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NOVEMBER 2010 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

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n October 20, our friends and partners at PBS NewsHour marked a historical milestone well worth celebrating — the broadcast’s 35th anniversary on the air. Since its origins in 1975, the newscast has provided a truly incalculable service to the American people, informing and educating viewers around the nation and setting the standard for balanced, serious, long-form reporting and analysis. Each weeknight, as it has for decades, The NewsHour — a co-production with WETA — originates from our television studio in Northern Virginia, and we are enormously proud to play an important role in bringing this vital program to the public. Public television’s marquee newscast went on the air as the half-hour Robert MacNeil Report (soon renamed MacNeil/Lehrer Report) in the wake of the Senate Watergate Hearings, when MacNeil and Jim Lehrer guided the nation through an unfolding civics lesson that transfixed viewers across the country. Then, in 1983, the broadcast boldly expanded to become The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour, the nation’s first hour-long nightly newscast. Heading the Corporation for Public Broadcasting at the time, I traveled the country with Jim and Robin, securing funding for the new broadcast, and I remember our exhilaration at presenting this new service. Millions upon millions of viewers have since tuned in. Through all of its iterations — as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with Robin’s retirement in 1995, to its current form as PBS NewsHour, a recognition of its role as public television’s news hub — the program has maintained an extraordinary standard of excellence, a magnificent achievement. For this remarkable legacy and unswerving devotion to public service, I congratulate Jim, Robin, and the entire NewsHour staff, including the newscast’s longtime top producers Les Crystal and Linda Winslow, and Simon Marks — Les’s incoming successor as president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. We at WETA look forward to another 35 years of great journalism.

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

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November Classical Countdown on Classical WETA 90.9 FM

isit classicalweta.org to participate in Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s Classical Countdown this month and choose music selections to be featured on the air. Classical WETA will post an online list of more than 200 classical works and invites listeners to vote for their favorite three pieces of music. “The polls” are open November 8–14 for one week and once votes are tallied, the top 90 pieces will be played November 22–25, counting down to the top piece, which airs at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Visit classicalweta.org for Classical Countdown schedule information.

COURTESY ERIN HARVEY ©NGT

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The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office airs Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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new National Geographic Television special follows President Obama’s Chief White House Photographer, Pete Souza, inside the White House, aboard Air Force One and beyond for an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency. As the president’s photographer, Souza shadows President Obama everywhere, covering — for history — the nation’s chief executive throughout his daily schedule. A richly illustrated National Geographic official companion book of the same title explores the world of White House photographers over the past five decades, like the television program offering a fresh perspective on the lives of our presidents and the White House photographers who serve as both visual historians and key links between the American public and the chief executive. For more details, visit weta.org/NatGeo.

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The WETA co-production airs Sunday, November 14 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

his year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is honoring popular writer, producer, actor and comedian Tina Fey with its Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 13th recipient of the award, Fey will be fêted at a Kennedy Center ceremony on November 9, and in a broadcast tradition, WETA will once again bring the evening’s proceedings to a nationwide audience. A 90-minute special — a production of WETA, the Kennedy Center, Mark Krantz Productions, and CoMedia — will be taped by WETA at the event and will feature a star-studded cast of Fey’s friends and colleagues saluting her, including top entertainers Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening pays tribute to Fey’s humor and accomplishments. Fey is executive producer, head writer and star of NBC’s acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock, which has earned Fey a host of awards and accolades. In 2009, 30 Rock was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever for any comedy series on television in a single season. Prior to creating 30 Rock, Fey completed nine seasons as head writer and cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live — and co-anchor of the show’s Weekend Update segment. Fey is also a screenwriter and film actress, counting among her credits the hit 2004 comedy Mean Girls, which she wrote; the 2008 film Baby Mama; and the recent comedy Date Night.

Major funding for Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and PBS viewers. Corporate support is provided by US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Air travel is provided by American Airlines.

Mystery and Drama on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock airs Sunday, November 7 at 9 p.m. Agatha Christie’s Poirot airs Thursday, November 18 at 9 p.m. Doc Martin, Series III begins Saturday, November 27 at 9 p.m.

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ovember brings more British drama to the WETA Television primetime television schedule, with Masterpiece Mystery! presenting the final installment of the series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, investigating cases in contemporary London. In the final case (for now) — The Great Game — Holmes and Watson must ward off threats to innocents by solving dangerous puzzles devised especially for the great sleuth. Watch for encore Sherlock presentations on Thursday nights, Sherlock alongside cases starring Jeremy Brett

in his signature portrayals of Holmes. Another star turn features David Suchet in a special triple feature of Poirot mysteries in which the Belgian sleuth uses his Doc Martin “little grey cells” to crack cases of kidnapping, theft and murder most foul. And near the end of the month, WETA begins rolling out the next series (III) of Doc Martin episodes. The stories follow the Poirot misadventures of the neurotic, big-city doctor as he contends with the eccentric personalities of the picturesque rural English village where he now practices medicine, suffering the consequences of his brusque and (delightfully) tactless manner. Enjoy!

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PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m. For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org

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airing Wednesdays, November 3, 10 & 17 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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Along the journey, the series presents remarkable performances by death-defying trapeze troupe the Flying Cortes; by Russian barre act the Rodion Troupe (at bottom), winners of some of circus’ most coveted international honors; by dog trainer and eighth-generation circus performer Luciano Anastasini (at left); by tightrope walker Sarah Schwartz; and by veteran equestrian husband-and-wife team Christine Zerbini and Sultan Kumisbayev. The programs also reveal the human drama behind the scenes: hard realities facing the company during economic recession; haunted pasts; partners struggling with whether or not to continue collaborating; performers grappling with decisions about leaving the road for a “normal” life; love fizzling and blossoming inside the close-knit troupe; hirings and firings; and challenges of long-term illness. Through it all, the show must go on.

Funding for Circus is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Visit the extensive PBS website for the series at pbs.org/circus.

