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May 22 - 30, 2017
Join Us for the National Memorial Day Concert
National Memorial Day Concert
In a co-production of Capital Concerts and WETA, Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne co-host the 28th annual broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of American men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The concert airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and will feature appearances by Renee Fleming, Gary Sinise, Vanessa Williams, Auli'i Cravalho, Five for Fighting, Christopher Jackson, Scotty McCreery, the National Symphony Orchestra and more.

The National Memorial Day Concert airs Sunday, May 28 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Dame Diana Rigg Stars in Masterpiece Classic Rebecca
WETA Television presents an encore of the classic Masterpiece adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's haunting novel. Dame Diana Rigg earned an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper devoted to the memory of Rebecca, the late mistress of Manderley. Charles Dance and Emilia Fox star as Maxim and Mrs. de Winter.

Rebecca airs Thursday, May 25 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft: American Masters
American Masters: Jacques Pepin
Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons.

American Masters airs Friday, May 26 at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Thanks to our sponsor: Opera Lafayette
Classical WETA’s Front Row Washington Presents a Recital by the Shanghai Quartet
Shanghai Quartet
In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a recital with the Shanghai Quartet. Recorded in April of 2016 and co-presented by the Freer|Sackler and Smithsonian Associates, this concert also includes celebrated pipa virtuoso Wu Man, a principal member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. The program features Chinese folk songs arranged by Shanghai Quartet violinist Yi-Wen Jiang, and Red Lantern, Quintet for Pipa and String Quartet, a work the quartet commissioned from composer Zhao Lin based on his father Zhao Jiping’s original music for the 1991 film Raise the Red Lantern.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, May 22 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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The 11th Annual GI Film Festival Kicks Off This Week
GI Film Festival
WETA TV 26 is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th annual GI Film Festival May 24-28. The GI Film Festival includes dozens of film screenings and presentations by award-winning Hollywood actors and directors and panel discussions with soldiers, journalists, authors and filmmakers. A few of the segments from the WETA TV 26 campaign Honored to Serve will be featured. All screenings will be held at The United States Navy Memorial Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest.

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Discuss the Call the Midwife Season Finale with Telly Visions
Call the Midwife, Season 6, Episode 8
Season 6 of Call the Midwife came to a close with a dramatic and emotional episode that featured love, laughter, tears and tragedy. If you missed a minute of the show — or just want to talk about everything that happened — our Telly Visions blog is here for you! Stop by our British blog for an in-depth recap of the season finale, and discuss everything that happened with other fans as we start the long wait for Season 7!

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Literary Neighbors on Capitol Hill
Folger Shakespeare Library lot (Source: Folger Shakespeare L
After years of acquiring important books and manuscripts, and a few more years planning and acquiring land, the Folger Shakespeare Library was almost bumped out of Washington thanks to a bill to expand the Library of Congress. But instead of fighting the other library, the two would work in close cooperation to ensure the Folger Shakespeare Library came to Washington and flourished.

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Photo from Folger Shakespeare Library archives, used via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Now Streaming on WETA
Masterpiece: King Charles
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