From the President

 

WXXI presents an encore of Ken Burns' "The National Parks"

WXXI celebrates the 100th anniversary of our national parks with an encore broadcast of The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, airing Monday, April 25 through Saturday, April 30 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, the series tells the history of the National Park idea, chronicling its birth in the mid-1800s and tracing its evolution for nearly 150 years. It covers some of nature’s most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, and the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska. 

I hope you have a chance to tune in all week to meet the people who fought to preserve our country’s wildest places.

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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.

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?

Making the Most of March

The month of March marks a busy time in WXXI’s schedule. Aside from a pivotal television membership drive that is underway, we have countless other community-based programming and events scheduled.

Vivian Schiller and NPR

By now you’ve probably heard that Vivian Schiller has stepped down as president of NPR. Her resignation follows an embarrassing incident where two NPR fundraising executives met with a filmmaker pretending to represent a Muslim organization considering a gift to NPR.