NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, nature, education and public affairs programming for public television. Throughout its vast history, the station has captured footage of historical moments and figures, enthralling scientific discoveries, unparalleled documentation of wildlife, ground-breaking performances and famous faces from the early days of their careers.
WNET's extensive and unique library of footage cannot be duplicated by stock footage. The advertising, film, television and home entertainment industries have taken note, with WNET-owned footage appearing in a record number of high profile productions. Most recently, that list includes:
- Audio clips from American Masters: Inventing David Geffen in Alex Gibney's HBO documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.
- Clips from American Masters: The Education of Gore Vidal (2003) and NET Journal: The Conservative Mr. Buckley (1969) in Robert Gordon and Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville's Best of Enemies.
- Clips from Nature: Snow Monkeys (2014) in the upcoming feature film Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.
- Clips from At Issue: Countdown on Civil Rights (1964), Black Journal Episode #12 and #50 (1969), The Young Black Lawyers (1972), Confronted (1963), History of the Negro People: Slavery (1965), Louisiana Diary (1964), Take This Hammer (1964), We Shall Overcome (1963), and The Open Mind: Race Relations in Crisis (1963) featured in the Library of Congress exhibition "Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom."
- Lou Reed and David Bowie interviews from American Masters: Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart at Reed's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
- Clips from Spectrum: Drugs Against Cancer (1968) in Ken Burns' Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.
- Clips from Black Journal Episode #1 (1968), Take This Hammer (1964 and NET Journal: Losing Just the Same (1966) in Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
"In the past, the station has handled this business function reactively. But that changes as WNET reintroduces its vast archives to the creative community at the ACSIL Footage Expo today," explains Bob Feinberg, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at WNET. "We intend to be more proactive in our approach and are excited to have the opportunity to see how our content can continue to impact viewers beyond a project's immediate lifespan."
For further information, to preview WNET's expansive archival collection or to make a licensing request, visit licensing.wnet.org.
As New York's flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.