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The WETA program guide features TV schedules, Classical WETA highlights, and updates on special events and more for the month ahead.

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  • My Music SpecialsThis Land Is Your Land

    Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HDMy Music: Favorite Love Songs

    Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD

    WETA reprises a popular offering in TJ Lubinskys long-running My Music production series, This Land Is Your Land, last seen on WETAs air in 2008. Hosted by the Smothers Brothers Tom and Dick, and Judy Collins, the celebra-tion of 1960s folk-rock features an array of classic acts such as the Kingston Trio, the Brothers Four (above), Glenn Yarborough, the Highwaymen, the Limeliters, Randy Sparks and the Minstrels, Roger McGwinn, and John Sebastian. The program features musical offerings including Tom Dooley, Michael, Row the Boat Ashore, Baby the Rain

    Must Fall, Turn, Turn, Turn, and many more. This Land Is Your Land presents a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to coffeehouse and club success to its popularization nationwide.

    Also this month, the My Music series presents the new program Favorite Love Songs, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Lucci (All My Children). This all-new special devoted to sentimental favorites of the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s features vintage performances of classic hits that include Through the Years (Kenny Rogers); If You Leave Me Now (Chi-cago); I Honestly Love You (Olivia Newton-John); Make It With You (Bread); Your Song (Elton John); and Ill Never Love This Way Again (Dionne Warwick, left).

    50 Years with Peter, Paul and MarySunday, March 13 at 7 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD

    50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary, a 2014 documentary by four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director Jim Brown, spotlights the popular folk music trios career, featuring rare and previously unseen television footage includ-ing a BBC program from the early 1960s that embodies many of the groups best performances and most popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their success, a time when the infl uential trio dominated the Billboard music charts. From the groups emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and anti-war era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to Mary Travers moving memorial, and fi nally to the present where their legacy continues to inform and inspire successive generations this intimate fi lm reveals the impact of the groups artistry and activism. The program features a host of songs, including Five Hundred Miles, If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song), Blowin in the Wind, Stewball, Leaving on a Jet Plane, and other classics.

    Celtic Thunder: LegacyThursday, March 17 at 9:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD

    Since its inception in August 2007, the Celtic Thunder vocal ensemble has thrilled audiences with its crisp harmonies and powerful world music numbers, bringing a signature twist to an eclectic mix of songs while introducing music from the groups homeland and traversing with ease the genres of folk, traditional

    Irish, adult contemporary, rock, and classical crossover. Now the global Irish group presents a new special featuring music from its new stage show and album. In Celtic Thunder: Legacy, soloists Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett OHanlon and Neil Byrne, joined by guest artist Damian McGinty (an original member of the group), present the best of their ensemble numbers from their nine tours to date. The performances, backed by a band featuring strings, guitars, percussion, whistles, pipes and more, feature a wide variety of solo hits and fan favorites.

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    to feeling and looking younger. Repeats Sun 3/13, 2pm; Thur 3/17, 8pm; Fri 3/18, 3:30pm; Mon 3/21, 1pm; Tue 3/22, 8pm; Fri 3/25, 2pm

    7:30 THE PATIENTS PLAYBOOK WITH LESLIE MICHELSON Join medical case management expert Leslie Michel-son to discover the roadmap that every American needs to get the best medical care possible. This step-by-step practical guide provides life-saving strategies and empowering decision-making tools. Repeats Sun 3/13, 11:30pm

    9AM EASTENDERS (two episodes) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 ON THE PSYCHIATRISTS COUCH WITH DANIEL AMEN,

    MD R 12N THE JEWISH JOURNEY: AMERICA R 1:30 THE FOREVER WISDOM OF DR. WAYNE DYER

    Celebrate the self-help icons wisdom, teachings and unique ability to translate abstract ideas into down-to-earth lessons that can be applied to everyday life. This memorial tribute includes memorable stories, both funny and soulful. Repeats Mon 3/7, 8pm; Tue 3/8, 1pm; Sat 3/12, noon; Sun 3/20, 6am

    4:30 ED SLOTTS RETIREMENT ROAD MAP: FROM FOREVER TAXED TO NEVER TAXED Money expert Ed Slott of-fers counsel on how to steer clear of fi nancial problems in your retirement and preserve more of your retire-ment savings from fees and taxation. Repeats Fri 3/11, 11:30pm; Sat 3/12, 3pm; Thur 3/17, 11:30pm; Sat 3/19, 7am; Wed 3/23, 10pm

    6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND 6:30 IL VOLO: LIVE FROM POMPEII See the Friday, March

