Updated May 26, 2020
Stations WLIW21 and WLIW WORLD have changed their programming schedules effective Monday, March 30 to better serve families confined to home during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 11, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that schools in New York would be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year (until June 2019). The mayor and chancellor of Carranza schools shared this message for families. We hope that our programs can serve as useful distance learning tools during this unusual time.
Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on WLIW21, free live broadcasts focus on all major school subjects from Kindergarten to Grade 12, drawing on WNET’s extensive archive of PBS and locally produced programs, as well as an hour of Regents Review and daily educational content from WCNY’s Classroom TV series.
Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WLIW WORLD, new educational programming for grades 6 to 12 – “WORLD At Home Learning” – features the best of public programming on media science, history and the arts of the English language.
Consult or download the weekly schedules of these stations – plus that of NJTV Live Learning – as well as useful links to PBS learning materials on WNET Education.
Related documents online
The programs offered have support resources for educators and families available on wnet.org/education, including related learning resources from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources. PBS LearningMedia’s resources, which were developed based on feedback from educators, are aligned with program standards in each state and contextualized for educational use. These resources include take-home activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons, and media that illustrate specific topics or themes, and support materials for all topics.
WNET Education also offers materials and resources in Spanish.
WLIW21 K-12 Home Learning Program
WLIW21’s K-12 educational television programming airs Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PBS KIDS children’s programming including Wild Kratts, Molly of Denali, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Arthur and WNET Cyberhunting
Math, Science and Fitness, including WCNY’s Classroom TV Series and PBS KIDS ‘ SciGirls
A virtual classroom excursion featuring the WLIW21 New York treasures series and other public television favorites that visit museums and historic sites
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Humanities, Social Studies, ELA (English Language Arts) and Culture from the acclaimed PBS series including Find your roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on genealogy, WNET documentary series American masters, the award-winning biographies series celebrating our arts and culture; Secrets of the dead, which explores iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events; Shakespeare discovered, which reveals the fascinating history of Shakespeare’s greatest plays; and more
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WLIW21 Public Affairs Series Information Literacy / Media Studies Amanpour and Company .
WLIW WORLD Grades 6 to 12 Home Learning Program
WLIW WORLD Grades 6 to 12 educational TV programming airs Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
The NOVA and NATURE episodes will share this will share this two hour science and nature block.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The historical documentaries of American experience, Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and more, such as The future of the American past, who travels to places that define the most misunderstood parts of America’s past.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Shakespeare Uncovered series, episodes of THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS and a documentary on John Lewis.
Where to find WLIW21 and WORLD
SPECTER (NY) 21, 1222; (MONT VERNON) 12, 1222; (NJ) 3.1222; COMCAST (LONG HILL) 17,793; (UNION, MEADOWLANDS) 21, 793; (JERSEY CITY) 53,793; CARMEL, HILLS OF HERITAGE) 99
VERIZON FIOS 21, 521
PARabolic NETWORK 21
WLIW.org/schedule displays the WLIW21 broadcast schedule.
WLIW.org shares many unreleased shows and series for video viewing, as well as articles.
WLIW.org/Anywhere will connect you to free ways to stream videos to your mobile devices and OTT platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire.
BY AIR Channel 21-3
COMCAST (LONG HILL) 135; (CARMEL, HILLS OF HERITAGE) 244; (JERSEY CITY, MEADOWLANDS, UNION) 267
VERIZON FIOS 473
Worldchannel.org/schedule displays the WLIW21 World broadcast schedule.
Worldchannel.org broadcasts selected videos.