Be part of Second Opinion's studio audience

Be part of Second Opinion's studio audience

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:30am - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 4:00pm

Second Opinion, Season 14 with a studio audience

Credit: Nic Minetor

Have you ever wanted to see how a national TV show is made?

Here's your chance!  Join us as an audience member for a taping of WXXI's Emmy-nominated, national health care series Second Opinion at WXXI May 14 through May 18. Hosted by Dr. Peter Salgo, Second Opinion leads a panel of medical specialists and patients through the twists and turns of real-life medical mysteries.

We'll be shooting Season 16 daily, from Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, May 18, with two sessions each day - 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. arrival) and 2 p.m. (1:30 p.m. arrival). The tapings are free to attend, but you must register for a ticket to reserve your seat. Note: Use the drop-down menu on the right side of the ticket page to select different dates and times.

What you need to know:

  • For the 10am taping, you must arrive at the studio at 9:30 a.m. For the 2 p.m. taping, you must be here at 1:30 p.m.
  • Each taping will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Free parking is available across from the station
  • The audience is part of the set, so you will be on camera.
  • Since you will be on camera, you should wear:

• No prints or patterns. We encourage you to wear solid colors.

• No t-shirts or sweatshirts with logos or big graphics on them.

• No hats, sunglasses, flip-flops, tank tops, cut-offs, shorts, t-shirts, or baggy clothing will be allowed.

• Layers – the studio can be cold, so consider wearing layers, such as a blazer or cardigan.

More about Second Opinion:
Produced by WXXI, in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175 Productions, Second Opinion focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining, and accessible way. A patient story provides the backbone of each episode as host Dr. Peter Salgo leads a panel of medical experts through the twists and turns of one patient's real-life medical mystery. The physicians then share the most accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy health information and treatment options. To learn more about the series, visit

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from: