1, and two compositions for two instruments: Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins, and an arrangement of Handel’s Passacaglia in G minor for violin and double bass. For details on Monday night, 9 p.m. broadcasts of Front Row Washington, visit classicalweta.org. the muir string Quartet

Choral Showcase in may

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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ay is Mahler Month on Classical WETA 90.9 FM and also on VivaLaVoce, marking the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death as well as continuing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth (in July 1860). Scheduled throughout May are Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and song cycles as well as informational vignettes about his life and his music.

Classical WETA Opera House may Broadcasts saturdays at 1 p.m.

May 7: R. Strauss’s Ariadne Auf Naxos (Met Opera) May 14 (at noon): Wagner’s Die Walküre with Deborah Voigt and Bryn Terfel (Met Opera Season Finale) May 21: Beethoven’s Fidelio (Lucerne Festival) May 28: Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Vienna State Opera)

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nspired by the Washington National Cathedral Lenten performances last month on Choral Showcase, Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s weekly Sunday night, 9 p.m. program focuses two broadcasts this month on the Stabat Mater, a 13th-century hymn to Mary on her suffering during the crucifixion of Christ. The “Stabat Mater Dolorosa” words have been set to music by many composers. Scheduled on Choral Showcase on May 15 are a sampling of them — the settings by Verdi and Poulenc, plus excerpts from those by Domenico Scarlatti and Rossini. The following week, on May 22, Choral Showcase spotlights Dvorˇák’s Stabat Mater in the recording conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli.

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Royal Nuptials! Tune in to WETA TV 26 & WETA HD on April 29 for BBC coverage of the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton. The special programming starts at 3 a.m. and the ceremony begins — live — at 6 a.m. (EST). The full broadcast then repeats from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again that night at 12:30 a.m. Advertisement

May 2011 - WETA Magazine  

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