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The Mission of CUNY TV

CUNY TV, Channel 75, is the cable television station of The City University of New York. The station's mission is to extend educational activities within the City University beyond our 18 campuses to all New Yorkers. NYC cable audiences are provided with a full array of television programs that reflect the broad educational curriculum of the University; the diverse cultures of its student body; and, the intellectual and social concerns of faculty and students, viewed through political and academic discussion intrinsic to our city, state and nation.

More than 2 million households throughout the five boroughs have access to CUNY TV. Much of our original programming is developed in partnership with the City University campuses and with New York City's cultural, civic and business communities, including The New York Public Library, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Consumer Affairs, American Theatre Wing, Newsday, NY1, the City Club, the Association for a Better New York, Crain's New York Business, the Chase Manhattan Bank, DuPont, City Opera, Lincoln Center, the United Nations University, and the Dreyfus Foundation.

A wide-range of our programs - on dance, drama, music, literature, the fine arts and sciences - are produced nationally, internationally and in the studios of CUNY TV. Foreign language programs are telecast in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian and Arabic among other languages, and include programs produced in cooperation with the Italian Consulate, French TV-5, the Cervantes Institute and the Israeli and French Embassies. Independent video include constituencies not regularly represented in the mainstream media. Student and faculty-produced works and public affairs programs extend inquiry and scrutiny of current local, domestic and international issues.

CUNY TV's unique programming philosophy is founded on its commitment to lifelong learning and to serving underserved audiences; to providing quality educational experiences, enhanced via television; and, to presenting intellectually provocative and entertaining non-commercial programming.

CUNY TV is a major contributor to the enrichment of the intellectual and cultural life of the city and its diverse communities.