The City Choir of Washington opens its third season under Artistic Director Robert Shafer this October, but not before singing lyrics in Elvish at Wolf Trap for the U.S. premiere of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, staged with live orchestra, chorus and soloists. Deb Lamberton talks with Bob about The City Choir's exploits with Middle Earth, the Music Man, and Maurice Duruflé.
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →