Kerry Washington Kicks Off THIRTEEN's Interview Series AT THE PALEY CENTER Tonight
WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, and The Paley Center for Media bring a prominent actresses and an opera singer's voice and footage to New York metro area public television viewers in the fourth season of the interview series At the Paley Center premiering Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. beginning tonight, January 2nd on THIRTEEN, Thursdays at 10 p.m. beginning January 9 on NJTV and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning January 16 on WLIW.
For this fourth season, the Paley Center and WNET will continue the special initiative "She's Making Media," a series of programs that puts a slightly different lens on the subject of women's role in media. Hosted by Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, each half-hour episode of the six-part series concentrates on a woman who is making media with purpose, including Best Actress in a Television Drama Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington (January 2), Best Actress in a Television Drama Golden Globe nominee Julianna Margulies (January 9), comedienne and actress Lily Tomlin (January 16), Grammy award-winning opera singer Renée Fleming (February 13) and actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith (February 20). Additionally, the season concludes with a special episode called She's Making Media (February 27) with highlights from women of the past seasons, including Jane Fonda, Glenn Close, and Katie Couric.
At the Paley Center is a production of The Paley Center for Media and a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET. Executive Producers for The Paley Center for Media are Pat Mitchell, Diane Lewis, and Susan Lester for LesterMedia. For WLIW21, Mary Lockhart is Executive Producer and Diane Masciale is Executive in Charge.
Funding for At the Paley Center is underwritten by The Rosalind P. Walter Foundation. These events were part of Women@Paley, an initiative made possible by Time Warner Inc. and Verizon Communications.
About WNET: As New York's flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, GreatPerformances, AmericanMasters, PBSNewsHourWeekend, CharlieRose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as GettheMath, OhNoah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel13, NJTVNewswithMikeSchneider and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEENExploreiPadApp where users can stream PBS content for free.
About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, visit www.paleycenter.org.
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