Messages from the President

05/19/2015 - 9:11am

In April WXXI launched Veterans Connections, an initiative designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness. As part of the initiative WXXI is pleased to present several television and radio programs that spotlight the men and women who serve our county.

05/04/2015 - 9:51am

On Thursday, April 30th we hosted our annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at WXXI. More than 100 volunteers joined us in Studio A for an evening of good food and great company. We honored several special volunteers including Richard Vuillequez, who received the “Charles M.

04/16/2015 - 2:27pm

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

03/25/2015 - 3:15pm

If you're one of many Downton Abbey viewers who long for a new vice (until season 7 premieres in January 2016) WXXI may have just the thing for you this weekend. Masterpiece premieres two of its popular series this Sunday evening on WXXI-TV!

03/09/2015 - 9:56am

The filmmaker who brought us The Roosevelets, The Civil War, and The National Parks tackles the history of cancer in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Ken Burns' three-part, six-hour documentary, produced by Barak Goodman, tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of m

03/03/2015 - 10:00am

Our partners at the Golisano Foundation are once again challenging the Rochester community to spread the word to “End the R-Word”.

02/13/2015 - 1:49pm

I wanted to share some exciting programming news with you. At the recent Television Critics Press Tour, PBS President Paula Kerger announced that PBS will partner with the BBC and BBC World News in a co-production agreement that will bring 20 hours of new programming to PBS this year.

01/26/2015 - 10:49am

One of the long-standing hallmarks of WXXI has been its commitment to arts and culture. From the only all-classical radio station in Rochester to an ongoing national series on the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival to recent documentaries on the Eastman Theatre, Albert Paley, and New Horizons — WXXI is the recognized home for local arts.

01/19/2015 - 10:33am

This week we kick off Dialogue on Disability, one of our annual initiatives of which I am most proud. For more than a decade we have partnered with Al Sigl Community of Agencies to provide special programs that spotlight "the abilities of people with disabilities”.  The initiative was designed to encourage dialogue about the vital role inclusion plays in our community.

01/05/2015 - 6:07pm

Happy New Year and welcome to a year full of exciting productions and events from WXXI! Along with a new year, we have a number of new programs kicking off this January. You have probably already watched the season premiere of Downton Abbey's 5th Season. The series airs Sundays at 9:00 pm but if you miss any episodes, you can catch up here at PBS.org!