Patricia O'Kelly, a longtime NSO administrator talks with Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley about the June tour of the Far East with the National Symphony Orchestra. They discuss the 14-hour flight, the logistical challenges, the spectacular performances by both musicians and crew, and Patricia reminisces about tours of yore.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.Learn more →
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 →
A big part of WETA's mission is to serve and educate the local community. That's why we have partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.Watch video →
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 →