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The WETA Movie: Doctor Zhivago | Credit: APT
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The WETA Movie: Doctor Zhivago

Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger and Tom Courtenay star in David Lean's 1965 film adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel, which follows a Moscow poet/doctor, his wife and his lover amid the turmoil of World War I and Russia's Bolshevik Revolution.

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John Banther
Classical WETA
Weekend host

John Banther

John Banther serves as a weekend host on Classical WETA 90.9. In his spare time, he is the tuba player of the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, and has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

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Wild Kratts
Kids
WETA Kids

Wild Kratts

Join Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. 

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LAURENCE CENDROWICZ ©CARNIVAL FILM & TELEVISION
WETA UK
Saturdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Whitechapel

Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5) stars in an atmospheric, brooding drama that follows members of a modern team of detectives in London's Whitechapel district who are contending, in Series One, with copycat killings that replicate murders committed by Jack the Ripper a century before.

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Damian Lewis as Soames and Gina McKee as Irene | Credit: Courtesy of ©Granada
WETA UK
Saturdays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

The Forsyte Saga

This dazzling 13-part series chronicles three generations of a powerful upper middle-class family from the Victorian era through World War I. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star in the story of class, sex and power based on Nobel Prize-winning author John Galsworthy's classic novel.

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2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Local
Live Webcast: Saturday, Sept. 5, 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm ET

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Watch a live webcast of the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival hosted by PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown, and Rich Fahle from Book View Now. Interviews are scheduled with authors Kate DiCamillo, Jon Sciezcka, David McCollough, Tom Brokaw, Louise Erdrich, Kwame Alexander, Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley, and more.

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Honored to Serve

WETA TV 26 spotlights those who serve in America's military.

VivaLaVoce

Classical vocal music in all its forms, 24 hours per day

Hispanic Heritage Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming.

Wright Military Flyer flying at Ft Myer in 1909. Photo courtesy of the College Park Aviation Museum.

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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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WETA Arts

WETA Arts

WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. 

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Local Productions

Washington National Cathedral

Local Productions

WETA's local productions highlight the best of Washington, D.C., exploring the people, places and culture of our area.

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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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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 interesting, out-of-the-ordinary and under-the-radar 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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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What's on Now

1:30AM Miss Marple
The Body in the Library
4:30AM Antiques Roadshow
Banqueting House 2
5:00AM NOVA
Bigger Than T. rex
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Classical WETA

Antonín Dvorák

String Quartet #12 "American"

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VivaLaVoce

Ludwig van Beethoven

Fidelio

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

WETA Around Town

Get the latest reviews and recommendations from our team of noted local art, theater and film critics.

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WETA Tweets

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Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Vehicle

Support WETA by donating your used car, truck, boat or other vehicle.

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