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August 26th, 2014
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On Saturday, September 27, Friends of Thirteen is participating in American Graduate Day, a 7-hour live broadcast event, produced by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and WNET. But we need you to come down and help make the event happen! … Read More

March 11th, 2014
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Friends of THIRTEEN and WNET’s Education Department teamed up to present Staten Island Talks Education to more than 300 people in the community at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island. The program began with a screening of Dr. Angela … Read More

February 26th, 2014
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WNET was well-represented by members and volunteers for all three stations (THIRTEEN, WLIW, and NJTV) and the Friends of Thirteen, at this year’s Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit in Washington, DC. The conference, which started Sunday, brings … Read More

September 28th, 2013
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This Saturday, American Graduate Day returned for its second year, reaching public television audiences across the country with a call-to-action for “American Graduate Champions” to stop the dropout crisis in America. This broadcast initiative, which comes from the Corporation for Public … Read More

May 1st, 2013
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The Friends of Thirteen, alongside the Macaulay New Media Lab at Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, presented a community screening of the Independent Lens film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. The film, directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, and aired recently on THIRTEEN, examines … Read More

April 23rd, 2013

On Tuesday, April 23, the Friends of Thirteen hosted a community engagement dinner at Hop Lee Restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The Friends, along with President and CEO of WNET, Neal Shapiro, welcomed over 50 community and corporate leaders … Read More

August 22nd, 2012
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Members of the THIRTEEN Education Department and the Friends of THIRTEEN staff escorted WordGirl to the NAACP “Back to School/Stay in School” event at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The Back-to-School/Stay-in-School event is a 28-year tradition of the NAACP, which has been promoting civil rights and advocating equal … Read More

April 25th, 2012
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Representatives of the Friends of THIRTEEN and WNET headed to Capitol Hill on behalf of public broadcasting last week. The annual Public Media Summit held by The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) took place February 26-28, 2012 – a … Read More

November 16th, 2011
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As its inaugural projects, the Dorothy Y. Pacella Fund has helped to finance two arts programs for WNET. The two projects, We Are The Knights and Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home, premiered in September and have since reached over 300,000 viewers. … Read More

November 15th, 2011
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Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, Dorothy Pacella, Executive Director of the Friends of THIRTEEN, and members of the Friends of THIRTEEN board joined the Macaulay Honors College in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Macaulay is the flagship honors … Read More