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February 24, 2017

Oscar-Nominated Panelists Discuss Future of African Americans in Film Industry

Last week, WNET's Inclusion & Diversity Council hosted their second speaker series, "African Americans in Film," at Worldwide Plaza. They welcomed Wynn Thomas, a production designer for Hidden Figures; Lisa Cortes, a producer for Precious; and Sam Pollard, director/producer for The Talk -- Race in America to speak about a more inclusive film industry. PBS [...]

February 23, 2017

WNET Receives 33 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Today, nominations came out for the 2017 New York Emmy Awards; overall, WNET received 33 nominations. Broken down by station, THIRTEEN received 13 nominations, WLIW received 10 nominations, and NJTV received 10 nominations. The 2017 New York Emmy Awards will be held on May 6, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Congratulations to everyone! Here are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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