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November 30, 2018

Meet Laura Ball

As an Associate Counsel in the Legal Department and one of WNET’s production attorneys, Laura Ball handles legal matters for Amanpour and Company, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and Children’s and Educational Media. “This involves drafting and negotiating production agreements, pre-broadcast review, and advising on a wide range of issues, including copyright and trademark law and newsgathering [...]

November 16, 2018

Meet Joseph Wade

As an Associate Producer for MetroFocus, Joseph Wade pitches and produces stories for WNET’s award-winning public affairs program. “Producing stories that matter is my honor, as is helping my team take on the day-to-day duties and challenges that make our show run,” Joseph says. Read on to learn about Joseph’s experience in the military, the [...]

November 13, 2018

New “Treasures of New Jersey” Episode Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

Last night, the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a sneak-peak “world premiere” screening event for the new episode of Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey, which premieres tomorrow, November 14 at 8:30pm on NJTV. Watch a trailer here. [caption id="attachment_4386" align="alignright" width="199"] Senator Smith [...]

November 6, 2018

“American Spring LIVE” Launches with Three-Day Conference

In late April and early May 2019, Nature will be presenting American Spring LIVE, a three-night live television and online event highlighting spring’s arrival in a variety of iconic locations across North America. The program will be the among the most ambitious in Nature’s long history. Last Thursday through Saturday, the project formally launched with [...]

November 2, 2018

Meet Chelsea Rugg

As an Associate Producer, Social Video, IEG, Chelsea Rugg creates digital and social videos for WNET’s national and local properties, from square videos on Facebook and Twitter to Instagram Stories and vertical video. “Sometimes my job involves adapting a promo from on-air so it will work best online, and other times it involves writing scripts [...]

November 1, 2018

WNET’s “Sinking Cities” VIP Screening Held at Climate-Resilient Building

On Tuesday evening, WNET's Peril and Promise initiative hosted a VIP preview screening event for its new four-part docuseries Sinking Cities, which explores how New York, Tokyo, London and Miami are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather. The first episode, New York, premiered last night, with the subsequent episodes [...]

October 26, 2018

Meet Ellie Janszky

As an Early Learning Specialist in the Children’s and Educational Media Department, Ellie Janszky works primarily on WNET’s early childhood projects and initiatives. “The majority of this work includes direct service and outreach in the NYC community. I plan, promote and conduct professional development trainings for early childhood educators and daycare providers, as well as [...]

October 17, 2018

WNET Announces ALL ARTS Broadcast Channel & Artistic Director

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XTPkgqORj4A The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming platform were officially announced today. The full network, including the TV channel and OTT, will launch in January 28, 2019, so mark you calendars! Jörn Weisbrodt has been named Artistic Director and will be helping to curate special events, develop an artist-in-residence initiative and conceptualize programming ideas. You can [...]

October 15, 2018

NJTV Wins Three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

This past weekend, NJTV received three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards at a ceremony in Philadelphia: ARTS PROGRAM/SPECIAL I Can’t… I Have Rehearsal Phil Alongi, Executive Producer; Maddie Orton, Director; Frank Guastella, Producer POLITICS/GOVERNMENT- PROGRAM/SPECIAL New Jersey Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate Phil Alongi, Executive Producer; Ian Elliott, Tech Manager; Gideon Hayes Butler, Senior Producer; Frank Brown, Jr., Audio Engineer A-1 PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL  Classroom Close-up [...]

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