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June 27 - July 4, 2016
Join Us For An Annual D.C. Tradition: A Capitol Fourth
A Capitol Fourth
Celebrate America's 240th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza that features the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. America’s Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, and features performances from Grammy Award-winners Smokey Robinson and Kenny Loggins, along with Alisan Porter, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Sutton Foster, the Broadway cast of "On Your Feet!" and more!

A Capitol Fourth airs Monday, July 4 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
The Great British Baking Show Season 3 Begins Sunday!
Great British Baking Show
A brand new season of the popular reality competition The Great British Baking Show debuts on WETA Television this week, spotlighting the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers aiming to be named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle assignments such as cakes, breads, pastries and desserts in a series of challenges, the difficulty of which increase as the competition unfolds.

The Great British Baking Show Season 3 premieres Sunday, July 3 at 7pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, and at 8pm on WETA UK. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
The Greeks Continues
The Greeks
Explore the history of Greek civilization through the ages and its impact on our present day lives in this new miniseries. This week, watch as the ancient Greeks emerge from the first dark ages to compose timeless epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, conjure early theories of nature and construct the world’s first democracy.

The Greeks airs Tuesday, June 28 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.
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Front Row Washington Presents Pianist Olivier Cavé
Front Row Washington: Olivier Cave
This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents Swiss pianist Olivier Cavé in a program recorded at the Phillips Collection. Cavé's recital includes multiple sonatas by Joseph Haydn and Domenico Scarlatti, and ends with several pieces by Isaac Albeniz, heir to the "Spanish pianoforte school" begun by Scarlatti's pupil, Antonio Soler.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, June 27 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
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Terrorism Hits Home in 1915
US Capitol Bombing 1915
Shortly before midnight on Friday, July 2, 1915, an explosion rocked the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol. The following day, Washingtonians opened their Evening Star newspaper and found a sinister letter to the editor, which began, “Unusual times and circumstances call for unusual means.” Despite the letter, few could've imagined just how bizarre the backstory behind the blast would turn out to be. Read more on our Boundary Stones local history blog.Visit Boundary Stones
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