The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNED-TV) is a community-licensed public broadcasting service with a mission to enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate its communities. WNED-TV serves a binational region of 3.1 million households across Western New York and Southern Ontario with a combination of television, radio and online services. WNED-TV is viewed by approximately 1.6 million households in Western New York and Southern Ontario each month and consistently earns ratings that are among the highest in the nation for a public broadcasting station.
WNED-TV long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV was the founder of the Emmy Award winning “Reading Rainbow” series and was the producer of the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. In recent years, WNED-TV has expanded its position by becoming a significant producer of original high-definition television and online content for local and national distribution.
National productions broadcast on PBS include: “The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain,” “The War of 1812,” “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story,” “Chautauqua: An American Narrative,” “Window to the Sea,” “The Adirondacks,” “The Marines,” “Niagara Falls,” “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo,” and “Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.”
Many WNED-TV regional productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: “If Our Water Could Talk,” “A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays,” “Hockey: More Than a Game,” “Toronto’s Houses of Worship,” “Polonia,” “Buffalo’s Houses of Worship,” “Buffalo’s Voices of Steel” and “Western New York A to Z.”