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March 23-29, 2015

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This Week on WETA Television

The New Season of Call the Midwife Begins March 29!

In Season 4, the community welcomes a new decade — the 1960s — and a new nurse. Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother overcome difficulties. Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and 60s.

Call the Midwife Season 4 premieres Sunday, March 29 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

Call the Midwife Season 4

Call the Midwife Season 4
Sunday, March 29 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

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Mr. Selfridge Season 3

Don't Miss Mr. Selfridge Season 3 on Masterpiece

The third season of the popular series, which stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store, picks up the story in 1919. After the death of his beloved wife Rose, Harry and his family attempt to move on with their lives. Henri returns from war, but struggles to adjust to life back at home, and an old enemy resurfaces.

Mr. Selfridge Season 3 begins Sunday, March 29 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Nova: The Bible's Buried Secrets

NOVA: The Bible's Buried Secrets

A special two-hour NOVA presents a story of science, history and faith, investigating the origins of the ancient Israelites, the evolution of their belief in one God and the creation of the Bible. More than a century of literary detective work and decades of archaeological excavation in the Holy Land offer provocative new insights.

NOVA: The Bible's Buried Secrets airs Wednesday, March 25 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Julie and Julia

The WETA Movie: Julie and Julia

In Nora Ephron’s 2009 drama, a woman in Queens, New York, sets a deadline of one year to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Amy Adams and Meryl Streep star.

Julie and Julia airs Saturday, March 28 at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

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Host to History: 1966 NCAA Final Four at Cole Field House

Texas Western, 1966 NCAA Champion (Photo: El Paso Times)Nowadays the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four is played in huge stadiums that can seat 50,000 or more fans. But back in the day the games took place in much smaller on-campus arenas. Such was the case in 1966, when the University of Maryland’s Cole Field House hosted college basketball’s final weekend.

That might not sound like a big deal, but the 1966 championship game proved to be a major event in the civil rights movement.

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Classical Radio Highlight

Classical WETA Opera House Presents Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorNew coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto’s unhinged bride, delivering opera’s most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman’s production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti’s melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini.

Classical WETA Opera House will air Saturday, March 28 at a special time — 12pm — on Classical WETA 90.9 FMLearn more


Last Chance to Sign Up for a Special Preview of  Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: Emperor of All MaladiesWETA TV 26, CancerHawk Foundation, National Foundation for Cancer Research and Kaiser Permanente will host a sneak preview of this landmark film Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, MD. Following the film, a panel of experts will discuss future treatment and cancer research for this disease that touches us all.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six hour documentary series premiering March 30-April 1 on WETA TV 26 and on PBS stations nationwide. Executive produced by Ken Burns, the series tells the comprehensive story of cancer, based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. From the first description of cancer in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions, the film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative of cancer with intimate stories about contemporary patients and an investigation into the latest scientific advances that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.

Reservations are required. More information →

Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies A Film by Barak Goodman is made possible by project supporters Genentech; Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Siemens; David H. Koch; Bristol-Myers Squibb; the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Kovler Fund; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; the American Association for Cancer Research; the American Cancer Society; The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C); a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and PBS.

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Twitter Chat: Talking to Your Children About Cancer

In Case You Missed It

Twitter Chat: Talking to Your Children About CancerJoin us on Twitter to chat with Robyn Stoller, Founder & Executive Director of CancerHawk Foundation, who will discuss how to talk to your children about cancer and offer tips on parenting through a cancer diagnosis on Wednesday, March 25 from 12-1pm. Robyn Stoller will share her personal experiences with the disease and why she founded CancerHawk. Bring your thoughts, questions and ideas to share. 

Join the conversation on Twitter with @washparentmag, @wetatvfm and @CANCERHAWK using #CancerChat. 

Hosted by Washington Parent magazine in collaboration with WETA TV 26, this Twitter chat is part of the community engagement surrounding the WETA co-production of Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, A Film by Barak Goodman airing on March 30, 31 and April 1 on WETA TV 26 and on PBS stations nationwide. For more information about the film and the project visit

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