From the President

 

Celebrating 50 Years of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

February marks the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. On February 19, 1968 the show premiered on WXXI-TV and on PBS stations across the country. The series changed the landscape of children’s educational television forever as Fred Rogers brought his warm and heartfelt messages to millions of young viewers. The lessons and stories he shared have proven to be timeless – as meaningful and valuable in today’s world as they were in the past.

To start the anniversary celebration WXXI will present a week of back-to-back episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood beginning February 26th. We’ll air special episodes of Daniel Tiger at 9:30 a.m., followed by the episodes of Mister Rogers that inspired them. We invite you to join our celebration by sharing your memories of Fred Rogers on WXXI’s Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #WXXIandMisterRogers.

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More Recent Messages

Earning your trust

You will often hear us say during membership campaigns that “we work to earn your trust every day.” It’s a phrase that we do not take lightly. Though we receive your endorsement through your membership gift, we look to validate that support throughout the year. From in-depth news stories to inspiring arts programs to extending our community reach, you can always rely on WXXI to make a positive difference every day.  Some of our latest activities at the station certainly demonstrate that.

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WXXI invites Governor Paterson to its studios on January 26

Dear Friend,

With the Legislature back in session debating the recently released New York State budget, WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs has been working to bring you the news, analysis and behind-the-scenes details that you’ve come to expect from WXXI.  With reports from Karen DeWitt at our Albany News Bureau, interviews with key legislators by Bob Smith on 1370 Connection, and comprehensive reports from WXXI’s own local news team, you’d be hard pressed to find as extensive and compelling coverage on the topic from any other media source in the region.

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Resolve to "Go Public" with WXXI in 2010

Dear Friend,

The New Year is a time when many of us make “resolutions.”  If you are looking for ways to start the year off right, let me suggest that you resolve to “Go Public” with WXXI.  Throughout the year, public media will provide you with programming that makes a difference in your life. In fact, we have hit the ground running with events and programming for the new decade!

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Saying Goodbye to 2009

As I look back on 2009, I am grateful for another productive and eventful year, where WXXI continued to make a positive difference in so many lives in the Greater Rochester area. 

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