New York’s Cultural Diversity

March 10th, 2008

Thirteen blogger: Neal Shapiro, President

Note to Karl Kettler, who posted a comment:

March 7th, 2008 at 9:37 am

Dear Mr. Shapiro,
I realize that New York City has many Jews and they, no doubt, enjoy viewing stories about themselves BUT Jews aren’t the only ones living in New York. What about them? How about Germans in New York, after all they had more to do with creating New York City than anyone else? What about Italians, Irish etc. in New York? One begins to tire of so many Jewish programs and #13.

You are absolutely correct that our area is shaped and enriched by so many different cultures, nationalities, and faiths.

We want to continue to explore all of them.

As you may know, I have tried to do more local programming…especially around big national programs.

So, when Ken Burns brought us The War, we did three local hours that I think did capture the diversity of our area.

Then, when there was a national program about The Jewish Americans, we did The Jews of New York.

I am going to be commissioning more local programming and we’ll be looking at a wide variety of topics.

Thanks for writing.