A highlight of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, exploring and celebrating Antonin Dvorak's American years and pieces, is Michael Beckerman's symposium and lecture-recital on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Library of Congress. Michael Beckerman is NYU Music Department Chair, and his October 1st event centers on the American Dvorak connection. Classical WETA's David Ginder spoke with Michael Beckerman about what we can learn from a composer's manuscripts, and Dvorak's great interest in African-American spirituals.
David Suchet says goodbye to his role as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in this special documentary, which looks back at the iconic character he has played for over 25 years.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 →