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November 3, 2017

“American Masters” Wins Critics’ Choice Documentary Award

Last night, at the second annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, American Masters won an award for "Best Ongoing Documentary Series." Joe Skinner, Series Associate Producer, accepted on behalf of Michael Kantor and the entire American Masters team. The Vietnam War was also recognized last night for "Best Documentary Series." The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest [...]

November 1, 2017

WNET & New York Public Library Partnership Brings Poe to Communities Across NYC

WNET partnered with the New York Public Library to host preview screenings at library branches throughout the city in the week leading up to Monday night’s American Masters — Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premiere. Eleven libraries across Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island hosted screenings as a part of this ongoing partnership that brings American Masters films directly into New York City [...]

The Friends of THIRTEEN Celebrates 50 Years of Landmark Moments & Accomplishments

Today, November 1, 2017, The Friends of THIRTEEN marked its 50th Anniversary as ambassadors for public broadcasting in the New York community with a celebration at the Metropolitan Club. The gala luncheon revisited landmark moments and accomplishments through 50 years of WNET’s history. Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, welcomed guests and thanked the Friends [...]

October 31, 2017

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: November 2017

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. Remember, remember, the shows of November! We [...]

October 27, 2017

Meet Niesha Gourdine

As a Customer Service Associate, Member & Viewer Relations, Niesha Gourdine helps members from THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV with inquiries about subjects ranging from WNET’s programs to THIRTEEN Passport. “Passport is a popular topic these days. Everyone loves Passport and is eager to sign up, log in, and watch,” Niesha says. Read on to learn [...]

October 18, 2017

WNET Represents at The Paley Center for Media’s STEM Mentoring Event

This past weekend, on Saturday, October 14, Children’s and Educational Media producer Michelle Chen participated in From STEM to Screen: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Creators, a mentoring event hosted by The Paley Center for Media with support from Verizon and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Approximately 100 New York City high school students took time [...]

October 16, 2017

“American Graduate Day 2017” Celebrates Prepping Young People for Success in Schools, Careers & Life

[caption id="attachment_3585" align="alignright" width="225"] AGD Executive Leadership Panel #1 with Soledad O’Brien, Kimberly Harris, CEO America Needs You, Doug Michelman, Chairman of the Sprint Foundation, and Sameer Jain, CTO of Barclays Investment Bank[/caption] Hosted by Soledad O’Brien on October 14, 2017, the sixth annual American Graduate Day broadcast celebrated individuals and organizations dedicated to helping prepare [...]

October 13, 2017

“NJTV News” Anchor Joins Panel of Powerful Women in South Jersey

This week, NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams was one of four power-panelists at the Women's Empowerment speaker series hosted by SJ Magazine. Moderated by Marianne Aleardi (host of NJTV's This Is South Jersey series), Williams was joined by Susan Bass Levin, President/CEO of The Cooper Foundation (at Cooper University Health Care); Karen Buck, head of [...]

Meet Janet Preston

As Sr. Contingent Labor Specialist in the Finance Department, Janet Preston is responsible for evaluating WNET’s use of contingent labor and working with the organization to ensure contingent labor is appropriately engaged in accordance with WNET’s Contingent Labor Guidelines and Best Practices. “I work with departments throughout the company to plan and make a determination [...]

October 10, 2017

The 2017 News & Documentary Emmy Awards Honor “Nature: Super Hummingbirds”

PBS programs were honored with 12 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, more than any other organization, at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Thursday, October 5. WNET’s Nature took home the award for "Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary" for the season 35 premiere episode [...]

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