Lincoln Center Will Be Site of New WNET.org Public Media Studio

News   Lincoln Center Will Be Site of New WNET.org Public Media Studio WNET.org, the parent company of New York City's public media outlets Thirteen, WLIW21 and Creative News Group, will open a new production facility on the Lincoln Center campus in the spring of 2009.

Lincoln Center and WNET.org jointly announced the new street-level, glass-walled production facility and television studio that will open at the corner of Broadway and 66th Street in the newly expanded building housing Alice Tully Hall and The Juilliard School. "With this new facility, we are bringing WNET.org into the life of the city in a new way, enabling New Yorkers and visitors to see into the production process and working with Lincoln Center to add a new dynamism to one of the great streetscapes of New York," said Neal Shapiro, CEO and president of WNET.org, in a statement. "Like Lincoln Center, WNET.org is international in scope, but firmly rooted in this metropolis. Both organizations share a commitment to enriching the cultural and intellectual life of this city and this new facility will provide almost boundless ways to do so."

The new facility will be the programming hub for public television's Thirteen and WLIW21, while aiming to present collaborative programming between WNET.org and Lincoln Center.

In addition, the new WNET.org Lincoln Center production studio will serve as the home base for the new international news program "Worldfocus" and the weekly arts showcase "SundayArts."