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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE — Episode 3 of 3. Moving Forward. The final episode explores the drive veterans often have to find a new mission, to contribute, to be part of something bigger than themselves. Repeats Wed 5/28, 5pm 9:00 WOMEN OF SOUL: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE — Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama in the East Room of the White House, the March 2014 concert — produced by WETA as a broadcast — presents an all-star celebration of the American female artists whose work has left a profound impact on the country’s national musical culture. Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle top the bill. Repeats Wed 5/28, 2pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: TO CATCH A TRADER — Frontline tracks an investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history, spotlighting Wall Street hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen and his company, SAC Capital, as well as other Wall Street characters. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

WETA Television

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–11:30AM. See for WETA HD. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11AM See the Sunday, May 4 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 11:30AM–12:30AM: 11:30 JOAN CRAWFORD: ALWAYS THE STAR — R 12:30 INDEPENDENT LENS: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI — Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef, runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a three-star Michelin Guide rating. 2:00 INDEPENDENT LENS: AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY — Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. A film explores his life and his agenda: to challenge the oppression of the Chinese people by their government. 3:30 EASY LIKE WATER — In flood-prone Bangladesh, architect Mohammed Rezwan seeks to turn the front lines of climate change into a community of learning. His floating boat schools — featuring solar-powered Internet — bring education to children. 4:30 MOYERS & COMPANY 5:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 5:30 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — A WETA TV 26 production spotlights the active national cemetery; extraordinary tourist destination; and place of grief, reflection, and healing for thousands of families whose loved ones are interred there. Repeats Mon 8:30am, 5pm, 8pm; Tue 5/27, 2pm 6:30 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2013 — Last year’s concert broadcast, a co-production of Capital Concerts and WETA, featured singer Katherine Jenkins; singer-songwriter Chris Mann; tenor Alfie Boe and others with the NSO. Repeats Mon 5/26, 2pm 8:00 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 — In this annual co-production of Capital Concerts and WETA, Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host a Memorial Day concert broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. See the inside front cover for details. Repeats tonight; Mon 5/26, 9:30am, 3:30pm 9:30 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2014 — R 11:00 THE WETA GUIDE TO MEMORIALS — 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. 11:30 ANNA MAY WONG: IN HER OWN WORDS — A film surveys the career of the first Chinese-American movie star. Wong made dozens of films in Hollywood, London and Berlin. She was talented and cosmopolitan, yet she was often typecast as a painted doll or scheming dragon lady. (60 min.)

27 Tuesday

28 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: AMERICAN EAGLE — In the 1960s, bald eagles became an emblem of environmental degradation, as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought them near extinction. Following their protection, bald eagles have come roaring back. {DVI}


Monday, May 26 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Marking Memorial Day, WETA reprises the American Experience program Death and the Civil War, a Ric Burns film that explores the effects on the nation of the Civil War’s staggering death toll.

:30AM ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — R 8 9:30AM NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERTS — 2014 concert, 9:30am; 2011 concert, 11am; 2012 concert, 12:30pm; 2013 concert, 2pm; 2014 concert, 3:30pm. R 5PM ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — R 6PM BBC WORLD NEWS/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — See the Sunday, May 25, 5:30 p.m. listing. R 9:00 DEATH AND THE CIVIL WAR: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — Drawing heavily on This Republic of Suffering, historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book, a film by Ric Burns explores a critical aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications of the war’s staggering and unprecedented death toll. {DVI} Repeats Tue 5/27, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Wednesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD With the approach of the 70th anniversary of the June 1944 invasion of Europe, a two-hour NOVA film, D-Day’s Sunken Secrets, explores the seabed bordering the Normandy beachheads.

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May 2014 - WETA Magazine  
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