Pratt Institute Celebrated in WNET’s “Treasures of New York” Program

Pratt Institute Celebrated in WNET’s “Treasures of New York” Program

We at EHS are very excited to help share the news that our pals at the Pratt Institute are going to be recognized worldwide as an influential institution of art and design that has impacted the lives of millions via WNET’s Treasures of New York program.

Treasures of New York goes inside Pratt to discover its vibrant Brooklyn history through the eyes of the two men who “built” it; industrialist Charles Pratt, who founded the school in 1887, and Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, who has been articulating Pratt’s vision since he became the school’s President in 1993. One of the defining moments in the film shows how Schutte spearheaded the revitalization of Pratt’s nearby neighborhoods, particularly on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.
Hosted by former Pratt student and celebrated writer Pete Hamill, Treasures of New York: Pratt Institute premiered Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. (ET) on WLIW21 and Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on THIRTEEN.Watch a preview at thirteen.org/treasures-of-ny. After broadcast, the program will be available to national audiences at the series website which also offers past episodes and conversations with visionaries behind New York’s greatest institutions.

We can’t wait to tune in! Congrats to all at Pratt on behalf of EHS.

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