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NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Long Island Business Report, the weekly half-hour program hosted by Emmy-award winning journalist Jim Paymar, returns with new interviews investigating business trends and developments on Long Island including the fast emerging film production industry, the growth of agribusiness on land and sea and the burgeoning wine industry that's gaining international acclaim.
The program will conduct a series of reports on the economic crisis confronting Long Island in the face of exploding pension obligations in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as the towns, cities and villages.
Long Island Business Report explores how the pension crisis impacts schools, government and workers across the Island and hear from the experts on how to resolve the crisis.
Long Island Business Report's new weekly episodes premiere Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. on WLIW21. The half-hour programs will also air on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and will be available to viewers online at www.wliw.org/libr after the broadcast.
Taped at the Madison Theater at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island Business Report provides an in-depth look at how business, government and academia working together can make Long Island a more dynamic place to live and work.
Below are brief overviews of each new episode.
Episode 201: Long Island's Film Industry
Wednesday, October 2, 7-7:30 p.m.
Episode 202: Agriculture on Long Island
Wednesday, October 9, 7-7:30 p.m.
Episode 203: Long Island Wine
Wednesday, October 16, 7-7:30 p.m.
Episode 204: The Pension Debate: An Overview for Long Island
Wednesday, October 23, 7-7:30 p.m.
Episode 205: The Pension Debate: Obligations, Shortcomings and Reform
Wednesday, October 30, 7-7:30 p.m.
Episode 206: The Pension Debate: Public Pensions and Long Island's Schools
Wednesday, November 6, 7-7:30 p.m.
Long Island Business Report is a production of Paymar Communications Group and WLIW21 in association with WNET.
WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations and operator of NJTV. For 50 years, WNET has been producing and broadcasting national and local documentaries and other programs for the New York community.
WLIW21 and Long Island Business Report can be seen across all of Long Island, New York City and Westchester County and also in southern Connecticut eastern New Jersey.
Long Island Business Report Executive Producer and anchor is Jim Paymar. Producer is Ally Gimbel. Associate Producer is Liz Muentes. Executive-In-Charge of Production is John Servidio.
In 2013, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York's flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS Weekend NewsHour, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.
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