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Rain Man (1988): A wheeler-dealer (Tom Cruise) meets his brother (Dustin Hoffman), an institutionalized autistic-savant, heir to $3 million. | Credit: APT
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The WETA Movie: Rain Man

In Barry Levinson's 1998 film, a wheeler-dealer portrayed by Tom Cruise meets his brother, played by Dustin Hoffman, an institutionalized autistic-savant who is heir to $3 million, and the two travel across the country.

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James Jacobs
Classical WETA
Weekend host

James Jacobs

James Jacobs Classical WETA's Saturday evening host.  His varied career has included performing on programs like A Prairie Home Companion and working as a producer for both recorded programs and concert broadcasts.

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Wild Kratts
Kids
WETA Kids

Wild Kratts

Join Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. 

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Doc Martin
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

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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LAURENCE CENDROWICZ ©CARNIVAL FILM & TELEVISION
WETA UK
Saturdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Whitechapel

Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5) stars in an atmospheric, brooding drama that follows members of a modern team of detectives in London's Whitechapel district who are contending, in Series One, with copycat killings that replicate murders committed by Jack the Ripper a century before.

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Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates), Patsy (Emerald Fennell) and Nurse Barbara Gilbert (Charlotte Ritchie) riding their bicycles | Credit: Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/Neal Street Productions
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Call the Midwife, Season 4

Part 4 of 8: Sister Winifred's eyes are opened to Poplar's seedy underworld when she cares for an expectant prostitute. Meanwhile, Barbara struggles to understand why an expectant father would put undue pressure on his wife to bear a son, and Sister Monica Joan feels redundant as the busy midwives go about their work. 

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Mozart

Which composer are you?

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming in May.

Roosevelts Quote Quiz

Who said it -- Theodore, Franklin or Eleanor?

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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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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

Watching TV

Television & Children

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

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Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn - Clifford

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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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!

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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.

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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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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

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

Classical WETA

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto #1

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VivaLaVoce

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata, BWV 92. Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn (I have surrendered to God's heart and mind)

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May 23
1933
Testudo the Diamondback Terrapin becomes the official mascot of the University of Maryland.
Pizza in Washington

Pizza in Washington

Explore the "pizza renaissance" taking place around Greater Washington.

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WETA Tweets

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Coming in June to Masterpiece: An all new adaptation of classic period drama #Poldark: t.co/3LyjhsZm6r

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WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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