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January 24, 2017

WNET Fosters Dialogue on Documentaries, Public TV at Sundance Film Festival

On Saturday, January 21, WNET and PBS hosted a panel discussion and reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Titled "Independent Filmmakers and Public Media: Telling America’s Stories," the panel featured 5 prominent documentarians and was moderated by Cara Mertes, Director of Just Films at the Ford Foundation. This is the fourth year that WNET has partnered [...]

January 20, 2017

Meet Whitney McGowan

As Associate Director of Social Media, IEG, Whitney McGowan oversees the social media strategy for WNET and its programs, from Great Performances to American Masters and beyond. “I also manage the day-to-day content on all our national social media pages,” Whitney says. Read on to learn about the social media plan for The Talk – Race [...]

January 17, 2017

WNET Honors Volunteers for 6,000+ Hours of Service to the Station in 2016

On Wednesday, January 11, staff and volunteers gathered in the Kellen Boardroom to ring in 2017 and celebrate the past year. There was a lively buzz as volunteers from throughout the station mingled, chatted, shared memories and compared notes. Director of Volunteer Resources Gloria Deucher introduced the program by thanking the volunteers, welcoming senior staff, [...]

Kids THIRTEEN Relaunches as THIRTEEN PBSKids

WNET announced that beginning on January 16, 2017, Kids THIRTEEN will have a new name – THIRTEEN PBSKids. The 24/7 kids channel will also now offer a live stream, making it easier for Tri-State area children to watch their favorite PBS Kids series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. [...]

January 13, 2017

Meet Bob Maguire

  As a Financial Reporting & Analysis Specialist in the Finance Department, Bob Maguire works on a variety of projects, but his main responsibility as part of the Financial Planning team is to maintain the company’s budget codes and help ensure that expenses are allocated to the correct project and department so that we can accurately [...]

January 9, 2017

“Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour” Kicks Off on Long Island

This past weekend, the Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour kicked off at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, Long Island. This free, limited-time, multi-city experiential tour complements the 47th season of Sesame Street, and featured hands-on digital learning fun, bilingual English/Spanish books and activities, "meet and greets" with Abby Cadabby and Elmo, a live [...]

January 6, 2017

Producers Guild of America Nominates “Hamilton’s America” for Award

The Producers Guild of America has nominated Great Performances: Hamilton's America for an award in "Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television" category. Playbill.com and Broadway World are among the outlets that highlighted the nomination. The other PBS program nominated for a PGA award is Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, nominated for The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer [...]

Meet Samantha Seid, Production Coordinator, Children’s & Educational Media

As the Production Coordinator for the Children’s & Educational Media (CEM) department, Samantha Seid works on and supports the production and development of a variety of PBS KIDS and educational media projects. “The properties I work on include Cyberchase, Oh Noah!, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Mission US, and Films BYKIDS,” Samantha says. “Since [...]

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