From the President

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WXXI, the Little Theatre and CITY News are anti-racist organizations

WXXI, the Little Theatre, and CITY News are dedicated to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are doing the hard work of looking inside and outside of our organizations to make sure that we are living up to our DEI promise. As part of this work, we have put in place a DEI Council made up of staff, board members and volunteers. It is the Council's job to oversee the development of our organizations as community leaders on issues of racial equity. Council “Change Teams” ensure a DEI focus in the areas of Capacity, Content, Engagement and Structural Inequality.

We are commited to diversity and inclusivity that reflects our antiracist objectives in our staff and leadership, content development, and community engagement. And, we strive to affirm and amplify diverse voices and stories. 

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More Recent Messages

Remembering a few accomplishments from 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, I’d like to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. In addition to compelling programming from NPR, PBS and the Little Theatre, we are proud of the work we do to engage with our community. I’m pleased to share a few highlights from the year.

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WXXI and PBS stations across New York dedicate a week of programming and reporting to the opioids crisis

You may remember the Opioid Crisis: The Ripple Effect reporting series that our news team produced last April in partnership with several major media stations, one in Portland, Oregon, the other in Cleveland, Ohio.

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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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