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Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY, ca 1950 | Credit: Courtesy of Corbis
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

American Masters: Althea

Join American Masters for an in-depth profile of the life and legacy of tennis player Althea Gibson. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe.

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Classical WETA Opera House: King Arthur
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: King Arthur

Ernest Chausson's only completed opera has a love story worthy of Tristan, and a score that represents the best of late 19th-century France.

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PEG + CAT
Kids
WETA Kids

PEG + CAT

This new animated preschool series follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

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Washington Week with 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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Scott (Suranne Jones) and Bailey (Lesley Sharp) | Credit: ITV
WETA UK
Fridays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Scott & Bailey

Two female police detectives with very different personalities solve crimes in this mystery series.

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Wright Military Flyer flying at Ft Myer in 1909. Photo courtesy of the College Park Aviation Museum.
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Boundary Stones Local History Blog

The Wright Brothers in the DMV

In 1908-1909, Orville and Wilbur Wright taught the first military pilots to fly at Fort Myer in Arlington and convinced a curious public that their flying machine was real in College Park, Maryland.

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Honored to Serve

WETA TV 26 spotlights those who serve in America's military.

Front Row Washington

Top local classical performances, Mondays at 9:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Month

WETA Television celebrates with special programming.

Ling-Ling (left) and Hsing-Hsing, the National Zoological Park's giant pandas, playing in their outside enclosure in August 1985, by Jessie Cohen (Smithsonian Institution Archives, Negative Number: 96-1378)

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WETA Arts

WETA Arts

WETA Arts

WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. 

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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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Local Productions

Washington National Cathedral

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 Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

WETA in the Community

Our connection to Washington includes educational efforts that reflect and serve our distinctive region.

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Classical WETA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Sonata, K. 331

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Frank Martin

Six Monologues from "Jedermann": #2. Ach Gott, wie graust mir vor dem Tod

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1973
Arena Stage becomes the first American theater company to tour the Soviet Union.
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WETA UK

Our UK channel offers the best of British television 24 hours a day! 

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