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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
WETA Television
Tonight at 7:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. spotlights the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

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Violinist Emma Richman (Credit: From The Top)
Classical WETA
Sunday at 6:00pm on Classical WETA

From The Top: St. Paul, MN

This week's show features a full slate of Minnesotans, including an 18-year-old violinist from Minneapolis who performs the fourth movement, Allegretto poco mosso, from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by César Franck.

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WordGirl
Kids
WETA Kids

WordGirl

Disguised as mild-mannered fifth grader Becky Botsford, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. 

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The Beatles made their American television debut in 1964 on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The Fab Four perform their million-selling #1 chart debut "I Want to Hold Your Hand," followed by another smash, "She Loves You." | Courtesy of Sofa Entertainment and TJL Productions
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The '60s

This installment in the My Music series presents classic song performances from 1963–1968, from the Beatles' American television debut to the Doors' infamous one-time-only appearance, to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more.

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Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages
WETA UK
Sundays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

Renowned British actress Dame Penelope Keith (The Good Life, To the Manor Born) leads a tour of Britain's most charming villages to discover what makes each one unique.

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National Christmas Tree

Get into the spirit with specials on WETA TV and 90.9 FM.

Library of Congress Jefferson Building

Saturdays at 9:00pm on 90.9 FM

Boundary Stones

Learn about our area's rich past with WETA's local history blog.

Remembering Gwen Ifill

WETA pays tribute to our friend and colleague.

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Ticket Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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Educational Outings

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Educational Outings

The Washington, D.C. area offers wonderful options for fun and educational outings with children.

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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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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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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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Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

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

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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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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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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto #19 in F Major, K 459

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VivaLaVoce

Vincenzo Bellini

La Sonnambula: Act I, Scene 1

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December 4
1902
WETA founder Elizabeth Campbell is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
WETA Kids Channel

WETA Kids Channel

The best in children's educational television, all day every day.

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