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July 14, 2017

New Digital Series “My Everyday Hustle” Offers First-Person Struggles, Successes of Everyday People

Launching today, new digital series My Everyday Hustle offers five fascinating first-person profiles that reveal the struggles, successes, and "daily hustle" of everyday people. This series stems from the Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America multi-platform initiative. Each Friday, beginning today, July 14, through August 4, episodes will be released at 1pm on Chasing [...]

Meet Our Summer 2017 Interns (Part 1)

Welcome to WNET’s 2017 Intern Spotlight, the first in a series of three group interviews. Our interns hail from various departments across WNET, and we’ve asked them to tell us a little about themselves. They were asked a few questions, including, “What’s an interesting fact about you?” Read on to learn about our amazing interns! [caption [...]

July 13, 2017

WNET Productions Receive Two Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

The nominees for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards were announced today. PBS received 11 nominations, and of those, two were WNET productions. American Epic and American Epic Sessions was nominated for "Outstanding Music Direction." American Masters was nominated for "Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series." It is special to note that this nomination marks the series' 73rd Emmy [...]

July 11, 2017

NJTV News Covers #DaysofDelays Live from the Transit “Choke Point:” Hoboken

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams made an In Your Neighborhood initiative stop to kick off its #DaysofDelays coverage in Hoboken this past Monday, broadcasting live on-location from outside the Hoboken train terminal. That terminal is considered "a choke point for commuters," as the Morris-Essex NJ Transit train line now terminates there in lieu of taking commuters all the [...]

July 7, 2017

Meet Lisa Overton

As Art Director, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Lisa Overton is responsible for the design and management of the PBS NewsHour Weekend brand. She has worked on the series since its launch in 2013. “I do all the animation and graphics for the broadcast and some online features,” Lisa says. Read on to learn about the “Gorey” influence [...]

July 6, 2017

WNET Launches Multi-Platform #DaysofDelays Transit Initiative

Local PBS Stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV will support commuters on-air and online during expected major transit delays during Amtrak’s emergency track work at Penn Station WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey’s Public Television Network, NJTV, has announced the launch of #DaysofDelays, a new multi-platform transit [...]

The American Conservation Film Festival Honors “Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants” with Foreign Film Award

[caption id="attachment_3136" align="alignright" width="300"] Six wild endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, one carrying a satellite transmitter look out of the vehicle that has taken them to a new release site.[/caption] In an unanimous decision, The American Conservation Film Festival honored Nature -- Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants with the 2017 ACFF Foreign Film Award. "Giraffes was distinguished in regards to [...]

July 1, 2017

“In Your Neighborhood” Initiative Takes NJTV Out to the Ballgame

[caption id="attachment_3353" align="alignright" width="300"] WNET's Neal Shapiro, NJTV Trustee Bernie Flynn and NJTV GM John Servidio in the "Yankee Club"[/caption] NJTV made its second stop in its In Your Neighborhood initiative this year with a live broadcast from Trenton's Arm & Hammer Park on June 29. NJTV In Your Neighborhood: Trenton kicked off with a special live [...]

June 29, 2017

“Leandro’s ‘Don’t Miss’ List” Monthly Column Debuts

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, has agreed to write a monthly column of his must-see recommendations on THIRTEEN. Check out his suggestions for new and encore programs you won’t want to miss. And if you want to expand your vocabulary, click on the hyperlinked words for a definition. Hail Caesar...well, his namesake [...]

June 23, 2017

NATAS New York Chapter Elects NJTV’s Phil Alongi to Board of Governors

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams' Executive Producer Phil Alongi has been elected to the Board of Governors for the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Board of Governors sets policy for the New York Chapter. The Board is comprised of television professionals representing Broadcast Journalism, Creative Crafts, [...]

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