In Performance at the White House

WETA has produced In Performance at the White House since 1978 and the music series spans every administration since President Carter's. The series began with an East Room recital by the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Since then, "In Performance at the White House" has embraced virtually every genre of American performance: pop, country, gospel, jazz, blues, theatre and dance among them. The series was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation's most famous home.

Show Info

Airs on: United States PBS (1978 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Variety

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Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles

Episode 2016-02-26; Feb 26, 2016

Interpretations of the music of Ray Charles by renowned artists as well as new musicians.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2016-02-26: Smithsonian Salutes Ray CharlesFeb 26, 2016
2016-01-08: A Celebration of American CreativityJan 8, 2016
2015-06-26: The Gospel TraditionJun 26, 2015
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