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NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified social, economic and political challenges in cities across America. Now, The WNET Group, home to New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, and operator of New Jersey's statewide public television network NJ PBS and NPR station WLIW-FM, has set out to examine these challenges and explore solutions for recovery and growth with a five-day virtual conversation series, American Cities Rebuilding 2021.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a career spanning more than 70 years, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and award-winning actor. American Masters — Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It explores the star's rich, decades-long career using vérité footage of Moreno today, archival footage of her roles and appearances, reenactments of her childhood, animation and interviews with Moreno, those close to her and performers she influenced. Film interviewees include Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who are also executive producers on the project. American Masters — Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) pbs.org/ritamoreno and the PBS Video app in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Over a career spanning more than 70 years, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and award-winning actor. American Masters — Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It explores the star's rich, decades-long career using vérité footage of Moreno today, archival footage of her roles and appearances, reenactments of her childhood, animation and interviews with Moreno, those close to her and performers she influenced. Film interviewees include Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who are also executive producers on the project. American Masters — Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) pbs.org/ritamoreno and the PBS Video app in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "OBJECTS AND MEMORY remains one of the most poignant memories of anything I have ever done. It is a very timely piece still and will always be a current reminder in our present terrifying culture. I wish you all the best with what will remain one of the most noble projects I have been associated with in my career. Thank you for it." – Frank Langella

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NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The WNET Group, home to New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey's statewide public television network NJ PBS, announced today that Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Bob Feinberg will gain a new title at the organization – Vice President, Business Development & Chief Legal Officer.