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March 20 - 26, 2017
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise: American Masters
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise: American Masters
American Masters 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, March 21 at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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My Music: Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion
My Music: Disco Explosion
KC and the Sunshine Band, Karen Lynn-Gorney (Saturday Night Fever) and Dance Fever’s Denny Terrio co-host a reunion of superstars of the 1970s disco and dance era in a production mixing vintage performances by the Bee Gees and Donna Summer and more contemporary performances by Irene Cara, Leo Sayer, Tavares, A Taste of Honey, Chic, The Trampps, Martha Wash of the Weather Girls, and others.

My Music: Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion airs Wednesday, March 22 at 8pm on TV26 and WETA HD.

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Ken Burns: America's Storyteller
Ken Burns: America's Storyteller
A celebration of filmmaker and longtime WETA production partner Ken Burns spotlights his four-decade career creating some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Tom Hanks hosts this special tribute, which features interviews with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, George Lucas, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Meryl Streep, Sam Waterston and others. The program also provides an exclusive look at The Vietnam War — a new documentary series directed by Burns and Lynn Novick and co-produced with WETA — which premieres on PBS stations nationwide this fall.

Ken Burns: America's Storyteller airs Thursday, March 23 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Join Us for an All-Bach Recital on Front Row Washington
Front Row Washington: Richard Goode
March is “Bach Month” on Classical WETA, and Front Row Washington is proud to celebrate the master and his music with an all-Bach recital featuring pianist Richard Goode at The Phillips Collection Sunday Concerts. A Grammy-winner and veteran performer renowned for his artistry, depth and expressiveness, Goode offers selections from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, as well as the French Suite No. 6 in E Major, Partita No. 2 in C minor and more.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, March 20 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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100 Years Ago: Silent Sentinels Picket the White House
Silent Sentinels picketing White House in 1917 (Source: LOC)
On January 10, 1917, twelve women from the National Women’s Party took up posts outside the White House gates. They stood in silence, wearing purple, yellow and white ribbons, and holding large banners, which read: “Mr. President, what will you do for woman suffrage?” The idea behind the vigil, which organizers continued on a daily basis, was to make it impossible for President Wilson to enter or exit the executive mansion without being confronted with the suffrage question. Though tame by today’s standards, press outlets called the effort “militant.” By the fall, many of the picketers had been jailed and reports of prison abuse hit the newswires.

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NOVA: Treasures of the Earth
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