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Celebrating 35 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. | Credit: Courtesy of Capital Concerts/Keith Lamond via Shutterstock
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

A Capitol Fourth 2015

Celebrating 35 years on air, the broadcast kicks off the country's 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza that features the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. America's Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, and features performances by Barry Manilow, Nicole Scherzinger, Meghan Linse, KC and the Sunshine Band and more.

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John Banther
Classical WETA
Weekend host

John Banther

John Banther serves as a weekend host on Classical WETA 90.9. In his spare time, he is the tuba player of the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, and has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

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Wild Kratts
Kids
WETA Kids

Wild Kratts

Join Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. 

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LAURENCE CENDROWICZ ©CARNIVAL FILM & TELEVISION
WETA UK
Saturdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Whitechapel

Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5) stars in an atmospheric, brooding drama that follows members of a modern team of detectives in London's Whitechapel district who are contending, in Series One, with copycat killings that replicate murders committed by Jack the Ripper a century before.

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Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell | Credit: Courtesy of Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC
WETA UK
Tonight at 9:00pm on WETA UK

Wolf Hall

Part 2 of 6: Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king's favor. As Cromwell's relationship with Henry deepens, there is unexpected news from the north.

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Classical vocal music in all its forms, 24 hours per day

Wolf Hall Personality Quiz: Thomas More

Which member of Henry VIII's court do you resemble?

Gwendolyn Greene (later Britt) sits patiently at the People’s Drug counter in Arlington, Virginia during a sit-in protest June 9, 1960. (Source: Washington Area Spark on Flickr)

On our 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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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 Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

WETA Kids Games

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

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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

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Television & Children

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

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Ticket Giveaways

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

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Telly Visions Blog

Telly Visions

Telly Visions

Telly Visions is our British TV and culture blog. Stop by for the latest from around the Brit entertainment world!

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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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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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What's on Now

Classical WETA

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony #4

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VivaLaVoce

Various

Selections from the album "Poitr Beczala - The French Collection"

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1937
George Preston Marshall moves the Redskins from Boston to Washington and the team captures the NFL championship in its first year in D.C.
Around Town

WETA Around Town

Get the latest reviews and recommendations from our team of noted local art, theater and film critics.

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