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November 6, 2018

“American Spring LIVE” Launches with Three-Day Conference

In late April and early May 2019, Nature will be presenting American Spring LIVE, a three-night live television and online event highlighting spring’s arrival in a variety of iconic locations across North America. The program will be the among the most ambitious in Nature’s long history. Last Thursday through Saturday, the project formally launched with [...]

November 2, 2018

Meet Chelsea Rugg

As an Associate Producer, Social Video, IEG, Chelsea Rugg creates digital and social videos for WNET’s national and local properties, from square videos on Facebook and Twitter to Instagram Stories and vertical video. “Sometimes my job involves adapting a promo from on-air so it will work best online, and other times it involves writing scripts [...]

November 1, 2018

WNET’s “Sinking Cities” VIP Screening Held at Climate-Resilient Building

On Tuesday evening, WNET's Peril and Promise initiative hosted a VIP preview screening event for its new four-part docuseries Sinking Cities, which explores how New York, Tokyo, London and Miami are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather. The first episode, New York, premiered last night, with the subsequent episodes [...]

October 26, 2018

Meet Ellie Janszky

As an Early Learning Specialist in the Children’s and Educational Media Department, Ellie Janszky works primarily on WNET’s early childhood projects and initiatives. “The majority of this work includes direct service and outreach in the NYC community. I plan, promote and conduct professional development trainings for early childhood educators and daycare providers, as well as [...]

October 17, 2018

WNET Announces ALL ARTS Broadcast Channel & Artistic Director

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XTPkgqORj4A The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming platform were officially announced today. The full network, including the TV channel and OTT, will launch in January 28, 2019, so mark you calendars! Jörn Weisbrodt has been named Artistic Director and will be helping to curate special events, develop an artist-in-residence initiative and conceptualize programming ideas. You can [...]

October 15, 2018

NJTV Wins Three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

This past weekend, NJTV received three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards at a ceremony in Philadelphia: ARTS PROGRAM/SPECIAL I Can’t… I Have Rehearsal Phil Alongi, Executive Producer; Maddie Orton, Director; Frank Guastella, Producer POLITICS/GOVERNMENT- PROGRAM/SPECIAL New Jersey Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate Phil Alongi, Executive Producer; Ian Elliott, Tech Manager; Gideon Hayes Butler, Senior Producer; Frank Brown, Jr., Audio Engineer A-1 PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL  Classroom Close-up [...]

October 12, 2018

Meet Harrison Leipold

As an Analyst on the Market and Audience Research team, Harrison Leipold handles ratings reports including the daily overnight report that is issued every morning, MetroFocus Trend Reports, and metered market reports for Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, and other programs produced by WNET. “I also handle ad hoc requests on a daily basis from [...]

September 27, 2018

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: October 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. THIRTEEN's TV treats are by the [...]

September 26, 2018

NJTV Explores Impact of Gentrification in Long Branch Community Forum

NJTV hosted a public community forum on the topic of gentrification on Thursday, September 20 at Brookdale Community College in Long Branch as part of its In Your Neighborhood initiative. NJTV News Correspondent Briana Vannozzi hosted a panel discussion with local officials, housing experts, and social services organizations on how neighborhoods are transformed in favor of [...]

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