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July 8, 2020

Camp TV Brings Day Camp to Children Nationwide Beginning July 13

[caption id="attachment_5227" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Head counselor Zachary Noah Piser[/caption] Today, The WNET Group announced the launch of Camp TV, a new one-hour public television series that brings the day camp experience to children nationwide weekdays beginning Monday, July 13 on public television (check local listings). In the New York metro area, Camp TV premieres Monday, July [...]

June 7, 2020

Statement from The WNET Group

The brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee and Tony McDade are the latest in a long and tragic list of killings of Black Americans by police officers and self-appointed vigilantes and cannot be ignored; they are tragedies that have played out for far too long in our country, rooted in generations of [...]

May 29, 2020

The WNET Group Wins Four Telly Awards

The WNET Group won four 2020 Telly Awards. Cyberchase won a Silver Award in “Television: Children” category and a Bronze Award in the “Television: Social Responsibility” category for its episode Giving Thanks Day. GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer also won two Telly Awards. “Andrew Yang Shows His Work” is a Silver Winner in the “Television; General/Political Commentary” [...]

May 1, 2020

The WNET Group Announces “Let’s Learn NYC!”

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and The WNET Group announced the launch of Let’s Learn NYC!, a new educational public television program produced by The WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) featuring lessons for children in 3K through second grade that will supplement [...]

April 27, 2020

The WNET Group Wins Two New York Emmy Awards

Over the weekend,The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) hosted the 63rd Annual New York Emmy Awards via livestream. Two WNET productions received New York Emmy Awards: ARTS: PROGRAM/SPECIAL ALL ARTS Docs: Slow Down: River To River (ALL ARTS). Diane Masciale, Executive In Charge; Elizabeth Liz Sargent, Director, Producer; Minos Papas, Producer, Director of Photography; Jorn [...]

Mary Alice Williams Steps Down as “NJTV News” Anchor

NJTV announced that Mary Alice Williams, anchor of its flagship NJTV News broadcast, has decided to step down from her position effective this month. Since 2014, Williams has anchored NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, along with multiple news specials, from the Governor’s State of the State addresses and election night coverage to the network’s specials [...]

April 23, 2020

Meet Rochelle B.

I spent the majority of my career (27 years) at the Estée Lauder Companies in branding and marketing in the International division, which is the largest division in the corporation. Among many assignments, I spent 15 years as the Senior Vice President of the International Division. When I retired I was the Worldwide President of [...]

April 22, 2020

Meet Volunteer Carolyn L.

My connection to public broadcasting as a professional began when I was in my early 20’s. However years before that, I was personally introduced to public broadcasting (both television and radio) through my mother. I have a masters in journalism and began my career began as a Community Relations Associate at WCNY, the public television and [...]

April 21, 2020

Meet Volunteer Ashton S.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA many moons ago. At 15, I went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA on an early admission scholarship. After graduation, I served three years in the US Navy, then went to graduate school at Atlanta University for a Masters in math before heading to New York [...]

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