Public Broadcasting for North Texas KERA 13 and KERA 90.1 are the public radio and television stations for North Texas, touching the lives of nearly
2.5 million people every week via television, radio and the Internet. KERA 13 consistently ranks as one of the most-watched public television stations in the country.
As a not-for-profit organization, we're not limited by commercial mandates. Serving our local communities with thought-provoking, award-winning television and radio programs that offer insights and serve as an outlet for a diversity of voices is our top priority. We produce over 1,000 hours of original local radio programming each year, and high-definition television content including weekly programs that focus on issues important to our region and our state.
Community Relations and Outreach
One of the key parts of our mission is to touch the lives of people throughout the communities we serve. At KERA, we realize that a big part of our work happens off the air. This includes extensive work with schools and teaching organizations throughout North Texas, through master teacher training, telecourses and Web content.
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Employment at KERA
Community Advisory Board
We work with targeted communities and groups to provide our viewers and listeners resources and information often related to the programming we air. KERA also acts as a media partner with community leaders and a diverse group of institutions and organizations to address pertinent issues.
The mission of KERA is to serve the citizens of North Texas by excelling in production, presentation and distribution of public television and radio programming, and other multimedia resources and activities that educate, inspire, enrich, inform and entertain.
KERA was founded by local leaders in 1957 based on core public service and education principles much like those subsequently reflected in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 that founded a national public broadcasting service:
Public broadcasting is fundamentally a local institution, rooted in the social, educational and cultural fabric of hundreds of communities across the country.
The programs and services of public broadcasting must be available to all Americans, regardless of their location or ability to pay.
Lifelong education is the founding goal of public broadcasting and must be preserved.
The noncommercial character of public broadcasting, as well as its editorial integrity and independence, are critical to its public service mission.
Shows: A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Car Talk (NPR), Fresh Air (NPR), Humankind, Latino USA, Marketplace, NPR's Morning Edition, On the Media, People's Pharmacy, Selected Shorts, The Diane Rehm Show, The Thistle & Shamrock, This American Life, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, Weekend All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, Weekend Edition Sunday, From Our Own Correspondent (R4 Edition), Global Business, One Planet, The Strand, A Way With Words, Assignment, BBC Business Daily, BBC World Business News, BBC World News, Business Weekly, Charlie Gillett's World of Music, Heart and Soul, Politics UK, Science in Action, The Instant Guide, The Interview, The World Today, To the Best of our Knowledge, World Briefing, World Update, BBC Newshour, Marketplace Morning Report, The World, Splendid Table, The Story, Tell Me More, To The Point, Travel with Rick Steves, Studio 360, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, 90.1 at Night, Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, Think
Hosts: Michele Norris, Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi, David Freudberg, Kai Ryssdal, Steve Chiotakis, Jeremy Hobson, Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Dorothy Hickson, Carlos Rosado, Richard Knox, Terry Graedon, Joe Graedon, Isaiah Sheffer, Diane Rehm, Ira Glass, Jessica Hopper, Alex Blumberg, Peter Sagal Sagal, Carl Kasell Kasell, Guy Raz, Scott Simon, Audie Cornish, Martha Barnette, Grant Barrett, Stefanie Levine, Jim Fleming, Steve Paulson, Anne Strainchamps, Dan Damon, Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, Jamie C Here, Lisa Mullins, Marco Werman, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Sally Swift, Dick Gordon, Katie Davis, Carol Jackson, Warren Olney, Rick Steves, Kurt Andersen, Jim Lehrer, Robert Macneil, Jeff Whittington, Mary Anne Alhadeff, Sylvia Komatsu, Millie Adan-garza