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Why Do You Support THIRTEEN?

Famous fans share why THIRTEEN is important to them.
Celebrate our 50th Anniversary by sharing why you love THIRTEEN and public television. A favorite program? A childhood memory? Tell us what makes THIRTEEN and PBS unique.

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    I support thirteen because when my daughter and I arrived In the USA from Germany in 1985, my daughter watched the children programs and I watched the educational programs that way I polished my English, … More »
  • Donna M Carroll New Paltz, New York
    I love Public Broadcasting…Channel 13. You bring the arts, history, life and Joy into my life and living room every day. We can still find Intelligent, non sensational news reporting on all the segments of … More »
  • Sharon Schweidel New York
    Masterpiece Theater with Alistair Cook got me hooked; Laura Linney continues the tradition. Great Performanes was next followwed by Nature, Call the Midwife and a host of other programs. The prevalence of reality shows on … More »
  • Gay Sullivan PAWLING
    I felt that I must support Thirteen because I so enjoyed Downton Abbey and Call the Midwives. I also like Shakespear Uncovered.Keep up the wonderful programming that keeps me coming back for more. Thank you.
  • Peter Lamprakos Edison, New Jersey
    Dear Thirteen: It is the most consistently dependable source of programming at its best, from Masterpiece Theater to Foyle’s War to classical, jazz and opera to Bill Moyers to public fcrums to Charlie Rose to … More »
  • Andrea Reynold AKA. The Hon. Andrea Plunket Livingston Manor NY 12758 and London UK
    I have always thought that Chanel Thirteen was wonderful. At this present time, my only regret is that I am not able to donate you more money.
  • Cathy Lee Astuto NJ
    I love Ch 13 for being unique for many reasons. I love the music programs, the REAL news, the nature programs are dazzling and the people who interview thought provoking and fascinating people. I could … More »
  • Deborah Medford, New York
    Shame on me. For years and years I have been watching, my now grown kids have watched all their days, my grandchildren watch. I have not been a member for many many years. Tonight while … More »
  • Elena Alexander New York, NY 10002
    I support Thirteen because they’ve continued their fine programming across the board—the arts, politics, film, including documentaries, discussions, and so on, all without commercial interruption—but I gave a bit more this time, because it is … More »
  • Richard Thatcher Jacksonville, FL
    I grew up watching Channel 13 in the quiet town of Cold Spring Harbor, NY in the 1970’s. I identified with the independent spirit of its programing as well as the perpetual sense of wonder … More »