50 Years A Million Thanks

"THIRTEEN has been my friend, my tutor and an inspiration since childhood. Thank You." -- Viewer & Member T.C. Jones, Queens, NY

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.

Featured Story

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 grateful for PBS and Channel 13, because my sister and I could continue watching the educational programming that they were familiar with. To this day I tear up just hearing the Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. As I got older, we were allowed to watch other channels but we always turned to PBS. One of my clearest memories was a Holocaust documentary that Elizabeth Tayor narrated; I saw it when I was very young girl. At the time, I had no idea that the Holocaust had happened. It changed my life. To this day, we watch Thirteen and our other local Tri-State PBS stations, and now my child is growing up with your programming. I love you guys! As long as we can afford it, no matter what, we will always support Thirteen.

Nadine Renazile

As a young immigrant newly arrived from Haiti, my father insisted that our family only watch PBS. He was adamant that this was the only proper way to learn to speak and enunciate the English language. I have been watching Masterpiece Theatre for thirty-seven years and nothing else on television gives me greater satisfaction; it has also turned me, this French speaking Haitian, into an anglophile. Wishing you continued success!