Now that we’re in the midst of another exciting fall season in the arts, WNET Up Next sits down with Joan Hershey, Editorial Director of NYC-ARTS, WNET’s weekly program devoted to arts and culture.
A long time producer of arts programming for WNET, Joan shares with host Tom Stewart an inside look at the series, its on-air talent, and how it all comes together every week when it airs on Thirteen on Thursday evenings at 8:00PM and Sundays at 12:00Noon. The program also airs on WLIW-21 on Tuesdays at 5:30PM and 7:30PM.
The hosts of NYC-ARTS, Philippe Montebello and Paula Zahn bring complementary skills and backgrounds that offer viewers great interviews with visual and performing artists, and introduce segments which focus on many of the of the area’s outstanding cultural institutions. The on-air team also includes Christina Ha, who reports on upcoming exhibitions and cultural events and Rafael PiRoman, who tells of the latest happenings at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Segments from NYC-ARTS are also seen across the country as a part of WNET’s Major Marketing Group (MMG) initiative which shares material with many public media stations. Another way to access the program’s content is through its website at www.nyc-arts.org, where a library of complete episodes and featured stories can be found.
While difficult for her to choose a single favorite among the many stories that NYC-ARTS has presented, Joan describes several she is particularly fond of including a focus on pianist Jeremy Denk, another on dancer, choreographer and activist Bill T. Jones, as well as an interview Philippe Montebello conducted with the noted architect Moshe Safdie. She also has several “go-to” recommendations for our listeners, including the American Folk Art Museum’s “War and Pieced” exhibit, a new exhibition on the Wiener Werstatte movement at the Neue Galerie, and “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer”, which is now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Recorded on October 25, 2017 at WNET Audio C
Audio recording – Jonathan Berman
Audio mixing – Josh Broome
Producer/Host – Tom Stewart
Executive Producer – Daena McBride
A presentation of the Design & On-Air Promotion Department of WNET/New York