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September 22, 2016

“Nature” Wins News & Documentary Emmy Award for “The Last Orangutan Eden”

Last night, September 21, at the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Nature: The Last Orangutan Eden received an award for "Outstanding Music & Sound." Nature’s Ed Campbell, who was the Re-recording Mixer, gave the acceptance speech (below). Composer: David Mitcham Sound Recordist: Nimmida Pontecorvo Sound Editor: Len Delorey Re-recording Mixer: Ed Campbell Supervising Sound Editor: Scot B. Charles PBS [...]

September 16, 2016

WLIW21 General Manager and Executive Producer of Local Productions Diane Masciale Named a “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business” by Long Island Business News

NEW YORK [September 12] – Diane Masciale, General Manager of WLIW21 and Executive Producer of local productions at WNET, parent company of WLIW21 and THIRTEEN, and operator of NJTV, has been named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business” in 2016 by Long Island Business News. Presented by Long Island’s premier business [...]

September 7, 2016

WNET Brings PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to Kids & Educators

This summer, WNET partnered with PBS KIDS to bring coding to children and teachers in NYC with the PBS KIDS ScratchJr tablet app. This developmentally appropriate creative coding app for children ages five through eight features characters from a number of PBS KIDS media properties including; WILD KRATTS, NATURE CAT, READY JET GO!, WORDGIRL, ARTHUR, PEG+CAT, [...]

August 30, 2016

Note from the CEO: Free Support for Teachers & Parents

  With the new school year upon us, it's a great time to reflect on what your local PBS station offers to students, teachers and parents in our region. At WNET, home to THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV, you may know us for offering the best in quality, non-commercial children's programming aimed at pre-schoolers and school-aged kids [...]

July 15, 2016

Note from the CEO: Election Resources

  Election season is a time when PBS stations like THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV can truly deliver for our communities. With a long history of balanced and trusted news coverage and access to thought leaders across the political spectrum, your tri-state-area PBS stations are committed to serving as a central, reliable and balanced resource from the [...]

June 21, 2016

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Inaugurates WNET Children’s Wait Room in the Bronx

[caption id="attachment_2584" align="alignright" width="300"] Staff at the Center who are dedicated solely to working with the children in the Wait Room[/caption] The WNET Children’s Wait Room was officially inaugurated today, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the PATH Intake Center in the South Bronx. WNET partnered with the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) to [...]

June 16, 2016

NJTV’s Third “Healthy NJ” Drug Forum Balances Thoughtful Discourse on Drug Prevention & Education Tactics

[caption id="attachment_2576" align="alignright" width="300"] From L to R: Selma Betancourt, Joel Torres, Arthur Tomie, Briana Vannozzi, Joseph Lagana, Dan Nelson, Diane Litterer, James Batelli, Frank Greenagel, Jr.[/caption] NJTV held its third forum in its Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis initiative at the Student Center of the Busch campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway on Wednesday. [...]

June 15, 2016

The 2016 WNET Gala Salute Celebrates Community Impact of Honorees

Angela Lansbury, Ali & Joe Torre (above), Francisco D'Souza and Dr. Leonard Tow were celebrated at the annual event; Tony Award-nominee Norm Lewis dazzled the crowd with a special performance. [caption id="attachment_2570" align="alignright" width="300"] Honoree Francisco D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant[/caption] Last night WNET celebrated the 2016 WNET Gala Salute highlighting Media with Impact. Honorees for the evening [...]

April 11, 2016

Meet Volunteer Shirley L.

Tell us about your beginnings here at WNET. How did you come to volunteer at WNET? Why did you decide to volunteer? How long have you been here? Do you also volunteer at other organizations? I came to volunteer at WNET simply by luck. In the late 1970s, my daughter was walking along 5th Avenue, saw [...]

Meet Volunteer Selma M.

A speech pathologist by training, Selma M. (at right top, with fellow volunteer Victoria T.) has been an enthusiastic member of the WNET volunteer team since 2003. Read on about her commitment to WNET and to tutoring non-English speakers. What is your background? I was born and raised in Brooklyn. When I got married I moved [...]

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