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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Peter Simon)
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores race, culture and identity through explorations of the genealogy and genetics of a group of 30 celebrity guests. Episode 1: In Search of Our Fathers: Stephen King, Courtney Vance and Gloria Reuben

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VivaLaVoce
Classical WETA
The Station That Sings

VivaLaVoce

Classical WETA’s VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.

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PEG + CAT
Kids
WETA Kids

PEG + CAT

This new animated preschool series follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

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Courtesy of ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The Boomer List

Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film's subjects illuminate the important changes that shaped the world during those years. Topics include the environment; arts; science; civil, LGBT and women's rights; politics; sports; and technology.

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Credit: Courtesy of Charles Miller
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Take a hilarious year-long ride with Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life. The film peels away the mask of an iconic comedian, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of life as a groundbreaking female performer fighting to keep her career thriving.

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Series II: Blood at the Wheel
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Series II

Blood at the Wheel: When the driver of the ladies' motorcar rally team is found dead in her roadster, Phryne discovers that it was no accident.

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WETA All Access

Step inside Washington's landmark places.

Front Row Washington

Top local classical performances, Mondays at 9:00pm.

Real Life History of Downton Abbey

Is the series true to history?

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt speaking on Women's Day at the Chicago World's Fair, 1933 (Photo Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

Who said it -- Theodore, Franklin or Eleanor?

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Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn - Clifford

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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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

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

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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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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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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

WETA Television proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special programming.

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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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What's on Now

8:00PMFinding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In Search of Our Fathers
9:00PMAmerican Masters
The Boomer List
10:30PMAmerican Masters
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
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Classical WETA

Camille Saint-Saëns

Piano Concerto #2

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VivaLaVoce

Richard Wagner

Siegfried

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1973
Arena Stage becomes the first American theater company to tour the Soviet Union.
WETA UK

WETA UK

Our UK channel offers the best of British television 24 hours a day! 

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WETA Tweets

RT @HenryLouisGates: #FindingYourRoots is on @PBS right now! Thanks to everyone who made this season possible. Hope you enjoy!

#AmericanMasters presents a special tribute broadcast of the film "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" tonight at 10:30pm. t.co/9YmHEfVik0

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Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Vehicle

Support WETA by donating your used car, truck, boat or other vehicle.

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