Monthly Archives: August, 2012


WCNY to present local documentary ‘The Game of Life, Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga’

Published - August 16, 2012

WCNY will present a new documentary about the origins of lacrosse called “The Game of Life, Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga” Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10:45 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.1. The documentary was filmed on location at the Onondaga Nation, which also produced it in cooperation with the office of Electronic Media Communications at Syracuse University. “The Game of Life, Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga” explores the cultural and spiritual significance of Lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. Lacrosse, known as the creator’s game by the Onondagas, has its origins deep within the customs and

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‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ debuts on WCNY, Sept. 3

Published - August 16, 2012

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a new, vibrant animated series for preschoolers, airs for the first time on Monday, Sept. 3, on WiCkNeY Kids, weekdays at 11 a.m. on WCNY channel 24.1. The show is based on the legacy of Fred Rogers and features the children of his original, beloved neighborhood of make-believe characters. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world. Viewers learn fun and practical skills necessary for growing and learning. “No one knew better than Fred Rogers how to connect with children,” said Bill Isler,

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WCNY chosen to take part in national literacy seminar in Washington, D.C.

Published - August 16, 2012

PBS has invited WCNY’s director of education and community engagement and WCNY’s director of fundraising to take part in the “Ready to Learn Seminar: Leveraging Literacy and Math Resources for Community Impact” in Washington, D.C., Sept. 13 and 14. The Ready to Learn initiative develops engaging PBS KIDS “Raising Readers” television programs, educational games, playful Web sites and easy-to-use learning resources for children, parents, caregivers and teachers. The primary goal is to help children between the ages of 2 to 8 start reading. “We are honored to be chosen attend the seminar,” said Debbie Stack, director of education and community

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WCNY presents ‘Bluegrass Ramble’ 40th anniversary special Labor Day

Published - August 16, 2012

WCNY will present a 40th anniversary “Bluegrass Ramble” special on Monday, Sept. 3, at 10 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.1 It highlights Bill Knowlton’s 40th anniversary Bluegrass Ramble Picnic, held Aug. 5 at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York. The one-hour program celebrates the Bluegrass music legacy of Central New York and features interviews and music from the picnic. The annual picnic started after WCNY launched Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble radio show in January 1973. Since then, Bill Knowlton has organized and emceed the event. This year’s program features The Easy Ramblers, winners of the Syracuse-area music award for best

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WCNY presents new ‘Vista’ program ‘Audible: Lessons from the High School Gridiron’ Labor Day

Published - August 16, 2012

With football-related fatalities and serious sports injuries becoming a real concern for Central New York parents, WCNY’s award-winning public affairs series, “Vista” investigates the safety of sports in a new program, “Audible: Lessons from the High School Gridiron,” airing Monday, Sept. 3, at 9 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.1. During the hour-long program, sports equipment industry experts, brain-injury researchers, local interscholastic sports officials, and athletes shed light on the state-of-mind of the game. “This is a critical time to present this important show,” said Jim Aroune, WCNY’s vice president for Television and Radio. “Students return to school in just a

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JetBlue Airways and WCNY reading program equip kids for back-to-school success

Published - August 16, 2012

JetBlue Airways and PBS KIDS are placing books in the hands of children who need them by inviting supporters to visit SoarwithReading.com and share a title of a favorite children’s book by Aug. 31. For every title shared on the website, JetBlue will donate an age-appropriate book to a deserving child through Barefoot Books. Soar with Reading is setting the stage for back-to-school reading success through book donations and free resources for families, including an interactive reading list, reading tips and expert advice for keeping kids engaged in literature all summer long. Book donations in the Syracuse area are being administered through

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