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The D.C. Episode of ‘No Passport Required’ Airs Tonight on PBS

Host Marcus Samuelsson visits D.C.’s Ethiopian community in episode six of Eater’s new show

The sixth episode of No Passport Required, produced by Eater for PBS, airs tonight at 8/7c. In “D.C.,” host Marcus Samuelsson heads to Washington, DC, to eat and learn more about Ethiopian culture, history, and food.

In the hourlong episode, he visits restaurants in D.C. and Silver Spring. The chef talks about berbere and other Ethiopian market staples at Adarash; he eats injera at Abol; he makes kitfo at Beteseb; he eats pasta saltata, kitta fit-fit, and fuul at Asmara. He also learns a traditional Gurage dance, takes part in a coffee ceremony, and more, all the while discussing Ethiopian culture, what it means to be an immigrant, and his own connection to Ethiopia and its traditions.

How to Watch No Passport Required, Episode Six: “D.C.”

When: The sixth episode, “D.C.,” airs tonight, Tuesday, August 14, at 8/7c on PBS. Check local listings here. This is the last episode of the season; all six episodes are available for streaming online here.

Online streaming: Stream full episodes each week on PBS and Eater.

Additional episodes: Each hour-long episode focuses on a different immigrant community in a new city: Middle Eastern in Detroit and Dearborn; Vietnamese in New Orleans; Mexican in Chicago; Indo-Guyanese in Queens, NY; Haitian in Miami; and Ethiopian in D.C.

Online and on social: Tag @eater, @pbs, and #nopassrequiredpbs if you share clips, pictures, or quotes from the show. Visit Eater’s pop-culture Facebook group every Tuesday night to discuss the show with other fans, come back to Eater DC tomorrow to see a map of restaurants featured in the episode, and head to PBS to learn more about the show, find character bios, and get recipes to cook at home.


No Passport Required is produced for PBS by Eater and Vox Entertainment, part of Vox Media. Stream full episodes on Eater and PBS. (Check local listings.) Get more information on the show at pbs.org/nopassrequired.

*Where to Eat Ethiopian Food in D.C., Silver Spring, and Northern Virginia [E]

*DC’s Essential Ethiopian Restaurants [EDC]

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