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April 11, 2016

Meet Volunteer Deirdre M.

Deirdre has covered all the bases at THIRTEEN. In her early years at the station she produced the weekly Culture Calendar and helped coordinate the Auction and Pledge. As if that weren’t enough, she agreed to put her boundless energy to work on the Student Arts Festival and the Teen Leadership Conference. Nowadays, Deirdre dedicates [...]

April 8, 2016

Play Ball! THIRTEEN Delves into Ken Burn’s Newest Documentary

April marks the official beginning of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. It also marks the premiere of Jackie Robinson, a new film from Ken Burns (The Civil War, The Roosevelts). Burns applies his love of baseball and his unparalleled documentary skill to take a closer look at the life and legacy of Robinson, whose [...]

April 6, 2016

WNET Brings PBS KIDS to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey

WNET has partnered with Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey to bring PBS KIDS resources to the children and families in the Pediatric Emergency Room. The Emergency Department will now provide materials including WNET’s bilingual Oh Noah! Family Guides, PBS KIDS’s "Summer Activity Workbooks," and books to the young children to read and complete [...]

Meet William Tam, Web Engineer

As a Web Engineer, William Tam helps build websites for THIRTEEN, WLIW, NJTV, and the WNET-produced PBS programs such as Nature and Great Performances. “I particularly focus on how we integrate video into our websites, and also work closely with Member Services to help manage our online donation process,” William says. Read on to learn [...]

Meet Brittany Stigler, Program Coordinator, Great Performances

As a Program Coordinator for Great Performances, Brittany Stigler provides production and administrative support for the Great Performances team and the various programs it produces. “In broad strokes, this includes coordinating with PBS to input show information, chasing down contracts, drafting formats and music cue sheets, preparing our beautiful brochure, and whatever else pops up. [...]

March 6, 2015

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Passes Away at 88

Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles passed away yesterday at 88 years old. Maysles was well known for creating documentaries Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens. Maysles worked with THIRTEEN numerous times. Most recently, Maysles was involved in the BYKids Initiative, where he mentored 17 year-old Faiza Almontaser as she produced a short, first-person documentary about globally relevant issues. He [...]

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