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WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

PBS Previews: The Roosevelts

A preview samples the Ken Burns documentary, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, that premieres on September 14. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin to life.

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The Coronation of Poppea
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: The Coronation of Poppea

Concerto Italiano presents Monteverdi's tale of an illicit love so strong that it threatens to bring down an empire – accompanied by one of the steamiest love-duets ever composed.
 

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Thomas and Friends
Kids
WETA Kids

Thomas & Friends

Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, and Emily, the first female steam engine.

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Gwen Ifill
WETA Television
Fridays at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

The longest-running news and public affairs program on public television, Washington Week has been a broadcast journalism mainstay for more than four decades. 

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Being Poirot
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Being Poirot

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.

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Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall
WETA UK
Tonight at 10:30pm on WETA UK

Sherlock

The Reichenbach Fall: While Sherlock accrues unwanted accolades and press in gratitude for his mystery-solving prowess and John pointlessly counsels humility, the insane criminal mastermind Jim Moriarty is busy plotting the crime of the century.

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Burgers in Washington

Where can you find the juiciest, most delicious burgers?

Center Stage from Wolf Trap

Saturdays at 9:00pm on 90.9 FM

Courtesy of Florentine Films

The new documentary from Ken Burns premieres Sept. 14!

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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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Fun Places in DC

Fun Places

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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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets

ReadingRockets.org looks at how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help. 

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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

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

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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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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!

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Ticket Giveaways

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

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Digital Extras

Digital Extras

Digital Extras

Online-only WETA Digital Extras highlight local personalities and stories which make Washington an interesting place to live. 

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Local History Blog

Boundary Stones

Boundary Stones

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

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Volunteer at WETA!

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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Waldemar Bargiel

Adagio for Cello and Orchestra

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Giuseppe Verdi

Jérusalem

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1958
Ben's Chili Bowl opens for business on U St. and becomes a mainstay in a community that sees great change over the years.
Sesame Street

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