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Dorothea Lange, 1937, as seen in "American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning." (Courtesy of Paul S. Taylor, 1936)
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

An intimate portrait of the photographer — her creations and achievements, tragedies and losses — illuminates more than four decades of 20th-century America through Lange's life and lens.

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Classical WETA Opera House: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Die Frau ohne Schatten

The Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus presents Richard Strauss's highly-symbolic story, which many Strauss aficionados consider to be his finest opera.
 

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WordGirl
Kids
WETA Kids

WordGirl

Disguised as mild-mannered fifth grader Becky Botsford, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. 

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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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WETA Arts: Lila Oliver Asher
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. TonightWETA Arts tells story of Lila Oliver Asher, who has been a fixture in the Washington arts scene since 1946. Her paintings, drawings, and prints often feature lyrical, timeless depictions of people enjoying everyday life. 

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Shown from left to right: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson
WETA UK
Tonight at 10:30pm on WETA UK

Sherlock, Season 3

The Empty Hearse: Two years after the events of The Reichenbach Fall, in which Holmes apparently died, Watson has gotten on with his life, but can't help wishing his old pal was still with him.

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WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights local visual and performing art.

Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians

Courtesy of Florentine Films

The new documentary from Ken Burns premieres Sept. 14!

Hispanic Heritage Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming.

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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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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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Volunteer

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Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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What's on Now

Classical WETA

George Frideric Handel

Sonata for Two Oboes and Continuo, HWV 384 in G Major

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VivaLaVoce

John Eccles

Three Mad Songs. "Restless in Thought disturb'd in Mind"; "Love's but the frailty of the Mind"; "I Burn, I burn, my Brain consumes to Ashes"

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1950
Smokey the Bear comes to live at the National Zoo after he is rescued from a forest fire in New Mexico.
Sesame Street

WETA Kids Channel

The best in children's educational television, all day every day.

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