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WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The Draft

The question of who serves in America's military has shaped battle strategy and foreign policy and stranded Americans in uniform for years on distant battlefields. From the Civil War to the conflicts of the Vietnam era, forced military service has torn the nation apart — and sometimes, as in World War II, united Americans in a common purpose.

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Pianist David Kadouch
Classical WETA
Monday at 9:00pm on Classical WETA

Front Row Washington: Pianist David Kadouch

French pianist David Kadouch offers a recital called "The Traveler's Ear:  Scenes from Music," featuring works by four Western composers that were inspired by travel.

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Sesame Street
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Sesame Street

Sesame Street, the recipient of 85 Emmys, helps children learn and grow with its unique blend of excitement, humor, and compassion. 

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WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Dick Cavett's Vietnam

On the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War, a program examines the war and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted by the iconic host of The Dick Cavett Show, which featured thoughtful conversation and debate from all sides of the political spectrum.

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Pie in the Sky
WETA UK
Mondays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Pie in the Sky

A retired police detective tries to succeed in the restaurant business, but is constantly still being called upon to solve mysterious crimes.

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In the early morning hours of May 9, 1970 President Nixon drove to the Lincoln Memorial and mingled with a group of anti-war demonstrators. | Credit: © Bettmann/CORBIS)
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Nixon’s Weirdest Day

Just days after the Kent State tragedy, President Nixon made a bizarre pre-dawn visit to the Lincoln Memorial to talk with anti-war protesters.

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Explore Arlington's Vietnamese community.

Opening of Rally for DC Home Rule (Photo credit: Star Collection, DC Public Library)

Step back in time to this dramatic decade of change for DC.

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In the early morning hours of May 9, 1970 President Nixon drove to the Lincoln Memorial and mingled with a group of anti-war demonstrators. | Credit: © Bettmann/CORBIS)

Learn about his bizarre pre-dawn meeting with anti-war protesters.

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Family-Friendly Events

Family-Friendly Events

Family-Friendly Events

Check out our Community Calendar for fun and educational family-oriented events in Greater Washington.

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Fun Places in DC

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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 Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

Play matching, alphabet and concentration games from your favorite WETA Kids characters.

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Television & Children

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Television & Children

Get answers to the many questions parents and educators have about children and television.

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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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Giveaways

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Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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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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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

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

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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

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Giuseppe Verdi

Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day): Act I

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April 27
1938
Henry Ford visits Washington to meet with President Roosevelt and discuss the President's plans to regulate business.
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WETA UK

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