Search form

Shufai a gorilla is in recovery after the amputation of his arm. The operation was successful and he is looking forward to a pain free life back with the rest of his troop. | Credit: Courtesy of Alice Jones / BBC
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Operation Wild

Episode 1: Learn whether an ingenious idea could help save giant pandas, and if an operation deep in the jungle can transform the life of a young gorilla. Watch as an elephant with a gunshot wound makes an extraordinary journey.

Watch a preview →
Classical WETA
Wednesday at 9:00pm on Classical WETA

NSO Showcase: Tchaikovsky and Christoph Eschenbach

Highlights from last winter's National Symphony Orchestra "Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks" festival.

Learn more →
WordWorld
Kids
WETA Kids

WordWorld

In WordWorld young children are introduced to a colorful, vibrant world of words with the lovable, legible WordFriends — animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.

Watch on WETA Kids →
Tam Pa Ling woman shelters from a storm in Laos 63,000 years ago. | Credit: Courtesy of Tom Cebula / Wall to Wall Media
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

First Peoples: Asia

Episode 3 of 5: Discover the ancient humans living across Asia when Homo sapiens arrived. Our ancestors mated with them and their genes found a home within our DNA. More than that, they’ve helped us face down extinction.

See all broadcast times →
First Australian | Credit: Courtesy of Graham Bartholomew / Wall to Wall Media
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

First Peoples: Australia

Episode 4 of 5: Learn how Homo sapiens, newly arrived in Australia — where they were truly alone for the first time, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna — survived and populated a continent.

See all broadcast times →
Inspector Morse
WETA UK
Wednesdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Inspector Morse

The cases of author Colin Dexter's prickly, eccentric Oxford sleuth, whose passions include opera, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery!

See all broadcast times →
Not THAT DC: D.C. Rollergirls

WETA's New Web Series

VivaLaVoce

Classical vocal music in all its forms, 24 hours per day

LGBT Pride Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming in June.

Jackie Robinson (Source: Library of Congress)

On our Boundary Stones local history blog

PROMOTION:

Community Calendar

WETA Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Looking for something to do around town? Want to get the word out about your group's event? Check out our calendar!

Learn more →

Fun Places in DC

Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Fun Places in the D.C. Area

The Washington, D.C. area offers wonderful options for taking children on daytime adventures. 

Learn More →

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

Play matching, alphabet and concentration games from your favorite WETA Kids characters.

Play now →

Family-Friendly Events

Family-Friendly Events

Family-Friendly Events

Check out our Community Calendar for fun and educational family-oriented events in Greater Washington.

Learn more →

Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

Get answers to the many questions parents and educators have about children and television.

Learn More →

Telly Visions Blog

Telly Visions

Telly Visions

Telly Visions is our British TV and culture blog. Stop by for the latest from around the Brit entertainment world!

Visit Telly Visions →

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

Not THAT DC

WETA is going out into the national capital region to highlight interesting, out-of-the-ordinary and under-the-radar activities.

Watch the latest videos →

Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

Local cultural organizations often make free tickets available to WETA listeners, viewers, and members. 

Learn more →

Ready to Learn

Ready To Learn

Ready to Learn

WETA Kids' Ready To Learn program offers free literacy workshops, conducted in English and Spanish, throughout the area.

Learn more →

Arlington History Videos

Arlington Historical Society Presents

Arlington History Videos

WETA has partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.

Watch video →

What's on Now

7:30AM Wild Kratts
8:30AM Curious George
George's Super Subway Adventure; Well Done, George
9:00AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel's Sleepover; Backyard Camping
See Full Schedule

Classical WETA

Johann Christian Bach

Overture #1 D Major

Buy the CD →

VivaLaVoce

Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser: Song the Evening Star. "With dark foreboding twilight casts her shadow...Look down, oh gentle evening star"

Buy the CD →
July 1
1976
The National Air and Space Museum opens to great fanfare on the National Mall.
Around Town

WETA Around Town

Get the latest reviews and recommendations from our team of noted local art, theater and film critics.

Watch online →

WETA Tweets

RT @NewsHour: Congratulations team USA! t.co/MwZ6xk3s3j

RT @frontlinepbs: TONIGHT on @PBS: Kids share their experiences on what it means to be #GrowingUpTrans t.co/j5kF5XuUag t.co/9…

Follow @wetatvfm →

Become a Sustainer

Become a Sustainer

Give monthly to WETA — a powerful way to support great television and beautiful classical music.

Learn More →