The Friends of THIRTEEN marked its 50th Anniversary as ambassadors for public broadcasting in the New York community with a celebration on November 1, 2017.
Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, presented veteran journalist Bill Moyers with the first Friends of THIRTEEN 2017 Inspiration Award. Moyers was honored for his lasting contributions to public television. Moyers was a guest panelist at the very first Friends’ luncheon in 1969. It was this event that prompted him to leave his position as publisher of Newsday and move to public television. In his acceptance speech he reflects on the importance of public television both then and now.
To learn more about the celebration visit the Friends website.