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Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS, 5/6Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS, 5/6
April 17, 2014

THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon, airing Tuesday, May 6 at 9 pm on PBS (more...)


Michael Kantor Named AMERICAN MASTERS Series Executive ProducerMichael Kantor Named AMERICAN MASTERS Series Executive Producer
April 16, 2014

WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Michael Kantor as executive producer of its American Masters series... (more...)


PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Expand Range, Welcome New Executive ProducerPBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Expand Range, Welcome New Executive Producer
April 15, 2014

The New York Times reports that PBS's long-running American Masters series will be extending its subject range to important figures in Science and industry, as well as welcoming Michael Kantor as its ... (more...)


Streep, Redford & More to Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIREStreep, Redford & More to Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE
April 15, 2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere PLIMPTON!, 5/16THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere PLIMPTON!, 5/16
April 15, 2014

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (19272003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. (more...)


THIRTEEN to Air GAME CHANGERS: An American Graduate Community Town Hall This AprilTHIRTEEN to Air GAME CHANGERS: An American Graduate Community Town Hall This April
April 10, 2014

Game Changers: An American Graduate Community Town Hall aims to addresshow these programs will affect the long term graduation rate for New York City High Schools. (more...)


Photo Flash: Tony Bennett & More Attend WNET's 20th Annual Gala SalutePhoto Flash: Tony Bennett & More Attend WNET's 20th Annual Gala Salute
by BWW Special Coverage - April 09, 2014

WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV raised 2.7 million dollars at its 20th Annual Gala Salute, which took place on Tuesday, April 1, ... (more...)


PBS's NATURE Airs 'My Bionic Pet' TonightPBS's NATURE Airs 'My Bionic Pet' Tonight
April 09, 2014

Nature profiles these animals, their rescuers and the individuals whose work has transformed their lives when My Bionic Pet airs Today, April 9 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the ... (more...)


THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Evidence That Could Rewrite History TonightTHIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Evidence That Could Rewrite History Tonight
April 02, 2014

In Secrets of the Dead, Carthage's Lost Warriors, premiering Today, April 2, 10 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), Giffhorns offers the proof he has meticulously collected to support his hypothesi... (more...)


First Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy AwardsFirst Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy Awards
March 31, 2014

All-Star Orchestra took home two Emmy Awards yesterday at the 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards, which took place at the Marriott Marquis' Broadway Ballroom in New York City. (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters to Feature George Plimpton, 5/16THIRTEEN's American Masters to Feature George Plimpton, 5/16
March 31, 2014

George Plimpton's April Fool's joke: NY Mets' Sidd Finch - new PBS video w/ Jonathan Dee Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927-2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and... (more...)


THIRTEEN's MY BIONIC PET to Air on PBS, 4/9THIRTEEN's MY BIONIC PET to Air on PBS, 4/9
March 31, 2014

Animals that have met with misfortune, whether from a birth defect, accident, disease or even human cruelty, are now getting a second chance at life due to human intervention and technological advance... (more...)


Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY to Air on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 4/25Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY to Air on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 4/25
March 28, 2014

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty sees the popular choreographer return to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer's ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutc... (more...)


Matthew Bourne's Re-Imagining of Ballet Classic SLEEPING BEAUTY to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 4/25Matthew Bourne's Re-Imagining of Ballet Classic SLEEPING BEAUTY to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 4/25
March 28, 2014

The ballet, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airs Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)


THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Evidence That Could Rewrite History, 4/2THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Evidence That Could Rewrite History, 4/2
March 27, 2014

In Secrets of the Dead, Carthage's Lost Warriors, premiering Wednesday, April 2, 10 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), Giffhorns offers the proof he has meticulously collected to support his hypot... (more...)


PBS Premieres Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS TonightPBS Premieres Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS Tonight
March 25, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)


PBS to Premiere Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS, 3/25PBS to Premiere Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS, 3/25
March 21, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)


NJTV Launches THE ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTONNJTV Launches THE ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON
March 20, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, has launched The Arts Project with Maddie Orton, a new monthly series (more...)


New Health Town Hall Series Premieres on NJTV TonightNew Health Town Hall Series Premieres on NJTV Tonight
March 12, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, premieres the first program in a new four-part town hall series, The State of NJ's Health. (more...)


PBS's NATURE to Air 'My Bionic Pet', 4/9PBS's NATURE to Air 'My Bionic Pet', 4/9
March 11, 2014

Nature profiles these animals, their rescuers and the individuals whose work has transformed their lives when My Bionic Pet airs Wednesday, April 9 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After ... (more...)


Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET TodayPuccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Today
March 09, 2014

Puccini's enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, returns to Great Performances at the Met today, March 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/9Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/9
March 06, 2014

Puccini's enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, returns to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over to Airs on THIRTEEN's Great PerformancesDave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over to Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances
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Great Performances presents a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores. (more...)









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