From secret histories to off-the-beaten path landmarks, WETA Neighborhoods reveals the lesser-known aspects of our favorite greater Washington surroundings. The one-hour special highlights four neighborhoods bursting with personality and stories: Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, and Anacostia.
In Georgetown, visit the hangout where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie; delve into Georgetown's origins as a center of the African-American community; and find out about the neighborhood's clandestine past as a center of spy craft.
In Dupont Circle, go underground as a long abandoned street car station gets new life; sample one of the country's leading farmers' markets, and meet culinary pioneers of the farm-to-table movement.
On Capitol Hill, follow the chef into the kitchen at one of the country's hottest restaurants; discover the hidden alleys that now serve as gateways to the tiny house movement; meet a community leader so beloved he has a street — and a parade — named after him.
In Anacostia, get a behind-the-scenes look at a Daytime-Emmy Award-winning web soap opera that is putting this neighborhood on the map; venture into the urban backwoods with a dedicated photographer who is helping the polluted river make a comeback; and meet an artist who is inspiring the next generation to participate in the neighborhood's flourishing arts scene.
These and other stories go behind the scenes to highlight the people and places that make greater Washington's neighborhoods notable and unique.
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