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September 25, 2017

General Colin and Alma Powell Tape “American Graduate Day” Testimonials

WNET’s Mike Kostel from the American Graduate Day team traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend an event at the D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI). There he met General Colin Powell and his wife, Alma Powell, who were attending the event on behalf of America’s Promise Alliance. Under the leadership of Colin, the Founding Chairman, and [...]

September 22, 2017

Meet Brian Alves

As a Senior Coordinator in the Media Services Department, Brian Alves is responsible for the management and technical troubleshooting of PC and Mac computers used for editing in edit rooms and cubicles throughout the company. “The Media Services team supports all the production units here at WNET with any complications they encounter, from issues with [...]

A New Season of “Cook’s Country” Premieres September 24 on THIRTEEN

This Sunday, September 24, the tenth season of Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen premieres at 5:30pm on THIRTEEN. Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen reclaims, revives and restores classic American heirloom recipes. Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep [...]

September 19, 2017

“Cyberchase: Save the Park!” Wins a Cynopsis Kids !magination Award

This morning, Cyberchase: Save the Park! won a Cynopsis Kids !magination Award for “Online Game,” beating out a competitive field stacked with Nickelodeon games from brands like Legends of the Hidden Temple, Paw Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Series Producer Kristin DiQuollo was at the ceremony to accept the award. Cyberchase: Save the Park! extends [...]

“NJTV News” Launches New Look with Improved Digital Experience

If you tuned in or logged on to NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams recently, you may have noticed something different. The show has a brand-new logo, new music and a website update that is more user-friendly to its digital audience. “The new features are part of the continued evolution of the NJTV Newsroom,” said Executive Producer [...]

WNET UP Next Goes “Back to School” with Sandra Sheppard

With the “back to school” season upon us, WNET Up Next sits down for a visit with Sandra Sheppard, WNET’s Director and Executive Producer, Children’s and Educational Media Department, to learn about her life at WNET and her busy production schedule which includes productions Thomas and Friends; Bob the Builder; Cyberchase; Oh, Noah!; Mission US [...]

September 18, 2017

WNET and Sesame Workshop Kickoff the School Year at “Discovery Day”

On Saturday, September 9, more than 1,000 children, parents, and caregivers celebrated the beginning of the school year at the Queens Public Library’s Discovery Day. WNET, through a partnership with Sesame Workshop, had a tent at the event to spread the word about the new Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) initiative. [caption id="attachment_3564" align="alignright" width="225"] WNET volunteer, [...]

September 15, 2017

Meet Colin Schoenberger

As Associate Director of Audience Development, Interactive Engagement Group (IEG), Colin Schoenberger reports on the content people watch on WNET’s websites and apps, digs further into where they come from, how and why they’re engaging, and then filters everything in a way that sparks ideas and tells a story. “There’s so much data available, it [...]

September 8, 2017

Meet Sue Sinclair

The Music Services department at WNET provides music selections to producers for use in their programming, then clears the rights necessary for each program. They build relationships with producers who need unique musical expertise when creating media by meeting with producers, listening to music, and delivering selections that best support the narrative of the media. [...]

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