History

Washington in the 90s

WETA takes viewers on a journey through a time not long ago, but which now seems a world away. Washington in the '90s recounts the major events, people and places of a decade in which the District of Columbia transitioned from a city of crisis, to a city of opportunity.

Washington in the 90s

58m 44s

WETA takes viewers on a journey through a time not long ago, but which now seems a world away. Washington in the '90s recounts the major events, people and places of a decade in which the District of Columbia transitioned from a city of crisis, to a city of opportunity.

Episodes

  • Washington in the 90s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington in the 90s

    58m 44s

    WETA takes viewers on a journey through a time not long ago, but which now seems a world away. Washington in the '90s recounts the major events, people and places of a decade in which the District of Columbia transitioned from a city of crisis, to a city of opportunity.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: Washington in the '90s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Washington in the '90s

    30s

    WETA TV 26 takes viewers on a journey through a time not long ago, but which now seems a world away. Washington in the 90s recounts the major events, people and places of a decade in which the District of Columbia transitioned from a city of crisis, to a city of opportunity.

  • 9:30 Club Moves to V Street: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    9:30 Club Moves to V Street

    2m 32s

    Facing competition from new venues like the Black Cat, the 9:30 Club moved into a much larger space on V Street in 1996. The revamped club opened with two sold-out shows headlined by the Smashing Pumpkins.

  • Blizzard of '96: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Blizzard of '96

    2m 1s

    The nation's capital screeched to a halt when the so-called "Blizzard of '96" dumped over 17 inches of snow on Washington, January 6-8, 1996. Strange sights -- like cross country skiers on city streets -- abounded as Washingtonians dug out.

  • Mount Pleasant Riots: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mount Pleasant Riots

    3m 32s

    Beginning in the 1980s, refugees from war torn Central American countries began settling in D.C.'s Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. Language and cultural barriers created tensions with the law enforcement. On May 5, 1991, these tensions boiled over into riots after a police officer shot a Salvadorean man. As Tom Sherwood called it, the riots were a "grow-up moment for the city."

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