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.
WETA UK presents the best in contemporary and classic British programming, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.WETA UK →
The Washington region is full of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different tempo, focus and style.WETA Neighborhoods →
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.Watch first broadcast →