From the President

 

WXXI celebrates spring with a host of special events in April

We recently had the pleasure of hosting in Rochester PBS Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum for a visit in anticipation of their three-part series Nature: America Spring LIVE, which premieres at the end of this month. They joined Evan Dawson on Connection (which you can listen to by clicking here) s, attended a reception at The Strong Museum of Play, and hosted a special screening and discussion at the Little Theatre. Grants from the National Science Foundation and Ann Ray Foundation, as well as local support from our friends at Cobblestone Capital Advisors, made these March events possible and will continue this month with a Family Fishing event at Powder Mills Park on April 13, WXXI Kids’ Nature Fest at Seneca Park on April 27, and a digital Nature Challenge. To learn more about these events and other activities and how you can take part, please visit WXXI.org/citizenscience.

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Our transmitter is running at full power

If you were among those affected by the technical problems we experienced last month with our television transmitter, thank you for your patience. Our engineers worked literally around-the-clock to resolve the problems, with additional teams coming from as far away as Kansas City. We take access to our programming seriously and regret the disruptions to over-the-air viewers. 

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A New Documentary About Fred Rogers is a Must-See

My wife and I went to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the wonderful documentary film about Fred Rogers, at the Little Theatre recently. There were more than a few tears shed that night by people who grew up with “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” or who watched the show with their children and grandchildren.

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Brewed in New York, a new series chronicling the craft beer revolution

If you have a thirst for adventure this summer, we may have just the thing for you! I’m pleased to announce that WXXI is presenting a new series that spotlights the craft beer revolution happening in our town and across New York State. Brewed in New York premieres Thursday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, as well as on public broadcasting stations across New York State.

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The Little Theatre's theater 1 undergoes restorations

June marks the one year anniversary of the unveiling of the Little Theatre’s newly renovated Marquee. On June 12, 2017 the Marquee reclaimed its place as a beacon in the East End Cultural District, and we were joined by neighbors, friends, and supporters to celebrate the relighting with a great street party.

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