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Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Rossini's Cinderella Story, La Cenerentola, Returns To Great Performances at the Met With Bel Canto Stars Joyce DiDonato And Juan Diego Flórez Sunday, September 7 at 12 noon on PBS

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story,La Cenerentola, with bel canto masterJuan Diego Flórez as her dashing...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:00 ET
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John Lithgow Hosts Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem Airing Live on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS

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

Aug 14, 2014, 14:31 ET
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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!, Swings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! -- featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances...

Aug 07, 2014, 10:00 ET
"American Masters," THIRTEEN's award-winning biography series, explores the lives and creative journeys of America's most enduring artistic and cultural giants. With insight and originality, the series illuminates the extraordinary mosaic of our nation's landscape, heritage and traditions. Watch full episodes and more at http://pbs.org/americanmasters. (PRNewsFoto/WNET)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Presents Filmmaker/Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' New Documentary, The Boomer List, Premiering Nationwide Tuesday, September 23 on PBS

 From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important...

Aug 06, 2014, 13:47 ET
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Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and...

Jul 29, 2014, 10:32 ET
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THIRTEEN's Emmy-winning Math Series CYBERCHASE Receives Multi-Year Sponsorship from Ernst & Young LLP

 Public media provider THIRTEEN, the flagship public television station of the New York tri-state area, is announcing that Ernst...

Jul 18, 2014, 14:48 ET
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James Levine Leads a Youthful Cast in Mozart's Joyful and Heart-Rending Masterpiece Così fan tutte on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 24 at 12 noon on PBS

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:27 ET
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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 22 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in...

Jul 07, 2014, 10:00 ET
"American Masters," THIRTEEN's award-winning biography series, explores the lives and creative journeys of America's most enduring artistic and cultural giants. With insight and originality, the series illuminates the extraordinary mosaic of our nation's landscape, heritage and traditions. Watch full episodes and more at http://pbs.org/americanmasters. (PRNewsFoto/WNET)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Co-Produces New Documentary about "Migrant Mother" Photographer Dorothea Lange by Her Granddaughter, Award-Winning Cinematographer Dyanna Taylor

Her celebrated photograph "Migrant Mother" is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to...

Jun 23, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring...

Jun 12, 2014, 10:00 ET
Financial television series "Consuelo Mack WealthTrack" provides trustworthy, understandable advice about building and protecting wealth from the best minds in the business world every week, nationwide on public television (check local listings). The series remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing and features frequent rare and exclusive interviews with acknowledged "Great Investors" and "Financial Thought Leaders." Award-winning, veteran business journalist Consuelo Mack is the series anchor and executive producer. Watch full episodes and more at http://wealthtrack.com. (PRNewsFoto/WNET)

"Best Money on TV" Series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack Launches Season 11 with "Women's Financial Future" Special Nationwide on Public Television Beginning June 27

Weekly financial television series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack presents "Women's Financial Future" as its Season 11 premiere nationwide on public...

Jun 02, 2014, 12:52 ET
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WLIW21, the Third Most-Watched Public Television Station in the Nation, Becomes Available in High Definition on Most Cable Providers

WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV has announced that WLIW21 is now available...

May 29, 2014, 09:55 ET
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Puccini's Classic Love Story La Bohème on Great Performances at the Met Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the...

May 27, 2014, 13:40 ET
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Borodin's Historic Russian Epic Prince Igor, Performed by the Met For The First Time In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 22 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great...

May 13, 2014, 09:00 ET
"American Masters," THIRTEEN's award-winning biography series, explores the lives and creative journeys of America's most enduring artistic and cultural giants. With insight and originality, the series illuminates the extraordinary mosaic of our nation's landscape, heritage and traditions. Watch full episodes and more at http://pbs.org/americanmasters. (PRNewsFoto/WNET)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Presents the National Broadcast Premiere of Acclaimed Dance Documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun Friday, June 20 on PBS

 Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929–2000), known as "Tanny," was surely among the most transcendent. With a body...

Apr 29, 2014, 13:45 ET
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Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of Rusalka, Dvorak's Lyrical Fairy-Tale Opera on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvořák's sumptuously melodic Rusalka, on Great Performances at...

Apr 22, 2014, 13:33 ET
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THIRTEEN's Nature Presents the Complex Society of Snow Monkeys, Narrated by Liam Neeson, airing Wednesday, April 23, 2014 on PBS

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...

Apr 16, 2014, 09:30 ET
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WNET Hires New Executive Producer for American Masters series

WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Michael Kantor...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:00 ET
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THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Presents the National Broadcast Premiere of Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself Friday, May 16 on PBS

 Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many....

Apr 14, 2014, 18:21 ET
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THIRTEEN's Nature Gets Up Close and Personal When Touching the Wild airs Wednesday, April 16, 2014 on PBS

 For writer, artist and naturalist Joe Hutto ("My Life as a Turkey"), there is no such thing as conducting a typical research project. Whether...