WLIW21 is one of America’s most respected and innovative public media providers. A member of the WNET family of companies, WLIW21 is a unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire.
Since the first broadcast in 1969, public media station WLIW21 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.
In addition to presenting a range of popular PBS programming, including Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow and American Masters, WLIW21 also features such British television favorites as Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Doc Martin, As Time Goes By, Keeping up Appearances and Midsomer Murder, all part of WLIW21’s High Tea daily program schedule.
WLIW21 also produces acclaimed local programs such as MetroFocus, Long Island Business Report, WLIW Arts Beat, 66th & Broadway and the Emmy Award-winning series Treasures of New York and Long Island Screening Room.
As part of its mission to use media to create lifelong learning opportunities, WNET’s Education department extends the life of on-air programming through online initiatives, supplemental teaching material and community outreach.
With a broad reach across three states, WLIW21 is viewed by approximately 1 million people each week throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut. WLIW21 maintains a newly renovated production studio in Plainview, NY. For information about our parent company WNET, please click here.