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The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNED PBS) is a community-licensed public broadcasting service with a mission to enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate its communities. WNED PBS 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 PBS 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 PBS long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED PBS 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 PBS 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 PBS 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.”

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Americais a co-production of WNED PBS, Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc., made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. With funding provided by HSBC, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The C.E. & S. Foundation. With additional support from The Peter C. Cornell Trust and Mass Humanities.

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