Letter from Neal Shapiro, President and CEO

March 16, 2020

As we navigate the evolving coronavirus situation, your public media stations THIRTEEN, WLIW and NJTV remain committed to our public service mission of providing quality programming and trusted news to our audiences—especially now, when thoughtful presentation and analysis is needed more than ever.

We are working hard to continue broadcasting, streaming and posting our local news programming (NJTV NewsNJ SpotlightMetroFocus) during a challenging business environment. In the coming days and weeks, you may see a change in the way we present our news programs as a result of those challenges. We will continue to present our national news programs PBS NewsHour; PBS NewsHour Weekend; Amanpour and Company; Frontline; Washington Week; Firing Line and others.

As always, our Kids’ programming remains a safe and educational place for families. In addition to kids’ programming on all three broadcast channels, our 24-hour cable channel Thirteen PBSKids remains a haven for children during times of uncertainty.

And you may know, we launched a new arts-only cable channel, website and app called ALL ARTS — the best of arts, music and dance from New York City and beyond. As many of our beloved cultural institutions have been forced to close, ALL ARTS may be a welcome oasis for you and your family.

With the current upheaval in our daily lives right now, it’s important to have a trusted place in the media. We aim to continue our mission to be that place for you.

Be safe and healthy,

Neal Shapiro