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September 18 - September 24

Ken Burns's The Vietnam War Continues All Week Long

The Vietnam War Episode 2

Ken Burns's monumental 10-part documentary series continues this week, exploring one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history. On Monday's installment, President Kennedy and his advisors wrestle with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds. 

The Vietnam War airs Monday-Thursday, September 18-21, and continues Sunday-Thursday, September 24-28 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD. 

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Vietnam in Washington

Vietnam in Washington

This new local TV 26 program examines the Vietnam War's political and cultural impact on Greater Washington. Featuring a moderated panel of scholars, veterans and civilians, Vietnam in Washington offers perspectives on how the war shaped the life and cultural landscape of the region.  

Vietnam in Washington airs Fridays, September 22 and 29 at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

Vietnam Passport

Our newest member benefit allows you to watch your favorite WETA shows whenever and wherever you want. This week, enjoy these programs among many others:

 WETA Passport is a new benefit for members that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming. Featuring both PBS and select local programming, WETA Passport allows you to watch even more of your favorite shows, including full seasons of many current and past series. Click here to learn more or activate now!

Finding My Mother, Finding Myself: Kim and Huong O'Connell

Finding My Mother

Local writer Kim O'Connell discusses her unique family history as the daughter of an American serviceman father and a Vietnamese mother. After coming to the United States in the 1970s, Kim's mother, Huong, was intent on becoming Americanized and raising her children as Americans. As an adult, Kim has felt a pull to connect with her Vietnamese heritage, but that connection has been elusive.

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National Gallery of Art

Front Row Washington Presents Ukrainian Pianist Vadym Kholodenko

Vadym Kholodenko

This week, Classical WETA's Front Row Washington presents a recital by pianist — and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner — Vadym Kholodenko. The program for his Phillips Collection debut features Schumann's 4 Klavierstucke Op. 32, Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin, Rachmaninov's Etudes-tableaux Op. 39 and more.

Front Row Washington airs Monday, September 18 at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.

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AFI Latin American Film Festival 

2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

WETA TV 26 is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center from September 14-October 4. The festival showcases the works of established and emerging filmmakers from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections.

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The Vietnam War in Washington Timeline 

Vietnam War in Washington Timeline

From early local protests to the dedication of "The Wall" and beyond, explore an interactive timeline of significant events in the Greater Washington area related to the Vietnam War.

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