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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

7:00AMArthur
War of the Worms; I Owe You One
7:30AMWild Kratts
Rainforest Stew
8:00AMCurious George
Honey of a Monkey; Curious George's Egg Hunt
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Classical WETA

Franz Liszt

Paganini Etude #3 "La campanella"

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VivaLaVoce

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Thésée: Act IV

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1986
Twenty-five people participate in the first Halloween drag queen high heel race in Dupont Circle. The event is now an annual tradition that attracts thousands.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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WETA Tweets

@food_chick It'll premiere on our main TV 26 channel but will probably also air on WETA UK in the future as well.

RT @sesamestreet: It's not easy being green. #tbt t.co/WMy2cVDfxc

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WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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