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Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and filmmaker Ken Burns, the executive producer of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES. | Credit: Courtesy of Stephanie Berger
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Part 2 of 3: The Blind Men and the Elephant: This episode picks up in the wake of the declaration of a "war on cancer" by Richard Nixon in 1971. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, but few new therapies become available until the late 1990s. Also: the contemporary story of an oncologist diagnosed with cancer.

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VivaLaVoce
Classical WETA
The Station That Sings

VivaLaVoce

Classical WETA’s VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.

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Dinosaur Train
Kids
WETA Kids

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train embraces the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills.

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Dr. Alan Flake with Lilly, moments aWer her birth via EXIT procedure at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Special Delivery Unit. | Credit: Courtesy of John Rotan
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit

A miniseries presents groundbreaking fetal surgery at the Special Delivery Unit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Part 1 of 3: Dr. Holly Hedrick performs a rare EXIT procedure and attempts to remove a tumor from a fetus still attached to her mother.

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Doc Martin
WETA UK
Tuesdays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Doc Martin

Martin Clunes plays brash, abrasive doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner make waves in a small community on England's Cornish coast.

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In 1957, the FDA put up a warning poster in 46,000 post offices about Hoxsey's dubious cancer cure. | Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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Cancer War: The FDA Vs. Harry Hoxsey

The FDA fought a pitched battle in the 1950s and early '60s against a Texas-based self-styled cancer healer named Harry Hoxsey — even taking the unusual step in 1957 of putting up warning posters in 46,000 post offices throughout the nation.

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J.S. Bach

Listen throughout the month on Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce.

Texas Western's NCAA Championship victory over all-white Kentucky at Cole Field House in 1966 went way beyond sports. | Credit: El Paso Times

The 1966 NCAA final at Cole Field House went way beyond sports.

Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) | Credit: Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Our Telly Visions blog has recaps of every episode after it airs.

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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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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 Kids Young Writers' Contest

WETA Kids Writers Contest

WETA Kids Young Writers' Contest

WETA Kids is encouraging K-3rd grade children to make their own “books” and enter the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

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Community Calendar

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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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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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Telly Visions

Telly Visions

Telly Visions

Telly Visions is our British TV and culture blog. Stop by for the latest from around the Brit entertainment world!

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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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Local History Blog

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Boundary Stones

WETA's local history blog uncovers unique stories that have helped shape our community over the years.

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WETA Magazine

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WETA Magazine

WETA Magazine features TV schedules and highlights as well as updates about Classical WETA 90.9 FM programs.

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Local TV Productions

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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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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Franz Liszt

Gounod Transcription. Waltz from "Faust"

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VivaLaVoce

Antonio Vivaldi

Ottone in villa: Act I

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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.
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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Volunteer at WETA!

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