Monthly Archives: November, 2012


WCNY presents ‘Movie and a Cookie’ in Utica, Syracuse and Rome

Published - November 16, 2012

WCNY’s popular “Movie and a Cookie’’ event returns to the Mohawk Valley with a screening of “The Lorax” at 2 p.m. Nov. 18, at the historic Uptown Theatre, 2014 Genesee St., Utica; in Syracuse with a screening of “Follow that Bird” at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Red House Arts Center, 201 South West St.; and in Rome with a screening of “Madagascar” at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome. The family-friendly “Movie and a Cookie” features a favorite children’s movie, free cookies, a special visit from Clifford the Big Red

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WCNY appoints Peter S. Zalizniak director of business development and sales

Published - November 16, 2012

Peter S. Zalizniak, of Bridgeport, has been named WCNY’s director of business development and sales. Zalizniak has more than a dozen years of experience growing sales for corporations and technology companies. Prior to joining WCNY, Zalizniak was senior sales manager for EMS Technologies/Honeywell, where he secured more than $1 million in new business annually and grew existing accounts to record highs. He also held positions at Iridium Satellite and Stratos Mobile Networks in Bethesda, Md. At WCNY, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the sales team and work on strategic and tactical solutions to meet WNCY’s sales and underwriting

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WCNY to feature special Nova program about Hurricane Sandy Nov. 18

Published - November 16, 2012

WCNY will preempt its scheduled Sunday evening programming Nov. 18 to air a special “Nova” that takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy and explores what made it so much more devastating than other hurricanes. “Inside the Megastorm” will air at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and again at 9 p.m. Nov. 21 on WCNY channels 24.1 and 24.4. The one-hour program replaces “Richard Bang’s South America: Quest for Wonder” on 24.1 and another “Nova” program on 24.4. The Nova special will be followed at 8 p.m. on both WCNY channels by Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl”, a documentary that chronicles

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WCNY presents preview screening of ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3 at Red House Arts Center

Published - November 16, 2012

WCNY, Central New York’s PBS station, will host a special preview screening of the first episode of the upcoming third season of the popular BBC drama “Downton Abbey” at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Red House Arts Center, located at 201 South West St. in Syracuse.  The special screening comes ahead of the show’s debut on WCNY and other PBS stations Jan. 6. New episodes air Sunday nights at 9 p.m. as part of “Masterpiece Classics” on WCNY channel 24.1. The preview screening at the Red House is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and

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WCNY presents ‘A Saint for Central New York’ Nov. 21

Published - November 16, 2012

WCNY will present a one-hour documentary, “A Saint for Central New York,” about St. Marianne Cope, a German immigrant raised in Utica whose life journey led her from Central New York to Hawaii and ultimately to sainthood. The show, developed with CNYCentral, debuts at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 on WCNY channels 24.1 and 24.4 and re-airs at 10 p.m. Nov. 23 on WCNY channels 24.1 and 24.4. CNYCentral will air the program at 6 p.m. Nov. 22. Co-hosting the documentary are WCNY’s Liz Ayers and CNYCentral anchor and managing editor Matt Mulcahy, who spoke with people across Central New

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WCNY’s ‘Financial Fitness’ panelists to discuss charitable giving on this week’s show

Published - November 16, 2012

WCNY’s “Financial Fitness” host Jim Burns and his panel of experts will take a look at charitable giving in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on this week’s show, which airs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, on WCNY channel 24.1. Joining Burns this week are Linda Wright, executive director of the Salvation Army, who will discuss the state of social services in Central New York and how people are incorporating charitable giving in wills and estate plans; Peter Dunn, president and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation, who will discuss how the foundation manages its $120 million portfolio

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Vintage WCNY Programs To Be Preserved In National… Vintage WCNY programs to be preserved in national public media archive

Published - November 16, 2012

Central New York music and programming captured in WCNY radio and televisions recordings of the “Bluegrass Ramble” show and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will become part of a nationwide digital archive of public broadcasting content assembled as part of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting initiative. WCNY’s contribution will be part of the American Archive’s 40,000 hours of content produced over the last six decades. The archive is designed to ensure that public investment in non-commercial media – totaling billions of dollars over the years – is fully protected for, and accessible to, generations to come. “The American Archive is one

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WCNY presents ‘A Saint for Central New York’ tonight

Published - November 16, 2012

WCNY will present a one-hour documentary, “A Saint for Central New York,” about St. Marianne Cope, a German immigrant raised in Utica whose life journey led her from Central New York to Hawaii and ultimately to sainthood. The show, developed with CNYCentral, debuts at 8 p.m. tonight on WCNY channels 24.1 and 24.4 and re-airs at 10 p.m. Nov. 23 on WCNY channels 24.1 and 24.4. CNYCentral will air the program at 6 p.m. Nov. 22. Co-hosting the documentary are WCNY’s Liz Ayers and CNYCentral anchor and managing editor Matt Mulcahy, who spoke with people across Central New York and

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