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Ken Burns: Statue of Liberty
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Statue of Liberty

Ken Burns's Oscar- and Emmy-nominated 1985 film explores the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument from conception to construction to its final dedication.

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Classical WETA Opera House: Alceste
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Alceste

La Fenice Orchestra and Chorus performs Christoph Willibald Gluck's take on the passionate story of Alceste.

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Sesame Street
Kids
WETA Kids

Sesame Street

Sesame Street, the recipient of 85 Emmys, helps children learn and grow with its unique blend of excitement, humor, and compassion. 

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Washington Week with 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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Sean Chen, age 24 of United States, plays with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin during Final Round of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on Friday, June 7, 2013. | Credit: Courtesy of Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Virtuosity — The Cliburn

Watch the world's best young pianists try to make a name for themselves at the Cliburn, a high-stakes piano competition that becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground. The winner is virtually guaranteed a performing career.

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Brenda Blethyn as Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope | Credit: APT
WETA UK
Fridays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Vera, Series 5

Brenda Blethyn stars as the obsessed, caustic and brilliant investigator DCI Vera Stanhope, in a series adapted from the bestselling mystery novels by Ann Cleeves.

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Not THAT DC: Tweed Ride

WETA's New Web Series

NSO Showcase

Performances from the National Symphony Orchestra's archives

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark | Credit: Courtesy of (C) Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for MASTERPIECE

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Swimmers of all ages enjoy the Tidal Basin Bathing Beach in 1922. | Credit: Library of Congress

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WETA Arts

WETA Arts

WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. 

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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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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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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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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

Get answers to the many questions parents and educators have about children and television.

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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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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 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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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.

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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier: Suite

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VivaLaVoce

Antonio Vivaldi

Ottone in villa: Act II

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Smokey the Bear comes to live at the National Zoo after he is rescued from a forest fire in New Mexico.
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WETA UK

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

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