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February 7, 2018

WNET Celebrates Black History Month with Song, Film & Conversation at the Apollo Theater

This past weekend, WNET joined the Apollo Theater for their annual Open House Weekend celebrating the achievements and excellence of the African American community. The free two-day event kicked off Black History Month with song, film, and conversation featuring many members of the WNET family. NJTV News’ Michael Hill and Billy ‘Mr. Apollo’ Mitchell emceed Saturday’s [...]

“Sesame Street in Communities” Names “Ambassador of the Year”

WNET partnered with Sesame Workshop to conduct a series of early learning workshops with preschool parents, providers and caregivers across the five boroughs on the free resources available through the Sesame Street in Communities website. [caption id="attachment_3816" align="alignright" width="225"] Sesame Street in Communities “Ambassador of the Year” award, presented by Cookie Monster![/caption] Part of this workshop series [...]

February 2, 2018

Meet Cynde Horne

As Director of Planned Giving, Development, Cynde Horne and her colleague Larissa Fernandez work with WNET Legacy Society donors who have included the station in their will or estate planning. In addition to actively finding new Legacy Society members, they work closely with donors, their advisors, and with lawyers and executors involved with bequests for [...]

February 1, 2018

“SciTech in a Flash” Podcast Navigates the Mysteries of Science & Technology

SciTech Now is public media’s nexus of new ideas. The SciTech in a Flash podcast explores the latest breakthroughs in science and technology – in under 10 minutes. Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend and a senior correspondent for the nightly program, SciTech in a Flash will navigate the mysteries of the scientific and technology worlds. 11 new [...]

January 31, 2018

WNET Hosts New York’s First PBS EdCamp

Last Saturday, educators filled WNET's Kellen Boardroom for an unconventional day of conversation, exploration, and professional development. WNET's Ellie Smeallie, Sandy Goldberg, Kristina Kirtley, Janice Fuld, Norah Jones and Jasmine Wilson welcomed passionate educators for New York's first PBS Edcamp. Designed for teachers, an Edcamp is a "un-conference," which provides educators access to high quality, personalized, professional [...]

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: February 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. As gelid January's doors have closed, [...]

January 29, 2018

“The American Epic Sessions” Wins at 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Last night, The American Epic Sessions won an award at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. “Killer Diller Blues” by Alabama Shakes is a cover of a 1946 hit by Memphis Minnie. Alabama Shakes recorded their version of it for last year's musical documentary; it was nominated and won for “Best American Roots Performance.” The Boot, a website [...]

“MetroFocus” Hits Highest Gross Viewership Since Going Daily

Last week (week beginning January 22), MetroFocus grossed 251,275 viewers on THIRTEEN (387K for the week including all of WNET). This is the highest gross viewer impressions (the sum viewers from each broadcast) since the start of the broadcast season. On THIRTEEN that’s 119K+ more viewers than the previous week and +122K compared to the same [...]

January 26, 2018

Meet Shayna Freckleton

As a Procurement Specialist in the Finance Department, Shayna Freckleton ensures that city, state and federal laws are being followed in regard to formal and informal purchasing. “I’m responsible for assisting and facilitating the development and implementation of policies and standards with requisitions, purchase orders, checking verifications, and company purchase cards,” Shayna says. Read on [...]

January 22, 2018

WNET & PBS Sponsor Sundance Film Festival 2018

For the 5th year in a row, WNET has sponsored a panel at the Sundance Film Festival; PBS partnered with us again for the 4th year. This year was, by all accounts, the best panel we’ve sponsored. Moderated by NPR TV critic Eric Deggans, the panel’s title was Docs on PBS: Distribution 360. Five prominent independent [...]

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