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THIRTEEN Week Kicks Off in NYC, Sept. 16-23

By Michelle Michalos
Friday, September 14th, 2012
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In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the week of Sept. 16-23 was declared THIRTEEN Week in New York City by Mayor Bloomberg. Join us in celebrating with these events across the city (and right in your living room):

  • On Monday morning, THIRTEEN rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
  • PIONEERS OF THIRTEEN: The 60’s – Experimental Days premiered Monday night at 8 p.m. Watch the full episode here:
  • We ran a “Thank You” message to New York on a Jumbotron at 43rd street between 7th and Broadway. This message ran Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday and appeared approximately every four minutes throughout those days.
  • The Knights, the popular young orchestra we profiled last year, performed around the city on Thursday from the top of a THIRTEEN double decker bus. They stopped and performed mini-concerts at various locations throughout the city (including Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Columbia University).
  • On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1-8 p.m., THIRTEEN presented “American Graduate Day,” a day-long event dedicated to bringing awareness and action to the dropout crisis in the tri-state area. The broadcast featured journalists Maria Bartiromo, Bryant Gumbel, Stone Philips, celebrities like Yankees first baseman Mark Texiera and actress Bridget Moynahan, and over 20 different organizations.

  • flora steinman

    Had to miss Wagner’s Gotterdammerung this past week. Will that opera be rebroadcast and when?

  • Timothy Frith

    I watched “Sesame Street” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on Thirteen when I was a kid. It brought back memories.

  • Maaike Callan

    Please post schedule & locations of The Knights bus tour tomorrow. Some of us are not Twitter savvy/confident.

  • Michelle Michalos

    Hi Maaike: The Knights bus tour schedule should be available here shortly: http://www.thirteen.org/thirteen-fifty-years/more/the-knights-celebrate-thirteen-an-orchestra-in-motion/

  • Johnson Moy

    Happy 50th, Thirteen! Having been with Thirteen since childhood, I am grateful for the quality programming you provide. Thirteen continues to help me be a more knowledgeable and creative person. I also know in my heart that Thirteen helped me get into a great high school and college. Thank you, Thirteen!