Since the first broadcast in 1969, public media station WLIW21, an affiliate of WNET, has been serving residents of Long Island and the greater tri-state community by delivering quality arts, education and public affairs programming on-air and online. WLIW21 is committed to delivering lifelong learning and meaningful experiences to our communities. Our content inspires curiosity, encourages action and nurtures dreams.

As the fourth most-watched public television station in the nation, WLIW21 is viewed by approximately 3 million people each week throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  WLIW21 maintains a newly renovated, full-service production studio in Plainview.

In addition to presenting a range of popular PBS programming, including Nature, NOVA, Antiques Road Show and American Masters, WLIW21 produces acclaimed local programs such as Long Island Business Report, Long Island Screening RoomMetroFocus and the Emmy Award-winning series Treasures of New York.

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DTV Update: Form 388 First Quarter 2009