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Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary | Credit: Courtesy of (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2014 for MASTERPIECE
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

Downton Abbey, Season 5

Episode 4 of 9: Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns.

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The Cat in the Hat
Kids
WETA Kids

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is an award-winning series designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science and math for preschool-aged children. 

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Ralph Fiennes (left) and Hugh Bonneville at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. | Credit: Courtesy of Andrea Southam
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD

Shakespeare Uncovered: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" With Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville started his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park. He catches up with Fiennes to talk about why the play has enduring appeal.

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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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Kat Stewart and Shaun Micallef are Mr. & Mrs. Murder | Photo Credit: BBC
WETA UK
Fridays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Mr. & Mrs. Murder

A comedic murder mystery series from Australia, Mr. & Mrs. Murder follows the adventures of married couple Nicola and Charlie Buchanan (Kat Stewart and Shaun Micallef), who run an industrial cleaning business — aka murder clean-up crew.

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WETA Neighborhoods

Explore unique and historic neighborhoods in the area.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Listen throughout the month on Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce.

Brendan Coyle as Mr. Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates | Photo Credit: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE

Test your knowledge of the series.

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham and Allen Leech as Tom Branson | Credit: (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2014 for MASTERPIECE

Is Season 5 true to history?

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WETA Kids Young Writers' Contest

WETA Kids Writers Contest

WETA Kids Young Writers' Contest

WETA Kids is encouraging K-3rd grade children to make their own “books” and enter the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

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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. 

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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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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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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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WETA Magazine

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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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Local TV Productions

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Local Productions

WETA's local productions highlight the best of Washington, D.C., exploring the people, places and culture of our area.

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WETA Special Events

WETA Special Events

WETA Special Events

Join us for a variety of exciting screenings, special appearances, get-togethers and activities.

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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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What's on Now

9:00AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Plays Ball; O Builds a Tower
9:30AM Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel's Friends Say No; Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want to Play
10:00AM Sesame Street
Stinky's First Day of Preschool
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Classical WETA

Johan Halvorsen

Mascarade Suite: Holberg Overture

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VivaLaVoce

George Frideric Handel

Sosarme: Duet. "Per le porte del tormento"

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January 30
1983
The Washington Redskins defeat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII by a score of 27-17, to win their first Lombardi trophy.
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Explore the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery. 

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WETA Tweets

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Become a Sustainer

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