From the President

 

Independence Day Celebrations

I hope you and your family enjoy the “4th of July” celebrations here in Rochester, or wherever you may be over the long weekend. WXXI-TV will celebrate with its annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, which is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (and repeated at 9:30 p.m.). This year marks the 35th anniversary of the broadcast and it promises to be an all-star musical extravaganza that puts you front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

In addition to being a traditional broadcast honoring the country, A Capitol Fourth is also part of WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative that is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive website (WXXI.org/veterans), Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with important resources. I encourage you to visit the website to learn more about the initiative, and to join us at the Little Theatre on August 10 for a special screening of Service: When Women Come Marching Home, which highlights the special challenges facing disabled female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

»

More Recent Messages

Native American History Month

This past weekend, WXXI hosted a Community Cinema screening of “We Still Live Here,” an Independent Lens film that told the remarkable story of the recent cultural and linguistic revival of the Wampanoag tribe of Southeastern Massachusetts.

»

WXXI's Election Coverage Provided In-Depth Analysis on the Races

During the recent election season, WXXI's Center for Public Affairs had all the angles covered. With the final push by the candidates becoming top stories through out the region, only WXXI News provided the in-depth coverage and analysis that helped put some perspective on both the races and the individuals themselves.

»

Live Musical Performances at WXXI

For those of you who aren't aware of it, WXXI's commitment to the arts extends beyond Classical 91.5 and PBS favorites like Live from Lincoln Center and Great Performances. Our efforts in local arts and culture can be experienced throughout the community.

»

WXXI News is More Vital Every Day

There was a news story that escaped many people's attention recently. Need to Know Rochester focused a special presentation on the plight of African-American male students in the Rochester City School District.

»