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March 24, 2017

Meet Hanna Rioseco

As an Online Community Associate in the IEG Department, Hanna Rioseco manages the social presence of THIRTEEN, WLIW21, NJTV, NYC-ARTS, and SciTech Now, and works with local producers to create social campaigns for their shows. “I’m also involved with social media for the digital series First Person and one-off projects like School Inc., which feeds [...]

March 22, 2017

“Cyberchase” & “Mission US” Receive Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, and WNET picked up two nominations! Cyberchase: Save the Park! is nominated in the "Outstanding Interactive - Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series" category. Executive Producer: Sandra Sheppard Senior Producer: Kristin DiQuollo Associate Producer: Ana Voci Mission US is nominated in the "Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content" category. Executive [...]

“Films BYkids” SXSW Panel Discusses Film as Tool for Global Understanding

Poet Against Prejudice, part of THIRTEEN’s FILMS BYkids series which pairs youth from around the world with filmmakers to create personal documentaries about global issues, was the focus of a session at the just-wrapped 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX. In the film, Faiza Almontaser, a Yemini immigrant in Brooklyn who faced bullying [...]

March 21, 2017

On Alternative Spring Break, Michigan State Students Learn Big Market News From WNET

What happens when 16 university students hit New York for an “Alternative Spring Break”? They visit WNET, of course! On Saturday, March 11, 16 Michigan State University students, Program Advisor Karin Hanson, and Director Emeritus of PBS station WKAR Gary Reid (and current University Distinguished Senior Specialist in the Department of Media and Information at MSU), [...]

March 17, 2017

Join the “I Stand With…” Campaign to Save PBS Funding

Today, the proposed Federal budget was released, and as we feared, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been eliminated. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting funds all public broadcasting including THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. So, this proposed cut is terrible news for us, and for our members and viewers. For nearly 55 years, we have served the [...]

“Great Performances: The Hollow Crown” Wins Falstaff Award

The Great Performances production of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses has been honored with a Falstaff Award for “Best Film” from PlayShakespeare.com. The mini-series, comprising Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2 (the plays’ three parts condensed to two parts) and Richard III, won the award over the restored version of Orson Welles’ Macbeth. The [...]

Meet Jonathan Kitt

As a Senior Development Associate in the Development Department, Jonathan Kitt supports the Vice President of Development and Communications, the Executive Director of Development, and the various departments they manage. “Essentially, I take care of administrative tasks, which include coordinating external meetings with current and prospective donors and Trustees, and internal meetings with Senior Managers [...]

March 10, 2017

Meet Ed Campbell

As an Audio Engineer in the Production Services Department, Ed Campbell mixes sound for WNET’s many productions. “Most of my mixing is done for our national series for PBS: Nature, Great Performances, Secrets of the Dead, and American Masters. I also do some work on local programming,” Ed says. Read on to learn about the [...]

March 6, 2017

WNET & Friends of THIRTEEN Emphasize Relevance and Vitality of Public Media in Washington, DC

WNET had another successful year at the 2017 America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit in Washington, DC. The conference, which ran February 27 and 28, celebrated the Public Broadcasting Act, which has its 50th Anniversary in November. The Summit brings together representatives from public media stations across the country to explore issues that are [...]

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