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May 15, 2017

Theater Kids Rejoice at Screening of NJTV’s “I Can’t…I Have Rehearsal”

NJTV conducted a sneak-peek preview screening of the new documentary I Can’t… I Have Rehearsal at Vineland High School in New Jersey this past Saturday, May 13. [caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignright" width="300"] EP Phil Alongi makes opening remarks as filmmaker Maddie Orton looks on[/caption] The hour-long documentary tells the story of six very different high schools from across [...]

May 12, 2017

NJTV Democratic Gubernatorial Debate Huge Success, Receives Praise

NJTV News and NJ Spotlight co-hosted the New Jersey Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate from the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark last night. Candidates Jim Johnson, Phil Murphy, Ray Lesniak and John Wisniewski participated in the 90-minute debate. The broadcast ran two hours. [caption id="attachment_3235" align="alignright" width="300"] NJTV News correspondent David Cruz reports from audience during [...]

Meet Katie Lander

As a Major Gifts Officer in the Development Department, Katie Lander’s primary mission is to secure charitable gifts of $25K+ for WNET. “It’s a multifaceted and strategic process of identifying, engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, centered on building relationships and helping donors support WNET and public media in ways that are meaningful for [...]

May 8, 2017

WNET is Honored with Five 2017 New York Emmy Awards

Over the weekend, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored WNET with five New York Emmy Awards. Thirteen/WNET received four awards, and WLIW received one. NYC-ARTS segment An American Ballet Theatre: A Dancer's Life received an award for "Best Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment." Joan Hershey, Editorial Director; Bob Morris, Producer. [caption id="attachment_3199" align="alignright" width="225"] Treasures of New [...]

Donors Enjoy “The Vietnam War” Preview & Panel Discussion at President’s Circle Dinner

On Friday, May 5, approximately 100 of WNET’s most generous supporters gathered at Federal Hall National Memorial for WNET's annual President’s Circle Dinner. In addition to recognizing donors, the evening highlighted the forthcoming broadcast of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s newest project, The Vietnam War. Under a beautifully lit rotunda and with 1960’s-70’s era tunes provided [...]

May 5, 2017

Meet Leandro Mejia

As a Mail Services Coordinator, Facilities, Leandro Mejia makes the rounds at WNET’s offices, delivering and picking up mail and packages for staff three times a day. “I note the arrival of all parcels from USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and the various messenger services, along with sender name and tracking number. I also escort folks [...]

May 2, 2017

WNET’s Take Your Child to Work Day Is A Rousing Success

Last week, WNET participated in Take Your Child to Work Day, where 22 children aged K–6 participated in various activities throughout the day with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the inner workings of public television. "It was an absolute pleasure to work with the next generation of WNET," said WNET co-organizer Patricia Bowen. Departments [...]

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