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Washington in the '80s
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Washington in the '80s

It was the decade of Reagan and Barry, the Wall and the Quilt, Go-Go and DC punk, the Air Florida crash and crack, a golden age for local media and sports. Prominent local figures — including Kojo Nnamdi, Joe Gibbs, Maureen Bunyan, Pat Buchanan, and Marion Barry — guide us through the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.

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"The Godfather of Go-go," Chuck Brown. (Photo courtesy Chuck Brown)
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Washington in the '70s

An Emmy Award-winning WETA TV 26 documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a cosmopolitan world capital and majority-African American-populated and -governed metropolis. Bernard Shaw narrates.

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Opening of Rally for DC Home Rule (Photo credit: Star Collection, DC Public Library)
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Washington in the '60s

An Emmy Award-winning WETA TV 26 production explores the political, social and cultural events that make up the history of the Washington, D.C. area during the seminal decade of the 1960s. Connie Chung narrates.

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Classical Countdown
Classical WETA
Listen all week on Classical WETA 90.9 FM

Classical Countdown

Our annual countdown is underway! Listen for countdown selections sprinkled in the daily playlist Monday-Wednesday and then enjoy wall-to-wall countdown pieces Thanksgiving Day.

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODD SQUAD (C) 2014 The Fred Rogers Company
Kids
WETA Kids

Odd Squad

Two young agents, Olive and Otto, are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity in each episode.

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House of Cards: The Final Cut
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

House of Cards: The Final Cut

Prime Minister Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is back in the final chapter of the House of Cards trilogy. Episode 2: Will Urquhart appoint Claire as his parliamentary private secretary and does he know about her relationship with Makepeace?

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Arlington National Cemetery

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C.P.E. Bach

Listen throughout November on Classical WETA and VivaLaVoce.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum/White House

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Classical Countdown

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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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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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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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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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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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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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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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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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What's on Now

3:30AM Antiques Roadshow
Finders Keepers
4:30AM Antiques Roadshow
East Kirkby
5:00AM Sesame Street
Peter Piper's Purpose
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Classical WETA

Antonin Dvorák

Serenade for Winds

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VivaLaVoce

Gioachino Rossini

Tancredi

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November 26
1783
The Continental Congress opens session in Annapolis Maryland, making it the capital of the United States until June 1784.
WETA UK

WETA UK

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

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Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Vehicle

Support WETA by donating your used car, truck, boat or other vehicle.

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