When you hear the words "Van Cliburn Competition," you think of winners who go on to become world-renowned concert pianists. But the Van Cliburn Foundation sponsors another competition--this one for amateur pianists over age 35. Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke with filmmaker Lori Miller about her new feature-length documentary "They Came To Play", which received its theatrical premiere Sunday, October 25th in Washington, DC.
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 →