WLIW World to Offer Enhanced Educational Content starting March 23, 2020

Posted: March 20, 2020

WLIW World to Offer Enhanced Educational Content starting March 23, 2020

This is the first step in a wider effort to make instructional and educational content available to students throughout New York State and beyond.

(NEW YORK, March 20, 2020) Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, WNET station WLIW World will shift its programming lineup to better serve the students who are homebound during the Coronavirus crisis. Content will focus on Literature, History, Science and the Arts, drawing from WNET’s vast archive of PBS and locally produced content.

Most programs offered will have accompanying learning resources available on PBS Learning Media.

From noon to 5 pm each day, WLIW World will offer a locally curated lineup to students that features find high-quality PBS content that is aligned with their classroom curricula.

“We understand how difficult it is for students to lose momentum in their schooling, especially those in middle and high school who are preparing for statewide exams, college admissions tests and looking to advance their understanding of the world,” says Susie Hernandez, WNET’s Senior Director of Programming. “Who better than your local PBS stations to help fill that gap, for free on broadcast, where the content is accessible to all.

For example, starting Monday, Nature or Nova will air at noon, providing engaging and fascinating science content. That will be followed by episodes of the Great American Read (1 pm), which will focus on great American literature. Documentaries about dictators who impacted world history (2 pm) and the series Jazz by Ken Burns will air at 3 pm. The 4 p.m. hour will be dedicated to arts and culture programming.

WNET station WLIW21 will also adjust its programming, starting March 30, with content aligned to the elementary curriculum. WLIW is joining forces with New York State’s PBS stations to acquire instructional content that will also align with statewide curriculum guidelines.

“This is an evolving effort,” added Hernandez. “We know there’s a need and we know we can play a part in serving our community. So we are on it.”

WLIW World Channels

Spectrum 1278

Comcast (Long Hill) 135, (Carmel, Heritage Hills) 244, (Jersey City, Meadowlands, Union) 267

Cablevision 132

Verizon FiOS 473

PBS LearningMedia

WNET has also curated list of free lessons and activities from WNET, PBS LearningMedia, and other trusted partners to help keep students learning at home on WNET’s Education site. All resources are FREE and standards-aligned.

ABOUT WNET – WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21, WLIWWorld and WLIWCreate and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.