Barry R. Shapiro, Co-chair of the Corporate Law practice in the Firm’s Garden City office , was recognized by WNET THIRTEEN as one of their “Pioneers of Thirteen”. The online tribute honors those who helped establish THIRTEEN, over the past 50 years, as one of America’s most respected and innovative public media providers. Mr. Shapiro had previously served as WLIW’s Chairman and facilitated the merging of public television stations WLIW and WNET. He remains a member of the Board of Trustees of THIRTEEN and previously served as a Vice Chair.
THIRTEEN is a unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire. As the flagship public television station of the New York City tri-state area and the most-watched public television channel in the nation, THIRTEEN reaches millions of people with programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the affairs of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites young people to have fun while learning.