    4, 10 p.m. listing. R 8:00 MY MUSIC: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND The Smothers

    Brothers Tom and Dick and musical artist Judy Collins host a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music. Among those featured are the Brothers Four, Glenn Yarborough, the Highway-men, Roger McGuinn and John Sebastian. Repeats tonight; Sun 3/6, 11pm; Mon 3/7, 2pm; Tue 3/8, 10:30pm; Fri 3/11, 1pm, 8:30pm; Sat 3/12, 6:30pm

    9:30 MY MUSIC: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND R 11:00 ON THE PSYCHIATRISTS COUCH WITH DANIEL AMEN,

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    6 Sunday SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM12:30AM: 6AM EASY YOGA FOR DIABETES WITH PEGGY CAPPY

    Cappy explores how yoga and the right diet can improve health and have a positive impact on life with diabetes. Interviews with doctors and fi rst-person accounts from individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes explore how yoga and diet improved their lives. Repeats Tue 3/8, midnight; Thur 3/10, midnight; Sat 3/12, 6am; Mon 3/14, 8pm; Sat 3/19, 6am

    8:00 RICK STEVES EUROPE 2016 Travel expert Rick Steves explores Italy, touring Rome, Florence, Venice and Italys Veneto: Verona, Padua and Ravenna. Repeats Fri 3/4, 2pm; Wed 3/9, 1pm; Sat 3/19, noon

    11:00 ED SLOTTS RETIREMENT ROAD MAP: FROM FOREVER TAXED TO NEVER TAXED See March 5, 4:30 p.m.

    1AM CHARLIE ROSE Repeats next weekday, noon

    4 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL In WETAs

    long-running weekly production, moderator and man-aging editor Gwen Ifi ll leads a roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major news stories of the week.

    8:30 ON THE PSYCHIATRISTS COUCH WITH DANIEL AMEN, MD Among the most popular psychiatrists in Amer-ica, Dr. Amen is a double board-certifi ed psychiatrist who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. In this new special, Amen relates the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. Repeats Sat 3/5, 10am, 11pm; Thur 3/10, 10pm; Sat 3/12, 7am; Sun 3/13, 10:30am; Mon 3/14, 10:30pm; Tue 3/15, 2:30pm; Fri 3/18, 1pm; Sun 3/20, 4pm, 10:30pm; Mon 3/21, 2:30pm; Thur 3/24, 9pm

    10:00 IL VOLO: LIVE FROM POMPEII A program features the perfect harmonies of the charming vocal trio as its members pay homage to their home country. The young tenors sing classic Italian favorites and original compositions in this concert fi lmed in the spectacular ancient ruins of Pompeii. Repeats Sat 3/5, 6:30pm; Wed 3/9, 11:30pm; Sun 3/20, 7:30pm

    11:30 THE JEWISH JOURNEY: AMERICA A program traces Jewish immigration to the U.S. through the centuries. Top scholars, notable writers and immigrants them-selves share stories of those who made a leap of faith to escape persecution or pursue opportunity. Repeats Sat 3/5, noon; Mon 3/14, 1pm

    1AM CHARLIE ROSE Repeats next weekday, noon

    5 Saturday SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM1AM: 6AM AGING BACKWARDS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-

    WHITE Former National Ballet of Canada dancer Miranda Esmonde-White provides insights on combat-ing the physical signs and consequences of aging, motivating viewers to stretch and strengthen their way

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    Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HDMy Music: This Land Is Your Land, hosted by the Smothers Brothers (above) and Judy Collins, explores the evolution of modern American folk music, from its origins in bluegrass to mainstream popularity.

    Friday, March 4 at 10:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HDIl Volo: Live from Pompeii features the popular vocal trio performing Italian favorites before a live audience at the ancient ruins.

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    WETAs spring membership drive airs March 327 on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. Please note that television

    listings during that period are subject to change.

