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"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,...

Apr 28, 2015, 17:41 ET
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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons' Inaugural Concert Featuring The Conductor's First Concert as BSO Music Director Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, May 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Last September's gala event celebrating the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra features two of the conductor's...

Apr 27, 2015, 17:42 ET
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Italian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo Stars As the Tortured Poet Unlucky in Love in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.m. on PBS

Les Contes d'Hoffmann will be broadcast on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In...

Apr 21, 2015, 09:30 ET
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WNET Shares Best Practices of Exemplary Principals in New "School Leadership in Action" Videos

WNET announces the launch of School Leadership in Action: Principal Profiles, a free collection of videos that bring to life the five key practices...

Apr 20, 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.

Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History Premieres Nationwide on THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Friday, May 15 on PBS in Honor of the Company's 75th Anniversary

 THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about...

Apr 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
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WNET Receives Landmark Bequest from Estate of Sylvia Poyta

In the largest bequest in its 53-year history, WNET will receive approximately $20 million from the estate of Sylvia and Simon B. Poyta and has...

Apr 01, 2015, 12:00 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 Presents the National Broadcast Premiere of Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler April 16 and 17 on PBS (check local listings)

 Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters — Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The...

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Met Music Director James Levine Leads Wagner's Grand Comedy Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 12 at 11 a.m. on PBS

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ("The Mastersinger of Nuremberg") in its...

Mar 02, 2015, 13:07 ET
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Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert Featuring Classics from the Great American Songbook Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances on Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS

Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to...

Feb 25, 2015, 12:15 ET
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Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Featuring Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, And Christopher Maltman on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 22 at 12 noon on PBS

 The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia —featuring some of the most instantly recognizable...

Feb 24, 2015, 10:51 ET
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THIRTEEN's Nature Examines a Species Under Siege in The Last Orangutan Eden Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on PBS

Ecologist Chris Morgan (Bears of the Last Frontier) travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its...

Feb 23, 2015, 12:00 ET

Acclaimed Irish Chef Debuts Second U.S. Public Television Series Kevin Dundon's Back to Basics

In Kevin Dundon's Back to Basics, the award-winning Irish chef demonstrates how easy and straightforward cooking can be without using an abundance...

Feb 19, 2015, 10:58 ET

New Original Web Series from WNET and PBS Digital Studios to Explore Issues Surrounding Sexuality and Gender Identity

 WNET, the flagship PBS station based in New York and PBS Digital Studios, have announced the launch of First Person, an original digital...