COURTESY GILLIAN LAUB

COURTESY SHOW OF FORCE

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or centuries, the circus has captivated and delighted audiences, becoming a cultural phenomenon around the globe. Now, a new public television documentary from the production company Show of Force — the makers of the Emmy Award-winning April 2008 series Carrier — steps inside the ring for an intimate look at the mystery and thrill of it all with Circus. The multi-part film explores how a traveling CO UR big-top show functions and spotlights the TE SY DA VID SM lives of the men OLE R and women who create the magic of the show. The six-hour series, airing over three nights in November, chronicles a performance tour of the Big Apple Circus, cofounded by Paul Binder (at left). The film documents the passion, excitement, hardships and heartache that attend a traveling circus. From the training and rehearsals to the bravery and the intensity of life in the circus, the cameras capture it all. Circus offers an intimate portrait of the performers and those behind the scenes who construct the tent, fit and tailor the costumes and choreograph the show. The series highlights the physical demands of human performance as well as the confinements of living life on the road for 10 months straight with 150 other people of differing nationalities, belief systems and backgrounds. Constantly in motion, startlingly insular and completely interdependent for months on end, the circus community demands a uniquely high level of sociability, diplomacy and patience.

COURTESY MATTHEW AKERS

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WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

November primetime simulcast listings.

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

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Antiques Roadshow: Politically Collect

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NOVA: Trapped in an Elevator

The Human Spark (Pt 1 of 3. Becoming Us)

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Secrets of the Dead: The Silver Pharaoh

Circus (Pts 1 & 2 of 6. First of May/One Ring Family)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Crooked Man

Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock: The Blind Banker

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band (to 11:30pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, PA

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 4 of 8. Aromatherapy) (to 8:47pm)

(from 8:47pm) Keeping Up Appearances (to 9:17pm)

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Nature: Braving Iraq

Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock: The Great Game

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Antiques Roadshow: Mobile, AL (Ep 1 of 2)

The Tenth Inning (Pt 1 of 2. Top of the Tenth)

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NOVA: Dogs Decoded

The Human Spark (Pt 2 of 3. So Human, So Chimp)

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Secrets of the Dead: Slave Ship Mutiny

Circus (Pts 3 & 4 of 6. Change On!/Survival of the Fittest!)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbunkle

Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock: The Great Game

Sherlock Holmes: The Copper Beeches (to 11:30pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, PA

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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(from 8:47pm) Keeping Up (from 9:17pm) The WETA Movie: Of Mice and Men (to 11:10pm) Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 5 of 8. Always on My Mind) (to 8:47pm) Appearances (to 9:17pm)

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Nature: Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom

Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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Antiques Roadshow: Mobile, AL (Ep 2 of 2)

The Tenth Inning (Pt 2 of 2. Bottom of the Tenth) (to 11:30pm)

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NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge

The Human Spark (Pt 3 of 3. Brain Matters)

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Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome

Circus (Pts 5 & 6 of 6. Born to Be Circus/Down the Road)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Greek Interpreter

Agatha Christie’s Poirot (three episodes: The Kidnapped Prime Minister/ The Adventure of the Western Star/How Does Your Garden Grow) (to 11:34pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, PA

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Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 6 of 8. The Family Way) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 7 of 8. Out of the Woods)

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Nature: Revealing the Leopard

Masterpiece Contemporary: Lennon Naked

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Antiques Roadshow: Simply the Best

American Masters: Lennon NYC

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NOVA: Quest for Solomon’s Mines

Breakfast in Washington

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The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Sandwiches That You Will Like

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Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes

Men Aloud: Live from Wales (to 12m)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

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(from 7pm) Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 8 of 8. Erotomania) & Doc Martin, Series III (Pt 1 of 9. On the Edge)

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Great Performances: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

The Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special (to 11:30pm)

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John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

A.D.D. and Loving It (to 11:30pm)

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Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone

We Shall Remain: American Experience: Trail of Tears (to 11:30pm) Frontline: Growing Up Online

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PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

BBC Antiques Roadshow

(from 9:17pm) The WETA Movie: Batman Forever (to 11:18pm) Doc Martin II (Pt 4) & BBC Roadshow (to 12m)

Frontline: The Confessions (to 11:30pm)

BBC Antiques Roadshow

Doc Martin, Series II (Pt 5) (to 11:30pm)

Frontline: Law & Disorder

BBC Antiques Roadshow

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:34pm) The WETA Movie: A Fish Called Wanda (to 11:08pm) & The WETA Movie: Easter Parade (to 1am) Doc Martin II (Pt 6) & BBC Roadshow (to 12m)

Frontline: Facing Death

Riverdance: Live From Beijing (to 11pm) & Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul (to 12:30am)

Brain Fitness: Peak Performance (to 11pm) & New Play Piano in a Flash: 3 Steps to Piano Success

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Seabiscuit: American Experience


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD November 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. on Saturdays and Sundays.

• Please note that Saturday and Sunday daytime listings that follow are for WETA TV 26 only unless otherwise indicated. For complete 24-hour schedules of programs on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, visit weta.org/tv.

• Weeknight primetime on WETA TV 26 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.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: POLITICALLY COLLECT — Repeats Tue 11/2, 2pm; Wed 11/3, 1pm; Thur 11/4, 5pm 9:00 SEABISCUIT: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, the racehorse Seabiscuit became a national hero — and one of the most remarkable thoroughbreds in history. American Experience relates the story of Seabiscuit’s unlikely career and illuminates the precarious economic conditions that defined America in the 1930s. {DVI} Repeats Tue 11/2, 3pm 10:00 WE SHALL REMAIN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: TRAIL OF TEARS — A documentary explores U.S. history from the Native-American perspective. Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates. Despite decades of struggle to keep their land, in 1838, thousands of Cherokee were forced from their homes in the southeastern United States and driven to Oklahoma. More than 4,000 Cherokee died of disease and starvation along the way. {DVI} Repeats Tue 11/2, 4pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The multi-part series Circus follows the Big Apple Circus company on a national tour, going behind the scenes to illuminate life under the big top and the stories of those who put on the show.

