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WNET
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Newark, New Jersey
City of license Newark, New Jersey
Branding THIRTEEN
Slogan Media with impact.
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
(shared with WNDT-CD and WMBQ-CD; to move to 12 (VHF))
Subchannels
Owner WNET.org
(WNET)
Founded April 1947
First air date May 15, 1948 (72 years ago) (1948-05-15) (as WATV)
Call letters’ meaning National
Educational
Television

(forerunner of PBS)
Sister station(s) WLIW, WMBQ-CD, WNDT-CD NJTV
Former callsigns
  • WATV (1948–1958)
  • WNTA-TV (1958–1962)
  • WNDT (1962–1970)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 13 (VHF, 1948–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 61 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Independent (1948–1962)
  • NET (1962–1970)
Transmitter Power 4 kW
6.5 kW (Construction Permit (CP))
Height 507 m (1,663 ft)
Facility ID 18795
Transmitter Coordinates 40°42′46.8″N 74°0′47.3″W / 40.713°N 74.013139°W / 40.713; -74.013139Coordinates: 40°42′46.8″N 74°0′47.3″W / 40.713°N 74.013139°W / 40.713; -74.013139
Website (station)
(corporate)

WNET, channel 13 (branded as "THIRTEEN"), is a non-commercial educational, public television station in Newark, New Jersey. WNET is owned by WNET.org. That used to be called the Educational Broadcasting Corporation) The station also has studios in Manhattan and its transmitter is at One World Trade Center.

Original productions

WNET has produced, created, or presented many PBS shows. These are some:

  • Amanpour & Company (2018–present)
  • American Masters (1983–present)
  • Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore (2000)
  • Bill Moyers Reports: Earth On Edge (2001)
  • Barney & Friends (1992–2010) (Original Series)**
  • Black Journal
  • Bob the Builder (2005–2018)**
  • Charlie Rose (1991–2017)
  • Colonial House (2004)
  • Cyberchase (2002–present)
  • Dickens (2003)
  • DNA (2003)
  • The Great American Dream Machine (1971–1972)
  • Great Performances (1972–present)
  • Live from Lincoln Center (1976–present)
  • The Mind
  • Nature (1982–present)
  • NOW
  • The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002)
  • Shining Time Station
  • Simon Schama's Power of Art
  • The Story of English
  • Tavis Smiley (2004–2017)
  • Thomas and Friends (2004–2017)**

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