A Whirlwind of Activity
By Norm Silverstein ~ Posted Fri, 09/21/2012 - 12:29pm
What do debates, Wynton Marsalis, Garth Fagan and Diane Rhem have in common? They are all going to be on WXXI in the near future!
Representative Louise Slaughter and County Executive Maggie Brooks have agreed to participate in a Voice of the Voter Congressional Debate at WXXI on October 19. Voice of the Voter is our long-term collaboration with the Democrat and Chronicle, 13 WHAM, and WDKX.
The following day (October 20), we will host a Day of Debates for a number of open or contested Assembly and State Senate seats. This event is designed to increase citizen awareness of election issues, and to help citizens become more engaged in the electoral process.
In arts and cultural news – get ready to go behind the scenes with WXXI about a unique collaboration between Wynton Marsalis and Garth Fagan. These are two of the most influential artists in their unique genres. The pair joined forces twenty years ago for Griot New York… now they’re doing it again with their new collaboration: Lighthouse - Lightning Rod. WXXI has been granted exclusive coverage of the lead up, so stay tuned for special reports and interviews on AM 1370, and Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV/HD.
Finally, we are preparing for the WXXI luncheon with Diane Rehm at the Convention Center on November 16. Ticket information will be coming out soon — but the excitement in the community is already building!