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Dec 24, 2014, 09:50 ET
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Met Music Director James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of Mozart's Comic Masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro on Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre,...

Dec 12, 2014, 10:15 ET
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Renee Fleming Hosts American Voices, a Performance Documentary Celebrating the Very Best in American Singing, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances - Friday, January 9 at 9 p.m. on PBS

The art of singing is center stage in our country's popular culture: from Glee and 106 & Park to American Idol, The Voice, and Nashville, and...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:21 ET
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THIRTEEN's Shakespeare Uncovered Returns with Six New Films Telling the Stories Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Plays, Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the...

Dec 03, 2014, 10:25 ET
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Julie Andrews Returns as Host of From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015, This Year Conducted by Zubin Mehta, On THIRTEEN's Great Performances Thursday, January 1 at 2:30 and 8 p.m. ET on PBS

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic,...

Nov 14, 2014, 14:15 ET
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Memorable Arias and Duets from Today's Operatic Superstars Topline Encores! Great Performances at the Met Airing in December on PBS

Encores! Great Performances at the Met – featuring 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of broadcasts,...

Nov 12, 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.

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Produces New Documentary Bing Crosby Rediscovered, Featuring Unprecedented Access to Crosby's Archives

 Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th...

Oct 29, 2014, 13:30 ET
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WNET Strikes Deal to Deliver 40 Episodes of Original Video Content with PBS Digital Studios

NEW YORK and ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WNET, the flagship PBS station based in New York, and producer of...

Oct 17, 2014, 15:30 ET
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WNET to Launch a Multi-Year Multi-Platform Initiative on the Issues Surrounding Poverty in America

To bring insight and context to the complicated issue of poverty—from all points of view—WNET, parent company of New York's public...

Oct 15, 2014, 16:28 ET
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Worldwide Phenomenon Cats Returns to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS, in High Definition and Digital Sound

 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber's own "The Phantom of the Opera"), and...

Oct 08, 2014, 15:36 ET
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Full Set List Announced for Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!, Swinging Onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

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

Sep 26, 2014, 16:58 ET
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Wes Moore to Host "American Graduate Day 2014"

American Graduate Day 2014 is a live, all-day multiplatform broadcast to premiere nationally on public media Saturday, September 27 from 11 am-6:00...

Sep 05, 2014, 14:14 ET
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Continues to Fill a Unique Niche As It Enters Season 18 on PBS

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 Network television's only weekly series on religion's role in American life, international news and major ethical issues,...

Sep 03, 2014, 09:05 ET
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WNET Names Andy Halper Director of Content Distribution

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

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...