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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Dave Grohl returned to his native Washington, D.C., as part of an eight-city recording odyssey that produced the forthcoming Foo Fighters album, Sonic Highways. He previews an episode of the upcoming HBO series of the same name that he directed, reflecting his home town’s musical heritage and cultural fabric. Presented in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM

In this moving documentary, explore the unlikely bond between a blind piano prodigy and his mentor, jazz legend Clark Terry. After the exclusive screening, producer Quincy Jones discusses Terry and the making of the film with John Edward Hasse.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore mixes early women’s-rights activism, pulp comics, an unconventional marriage, and the invention of the lie detector as she traces William Moulton Marston’s creation of the wildly popular female superhero.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Meet the Minister of Silly Walks himself, comic genius John Cleese. Tonight, in an interview with NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon, he shares the stories behind his success, one laugh at a time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

After his controversial and widely watched debate with a creationist, scientist educator and television host Bill Nye set off to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. He discusses his new book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, part of that campaign.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Saddle up for an entertaining and insightful look at the landscape of the Hollywood Western and trace its progression from early sagebrush melodramas to films that explore complex stories, history, and core American values.



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