Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and serves our community with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services.

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WETA's Mission

WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them.

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Community Impact

Our connection to Greater Washington goes beyond our television and radio broadcasts to include projects and activities that reflect and serve our distinctive region.

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WETA History

WETA has been serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community for more than 50 years.

Ken Burns

Ken Burns Partnership

For over 35 years WETA has partnered with America's foremost documentary filmmaker.

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WETA Magazine

Get the scoop on the programs coming to WETA TV, radio and digital each month.

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WETA is made strong by a diverse and talented staff. Interested in joining our team? Check out our current job openings.

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WETA Productions

WETA produces a diverse portfolio of broadcast and digital content for both local and national audiences.

Annual Report

Reports & Financials

WETA is a not-for-profit organization and a 501(c)(3) public charity. We aspire to be transparent to our viewers, listeners, donors and community. 



Get the latest news about developments at WETA and the scoop on our radio and television productions.

WETA studio and production cameras.

Television Studios

For many years producers from the Washington area and around the world have chosen WETA's studios to create television programs, videoconferences and webcasts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about WETA Television, WETA Classical radio, or anything else we do? We have answers!

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Map & Directions

WETA's offices and studios are located in two buildings in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.