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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 [...]

April 20, 2021

The WNET Group Garners Six Webby Award Nominations

The 25th Annual Webby Award nominations were announced today -- The WNET Group garnered six nominations and seven honorees. Nominations: ALL ARTS is a nominee in "Apps and Software: Art, Culture, and Events." ALL ARTS and Kids' Media & Education series Rising Artist is a nominee in "Video: Documentary" and specific episode Rising Artist: Mulan Fu [...]

March 25, 2021

WNET Rebrands as The WNET Group: Media Made Possible by All of You

The WNET Group, home to PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, the network NJ PBS, and Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM, announced today the launch of its new brand identity. With the rebrand, the organization also introduces the new tagline: “Media Made Possible by All of You,” to convey that its efforts are made for, [...]

March 1, 2021

“Cyberchase” Wins at Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards

Cyberchase garnered two wins at the 2020 Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards. Cyberchase accessible game Echo Explorers won in "Best Online/Video Game For Kids." Cyberchase also won for "Best Social Good Series" and received an honorable mention for "Best Series For Kids 5-11." Additionally, Camp TV received an honorable mention for "Best COVID-Related Programming." The Cynopsis Best of the Best [...]

February 26, 2021

Meet Brian Cosgrove

In July 2020, WLIW-FM opened its new studio in Southampton, introducing a dynamic new schedule featuring favorite local programs and newly added NPR and PBS titles. Native Long Islander Brian Cosgrove hosts two of the radio station’s popular programs. “I host The Afternoon Ramble (Monday-Friday, 1-4pm) and The Overnight Ramble (Tuesday-Friday, 2-5am), a one-of-a-kind mix [...]

February 24, 2021

NJTV Rebrands to NJ PBS

NJTV is rebranding its name to NJ PBS. “Public media has a long, proud history in New Jersey,” said General Manager John Servidio. “This rebranding is another step in its evolution. NJ PBS more clearly identifies and differentiates us from other media in our crowded marketplace. It also better connects our excellent local programming to the [...]

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