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President Franklin Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park, NY, 1937 (Photo credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Rising Road (1933–1939): Like Theodore, FDR brings optimism and energy to the White House. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people's self-confidence and transforms their relationship with government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady and becomes her husband's liberal conscience.

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Henry Ford and his entourage leave the White House after their meeting with President Roosevelt, April 27, 1938. (Source: Library of Congress)
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From Boundary Stones, WETA's local history blog

Henry Ford's "Nice" Luncheon with FDR

When automobile magnate Henry Ford — a frequent and vehement critic of FDR's New Deal policies — accepted the President's invitation to come to the White House for a private luncheon and discussion in 1938, it was big news.

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Listen Live

Listening to Classical WETA 90.9 FM and VivaLaVoce online has never been easier with our new dedicated player window. No third-party software needed and you can leave it open in the background all day long!

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Sesame Street
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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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John Cleese in Fawlty Towers
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Tonight at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Fawlty Towers

A delightfully manic British comedy about an ill-mannered innkeeper, created by and starring Monty Python alum John Cleese and his then-wife, Connie Booth.

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Rev
WETA UK
Tonight at 8:30pm on WETA UK

Rev

A vicar from a small parish is promoted to the inner city world of a church in East London in this contemporary sitcom. 

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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)

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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

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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Ticket Giveaways

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

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Digital Extras

Online-only WETA Digital Extras highlight local personalities and stories which make Washington an interesting place to live. 

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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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Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto

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La gioconda: Act II

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September 18
1793
President George Washington lays the first cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol on the building's southeast corner.
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