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The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler's private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) follows two wealthy sisters (Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers) through a maze of murders.
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The WETA Movie: The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in Howard Hawks' 1946 adaptation of the Raymond Chandler tale about private eye Philip Marlowe’s investigations of two wealthy sisters through a maze of murders.

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Linda Carducci
Classical WETA
Weekend Morning Host

Linda Carducci

Linda Carducci is the weekend morning host on Classical WETA 90.9FM. She received classical training on piano and hosted a daily classical music program on a Pittsburgh radio station prior to coming to WETA.
 

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Maya & Miguel
Kids
WETA Kids

Maya & Miguel

With humorous twists and turns, every episode of Maya & Miguel presents new adventures and double the fun for these 10-year-old twins. Maya and Miguel are driven by the idea that shared happiness is greater than personal gain.

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Shown from L-R: Helen George as Trixie, Miranda Hart as Chummy, Jessica Raine as Jenny, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia (Courtesy of Jonathan Ford/©Neal Street Productions 2013)
WETA UK
Tonight at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Call the Midwife, Season 3

The third season of the popular period drama about midwives in the East End of London takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.

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The Paradise, Season 1
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

The Paradise, Season 1

Based on Emile Zola's 1883 novel, the seven-part Masterpiece drama stars Joanna Vanderham as new salesgirl Denise Lovett, whose beauty and talent catch the eye of dashing, enigmatic store owner John Moray. 

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Shown from left to right: Ben Daniels as Tom Weston, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine, Joanna Vanderham as Denise, and Emun Elliott as Moray, Courtesy of (C) Jonathan Ford/BBC 2013 for MASTERPIECE
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Which character do you resemble?

The Paradise Personality Quiz

The Paradise is about much more than its lavish costumes and opulent settings — this fictional department store is packed with memorable characters who each have their own distinct styles. But which one are you most like?

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Arlington National Cemetery

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CD Pick of the Week

Classical WETA showcases a notable new CD weekly.

Doc Martin Ultimate Fan Quiz

Will you rank as a high-flying Surgeon or lowly Med Student?

Shown from left to right: Ben Daniels as Tom Weston, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine, Joanna Vanderham as Denise, and Emun Elliott as Moray, Courtesy of (C) Jonathan Ford/BBC 2013 for MASTERPIECE

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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

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Television & Children

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

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American Graduate Day

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American Graduate Day 2014

WETA TV is highlighting American Graduate Champions, community leaders keeping students on the path to graduation. 

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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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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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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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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

12:30AM Tavis Smiley
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Second Sight
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Poirot: Dead Man's Folly
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Classical WETA

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Symphony B-flat Major (H. 658)

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VivaLaVoce

Antonio Vivaldi

Farnace: Act II, Aria. Perdona, o figlio amato (Forgive me beloved son)

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November 1
1917
The Sheppard Act goes into effect, starting the era of Prohibition in Washington, D.C., over two years before it became law for the rest of the country.
Sesame Street

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Donate Your Vehicle

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

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