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Luther, Series 1 | Credit: BBC
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Luther

Crime drama series starring Idris Elba as Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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John Banther
Classical WETA
Weekend host

John Banther

John Banther serves as a weekend host on Classical WETA 90.9. In his spare time, he is the tuba player of the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, and has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

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Kids

Bob the Builder

From the top of his yellow hard hat to the toes of his chunky work boots, Bob the Builder is ready to go! No project is too big or too small—whether it’s fixing a leaky roof or installing an elevator in a skyscraper, Bob and his team have the knowledge and the know-how to finish the task.

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Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979) | Credit: APT
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The WETA Movie: Alien: The Director's Cut

In Ridley Scott's 1979 space thriller, after answering an SOS call, a space crew encounters a merciless and horrific creature aboard a space tanker. Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt and Ian Holm star.

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Our Zoo | Credit: BBC
WETA UK
Saturdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Our Zoo

Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently) stars as an ex-soldier struggling to come to terms with the effects of the Great War who comes up with an idea that becomes a life-long mission: building Britain's first cage-free zoo.

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Vera, Series 3
WETA UK
Saturdays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Vera, Series 3

Brenda Blethyn stars as the obsessed, caustic and brilliant investigator DCI Vera Stanhope, in a series adapted from the bestselling mystery novels by Ann Cleeves.

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Independent Lens: The Black Panthers | Courtesy of Stephen Shames

WETA Television celebrates with special programming.

Scene from Mercy Street

Just how accurate is the show's portrayal?

Bassoonist Sandra Bailey, 18, from Atlanta, GA, performs "I. Allegro con moto" from Sonatine by Alexandre Tansman

Hear the next generation of classical champions!

MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham | Credit: Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE

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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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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 interesting, out-of-the-ordinary 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

11:00AM A Chef's Life
Apples
11:30AM Pati's Mexican Table
Sami's Big Day
12:00PM The Mind of a Chef
Argentina
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Classical WETA

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet #2 in G Major, Op. 18 #2

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VivaLaVoce

Claudio Monteverdi

L'Orfeo: Act II

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February 6
1998
Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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Become a Sustainer

Give monthly to WETA — a powerful way to support great television and beautiful classical music.

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