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August 2, 2017

NJTV Nabs 15 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award Nominations

The Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award nominations were announced today. Overall, NJTV and its programs received a total of 15 nominations. NJTV News (3), American Songbook at NJPAC (1), Classroom Close-up, NJ (4), State of the Arts (6) and Steve Adubato (1) are among the nominees. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, September 9, 2017. ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT NEWS [...]

July 31, 2017

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: August 2017

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, writes a monthly column of his must-see recommendations on THIRTEEN. Check out his suggestions for new and encore programs you won’t want to miss. And if you want to expand your vocabulary, click on the hyperlinked words for a definition. Let August augur programming that will fan [...]

July 28, 2017

Meet Our Summer 2017 Interns (Part 3)

Welcome to WNET’s 2017 Intern Spotlight, the last in a series of three group interviews. Our interns hail from various departments across WNET, and we’ve asked them to tell us a little about themselves. They were asked a few questions, including, “What’s an interesting fact about you?” Read on to learn about our amazing interns! [caption [...]

July 25, 2017

“Nature” Nabs Three News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

Today, nominations for the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced. Nature nabbed three nominations (below), contributing to PBS's 48 nominations overall (the most of any other over-the-air, cable, satellite or internet broadcast services). Outstanding Nature Documentary: Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants Super Hummingbirds Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary Super Hummingbirds Other PBS productions nominated are Frontline (12), POV (11), Independent Lens [...]

July 21, 2017

Meet Out Summer 2017 Interns (Part 2)

Welcome to WNET’s 2017 Intern Spotlight, the second in a series of three group interviews. Our interns hail from various departments across WNET, and we’ve asked them to tell us a little about themselves. They were asked a few questions, including, “What’s an interesting fact about you?” Read on to learn about our amazing interns! [caption [...]

July 14, 2017

New Digital Series “My Everyday Hustle” Offers First-Person Struggles, Successes of Everyday People

Launching today, new digital series My Everyday Hustle offers five fascinating first-person profiles that reveal the struggles, successes, and "daily hustle" of everyday people. This series stems from the Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America multi-platform initiative. Each Friday, beginning today, July 14, through August 4, episodes will be released at 1pm on Chasing [...]

Meet Our Summer 2017 Interns (Part 1)

Welcome to WNET’s 2017 Intern Spotlight, the first in a series of three group interviews. Our interns hail from various departments across WNET, and we’ve asked them to tell us a little about themselves. They were asked a few questions, including, “What’s an interesting fact about you?” Read on to learn about our amazing interns! [caption [...]

July 13, 2017

WNET Productions Receive Two Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

The nominees for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards were announced today. PBS received 11 nominations, and of those, two were WNET productions. American Epic and American Epic Sessions was nominated for "Outstanding Music Direction." American Masters was nominated for "Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series." It is special to note that this nomination marks the series' 73rd Emmy [...]

July 11, 2017

NJTV News Covers #DaysofDelays Live from the Transit “Choke Point:” Hoboken

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams made an In Your Neighborhood initiative stop to kick off its #DaysofDelays coverage in Hoboken this past Monday, broadcasting live on-location from outside the Hoboken train terminal. That terminal is considered "a choke point for commuters," as the Morris-Essex NJ Transit train line now terminates there in lieu of taking commuters all the [...]

July 7, 2017

Meet Lisa Overton

As Art Director, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Lisa Overton is responsible for the design and management of the PBS NewsHour Weekend brand. She has worked on the series since its launch in 2013. “I do all the animation and graphics for the broadcast and some online features,” Lisa says. Read on to learn about the “Gorey” influence [...]

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