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September 1st, 2008
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Thirteen/WNET – with major funding from the Rockefeller Foundation – presents Blueprint America, an unprecedented multi-platform initiative that harnesses the power and reach of public broadcasting to shine an unyielding spotlight on this issue that is so critical to our quality of life and economic security.

PBS’s most prestigious and most-watched news and public affairs programs, as well as several
public radio outlets, are producing individual reports on the topic of America’s infrastructure. These partner programs include:


THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
For 30 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to McNeil/Lehrer Productions for the reliable reporting and analysis that has made the NewsHour one of the most trusted programs in television.
NOW on PBS
Called “one of the last bastions of serious journalism on TV” by the Austin American Statesman, this series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape. Through documentary segments and interview with original thinkers, NOW goes beyond the noisy churn of the news cycle and gives viewers the context to explore their relationship with larger world.
WORLDFOCUS
This ambitious nightly news program focuses on international stories and issues often overlooked by the American media.
american public media200x140 AMERICAN RADIO WORKS
The national documentary unit of American Public Media, ARW is public radio’s largest documentary production unit; it creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet.
200x100waHeader WEEKEND AMERICA
From 2004 to 2009, Weekend America was a place for curious, lively conversations, unexpected stories, and the most compelling ideas about what was happening in America each weekend. A production of American Public Media.
200x100-religion---ethics-newsweekly--f2264 RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY
Since its debut in 1997, the series has set itself apart from the mainstream media by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy and produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, the acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion’s role — and the ethical dimensions — behind top news headlines.
200x100expose_moyers EXPOSÉ on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL
EXPOSÉ: America’s Investigative Reports is an award-winning PBS documentary series that gives a prime-time spotlight to some of the most important investigative journalism in America.
  • Carol Marshall

    I’ve searched the local listings for WorldFocus and find that my local PBS station does not offer it. This is not surprising – this is a very conservative, even repressive, area. What can you do to encourage it’s broadcast here? And is it offered or can you offer it online? Thanks.

  • http://www.thirteen.org/newsandpublicaffairs/the-presidential-candidates%e2%80%99-record-on-infrastructure Thirteen/WNET » The Presidential Candidates’ Record on Infrastructure

    [...] For more on the topic of America’s infrastructure: see Blueprint America. [...]

  • Rob J

    This anchor is terrible: a cross between Ted Baxter and Gary Muledeer in his delivery. Can’t you find someone less pompadoured and ridiculous?

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