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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 Barbershop

The Barbershop

Frank Love has been cutting hair at Greg's Barbershop since 1959. Now Love, community storyteller and historian, gives us a view of Shaw as seen by one of the long-time businesses at the heart of the neighborhood, his barbershop.

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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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KidSafe

KidSafe

A community-based educational organization, KidSafe helps children in Southwest succeed at school and in life. It provides a safe, nurturing and fun environment where students work on homework, are tutored in reading and math, and learn essential life skills. See how KidSafe is making a difference one child at a time.

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National Capital Bank

National Capital Bank

On Pennsylvania Avenue, sandwiched between two modern banking goliaths, stands National Capital Bank. WETA explores how this seemingly small, family-run business has survived since 1889, weathering stock market crashes, great depressions, recessions and more.

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Spytown

Spytown

Discover the favorite haunts of spies. From clandestine meetings to fleeing KGB defectors, Georgetown is where it happened.

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Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe is a popular neighborhood landmark in Dupont Circle, and is believed to be the first bookstore/cafe hybrid in the country.

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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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