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August 1, 2019

Meet Gabriella Vetrano

As an Audience Engagement intern, Gabriella Vetrano is spending the summer working with WNET's Audience Engagement team on various aspects of program promotion. “Most of my long-term projects have involved finding press contacts for the team to reach out to so they can promote our shows. We then reach out to publications, influencers and social [...]

July 30, 2019

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: August 2019

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. THIRTEEN's cool shows will get you even [...]

July 26, 2019

Meet Our Summer 2019 Interns, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of WNET’s 2019 Summer Intern Spotlights. Our interns told us about the work they’re doing at WNET, their favorite fictional characters, and, in celebration of the Summer of ’69 specials, their favorite concert experiences.  We hope you enjoy learning about our wonderful interns in these interviews conducted by Gabriella Vetrano, [...]

July 25, 2019

WNET Picks Up Four News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

WNET picked up four News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Nature Program Nature – Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner Nature – Sex, Lies and Butterflies Music and Sound Nature – Super Cats: Extreme Lives Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design God Knows Where I Am PBS topped the nominations for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards with 47 noms, an ever [...]

July 19, 2019

Meet Our Summer 2019 Interns, Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of WNET’s 2019 Summer Intern Spotlights. We asked our interns to tell us a bit about their backgrounds, their work at WNET, and, in celebration of the Summer of ’69 specials, their favorite concert experiences.  We hope you enjoy learning about our wonderful interns in these interviews conducted by Gabriella [...]

July 16, 2019

“American Masters” Receives 75th Emmy Award Nomination

Today, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated American Masters for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.” This is the 75th Emmy nomination for American Masters. The series has won and 28 Emmy Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Nonfiction Series and five for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. Winners will be [...]

July 15, 2019

WNET Receives Two Gold Medals at the 2019 International Serious Play Awards

WNET received two Gold Medals in the 2019 International Serious Play Awards (K-12 Education competition). Cyberchase's digital game Railway Hero received one award. In the innovative game, developed in collaboration with advisors with expertise in reaching children with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities, kids aid the CyberSquad on a mission to thwart the Hacker [...]

July 12, 2019

Meet Our Summer 2019 Interns, Part 1

Welcome to WNET’s 2019 Summer Intern Spotlights, the first in a series of group interviews highlighting our interns and the work they are doing at WNET, WLIW, and NJTV. Here they tell us a bit about themselves, including the fictional character they are most like and their favorite concert experience, in honor of WNET’s Summer [...]

July 11, 2019

“John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway” Receives Imagen Award Nomination

The Imagen Foundation announced the nominees for the 34th Annual Imagen Awards, the premier Latino entertainment awards program dedicated to honoring the positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. Great Performances: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway has been nominated for “Best Documentary.” In addition to John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway, PBS [...]

July 9, 2019

NJTV Hosts Community Forum on Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment and Recovery

NJTV, in collaboration with the Essex County Community Health Service Office of Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Addiction Services, hosted a  community forum on "Innovation in Addiction Recovery" at The Life Christian Church in West Orange on June 26th, in conjunction with the network’s In Your Neighborhood initiative. It featured a panel discussion about the latest [...]

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