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November 28, 2014 Published in Announcements

New WETA Documentary “Discovering Alexandria” Premieres December 4

Discovering Alexandria (Courtesy Image)

Discovering Alexandria (Courtesy Image)

A new WETA documentary “Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years” will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. A year in the making, the film tells the story of Alexandria from its earliest origins through post-Civil War reconstruction, highlighting the city’s influential role in the U.S. Independence movement, and much more. The film also features the emergence of the Washington and Lee families and showcases beloved local historic sites including the Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Christ Church.

WETA magazine says “A new production created by WETA explores the extraordinary story of Alexandria, Virginia, a vibrant community richly steeped in history, bringing the past to life and examining the city’s outsized role in American history through the centuries. A 90-minute documentary, Discovering Alexandria chiefly focuses on the community’s history and landmarks from the 17th through the 19th centuries; a second WETA production, slated for 2015, will pick up the story of Alexandria from the early part of the 20th century and up to the present.” Read the full article here.

Additional air dates of “Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years” include Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm.; Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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