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January 5, 2017

AARP Provides Major Series Funding for “American Masters”

WNET announced today that AARP has provided two years of major funding for American Masters, which launched Season 31 with the exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere of American Masters: By Sidney Lumet this week. “American Masters has set the gold standard for documentary film profiles,” said Stephen Segaller, vice president of programming at WNET. “The generous support [...]

December 16, 2016

“Victoria” Screening Packs Theater at the New-York Historical Society

On December 16, more than 225 Patron, Major, Corporate, Sustaining, and Legacy members braved the cold to attend WNET’s holiday gathering and advance screening of the first episode of Victoria on Masterpiece. Held at the Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society, guests enjoyed holiday music by a violin and cello duo from the Juilliard [...]

December 15, 2016

THIRTEEN Passport Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Today, marks the one-year anniversary of THIRTEEN Passport, which WNET launched on December 15, 2015. In the past year, the streaming video service has more than 40,000 activations and has attracted more than 15,000 new members to WNET. "We are pleased by the successful first year of THIRTEEN Passport,” said Neal Shapiro, President & CEO of WNET. [...]

December 6, 2016

At WNET, Theater Veterans Discuss Diverse Paths to Broadway

In October, WNET's Inclusion and Diversity Council welcomed three theater professionals to our offices to discuss diversity in theater and media. The panel explored their journeys to telling diverse stories in the theater and how public media can contribute to the conversation. [caption id="attachment_2757" align="alignright" width="300"] Alexandra Wailes & Mandy Gonzales in conversation[/caption] The event, hosted by PBS NewsHour Weekend's Alison Stewart, brought [...]

November 8, 2016

Tremendous Turnout at “Thomas & Friends” Brooklyn Event

On Saturday, November 5 2016, WNET and the Brooklyn Public Library welcomed more than 900 parents, caregivers and children to "Meet Thomas at the Library." Families from all five boroughs as well as Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey lined up around the block for a literary adventure with their #1 favorite blue engine. The morning event [...]

October 26, 2016

“Cyberchase” Wins Environmental Media Award at Star-Studded Gala in LA

This past weekend, Environmental Media Association honored Cyberchase with a prestigious Environmental Media Award for Children’s Television at a star-studded awards gala on the Warner Brothers Studio lot in Los Angeles. The episode “Bottled Up” – about reduction of plastic water bottle use – was honored for its message of conservation and activism. The event, hosted by [...]

October 21, 2016

“Hamilton’s America” NYC Educator Event Packs Trinity Church

Last night WNET’s Education Department presented a screening of Great Performances: Hamilton's America for New York City educators. The event was held at Trinity Church, which also happens to be the final resting place of Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Phillip Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler Church, and Hercules Mulligan. The screening was advertised to educators in the [...]

October 19, 2016

“Hamilton’s America” Event Draws Celebs, Donors, Community Groups

Great Performances: Hamilton’s America, the highly anticipated documentary that explores not only Alexander Hamilton, the man, but the creative process leading Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the Broadway sensation, screened at the United Palace Theater in Miranda’s own Washington Heights neighborhood. The film will air on Friday, October 21 at 9 pm on THIRTEEN. The screening [...]

October 4, 2016

NJTV News EP Honored Among NJBIZ “Forty Under 40”

Phil Alongi, Executive Producer of NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, was named an honoree to the 2016 NJBIZ Forty Under 40. “Phil has exceptional talent for any age,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio. “The fact he is so young and able to orchestrate a live, weeknight broadcast and other special projects while overseeing a [...]

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