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November 1, 2021

The WNET Group Wins 8 New York Emmy Awards

At the 64th Annual New York Emmy Awards this weekend, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored The WNET Group with eight awards. Below are the winners in each category. ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – LONG FORM CONTENT (LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES) IMMERSIVE.WORLD (WLIW21/ALL ARTS). ENTERTAINMENT – LONG FORM CONTENT (LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES) Hip Hop Nutcracker (WLIW21/ALL ARTS). HISTORICAL/CULTURAL – [...]

September 30, 2021

The WNET Group Wins Four News & Documentary Emmy Awards

The WNET Group picked up four awards at the 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards this week. American Masters -- Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool won two awards for "Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary" and "Outstanding Sound." The documentary was co-produced with Firelight Media. Nature‘s three-part series Primates won for “Outstanding Music Composition.” And PBS NewsHour/PBS [...]

September 28, 2021

Brooklyn Book Festival Co-Producers Talk 2021 Event

THIRTEEN in the Community invited Carolyn Greer and Liz Koch, Co-Producers of the Brooklyn Book Festival, to share all that goes into the annual event (16 years and counting), how it began, and what programs and authors to expect this year. The 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival runs from September 26 through October 4. Click here to read [...]

September 22, 2021

“Exploring Hate Presents” Features Virtual Town Halls on Confronting Conspiracy Theories & Disinformation

This fall, Exploring Hate, The WNET Group’s reporting initiative examining antisemitism, racism and extremism, will introduce a new conversation series, Exploring Hate Presents. These initial Exploring Hate Presents town halls will stream live Thursdays, September 30 - October 14 at 7pm and will bring together thought leaders to explore conspiracy theories that never die, racist scapegoating [...]

September 20, 2021

ARTE’s Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario Talks Latinx Representation and “Doing the Work”

To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, THIRTEEN invited Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, Founding Executive Director, Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), to write a column for thirteen.org about Latinx representation. She spoke about "doing the work" and actively fighting against oppression within the Latinx community, and to uplift the voices of all members of the community every month [...]

July 27, 2021

The WNET Group Picks Up 10 News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

Today, nominees for the 42nd News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced. The WNET Group picked up 10 nominations: American Masters -- Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool was nominated for "Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary" and "Outstanding Sound." Nature: Cuba's Wild Revolution was nominated in the "Outstanding Nature Documentary" and "Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary," and [...]

July 13, 2021

“American Masters” Picks Up Two Emmy Award Nominations

Today, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards. American Masters picked up two nominations. The series itself was nominated for "Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series." Kathryn Bostic was nominated as composer of American Masters — Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir in the category of “Outstanding Music Composition for Documentary [...]

May 18, 2021

“Take on Fake” & “American Masters” Are Webby Award Winners

The 25th Annual Webby Award winners were announced today. Take on Fake episode "How to Fact-Check Like a Journalist" is a Webby Award winner and Webby People's Voice Award Winner in the "How-To, Explainer & DIY video" category. Also winning a Webby People's Voice Award is American Masters — In the Making episode "Anik Khan: Street Level" [...]

April 22, 2021

PBS and The WNET Group Announce #PBSForTheArts Campaign

Today PBS and The WNET Group announced #PBSForTheArts, a multiplatform campaign that celebrates the resiliency of the arts in America during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and reopening. The collection of #PBSForTheArts programs will be available for broadcast on PBS and streaming on PBS.org/arts and the PBS Video app. Curated conversation and digital shorts will be [...]

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