Richard Gere narrates the story of the Buddha, who some 2500 years ago, in northern India, found enlightenment while meditating beneath a fig tree. The documentary includes remarks from the Dalai Lama, poets Jane Hirshfield and W.S. Merwin, scholars Robert Thurman, Kevin Trainor and Max Moerman, astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan, psychiatrist Mark Epstein and practicing Buddhist monastics.
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This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.Learn more →
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →
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