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New PBS History Series | African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. narrates African-American history in the groundbreaking new six-part PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. The series premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00pm with episode one: The Black Atlantic (1500 – 1800) and airs over six consecutive Tuesdays through November 26. Throughout the course of the series, viewers will see that the road to freedom for black people in America was not linear, but more like the course of a river, full of loops and eddies, slowing, and occasionally reversing the current of progress. Visiting key historical sites, debating with some of America’s top historians, and interviewing living eyewitnesses, Professor Gates travels the United States taking viewers on a journey through five centuries of African-American history.

 

 

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Free Movies in DC | WETA Movies October 19

Wait Till Dark (1967)

This Saturday at 9:30pm on WETA TV26 & HD, recently blinded Susy Hendrix, played by the elegant Audrey Hepburn, is terrorized by criminals as they search for a baby doll they used to smuggle heroin into the country with. Susy is also learning to cope with her recent blindness, from a accident and is aided by her unreliable neighbor Gloria (Julie Herrod). Led by the violent Roat (Alan Arkin), the tension mounts as he will do anything to regain the doll, including impersonating police officers and friends of her husband to win her confidence and obtain access to her apartment to look for the doll. Wait Until Dark is an entertaining, suspenseful thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as Susy fights for her life against the criminals.

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Free Movies in DC | WETA Movies October 12

On October 12, WETA TV26 brings you a night of cerebral cinema. At 9:30pm, take a strange journey through the dark depths of the human mind in the suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train. Then at 11:30pm meet the men and women who learned to utilize the human brain to manipulate consumers, impact culture, and redefine the advertising empire in an Independent Lens presentation: Art and Copy.

Strangers on a Train (1951) at 9:30pm
Bruno, a psychotic socialite, has concocted a flawless plan to eradicate his hated father. When he stumbles across the ideal partner in Guy, a tennis player he meets on a train, Bruno proposes a clear-cut arrangement: Bruno kills Guy’s unwanted wife and Guy rids Bruno of his despised father. Will this extreme plan stay on track, or will it end in a train wreck? Climb aboard the suspense express in Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train! Is the suspense killing you? Watch the trailer here!

Independent Lens: Art & Copy at 11:30pm
Are you fascinated by the advertising entrepreneurs on TV shows like Mad Men? Now you can go back in time, to the genesis of the advertising empire, and explore the inventiveness of the most influential advertising creators of our time. Born out of advertising’s creative revolution of the 1960s, these artists, writers, and visionaries were at the helm of the redefinition of the advertising business. These individuals have deeply influenced culture and society, but are relatively unknown outside of their industry. This fascinating documentary explores the psychological methods implemented by these advertising gurus that greatly impacted the redefining of the advertising kingdom. Watch the trailer here!

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This Week on WETA UK: October 7-13

Monday at 6:30pm is comedy after work! Watch your favorite groom Howard wake up in a jail cell and finds out some bad news about his best man in Worst Week of my Life. Then on Outnumbered a dinner party turns into something of a catastrophe when the family finds out Angela is planning to return to America. The laughter continues with an episode of My Family where Ben becomes upset when everyone ignores his birthday.

Tuesday at 10:30pm catch up with Rumpole of the Bailey as season 6 begins! Rumpole  
defends a restaurateur whom he doesn’t have a taste for after having when a live mouse jumps from one of his gourmet meals.

Wednesday at 1:00pm is a sleuth afternoon with new episodes of all your favorite mystery, murder, and spies. MI-5 has Juliet blackmailing Harry to support her bid for the Security & Intelligence Coordinator's job. Will Harry get manipulated or will it all be too much to handle? Adam is now convinced he knows the mole's identity but accuses the wrong person. At 2:00pm a 20-year-old case is reopened as new evidence is found in a pub toilet on the next episode of New Tricks. Then at 3:00pm on Waking the Dead, the unsolved case of the disappearance of five-year-old twins Jason and Cindy Murphy is reopened when one of them turns up in a hospital bed. Followed by Hustle at 4:00pm where Mickey and crew come across a diamond whose owner is will do whatever it takes to get it back.
 
Thursday at 11:30pm tune in for the new season of Waking the Dead. A woman found wandering naked throughwoodland has no recollection of how she got there or why her DNA was found at a murder scene in 1967.

Friday at 10:30pm
catch Rosemary and Thyme. A former boyfriend of Rosemary invites her and Laura to southern Spain where he wants her to restore a Moorish garden in his home located in the hills behind Malaga.
 
Saturday at 8:00pm the WETA UK Event: The Complete Mr. Selfridge continues with Selfridge in a coma and Ellen Love is recovering from her attempted suicide. Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle has a séance in the store invoking two dead relative’s to show up at a store.
 
Sunday at 11:00pm season 6 of Doctor Who begins with The Impossible Astronaut. The  
Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song are reunited in the middle of the Utah desert after receiving envelopes each containing a date, time, and map reference and soon to adventure with President Nixon and the Silence.

 

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4th & Long-Term Brain Injuries | Frontline: League of Denial: NFL’s Concussion Crisis

Are you ready for some football? Prepare to be blindsided with a new perspective on America’s favorite game. In a new 2 hour special, Frontline tackles the issues surrounding concussions in the National Football League. Former players are speaking out against the multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut claiming that in the past the league has concealed how much it knows about football inflicted, long-term brain injuries. Now, Frontline gives you front row tickets to its investigation of the invisible disease attacking the brains of former NFL players. Don’t miss this shocking inside story that could change America’s beloved game forever. Watch a preview here!

Frontline: League of Denial: NFL’s Concussion Crisis airs October 8 at 9pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.

Interested in learning more? Check out this video interview with Frontline producer and director Michael Kirk and Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson.

 

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