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U.S. Marines ushering Vietnamese refugees into helicopter at the U.S. Embassy. | Credit: Courtesy of Juan Valdez
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Last Days in Vietnam

Rory Kennedy's Oscar-nominated documentary explores the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon, and, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands.

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VivaLaVoce

Classical WETA’s VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.

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Dinosaur Train
Kids
WETA Kids

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train embraces the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills.

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May 4, 1970. A Guardsman. | Credit: Courtesy of Howard Ruffner
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The Day the '60s Died

In May 1970, four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. Exploring the era from college campuses to the jungles of Cambodia to the Nixon White House, this film returns to that turbulent spring 45 years ago.

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Student protesters face down riot police on Route 1, University of Maryland, 1970 | Credit: University of Maryland Special Collections
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May 1970: College Park Explodes

Though overshadowed by Kent State, the University of Maryland had its own tumultuous protests in May 1970.

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Tuesdays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Doc Martin

Martin Clunes plays brash, abrasive doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner make waves in a small community on England's Cornish coast.

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Explore Arlington's Vietnamese community.

Opening of Rally for DC Home Rule (Photo credit: Star Collection, DC Public Library)

Step back in time to this dramatic decade of change for DC.

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In the early morning hours of May 9, 1970 President Nixon drove to the Lincoln Memorial and mingled with a group of anti-war demonstrators. | Credit: © Bettmann/CORBIS)

Learn about his bizarre pre-dawn meeting with anti-war protesters.

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Family-Friendly Events

Family-Friendly Events

Family-Friendly Events

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

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Fun Places in DC

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Fun Places in the D.C. Area

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

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WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

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

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Television & Children

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Television & Children

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

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Ready to Learn

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Ready to Learn

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

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Giveaways

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Ticket Giveaways

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

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Community Calendar

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Community Calendar

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

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Telly Visions

Telly Visions

Telly Visions

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

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Local History Blog

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Boundary Stones

WETA's local history blog uncovers unique stories that have helped shape our community over the years.

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WETA Magazine

WETA Magazine features TV schedules and highlights as well as updates about Classical WETA 90.9 FM programs.

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Classical WETA

Edward MacDowell

Twelve Virtuoso Studies, Op. 46: #12. Polonaise

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VivaLaVoce

Antonio Vivaldi

La fida ninfa: Aria. "Alma oppressa"

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1971
Howard University wins the NCAA men's soccer championship and becomes the first team from a historically black institution to win a major college championship.
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WETA UK

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