Messages from the President

03/21/2011 - 4:04pm

WXXI's Jon Haliniak sat down with President Norm Silverstein to talk about the impact of HR 1076, a bill that would prevent federal funds from going to NPR and would prevent stations from using federal dollars to acquire NPR or other radio programming.  Here's an excerpt from their discussion:


Q: What does HR 1076 do?

03/14/2011 - 5:36pm

The month of March marks a busy time in WXXI’s schedule. Aside from a pivotal television membership drive that is underway, we have countless other community-based programming and events scheduled.

03/09/2011 - 6:41pm

By now you’ve probably heard that Vivian Schiller has stepped down as president of NPR. Her resignation follows an embarrassing incident where two NPR fundraising executives met with a filmmaker pretending to represent a Muslim organization considering a gift to NPR. 

03/04/2011 - 5:44pm

Though the federal funding debate continues in the Senate, the regular efforts at WXXI also move forward.

02/22/2011 - 2:11pm

This letter appeared in the Speaking Out section the Sunday, February 20 edition of the Democrat and Chronicle:

02/10/2011 - 9:52am

Congress will soon be taking a critical vote to reduce or even eliminate all federal support for local public television and radio stations.

01/24/2011 - 12:26pm

It’s sometimes surprising how many people overlook the fact that education is at the core of WXXI’s mission: “WXXI is the essential, life-long educational public media resource for the Greater Rochester area.” Many individuals are aware of our PBS Kids schedule, our own education productions, Homework Hotline and Assignment: The World, as well as our engaging PBS series like <

01/04/2011 - 4:09pm

As we begin 2011, let me first welcome any new members who joined WXXI during our December Membership Campaign. We hope you enjoy the engaging programming that you now help make possible.

12/22/2010 - 4:52pm


As 2010 draws to a close, I hope you’ll think about the positive difference that WXXI has made in your life, and consider a year-end gift to help keep your local public media service strong and independent.

12/20/2010 - 11:11am

For those of you who recently made a membership pledge during our on-air television campaign, thank you! Your gift to the station helps make the programs and services that you depend on every day possible.