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Courtesy of Florentine Films
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

PBS Previews: The Roosevelts

A preview samples the Ken Burns documentary, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, that premieres on September 14. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin to life.

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Nabucco
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Nabucco

Grand Theater Orchestra and Chorus presents Giuseppe Verdi's first big hit opera. The emotional chorus "Va Pensiero" became a sort of unofficial, Italian national anthem.

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Thomas and Friends
Kids
WETA Kids

Thomas & Friends

Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, and Emily, the first female steam engine.

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in "Sherlock"
WETA UK
Tonight at 10:30pm on WETA UK

Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in this modern-day retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes stories. Tonight's episode: The Great Game

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Burgers in Washington

Where can you find the juiciest, most delicious burgers?

Choral Showcase

Listen Sundays at 9:00pm on Classical WETA

Digital Extras

Watch web videos on unique local stories and personalities.

Real Life History of Call the Midwife

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Fun Places in DC

Fun Places

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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Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn - Clifford

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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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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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

Get answers to the many questions parents and educators have about children and television.

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WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

Play matching, alphabet and concentration games from your favorite WETA Kids characters.

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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 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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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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Volunteer

WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

Our connection to the Washington area includes educational efforts that reflect and serve our distinctive region.

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The Rhino Who Joined the Family
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Castle of Mey
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Every Plant That Ever Was
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Classical WETA

Johannes Brahms

Piano Concerto #2

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VivaLaVoce

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

Manon Lescaut

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1849
Harriet Tubman Escapes from slavery in Maryland and soon becomes a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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Leadership Circle

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