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The Lionfish may look spectacular, but its venomous spines can inflict a painful sting on an unwary diver. | Credit: Courtesy of Nick Robinson and Luke Peterson / © Eye Spy Productions Trading as Northern Pictures
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Life on the Reef

Episode 2 of 3: Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.

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David Ginder
Classical WETA
Weekday morning host

David Ginder

David Ginder is Classical WETA 90.9 FM's early-morning host. He came to WETA in 1989 after working at WKSG in Binghampton, New York and WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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WordWorld
Kids
WETA Kids

WordWorld

In WordWorld young children are introduced to a colorful, vibrant world of words with the lovable, legible WordFriends — animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.

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Dr Derek Muller at the Trinity launch site, New Mexico | Credit: Courtesy of Josephine Wright/Genepool Productions Pty Ltd
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

Part 2 of 2: Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller to unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth's most controversial elements. Uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction; revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare; and profoundly shaped the past.

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Measuring radiation levels | Credit: WGBH
WETA Television
Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

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Inspector Lewis
WETA UK
Wednesdays at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Inspector Lewis

Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately), the former working-class foil to the erudite Inspector Morse, tackles murder and mayhem with the help of cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox), in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.

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Not THAT DC: Floating Yoga

WETA's New Web Series

Front Row Washington

Top local classical performances, Mondays at 9:00pm

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark | Credit: Courtesy of (C) Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for MASTERPIECE

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Hobson with his station wagon and trademark pipe and fedora, ready to harangue the multitudes. (Source: Evening Star)

Boundary Stones local history blog

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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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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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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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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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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

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

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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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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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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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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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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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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet, Op. 71 #1 "Apponyi"

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VivaLaVoce

George Frideric Handel

Tamerlano

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July 29
1953
Happy birthday to documentary filmmaker and WETA partner, Ken Burns!
Burgers in Washington

Burgers in Washington

Explore the gamut of burgers in Washington, from greasy to gourmet.

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WETA Tweets

RT @TMSJay: Happy Birthday, @KenBurns! Great chat with him last week. Newly remastered version of his classic "The #CivilWar" starts Sept. …

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WETA Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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