The 41st Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards honoring women of vision and achievement, which aired live virtually in December, will broadcast on CUNY TV on March 28 and 29. This year’s theme is “Art & Advocacy,” as NYWIFT recognizes the role of the creative community in advancing positive social change. CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles emcees the program, which includes video tributes and remarks from honorees Awkwafina, Actor, The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Made in NY Award, Rachel Brosnahan, Actor and Producer, Rashida Jones, Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Journalists; Alana Mayo, President of Orion Pictures; Gina Prince-Bythewood, Director, Writer, Producer, The Nancy Malone Directing Award; and Ali Stroker, Actor, The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award.
“We are so pleased to continue our educational partnership with CUNY TV to bring our media and entertainment industry signature event NYWIFT Muse Awards to the greater New York City community. We are grateful to CUNY Vice Chancellor for Communications & Marketing Maite Junco and Interim Executive Director Gail Yancosek for their continued advancement and support of women media makers. This year’s program is especially meaningful, as we recognize the importance of women’s creative power in the face of the adversity we have all faced this last year. The Muse Awards provide the perfect dose of inspiration for future women creators as we close out Women’s History Month 2021,” said NYWIFT Board President Jamie Zelermyer.
The NYWIFT Muse Awards will broadcast on CUNY TV Sunday, March 28 at 8 PM EST, and then again on Monday, March 29 at 7 AM and 1 PM EST.
CUNY TV is available over-the-air on channel 25.3. The broadcast signal can be received within a 35-mile radius from Times Square, including areas of Long Island, Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut. Cable subscribers in the five boroughs of New York City receive CUNY TV on Ch. 75 (Spectrum and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).
The program is also available to watch for free at www.nywift.org/muse.