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Portrait of Edison listening to a wax cylinder phonograph, 1888. | Credit: Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historic Site
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

Edison

The holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Alva Edison was nearly synonymous with invention. Driven, intensely competitive and never more at home than he was at work, Edison would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world. American Experience explores his life and work.

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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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Daniel Tiger
Kids
WETA Kids

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is a new animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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Kenyatta Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco | Credit: Courtesy of Daniel Burke
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Genealogy Roadshow, Season 2

Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover fascinating family stories. Each individual's past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. Episode 3: Philadelphia: Franklin Institute. 

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Craig McLachlan stars as the maverick country town doctor Lucien Blake in "The Doctor Blake Mysteries" | Photo Credit: BBC
WETA UK
Tuesdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Australian Second World War veteran Doctor Lucien Blake returns home to Ballarat after 30 years to take over the local medical practice and solve crimes.

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WETA Neighborhoods

Explore unique and historic neighborhoods in the area.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Listen throughout the month on Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce.

Brendan Coyle as Mr. Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates | Photo Credit: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE

Test your knowledge of the series.

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham and Allen Leech as Tom Branson | Credit: (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2014 for MASTERPIECE

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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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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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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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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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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WETA Special Events

WETA Special Events

WETA Special Events

Join us for a variety of exciting screenings, special appearances, get-togethers and activities.

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Local History Blog

Boundary Stones

Boundary Stones

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

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What's on Now

9:00PM American Experience
Edison
11:00PM Charlie Rose
12:00AM Tavis Smiley
Free Speech Panel Pt. 2: Roseanne Barr, Sonali Kolhatkar & Hussam Ayloush
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Classical WETA

Max Bruch

Symphony #1

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VivaLaVoce

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

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January 27
1888
Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell helps found the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Explore the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery. 

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