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May 26-31, 2015

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This Week on WETA Television

Join Great Performances for an Evening with Pop Legend Annie Lennox

Great Performances presents a musical special featuring pop music superstar Annie Lennox, as she performs selections from Nostalgia, her album of songs from the American Songbook. Lennox interprets memorable American classics such as "Summertime," "Georgia on My Mind," "You Belong to Me," "I Cover the Waterfront" and "God Bless the Child."

Great Performances: Annie Lennox: Nostalgia airs Saturday, May 30 at 10pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

Annie Lennox

Great Performances: Annie Lennox: Nostalgia
May 30 at 10pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

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Frontline: Obama at War

FRONTLINE: Obama at War 

Frontline explores the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria. With interviews from key military and diplomatic leaders, Obama at War examines the hard choices facing the president as he tries to defeat the Islamic State without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict.

FRONTLINE airs Tuesday, May 26 at 10pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Nature: My Bionic Pet

Nature: My Bionic Pet 

The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need help as well, and amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering.

Nature airs Wednesday, May 27 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam

Rory Kennedy’s Oscar-nominated documentary explores the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon, and a group of heroes took matters into their own hands.

Last Days in Vietnam airs Sunday, May 31 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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This week's WETA Television schedule

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Classical Radio Highlight

 Hear the Te Deum on Classical WETA's Choral Showcase

Choral Showcase: Te DeumThe Te Deum text is a 4th-century Christian hymn of praise. The title comes from the opening Latin words, "Te Deum Laudamus" (Thee, O God, We Praise). The hymn is still used in the Catholic Church, and in some Anglican Communion and Lutheran churches, for major events on the order of election of a pope or consecration of a bishop. It’s been set to music by many, including Haydn, Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi, Bruckner and Britten. This week's Choral Showcase features two very different interpretations of the hymn, opening with Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum from 1745 and concluding with Antonin Dvorak's Te Deum, composed nearly 150 years later.

Choral Showcase airs Sunday, May 31 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9FM.

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