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WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. WETA is one of 354 television stations that make up the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). WETA TV 26 reaches 1.3 million Washington area viewers in an average week who tune in for broadcasts of children’s programs, news and public affairs, history and culture, and science and nature programs. WETA also offers three additional digital channels: WETA HD, WETA UK and WETA PBS Kids. On the radio dial, Classical WETA 90.9 FM is the exclusive home of classical music in Greater Washington. Classical WETA is also available in the Cumberland Valley on WGMS 89.1 FM and in Frederick, Maryland on WETA 88.9 FM.

WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. WETA is one of 354 television stations that make up the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). WETA TV 26 reaches 1.3 million Washington area viewers in an average week who tune in for broadcasts of children’s programs, news and public affairs, history and culture, and science and nature programs. WETA also offers three additional digital channels: WETA HD, WETA UK and WETA PBS Kids. On the radio dial, Classical WETA 90.9 FM is the exclusive home of classical music in Greater Washington. Classical WETA is also available in the Cumberland Valley on WGMS 89.1 FM and in Frederick, Maryland on WETA 88.9 FM.

Mission: 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. As an independent and not-for-profit public broadcaster and producer, WETA provides its viewers and listeners with quality, compelling programs and serves a broad community with educational projects and Web-based initiatives.

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PERFORMERS
Rocky Anicette, Emma Dean, Caitlyn Huetz, Jordan Muhammad, Anna Pettigrew, Cyrus Shields, Jake Slade, Grace Trenouth

Video Design and Production by batwin + robin productions
Directed by Steven Tabakin
Musical Director Meg Zervoulis
Audio Design Scott Riesset
Special Thanks Bethany Pettigrew

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
From the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen
© Kobalt Music

Arranged by Chris Cooley/Meg Zervoulis

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We NEED some Absolutely Fabulous now!!!
So I cant find the series American Experience streaming any longer ... did yo u remove it and why? I'll wait here for my answer before deciding if I should stop funding your totally biased liberal view ... this is the last straw
You GEO BLOCK ... Quit asking me for money/donations, some people work overseas... it's 2020 duh....
In the middle of its fund-raising season WETA UK needs to get its act together. If you want to get us to renew our membership or win new members you don't show a Midsomer Murder that was aired the week before (and set at Christmas to boot) and you don't skip Modus this weekend!
Can't see it in Europe guys. Help?
SORRY GUYS....THAT WAS A VERY SUBPAR FIRST MOVEMENT TO TONIGHTS BEETHOVEN 9TH SYMPHONY
I have just seen a PSA regarding membership of WETA. I have no complaints about that, but the person making the announcement starts by saying, "My name is Doctor Lina......". I really don't think that is how her parents named her--no baby is born with a medical (or other tertiary) degree--and her arrogance in identifying herself that way really bothers me, to the point that I have no wish to listen to anything else she says. Preferably, she would start by saying, "My name is Lina..... and I am a (medical) doctor...".
Ahhhh..the Notturno by Schubert: a massage for the body and soul! Thanks for my mid-afternoon relaxation.
Today was a special day listening to WETA -FM 90.9! You played the beautiful Johannes Brahms Symphony #3. Do you know that the third movement melody of this symphony was adapted years ago into a beautiful song sung by Mario Lanza in the film The Great Caruso, about the famous opera tenor? I can still see Mario Lanza in the church choir loft singing, "Your the song angels sing..." Someone on staff at WETA should start recognizing the many adaptations of classical music for the film genre, and the very fine film composers should be recognized on 90.9 radio! I'd be glad to help make a list of the film composers. Happy to add this wonderful genre to the 90.9 playlist for all ears to enjoy! gratefully, gail
So 15 minutes and 4 trips the length of the house, and that only because nothing followed your instructions. Dish had automated a lot of it and set up it's own process which mercifully was smooth.
A flogging for WETA for assigning me to run back and forth across my house 4 times with all kinds of code letters and two pages of hand copied instructions in order to activate passport. I could launch nuclear missiles more easily. I mean really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Need to cut my donation back next year for this punishment. I'll be back when I tell you how long it took me and how many tries, because when you build in this many fail points, they fail. Always.
A quick shout-out to our wonderful classical music station and public television here in Washington! WETA keeps me going throughout the day as I work and then attempt to wind down in the evening during these trying times. Ever grateful for WETA!