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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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  • EILEEN BARTON ENGLEWOOD, NJ
    As a Baby Boomer (born somewhere in the middle of the 18 year stretch) I appreciate PBS in general and Thirteen (as the flagship channel here in the tristate area) and NJTV in particular. I … More »
  • Kin Ping Koo NY, NY
    Like many I am certainly shaped by the Count’s counting and Mr. Roger’s kind story telling, but I loved your recent ads in the subways. Brilliant, witty, subtle, humorous, intelligent- all that I love about … More »
  • Nancy Cardozo
    I sent an extra gift (my membership is up in December) as a thank you especially for Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Mr Selfridge.
  • JOHN HARWOOD SHELTON, CT
    THANKS TO MR. SHAPIRO’S COURAGE, “PARK AVENUE: MONEY, POWER AND THE AMERICAN DREAM” AIRED ON WNET. THIS DECISION RESULTED IN WNET LOSING SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FROM A WEALTHY DONOR. WHILE MY SMALL DONATION WILL HARDLY REMEDY … More »
  • Deborah Los Angeles, CA
    Although Channel 13 is no longer my local public TV station, it was where I began watching “Monty Python” & “Upstairs, Downstairs” which gave me so much pleasure. I hope it will also bravely air … More »
  • marilyn weltman brooklyn N.Y.
    I have been watching since the beginning. At this time since so many actors and writers are out of work, I would like to see more American Mysteries and American Comedy. I would like to … More »
  • Janet Feder New York,New York
    As one of your on-air promoters stated “there’s nothing better”. I’ve been a member for a long time and very rarely turn on any other station. Thank you! Without you I’d probably get rid of … More »
  • abby olivebridge, ny
    I am happy to take advantage of the Newman’s Own matching grant to donate to 13 – especially for the Newshour – the only news I care to watch!!! (now, can you find some other … More »
  • Patricia Shay Astoria, NY
    It has been my experience that the most meaningful programming – programs which have truly touched my life – have been found on PBS. If I remember correctly, it all started with the appearance and … More »
  • Naomi Singer New York, NY
    We turned 50 the same year ! I thought your ads of looking good were for me LOVED ZOOM as a child and loved the workbook that went with the show, 13 kept a lonely … More »