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Washington in the 2000s

Washington in the 2000s

The latest installment of the WETA Local Television "decades" series, Washington in the 2000s revisits the major events, people and developments as the new millennium ushers in a period that changes the city forever. From the 9/11 terrorist attack and the DC sniper to the return of Major League Baseball and a baby panda’s birth, the region experienced great highs and lows. Washington also experienced a massive wave of investment and growth, becoming a suddenly hip foodie mecca, even as traces of the old DC grew fainter. Weaving together stories of local politics, sports, and culture, Washington in the 2000s provides a striking portrayal of a city reshaped by the times.

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Washington in the 2000s Adrian Fenty

Washington in the 2000s Adrian Fenty

Mayoral candidates Adrian Fenty (pictured) and Marie Johns hold a debate in the green at the Woodland Terrace public housing complex in Southeast Washington on August 12, 2006.

Washington in the 2000s premieres May 14, 2019 on WETA TV 26.

Credit: (c) Rick Reinhard
Washington in the 2000s Snowmageddon

Washington in the 2000s Snowmageddon

Washington faced "Snowmageddon" in early February 2010.

Washington in the 2000s premieres May 14, 2019 on WETA TV 26.

Credit: Hector Emanuel
Washington in the 2000s September 11

Washington in the 2000s September 11

Police near the Capitol on September 11, 2001.

Washington in the 2000s premieres May 14, 2019 on WETA TV 26.

Credit: Darrow Montgomery
Washington in the 2000s Anthony Williams

Washington in the 2000s Anthony Williams

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. Williams was mayor from 1999-2007.

Washington in the 2000s premieres May 14, 2019 on WETA TV 26.

Credit: Darrow Montgomery

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