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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. spotlights the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

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Marilyn Cooley
Classical WETA
Mid-day host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM

Marilyn Cooley

Marilyn Cooley is the mid-day host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. She came to WETA in 1985 after serving as music announcer at WGUC in Cincinnati, and later as announcer and music director at Baltimore station WBJC.

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Wild Kratts
Kids
WETA Kids

Wild Kratts

Join Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. 

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The Doors sing their chart-topping "Light My Fire" in their infamous one-time-only appearance on the Sullivan show.
WETA Television
Tonight at 11:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The '60s

This installment in the My Music series presents classic song performances from 1963–1968, from the Beatles' American television debut to the Doors' infamous onetime-only appearance, to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more.

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Hinterland | Credit: BBC
WETA UK
Thursdays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Hinterland

A Celtic noir series about an enigmatic DCI who investigates crimes in a centuries-old Welsh town that is as troubled as it is picturesque.

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DCI Banks
WETA UK
Thursdays at 10:00pm on WETA UK

DCI Banks

Stephen Tompkins stars as DCI Alan Banks, a police detective who unravels mysteries in the Yorkshire countryside.

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National Christmas Tree

Get into the spirit with specials on WETA TV and 90.9 FM.

Library of Congress Jefferson Building

Saturdays at 9:00pm on 90.9 FM

Boundary Stones

Learn about our area's rich past with WETA's local history blog.

Remembering Gwen Ifill

WETA pays tribute to our friend and colleague.

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Ticket Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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Educational Outings

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Educational Outings

The Washington, D.C. area offers wonderful options for fun and educational outings with children.

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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 in the Community

WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

Our connection to Washington includes educational efforts that reflect and serve our distinctive region.

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Ready to Learn

Ready To Learn

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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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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Ken Burns Partnership

Ken Burns

Ken Burns Partnership

For more than 30 years, WETA has proudly partnered with Ken Burns to bring landmark documentaries to the nation.

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Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

WETA is going out into the national capital region to highlight and explore under-the-radar activities.

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Arlington History Videos

Arlington Historical Society Presents

Arlington History Videos

WETA has partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.

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WETA History

WETA History Timeline

Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s to becoming a major national producer for PBS.

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What's on Now

Classical WETA

George Frideric Handel

Trio Sonata, Op. 2 #3 in B-flat Major

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VivaLaVoce

François Adrien Boieldieu

La Dame Blanche: Act II, Scene 6, Georges Brown's aria. "Viens, gentille dame" (Come, gentle lady)

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December 8
1940
The Redskins lose the NFL Championship game to the Chicago Bears, 73-0. It is still the most lopsided game in NFL history.
WETA Kids Channel

WETA Kids Channel

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

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Become a Sustainer

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