Examining the evolutionary roots of humans through evidence found within human DNA as well as fossil records. Included: the role that distant ancestors played in shaping human anatomy.
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Trace the human hand back to its fish origins.
Opossums and fossils provide evidence for the evolution of our ears.
Neil Shubin recounts the discovery of an iconic fish fossil in the Canadian Arctic.
Tim White gives an overview of the discovery of a hominid fossil known as Ardi.
Find out which traits our primate progenitors bequeathed to us.
Learn which parts of our bodies we’ve inherited from our reptilian ancestors.
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Step back in time to this dramatic decade, when political and social forces transformed a sleepy southern town into a world-renowned city.
Live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians, recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap.
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.
Nature Cat follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors and learn about nature with the help of his animal friends.
Our connection to Washington includes educational efforts that reflect and serve our distinctive region.
For more than 30 years, WETA has proudly partnered with Ken Burns to bring landmark documentaries to the nation.