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September 29-October 5, 2014

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This Week on WETA Television

MAKERS Presents Six New Films About Groundbreaking American Women

Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project, produced in association with WETA, spotlight groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence including comedy, Hollywood, space, war, business and politics. Each installment profiles prominent women and relates their struggles and triumphs as they transformed the landscape of their chosen vocation.

MAKERS airs Tuesdays, September 30 – November 3 at 9pm.

MAKERS, Season 2

MAKERS, Season 2
Tuesdays, September 30 – November 3 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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The Paradise, Season 2

Take The Paradise Personality Quiz

Did you enjoy the Season 2 premiere of The Paradise? Then you know that this Victorian-era department store is full of characters who each possess their own distinctive style (and we're not just talking about their clothes). Take our new personality quiz based on The Paradise and find out whether you're more a Denise, a Katherine or a Moray.

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Inspector Lewis, Season 7

Inspector Lewis Returns for Season 7!
Sunday, October 5 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Kevin Whatley and Laurence Fox return to Masterpiece Mystery for three new episodes of the popular Inspector Lewis series. The seventh season finds the detective duo in brand new territory — Lewis is busy enjoying retirement, while Hathaway has been promoted to Inspector, until a new case leads Lewis to reunite with his former colleague once more.

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Finding Your Roots: Billie Jean King

Three Great Athletes Explore Their Histories on Finding Your Roots
Tuesday, September 30 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. continues his exploration of American culture and identity in his acclaimed series Finding Your Roots. This week's episode explores the histories of three of America's greatest athletes: Tennis legend Billie Jean King, WNBA star Rebecca Lobo and retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, three people whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families. 

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This week's WETA Television schedule

Love Opera? Vote For Your Favorite in Our Poll!

Vote for Your Favorite OperaVoting is open in Classical WETA's annual competition to determine the D.C. area's favorite opera. Whether you love Tosca, La Traviata, Aida or something else, cast your ballot for the opera you would most like to see emerge victorious at the link below. 

Vote for your favorite by October 6, then tune to Classical WETA on October 18 at 1pm when we count down the top ten listener choices and air the opera that receives the most votes.   

Cast your vote now →

Thanks to our sponsor:

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Classical Radio Highlight

Don’t Miss the NSO Opening Ball Concert on October 1 at 11am

NSO Opening Ball Concert 2014Tune in Wednesday morning at 11am as Classical WETA presents a special broadcast of highlights from this year's glittering National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Ball Concert! Christoph Eschenbach launches his fifth season as the NSO's musical director, with a little assistance from superstar violinist Joshua Bell and popular Broadway soprano Kelli O'Hara. The French-themed gala features Bernstein's Candide, with Bell performing Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo capriccioso and Ravel's Tzigane. O'Hara takes the stage a bit later to perform La Vie en Rose and Bernstein's Glitter and Be Gay, assisted by a special appearance from NSO Pops Conductor Steven Reineke.

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You Don’t Have to Say Goodbye to The Roosevelts Just Yet!

In Case You Missed It

The Roosevelts: An Intimate HistoryOur on-air broadcast of Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History may have concluded, but you don’t have to bid farewell to this storied family just yet. 

Our Boundary Stones blog has a variety of articles and features dedicated to exploring how the Roosevelts helped shape the history of Washington, D.C., and ways their influence can still be experienced today. These stories run the gamut from Teddy Roosevelt's influence in the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, to White House weddings, to Eleanor's involvement with Marian Anderson's famous National Mall concert.  

Browse our local history blog's Roosevelts collection →

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