A tribute broadcast of Norm & Company "Ted Curtis"

A tribute broadcast of Norm & Company "Ted Curtis"

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Edward "Ted" Curtis

Edward “Ted” Curtis, founder of Corn Hill Navigation, the non-profit company that operates Sam Patch and Mary Jemison, passed away on April 5, 2017. WXXI remembers him with a special rebroadcast of the 2012 Norm & Company interview with Mr. Curtis on Thursday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. WXXI President and host of the series Norm Silverstein will introduce the episode. 

In this 2012 episode of Norm & Company, Mr. Curtis shared memories of growing up on East Avenue, working as a spy for the CIA, how his grandmother saved Cobs Hill Park with help from her friend George Eastman, and how he started Corn Hill Navigation. Mr. Curtis chaired WXXI’s Board of Trustees in 1970, and had a long history of public service, including serving as interim City Manager. He was instrumental in developing Rochester’s waterways, and in 2011 the City of Rochester named the point of land where the Genesee River and the Erie Canal meet – Curtis Point.

Mr. Curtis was the very first guest on Norm & Company, WXXI’s monthly TV series where host Norm Silversteing speaks with long-time Rochesterians as they recount fascinating stories about their lives in the community. 

Please note: Second Opinion has been preempted so that we can bring you this special presentation. WXXI's national health care series will be back on - at its usual spot - Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. next week.

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