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November 23 - November 29, 2015
Celebrate Eddie Murphy, 2015 Recipient of the Mark Twain Prize!
Eddie Murphy: Mark Twain Prize
This annual special, co-produced by WETA, celebrates comedian and actor Eddie Murphy as he receives the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Saluting Murphy from the stage at the Kennedy Center are a host of entertainers, including Dave Chapelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Brittany Howard, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan and more.

Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize airs Monday, November 23 at 9pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
Explore the Story of The Pilgrims on American Experience
The Pilgrims
This new Ric Burns film produced by WETA and Steeplechase Films, in association with the BBC and CTVC, explores the harrowing truths behind the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving. Burns explores the history of the nation's beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.

The Pilgrims: American Experience airs Tuesday, November 24 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.
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Get a Sneak Peek at the New Season of Doc Martin!
Doc Martin: Seven Grumpy Seasons
Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of Doc Martin's upcoming seventh season, a special offers a behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series. Featuring interviews with producers, cast members, and director Ben Gregor, the program presents a sneak peek at what Martin Clunes — the Doc himself — is calling the “best” season yet.

Doc Martin: Seven Grumpy Seasons airs Thursday, November 26 at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.
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The Strange Saga of the JFK Assassination Car
JFK's presidential limo
You may have assumed that the Presidential limousine that carried President Kennedy through Dallas on November 22, 1963 was taken out of service after the assassination... That would be incorrect. In actuality, four more presidents used the car after the Secret Service decided that it was faster and more economical to recycle JFK's old Lincoln than it was to build a new Presidential parade limousine. Learn more on our Boundary Stones blog!Read full story on Boundary Stones (Photo source: Flickr user that_chrysler_guy, used via Creative Commons license.)
Tune to 90.9FM All Week for our Annual Classical Countdown!
Classical Countdown
It's Thanksgiving Week, so that means it's time to enjoy another annual November tradition — Classical WETA's Classical Countdown is officially underway!

This year's list kicked-off early this morning and will continue all week long, counting down the top 90 pieces, as chosen by you, our listeners, until we reach the ultimate champion at 8:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. What piece will emerge as this year's victor? Will Beethoven's iconic Symphony #9 triumph once again? Or will a new challenger claim the throne? Listen and find out! We'll be updating the countdown list throughout the week, so keep checking back to see where your favorite falls on the D.C. classical chart.
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In Case You Missed It
Did you miss a program when it aired on WETA Television? Don't fret! Many are now available online, including:

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