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March 17, 2017

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 [...]

March 3, 2017

Meet Jessi Olsen

As a Community Relations Specialist in the Community Relations Department, Jessi Olsen works with the Community Engagement team to develop and implement initiatives and partnerships that bring WNET’s content out into our viewers’ communities. “Our goal is to strengthen our pre-existing ties and reach those who may not know about us,” Jessi says. “I also [...]

February 27, 2017

WNET Announces Veterans Content Sharing Initiative at 2017 APTS Public Media Summit

Building off of the success of the MMG Arts and MMG Tech initiatives, and looking ahead to Ken Burns' highly anticipated documentary, The Vietnam War, WNET is launching a new, free, Veterans Content Sharing Initiative, enabling public media stations across the country to share local content about veterans, expand their programming, and better serve their [...]

February 24, 2017

Meet Kristina Kirtley

As a Producer in the Education Department, Kristina Kirtley creates education resources for PBS LearningMedia, leads professional development workshops for teachers in how to use media in the classroom, and manages national outreach with other PBS stations promoting WNET productions. Read on to learn about the public media programs that inspired Kristina as a child, [...]

For 14 Consecutive Years, National Survey Names PBS #1 in Public Trust

For the 14th consecutive year, the American public has rated PBS the most trustworthy institution among nationally known organizations. Parents have also named PBS the most educational media brand, significantly outscoring cable and commercial broadcast television networks. Below are some of the other survey findings: Each month, PBS content is streamed an average of 367 million [...]

Former WNET Executive Passes Away

[caption id="attachment_2953" align="alignright" width="225"] Credit: Joseph Sinnott[/caption] Ward C. Chamberlin, former Vice President and Managing Director at WNET, died peacefully yesterday in Lenox, Massachusetts. He was 95. Ward had a long and storied career. A lawyer by training, he was one of the founders of public broadcasting and served as the first operating officer of the Corporation [...]

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