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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

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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Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery

Most people think of cemeteries as final resting places for the dead, but Capitol Hill's Congressional Cemetery has become something of a place for the living. WETA discovers how an immense community effort has led to the preservation and transformation of the historic cemetery.

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Railroad Ties

Railroad Ties

In the 1890s, Del Ray became the home of the first interurban streetcar in the United States. Today, the Mount Vernon Community School honors the community's past by displaying a red caboose on its grounds.

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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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Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue

The annual Del Ray Art on the Avenue festival showcases the work of more than 300 artisans and craftspeople. In this segment, artists and residents talk about their culturally rich neighborhood.

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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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Life Pieces to Masterpieces

Life Pieces to Masterpieces

Every day after school, boys and young men living in Anacostia's low-income and public housing produce some of the city's most unique art. WETA visits the Life Pieces to Masterpieces program in Lincoln Heights and shows how it is helping young people turn their challenges into possibilities through artistic expression.

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