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NATURE "A Murder of Crows": baby crows (Courtesy of Copyright 2009 A Murder of Crows Inc.)
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

A Murder of Crows

New research has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, and able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. 

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Daniel Tiger
Kids
WETA Kids

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is a new animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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Balloons over Fontainbleau (Courtesy of ©DOCSIDE Production)
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Ben Franklin's Balloons

The adventure of human flight began with inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of pioneers developed hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador. NOVA re-creates key flights.

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Steven Johnson (Courtesy of Paul Olding)
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

Author Steven Johnson relates stories behind ideas that made modern life possible. Episode 3: Glass: Host Steven Johnson uncovers a link between art, science and global communication: glass.

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Ian Richardson in "To Play the King"
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

House of Cards: To Play the King

Ian Richardson reprises his role as Francis Urquhart in this sequel series to House of Cards

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Pizza in Washington

Explore the "pizza renaissance" taking place around town.

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Jacques Aved, 1728

Listen throughout October on Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce

"The Godfather of Go-go," Chuck Brown. (Photo courtesy Chuck Brown)

Flash back to Washington's grooviest decade.

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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Television & Children

Watching TV

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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American Graduate Day

American Graduate Day Logo

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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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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

5:00AM Sesame Street
Ernie's Dance Video
6:00AM Caillou
Celebrations
6:30AM Arthur
The Blackout; Mei Lin Takes a Stand
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Classical WETA

Carl Maria von Weber

Invitation to the Dance

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VivaLaVoce

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias (Elijah): Part II, Opening (Nr. 21-29)

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October 22
1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins as President Kennedy announces an air and naval blockade of Cuba following the discovery of Soviet missiles on the island.
Classical WETA Fall Pledge Drive

Classical WETA Fall Pledge Drive

Help support Washington's only classical music station.

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Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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