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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.

Latest Stories

  • Karin Bergen County, NJ
    I moved to the US from Germany with my family in 1969, when I was 5. My brother and I learned English in large part by watching the children’s shows on Thirteen. My mother, who … More »
  • Robert Cmil, Sr. Carteret, NJ
    I am 58 years old; old enough to remember the birth of Thirteen. Where else but Channel Thirteen could a Jersey guy growing alongside the Turnpike (Exit 12) hear about Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Miles … More »
  • Timothy Frith Jackson, NJ
    I watched Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on Thirteen when I was a kid and it brought back memories.
  • Cindy Nemser Brooklyn, New York
    I always listened to W.N.Y.C. in the 70′s, when I was overseeing the latest production of my magazine “The Feminist Art Journal”, which was readied for publication in the basement of my house in Park … More »
  • Daniel Flushing, NY
    They respect beatniks & aristocrates! Independent and Quality shows like Bill Moyers, the Newshour, Fronline. Quality dramas like Masterpiece Theatre and Great Performances.
  • Joan Hollander Manchester, NJ
    I have been a fan of Thirteen since the days of the original “Upstairs, Downstairs” series. I really enjoyed this year’s series update. Thirteen is the only place where I can hear the music I … More »
  • Sam New York, NY
    Like a lot of people, I was raised by television. But luckily, it was only tuned to THIRTEEN and PBS. I learned almost everything I know from Sesame Street, Frontline and Newshour. Thank you, THIRTEEN!
  • Kellie New York, NY
    I grew up watching KQED, channel 9 in San Francisco and have been a PBS lover my whole life. When I got to NYC, Channel 13 became my go-to channel for PBS programs. From Nature … More »
  • harold higgins NEW YORK
    WHERE DO I BEGIN… FROM SESAME STREET TO FRONTLINE THE PROGRAMS DO NOT GET ANY BETTER ANY WHERE ON THIS PLANET!!! THIRTEEN IS THE BEST, HANDS DOWN!!!!!
  • Kathleen DeMeo Staten Island, NY
    I’ve been a member of 13 since 1984. I’ve seen Shakespeare, Opera and Masterpiece Theater. I could always count on PBS for good TV . Bravo! Here’s to another 50. Kathleen