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.
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 →