WNET Friends of Thirteen: Media and Politics

Event Phone: (212) 560-8292

Are you Interested in Media and Politics?

The Friends of Thirteen and Neal Shapiro, President and CEO WNET, invite you to join us at WNET on Friday, December 1st from 10am-11am to learn about the relationship between public media and politics.

Do you remember connecting with your PBS station when you were young, be it with Big Bird or Nature or both?  Do you watch Sherlock and race to solve the mystery before Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson? When Congress threatened to cut funding to PBS, did you feel an urge to stand up, march yourself over to Washington, and give those politicians a piece of your mind?

Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, Friends of Thirteen would like to meet you! This session is a great opportunity for any student interested in politics, public policy, media, or education. You will learn about America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), Protect My Public Media, and WNET’s Stand With Us campaign.

It’s important for our Congressional Representatives to hear from public media staff about the work we do and why we need the money to do it; but, it’s just as important for them to hear from you, a member of a young, passionate, and driven generation – the future of public media – about why public media matters to the people who watch it. We will teach you how to advocate for public media and ask you to become a campus ambassador on our behalf.

At the session, we will also announce an exciting scholarship opportunity for two students to attend the 2018 America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit and help WNET lobby Congress on Capitol Hill in February 2018!

Where: 825 Eighth Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10019

Contact: Kala DeStefano, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, destefanok@thirteen.org or (212) 560-8292

*Note: You will need to RSVP for this event so that security at WNET will have your name to enter the building.

  • December 1, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration is at an external URL for this event.