Educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures. In each episode, celebrities view ancestral histories, sometimes learn of connections to famous/infamous people, discover secrets, and share the emotional experience with viewers.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.Learn more →
Choral Showcase will feature performances by the Washington Bach Consort from the past year, each conducted by one of the five candidates for the position of artistic director.Learn more →
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →
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.Learn more →