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January 17 - 22, 2017
Season 2 of Mercy Street Begins This Sunday!
Mercy Street, Season 2, Episode 1
Join us for the return of popular drama Mercy Street this Sunday! As Season 2 begins, allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. The new season follows the growing chaos at Alexandria’s Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population.

Mercy Street Season 2 premieres Sunday, January 22 at 8pm WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
Join PBS NewsHour for Live Coverage of the Presidential Inauguration!
PBS NewsHour Inauguration 2017
Join PBS NewsHour for Inauguration Day ceremonies broadcast live from Washington, D.C. Anchored by reporters both in the studio and on location, the NewsHour team will provide live coverage of the President-Elect's arrival, the swearing-in of the President and Vice President, the Inaugural Address and more. Coverage will also continue online throughout the afternoon and evening as the Inaugural Parade gets under way.

PBS NewsHour Inauguration 2017: A Special Report airs Sunday, January 20 at 11am on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.See all broadcast times →
Lavish New Drama Victoria Continues on Masterpiece
Victoria, Season 1, Episode 2
The exciting first season of new period drama Victoria continues this Sunday on Masterpiece. This week, the young queen grows into her royal role, facing challenges on all fronts, including from both rioters and suitors. As she ponders the possibility of marriage, Victoria's friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex.

Victoria airs Sunday, January 22 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: American Experience
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: American Experience
American Experience revisits two months when peace was shattered by assassination. On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, Lincoln was dead.

American Experience airs Tuesday, January 17 at 8pm WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.See all broadcast times →Watch preview →Learn more on our Boundary Stones blog: Little Known Victims of the Lincoln Assassination →

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Classical WETA Opera House Presents Romeo Et Juliette
Met Opera production of Romeo Et Juliette
This weekend, Classical WETA Opera House presents Gounod's lavish adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragic tale of a star-crossed couple torn apart by their feuding families. Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as the ill-fated lovers, alongside Elliot Madore and Mikhail Petrenko. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala.

Classical WETA Opera House
airs Saturday, January 21 at 1pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
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Share Your Thoughts on the Premiere of Victoria
Victoria recap
Highly anticipated new period drama Victoria has arrived! Did you watch the premiere over the weekend? Need to discuss it in every detail? Telly Visions has you covered! Stop by our British blog for an in-depth recap of the season's first episode and discuss all the latest drama in Queen Victoria's early reign.
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Binge the Full Season of Victoria Now with WETA Passport
Victoria Premiere
Are you already in love with new Masterpiece period drama Victoria? Want the chance to binge watch the rest of the first season? When you activate WETA Passport today with a monthly gift of just $5 or more — or a one time gift of $60 — you'll be able to watch all seven episodes of this brand new series! Yes, before they air on TV! Plus with your Passport membership, you'll also be able to catch up on many other favorite series, such as Grantchester, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and more — whenever and wherever you want.
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Sherlock Season 4 Finale
In case you missed it on WETA, you can still catch many of your favorite programs streaming online! This week, enjoy these programs among many others: WETA Passport LogoThis program is available exclusively to WETA members on WETA Passport! Click here to learn more or activate now.

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