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April 26, 2018

Librarians, Booksellers, and Book Fairs Rev Up for “The Great American Read”

On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, WNET hosted two meetings with librarians, independent booksellers, and book fairs to discuss The Great American Read. Participants on Tuesday represented the New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and library systems from Long Island and New Jersey. Wednesday’s participants represented bookstores and book fairs from across [...]

April 25, 2018

“American Masters” Documentary Wins Society of Architectural Historians Award

At the 71st Annual International Conference Awards, American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future won the Society of Architectural Historians Award for Film and Video. The awards ceremony took place on April 20, 2018 at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Eero Saarinen explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American [...]

April 24, 2018

WNET Hosts a Dr. Seuss-themed Literacy Event for 50+ Families

Today, WNET partnered with The Ezra Jack Keats Pre-K Center in Jamaica, Queens to host a Dr. Seuss -themed afternoon for 50+ families at the school. Parents and children from the center enjoyed a screening of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, literacy-themed activities for families to do together, healthy snacks and [...]

April 20, 2018

Meet Celina Carr

As a Researcher and Production Assistant at WLIW, Celina Carr assists with WLIW’s local productions. “I mainly work on producing scripts and building rundowns for our MMG Arts Content Sharing Initiative. I also help produce scripts for our science and technology show, SciTech Now, and am the associate producer for the Long Island Business Report. [...]

April 17, 2018

“American Masters” Wins Peabody Award for “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”

American Masters received a 2017 Peabody Award for Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. The documentary, which was unanimously nominated for the award, is the first feature documentary on the singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. As part of the Peabody 30, the program was considered “the [...]

April 13, 2018

Meet Norah Jones

As a Content Producer, Early Learning, in the Children’s & Educational Media Department, Norah Jones wears many hats. “One of the things I like best about my job is the wide variety of work I do, including leading teacher professional development workshops on using media with young children, managing partnerships with non-profit organizations around the [...]

April 12, 2018

NJTV’s May Benefit Celebrates NJTV’s Initiatives & Honors PSEG’s Ralph Izzo

On Saturday, May 19 at 6:30pm, NJTV will host its fifth benefit at American Beauty at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, NJ. NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams and Correspondent Michael Hill host the celebration, which honors both NJTV's initiatives and Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG (at right). "We are thrilled to honor [...]

April 10, 2018

“American Masters” Garners Peabody Award Nomination & NEH Grant

It's been a good week for American Masters. First, last year's documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise unanimously received a Peabody Award nomination. Out of the 60 total nominees, there will be 30 Peabody Awards bestowed. The winners will be revealed in a series of announcements, based on category, beginning next week; the Documentary category will [...]

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