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Behind the Scenes of Baseball: A New York Love Story with Macaulay Honors College students

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, September 30th, 2010

For Baseball: A New York Love Story, five Macaulay Honors College students had the opportunity to participate as interns on the film’s production team.  From shooting to booking guests, the students played a vital role in the documentary and gained hands-on experience in television production.  The partnership was arranged by Friends of Thirteen, Inc.
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Baseball: A New York Love Story Screening at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

By Michelle Michalos
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Yesterday, the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in New York City hosted a screening of Baseball: A New York Love Story for their patients, arranged by Friends of Thirteen, Inc.  Among those in attendance were THIRTEEN’s CEO Neal Shapiro, producers Marc Rosenwasser and Ivette Feliciano, and the Macaulay Honors College students who served as the film’s production team.
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Q&A with Religion and Ethics Newsweekly's Kim Lawton

By Michelle Michalos
Monday, September 27th, 2010

Kim Lawton

Last week, Inside Thirteen spoke with Religion and Ethics Newsweekly‘s Managing Editor, Kim Lawton, to discuss her career and the wide range of stories she has covered during her time with the show.  Lawton has been with Religion and Ethics Newsweekly since its start 14 seasons ago.  Previously, she served as Washington bureau chief at News Network International in California until 1996, and has covered political news including the White House, Supreme Court and Congress.  An award-winning reporter, producer, and writer, Lawton recently was honored by the Religion Newswriters Association for her work on Mainline Protestants and Same-Sex Marriage.
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Q&A with PBS NewsHour's Annette Miller and Sandi Fox

By Michelle Michalos
Monday, September 20th, 2010

Inside Thirteen recently spoke with PBS NewsHour‘s Director of Research and Archive Services, Annette Miller, and Research Librarian, Sandi Fox, to get a first-hand look at how the research department for one of PBS’ most popular (and long running) news programs operates.

PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Ms. Miller and Ms. Fox answered our questions via email.
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Mission US: "Revolutionary" Web Initiative Takes Young Learners on a Virtual Adventure into American History

By Michelle Michalos
Friday, September 17th, 2010

Teens and tweens across the country can now experience American history as never before. Mission US features a series of free online games that will “revolutionize” the way social studies learning takes place in classrooms and homes throughout the United States. On September 21, THIRTEEN launched the first game mission, “For Crown or Colony?,” which focuses on events leading up to the American Revolution. The game, together with a rich variety of supplemental resources for students and teachers, is available for streaming and download at www.mission-us.org. This groundbreaking initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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The Future of New York to air September 17 on THIRTEEN and WLIW21

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This week, the Wall Street Journal will begin a series of live events, The Future of New York, aimed at bringing together New York’s top executives and influencers to discuss key issues, from policy to the arts.  The events will be moderated by the Journal‘s top editors.

THIRTEEN will tape the first event, set for broadcast on Friday, September at 9:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and 11:30 p.m. on WLIW21.
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Q&A with Diahann Carroll on The Lady, The Music, The Legend

By Michelle Michalos
Monday, September 13th, 2010

Diahann Carroll

On Thursday, Inside Thirteen had the opportunity to speak with legendary actress/singer Diahann Carroll, who discussed her extraordinary career and her new PBS concert, Diahann Carroll: The Lady, The Music, The Legend.

In 1968, Ms. Carroll gained the distinction of being the first African American actress in television history to star in her own series, Julia.  Ms. Carroll is also an Academy Award nominee (1974 Best Actress for her work on Claudine), Tony Award winner (for the Broadway production of No Strings), and two-time Emmy nominee (for her work on Julia and A Different World).  She is also a breast cancer survivor and activist, and is featured in the upcoming cancer documentary, 1 a Minute.
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WNET.ORG Partners with Bryant Park Fall Festival

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, September 9th, 2010

This Fall, Bryant Park will be hosting the third season of their annual series of dance, jazz, opera, and classical music performances, Bryant Park Fall Festival, presented by Bank of America.  The event will feature artists from the New York City Ballet, Five Boroughs Music Festival, Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Parsons Dance, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

WNET.ORG is among the media organizations supporting the event, along with WNYC and amNEWYORK.
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Cantos Latinos 2010

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

"In the Heights" by Lin-Manuel Miranda

THIRTEEN salutes Hispanic Heritage Month throughout September with a wide array of documentaries and films to spotlight Latino people and their contributions to music, history, politics and more.

Programs include:

As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos looks at the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on artists from south Texas. (Sat., 9/4 at 3pm and Tue., 9/28 at 3:30am)
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Q&A with The Tenth Inning Filmmaker Ken Burns

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Ken Burns

When Ken Burns’s landmark Baseball miniseries premiered on THIRTEEN in 1994, it attracted more than 45 million viewers, becoming the most-watched program in public television history. His new two-part series, The Tenth Inning (Tuesday, September 28th and Wednesday, September 29th, 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN; 10 p.m. on WLIW21), picks up where the original series left off, recalling the crippling 1994 strike, the steroid scandals, the rise of Asian and Latino players, the new Yankee dynasty, and more.
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