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March 17, 2017

Join the “I Stand With…” Campaign to Save PBS Funding

Today, the proposed Federal budget was released, and as we feared, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been eliminated.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting funds all public broadcasting including THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. So, this proposed cut is terrible news for us, and for our members and viewers.

For nearly 55 years, we have served the tri-state community with programming that educates, enlightens and inspires. We have provided children a safe harbor in a television environment that often contains content unfit for growing minds. And we provide materials that teachers use in the classroom each and every day. All for $1.35 per taxpayer.

We know you value us and we know you have our backs. You’ve shown us through your financial support, your calls and emails telling us what we’re doing right (and wrong) and by your willingness to stand up for us when our elected officials have threatened to eliminate our funding.

If you’d like to participate in the effort to save CPB funding, here are a few resources for you below.

Please help us now.

With thanks,






Neal Shapiro


Separate resource hub pages have been set up for THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. They provide great talking points and information for contacting your elected officials.


Tell your friends that you stand with THIRTEEN, WLIW & NJTV on Facebook by adding a  temporary frame to your profile picture! Look for the picture at the top of the feed and click ‘Try It’!

THIRTEEN: https://www.facebook.com/pg/thirteenwnet/posts/

WLIW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WLIW21/posts/

NJTV: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NJTVonline/posts/

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