From the President

 

Have you heard about WXXI Passport?

It's a new member benefit that offers extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming.

If you are a WXXI member at the $60 level or above, you can enjoy WXXI Passport, which will give you access to current and archival programs from PBS and WXXI. Passport allows you to watch some of our most popular programming on your computer, your tablet or even on your smartphone. It gives you special access to Downton Abbey, other dramas from Masterpiece, plus favorites such as Vicious, Makers, and The Great British Baking Show.

If you recently contributed at the $60 level or more, you should have received an email giving details about Passport and a personalized passcode to access this service. If you missed the notice, or if you’d like to increase your membership gift to access this benefit, please feel free to call our Membership Department at 585-258-0200. They’ll be happy to assist!

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More Recent Messages

Another View of the Federal Funding Debate

While the media and special interest groups tend to portray the current debate over federal funding for public broadcasting as a “partisan issue,” a few days in Washington, meeting with our elected officials, again proved that there's support for public media on both sides of the aisle. 

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Education Takes the Stage was a great success.

Last Thursday WXXI and the RPO hosted its Education Takes the Stage luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Nearly 700 people came out to support the education programs of both organizations.

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Please join us for our Education Takes the Stage Luncheon

The education services of WXXI and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra take the spotlight as we jointly present this week’s Education Takes the Stage Luncheon. On Thursday, March 31, 2011 at noon, WXXI and the RPO will host a special luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center to introduce the RPO's Music Director-Designate Arild Remmereit.

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A Q&A on NPR and Federal Funding

WXXI's Jon Haliniak sat down with President Norm Silverstein to talk about the impact of HR 1076, a bill that would prevent federal funds from going to NPR and would prevent stations from using federal dollars to acquire NPR or other radio programming.  Here's an excerpt from their discussion:

 

Q: What does HR 1076 do?

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