For more than 50 years, WETA Television and Classical WETA 90.9 FM have been the Greater Washington community’s source for high-quality, educational public media. Combined Federal Campaign and workplace giving contributions from individual community members have provided vital support to help make WETA’s public service possible.
An independent, not-for-profit public broadcaster and producer, WETA’s mission is to share programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that pique the audience’s curiosity and interest in the world around them, providing opportunities for lifelong learning for all who seek enrichment, inspiration and information.
On the radio dial, Classical WETA 90.9 FM is the exclusive home of classical music in Greater Washington. Contributions help fund the inspiring offerings on-air, including radio productions produced by WETA with leading area cultural institutions.
CFC and workplace giving contributions also support the broadcast of WETA Television’s four TV channels — WETA TV 26, WETA HD, WETA UK and WETA Kids. Viewers enjoy popular programs such as Masterpiece, Curious George, Doc Martin, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow, and Nature.
WETA provides an important service to children and educators in the community, creating initiatives that aid families, teachers and childcare providers in utilizing public television to support and encourage reading skills. Additionally, WETA creates public service websites such as the award-winning ReadingRockets.org, ColorinColorado.org; and BrainLine.org, which addresses traumatic brain injury for people of all ages, including members of the military.
Workplace contributions also support WETA’s acclaimed local and national television productions. A top producer of public affairs, history, and arts and cultural programming, WETA creates some of the finest, most-watched programming in television, including the award-winning PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, In Performance at the White House and much more.
This work also includes production partnerships with filmmaker Ken Burns and historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with recent broadcasts The Vietnam War and Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, respectively.