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WETA Neighborhoods

WETA NeighborhoodsThe Washington region is full of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different tempo, focus and style. These video segments explore the fascinating people, places and history of neighborhoods in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

WETA Neighborhoods video segments are broadcast periodically on TV 26. Check out some of the samples below. To watch all the WETA Neighborhoods videos grouped by neighborhood, visit our video portal.

WETA Neighborhoods

The Dairy Godmother

The Dairy Godmother

Famous for its custard, The Dairy Godmother is a sweet example of a thriving independent business in Del Ray, where owner Liz Davis' personal philosophy of community is always apparent.

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History of Anacostia

History of Anacostia

Originally known as Uniontown, what is now Anacostia was the first planned suburb of Washington City. WETA explores the community's history from its beginning in the 1850s and reflects on how the area has changed over the past 50 years with longtime resident Gloria Whitfield.

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Chess University

Chess University

In Dupont Circle, you'll discover the hub of the city's chess community, where lively games have been played by people of all walks of life since 1968.

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Murals

Murals

It all began in the 1970s with two Chilean immigrants who painted a mural in Adams Morgan expressing the struggles of the Latino community. WETA visits Adams Morgan's large and colorful collection of murals and introduces some of its artists.

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The Brewmaster's Castle

The Brewmaster's Castle

Take a tour through the Brewmaster's Castle in Dupont Circle, the nation's most intact late-Victorian home.

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Shepherd Park History

Shepherd Park History

Named for Alexander "Boss" Shepherd -- a Washington, D.C. governor from 1873 to 1874 -- Shepherd Park remained a rural neighborhood well into the 19th century. WETA uncovers the events that transformed forests and farmlands into the urban neighborhood that is today's Shepherd Park.

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Tom Kelly's Capitol Hill

Tom Kelly's Capitol Hill

Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood is often identified by its great structures: the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress and Union Station. But to a boy growing up there in the 1920s and 1930s, those were the places your neighbors worked or built. WETA visits with Tom Kelly as he shares his memories of the neighborhood where he's lived all his life.

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