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December 9 - 15, 2019

Binge All Five Seasons of DCI Banks with WETA Passport!

DCI Banks

Stephen Tompkinson stars as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks in this series of chilling murder mysteries based on the Peter Robinson novels. WETA Passport members can now stream all five seasons of this thrilling series any time!

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Rick Steves' Fascism in Europe

Rick Steves Fascism in Europe

Travel expert Rick Steves explores how fascism rose and then fell in Europe, taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, and the totalitarian societies they built.

Rick Steves' Fascism in Europe airs Tuesday, December 10 at 8pm on TV 26 and WETA HD.

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PBS NewsHour Covers the House of Representatives' Public Impeachment Hearings

Impeachment Hearings

PBS NewsHour presents live coverage of the continuing House of Representatives' public impeachment hearings. Anchor Judy Woodruff will be joined by Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Foreign Affairs and Defense correspondent Nick Schifrin, and other guests.

On Monday, December 9, the hearings will air live on TV 26 and WETA HD at 9am and be re-aired in primetime at 8pm. PBS NewsHour will also stream gavel-to-gavel coverage online on and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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The Moonstone

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:

  • The Moonstone
    Binge this fresh adaptation of English literature's first great detective novel now with WETA Passport!
  • DCI Banks
    Stephen Tompkinson stars as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks in these chilling murder stories based on the Peter Robinson novels.
  • Silk
    A thrilling legal drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing a group of top end barristers.

WETA Passport is a 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!


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Explore Handel's Messiah with Classical Breakdown

Handel's Messiah

Classical WETA's podcast, Classical Breakdown, takes audiences behind the music, making the classical music world understandable and accessible. In our latest episode, James Jacobs joins host John Banther to discuss the history of Handel's "Messiah," a modern-day holiday classic that was never actually meant for Christmas.

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Join WETA PBS Kids at EdFEST 2019

EdFest 2019

Come and join us at EdFEST, D.C.'s annual public school fair on Saturday, December 14 from 11am to 3pm at the D.C. Armory.  Meet staff from more than 200 DCPS and public charter schools, learn about the school lottery application, meet children's character WordGirl and much more!

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