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November 11 - 17, 2019

PBS NewsHour Covers the House of Representatives’ Public Impeachment Hearings

Judy Woodruff on the set of PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour presents live coverage of the first week of the 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 Wednesday, November 13, the hearings will air live on TV 26 and WETA HD at 10am and be re-aired in primetime at 8pm. On Friday, November 15 the hearings will air live at 9am and repeat at 8:30pm. PBS NewsHour will also stream gavel-to-gavel coverage online on and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Don't Miss the Series Finale of Poldark!

Ross Poldark on the Cornish coast.

After five seasons, popular period drama Poldark concludes this Sunday on Masterpiece. In the series finale, with their lives on the line, Ross and his friends must launch their most daring plan yet, to save themselves and their country from enemies both at home and abroad.

Poldark airs Sunday, November 17 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD, or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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The Warrior Tradition

A group of Native American soldiers stands in front of a bus in a vintage photo.

Learn the story of Native Americans in the United States military, told from warriors’ own points of view — spotlighting service, pain, courage and fear.

The Warrior Tradition airs Monday, November 11 at 9pm on TV 26 and WETA HD, or stream with the free PBS Video App.

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Now Streaming on WETA Passport

A still from the performance of Kinky Boots on Great Performances: Broadway's Best.

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 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!


Virginia Opera, Il Postino. Saturday, November 16 at 8pm. Sunday, November 17 at 2pm. Buy Tickets.

Listen to the Latest Episode of Our Classical Breakdown Podcast

Classical Breakdown: Reading Between the Notes

Classical WETA’s new podcast, Classical Breakdown, takes audiences behind the music, making the classical music world understandable and accessible. In our latest episode, violinist Liz Field sits down with host John Banther to explain how musicians go beyond the music on the page to make a score come alive.

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Discuss Poldark’s Final Season at Telly Visions

Demelza stands looking down and to the right, wearing a green hat and coat.

In the penultimate episode of Poldark, Season 5, Ross becomes embroiled in a complicated conspiracy as Drake and Morwenna announce happy news. Catch up on everything you missed and prepare yourselves for the series finale at our Telly Visions recap.

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The Brief Reign of the D.C. Mafia

The storefront of Bassin's Good Food, which was burned down by the D.C. mafia.

Drug-dealing. Arson. A Hungarian informant and a faked murder. Read the story of the Cottone crime family, the Sicilian mafiosos who ran an international criminal organization right in the backyard of the FBI.

Read the full story on Boundary Stones

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