From the President
If you're one of many Downton Abbey viewers who long for a new vice (until season 7 premieres in January 2016) WXXI may have just the thing for you this weekend. Masterpiece premieres two of its popular series this Sunday evening on WXXI-TV! At 8:00, Call the Midwife kicks off season four as the community prepares to enter a new decade — the 1960s. Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Check out the preview for season four here.
Then at 9:00 stick around as the death knell sounds in the Selfridge household, but so do wedding bells, in the season three premiere of Mr. Selfridge. Jeremy Piven stars as London's retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge,and follows the fascinating rise and fall of this colorful but troubled entrepreneur. Zoë Wanamaker (My Family, Harry Potter films, Poirot) joins the series cast to play trouble-making Russian Princess, Marie de Bolotoff. If you have missed any episodes of Season 2 of Mr. Selfridge, you can catch up online at the PBS.org video page.
As winter doesn't seem to want to let go of us, there's no better plan than curling up with an evening of Masterpiece premieres this Sunday!
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I recently spoke to the Rochester Rotary Club about what’s happening “behind the scenes” at WXXI – and what the future holds. I thought you might be interested in some of the highlights:
If you can believe all the hype about Apple’s new tablet computer, the “iPad,” it’s yet another product ready to “change the world.” Of course, it’s hard to write off Apple. They do come up with world-changing ideas. Whether we have an iPhone or another “smart phone,” we’re all connected in ways that would have been hard to imagine a few short years ago (after all, the iPhone has only been around for three years)!
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.
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.