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Courtesy of Florentine Films
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

PBS Previews: The Roosevelts

A preview samples the Ken Burns documentary, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, that premieres on September 14. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin to life.

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Nabucco
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Nabucco

Grand Theater Orchestra and Chorus presents Giuseppe Verdi's first big hit opera. The emotional chorus "Va Pensiero" became a sort of unofficial, Italian national anthem.

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Thomas and Friends
Kids
WETA Kids

Thomas & Friends

Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, and Emily, the first female steam engine.

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in "Sherlock"
WETA UK
Tonight at 10:30pm on WETA UK

Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in this modern-day retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes stories. Tonight's episode: The Great Game

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Burgers in Washington

Where can you find the juiciest, most delicious burgers?

Choral Showcase

Listen Sundays at 9:00pm on Classical WETA

Digital Extras

Watch web videos on unique local stories and personalities.

Real Life History of Call the Midwife

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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

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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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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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Volunteer

WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

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

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Classical WETA

John Knowles Paine

Symphony #1 in C Minor, Op. 23: IV. Allegro vivace

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VivaLaVoce

Robert Schumann

Vier Gesänge (4 Airs), Op. 142

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Under growing pressure from the Federal government, the Washington Redskins become the last NFL team to integrate when they trade for star flanker Bobby Mitchell.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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Leadership Circle

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