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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and WETA

30s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., discusses the importance of the quality historical programming he produces in partnership with WETA and with the support of WETA viewers.

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  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and WETA

    30s

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., discusses the importance of the quality historical programming he produces in partnership with WETA and with the support of WETA viewers.

  • Ken Burns and WETA: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ken Burns and WETA

    1m 30s

    For 30 years, WETA has partnered with Ken Burns to co-produce and bring his remarkable documentaries to audiences nationwide. For information on how to support Ken Burns productions please contact Danielle Manning-Halsey, Senior Director, Principal and Major Gifts. dmanninghalsey@weta.org or 703-998-2812.

  • Ken Burns's Home at WETA: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ken Burns's Home at WETA

    27s

    WETA has been Ken Burn's public television home for more than 30 years. This partnership has helped to bring high quality documentaries like his new film Country Music to audiences nationwide.

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    Washington's Holy Rosary Church

    2m

    100 years ago Washington, D.C.'s Judiciary Square neighborhood was home to a thriving Italian American community. While the area has changed dramatically over the decades, the cornerstone of the old neighborhood remains. Visitors can still hear Catholic Mass in Italian every Sunday at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Next door, Casa Italiana offers classes on cinema, literature and cuisine.

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    A Washington Favorite: The Italian Store

    2m 48s

    The Italian Store in Arlington, Virginia embodies two important aspects of the Italian American experience: food and family. The Tramonte family opened the specialty shop in 1980 it's unique selection of goods and family recipes have made the store an area favorite.

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    Finding Your Roots in Washington: Washingtoniana Collection

    3m 35s

    The Martin Luther King, Jr., Public Library in Washington, DC is a one-stop destination for genealogical research that opens the door for beginning scholars to search for their roots. Washingtoniana ranges from dusty tomes to specialized databases, where amateurs can find expert help to trace local and family history, add their own content, and leave a legacy for the future!

  • Finding Your Roots in Washington: National Archives: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Finding Your Roots in Washington: National Archives

    3m 10s

    The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights...all are housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. But the facility offers much more than documents about the country's origins. It also houses millions and millions of federal documents about families and individuals via census, military and immigration records.

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    Finding Your Roots in Washington: Prince George's Geneology

    3m 30s

    In Prince George's County, Maryland, a special community is open to all who want to find their roots. In 45 years, this community -- the Prince George's County Genealogical Society -- has grown from five people and 49 books to over 5,000 books, periodicals, and maps, and monthly meetings full of people who want to learn more about their ancestors.

  • Ken Burns on Why Working With WETA Fits His Films: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ken Burns on Why Working With WETA Fits His Films

    30s

    Each of Ken Burns's films attempts to answer questions about the American experience, so it is not a mistake that he found his production partner, WETA, in the nation's capital, where so much of our national history is stored in repositories like the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

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