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October 24-30, 2016
Celebrate Bill Murray, 2016 Recipient of the Mark Twain Prize!
Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray
This annual special, co-produced by WETA, celebrates popular actor and comedian Bill Murray as he receives the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A star-studded array of performers pay tribute to Murray from the stage at the Kennedy Center, including Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Sigourney Weaver and more.

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize airs Friday, October 28 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants
Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants
What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? Find out when one man, his family and a band of enthusiastic helpers journey across the wild heart of Uganda to move some of the world's rarest and most precious cargo.

Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants airs Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →

The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist
Doctor Who's David Tennant stars as brilliant defense lawyer Will Burton, who has a storybook family and a potent nickname, "The Escape Artist", for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. But Burton finds his life turned upside down when he takes the case of an unsavory suspect accused of a torture killing.

Masterpiece Mystery!: The Escape Artist airs Saturday, October 29 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.
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Classical WETA's Front Row Washington Presents the JACK Quartet
JACK Quartet
This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a recital by the JACK Quartet, joined by composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel. This January 2013 performance includes Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115, as well as the world premiere of an original piece by Bermel himself. Inspired by the work of renowned theoretical physicist Nina Arkani-Hamed, Bermel's A Short History of the Universe is meant to create a musical impression of gravity.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, October 24 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
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Take Our New Founding Fathers Personality Quiz!
Founding Fathers Personality Quiz
The overwhelming popularity of the musical Hamilton has reignited an interest in the history of America, and the people who helped create the country we live in. But which of America’s Founding Fathers are you most like? (And not just the one you like the most in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical!) Now you can find out your Founding Father alter ego — just take our brand new personality quiz! Take the quiz →
Weekend Royalty at the Maryland Renaissance Festival
Not That DC: Weekend Royalty
As Fred Nelson describes it, the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival is "overwhelming to the senses." He should know, having played the role of King Henry VIII since 2002. In the latest installment of our Not THAT D.C. video series, Nelson offers a glimpse of what it's like to be royalty and why so many people like to lose themselves in fantasy at the festival.
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Get Your Ducks in a Row
Ducks in a Row
Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Join other loyal WETA supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, then get your estate plan off the ground during National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2016. Request a FREE BOOKLET today!
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Great Performances: Hamilton's America
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