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Local TV Productions

WETA produces an impressive portfolio of television programs and series especially for Washington area audiences.

The programs highlight the best of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. with lively shows that explore the people, places and culture of our region.

The following are local shows produced by and broadcast on WETA Television. You can watch many of these programs online anytime or when they are broadcast. To learn more, please visit the WETA TV 26 Productions page.

 

Burgers in Washington

Burgers in Washington

Explore the gamut of great burgers in Greater Washington, from greasy to gourmet. This documentary visits over a dozen burger joints in the area, showcasing classic burgers to exotic and quirky updates on this favorite All-American food. 

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Pizza in Washington

Pizza in Washington

Explore the "pizza renaissance" taking place around Greater Washington.

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More Unusual Attractions

More Unusual Attractions uncovers more of Greater Washington’s lesser-known landmarks and destinations. A companion piece to 2007’s Unusual Attractions explores 18 local hidden wonders from Dinosaur Land to "The Awakening" and beyond.

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Montgomery County

The WETA Guide to Montgomery County offers a host of ideas for day trips, adventures or an evening out northwest of Washington, DC. The program showcases the communities, arts and cultural offerings, activities and history of this vibrant area of Maryland

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Breakfast in Washington

Where should you go for the most important meal of the day? Explore two dozen delicious suggestions throughout the Capital region.

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Washington in the 70s

This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.

 

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Washington in the 60s

Step back in time to this dramatic decade, when political and social forces transformed a sleepy southern town into a world-renowned city. This production examines how critical events changed forever the place Washingtonians called home, featuring first-hand accounts from those who experienced and shaped the events of the time.

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The WETA Guide to Christmas

Find a host of ideas about how to enjoy — and spread — some Christmas cheer in Washington during the holiday season, spotlighting everything from sing-a-longs to the best neighborhood Christmas lights, from onstage performances to children's activities.

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Washington National Cathedral - WETA All Access

Explore the story of this grand gothic church, its intriguing architectural and artistic flourishes, and the daily rituals — from morning chapel to evensong — that make Washington National Cathedral a very special place for visitor and worshiper alike.

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Great Views - The WETA Guide

See the views and vistas that make Washington one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Find out where the best 360-degree views are, which natural vistas are located nearby, and where to go for great sunset spots.

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Unusual Attractions - The WETA Guide

Take a tour of some of Greater Washington's most unique attractions, from mysterious gargoyles at Washington National Cathedral, to a Bavarian style beer hall and medical anomalies at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

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Memorials - The WETA Guide

Take an inspiring tour of the many military, war and presidential memorials of Greater Washington. Visit sculptures, statues and buildings located nearby that memorialize individuals, events, and Americans' service to their country.

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The FBI Academy - WETA All Access

Follow the 2007 class of candidates from day one through graduation at the FBI training center on the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. 

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The Washington Cherry Blossoms: Beauty on the Basin

The Washington Cherry Blossoms: Beauty on the Basin

Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms grace the Tidal Basin each spring. This special from WETA celebrates and captures the beauty of one of the region's greatest treasures.

Other Past Productions

  • Ric Edelman: Rescue Your Retirement (2009)
  • Union Station: WETA All Access (2008)
  • The WETA Guide to Fine Dining (2008)
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - WETA All Access (2008)
  • Homefront: World War II in Washington (2007)
  • Washington Nationals: WETA All Access (2007)
  • WETA First Look: America at a Crossroads (2007)
  • Deaf Cinema Showcase (2007)
  • Take the Day Off - The WETA Guide (2007)
  • The Aquarium - WETA All Access (2007)
  • Ric Edelman Reveals the Lies About Money (2007)
  • Metro - WETA All Access (2006)
  • Neighborhood Eats - The WETA Guide (2006)
  • Local Flavor (2006)
  • Mark Russell WETA Comedy Special (2006)
  • Quest for Dragons (2006)
  • The Pennington Plan (2006)
  • Arlington: Heroes, History and Hamburgers (2004)
  • Desperate for Dollars: Sesno Reports (2004)
  • Press One for English: Sesno Reports (2004)
  • Target Washington: Sesno Reports (2004)
  • Diane and John Rehm: Toward Commitment (2003)
  • Money Help is On the Way: A Jonathan Pond Special for WETA Viewers (2003)
  • worldtalk (2003)
  • Gridlock: A WETA Special Report with Frank Sesno (2002)
  • Party Animals (2002)
  • Safe Money 2003: A WETA Special Presentation with Jonathan Pond (2002)
  • Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb (2002)
  • BioTerror: What You Need to Know (2001)
  • Hotline TV (2001)
  • Inventing USA (2000)
  • Local Flavor: Signature Dishes (2000)
  • Local Flavor: Sweets and Treats (2000)
  • D.C. Candidates' Forum with Derek McGinty (1998)
  • Debating D.C.'s Future (1996)
  • D.C. Baseball: You Gotta Have Heart (1995)
  • D.C. Primary Special (1994)
  • Last One Picked, First One Picked On (1994)

 

 

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