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Emperor penguin chicks (closeup) in huddle, Antarctica (Courtesy of Frederique Olivier/©JDP)
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

The world of penguins is infiltrated with spycams made to look like penguins, eggs and rocks. Part 2: First Steps: See newborn emperors in Antarctica, rockhopper chicks in the Falklands and Humboldt chicks in Peru.

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Joshua Bell
Classical WETA
Wednesday at 11:00am on Classical WETA

NSO Season Opening Ball

Christoph Eschenbach launches his fifth season as National Symphony Orchestra music director with the able assistance of superstar violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway favorite, soprano Kelli O’Hara.
 

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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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Re-creation of Piankhy’s army fighting with bows and arrows. The Egyptians called the Kush "bow people" because of their expertise in the field. (Courtesy of Hossam Aboulmagd)
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Around 800 B.C., Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This intriguing chapter of history is supported by evidence in Sudan of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast reach and imperial aspirations.

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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 ale, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery!

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House of Cards, Part 2
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

House of Cards

Part 2: Urquhart forges ahead with his plan to bring down the new Prime minister. Meanwhile, the party faithful congregate at the Tory conference in Brighton.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island

Visit one of Washington's hidden gems.

Opera singer

Voting ends on October 5!

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?

Shown from left to right: Ben Daniels as Tom Weston, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine, Joanna Vanderham as Denise, and Emun Elliott as Moray, Courtesy of (C) Jonathan Ford/BBC 2013 for MASTERPIECE

Which character do you resemble?

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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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American Graduate Day

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American Graduate Day 2014

WETA TV is highlighting American Graduate Champions, community leaders keeping students on the path to graduation. 

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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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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 Special Events

WETA Special Events

WETA Special Events

Join us for a variety of exciting screenings, special appearances, get-togethers and activities.

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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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12:30AMTavis Smiley
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Classical WETA

Johann Sebastian Bach

Trio Sonata #5 in C Major, BWV 529

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VivaLaVoce

Nicola Porpora

Cantata #10. Recitative and aria. "Mi fa barbara e ingrata...Sento pietade" (But it makes me cruel and ungrateful...I do feel pity)

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October 1
1961
The Redskins play their first game in brand-new D.C. Stadium but only after the all-white team tells Federal authorities it will desegregate the next season.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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The next season of #Sherlock will be "phenomenal"- at least according to star Benedict Cumberbatch: t.co/h9UymsAQ3v @telly_visions

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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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