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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

Marine Barracks Washington

Marine Barracks Washington

The oldest active post of the United States Marine Corps has been a fixture of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood since 1801. Witness the military traditions proudly continued day in and day out by Marines at the barracks at "8th and I".

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Dr. Dorothy Height

Dr. Dorothy Height

Civil Rights advocate and Southwest resident Dr. Dorothy Height exemplifies the important leadership role of women in the Civil Rights Movement. We sit down and talk with this local legend who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and who has met with U.S. presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush.

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Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben's Chili Bowl

Since 1958, Ben's Chili Bowl has been delighting residents with halfsmokes, burgers and, of course, chili. Owners Ben and Virginia Ali show us how life at the Chili Bowl has changed, decade by decade, since the 1950s.

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Shepherd Park Homes

Shepherd Park Homes

A stroll down Shepherd Park's streets reveals an unusually diverse architectural mixture of homes. WETA takes viewers on a tour of the Colonials, Tutors and Sears catalogue homes in the neighborhood, and shows how these different styles came together.

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Duke Ellington's DC

Duke Ellington's DC

In the early 20th century, Shaw was known as "Black Broadway" and the home of jazz legend Duke Ellington. WETA examines the Duke's Shaw and the area's recent renewal.

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Community Garden

Community Garden

Created in World War II as part of the war effort, the community garden in Glover Park is one of the few "victory garden" sites still in use today. Hear how the garden still contributes to a greater cause.

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Ready to Play

Ready to Play

Watch a play-by-play on the Glover Park co-ed softball league, the city's only independent neighborhood softball league, now in its 25th year.

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