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Public Television by Decade: Pioneers of Thirteen

September 9, 2016
Public Television by Decade: Pioneers of Thirteen

THIRTEEN has probably provided you a lot of “firsts.” Your first earful of people who speak English with odd, clipped accents (Masterpiece), your first live concert with a giant of Soul music (Soul!), and your first reality tv show (An American Family). On Saturday, see a marathon of the most important innovations in five decades of television.

Two Moyers Series Created to Help New Yorkers After 9/11

September 8, 2016
Two Moyers Series Created to Help New Yorkers After 9/11

After the tragedy of 9/11, Thirteen responded by creating two key prime time, live discussion series: Moyers in Conversation and New York Voices: The Days After. “They proved that the much maligned ‘talking head’ isn’t a bad thing when the heads that are talking make good, timely sense.”

When a Signal is a Beacon of Hope after 9/11

September 8, 2016
When a Signal is a Beacon of Hope after 9/11

Among the many businesses and organizations that were destroyed on 9/11 was the technical heart of Thirteen/WNET — the broadcasting equipment of New York City’s PBS station was located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Education That is Must-See Television: Schedule Sept. 12-17

Elisa Lichtenbaum | September 6, 2016
Shaquille O'Neal

Follow the journey of five students throughout their education, from 2003 to 2016 in Time for School; Shaquille O’Neal is one of the many education advocates who share their models for success on American Graduate Day on September 17; new documentaries from Frontline and NOVA and more.

THIRTEEN’s 9/11 Responses and Losses

August 31, 2016
Thirteen phone bank 9/11

Former THIRTEEN President & CEO Bill Baker reflects on THIRTEEN’s responses and losses on September 11, 2001, the day terrorists attacked its home city. On July 11, 2001, WNET celebrated the installation of its first digital transmitter on Tower One …

Presidents Having Fun

Rochelle Bawuah | August 10, 2016
President Barack Obama (second from right) laughs with former Presidents Jimmy Carter (left), Bill Clinton (second from left), and George W. Bush (right), prior to the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on April 25, 2013. Official White House photo by Pete Souza. This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

August 11 is Presidential Joke Day. Take a break from this serious election season with four entertaining moments our presidents have provided in national debates, diplomacy, panel discussions and State of the Union addresses

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