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WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Cats!: Great Performances

Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit-filled stage version boasts musical highlights aplenty, including Elaine Paige's return to her original role as Grizabella.

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Classical WETA Opera House: Maria Stuarda
Classical WETA
Saturday at 1:00pm on Classical WETA

Classical WETA Opera House: Maria Stuarda

Donizetti seemed fascinated by the intrigues and rivalries of British royalty. Maria Stuarda deals with the complex relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, also known as Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Thomas and Friends
Kids
WETA Kids

Thomas & Friends

Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, and Emily, the first female steam engine.

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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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Death in Paradise
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Death in Paradise

Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, British Detective Inspector Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. 

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The entrance to the original 9:30 Club in the Atlantic building at 930 F Street NW | Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Local
Boundary Stones Local History Blog

The Epicenter of the 1980s Alternative Music Scene in DC

When the Atlantic building at 930 F Street NW was completed in 1888, it was on the cutting edge architecturally. Nearly 100 years later it became the unlikely epicenter of the District's alternative music revolution — the 9:30 Club.

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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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Homeless couple at bus stop, 14th and P St. NW, 1986 | Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Horsley

Michael Horsley's haunting images

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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

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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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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

3:00PM Agatha Christie's Poirot
Curtain: Poirot's Final Case
4:30PM Antiques Roadshow
East Kirkby
5:00PM EastEnders
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Classical WETA

Frédéric Chopin

Ballade #1 in G Minor, Op. 23

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VivaLaVoce

Joseph Haydn

The Creation (Die Schöpfung): #26. Chorus and Trio, Chorus da capo. "Vollendet is das große Werk.Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf"

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November 21
1985
Navy intelligence worker and spy Jonathan Pollard is arrested at the steps of the Israeli Embassy in Washington after applying for amnesty there.
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WETA UK

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

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