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Joe Mantegna (left) and Gary Sinise (right) co-host the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance. | Credit: Courtesy of Capital Concerts
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The National Memorial Day Concert 2016

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of American men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The concert airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Classical WETA
Sunday at 6:00pm on Classical WETA

From The Top: Big Sky, MT

This week's show features a young pianist who conjures up a great seascape through his multi-layered performance of Maurice Ravel's music and more!

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Kids
WETA Kids

Ready Jet Go!

Ready Jet Go! is a new animated series that takes children on a journey into outer space, building on their curiosity about science, technology and astronomy.

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Honored to Serve: Remembering Vietnam
WETA Television
Tonight at 6:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Honored to Serve: Remembering Vietnam

Part of a WETA initiative exploring local stories surrounding America's Armed Forces, this program spotlights the story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, those who care for the Memorial, what happens to items left at the Wall, and more.

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Arlington National Cemetery
WETA Television
Tonight at 7:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Arlington National Cemetery

This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.

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Rolling Thunder Memorial Day commemoration | Credit: Wikipedia
Local
Boundary Stones Local History Blog

As the Thunder Rolls into DC

This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of motorcyclists will ride in unison across Memorial Bridge, a moving force of memory and action for POW's and soldiers listed as Missing in Action. Rolling Thunder has been a Washington tradition since 1988. But do you know the history behind it?

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Honored to Serve

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

Re:Dream: Brennan Mullaney

This veteran is striving to make reintegration easier for others.

Sentinels guard the Tomb at all times, and in all weather conditions. (Source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Boundary Stones Local History Blog

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming in May.

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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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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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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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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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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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What's on Now

3:00AM Independent Lens
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
4:30AM Antiques Roadshow
Highcliffe Castle
5:00AM Secrets of the Dead
Teotihuacan's Lost Kings
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Classical WETA

Joseph Haydn

Cello Concerto #1 C Major

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VivaLaVoce

George Frideric Handel

Agrippina

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May 29
1932
World War I Veterans nicknamed the Bonus Army begin to assemble in Washington, D.C. to request cash bonuses due to them in 1945 be paid early.
Curious George

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