TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and WNET, in partnership with PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), present TED’s first-ever original television special featuring content created and curated exclusively for the show.
TED Talks Education airs on Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on WLRN TV. The “TED Talks Education” one-hour program features a mix of teachers and education advocates delivering short, high-impact talks on the theme of teaching and learning. The special was taped before a live audience on April 4, 2013 in the BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater of New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music. “TED Talks Education” is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a nationwide public media initiative made possible by CPB to help communities identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.
“Re-imagining education is the key to a more hopeful future,” said “TED Talks Education” curator Chris Anderson. “What better time to gather some of the country’s most respected and forward-thinking education advocates, and make this topic the theme of TED’s first-ever original television broadcast special.”