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Pioneers of Thirteen
Pioneers of Thirteen
The '60s: Experimental Days
The first decade of public television on THIRTEEN, which began broadcasting on Sept. 16.
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The 90’s and Beyond – Changing Landscape
Explores the fourth and fifth decades of THIRTEEN’s history, from the 90s to the present.
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Director Don Mischer launched his career in the ‘70s at THIRTEEN.
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David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce hosted THIRTEEN’s 2002 celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday.
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“Great Performances" executive producer David Horn joined THIRTEEN in the late ‘70s.
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Broadcast Journalist, Host & Producer of Moyers & Company
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In 1981, Bill Chase worked on “Gala of Stars” at Carnegie Hall with Liza Minnelli.
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Director Stan Lathan joined THIRTEEN in the ‘60s to work on “Black Journal” and “SOUL!"
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Journalist Maria Hinojosa joined THIRTEEN in the ‘90s, on the show “Informed Sources.”
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Ken Burns Pioneers of THIRTEEN
In 1981, THIRTEEN championed filmmaker Ken Burns and his very project, Brooklyn Bridge.
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Bill Moyers, one of America's most respected journalists
Bill Moyers, one of America's most respected journalists, joined THIRTEEN in the '70s.
In 1985, THIRTEEN aired Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s NYU Thesis film, “Fine Line.”
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In 1966, the Maysles brothers filmed a THIRTEEN documentary about author Truman Capote.
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THIRTEEN aired conductor Alan Gilbert’s 2009 debut as the NY Philharmonic music director
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. created THIRTEEN’s “African American Lives."
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Filmmaker Abigail Disney spearheaded the THIRTEEN series “Women, War and Peace” in 2011.
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Executive producer Susan Lacy launched the iconic series “American Masters” in 1986.
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Performer Harry Belafonte is a musical icon and political and social activist.
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Harvey Fierstein narrated the ground-breaking documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk.”
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Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons starred in THIRTEEN’s 1982 period drama, “Brideshead Revi
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Journalist Tony Brown joined THIRTEEN in the 1970s as host of “Black Journal."
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Renowned soprano Renée Fleming has appeared in countless THIRTEEN performances.
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THIRTEEN launched public TV’s 1st national Latino show in '72, hosted by Humberto Cintron.
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Peter Gelb oversaw the Metropolitan Opera's 2012 broadcast of the "Ring Cycle" on THIRTEEN
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