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George Masa landscape of the Mitchell and Linville ranges, Smoky Mountains | Source: Chandler Gordon, The Captain's Bookshelf, Inc. Asheville, North Carolina
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

In a six-part co-production of Florentine Films and WETA, filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan explore the history and splendor of, and the public passion for, America's national parks. Tonight: Part 4: Going Home (1920–1933)

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Bill Bukowski
Classical WETA
Afternoon host of Classical WETA 90.9 FM

Bill Bukowski

Bill Bukowski is Classical WETA 90.9 FM's weekday afternoon host. He came to WETA in 2013 from WSCL on the Delmarva pennisula. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, mountain dulcimer and ukulele.

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Arthur
Kids
WETA Kids

Arthur

Arthur follows the adventures and misadventures of 8-year-old Arthur Read (an aardvark), his little sister D.W., and his friends and family. 

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Fleet River Sewer, Holborn | Credit: Courtesy of Lisa Murphy-O’Reilly/Pioneer Productions
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Secrets of Underground London

This program uncovers 2,000 years of London's subterranean history: ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers.

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Mark Williams as Father Brown
WETA UK
Thursdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Father Brown

A Catholic priest with excellent detective skills solves crimes in this stylish series set in the 1950s and based on G.K. Chesterton's stories.

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Douglas Henshall plays detective Jimmy Perez in "Shetland." | Photo Credit: BBC
WETA UK
Thursdays at 10:00pm

Shetland

Douglas Henshall stars as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in this murder mystery set against the stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles.

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Re:Dream

What does it mean to "make it" in the 21st century?

Front Row Washington

Top local classical performances, Mondays at 9:00pm

Telly Visions

Visit our British TV blog for the latest on your favorite shows.

Prince performing at Gallaudet University on November 29, 1984 (Photo: Courtesy of the Gallaudet University Archives)

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Fun Places in DC

Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo

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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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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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 in the Community

WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

Our connection to Washington includes educational efforts that reflect and serve our distinctive region.

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Ready to Learn

Ready To Learn

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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Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

WETA is going out into the national capital region to highlight Explore and under-the-radar activities.

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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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Ken Burns Partnership

Ken Burns

Ken Burns Partnership

For more than 30 years, WETA has proudly partnered with Ken Burns to bring landmark documentaries to the nation.

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WETA History

WETA History Timeline

Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s to becoming a major national producer for PBS.

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Arlington History Videos

Arlington Historical Society Presents

Arlington History Videos

WETA has partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.

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What's on Now

Classical WETA

George Gershwin

Cuban Overture

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VivaLaVoce

Antonio Vivaldi

Ottone in villa: Act II, Scenes 1-5

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George Mason University is founded as a branch of the University of Virginia.
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WETA UK

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

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