Messages from the President

03/18/2013 - 11:53am

March is Women's History Month, and WXXI's investment in bringing the stories and experiences of women can be seen across all of our services. Many of you watched "Makers: Women Who Make America" (featuring Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, and the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company) or attended the free screening of the program at the Little Theatre.

03/01/2013 - 3:42pm
You may be surprised to know that seventh on TripAdvisor.com's list of places to go in Rochester is Mount Hope Cemetery. Longtime members of the Rochester community are well aware of Mount Hope's history, while those new to Rochester may only know that Susan B.
02/24/2013 - 4:09pm

This Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., WXXI-TV will premiere Makers: Women Who Make America, a film that tells how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Makers is built from the accounts of women who experienced this time of change through one of the most sweeping social rev

02/11/2013 - 10:53am

My sincere thanks go to public radio listeners who took the step to become public radio members last week! Whether it is the trusted news that AM 1370 provides, the soaring sounds from Rochester's only classical station on Classical 91.5, or the local and thoughtfully different music on WRUR and WITH — you affirmed the value that the WXXI family of radio services provides this community.

01/23/2013 - 3:33pm

Have you ever considered including WXXI in your estate plans? You would join a growing group of dedicated members who appreciate the value that WXXI brings to their lives and to the life of our community. As an Alice Wood Wynd Legacy Society member, you can help ensure that classical music, trusted news, and compelling television will be here for future generations.

01/07/2013 - 10:03am

January is an exciting time for WXXI, as it marks the eleventh year of Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series.

12/10/2012 - 12:12pm

For fans of Downton Abbey, this is truly a wonderful time, and WXXI is the place where it all comes together!

11/21/2012 - 10:57pm

On Friday, November 16th I had the opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Diane Rehm before a sold-out audience at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Diane was not only engaging and entertaining -- but forthright when audience questions turned to the importance of NPR in the current media landscape. "It's more important now than ever," replied Diane.

11/01/2012 - 11:51am

Although Rochester and the Finger Lakes region was spared the worst of Superstorm Sandy, WXXI was there to bring you the news and official information needed to help keep you and your family safe.

10/22/2012 - 8:48am

I thought I'd share with you a "Speaking Out" piece I wrote for the Democrat & Chronicle about the importance of public broadcasting and why government support is money well spent. It ran in this morning's editorial page: