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Tommy and Dick Smothers used humor to explore controversial subjects like the Vietnam War and the emerging counterculture. (Library of Congress)
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Pioneers of Television: Variety

This episode begins with Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater and progresses through variety shows The Carol Burnett Show, Smothers Brothers and Laugh-in, among others.

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Classical WETA Opera House: Arabella
Classical WETA
Saturday at 12:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Arabella

Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog
Kids
WETA Kids

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford, his human Emily Elizabeth and his dog pals Cleo and T-Bone introduce children to gentle lessons about being part of a community, acceptance and resolving differences. 

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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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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Patricia Routledge stars as a 60-something detective armed with little more than her pocketbook and her prodigious common sense.

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WETA Arts

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

Opera at Eight

VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 8 pm each day, ranging from classics to recent releases.

Shown from L-R: Helen George as Trixie, Miranda Hart as Chummy, Jessica Raine as Jenny, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia (Courtesy of Jonathan Ford/©Neal Street Productions 2013)

How much do you know about the notorious setting for Call the Midwife?

Ken Burns: The Address

Join WETA at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on April 16 & 19.

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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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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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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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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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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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What's on Now

Classical WETA

News

PBS NewsHour

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VivaLaVoce

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Kyrie

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1971
Howard University wins the NCAA men's soccer championship and becomes the first team from a historically black institution to win a major college championship.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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WETA Tweets

Coming soon to #GreatPerformances: A Gothic spin on #SleepingBeauty. Preview: t.co/hsizIVjm3X

NASA scientists say the Kepler space telescope may have discovered the most “Earth-like” planet yet t.co/tApUDQuobk (via @Newshour)

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WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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