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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

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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A Spirited Past

A Spirited Past

Discover how a medical loophole during Prohibition led a local pharmacist, Doc Eisenberg, to establish a family business that remains to this day a fixture in the Glover Park community.

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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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Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

What is it like growing up next to the Army's premier medical center? The residents of Shepherd Park have been neighbors of the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center for nearly 100 years.

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Taste for Everyone

Taste for Everyone

Adams Morgan's restaurants span the globe within a few bustling blocks. WETA visits these ethnic eateries - including what some consider the city's most unique Sunday brunch - and shows viewers there is truly something for everyone in Adams Morgan.

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Anna J. Cooper House

Anna J. Cooper House

Having lived to be 106 years old, Dr. Anna J. Cooper witnessed the death of slavery, and became the fourth African American woman to earn a doctorate degree. Brian Brown is restoring the Anna J. Cooper House to resemble its appearance around 1900.

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Marine Barracks Washington

Marine Barracks Washington

The oldest active post of the United States Marine Corps has been a fixture of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood since 1801. Witness the military traditions proudly continued day in and day out by Marines at the barracks at "8th and I".

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