Messages from the President

06/28/2011 - 1:58pm

Over the last couple weeks WXXI has shot six performances at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, completed production on the eighth season of Second Opinion, presented concerts as part of the Hochstein at High Falls series, provided educational outreach information at the Maplewood Rose Festival -- and won three New York State Broadcasters Association Awards, three Associated Press Awards and two Communicator Awards.

06/20/2011 - 11:36am

When it comes to this community's health, you will not find a more committed and engaged media partner than WXXI. In fact, this week we will be airing a special Second Opinion episode tackling the controversy of when—and how often—women should be having mammograms.

06/07/2011 - 4:17pm

As we move into June you may be making plans to take in the sounds of this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. If you do, there's a good chance you will see WXXI's production crew there.

06/06/2011 - 9:15am

This past Friday marked Jim Lehrer's final turn as a regularly scheduled anchor on PBS after 36 years in the job. Though he has steped down officially, he will still continue to moderate the show's news analysis panel with columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks. But for many it was the trusted presence he brought to the seat of one of the most respected news programs on television.

05/26/2011 - 4:03pm

As many in our community begin attending graduation ceremonies at the Eastman Theatre – or are preparing to attend upcoming Jazz Festival concerts there – I invite you to join us for an encore television production showcasing the recently completed Eastman Theatre and the Wolk Atrium.

05/24/2011 - 8:49am

You must be aware of the the upcoming 26th Congressional District election. You've probably seen the loud, polarizing political ads from all sides, and heard the candidates shouting at each other across the radio dial. But you haven't seen -- or heard -- that quarreling on WXXI.

05/17/2011 - 4:23pm

Things certainly have been busy around WXXI this month. The recent rash of rain on the area has not put a damper on the news and activities surrounding your public broadcasting station:

05/09/2011 - 9:50am

As the world focused on the news of Osama bin Laden's death after U.S. Navy Seals swept into his fortified compound in Pakistan, many listeners quickly turned to WXXI for NPR's analysis. But the news of bin Laden's death was just the headline – discovering what actually happened and the impact it has on the U.S. and the world, was the true story.

05/02/2011 - 5:12pm

One of the many benefits of membership to WXXI is the events and productions we present on an on-going basis. Aside from exceptional television and radio programming, comes the opportunity to extend your experience with those programs even further.

04/15/2011 - 3:35pm

With all the swirling information – and misinformation – surrounding government funding and public broadcasting, I am often asked, “How is WXXI doing?” As the question is mostly delivered compassionately, I am quick to respond that there are positive things happening.