WLIW21

An aerial shot of bay houses on Long Island.

After 50+ years on-air, WLIW21 is viewed by approximately one million people each week throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Over the course of the past year, WLIW21 offered lessons from public school teachers in New York and New Jersey to supplement remote learning for students with Let’s Learn and NJTV Learning Live. MetroFocus continued its local reporting and in-depth conversations in its sixth season as a weeknightly program. Treasures of New York examined the world of Long Island’s Bay Houses and how the historic homes endured storms and climate change. WLIW Arts Beat celebrated its seventh season with innovative segments such as a musical about the Transcontinental Railroad, printmaking, the athleticism of ballet, and a music-inspired brewery’s creative beer labels, and much more.

“Keep up the excellent work. [The WNET Group] makes me proud to be a New Yorker.” — Peter R.

WLIW21 also acquired powerful, local documentaries. Witness Theater spotlit Holocaust survivors who shared their survival stories with Brooklyn teenagers, while City of Joel took viewers to the town of Monroe, New York as a land dispute between an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic sect and their secular neighbors erupted into a turf war.

WLIW21’s infamous “High Tea” programming block brought the best U.K. television had to offer with productions like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Great British Baking Show, Father Brown, A Place to Call Home, and McLeod’s Daughters (BYO cuppa and a biscuit).

WLIW Arts Beat profiled Scenic Solutions, a scenery shop that brings creative designs to life.