constitute the “human spark.” In this series, host Alan Alda searches for the origin and nature of this spark. Part 1 of 3. Becoming Us. Where and when did the “human spark” first ignite? Our ancestors 30,000 years ago were capable not only of art but of innovative technology and symbolic communication. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/3, 3pm; Sun 11/7, 2:30pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: GROWING UP ONLINE — Frontline explores the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents, spotlighting the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds. {DVI} 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

2 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR — How do elevators work? Are they safe? Why are so many people afraid of them? Across North America, elevators move 325 million passengers every day. NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines and investigates personal stories of those who have been caught inside when they fail. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/3, 2pm; Thur 11/4, 1pm 9:00 THE HUMAN SPARK — Uniquely human abilities — to think in symbols; recombine those symbols into infinite meanings; invent a technology to disseminate the message; ponder the past; speculate about the future; imagine the unknown; build cities; compose music —

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Tuesdays, November 2, 9 & 16 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In the three-part series The Human Spark, Alan Alda explores the nature of human skills and their evolution since the dawn of man.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 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, and one of the most startling discoveries inside was the exquisite silver sarcophagus in which the Pharaoh’s body was held. Repeats Thur 11/4, 2pm; Sun 11/7, 1:30pm 9:00 CIRCUS — A six-part film spotlights the Big Apple Circus from the big top to the “back lot,” meeting the diverse characters who keep the show on the road and finding out what it really means to live life in the ring. Parts 1 & 2 of 6. First of May/One Ring Family. Meet the Big Apple Circus family — the clowns and the wire-walkers, the front office staff and the rough-andtumble ring crew — as they gear up for their annual 350-performance tour. Then, feel the tension mount as rivalries and romances blossom and the first big rehearsal approaches. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/4, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

4 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR

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8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CROOKED MAN — Holmes and Watson (Jeremy Brett and David Burke) investigate the violent death of a Colonel James Barclay, and doubts form in Holmes’ mind — could Barclay have died of natural causes? Repeats Fri 11/5, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER — Contemporary adaptations of Sherlock Holmes crime novels set the mysteries in present-day London and star Benedict Cumberbatch as the Baker Street sleuth and Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson. The Blind Banker. When a banker is found dead inside his locked apartment, Sherlock and Watson follow the clues that lead to an underground crime gang. But who is the leader pulling the strings? Repeats Fri 11/5, 2pm 10:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SPECKLED BAND — Holmes and Watson (Jeremy Brett and David Burke) investigate the mysterious death of a young woman’s sister and focus on motive. Repeats Fri 11/5, 3:30pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Sunday, November 7 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock features Benedict Cumberbatch as the great detective, investigating cases set in contemporary London. In this episode, The Great Game, Holmes works against the clock to solve perplexing puzzles laid out specifically for him.

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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–11:18PM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 ARE YOU BEING SERVED?/AS TIME GOES BY 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Martin Clunes stars as celebrated London surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham, who, having developed a blood phobia, sets up as a village doctor in a small Cornish community, where his tactless manner causes comic mayhem. Part 4 of 8. Aromatherapy. Portwenn radio presenter Caroline Bosman is suspected to have a drinking problem, PC Mylow is bowled over by a pretty newcomer to town, and Martin must treat a patient for an odor problem. Repeats Sun 11/7, 10:30pm; Mon 11/8, 4pm 8:47 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 9:17 THE WETA MOVIE: BATMAN FOREVER — In Joel Schumacher’s 1995 action-thriller film, Val Kilmer stars as the Caped Crusader, wooing a criminal psychologist, taking on a sidekick and battling archenemies TwoFace (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey). Also starring are Nicole Kidman, Chris O’Donnell and Drew Barrymore. (2:01) R  epeats Sun 11/7, 11:30am

6 Saturday 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 FOOD TRIP WITH TODD ENGLISH 11:30 HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF 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

COURTESY ANDY WEBB

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Wednesday, November 3 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Secrets of the Dead: The Silver Pharaoh spotlights the discovery of a stunning sarcophagus and other treasures in an ancient tomb. Other Secrets of the Dead programs this month explore a slave ship mutiny (Nov. 10) and spotlight a discovery of Roman shipwrecks (Nov. 17).

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLES 9:30 TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE 10:00 THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY 10:30 RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY 11:00 GREAT ROMANCES OF THE 20TH CENTURY 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: BATMAN FOREVER — (2:01 R 2:30 THE HUMAN SPARK — Part 1 of 3. Becoming Us. {DVI} R 3:30 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW/BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER — Syria. R  epeats Mon 11/8, 1:30pm; Tues 11/9, 5pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12M: 6:00 NATURE: WILD BALKANS — Thick forests, vast wetlands, deep chasms — this is a wild, inaccessible place, a landscape that looks as if it was taken straight from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Middle Europe’s landscape is still relatively untouched, and in it are wild animals that have all but vanished from the rest of the continent. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/10, 5pm 7:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CREEPING MAN — Professor Presbury refuses to believe his daughter’s story about a nightmarish intruder who appears at her window, but Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates. 8:00 NATURE: BRAVING IRAQ — In the early 1990s, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this beautiful “Garden of Eden” was reduced to scorched earth. Now one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore both animals and people to the ecosystem. {DVI} Repeats Mon 11/8, 5pm; Tue 11/9, 1pm

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WETA Television

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 11/6, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Sat 11/6, 6pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:30 NEED TO KNOW — A news and public affairs magazine co-anchored by journalists Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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WETA Television

Mondays, November 8 & 15 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The Tenth Inning, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and a coproduction of Florentine Films and WETA, chronicles the national pastime, picking up where the filmmakers’ 1994 series Baseball left off. Above: Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken.

