When an unknown Boston area code showed up on her caller ID, violinist Leila Josefowicz didn't answer. Finally, she picked up the phone, only to learn she was the latest recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant. Deb Lamberton caught up with Leila at the Kennedy Center, where she's performing Oliver Knussen's Violin Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra.
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Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →
George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are going to Africa to experience the wonders of nature and learn the importance of courage. Join them on their journey during Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle.When to watch on WETA Kids →
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.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 →