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April 24 - April 30, 2017
Meet Robert Costa, New Moderator of Washington Week!
Robert Costa on set of Washington Week.
We're pleased to announce that The Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa has been named the new moderator of Washington Week! He has appeared as a panelist on the show since 2014 and has served as a frequent guest moderator in recent weeks. Costa is the eighth moderator in Washington Week's 50-year history, following the passing of distinguished journalist Gwen Ifill, who served as moderator and managing editor since October 1999. Costa, who will keep his full time position with the Post, brings nearly a decade of reporting experience to the role, as well as a deep knowledge of the Washington political scene, having garnered widespread praise for his coverage of presidential campaigns and Capitol Hill.

Washington Week airs Fridays at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Father Brown Season 5 Starts on WETA UK!
Father Brown Season 5
Get ready for a brand new season of this charming mystery series based on G.K. Chesterton's stories about a crime-solving Catholic priest in 1950s England. In the Season 5 premiere, a Duke and Duchess visit the village at Christmas time, but the community is thrown into chaos when the couple’s baby boy goes missing.

Father Brown airs Thursday, April 27 at 8pm on WETA UK.

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Nature: Forest of the Lynx
Nature: Forest of the Lynx
Nature travels deep into the remote backcountry of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria — the largest area of wilderness in the Alps — to explore the forest’s dramatic cycle of growth and decay after it was abandoned by man nearly 25 years ago. One of the most salient changes in the forest is the return of the lynx after 150 years of absence.

Nature airs Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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A New Season of Midsomer Murders Begins on TV26 and WETA HD!
Midsomer Murders Season 12
An all-new season of popular mystery series Midsomer Murders begins this week on WETA Television with two back-to-back episodes! John Nettles and Jason Hughes return as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and his colleague DS Jones, who solve crimes in the deceptively idyllic fictional English county of Midsomer. In Season 12 premiere "The Dogleg Murders," a prestigious golf club is the setting for murder when one of its distinguished members is found dead, bludgeoned to death in a thicket next to the 13th hole.

Midsomer Murders airs Thursday, April 27 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Thanks to our sponsor: National Gallery of Art
Front Row Washington Presents the Dover Quartet
The Dover Quartet
This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a recital by the Dover Quartet, one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. This March 2016 performance, recorded at historic Dumbarton Oaks, features Mozart's Quartet for Strings No.17 in B-flat Major, K.458 "Hunt", Shostakovich's Quartet for Strings No.3 in F Major, Op.73 1946 and Caroline Shaw's Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks), a work inspired by her own wanderings on the estate's beautiful gardens and grounds.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, April 24 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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That Time Grace Slick Tried to Slip LSD to President Nixon
Richard Nixon
President Richard Nixon, a career politician known for his rather stilted mannerisms and stoic demeanor, was the butt of many jokes from the nation's counterculture writers and artists. Some even mused what it would be like if Nixon ever took LSD. Well, 47 years ago this week, Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick took it upon herself to find out when Nixon's daughter, Tricia, invited her to a tea party at the White House.

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Discuss the Latest Episode of Call The Midwife with Telly Visions!
Call the Midwife, Season 6, Episode 4
The new season of Call The Midwife is here! Need to catch up on the latest episode or want to discuss it with other fans? Telly Visions has you covered! Stop by our British TV blog for an in-depth recap of Sunday's episode and talk about the latest developments in the lives of the women of Nonnatus House.

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Are Your Ducks in a Row?
Ducks in a Row
Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Join other loyal WETA supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, then get your estate plan off the ground. Request a FREE BOOKLET today!

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Nature: Hotel Armadillo
In case you missed it on WETA, you can still catch many of your favorite programs streaming online. This week, enjoy these programs among many others: WETA Passport LogoThis program is available exclusively to WETA members on WETA Passport! Click here to learn more or activate now.

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