9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE GREAT GAME — A fast-paced, witty take on the Sherlock Holmes crime novels, now set in present-day London, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Baker Street sleuth and Martin Freeman as his loyal sidekick Doctor Watson. In The Great Game, Sherlock must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him. Can he and Watson catch up to the villain before innocent people are harmed? Repeats Mon 11/8, 2:30pm; Thur 11/11, 9pm; Fri 11/12, 2pm 10:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 4 of 8. Aromatherapy. See the Saturday, November 6, 8 p.m. listing. R 11:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R

8 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: MOBILE, AL — Episode 1 of 2. Repeats Tue 11/9, 2pm; Wed 11/10, 1pm 9:00 THE TENTH INNING — Part 1 of 2. Top of the Tenth. Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick update their 1994 series Baseball with The Tenth Inning, a collaboration of Florentine Films and WETA. Beginning with a crippling strike that alienated millions of fans and brought the game to the brink, the film tells the tumultuous story of our national pastime up to the present, celebrating baseball’s new Golden Age and shedding light on one of the game’s darkest chapters, the steroid era. The twopart, four-hour film examines the stories of Joe Torre, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki, Cal Ripken Jr., Barry Bonds and others and features commentary from writers, broadcasters, fans and all-stars. {DVI} Repeats Tue 11/9, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

9 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: DOGS DECODED — Dogs have been domesticated for longer than any other animal on the planet, and humans have developed a unique relationship with them. NOVA investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/10, 2pm 9:00 THE HUMAN SPARK — Part 2 of 3. So Human, So Chimp. In the second program of the series, Alan Alda joins researchers studying our fellow simians to discover both what we share with them and what new skills humans evolved since we went our separate ways. By watching — and participating in — experiments comparing chimps with children, he learns that human uniqueness lies in our ability to reason about things we can’t observe and to employ this skill. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/10, 3pm; Sun 11/14, 2:30pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: THE CONFESSIONS — Why would four innocent men confess to a brutal crime they didn’t commit? Frontline investigates the conviction of four Navy sailors for the rape and murder of a Norfolk, Virginia, woman in 1997. The program spotlights some of the high-pressure police interrogation techniques that led each of the “Norfolk Four” to confess, despite any evidence linking them to the crime. And disregarded was DNA evidence that pointed to a lone assailant. {DVI} 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: SLAVE SHIP MUTINY — When the Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa in 1766, the ship was filled with slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch West India Company’s colony at Cape Town. The slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom. But things didn’t go according to plan. Repeats Sun 11/14, 1:30pm 9:00 CIRCUS — Parts 3 & 4 of 6. Change On!/Survival of the Fittest. Traveling by trailer caravan, the circus arrives in Virginia and pitches the tent for its first tour stop. On the eve of the first performance, a pivotal act is cut and there’s a mad scramble to rework the show. Making matters worse, a seasoned company regular is diagnosed with cancer and must relinquish his act. Lackluster ticket sales only ratchet up the pressure. Then, the troupe squeezes into a tiny lot at New York’s Lincoln Center — and snow and ice play havoc with the circus. Cast and crew are sick and exhausted, but the show goes on. {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/18, 1pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

11 Thursday 7AM–6:30PM VICTORY AT SEA — Marking Veteran’s Day, WETA TV 26 presents a 26-part groundbreaking 1953 documentary series — in its entirety — that spotlights major naval campaigns of World War II, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, battles in the North Atlantic, the Midway and Leyte Gulf campaigns and more. 6:30 NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BLUE CARBUNKLE — The Blue Carbuncle, a mysterious jewel with a sinister history, is stolen from the Countess of Morcar. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) investigates. Repeats Fri 11/12, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE GREAT GAME — See the Sunday, November 7, 9 p.m. listing. Repeats Fri 11/12, 2pm 10:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE COPPER BEECHES — A woman seeks advice from Sherlock Holmes as to whether she should accept a position as governess. Worried about the conditions her employer has stipulated, the great detective faces one of the most sinister puzzles of his career. Repeats Fri 11/12, 3:30pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

12 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 11/13, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 11/13, 6pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — Repeats Sun 11/14, 3:30pm 10:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — Repeats Sun 11/14, 4:30pm 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Saturday, November 13 at 9:17 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The WETA Movie presents a 1992 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinese.

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14 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See Sunday, November 7 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: OF MICE AND MEN — (1:50) R 1:30 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: SLAVE SHIP MUTINY — R 2:30 THE HUMAN SPARK — Part 2 of 3. So Human, So Chimp. {DVI} R 3:30 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R 4:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER — Germany 2. Repeats Mon 11/15, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12M: 6:00 NATURE: THE BEAUTY OF UGLY — In the natural world, not only can the bizarre be attractive, it can also provide just the edge a creature needs to survive. Nature spotlights an array of exotic-looking creatures. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/17, 5pm 7:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE THREE GABLES — A woman rejects her diplomat lover, Douglas Maberly, in favor of the young Duke of Lomond. With his life shattered, Douglas completes a manuscript of his life story and then dies in mysterious circumstances. 8:00 NATURE: WOLVERINE: CHASING THE PHANTOM — Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the frozen north. But there is a more complex image of the wolverine emerging. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. {DVI} Repeats Mon 11/15, 5pm; Tue 11/16, 1pm 9:00 TINA FEY: THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE — A lineup of top entertainers, including Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White, salutes Tina Fey in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as she receives the arts institution’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Taped live on November 9, the co-production of WETA, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Krantz Productions, and CoMedia includes tributes to the humor and accomplishments of the popular writer, producer, actor and comedian. Repeats tonight, Mon 11/15, 2:30pm; Wed 11/24, 9pm

16 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: SECRETS OF STONEHENGE — Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a stone circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to the enduring mystery of the prehistoric relics. {DVI} R  epeats Wed 11/17, 2pm 9:00 THE HUMAN SPARK — Part 3 of 3. Brain Matters. Science offers a glimpse into host Alan Alda’s head with a variety of high-tech imaging techniques. The unique circuitry that provides us with our most prized ability, language, is closely tied to another unique human skill, our ability to make and use complex tools. Alda discovers that the essential human spark, our ability to imagine, lies in a brain region closely related to that used when thinking about others’ minds — and that fires most fiercely when we are doing nothing at all. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/17, 3pm; Sun 11/21, 2:30pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: LAW & DISORDER — A year-long, ongoing collaboration between Frontline, ProPublica and the New Orleans Times-Picayune investigates charges that New Orleans Police Department officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and tried to cover up their actions. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/17, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10AM–6PM See Saturday, November 6 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–11:10PM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 ARE YOU BEING SERVED?/AS TIME GOES BY 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 5 of 8. Always on My Mind. A man desperately angry with Martin over his wife’s death then needs the doctor to save him after an accident; Martin treats a patient with an odd hand malady; and PC Mylow’s romance heats up. Repeats Sun 11/14, 10:30pm; Mon 11/15, 4pm 8:47 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 9:17 THE WETA MOVIE: OF MICE AND MEN — A migrant worker (Gary Sinise) protects his strong, simple-minded friend (John Malkovich) in 1930s California in the 1992 drama based on the John Steinbeck novel. Sinise directs. (1:50) Repeats Sun 11/14, 11:30am

