GREAT PERFORMANCES: New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

The New York Philharmonic’s historic concert in North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang features Music Director Lorin Maazel leading the orchestra. The program was recorded live at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on February 26, 2008 and also featured behind-the-scenes coverage by Bob Woodruff of ABC News.
Chapter 1: Introduction by Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, Thirteen, and Bob Woodruff, ABC News
Chapter 6: Bernstein’s “Candide Overture” and the Korean folk song “Arirang”

Award-Winning Videos

A sample of short produced by students and shown at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, 2008. “Butterflies Be Free” – Students at the Booker T. Washington Middle School 54, New York City, look after caterpillars until they become butterflies.

Our Town

Exploration of many aspects of the Hudson River by the students of South Avenue Magnet Elementary School, Beacon, NY

The Supreme Court

A limited series that examines this unique institution in American life and its impact over time. A Nation of Liberties focuses on the Court’s engagement with the Bill of Rights, the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present and its encounters with issues of race, gender and religion in the post-war period.


This arts series ran from 1978-79 and was hosted by Beverly Sills. In this episode, she explores Salsa music and its influence on American culture. It features an interview with Johnny Colon, Director of the East Harlem Music School, and a spirited performance featuring Salsa musicians Tito Puente, Ray Barreto, and Charlie Palmieri.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 4: Tito Puente and group perform

51st State

This local news magazine ran nightly in New York City between 1972-1974. It covered a variety of subjects, ranging from a study on youth gangs in the Bronx, to the pollution of the Hudson River, to profiling New York City street performers, in one of the early examples of urban culture and politics on television.

Will Public TV Be Public?
The famous Bil Baird Puppets tell the history of public television, the creation of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the public affairs controversy of the 1970s under President Nixon.