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Sep 07, 2017, 13:30 ET American Graduate Day 2017 Highlights Student Pathways To Career Success And Workforce Development Opportunities On PBS Stations October 14, 2017

Broadcast live from Tisch WNET Studios in NYC on public television stations across the country, and streaming on americangraduate.org, the 6th...


Aug 31, 2017, 14:16 ET "Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017™" Honoring Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, And The Velvet Underground To Air On PBS' "Great Performances" Friday, Oct. 13, at 9:00 P.M.

In collaboration with the Recording Academy™, Great Performances presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends 2017™, the second annual all-star concert...


Aug 29, 2017, 14:00 ET "Great Performances" and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES Present "Havana Time Machine" Friday October 6 At 9 P.M. on PBS As Singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks Explores His Cuban Heritage in Breakthrough Performance Documentary

"Like most Americans, Cuba seems like a dream, a land of rhythm and rum, of Ricky Ricardo and revolutionaries, baseball greats, gangsters, casinos,...


Aug 21, 2017, 14:40 ET WNET's "Chasing the Dream" and Tumblr Join Forces To Explore Issues Presented in "My Everyday Hustle" -- The Original Digital Series Profiling Everyday People in Everyday Jobs

Chasing the Dream, WNET's multi-platform initiative on poverty and opportunity, and Tumblr are launching a campaign on Monday, August 21, to create...


Aug 21, 2017, 10:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents the First Documentary About Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American Painter Behind Bambi

People worldwide have seen the Disney animated classic Bambi and been deeply moved by it, but few can tell you the name of the artist behind the...


Aug 17, 2017, 17:11 ET Renée Fleming Performs One of her Greatest Signature Roles The Marschallin in "Der Rosenkavalier" On the Season Finale of "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, September 3 at 12 p.m. on PBS

The Met's first new production since 1969 of Strauss's rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the...


Aug 17, 2017, 09:00 ET THIRTEEN's "American Masters" Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of "Richard Linklater - dream is destiny" September 1 on PBS

Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more....


Aug 16, 2017, 15:58 ET Broadway's Critically Acclaimed and Tony Award®-winning "Indecent" Coming to THIRTEEN's "Great Performances" Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS

The Tony Award®-winning play Indecent comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part...


Aug 15, 2017, 10:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Launches Podcast Season 2, "Revolutionary Writers," with New Guest Host, Emmy-Nominated SNL Writer and Comedian Anna Drezen at pbs.org/americanmasters

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated...


Jul 30, 2017, 14:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Series, Major League Baseball, David Ortiz' Big Papi Productions, Nick Davis Productions, and Albert M. Tapper Co-Producing Documentary About Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams for PBS

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced a new documentary about Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, co-produced with Major League...


Jul 26, 2017, 13:07 ET Verdi's "La Traviata" with the Acclaimed Sonya Yoncheva Comes to "Great Performances at the Met" Friday, August 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Sonya Yoncheva reprises her widely praised interpretation of the heroine Violetta Valéry in Verdi's La Traviata, on Great Performances at the Met...


Jul 18, 2017, 12:32 ET Tchaikovsky's Enduring Masterpiece "Eugene Onegin" With Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei Comes to "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, August 13 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from Pushkin's classic verse...


Jul 14, 2017, 13:26 ET WNET Presents "My Everyday Hustle" -- An Original Digital Series Profiling Everyday People in Everyday Jobs "Chasing the Dream"

They are often nameless, yet they are part of our daily routine. They walk our dogs, make our lunch, drive us to our destination, deliver our...


Jul 14, 2017, 11:39 ET "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017" Comes to THIRTEEN's "Great Performances" With a Fairy Tale Theme And Special Guest Renée Fleming Friday, August 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Led for the second time by German pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 14th open-air...


Jul 07, 2017, 09:00 ET WNET Launches Multi-Platform #DaysofDelays Transit Initiative

WNET, parent company of New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey's Public Television Network, NJTV, has announced the...


Jun 23, 2017, 15:30 ET Mozart's Early Masterpiece "Idomeneo," Conducted by James Levine, Comes to "Great Performances at the Met," Sunday, July 16 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts an extraordinary ensemble in Idomeneo, Mozart's early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the...


Jun 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Financial Series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack Launches Season 14 Nationwide on Public Television Beginning June 23 with Philanthropy Special

Weekly investment and personal finance series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack premieres Season 14 nationwide on public television beginning Friday, June...


May 25, 2017, 12:43 ET THIRTEEN Presents "First Degree," an Intimate Profile of Prisoners Who Receive Their College Degrees Behind Bars Airing on PBS in June

This June, as thoughts turn to mortarboards and college graduations, public media takes viewers inside a maximum security prison for an intimate...


May 17, 2017, 11:42 ET Met's New Production of Dvořák's Haunting Fairy Tale "Rusalka" Starring Kristine Opolais in the Title Role Comes to "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Antonin Dvořák's Rusalka, in a critically...


May 16, 2017, 13:05 ET WNET Offers New Online Platform to Help Users Discover Their Chances of Success with the "Your American Dream Score" Quiz

What does it take for someone to succeed in America? Is it hard work, supportive family and friends, a good education? To find out, WNET is...


Apr 19, 2017, 09:00 ET THIRTEEN's "Nature" Tracks Down the Builder of Burrows on Hotel "Armadillo" Wednesday, April 19, 2017 on PBS

Brazil's remote Pantanal, covering more than 80,000 square miles, is the largest tropical wetland in the world. It is chiefly made up of flooded...


Apr 18, 2017, 14:35 ET AMERICAN EPIC Premieres May 16 on PBS in the US and May on BBC in the UK

AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at...


Apr 18, 2017, 08:05 ET THIRTEEN's "American Masters" "Chefs Flight" Continues with "Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft" Friday, May 26, 9 p.m. on PBS

The culinary journey of American Masters "Chefs Flight" — four documentaries on legendary chefs — continues with a profile on Jacques Pépin,...


Apr 11, 2017, 09:50 ET Plácido Domingo Stars in a New Met Role, the Title Kind in Verdi's "Nabucco" Conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine on "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, May 7 at 12 p.m. on PBS

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met as the title king in Nabucco, under the baton of his longtime...


Apr 04, 2017, 08:05 ET "School Inc. - A Personal Journey with Andrew Coulson" Explores the Challenge to Replicate Educational Excellence

Why doesn't education use innovation to grow like a successful business? School Inc. – A Personal Journey with Andrew Coulson, follows the late...