Messages from the President

09/25/2017 - 4:07pm

According to state and local health departments, the number of deaths related to opioid and heroin use is on the rise in Monroe County. To shed light on what law enforcement and health care providers are calling an “epidemic”, WXXI-TV and its national healthcare series Second Opinion will devote an evening of special programming on the issue on Thursday, October 26th.

09/06/2017 - 2:44pm

This week, the House of Representatives will debate a spending package for next year. The bill currently includes public media funding but it’s important that we continue to engage our lawmakers to push this vital funding past the finish line.

08/28/2017 - 9:43am

School is back in session! Homework Hotline, our live, statewide education program, kicks off Monday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m. and airs Monday through Thursday throughout the school year. Designed for kids in grades 4-12, Homework Hotline is hosted by teachers from the Rochester City School District who are experts in subjects across the NYS curriculum.

08/07/2017 - 4:12pm

The sweeping and powerful documentary, The Vietnam War, which is being referred to as Ken Burns’ most ambitious film, premieres next month on WXXI-TV. In anticipation of the series, WXXI has partnered with local organizations to host outreach events to engage our community in a conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War.

07/21/2017 - 4:30pm

It’s just the beginning of the budget process, but we have some good news to share about federal funding for public media. The key House Subcommittee with jurisdiction over our budget recommended level funding of $445 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) in the FY 2018 Appropriations Bill.

07/13/2017 - 12:47pm

Have you heard that we're bringing public television grilling guru Steven Raichlen to Rochester in August?

06/14/2017 - 4:31pm

Are you ready for Gibb Street to turn into "Jazz Street" for nine days? It's a great time of year – one of our favorite musical festivals. Last year WXXI-TV taped nine Jazz Fest performances at The Rochester Club, and you can watch those performances throughout the month – Saturdays at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Click here for the schedule.

06/06/2017 - 5:21pm

The newly renovated Little Theatre marquee reclaims its place as one of Rochester’s visual landmarks on Monday, June 12, and we'll be celebrating that evening with a Marquee Relighting Block Party. We hope you can join us for this street celebration, beginning at 6:30 p.m. just outside The Little (240 East Ave.). The relighting presentation begins at 8:30 p.m. 

05/30/2017 - 2:31pm

On June 3, the City of Rochester and Monroe County will declare “Be My Neighbor Day” as WXXI, along with our partners from the Monroe County Library System and Rochester City School District, host a fun-filled “Be My Neighbor Day” celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Library.

03/29/2017 - 9:54am

With recently released Trump Administration Budget proposal that calls for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, many have asked me if the future of federal funding for public broadcasting is being called into question. The answer may very well be “yes” and that’s why having a strong, diverse base of grassroots advocates is essential.