Washington, D.C. — A new local documentary from WETA TV 26, More Unusual Attractions — The WETA Guide, uncovers more of Greater Washington’s lesser-known landmarks and destinations. A companion piece to 2007’s Unusual Attractions, the latest production in The WETA Guide series explores 18 local hidden wonders. This half-hour WETA production premieres Friday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD and repeats Monday, October 10 at 9 p.m.
“More Unusual Attractions provides viewers with more exciting places to explore locally,” commented Kevin Harris, vice president and television station manager of WETA. “We are proud to premiere this entertaining showcase of one-of-a-kind attractions in our region.”
The program will introduce new sites to even longtime residents of the region, spotlights intriguing locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and revealing places of interest for all ages. Among others, the documentary divulges where visitors can walk alongside giant dinosaurs, pay tribute to the chivalrous men who died on the Titanic, and climb a bearded giant breaking free from the earth.
The film includes the following quirky places of interest, beautiful escapes and off-the-beaten-path landmarks:
- Acorn Gazebo
- Awakening Statue at National Harbor
- Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia
- Boy Scout Memorial
- Dinosaur Land
- Fireman Monument in Glenwood Cemetery
- Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
- Globe Water Tank, AKA "earthoid"
- House of the Temple
- Movie Sites Tour of Washington
- National Firearms Museum
- National Museum of Crime and Punishment
- National Pinball Museum
- President Lincoln’s Cottage
- The Maine Lobsterman Statue
- Theodore Roosevelt Island
- Titanic Memorial
- Zero Milestone
More Unusual Attractions follows the tradition of previous programs in The WETA Guide series such as The WETA Guide to Montgomery County and The WETA Guide to Christmas (available for streaming at weta.org) by spotlighting special places and happenings in the region.
The complete WETA television schedule is available at weta.org. Viewers can watch WETA TV 26 over the air on channel 26.4, and on Comcast 26 and 267, Cox 26 and 802, Dish 8076, FiOS 26 and 471, and RCN 164. WETA HD is available over the air on channel 26.1, and on Comcast 220, Cox 1026, FiOS 526, Direct TV 26 and 26-1, and RCN 613.
WETA Television and Classical WETA 90.9 FM are public broadcasting stations serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia with high-quality programming. Classical WETA 90.9 FM brings classical music, concerts and specials to Greater Washington. As the leading PBS station in the nation’s capital, WETA Television broadcasts on four channels: WETA TV 26, WETA HD, WETA Kids and WETA Create. WETA Television celebrates the people and history of this region through programs such as WETA All Access, WETA Around Town and WETA Extras. For national PBS audiences, WETA produces PBS NewsHour; Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal; history films by Ken Burns such as Prohibition, premiering this October; and performance specials from the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Embracing the educational mission of public broadcasting, WETA creates leading public service websites such as www.ReadingRockets.org, www.LDOnline.org, www.ColorinColorado.org, www.AdLit.org and www.Brainline.org; and develops community outreach programs to engage people of all ages in the joy of lifelong learning. WETA’s headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is president and CEO. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org.
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