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Franklin Roosevelt at CCC camp, Shenandoah National Park, 1933 | Source: Harpers Ferry, National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
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 5: Great Nature (1933-1945)

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Scene for Metropolitan Opera production of Elektra
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Elektra

Richard Strauss's opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology.

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Cyberchase
Kids
WETA Kids

Cyberchase

Three kids and their bird friend must save Cyberspace from the evil villian Hacker using their brain power and math skills. 

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Washington Week with 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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Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher | Credit: Every Cloud Productions & All3 Media International
WETA UK
Fridays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

The glamorous Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), Australia's leading lady detective, returns to 1920s Melbourne after years abroad and is quickly embroiled in mystery.

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WETA Arts
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. WETA Around Town's Robert Aubry Davis, a fixture in the Washington-area arts scene, hosts the program.

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Re:Dream

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

Alen Held as Wotan and Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde. Photo by Scott Suchman for WNO.

Special Content on Classical WETA

JEREMY PIVEN as Harry Selfridge | Credit: Courtesy of © ITV Studios Limited 2016 for MASTERPIECE

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming in May.

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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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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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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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

Richard Wagner

Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

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VivaLaVoce

George Frideric Handel

Ariodante: Act I

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April 29
1899
Legendary jazz band leader Duke Ellington is born in Washington, D.C., where he gained a great following before moving to Harlem in the 1920s.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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