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September 15-21, 2014

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This Week on WETA Television

The Story of The Roosevelts Continues All Week Long

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, the latest landmark documentary series from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, continues all this week on TV 26 and WETA HD. This seven-part film brings together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as single narrative for the first time, and explores the impact that each of these important figures left on America and the world at large, as well as how their lives helped shape the modern political system we know today.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History airs nightly at 8pm through September 20 on TV 26 and WETA HD.


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
September 14 - 20 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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The Roosevelts Quote Quiz

The Roosevelts Quote Quiz

How well do you know the Roosevelts? Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt not only made an indelible mark on the history of America, they left us with a lot of memorable sayings, quotes and pieces of advice. But can you tell who said what? Try your hand at our Roosevelts Quote Quiz and see how you score!

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Boundary Stones Explores The Roosevelts in Washington

Interested in how Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt impacted life here in Washington, D.C.? Our Boundary Stones blog offers several features about how this influential family helped shape the city we all know and love — from helping to bring the Freer and Sackler Galleries to the Smithsonian to promoting contralto Marian Anderson's groundbreaking concert at the Lincoln Memorial, and more. You can find Boundary Stones' collection of local stories about the Roosevelts on the blog.

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Upload Your Roosevelts Photo and You Could Win a Copy of the Film!

The Washington, D.C. area features many Roosevelt-related sites and attractions — from stirring memorials, to a commuter bridge to a beloved Racing President. To celebrate the release of Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, we're encouraging the DC community to share their favorite Roosevelt-themed photo on our website. Whether it's selfies with Teddy at Nats Park or photos with Fala at the FDR memorial — we'll display all your submissions on WETA.org and, best of all, randomly choose one photo contributor to win a grand prize — a full box set of the film!

See contest rules and upload your photos here →


This week's WETA Television schedule


Next Avenue Service from WETA

Next Avenue logoAmerica is about to become home to the largest and most diverse older population in our nation's history. Next Avenue is a major initiative designed to reach America's booming 50+ population as they plan for and literally define a new life stage.

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Classical Radio Highlight

Friends of Classical Music Week

Friends of Classical Music Spain ConcertTune into Classical WETA this week as we celebrate our Friends of Classical Music who go above and beyond to help us keep the music alive in our nation's capital. These loyal donors provide valuable support and enjoy special events such as the recent private dinner concert by Spanish pianist Francisco Fierro at the Spanish Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. We couldn't do what we do without them!

Learn more about Friends of Classical Music benefits →

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Family Event



In Case You Missed It


WETA Kids and Curious GeorgeLooking for something different to do this weekend? Be a builder for the day at the Big Build: A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks and Construction on Saturday, September 20 from 10am - 4pm at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC.

Amateur builders young and old discover what it's like to build a brick wall, construct a log cabin, and much more. Check out the expanded construction vehicle "petting zoo" and the World's Tallest Toy. Meet plumbers, electricians, ironworkers, landscape architects, woodworkers and experts in many other fields at this FREE one day festival.

And don't forget to stop by the WETA Kids booth to say hello to the PBS children's character Curious George.

Learn more at the National Building Museum website →

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Visit the WETA video portal to watch these and many more full-length programs!




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