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: MOBILE, AL — Episode 2 of 2. Repeats Tue 11/16, 2pm; Wed 11/17, 1pm; Thur 11/18, 5pm 9:00 THE TENTH INNING — Part 2 of 2. Bottom of the Tenth. Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick update the 1994 series Baseball with The Tenth Inning, a collaboration of Florentine Films and WETA. In the first decade of the 21st century, baseball is booming. In an age of home runs and power, Pedro Martinez and a handful of other superb pitchers still manage to dominate. Talented right fielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes MLB’s first Japanese position player and a hero back home. Baseball provides solace after the 9/11 attacks, and an incredible World Series enthralls fans. The rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox reaches the boiling point, and Boston fans rejoice in their first World Series victory in 86 years, while Giants and Cubs fans endure devastating losses. Barry Bonds demolishes Mark McGwire’s home-run record and sets his sights on Henry Aaron’s revered time mark. The game is more popular than ever, but revelations about steroids cast a shadow on many of the era’s greatest stars and their historic accomplishments. {DVI} Repeats Tue 11/16, 3pm; Sun 11/28, 3pm; Mon 11/29, 1pm 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Sunday, November 14 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In the WETA co-production Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, a host of comedians salutes popular writer, producer, actor and comedian Tina Fey, this year’s recipient of the 13th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, bestowed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on November 9.

Tuesday, November 16 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge follows archaeologists as they unearth new clues about the prehistoric site in nearby excavations.

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8:00 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 discovered the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods. What happened to these ancient ships? Repeats Sun 11/21, 1:30pm 9:00 CIRCUS — Parts 5 & 6 of 6. Born to Be Circus/Down the Road. Travel to Monte Carlo as the Big Apple Circus scouts new acts for next year’s show and reunites with old friends. Stateside, as the circus heads up the eastern seaboard, the youngest members contemplate their futures. Then, emotions run high as the circus season winds down. Cast and crew join in the time-honored circus farewell: not “goodbye,” but “see you down the road.” {DVI} Repeats Thur 11/18, 3pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Revealing the Leopard explores the secretive world of the cunning predator, the most intelligent of the great cats.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE GREEK INTERPRETER — A Greek interpreter undertakes an extraordinary assignment to gain a signature that will confirm a marriage, risking his life if he tells his story to a living soul. Repeats Fri 11/19, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE KIDNAPPED PRIME MINISTER — Author Agatha Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot, portrayed by David Suchet, is called in at the highest level when the British Prime Minister is kidnapped in France en route to a disarmament conference. Poirot confounds the government by refusing to cross the Channel, pursuing his investigation in England. Repeats Fri 11/19, 2pm; Tue 11/23, 3pm 9:51 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ADVENTURE OF THE WESTERN STAR — Poirot’s compatriot, famous film star Marie Marvelle, shows him letters demanding the return of her magnificent diamond, the Western Star. Despite Poirot’s protests, Marie is determined to wear the diamond at a weekend house party. Repeats Fri 11/19, 2:51pm; Tue 11/23, 3:51pm 10:42 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW — When elderly Amelia Barrowby is poisoned in her home, the obvious culprit seems to be her companion Katrina. Poirot and his colleague Hastings had met Amelia at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier that summer. Poirot’s newfound interest in gardening pays off in the investigation. Repeats Fri 11/19, 3:42pm; Tue 11/23, 4:42pm 11:34 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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20 Saturday 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 10AM–4:30PM See Saturday, November 6 listings. 4:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE 5:00 FIXING THE FUTURE: NOW ON PBS — Host David Brancaccio visits American communities that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. Brancaccio talks to Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and economists David Korten and Jane D’Arista.  SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 ARE YOU BEING SERVED?/AS TIME GOES BY 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 6 of 8. The Family Way. Martin’s estranged parents make a surprise visit, and his charismatic father, a surgeon, wins over the villagers — meanwhile, Martin must confront his blood phobia in an emergency. Repeats Sun 11/21, 10:30pm; Mon 11/22, 4pm 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 7 of 8. Out of the Woods. Mark Mylow, before his wedding to Julie Mitchell, goes on a stag night camp-out that goes awry, while back in Portwenn, poisonous fish lead to deadly games among the teenage population. 9:34 THE WETA MOVIE: A FISH CALLED WANDA — In the 1988 comedy, an American woman flirts with a crook, a barrister and a mercenary in order to find a cache of diamonds in London — while all try to double-cross each other. John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin star. (1:34) 11:08 THE WETA MOVIE: EASTER PARADE — In the 1948 musical comedy featuring music by Irving Berlin, a professional New York dancer (Fred Astaire) grooms a chorus girl (Judy Garland) to be his new partner, falling in love along the way. Ann Miller and Peter Lawford co-star. (1:43) (to 1am) Repeats Sun 11/21, 11:30am

19 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 11/20, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 11/20, 6pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 10:00 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — Repeats Sun 11/21, 4:30pm, 11:30pm

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Thursday, November 18, 9 to 11:35 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD A triple feature of Agatha Christie’s Poirot features David Suchet in his signature role as the great sleuth, investigating the kidnapping of Britain’s prime minister, the fate of a magnificent purloined diamond, and the poisoning of an elderly woman.

