John Mauceri has many titles: Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; world-renowned conductor, and former Music Director of both the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He returns to town after nearly two decades to conduct George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" for Washington National Opera, a work he knows well, having researched and recorded Gershwin's original 1935 score. He spoke with Deb Lamberton about "Porgy and Bess," the art of making music, and about working as Leonard Bernstein's protege for 18 years.
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s as an educational television station, the addition of a public radio station, and evolution into a major national producer for PBS.See timeline →