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August 17, 2018

Meet Kerry Bornstein

As an Institutional Giving Associate in the Development Department, Kerry Bornstein writes and develops stewardship communications, foundation and government materials, grant reports, proposals and acknowledgement letters. She also manages the team’s reporting schedule, which details when various foundation and government financial reports and narratives are due, and ensures document completion. “There’s also some administrative tasks, [...]

August 10, 2018

Meet Sandra Perl

As the Audience Engagement Department’s summer intern, Sandra Perl has been researching social media influencers; writing tweets for WNET’s Twitter account; assisting with THIRTEEN Pressroom; writing posts for WNET's staff newsletter, The Owl; and more. She also conducted the Intern Spotlights that have been published in The Owl these past few weeks. Read on to [...]

August 6, 2018

“Cyberchase” Releases “Railway Hero,” Its First Universally Designed Digital Game

Today, WNET announced the release of Railway Hero, the first accessible and universally designed digital game from the PBS KIDS math series Cyberchase, created specifically to incorporate accessibility features for children with physical and cognitive impairments. In this math-based HTML5 game, players join the CyberSquad in the Solar CyberTrain on a mission to repair cyberspace’s Information [...]

August 3, 2018

Meet WNET’s Summer 2018 Interns, Part 3

Welcome to WNET’s 2018 Summer Intern Spotlights, the third and last in a series of three group interviews penned by Sandra Perl, who is interning with the Audience Engagement Department. Our interns come from a variety of backgrounds and departments across WNET, WLIW, and NJTV. We’ve asked each intern to tell us a little bit [...]

July 30, 2018

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: August 2018

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, writes a monthly column of his must-see recommendations on THIRTEEN. Check out his suggestions for new and encore programs you won’t want to miss. And if you want to expand your vocabulary, click on the hyperlinked words for a definition. Be our guest, be our guest, [...]

July 27, 2018

Meet WNET’s Summer 2018 Interns, Part 2

Welcome to WNET’s 2018 Summer Intern Spotlights, the second in a series of three group interviews penned by Sandra Perl, the Marketing and Audience Engagement Department's summer intern. Our interns come from a variety of backgrounds and departments across WNET, WLIW, and NJTV. We’ve asked each intern to tell us a little bit about themselves, [...]

July 26, 2018

NATAS Nominates “Nature” for Six News & Documentary Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. PBS received the most nominations of any network with 45. Of the 45, Nature received six nominations. Yosemite was nominated for three awards: “Outstanding Nature Documentary,” “Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary” and “Outstanding Music & Sound.” Filling out the “Outstanding [...]

New “Peril and Promise” Video Explores History of Earth’s Climate Crisis

How did we get to our current climate crisis? How the World Was Warmed explores the answer… Narrated by PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan, How the World Warmed takes viewers through the history of climate change. Starting 100,000 years ago and ending with future projections in 2100 and beyond, this video highlights major climate-related milestones within [...]

July 20, 2018

WNET Hosts “The Great American Read” Screenings and Vote-A-Thon

On Tuesday, July 17, WNET hosted two public screening events and a full-day vote-a-thon to celebrate and promote The Great American Read. WNET opened the doors to the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center for screenings of American Masters' Harper Lee: Hey, Boo at 1pm and 7pm. In addition, WNET hosted a talkback with filmmaker [...]

Meet WNET’s Summer 2018 Interns, Part 1

Welcome to WNET’s 2018 Summer Intern Spotlights, the first in a series of three group interviews. Our interns come from a variety of backgrounds and departments across WNET, WLIW, and NJTV. We’ve asked each intern to tell us a little bit about themselves, including their favorite book (or books) in contribution to the Great American [...]

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