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August 22 - 28, 2016
Go Behind the Scenes of Poldark This Week on WETA Television!
Inside Poldark
Relive the thrilling first season of Masterpiece's swashbuckling romantic series and enjoy hints of what's to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark (portrayed by Aidan Turner) in the upcoming second season of the drama. The special features cast and creator interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Inside Poldark airs Thursday, August 25 at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
Visions of Italy, Southern Style
Visions of Italy: Southern Style
A high-definition film soars above the spectacular landscape of southern Italy, with stunning aerial footage accompanied by a poetic narrative and glorious music that includes selections from Rossini, Puccini and Vivaldi, and popular songs from Dean Martin and Michael Amante. 

Visions of Italy, Southern Style airs Tuesday, August 23 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era. This special features interviews and performances by the foursome: Mama Cass, Michelle, Denny and John, with rare footage not seen in decades.

California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas airs Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.
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Front Row Washington Presents The Amemet Quartet
The Amemet Quartet
This week on Classical WETA's Front Row Washington, Pro Musica Hebraica opens their ninth season with their first-ever program devoted to music from the Spanish Sephardic tradition. This includes performances by the Amernet String Quartet, including the world premiere of traditional Ladino songs for voice and string quartet arranged by composer and violist Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, known for his work with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and the Kronos Quartet. 

Front Row Washington airs Monday, August 22 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
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Marathon Mania Comes to D.C.
Marathon Mania Comes to DC (Library of Congress)
When American Johnny Hayes won the marathon at the 1908 London Olympics, it set off a nationwide craze for long-distance running dubbed "marathon mania." By 1909 marathon mania was in full swing in D.C., and the Washington Post decided to sponsor a fifteen mile race on May 29th. Learn more about Washington's first ever long-distance road race on our Boundary Stones local history blog.Learn more →
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