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Jay Leno and guests on stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Scott Suchman
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Jay Leno: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

This special celebrates Tonight Show host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the 17th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The all-star cast includes Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Al Madrigal, Seth Myers, Jerry Seinfeld, JB Smoove and Wanda Sykes.

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Pianist Oscar Paz-Suaznabar (Photo credit: From the Top, Inc.)
Classical WETA
Sunday at 6:00pm on Classical WETA

From the Top: Washington, D.C.

This week's show comes to us from just around the corner at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium! The program features an 8-year-old pianist from Alexandria, Virginia and  several performers who are Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award recipients.

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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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Richard Pryor directing the movie "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling." | Photo Credit: Courtesy of ©Photoshot
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Richard Pryor: Icon

Richard Pryor's impact on the craft of comedy and today's top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of America's great comics.

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Ladies of Letters
WETA UK
Tonight at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Ladies of Letters

Two British widows who met at a wedding trade letters in which they attempt to one-up each other with stories from their lives.

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Homeless people sleeping at a bus stop, 14th and P St., NW, 1986 | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Horsley
Local
Boundary Stones Local History Blog

Photo Essay: Michael Horsley's Washington of the 1980s

Starting in the mid-1980s, Michael Horsley walked the streets of Washington, D.C., photographing the unseen and vanishing moments of our community. Boundary Stones interviewed Horsley about his experiences and the changes he has witnessed in the years since.

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Arlington National Cemetery

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C.P.E. Bach

Listen throughout November on Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum/White House

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Homeless couple at bus stop, 14th and P St. NW, 1986 | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Horsley

Michael Horsley's haunting images

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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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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. 

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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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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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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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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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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What's on Now

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3:30PM WETA Guide
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Classical WETA

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances

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VivaLaVoce

Richard Wagner

Lohengrin: Act I, Scene 3

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Columbian University changes its name to The George Washington University.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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Donate Your Vehicle

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