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July 18 - 24, 2016
Join PBS NewsHour and NPR for Coverage of the Republican National Convention
PBS NewsHour: Republican National Convention
All week long, PBS NewsHour, in partnership with NPR, presents comprehensive live, primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention from Cleveland, Ohio. The broadcast will be co-anchored nightly by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff from 8-11pm, featuring exclusive interviews, commentary and event coverage of the GOP's biggest week. Gavel-to-gavel coverage will also extend online and on social media, to include live streaming of podium speeches and floor interviews.  

PBS NewsHour and NPR Republican National Convention Coverage airs nightly Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
David Tennant Is The Escape Artist This Saturday
The Escape Artist
Doctor Who's David Tennant stars as brilliant defense lawyer Will Burton, who has a storybook family and a potent nickname, "The Escape Artist", for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. But Burton finds his life turned upside down when he takes the case of an unsavory suspect accused of a torture killing. 

Masterpiece Mystery: The Escape Artist airs Saturday, July 23 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
Watch Pie in the Sky From the Very Beginning on WETA UK
Pie in the Sky
Catch popular drama Pie in the Sky from its very first episode starting this week! Richard Griffiths stars as Henry Crabbe, a top-notch detective who dreams of scrapping it all and becoming a restaurateur. In the series' first episode, Henry lets a suspect escape and his boss takes the opportunity to suspend his retirement, setting new conditions for his departure.  

Pie in the Sky airs Monday, July 18 at 8pm on WETA UK.
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Front Row Washington Presents Pianist Claire Huangci
Front Row Washington: Claire Huangci
This week Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents award-winning pianist Claire Huangci in a concert rorded at Downtown Piano Works in Frederick, Maryland. Huangci, a former child prodigy who once gave a piano recital at the White House for then-President Bill Clinton, performs a program that includes Domenico Scarlatti's 7 Sonatas in G Major and Johannes Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24

Front Row Washington airs Monday, July 18 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
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Catch Up with The Great British Baking Show!
The Great British Baking Show Season 3 Recaps
Reality competition The Great British Baking Show is back with another season of incredible scones, tarts, cakes and other edible wonders. Stop by our Telly Visions blog for weekly recaps of all the baked goodness in every episode and chat about your favorite contestants with other fans.Visit Telly Visions
Want to catch up on the first two seasons of The Great British Baking Show? Find out about WETA Passport, the new member benefit that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming.Learn more about WETA Passport
That Time Grace Slick Tried to Slip LSD to President Nixon
Grace Slick (Source: Bill Lile via Flickr Creative Commons)
Nixon, a career politician known for his rather stilted mannerisms and stoic demeanor, was seen as humorless and uncaring by the counterculture. As a result, he was the butt of many jokes. Some of the nation's counterculture writers and artists mused what it would be like if Nixon ever took LSD. 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 in 1970.Learn more on Boundary Stones
(Photo source: Flickr user Bill Lile. Used via Creative Commons license.)
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