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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

S2016 Ep2: Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles

S2016 Ep2: Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles

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

S2016 Ep1: A Celebration of American Creativity

S2016 Ep1: A Celebration of American Creativity

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

S2015 Ep1: “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the Whit

S2015 Ep1: “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the Whit

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

S2014 Ep2: A Salute to the Troops

S2014 Ep2: A Salute to the Troops

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

Clips

S2015 Ep1: Tamela Mann Performs "Take Me To The King"

S2015 Ep1: Tamela Mann Performs "Take Me To The King"

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

S2015 Ep1: Shirley Caesar Performs "Sweeping Through the Cit

S2015 Ep1: Shirley Caesar Performs "Sweeping Through the Cit

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

S2015 Ep1: Michelle Williams Performs "Say Yes"

S2015 Ep1: Michelle Williams Performs "Say Yes"

Michelle Williams Amazes the Audience with her Song.

S2015 Ep1: Aretha Franklin Performs "Plant My Feet on Higher

S2015 Ep1: Aretha Franklin Performs "Plant My Feet on Higher

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

Previews

S2016 Ep2: Andra Day Performs "Drown in My Own Tears"

S2016 Ep2: Andra Day Performs "Drown in My Own Tears"

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

S2016 Ep2: Demi Lovato Sings "You Don't Know Me"

S2016 Ep2: Demi Lovato Sings "You Don't Know Me"

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