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Why Do You Support THIRTEEN?

BY Doris Myers
Bronx, New York
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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.

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