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April 16, 2019

“American Masters” & “The Jazz Ambassadors” Win Peabody Awards

Today, two WNET productions were awarded prestigious Peabody Awards. American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart received an award. It is the series' 14th Peabody. The Jazz Ambassadors is also the recipient of a 2018 Peabody Award. As part of the Peabody 30, these programs were considered “the best of the best” out of 1,200 entries in [...]

April 12, 2019

Meet Our Volunteers: Jerry L.

I have always been good with numbers and spent 30 years as a commercial bank manager. Right after retirement, a friend suggested I volunteer with WNET. I’ll be celebrating 20 years of volunteering with the station in 2020. I used to volunteer with God’s Love We Deliver too, but now I focus my energies strictly [...]

Meet Karen Ho

As a Social Media Specialist in the Marketing Department, Karen Ho manages the social media accounts for American Masters, Nature, and Great Performances. “I work closely with Audience Engagement and IEG to create digital campaigns for each show’s programming and brainstorm ways to best engage with our social audience,” Karen says. Read on to learn [...]

April 11, 2019

WNET is Full “STEAM” Ahead with Vámonos Ciencia/Ready Go Science!

WNET’s Early Learning Team is full “STEAM” ahead this spring on the Vámonos Ciencia/Ready Go Science! family engagement project in the South Bronx. This project is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn Initiative to promote science and literacy for young children in low-income areas. Kids’ Media & Education educators, Norah Jones, Ellie [...]

Meet Our Volunteers: Liz & Rita

WNET's two tour guides extraordinaire Liz K. and Rita K. have been volunteering at WNET for more than 50 years combined. Let's learn more about them! RITA: I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from NYU. I was a volunteer in my hometown when I saw an ad in the newspaper that THIRTEEN was seeking [...]

April 10, 2019

WNET Training for Homeless Shelter Staff Full of Playful Learning

Last week, WNET continued its partnership with the Department for Homeless Services by conducting a series of training workshops for shelter staff who work with young children at drop off centers. In this hands-on training, participants explored the many free resources available through PBS KIDS and WNET like storybooks and coloring sheets from the new family [...]

Meet Our Volunteers: Yvonne S.

I was born in Berlin. When I was five-years-old we moved to Paris, and five years later when I was 10 we moved to Amsterdam. During World War II, the Germans occupied the Netherlands and because I am Jewish I went into hiding for several years to avoid deportation. I consider myself very lucky to [...]

April 9, 2019

Meet Remy Litvin

As a Coordinator in WNET’s Finance Department, Remy Litvin assists the Budget Control team on a variety of projects. “I review production-related documents such as expense reports, timesheets, and invoices, and handle other administrative tasks that arise, such as helping the Controllers put together journal entries, making cost-to-date files, and submitting project codes for station [...]

Meet Our Volunteers: Reginald B.

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. My mother was the first Black person to become a Nurse Practitioner to graduate from the University of Kansas Medical School. My father worked for the railroad and I have been travelling since before I can remember. In 2007, during a Legacy tour [...]

April 8, 2019

Meet Our Volunteers: Janet K.

I am a born and bred New Yorker. I attended undergrad school in Boston and received my MBA in NYC. My professional career began in the 1980s, where I worked mainly in the tech field for 30+ years in both financial and insurance industries. I was at my last job at New York Life Insurance for [...]

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