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See Sunday, November 7 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: EASTER PARADE — (1:43) R 1:30 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: LOST SHIPS OF ROME — R 2:30 THE HUMAN SPARK — Part 3 of 3. Brain Matters. {DVI} R 3:30 FIXING THE FUTURE: NOW ON PBS — R 4:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER — Paris City Guide 2. R  epeats Mon 11/22, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12M: 6:00 NATURE: IN THE VALLEY OF THE WOLVES — Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bob Landis spent more than three years with the first wolves reintroduced into Yellowstone, creating a dramatic and intimate record of their lives in the park’s beautiful Lamar Valley. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/24, 5pm

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7:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DYING DETECTIVE — Holmes (Jeremy Brett) gets a visit from Adelaide Savage, who is worried about her husband Victor’s increasing habit of smoking opium to heighten his powers for writing poetry. 8:00 NATURE: REVEALING THE LEOPARD — Unseen and secretive, leopards are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood of the great cats. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka. This film puts together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat. {DVI} Repeats Mon 11/22, 5pm; Tue 11/23, 1pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY: LENNON NAKED — Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) channels John Lennon in this acclaimed re-creation of Lennon’s last turbulent years with the Beatles, co-starring Naoko Mori as Yoko Ono, the woman blamed for breaking up the band, and Christopher Fairbank as John’s absentee father. Repeats Mon 11/22, 2:30pm 10:30 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 6 of 8. The Family Way. See the Saturday, November 20, 8 p.m. listing. 11:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — R

Sunday–Monday, Nov. 21 & 22 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Two programs spotlight the life of musical artist John Lennon: on Sunday, November 21, Masterpiece Contemporary: Lennon Naked dramatizes Lennon’s last turbulent years with The Beatles; and on Monday, November 22, the American Masters biographical documentary Lennon NYC spotlights Lennon’s life and music in New York City.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: QUEST FOR SOLOMON’S MINES — Countless treasure seekers have set off in search of King Solomon’s mines, inspired by the Bible’s account of splendid temples and palaces adorned in glittering gold and copper. Now, NOVA and National Geographic embark on field investigations that illuminate the legend of Solomon. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/24, 2pm 9:00 BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON — Where should you go for the most important meal of the day? A WETA TV 26 production features two dozen delicious dining suggestions throughout Greater Washington, showcasing all-you-can-eat buffets, upscale power breakfasts, favorite greasy spoons, and even quick and tasty bites on-the-go. Repeats Wed 11/24, 3pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: FACING DEATH — How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? Frontline examines the complicated reality of today’s modern, medicalized death as doctors and nurses struggle to guide families through the maze of end-of-life choices they now confront. {DVI} Repeats Wed 11/24, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon COURTESY CHUCK KENNEDY ©WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICE

WETA Television’s November-December fundraising campaign, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, airs Nov. 25–Dec. 12. Please note that programs are subject to change — visit weta.org/tv for complete, up-to-date listings.

Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD A National Geographic film, The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office, follows the official White House photographer as he documents the president’s experience in office.

SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 1PM–2AM: 1PM RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES — See 9 p.m. listing. Repeats Sun 11/28, noon 2:30 NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR — Hummingbirds represent one of nature’s most interesting paradoxes — they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Beautiful high-speed footage, combined with high-tech presentations of the birds’ amazing abilities, illuminate hummingbirds as never before. {DVI} 4:00 ARETHA FRANKLIN PRESENTS: SOUL REWIND — The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, presents a collection of rare performances — recovered from film vaults in the U.S. and Europe — by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era. Songs include archival performances on American Bandstand and Where The Action Is, and performing artists include Franklin herself, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Doris Troy, James Brown, Otis Redding, Patty Labelle, Jackie Wilson and many more. Repeats Fri 11/26, 9pm 6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ORLA FALLON’S CELTIC CHRISTMAS — Former member of the Celtic Woman vocal ensemble and harpist Orla Fallon presents a Celtic celebration of favorite Christmas carols and songs. Filmed in Nashville’s Polk Theatre, Fallon’s concert features fellow Celtic Woman Meav and duets with American Idol David Archuleta and country music sensation Mark Wills. 9:00 RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES —The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, features dynamic dance performances, including a tap tour de force “12 Days of Christmas,” a production number set in Times Square, a high-energy tap routine featuring the Rockettes as rag dolls in Santa’s

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE PRESIDENT’S PHOTOGRAPHER: FIFTY YEARS INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE — National Geographic and PBS follow President Obama’s chief White House photographer, Pete Souza, inside the White House — aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union and into the heart of the West Wing for a behindthe scenes look at the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history. 9:00 TINA FEY: THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE — See the Sunday, November 14, 9 p.m. listing. 10:30 SANDWICHES THAT YOU WILL LIKE — A documentary by Rick Sebak celebrates outstanding eateries and their sandwich offerings in locations around the country. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: SIMPLY THE BEST — Repeats Tue 11/23, 2pm; Wed 11/24, 1pm 9:00 AMERICAN MASTERS: LENNON NYC — A film, with a prologue narrated by Yoko Ono, spotlights John Lennon and Ono’s years in New York City: their migration from London to New York in search of artistic and personal freedom; their commitment to peace and political activism; their struggles to remain in America; and, of course, Lennon’s music from that period. Repeats Tue 11/23, 3pm; Thur 11/25, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon


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26 Friday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 1PM–2AM: S 1PM THE ROAD TO PERFECT HEALTH WITH BRENDA WATSON — The health expert explores how ailments are linked to an imbalance in the digestive system, and presents her plan and advice for maintaining a healthy “Gut Protection System.” 3:00 NEW PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH: 3 STEPS TO PIANO SUCCESS — Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston, returns to public television with a new special, sharing his “3 Steps to Piano Success” to help people simply sit down and have some fun playing piano. Repeats Sat 11/27, 11:30am; Sun 11/28, 10am; Tue 11/30, 11pm 5:00 EASTENDERS — Two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. 6:00 BBC WORLD NEWS/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT 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. 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON 9:00 ARETHA FRANKLIN PRESENTS: SOUL REWIND — See the Thursday, November 25, 4 p.m. listing. 11:00 LOWER YOUR TAXES WITH ED SLOTT — CPA Ed Slott offers counsel about money, taxes, estate planning, and retirement planning and answers retirement questions — among topics are how not to run out of money in retirement, ROTH IRA conversion traps, 10 steps to pay less taxes, a rundown of key retirement terms, how to pick retirement professionals, and much more. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

