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February 21-27, 2017
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise: American Masters
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise: American Masters
The biography series chronicles the prolific life of Maya Angelou, the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Featured are new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

American Masters airs Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Nature Miniseries Spy in the Wild Continues
Nature: Spies in the Wild: Bad Behavior
Nature's new special featuring animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals continues. This week, the Spy Creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime and retribution.

Nature airs Wednesday, February 22 at 8pm TV 26 and WETA HD.

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The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent
Toby Jones stars in a three-part BBC suspense thriller adapting Joseph Conrad’s novel about a secret agent who exploits his family to accomplish his deadly mission, ultimately bringing about their destruction. The full series airs in back-to-back episodes on WETA Television.

The Secret Agent airs Thursday, February 23 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Classical WETA Opera House Presents Rusalka
Classical WETA Opera House: Rusalka
This weekend, Classical WETA Opera House presents Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Kristine Opolais stars as the title character in this dark love story about a water nymph and a human man, derived in large part from Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Little Mermaid." Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens also star.

Classical WETA Opera House: Rusalka airs Saturday, February 25 at 1pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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Download Our New Classical WETA Mobile App!
Classical WETA App
Classical WETA is bringing the best in classical music to you in more ways than ever before! Our new Classical WETA app is now available via iTunes, Google Play and In addition to instant live-streaming via your mobile device, the app offers easy access to on-demand audio, broadcast schedules, playlists and additional classical music content. Download it today and take great music with you wherever you go!

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Catch Up on Victoria with Our Recaps!
Victoria, Season 1, Episode 6
In Victoria's sixth episode, Victoria and Albert got some good news, went on a royal expedition and embraced the rise of industry. If you missed a minute of the popular new period drama — or just want to talk about everything that happened in the latest episode — Telly Visions has you covered! Stop by our British blog for an in-depth recap of "The Engine of Change" and chat about all the latest twists with other fans!

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Real Life Mercy Street: Diary of Alfred Castleman
Mansion House in 1861 (Source: Library of Congress)
You've seen Mercy Street but what was the real life Civil War experience like for Union Army doctors? Alfred Lewis Castleman, a surgeon in the Wisconsin 5th regiment, provides a glimpse with his 1862 diary. The job was difficult, to put it mildly — rife with medical challenges as well as bureacratic ones.

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(PHOTO: Library of Congress Civil War era photograph of Alexandria's Mansion House Hotel, the setting for Mercy Street.)

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NOVA: The Origami Revolution
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