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February 22, 2017
Long Island’s Fair Media Council Recognizes Two WLIW Productions with 2017 Folio Awards
Long Island's Fair Media Council announced the winners of the 2017 Folio Awards in this week's Long Island Business News.
Two WLIW productions were recognized with awards:
Long Island Business Report won a "Best in News" award for Wyandanch Rising: Long Island Business Report Special in the "Smart Growth News or Feature" category.
Veterans Coming Home [...]
February 21, 2017
Stay Focused On All Things “Great Performances” with New Newsletter
Want to stay up-to-date on all things Great Performances?
Now you can! Sign up for the Great Performances e-newsletter, which is sent out the day before a premiere of a program and features clips and information specific to the broadcast. You can "opt-in" and sign up through the Great Performances website.
The newsletter goes out before the [...]
February 17, 2017
Hillary & Bill Clinton Honor Maya Angelou at The Schomburg Center’s “And Still I Rise” Screening
Last night at a special preview event for the new documentary American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise at New York Public Library's The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Colin Johnson, grandson of the late Dr. Maya Angelou and Co-Founder and Principal of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC, presented Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and [...]
Meet Kait Hoehne
As a Multimedia Producer in the IEG Department, Kait Hoehne (last name is pronounced “HAY-knee”) produces and maintains program websites for WNET’s productions, including American Masters and NYC-ARTS. “Some days I’m trying my hand at inline code, and some days I’m conducting an interview in the Starr Studio. I love that every day feels very [...]
February 16, 2017
New National Survey Shows 73% of Voters – Including Most Republicans – Oppose Eliminating Federal Funding for Public Television
GOP voters oppose eliminating federal funding for public television
by almost a 2-1 margin
Bipartisan polling team finds 83% of voters – including 70% of President Trump voters – want Congress to find savings elsewhere
Children’s educational programming and public safety communications seen as essential benefits of public television by voters across political spectrum
ARLINGTON, VA – February 16, [...]
NYC-ARTS to Unwrap the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in February
NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN’s weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. For the next two weeks, on February 16 and February 23, News Correspondent Christina Ha will bring viewers the news from the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), New [...]
“The Talk – Race In America” Screening Welcomes Young, Diverse Crowd of Influencers
Last night’s exclusive reception/preview screening of The Talk – Race in America, hosted by WNET and Tumblr at Tumblr’s headquarters in Manhattan, welcomed more than 150 guests, a young and diverse crowd of influencers from social media and the social justice space.
The Talk, a new documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes [...]
February 15, 2017
Geraldine Moriba Joins WNET as Programming Consultant for Multi-Platform Initiatives
Geraldine Moriba has been appointed Programming Consultant, Multi-Platform Initiatives, and has already begun her new position. She will initially serve as the Project Director of Chasing the Dream: Poverty & Opportunity in America, WNET’s multi-platform public media initiative providing critical programming on poverty, income equality, and opportunity.
“Geraldine is an extraordinarily talented leader and producer who brings fresh [...]
February 13, 2017
Next IDC Speaker Series Focuses on Growing Social Movement for More Inclusive Film Industry
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WNET’s Inclusion & Diversity Council’s upcoming Speaker Series panel, “African Americans in Film,” is coming up this Thursday, February 16 at 12pm.
Following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign for a more inclusive film industry, this year’s Academy Awards highlight the African American community with a record number of nominations for black actors [...]
Friends of THIRTEEN Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors
The Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc. welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors — Daniel T. Allen and Melody Marcus.
Daniel T. Allen is Head of Video at Light Reading, where he provides global coverage of next generation communications and enterprise technologies. Dan began his career at WNET, first as an intern for Friends of [...]