J1189

Congratulating THIRTEEN/WNET upon the occasion of celebrating 50 years of service to the New York Metropolitan area

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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1189


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating THIRTEEN/WNET upon the occasion of
celebrating 50 years of service to the New York Metropolitan area

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the quality of
life of the citizens of the State of New York is greatly enriched by its
exceptional cultural and educational institutions; and
WHEREAS, It is also the sense of this Legislative Body that insti-
tutions that give positive definition to the profile and disposition of
the communities of the State of New York profoundly strengthen our soci-
ety with their commitment; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late THIRTEEN/WNET upon the occasion of celebrating 50 years of service
to the New York Metropolitan area; this auspicious occasion will be
celebrated on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, with a banquet dinner at the Hop
Lee Restaurant in New York City; and
WHEREAS, A member of the WNET family of companies, THIRTEEN is one of
America's most respected and innovative public media providers; it is a
unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of
television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and
inspire; and
WHEREAS, THIRTEEN is the flagship public television station of the New
York City tri-state area and the most watched public television channel
in the nation; it reaches millions of people with programming that cele-
brates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the
day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites people of
all ages to have fun while learning; and
WHEREAS, THIRTEEN's broadcast schedule features a dynamic mix of
programming, much of it created in its own studios, including: "Nature",
"American Masters", "Great Performances" and "Need to Know"; and
WHEREAS, In addition, THIRTEEN produces a range of local programming,
including "Reel 13", an on-air, online film series; "Treasures of New
York" and "NYC-ARTS", a weekly showcase for the city's cultural offer-
ings; and
WHEREAS, THIRTEEN's daily schedule features acclaimed PBS series such
as "Frontline", "NOVA", "Masterpiece", "American Experience" and
"Antiques Roadshow", as well as such beloved children's programming as
"Sesame Street", and "Cyberchase"; and
WHEREAS, As part of its mission to use media to create lifelong learn-
ing opportunities, THIRTEEN's Education department extends the life of
on-air programming through online initiatives, supplemental teaching
material and community outreach; largely supported by private and foun-
dation contributions, THIRTEEN is among the largest membership organiza-
tions in the New York area; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to THIRTEEN/WNET; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this great Empire
State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate THIRTEEN/WNET upon the occasion of celebrating 50 years of
service to the New York Metropolitan area; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to THIRTEEN/WNET.

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