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    4:24 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 5 of 9. Thomas makes Andy a generous offer. Spratt rescues Denker. A powerful politician comes to dinner. Robert upsets the family. Mary gets suspicious. {DVI} Repeats Wed 3/9, 4pm

    5:26 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 6 of 9. The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped. {DVI} Repeats Wed 3/9, 5pm

    6:28 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 7 of 9. A car race gives Mary fl ashbacks. Mrs. Patmore opens for business. Mrs. Hughes tricks Carson. Things get serious for Edith. Robert gets a surprise gift. {DVI} Repeats Thur 3/10, 3:30pm

    7:30 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 8 of 9. Two romances get complicated. Molesley and Spratt try out new jobs. Thomas takes a fateful step. Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal. Isobel puts her foot down. {DVI} Repeats Thur 3/10, 4:30pm

    9:00 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE The fi nal season of the popular drama concludes. Part 9 of 9. After six passionate and poignant seasons, the curtain comes down on Downton Abbey. How will fate resolve the stories of Edith, Mary, Thomas, Anna, Robert, Cora, Daisy, Carson, Violet, Isobel and all the other occupants of the great estate? {DVI} Repeats Thur 3/10, 8pm

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    7 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE FOREVER WISDOM OF DR. WAYNE DYER

    Celebrate the self-help icons wisdom, teachings and unique ability to translate abstract ideas into down-to-earth lessons that can be applied to everyday life. This memorial tribute includes memorable stories, both funny and soulful. Repeats Tue 3/8, 1pm; Sat 3/12, noon

    11:00 THE WASHINGTON CHERRY BLOSSOMS: A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP Washington, D.C.s cherry blossoms grace the Tidal Basin each year and are a focal point for the nation as the country welcomes spring. This special WETA production spotlights the blossoming cherry trees, a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912, and ex-plores the history of the trees and the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the nations largest springtime celebrations. Repeats Sun 3/13, 9:30am; Tue 3/15, 10pm; Wed 3/16, 3pm; Sun 3/20, 6:30pm; Mon 3/21, midnight; Tue 3/22, 11pm; Thur 3/24, 3pm, 8pm; Fri 3/25, 1pm, 10pm

    12M BAFTA CELEBRATES DOWNTON ABBEY See the Tuesday, March 8, 9:30 p.m. listing.

    1AM CHARLIE ROSE Repeats next weekday, noon

    7AM EAT FAT, GET THIN WITH DR. MARK HYMAN Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contrib-utes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefi ts of a higher-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In this new program, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how eating the right fats can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Repeats Wed 3/23, 1pm

    8:30 SUZE ORMANS FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOU In a program taped at American University, the per-sonal fi nance expert presents advice on a broad set of fi nancial issues, including: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Repeats Sat 3/12, 10am, 9:30pm; Tue 3/15, 8pm; Wed 3/16, 1pm; Thur 3/24, 4pm

    10:30 DR. FUHRMANS END DIETING FOREVER Break free from dieting with the help of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times best-selling author and board-certifi ed phy-sician who specializes in the prevention and reversal of disease using nutritional solutions. The program includes cooking demonstrations; advice on staying active, vibrant and healthy later in life; and nutritional methods to combat obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Repeats Wed 3/9, 9:30pm; Sun 3/13, 7:30am; Thur 3/17, 4:30pm; Sat 3/19, 10am; Sun 3/20, noon; Tue 3/22, 2:30pm

    12N DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE WETA reprises Season 6 episodes leading up to tonights fi nale. Part 1 of 9. Extortion and downsiz-ing threaten Downton Abbey. Change is afoot at the hospital. Mrs. Hughes poses a delicate question. Daisy speaks her mind, and Anna and Bates wait for the word. {DVI} Repeats Mon 3/7, 3:30pm

    1:20 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 2 of 9. Wedding plans hit a snag. Pigs lead to trouble for Edith and Marigold. Thomas gets a hint. Anna has a secret appointment. Violet and Isobel lock horns over health care. {DVI} Repeats Mon 3/7, 5pm

    2:21 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 3 of 9. A wedding dress drama takes a disastrous turn. The breakfast battle is settled. A handsome volunteer helps Edith meet a deadline. The hospital debate gets nasty. {DVI} Repeats Tue 3/8, 4pm

    3:24 DOWNTON ABBEY, SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE Part 4 of 9. Miss Baxter faces a dilemma. Anna and Mary rush to London. Daisy continues to press her case. A former maid comes to lunch. Car talk is in the air. {DVI} Repeats Tue 3/8, 5pm

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    Wednesday, March 9 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HDMartyrs, Mayhem & Martial Law: Life in Civil War Alexandria, a new WETA production, explores the Civil War era of the citys rich history. Above: The Provost Marshals Offi ce in Alexandria.

    Sunday, March 6, noon-11 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HDWETA reprises episodes 1-8 of Downton Abbey, Season 6 on Masterpiece, leading up to the two-hour series fi nale at 9 p.m.

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    MARTYRS, MAYHEM & MARTIAL LAW: LIFE IN CIVIL WAR ALEXANDRIA

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    11:30 IL VOLO: LIVE FROM POMPEII R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE Repeats next weekday, noon

    10 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSH...