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February 8-14, 2016
Join PBS NewsHour for the Democratic Presidential Debate on February 11
PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate
Join us this week as PBS NewsHour produces the first Democratic presidential debate that follows the voting in the New Hampshire primary. The debate will be held on the main campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will be broadcast live on PBS stations around the nation. WETA's own Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors, will serve as debate moderators, drawing out the candidates' views on the issues. The debate will also be streamed online on the PBS NewsHour website.

PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate airs Thursday, February 11 at 9pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
Independent Lens: A Ballerina's Tale
Ballerina's Tale
Independent Lens offers an intimate look at a groundbreaking dancer during a crucial period in her life, exploring the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater.

Independent Lens: A Ballerina’s Tale airs Monday, February 8 at 10pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.
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Don't Miss a Washington Week Special Edition From Wisconsin
Washington Week Wisconsin
Award-winning public affairs program Washington Week celebrates the start of its 50th year on television with a series of live broadcasts from across America, with the first stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This special edition of Washington Week will be held at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, site of the previous evening's PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, and will feature moderator Gwen Ifill and a panel of top journalists analyzing the developments of the week before a live audience of 600 students and public television viewers. A half-hour special edition featuring a Q&A with the Wisconsin audience will follow. 

Washington Week airs Friday, February 12 at 8pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.
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Doc Martin Season 7 Continues
Doc Martin Season 7: Episode 6
As the new season of the popular British comedy continues, Martin and Louisa's plans for both a date and James Henry's first birthday party are thrown off by an unexpected visit from Danny, Louisa's ex-boyfriend.

Doc Martin airs Sunday, February 14 at 8pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.
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Front Row Washington Presents Pianist Alexander Melnikov
Front Row Washington: Melnikov
Tune in to Classical WETA's Front Row Washington this week, as pianist Alexander Melnikov performs music by Schubert, Brahms and Shostakovich, in a recital recorded February 8th, 2015 at the Phillips Collection Sunday Concerts.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, February 8 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9FM.
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How Historically Accurate is Civil War Drama Mercy Street?
Mercy Street
New series Mercy Street follows a cast of characters that includes doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. But how true is its depiction of life during the Civil War? We asked George Mason University history professor Dr. Christopher Hanmer to find out. 
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Discuss All the Drama in Downton Abbey Season 6!
Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 6
Having a lot of feelings about the final season of Downton Abbey? Want to discuss the latest episode in every detail? Telly Visions has you covered!

Stop by our British TV blog for an in-depth recap of all the latest twists and turns in the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, and discuss everything that happened with other fans.
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