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Chantek with money to pay at drivethrough (Courtesy of Lyn Miles)
WETA Television
Tonight at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

My Wild Affair: The Ape Who Went to College

This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the '70s and '80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he describes himself as an "orangutan person."

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Marilyn Cooley
Classical WETA
Mid-day host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM

Marilyn Cooley

Marilyn Cooley is the mid-day host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. She came to WETA in 1985 after serving as music announcer at WGUC in Cincinnati, and later as announcer and music director at Baltimore station WBJC.

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Daniel Tiger
Kids
WETA Kids

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is a new animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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Mark and Joy hanging around with an orangutan.
WETA Television
Tonight at 10:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

Sex in the Wild: Orangutans

Anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans examine the reproductive behaviors and biology of four species — in this episode, orangutans.

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Inspector Morse
WETA UK
Wednesdays at 8:00pm on WETA UK

Inspector Morse

The cases of author Colin Dexter's prickly, eccentric Oxford sleuth, whose passions include ale, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery!

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WETA Kids Games
Kids

WETA Kids Games

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

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Around Town

Get the latest local reviews from art, theater and film critics.

Front Row Washington

Top local classical performances, Mondays at 9:00pm.

Doc Martin Personality Quiz

Who's your Portwenn alter ego?

Shown from L-R: Sarah Lancashire as Caroline, Anne Reid as Celia, Derek Jacobi as Alan, Nicola Walker as Gillian (Courtesy of Ben Blackall/© Anthony and Cleopatra Series Ltd.)

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Fun Places in DC

Fun Places

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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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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Television & Children

Watching TV

Television & Children

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

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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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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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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 Volunteer

Volunteer at WETA!

Make new friends while supporting WETA by becoming a volunteer! 

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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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Giveaways

Ticket giveaways

Ticket Giveaways

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

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Walk on the Wetside
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Classical WETA

Emil Waldteufel

Estudiantina

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Bells, Op. 35

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July 23
1943
The interracial "Battle of Music" between Louis Armstrong and Charlie Barnet at Griffith Stadium turns unruly.
Pizza in Washington

Pizza in Washington

Explore the "pizza renaissance" taking place around Greater Washington.

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