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Washington in the 2000s

Premieres Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

WETA revisits the major events, people and developments that shaped Washington at the dawn of the new millennium. From 9/11 and the D.C. sniper to the return of Major League Baseball and a baby panda’s birth, the region experienced great highs and lows.

Washington in the 2000s

WETA revisits the people and events that shaped Washington in the new millennium.
Preview: Washington in the 2000s

Preview: Washington in the 2000s

WETA revisits the people and events that shaped Washington in the new millennium.

Music from Washington in the 2000s

From Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" to Rihanna's "Umbrella," check out the songs featured in Washington in the 2000s.

How Well Do You Remember DC in the 2000s?

Police cars on the National Mall on September 11, 2001. (Photo by Darrow Montgomery)

From the 9/11 terrorist attack and the D.C. sniper to the return of Major League Baseball and a baby panda's birth, the region experienced great lows and highs. But how well do you really know the decade?

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Washington in the 2000s Slideshow

  • D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. Williams was mayor from 1999-2007. Credit: Darrow Montgomery
    D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. Williams was mayor from 1999-2007. Credit: Darrow Montgomery
  • Police near the Capitol on September 11, 2001. Credit: Darrow Montgomery
    Police near the Capitol on September 11, 2001. Credit: Darrow Montgomery
  • Tai Shan, the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Credit: Jessie Cohen/Smithsonian's National Zoo
    Tai Shan, the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Credit: Jessie Cohen/Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Mayoral candidate Adrian Fenty campaigns in Southeast Washington, August 12, 2006. Credit: (c) Rick Reinhard
    Mayoral candidate Adrian Fenty campaigns in Southeast Washington, August 12, 2006. Credit: (c) Rick Reinhard
  • Washington faced "Snowmageddon" in early February 2010. Credit: Hector Emanuel
    Washington faced "Snowmageddon" in early February 2010. Credit: Hector Emanuel