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October 5 - October 11, 2015
Indian Summers Continues on Masterpiece
Indian Summers on Masterpiece
The third episode of this lavish costume drama, depicting the twilight of the British Raj in India, sees Sooni get into trouble as witness tampering runs riot. Meanwhile, Ramu confronts Armitage at the annual fair, and Dougie confesses to Sarah.

Masterpiece: Indian Summers airs Sunday, October 11 at 9:00pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. See all broadcast times →Watch preview →
NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark
NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark
A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat.

NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark airs Wednesday, October 7 at 9pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. 
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Catch The Doctor Blake Mysteries From the Beginning on WETA UK
Doctor Blake Mysteries
Craig MacLachlan stars as Dr. Lucien Blake in this 2013 Australian series, which follows the story of the character after his return home to Ballarat (near Melbourne) in the late 1950s to take over his father's country medical practice after decades away.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 1 begins Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm on WETA UK with Seasons 2 and 3 to follow. 
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George Washington's Overdue Books

George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart
George Washington may have never told a lie, but he certainly was a little bit forgetful. On October 5, 1789 he checked out a volume of Common Debates, a collection of transcripts from the English House of Commons, from the New York Library. The book was due back on November 2 but never returned. In 2010, Mount Vernon did a make-good when it purchased a copy of of the book online for $12,000 and gifted it to the New York Library Society. Learn more on Boundary Stones
Join Classical WETA for the NSO Season-Opening Concert
Percussionist Martin Grubinger
The 2015-16 National Symphony Orchestra Season opens with a dazzling concert of contemporary and classical favorites, and you can enjoy the highlights in a very special NSO Showcase broadcast on Classical WETA. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the NSO in festive music including Prokoviev's sparkling Classical Symphony and Smetana's "Overture" and "Three Dances" from The Bartered Bride. Austrian percussion sensation Martin Grubinger and Broadway star Sutton Foster also appear.

Highlights from the NSO Season-Opening Concert 
airs Wednesday, October 7 at 11am on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
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Are You a Fan of The Great British Baking Show? Check Out Our Telly Visions Recaps!
British Baking Show
Do you love reality competition The Great British Baking Show? Can't get enough scones, tarts and cakes in your life? Stop by our Telly Visions blog for weekly recaps of all the baked goodness in every episode and chat about your favorite contestants with other fans.  
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You're Invited: Screening and Panel Discussion Tonight!
Debt of Honor Screening
Join us tonight at NPR Studios in Washington, D.C., for a screening and panel discussion of Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History. The film chronicles the history of disabled veterans from the Revolutionary War through today. Panelists include filmmaker Ric Burns, Col. Greg Gadson and retired Capt. Leslie Nicole Smith.

The hour-long film features illuminating interviews with some of the country’s most prominent disabled veterans, including U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (Illinois); former U.S. Senator and Veterans Affairs Administrator Max Cleland (Georgia); former Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir, Col. Gregory Gadson; and actor, motivational speaker and Iraq War Army veteran J.R. Martinez.

Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History is a production of Steeplechase Films. The director is Ric Burns. The producers are Ric Burns, Bonnie Lafave and Nat Rosa. The co-producer is Josh Woltermann. The editor is Mikaela Shwer. WETA, Washington, D.C., is the presenting station. Funding is provided by Lois Pope. National Outreach is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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