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Aug 17, 2015, 12:14 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: Althea Uncovers the Story of Legendary African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, Friday, September 4 at 9 pm on PBS

 People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon (1975).  He was indeed the first African American male to...

Aug 12, 2015, 15:19 ET
Aug 05, 2015, 09:00 ET
American Masters - Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey premieres Friday, September 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

THIRTEEN's American Masters and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES Team Up for the First Time to Present New Documentary About Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2015 THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore...

Jul 29, 2015, 14:37 ET
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National Endowment For The Humanities Expands Its Support Of WNET's Award-winning History Game Series, Mission US

 Public media provider WNET has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Mission US: No Turning Back (wt), the...

Jul 23, 2015, 14:05 ET
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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 Led by guest conductor Zubin Mehta, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 12th open-air concert, this time with a distinctly...

Jun 29, 2015, 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 Presents Updated Harper Lee Documentary July 10 on PBS in Honor of To Kill a Mockingbird Author's Second Novel, Go Set a Watchman

One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the...

Jun 25, 2015, 12:18 ET
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Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez Star In Rossini's La Donna del Lago, the Met's First Production of the Bel Canto Showcase, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez headline Rossini's bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met...

Jun 16, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Natalie Portman Hosts Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil On THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS

By any standard, John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time; his 49 Academy Award nominations are second only to Walt Disney...

Jun 15, 2015, 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 10th Anniversary Season Nationwide on Public Television Beginning June 26

Weekly financial television series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack launches its 10th anniversary season nationwide on public television beginning Friday,...

Jun 12, 2015, 10:05 ET
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Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Starring Soprano Anna Netrebko, Shares a Double Bill with Bluebeard's Castle by Bartók On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 12 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Treliński makes his highly anticipated Met debut with the Metropolitan Opera's new production, inspired...

Jun 11, 2015, 12:15 ET
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Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones Star in "Driving Miss Daisy" on THIRTEEN's Great Performances

Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, a 2010 hit on Broadway, comes to television with...

Jun 11, 2015, 09:19 ET
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WNET Raises 2.75 Million Dollars at its 21st Annual Gala Salute

 WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV raised 2.75 million dollars at its 21st...

Jun 04, 2015, 12:07 ET
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Bob Abernethy, Host of the PBS Series Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, to Be Honored at the 13th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner on June 8

On Monday, June 8, veteran television news correspondent Bob Abernethy, the host and executive editor of the PBS series Religion & Ethics...

Jun 03, 2015, 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

First Documentary of TV Legend Norman Lear, Co-Produced by Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters, Coming to PBS

Today, Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced they are co-producing a new documentary about television legend Norman Lear...

May 27, 2015, 16:04 ET
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WNET and Make-A-Wish® Grant the Wish of an 11 Year-Old Cyberchase Fan

When 11 year-old Trisha from Cincinnati, Ohio told Make-A-Wish® that she wished to work with the director, producers and crew of her favorite...

May 26, 2015, 15:47 ET
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WNET Annual Gala Celebrates the Power of Public Television to Benefit Local and Global Communities

 WNET, the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW and operator of NJTV, announced plans for its annual Gala Salute, continuing its commitment to...

May 20, 2015, 10:15 ET
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Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles Receives Special Encore Presentation on Great Performances Friday, June 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and...

May 20, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Nature Chronicles a Diversity of Life in The Sagebrush Sea Wednesday, May 20, 2015 on PBS

It's been called The Big Empty – an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, exasperating...

May 12, 2015, 10:10 ET
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Renée Fleming Stars in a New Production of Lehár's Sparkling Operetta The Merry Widow By Tony Award-Winning Director Susan Stroman On Great Performances at the Met Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The...

Apr 29, 2015, 16:23 ET
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New York's WNET, a Leading Producer of Prime-Time Programs for Public Television, Steps Up Licensing to Feature Films, Documentaries, and TV

For more than 50 years, WNET, the flagship PBS station based in New York, has been a leading provider of award-winning and quality arts, science,...