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Delegate Eleanor Roosevelt at a meeting of the United Nations, 1947 (Photo credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)
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Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Strong and Active Faith (1944–1962): A frail FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband's death, Eleanor proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations.

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Fala at Val-Kill in Hyde Park, New York, 1951 (Photo credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum)
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The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

From 1941-1962, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote If You Ask Me, a syndicated advice column where she addressed reader questions of all sorts — from questions about her relationship with Franklin, to her stance on Civil Rights, to whether or not spanking was an appropriate method of disciplining children. 

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John Banther
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John Banther

John Banther serves as a weekend host on Classical WETA 90.9. In his spare time, he is the tuba player of the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, and has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

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Curious George
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Curious George

Curious George, based on the children's classic created by Margret and H.A. Rey, uses George's insatiable curiosity as a way of acquainting preschoolers with key concepts in math, science and engineering.

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Shown from L-R: Helen George as Trixie, Miranda Hart as Chummy, Jessica Raine as Jenny, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia (Courtesy of Jonathan Ford/©Neal Street Productions 2013)
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Tonight at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Call the Midwife, Season 3

The third season of the popular period drama about midwives in the East End of London takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.

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Downton Abbey, Season 4 Cast (Courtesy of ©Carnival Film and Television Limited 2013 for MASTERPIECE)
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Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Downton Abbey, Season 4

See public television's most-watched drama from the very beginning, each Saturday night on WETA UK! Season 4 finds aristocrats coping with last season's shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Choral Showcase

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Courtesy of Florentine Films

The new documentary from Ken Burns premieres Sept. 14!

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

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Television & Children

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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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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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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

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

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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Ticket Giveaways

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

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Digital Extras

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

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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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Johann Joachim Quantz

Flute Concerto in G Major

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Henry Purcell

The Fairy Queen

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George Mason University is founded as a branch of the University of Virginia.
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Get the latest reviews and recommendations from our team of noted local art, theater and film critics.

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