The creation of compelling, enlightening programs of great quality and integrity is the essence of WETA’s mission as a public broadcaster.

As the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital, WETA produces a diverse portfolio of broadcast and digital content for both local and national audiences.

Dr. Gates looks at a book with Terry Gross.

National Productions

For more than five decades, WETA has been one of the top producers for PBS, creating exceptional television such as Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's The Vietnam War, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Finding Your Roots, PBS NewsHour and Washington Week. 

Preview: WETA Arts: September 2019: asset-mezzanine-16x9

Local Productions

Explore WETA's portfolio of local programs highlighting the best of Washington, D.C., such as WETA Arts, If You Lived Here and Bygone D.C.

NSO Showcase Noseda

Radio Productions

On the radio dial, Classical WETA 90.9 FM celebrates classical music and the vibrant arts and culture of the Washington area with specially produced radio and online features.

Telly Visions: The Podcast

Digital Initiatives

WETA's digital initiatives include social media profiles, blogs, national education services, podcasts and more.