Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc. is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors who provide community liaison for THIRTEEN by strengthening local partnerships, encouraging youth involvement with public media, developing and producing local initiatives, hosting events and expanding grassroots awareness of Thirteen’s education resources and quality programming in the New York metropolitan region.

For more information about Friends of Thirteen, please contact Executive Director Dorothy Pacella at pacella@thirteen.org, or Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement Kala DeStefano at destefanok@thirteen.org.


Did You Know?

  • WNET’s original call letters were WNDT (“New Dimensions in Television”). The station’s first broadcast featured Edward R. Murrow on September 16, 1962.