Search form

World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson prepares to defend his title in Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910, against Jim Jeffries. | Credit: Courtesy of Brown Brothers
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Part 2: Johnson's defeat of Jeffries leaves him atop the boxing world, but the U.S. government sets out to destroy him in the courts, using his sometimes-troubled relationships with white women as an excuse to prosecute him.

See all broadcast times →
Classical Music News
Classical WETA
Learn what's happening in the world of classical music.

Classical News

Get the latest headlines from the world of classical music from our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country.

Learn more →
Zula Patrol
Kids
WETA Kids

The Zula Patrol

Aliens learn about science and space exploration while traveling through the universe.

Watch on WETA Kids →
Calf at 5 days old, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | Credit: Courtesy of © Twig Eaters Inc.
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Moose: Life of a Twig Eater

Nature travels to Canada's Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf's first year of life. Fewer than half of these leggy 35-pounders survive their first year.

Watch a preview →
11-year-old "super memory" kid Jake Hausler in DOT scanner at Washington University | Credit: Courtesy of WGBH
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Memory Hackers

NOVA examines how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change and even erase memories.

Watch a preview →
Inspector Morse
WETA UK
Wednesdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Inspector Morse

The cases of author Colin Dexter's prickly, eccentric Oxford sleuth, whose passions include opera, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery!

See all broadcast times →
Independent Lens: The Black Panthers | Courtesy of Stephen Shames

WETA Television celebrates with special programming.

Scene from Mercy Street

Is the show true to history?

Bassoonist Sandra Bailey, 18, from Atlanta, GA, performs "I. Allegro con moto" from Sonatine by Alexandre Tansman

Hear the next generation of classical champions!

MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham | Credit: Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE

Share your thoughts with other fans!

PROMOTION:

Fun Places in DC

Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Fun Places in the D.C. Area

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

Learn More →

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!

Learn more →

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. 

Go to ReadingRockets.org →

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

Learn more →

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

WETA is going out into the national capital region to highlight interesting, out-of-the-ordinary and under-the-radar activities.

Watch the videos →

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.

Learn more →

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.

See timeline →

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.

Watch video →

What's on Now

7:00PM PBS NewsHour
8:00PM Nature
Moose: Life of a Twig Eater
9:00PM NOVA
Memory Hackers
See Full Schedule

Classical WETA

Max Bruch

Eight Pieces, Op. 83: #7. Allegro vivace, ma non troppo

Buy the CD →

VivaLaVoce

Gioachino Rossini

Guilliame Tell: Act IV, Arnold's aria (with chorus). "Ne m'abandonne point, espoir de la vengeance!...Asile héréditaire...Amis, amis, secondez ma vengeance" (Forsake me not, hope of vengeance!...Home of my forefathers...Friends, assist my vengeance)

Buy the CD →
1957
George Mason University is founded as a branch of the University of Virginia.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

Learn more →

WETA Tweets

RT @NextAvenue: Timely Tips: What’s New (And What You Must Know) For Your 2015 Tax Return: t.co/wP3t3uzCTv t.co/aqoQxf17M9

RT @NewsHour: Tomorrow on @PBS, @GwenIfill & @JudyWoodruff will moderate the @NewsHour Democratic Debate on Feb. 11, 9 p.m. EST. t.…

Follow @wetatvfm →

Become a Sustainer

Become a Sustainer

Give monthly to WETA — a powerful way to support great television and beautiful classical music.

Learn More →