(L to R) Tom Okker and Arthur Ashe at the first “Open Era” tournament, where Ashe became the first African American men’s singles champion. Russ Adams
As Long Island’s PBS station, WLIW21 is committed to serving the residents of Long Island and the greater tri-state community with quality arts, education and public affairs programming.

WLIW21 produces such Emmy Award-winning series as Treasures of New York, which uncovered the rich history of America’s legendary tennis championship, the U.S. Open, featuring interviews with Billie Jean King, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. Treasures of New York also celebrated 100 years of the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit that promotes international education and empowerment through the global exchange of ideas. And it brought world-class institution The Jewish Museum to the forefront, revealing some of the most powerful and important works from its 30,000-item collection.

As an official media partner, WNET and WLIW were able to record a conversation with Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and NPR’s Nina Totenberg, where the “Notorious RBG” spoke about her 25 years on the nation’s highest bench and her continuing commitment to principled dissent.

Ethical decision-making in the workplace is complex to navigate and full of dilemmas for people looking to do the right thing. Playing by the Rules returned for a second season to explore how good ethics are essential to good business, diving into the real-life corporate controversies surrounding Volkswagen, Wells Fargo and Medicare Advantage. WNET promoted Playing by the Rules and a suite of resources for use in undergraduate and graduate business school classrooms at the 28th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics’ International Conference in Baltimore and the Academy of Management and the Society for Business Ethics conferences in Boston.

In January 2019, WLIW launched ALL ARTS, an unprecedented new broadcast channel, streaming platform and website dedicated to arts and culture 24/7.

“I’ve long been a fan of WLIW21 and the pleasure I got from [Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages] is one of the reasons why.” – Anonymous Viewer