THIRTEEN Week Kicks Off in NYC, Sept. 16-23

September 14, 2012

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the week of Sept. 16-23 was declared THIRTEEN Week in New York City by Mayor Bloomberg. Join us in celebrating with these events across the city (and right in your living room):

  • On Monday morning, THIRTEEN rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
  • PIONEERS OF THIRTEEN: The 60’s – Experimental Days premiered Monday night at 8 p.m. Watch the full episode here:
  • We ran a “Thank You” message to New York on a Jumbotron at 43rd street between 7th and Broadway. This message ran Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday and appeared approximately every four minutes throughout those days.
  • The Knights, the popular young orchestra we profiled last year, performed around the city on Thursday from the top of a THIRTEEN double decker bus. They stopped and performed mini-concerts at various locations throughout the city (including Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Columbia University).
  • On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1-8 p.m., THIRTEEN presented “American Graduate Day,” a day-long event dedicated to bringing awareness and action to the dropout crisis in the tri-state area. The broadcast featured journalists Maria Bartiromo, Bryant Gumbel, Stone Philips, celebrities like Yankees first baseman Mark Texiera and actress Bridget Moynahan, and over 20 different organizations.