News from WNET A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages.

Latest

21 Jun, 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...


25 May, 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...


17 May, 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...


16 May, 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...


19 Apr, 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...


18 Apr, 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...


18 Apr, 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,...


11 Apr, 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...


04 Apr, 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...


20 Mar, 2017, 13:34 ET Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo "Sizzle" as the Star-Crossed Lovers in Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" On "Great Performances at the Met" Friday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Hailed by The New York Times for singing "with white-hot sensuality and impassioned lyricism," Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as the tragic...


16 Mar, 2017, 14:56 ET Kaija Saariaho's Acclaimed Contemporary Opera "L'Amour de Loin" Comes to "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin ("Love From Afar"), one of the most highly praised operas of recent years, airs on Great Performances at the Met...


16 Mar, 2017, 12:33 ET "Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science" Reveals the Original Renaissance Man's Many Talents on THIRTEEN's "Secrets of the Dead" Wednesday, April 5, 10 p.m. on PBS

Leonardo da Vinci is, of course, best known as one of the world's greatest artists. At his death in 1519, he was famous for such masterpieces as...


10 Mar, 2017, 08:05 ET THIRTEEN's "Secrets of the Dead" Reveals the Untold Story of "Nero's Sunken City" Wednesday, March 29, 10 p.m. on PBS

Beneath the turquoise waves of the Bay of Naples lies an extraordinary underwater archeology site, the ancient Roman city of Baiae. From the first...


08 Mar, 2017, 11:15 ET WNET & New York-Area Libraries Host Screenings of "American Masters Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise"

In partnership with the New York Public Library, Queens Public Library and Nassau Library systems, WNET has announced that up to 20 area libraries...


06 Mar, 2017, 13:15 ET "Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Phil" At the Hollywood Bowl on "Great Performances" Friday, March 31 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Gustavo Dudamel accents the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening under the stars...


07 Feb, 2017, 09:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents the World Premiere of Patsy Cline Documentary Beginning March 4 on PBS During Women's History Month

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart‐wrenching...


01 Feb, 2017, 09:00 ET Rarely Seen Animal Behavior Captured in "Spy in the Wild, A NATURE Miniseries" Wednesdays, February 1 - March 1, 2017 on PBS

In the most innovative production Nature has ever presented, this five-part series employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as...


27 Jan, 2017, 14:03 ET Simon Keenlyside Stars as Don Giovanni Conducted by Fabio Luisi On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 19 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as the title character in Don Giovanni, bringing his acclaimed interpretation of the role to THIRTEEN's...


23 Jan, 2017, 16:33 ET Sir Simon Rattle Conducts "Tristan und Isolde" on Season Premiere of "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, January 29 at 12 p.m. on PBS

The Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut, opens...


18 Jan, 2017, 12:43 ET THIRTEEN's "The Talk - Race in America" Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. on PBS

The Talk – Race in America is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the...


15 Jan, 2017, 12:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month

Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life....


11 Jan, 2017, 13:49 ET Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 17 and 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS

During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet. The...


05 Jan, 2017, 09:15 ET AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters

WNET announced today that AARP has provided two years of major funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters series, which launched Season 31 with the...


20 Dec, 2016, 09:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Kicks Off Season 31 with Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of By Sidney Lumet, Tuesday, January 3 on PBS

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement...


09 Dec, 2016, 12:26 ET Julie Andrews Returns as Host of "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017," Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, On THIRTEEN's "Great Performances" Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET on PBS

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