ADVISORY, Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
WNET, New York’s public media provider that produces quality arts, education and public affairs programming, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on Friday, August 28 in celebration of the Fourth Annual American Graduate Day. American Graduate Day will take place on October 3 and is a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that is filmed from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City in conjunction with WNET Education. The program explores the critical educational topics central to keeping American children on the path to graduation. American Graduate Day will invite viewers to become an American Graduate Champion by taking one of seven simple steps to help keep kids on the path to graduation – from becoming a mentor to donating school supplies.
In honor of the occasion, Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, will ring the Closing Bell. He will be joined by guests from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Nine Network of Public Media and American Graduate Day partner organization Junior Achievement.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, August 28, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
WNET Media Contact:
Matt Di Taranto, Edelman
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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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 more than 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 App where users can stream PBS content for free.
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