27 Saturday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–12:30AM: S 6AM CHANGE YOUR HOME & LIFE! WITH NATALIE WEINSTEIN — To achieve life change, Natalie Weinstein advocates for transformation of one’s home and self through good design. Weinstein shows specific “how-to’s” of the designer’s craft in a humorous special, offering simple steps for de-cluttering; advice on color choice, and tips for a perfect floor plan, proper Feng Shui and good design. 7:30 DR. LORI MOSCA’S 3 KEYS TO HEART HEALTH — Dr. Mosca is a leading U.S. physician, Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and author of the American Heart Association’s Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women. In a new special, Mosca spotlights steps women can take to improve their health and offers a personal plan to guide them. Repeats Mon 11/29, 11:30pm 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10AM BRAIN FITNESS: PEAK PERFORMANCE — See the Tuesday, November 30, 9:30 p.m. listing. Repeats Sun 11/28, 6:30am; Tue 11/30, 9:30pm 11:30 NEW PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH: 3 STEPS TO PIANO SUCCESS — See the Friday, November 26, 3 p.m. listing. 1:30 AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: CHOCOLATE — Viewers who contributed favorite chocolate recipes for cakes, cookies, pies, soufflés, sauces, brownies, fudge, truffles and mousse demonstrate their concoctions in the America’s Home Cooking kitchen. Repeats Tue 11/30, 3pm 4:30 EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY — R 5:30 NATURE: CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE — The great park’s winter world features breathtaking landscapes and scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears

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workshop, and a “Living Nativity” scene and “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” that have been Rockette staples since the 1930s. 10:30 MEN ALOUD: LIVE FROM WALES — The Welsh “Men Aloud” choral group performs at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff in November 2009. Songs include “All By Myself,” “Tom Jones Medley,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “MacArthur Park,” “Total Eclipse of the Sun,” and selections from popular musicals such as Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon and Porgy and Bess. Guest artists include Bonnie Tyler, John Owen-Jones of Broadway and West End Musical fame, and opera star Bryn Terfel. 12M EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY — The yoga expert demonstrates safe and effective yoga exercises designed to address arthritis problems. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon Sunday, November 28 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Great Performances presents an all-star birthday concert tribute to Broadway songwriter and composer Stephen Sondheim (center). Among the many Broadway luminaries performing are David Hyde Pierce (who hosts), George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Karen Olivo, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch.

and otters as they make their way through the year’s most challenging season. {DVI} Repeats Tue 11/30, 8pm 7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Martin Clunes stars as celebrated London surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham, who, having developed a blood phobia, sets up as a village doctor in a small Cornish community, where his tactless manner causes comic mayhem. Part 8 of 8. Erotomania. Romances come and romances go as Danny asks Louisa to make a big move, Mylow gets a medical checkup and a big surprise, and Martin is overcome by love. 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES III — Part 1 of 9. On the Edge 1. Struggling to restart his relationship with schoolteacher Louisa, Martin is sidelined by the arrival of Louisa’s colorful father, who is hatching a dangerous scheme to enrich himself. 9:30 RIVERDANCE: LIVE FROM BEIJING — It’s been 15 years since the remarkable troupe celebrating Irish dance and culture first stomped its way onto the world stage in a live show now experienced by more than 22 million people in 40 countries. In December 2009, Riverdance embarked on a 12-city tour of China — this new film celebrates the show’s anniversary with Padraic Moyles and Aislinn Ryan in the lead roles. 11:00 JEFF BECK HONORS LES PAUL — Rock ‘n’ roll guitar legend Jeff Beck and his special guests play tribute to guitar pioneer and musical artist Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, filmed on what was to be Paul’s 95th birthday. Guest artists include Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds and Trombone Shorty. (to 12:30am)

28 Sunday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1AM: S 6AM VISIONS OF ITALY: SOUTHERN STYLE — Shot in highdefinition video from a helicopter-mounted camera, a film offers a sojourn along the rugged western coastline of Italy to the toe of the “boot” at Reggio Calabria, and then back inland over the countryside to Rome. The flight passes above the most popular destinations in southern Italy — the Amalfi Coast; the bustling seaports of Naples and Sorrento; Vesuvius; the ruins of Pompeii; Rome’s Spanish Steps and Colosseum; fishing ports along the “Calabrian Riviera”; the Tivoli Gardens fountains and more. 6:30 BRAIN FITNESS: PEAK PERFORMANCE — See the Tuesday, November 30, 9:30 p.m. listing. R 8:00 LOWER YOUR TAXES WITH ED SLOTT — R 10:00 NEW PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH: 3 STEPS TO PIANO SUCCESS — R 12N RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES — R 1:30 A.D.D. AND LOVING IT — See the Monday, November 29, 10 p.m. listing. 3:00 THE TENTH INNING — Bottom of the Tenth. See the Monday, November 15, 9 p.m. listing. Repeats Mon 11/29, 1pm 6:00 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL—FLOWERS IN THE DESERT — Since 1993, Cirque du Soleil — a popular Canadian entertainment company described as a “dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment,” has produced seven original, permanent shows in Las Vegas. Cirque du Soleil—Flowers in the Desert presents performances

