Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Interview: Ronald Thorpe, Vice President Thirteen/WNET

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Melinda Pongrey talks with Ronald Thorpe, Vice President and Director of the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, about the Teaching and Learning Celebration, an annual educational conference hosted by public broadcasters Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. The two day educational conference theme is “Science and Global Awareness” and begins March 7 in New York City.

Thirteen/WNET New York is one of the key program providers for public television, bringing such acclaimed series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Wide Angle, Secrets of the Dead, NOW with David Brancaccio, and Cyberchase – as well as the work of Bill Moyers – to audiences nationwide. As the flagship public broadcaster in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro area, Thirteen reaches millions of viewers each week, airing the best of American public television along with its own local productions such as The Thirteen Walking Tours, New York Voices, Sunday Arts and Reel 13. Thirteen extends the impact of its television productions through educational and community outreach projects – including the Teaching and Learning Celebration – as well as Web sites and other digital media platforms.

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