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Our Mission

Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in our nation's capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services.

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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