From the President

 

Veterans Connections Special Programming Continues

In April WXXI launched Veterans Connections, an initiative designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness. As part of the initiative WXXI is pleased to present several television and radio programs that spotlight the men and women who serve our county. This month we bring you Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story, airing Tuesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The program explains how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandos..

That will be followed by The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family, airing Friday, May 22 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The program presents a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families. Then at 10 p.m. we join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States in A Salute to our Troops: In Performance at the White House.

And of course, on the eve of Memorial Day, as our country pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, WXXI-TV presents its traditional broadcast, The National Memorial Day Concert, Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m.

To learn more about Veterans Connections and for a complete list of special programs and news stories, visit: WXXI.org/veterans.

»

More Recent Messages

A Busy Month of May for WXXI

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:

»

WXXI brings you the in-depth news you rely on

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.

»

Some Great Upcoming Events in May

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.

»

WXXI Moving Forward

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.

»