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Dorothea Lange, 1937, as seen in "American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning." (Courtesy of Paul S. Taylor, 1936)
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

An intimate portrait of the photographer — her creations and achievements, tragedies and losses — illuminates more than four decades of 20th-century America through Lange's life and lens.

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Classical WETA Opera House: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Die Frau ohne Schatten

The Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus presents Richard Strauss's highly-symbolic story, which many Strauss aficionados consider to be his finest opera.
 

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WordGirl
Kids
WETA Kids

WordGirl

Disguised as mild-mannered fifth grader Becky Botsford, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. 

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Gwen Ifill
WETA Television
Fridays at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

The longest-running news and public affairs program on public television, Washington Week has been a broadcast journalism mainstay for more than four decades. 

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WETA Arts: Lila Oliver Asher
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. TonightWETA Arts tells story of Lila Oliver Asher, who has been a fixture in the Washington arts scene since 1946. Her paintings, drawings, and prints often feature lyrical, timeless depictions of people enjoying everyday life. 

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Shown from left to right: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson
WETA UK
Tonight at 10:30pm on WETA UK

Sherlock, Season 3

The Empty Hearse: Two years after the events of The Reichenbach Fall, in which Holmes apparently died, Watson has gotten on with his life, but can't help wishing his old pal was still with him.

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Burgers in Washington

Where can you find the juiciest, most delicious burgers?

Center Stage from Wolf Trap

Saturdays at 9:00pm on 90.9 FM

Courtesy of Florentine Films

The new documentary from Ken Burns premieres Sept. 14!

"The Godfather of Go-go," Chuck Brown. (Photo courtesy Chuck Brown)

Flash back to Washington's grooviest decade.

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Ready to Learn

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Ready to Learn

WETA Kids' Ready To Learn program offers free literacy workshops, conducted in English and Spanish, throughout the area.

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Fun Places in DC

Fun Places

Fun Places in the D.C. Area

The Washington, D.C. area offers wonderful options for taking children on daytime adventures. 

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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets

ReadingRockets.org looks at how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help. 

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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

Get answers to the many questions parents and educators have about children and television.

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WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

Play matching, alphabet and concentration games from your favorite WETA Kids characters.

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Community Calendar

WETA Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Looking for something to do around town? Want to get the word out about your group's event? Check out our calendar!

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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

Local cultural organizations often make free tickets available to WETA listeners, viewers, and members. 

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Digital Extras

Digital Extras

Digital Extras

Online-only WETA Digital Extras highlight local personalities and stories which make Washington an interesting place to live. 

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Local History Blog

Boundary Stones

Boundary Stones

WETA's local history blog uncovers unique stories that have helped shape our community over the years.

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WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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Classical WETA

Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B Minor

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Richard Wagner

Lohengrin

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Catherine Filene Shouse donates land from her farm in Virginia to the National Park Service for the creation of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
Sesame Street

WETA Kids Channel

The best in children's educational television, all day every day.

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