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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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  • Jim Merrick Wheatley Heights NY 11798
    Growing up our parents didn’t encourage much TV ,Academics were a priority,but PBS was highly encouraged by our parents.Great Performances & Nature were our family favorites.We love 13.
  • Marie Ellen Larcada Smith North Bergen
    I remember when 13 debuted when I was a very young teen. I was fascinated by this very interesting and accessible new kind of TV experience. At 63, I feel the same way.
  • Elizabeth Hayes Bronx, N.Y.
    From the time my daughter was born I have been an ardent viewer of PBS. My daughter and the two small children I babysat love to watch Mr. Rogers. They would sit there mesmerize. It … More »
  • tee new york, ny
    I forgot how many programs I watched on Thirteen as a teenager. I watched the documentary about the 70s and I used to watch many of the music programs specifically because you could see an … More »
  • Doris Myers Bronx, New York
    I was born in Nicaragua in the 70s and have memories of watching the Latin American version of Sesame Street there, learning my letters. When we came to the United States, my parents were so … More »
  • Cynthia S. Brooklyn,New York
    Why I love THIRTEEN? That must be a trick question to ask anyone. THIRTEEN has been in my life for as long as I can rememeber. I am 40 yrs old and have been watching … More »
  • David Linker Brooklyn, NY
    I support 13 because the programs do not rely on advertisers whose propensity is to sponsor negative and violent entertainment for their ratings. I find the choice of this brutal agenda by the commercial networks … More »
  • Dr Joseph A Hirsch New York, NY
    I remember Channel 13 before it was WNET (when it was on UHF!). I love the cultural events,the News Hour, documentaries. Front Line, Gwen Ifill, Nova, nature, all of Ken Burns’ documentaries, and Live From … More »
  • Pamela A. Lewis Elmhurst, New York
    THIRTEEN keeps me up-to-date, intrigued, enchanted, entertained, curious, thoughtful, amazed, curious, stupefied, joyful. There is no one favorite program, but many: Masterpiece (Downtown Abbey!); American Masters, Bill Moyers and Company, and so many others. What … More »
  • lawrence ridgewood nj
    this is a major cultural icon for my generation please do not turn out the lignts Patrick. I wish I can do more