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Why Do You Support THIRTEEN?


BY Ben Smith
Brooklyn, NY
Monday, September 10th, 2012

What I love about THIRTEEN & PBS is the amazing diversity of programs. Most channels lock you into a specific genre or niche of shows. But PBS offers such diversity. Get this… On Sunday nights it’s Masterpiece (can we all say “Downton Abbey”?); Mon., it’s Antiques Roadshow and Bill Moyers; Tues. it’s Frontline; Wed. it’s Nature and NOVA; on Fri. it’s Washington Week; on Sat. it’s a funny old British sit-com like Faulty Towers and a classic old movie (more Hitchcock please).

PBS’s genre is quality. Its the amazing diversity you don’t find anywhere else that keeps me watching (and supporting) THIRTEEN.


  • Rosemary Hermann

    From childhood to adulthood, THIRTEEN has been a go to for tv watching.. So much to absorb, from Opera to Masterpiece Theater, to Pop Concerts, History, Food and more: all the genres that make our country and PBS the wonderful place it is.