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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

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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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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LeDroit Park

LeDroit Park

Originally developed in 1873, the gated "Whites only" community of LeDroit Park was a high-end romantic suburb. After the gates came down, it was a haven for Howard University scholars, literary figures and civil rights leaders such as Mary Church Terrell.

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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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Blues Alley

Blues Alley

Visit Blues Alley, a nationally renowned jazz supper club where greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and local favorite Eva Cassidy once played.

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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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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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