WETA Specials

Features highlighting the arts, history, culture, and politics of Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Conversation

28m 55s

Journalist Katie Couric hosts a discussion between WETA CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller, filmmaker Ken Burns and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee about cancer, treatments of the disease and living with a diagnosis. The discussion previews the new PBS film Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, which was based on Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same title.

Episodes

  • Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Conversation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Conversation

    28m 55s

    Journalist Katie Couric hosts a discussion between WETA CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller, filmmaker Ken Burns and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee about cancer, treatments of the disease and living with a diagnosis. The discussion previews the new PBS film Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, which was based on Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same title.

  • WETA's First Broadcast: A New Era (1961): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WETA's First Broadcast: A New Era (1961)

    26m 2s

    WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era. The show described the station's origins and its mission to provide viewers with a "window to the world."

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