Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Unlike The New Classical WETA-FM, WETA-Television Feels Pulse Of The American Experience Through Coverage Of News, Jazz, And The American Novel

WETA-Television, in the Nation's Capital, April 4, 2007:

Newshour with Jim Lehrer 7 PM

Jim Lehrer anchors the nation's only hour-long nightly newscast with detailed analysis of major national and international issues. Lehrer is joined by a host of journalists and correspondents including Gwen Ifill, Margaret Warner and Ray Suarez.

In Performance at the White House - Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz 8 PM

This program showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Bush at the White House in honor of the jazz music genre and the Thelonious Monk Institute. Hosted by Barbara Walters, the evening includes performances by Anita Baker, Nnenna Freelon, Clark Terry, Lisa Henry and Bobby Watson. The broadcast includes interviews with jazz notables including Thelonious Monk Jr.

Novel Reflections on the American Dream 9 PM (Two Hours)

Many of our finest writers have dared to wrestle with the inequities that lie in the shadows, beyond the dream -- class and money and, often, a false promise of upward mobility. Presented in a dynamic visual style, designed to maximize viewer appreciation of the stories, the program examines these themes reflected through universal characters found in Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie," Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth," F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." Passages from each book are dramatized through haunting still photography and woven together with original and archival footage to evoke the American spirit.


The new Classical WETA-FM, American classical music loathing public radio in the Nation's Capital.

Scene from the Metropolitan Opera's World Premiere production of the American opera, The Great Gatsby, composed by John Harbison and based upon the American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Unlike WETA-Television and American Opera Companies, the new Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation's Capital, is afraid of American classical music and the American Experience.

Photo credit: (c) USOperaWeb: The on-line Magazine dedicated to American Opera. All rights reserved. With thanks.


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