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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22
July 17, 2014

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schnbr... (more...)


Kristin Chenoweth, John Lithgow & More Set for PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULARKristin Chenoweth, John Lithgow & More Set for PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
July 17, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore (more...)


GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - July 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. For the first time... (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Present New Dorothea Lange DocumentaryTHIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Present New Dorothea Lange Documentary
July 07, 2014

Her celebrated photograph 'Migrant Mother'is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America's Great Depression. (more...)


Eight-Time Oscar Winner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Featured in July Reel 13 LineupEight-Time Oscar Winner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Featured in July Reel 13 Lineup
July 03, 2014

Eight-Time Academy Award-Winner Slumdog Millionaire will be featured in the July Reel 13 Lineup (more...)


NJTV to Relocate News Facility; Continues Montclair State PartnershipNJTV to Relocate News Facility; Continues Montclair State Partnership
June 27, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and Montclair State University jointly announced today that they will be relocating facilities at the end of October from the Montclair State campus. (more...)


THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead to Investigate Tale of Two Mona Lisas, 7/9THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead to Investigate Tale of Two Mona Lisas, 7/9
June 25, 2014

THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Investigates the Tale of Two Mona Lisas in The Mona Lisa Mystery Airing Wednesday, July 9 at 10 p.m. on PBS (more...)


NJTV to Premiere Town Hall Series STATE OF NJ'S HEALTH, 6/25NJTV to Premiere Town Hall Series STATE OF NJ'S HEALTH, 6/25
June 23, 2014

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


THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, BREAKING BAD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More Win at 2014 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - Full List!THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, BREAKING BAD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More Win at 2014 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - Full List!
June 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) presents the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which are being broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight, June ... (more...)


PBS' National Broadcast Premiere of Disabled Dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq on AMERICAN MASTERS, 6/20PBS' National Broadcast Premiere of Disabled Dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq on AMERICAN MASTERS, 6/20
June 18, 2014

This Friday, June 20, 10-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings**, New York metro area at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN) is the national broadcast premiere of dance-disability documentary American Masters -- Ta... (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Dance Documentary TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ, 6/20THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Dance Documentary TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ, 6/20
by BWW Special Coverage - June 05, 2014

Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929-2000), known as 'Tanny,' was surely among the most transcendent. (more...)


HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List AnnouncedHBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton... (more...)


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Premieres PLIMPTON! TonightTHIRTEEN's American Masters Series Premieres PLIMPTON! Tonight
May 16, 2014

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


THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Premiere Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, 6/20
May 13, 2014

American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, premieres nationally Friday, June 20, 10-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings, New York metro area at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN). (more...)


PBS Announces Full Fall LineupPBS Announces Full Fall Lineup
May 08, 2014

PBS announced today an expansive fall primetime lineup that launches with the premiere of Ken Burns's seven-part series THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, (more...)


Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS TonightJoin the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS Tonight
May 06, 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 tonight, May 6 at 9 pm on PBS (more...)


Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Airs on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES TonightMatthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Airs on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
April 25, 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...)


Liam Neeson Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS TonightLiam Neeson Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS Tonight
April 23, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)


THIRTEEN's Nature Airs Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, TonightTHIRTEEN's Nature Airs Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, Tonight
April 23, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (more...)


Streep, Redford and More Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE TodayStreep, Redford and More Narrate PBS Earth Day Special A FIERCE GREEN FIRE Today
April 22, 2014

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


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...)


Liam Neeson to Narrate THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS, 4/23Liam Neeson to Narrate THIRTEEN's Nature Presents SNOW MONKEYS, 4/23
April 17, 2014

In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. (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...)









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