Grantee Profile


Grants to WNET.ORG

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Moyers & Company is a weekly public affairs program that features veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers in conversation with a range of public figures, from sociologists and historians to politicians and poets discussing issues of critical importance to American democracy. In 2014, Moyers & Company will continue as a weekly half-hour show for public television, complimented by daily distribution of content via its website, social media sources, and a radio show and audio podcast. The proposed grant would allow WNET.ORG, a public television station in New York, to produce the 2014 season of Moyers & Company.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Need to Know is a weekly news and public affairs program produced by WNET, the public television station in New York City. It is broadcast nationally Friday nights on PBS. Through investigative reports and explanatory journalism, Need to Know reports on how policies made in Washington affect the lives of people around the United States. The program also reports on local innovations with the potential to be scaled up. Need to Know’s investigative reporting has been used by policymakers to demonstrate the necessity of reforms.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — WNET.ORG, a public television station in New York, and one of the largest producing stations in the Public Broadcasting System, is serving as the presenting station for Moyers & Company, a new public affairs program on PBS hosted by Bill Moyers. This grant will help support the production and distribution of Moyers & Company, a weekly hour-long program of interviews where Bill Moyers and guests will discuss the ideas that shape, sustain and challenge our culture and democracy.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of NEED TO KNOW, a new weekly current affairs program (over two years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of"Cuba: The Accidental Eden" , a documentary film about Cuba's threatened natural environment for PBS NATURE.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded WNET.ORG $2,350,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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