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Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with their children in Washington DC, June 12, 1919. (Photo source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Fire of Life (1910–1919): Theodore leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, undertakes an expedition into the South American jungle, and campaigns for American entry into World War I. Franklin masters wartime Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Eleanor's discovery of Franklin's romance with another woman transforms their marriage.

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James McNeill Whistler's "The Peacock Room" now sits permanently in the Freer Gallery. But how it got there, and how the gallery got to Washington in the first place is a long story. (Photo source: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M Sackler Gallery on Flickr)
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From Boundary Stones, WETA's local history blog

How Teddy Roosevelt Brought Art to Washington

To DC's residents James McNeil Whistler isn't just known for his iconic "Whistler's Mother" painting, but also for the lavish "Peacock Room" tucked away in a corner of the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries. But do you know the bizarre story of how the Peacock Room came to our city?

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Nicole Lacroix
Classical WETA
Evening host of Classical WETA 90.9 FM

Nicole Lacroix

Nicole Lacroix is the weekday evening host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. After receiving a degree in music from Trinity College, Lacroix spent fifteen years at WGMS in Washington, with stints at VOA, KDFC San Francisco and at Baltimore's WJHU and WBJC.

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Wild Kratts
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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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Submit Your Roosevelt Selfie!

Submit a photo of yourself at a Washington, D.C. area Roosevelt landmark and you could win a free DVD boxed set of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History!

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Series II: Marked for Murder
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Tonight at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Series II

Marked for Murder: When Phryne is duped into investigating a coach's missing 'lucky cap', she discovers a gruesome murder instead.

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Choral Showcase

Listen Sundays at 9:00pm on Classical WETA

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)

Who said it -- Theodore, Franklin or Eleanor?

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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

WETA Kids Games

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

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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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

Trio Sonata #4 in C Major

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata, BWV 140. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake up, cries the watchmen's voice)

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September 16
1937
After relocating from Boston, the Redskins play their first game in Washington, D.C. and defeat the New York Giants 13-3.
Around Town

WETA Around Town

Get the latest reviews and recommendations from our team of noted local art, theater and film critics.

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