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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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  • Selma Spritzer New York, NY
    I do love Channel Thirteen – It is the TV Channel that I watch the most. Shows like Nova and Masterpiece Mystery, even the repeats, are among my favorites. I watch every opera and classical … More »
  • Iris Bashi West Caldwell. NJ
    My support of THIRTEEN is because of the substance and the divesity of its programs. The people presenting the progarams, and the news in particular, present the subject matter rather than promoting themselves. I buy … More »
  • Donald Kuna Somerset, NJ
    I enjoy the variety and quality of many of Thirteen’s programs, I appreciate the objectivity consistently offered in news reporting and discussions about many issues that contribute to our understanding of the relevance of ideas … More »
  • Andrea Andersen New Fairfield, CT 06812
    I watch Thirteen every evening starting with the NewsHour while fix supper. Then if you have a nature program, Masterpiece, Mystery, or programming I wish to watch, I make sure to get myself back to … More »
  • Sonja Gilligan NY
    I just saw Bill Moyers’ program on Alec and its secret agenda for changing laws through the states to benefit business and defund public interests. It is one of the most frightening stories I have … More »
  • Laura Bolton Metuchen, NJ
    Channel 13 enriches our lives, engaging us in experiences unimaginable a few short decades ago: from understanding the latest theories about intricate fabric of our universe to sharing the nest of an eagle. Enjoying Bill … More »
  • Bernice Greenberg Teaneck, NJ
    We have been members of Thirteen for 30 years and without PBS we wouldn’t need a TV.
  • Terry Farrow San Francisco, CA
    I don’t subscribe to cable and I prefer to stream online from Thirteen for more intelligent, less partisan more balanced reporting of the news when I want to watch it.
  • Robert Wolfson Forest Hills, NY 11375
    Almost the only reason we watch non-PBS programs is for local news. Otherwise, PBS is nearly always our choice.
  • Eden Eskin New York, NY
    Earlier this year, I made a donation. I just donated again because I watched the most intelligent and informative program on Jewish history and survival. No schmaltz. No harping on victimization. I substantial treatment of … More »