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recorded at six of the seven Cirque shows in Las Vegas. These shows — Mystère, O, Kà, Love, Criss Angel Believe, and their latest production, Viva Elvis — have never been broadcast on television in the United States. 8:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT — Stephen Sondheim has been a singular voice in the American musical theater, a true original in the pantheon of major American songwriters and composers. Beginning with his collaborations as lyricist on such fabled shows as West Side Story and Gypsy, to his breakthrough scores for Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods, Sondheim led the way from Broadway’s golden age into the increasingly ambivalent times of America’s post-Vietnam, rock ‘n’ roll culture. On the occasion of Sondheim’s 80th birthday in March 2010, Great Performances presents the New York Philharmonic’s gala all-star salute to a true Broadway legend. David Hyde Pierce hosts the celebration, which includes an array of acclaimed Sondheim alumni. Repeats Mon 11/29, 4pm 10:00 THE PETER YARROW SING-ALONG SPECIAL — A family celebration of America’s favorite folk songs features some of America’s most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb Mo, Billy Jonas and Bethany & Rufus, this concert presents sing-alongs by a theater-full of kids, their parents and their grandparents. 11:30 BRAIN FITNESS: PEAK PERFORMANCE — See the Tuesday, November 30, 9:30 p.m. listing. R

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30 Tuesday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–2AM: S 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE — See the Saturday, November 27, 5:30 p.m. listing. 9:30 BRAIN FITNESS: PEAK PERFORMANCE — A new program in the Brain Fitness series explores the process of brain training for personal performance, spotlighting individuals — a musician, a baseball player and a simultaneous translator — who have built exceptional skills through a rigorous and consistent training of their brains. All of this arises through brain plasticity: the remarkable ability of our brains to specialize, and retaining expertise depends on practice. 11:00 NEW PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH: 3 STEPS TO PIANO SUCCESS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–2AM: S 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 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. Musical artists include Pete Seeger & Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Trini Lopez, Rod McKuen, Bobby Darin, the original Chad Mitchell Trio, Barry McGuire, and Jesse Colin Young. Vintage footage spotlights The Kingston Trio, The New Christy Minstrells, The Brothers Four, The Highwaymen and more. Repeats Tue 11/30, 1pm 10:00 A.D.D. AND LOVING IT — A documentary explores Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The program, hosted by actor Patrick McKenna — who contends with adult ADD — visits with researchers, specialists and doctors as well as ordinary Americans and Canadians facing these challenges. 11:30 DR. LORI MOSCA’S 3 KEYS TO HEART HEALTH — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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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 30 series. For a complete schedule of WETA Create programming, please visit weta.org/create.

America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated Avec Eric Baking With Julia Ciao Italia Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen Everyday Food Food Trip with Todd English Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home Lidia’s Italy Made in Spain Mexico: One Plate at a Time New Scandinavian Cooking Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen Rachel’s Favorite Food at Home Sara’s Weeknight Meals Simply Ming

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The Best of the Joy of Painting The Donna Dewberry Show Knit & Crochet Today Passport & Palette Sewing With Nancy

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Globe Trekker Rick Steves’ Europe Travelscope

HOME & GARDEN Cultivating Life For Your Home Garden Smart Katie Brown Workshop P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home The Victory Garden

HOME IMPROVEMENT Ask This Old House New Yankee Workshop This Old House Woodsmith Shop Ask This Old House

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Providing a Safe Haven for Your 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 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 Cyberchase, 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 WordGirl, 4:30pm Fetch!, M–Th, 5pm Cyberchase, 5:30pm

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Super WHY!, M–Th, 6pm (Animalia on Fridays) 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

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Among the programs you’ll find on WETA Create are:

Curious George: Follow That Monkey airs Wednesday, November 24 at 8 a.m. on WETA TV 26, 8:30 on the WETA Kids channel.

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 Cyberchase, 10:30am Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am

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n Monday, November 1 at 9 p.m., Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s weekly local concert broadcast Front Row Washington is pleased to present the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performing under the baton of its new music director, Christopher Zimmerman. Founded in 1957, The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra has emerged over the years as one of the finest regional orchestras in the U.S., and is hailed as “the pride of Fairfax County.” On November 1, Classical WETA’s broadcast features highlights of the orchestra performing a concert recorded March 13, 2010, at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. On the bill is the East Coast premiere of Avner Dorman’s Piano Concerto “Lost Souls,” composed for and played by pianist Alon Goldstein. Also on the program are two of the Four Legends from the Kalevala, op. 22 by Jean Sibelius. Tune in each Monday night at 9 p.m. for more local concerts by world-class ensembles. For more information about Front Row Washington, visit classicalweta.org.

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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, 9 p.m.: NSO Showcase

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pera presentations on Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s weekly broadcast Classical WETA Opera House this month include productions from NPR’s World of Opera, hosted by Lisa Simeone. On the bill are Handel’s Rodelina (November 6), featuring a moving performance by Sonia Ganassi in the lead role in a production from the Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca, Italy; Rossini’s Sigismondo (November 13), featuring Daniela Barcellona in the lead; Bellini’s Norma (November 20), featuring Katia Pelligrino in perhaps the ultimate bel canto classic and one of the most challenging soprano roles in opera; and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (November 27) from the Royal Albert Hall and the 2010 Proms Concerts. And stay tuned in December for the next season of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts!

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uring the month of November, Classical WETA’s Sunday broadcast Classical Showcase features a few remarkable compositions that were created “out of character” by their respective composers. Take Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, for example, which airs on Choral Showcase Sunday, November 7, performed by the RIAS Chamber Choir. Rossini is best known for bubbly silliness on the opera stage, and with good reason — he was a comic genius. But listening to this stunningly poignant work, one can’t believe it’s by the same composer. It is a startling surprise. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Flos Campi, scheduled on Choral Showcase Sunday, November 14, is equally surprising, but for a different reason. The piece is very much in the Vaughan Williams style of serene, beautifully moving harmonies. It was inspired by the Song of Solomon. Indeed, each section is prefaced with some of those famous words (in Latin). But, not a single one of those words, or any others, is sung in the piece. The chorus is wordless throughout and serves simply as a part of the fabric — along with the viola solo and small orchestra — of the work’s expression. Tune in to Choral Showcase on Sundays nights in November and enjoy these special selections.


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Arcimboldo 1526–1593 Nature and Fantasy Through January 9 East Building

The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is made possible by Louisa and Robert Duemling. It also is sponsored by Altria Group. Additional support is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Vertumnus (detail), c. 1590, oil on panel, Skokloster Castle, Skokloster, Sweden. © Skokloster Castle, Skokloster, photo: Samuel Uhrdin


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