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In Performance at the White House

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Behind the Scenes

President Obama at In Performance at the White House taping

Presenting and broadcasting a music concert at the White House is a challenge, even for seasoned television producers. But, WETA has the been doing it since the Carter administration. Catch a glimpse of what's involved in the production as we go behind-the-scenes with the staff and performers who brought "Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House" to PBS in February 2016.

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Full Episodes

Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles

Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles

Watch a celebration of the legacy of Ray Charles at the White House.

A Celebration of American Creativity

A Celebration of American Creativity

President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star tribute to art and literature in America.

“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”

“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”

The Emmy Award-nominated series presents an evening of gospel music.

A Salute to the Troops

A Salute to the Troops

A Salute to the Troops: premiered Friday, November 7th on PBS.

Clips

Tamela Mann Performs "Take Me To The King"

Tamela Mann Performs "Take Me To The King"

The acclaimed gospel singer and actress sings her No. 1 Platinum hit.

Shirley Caesar Performs "Sweeping Through the City"

Shirley Caesar Performs "Sweeping Through the City"

Pastor Shirley Caesar, Iconic Gospel Artist, Awes the Crowd with her Performance.

Michelle Williams Performs "Say Yes"

Michelle Williams Performs "Say Yes"

Michelle Williams Amazes the Audience with her Song.

Aretha Franklin Performs "Plant My Feet on Higher Ground"

Aretha Franklin Performs "Plant My Feet on Higher Ground"

The "Undisputed Queen of Soul" Sings a Classic Hymn.

Previews

Andra Day Performs "Drown in My Own Tears"

Andra Day Performs "Drown in My Own Tears"

Andra Day sings in "Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House."

Demi Lovato Sings "You Don't Know Me"

Demi Lovato Sings "You Don't Know Me"

Demi Lovato in "Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House."