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At The WNET Group, we strive to create content that inspires -- but the true measure of success is the impact our programming has on the lives of our viewers. Here are stories from viewers that share how The WNET Group has been a positive influence.

New York, NY, USA

I grew up in the 70's and 80's, during a time when children's television programming was simpler, and focused more on promoting ideas like personal creativity and individuality.. The 'entertainment' ...

Vinko Milić

Antofagasta, Chile

My nephew Gabriel grew up with a character who learned many things that every toddler wants to do. Thanks to Curious George (from our friends from WGBH, Boston), he learned many ...

Robert Milby

Florida, NY

I relied on PBS' Masterpiece for a worthy escape into literature and drama during a horrible illness. I found solace in adaptions of Dickens' novels, Inspector Lewis, Doc Martin, The ...

Christine Giordano

Hauppauge, NY, United States

As a new stay at home mom,I had time to watch Julia Child on PBS. That program set me on a life long love of cooking. I have passed this ...

clark johnson

Norwalk, CT, United States

There is so much turmoil and negative news in the press and on other media that we can only bare to watch one station and that is P B S You ...

Bill Bartlett

Brooklyn, NY, United States

1990, Recently divorced. Kids in college. Forty seven years old and no longer able to blame my wife or my responsibility to children for my unhappiness in business. PBS Chanel Thirteen ...

Susan Pellegrino

Central Islip

My story is simple. 15+ years ago I started watching the Newshour and became riveted by the manner in which important news and events was covered, reported and delivered. The Newshour ...

Jesse J. Tripp

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, United States

I saw an episode of the television series, "Arthur," when I was young, when the main character writes a story. Trust me, it really made me want to write. I ...



Logical Broadcasting of various Genre's, captivating, unbiased & up to date. The Announcers & hosts are always well informed & know how to ask the questions to the hand picked specialists/experts ...

Iji Gunnarsson

Washington Township, Morris County, NJ, United States

Came to US alone as 30 year old. To understand and get a feeling for the country and the people, I found PBS to be balanced. That happened in 1970. Since ...

Ben Model

New York, NY, United States

Believe it or not, my full-time job is being a silent film accompanist – I create and perform live musical scores on piano for theater organ for movies made before ...

carol simowitz

Rockville Centre NY

My story is very simple. I teach middle school science to eighth grade students, I am lucky enough to teach in a wonderful district where the students say thank you ...

william sabin


I was inspired by 13. In many ways since I was a young boy. You see our tv back then had only 13 channels . So I watched alot of ...

Dorothy Kerkowski

Hawley, PA, United States

I enjoy historical programming. In Downton Abbey, you can see the world changing in each character. WWI forces each level of the people in the Abbey to step outside the ...

Donna W.


When my godmother figured out that I could read at age 3, there was no doubt that Sesame Street, the Electric Company and ZOOM had been my teachers.

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