Monthly Archives: January, 2013


WCNY presents ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3 Jan. 6

Published - January 16, 2013

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcasting company, will present Season 3 of the popular PBS period drama “Downton Abbey” beginning at 9 p.m. Jan.6 on WCNY channel 24.1. The series will air for seven consecutive Sundays as part of “Masterpiece Classics”. WCNY will repeat the previous week’s episode before each week’s premiere at 7 or 8 p.m., depending on the length of each show. The series was written and created by Julian Fellowes and won six Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for its first season. Rebecca Eaton, “Masterpiece” executive producer, said last year’s second season of “Downton Abbey”was

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WCNY to carry Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Jan. 9

Published - January 16, 2013

WCNY will provide live coverage of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9 from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. WCNY’s coverage of Cuomo’s address will start at 1 p.m. on channel 24.1 (PBS). Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s news and public affairs director, will be joined by political commentators before and after the address from the NYNet television studios in Albany. Arbetter and her guests will provide in-depth commentary and analysis and discuss what the governor has planned for 2013. Arbetter is the host of WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom,”

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WCNY’s ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ campaign features CNY Reads One Book

Published - January 16, 2013

WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign to support Central New York non-profits and charities this month will focus attention on “CNY Reads One Book,” a community-wide reading program in Onondaga and Cayuga counties. The reading project begins Jan. 10 and ends in March. “CNY Reads One Book” promotes reading, research, discovery and a sharing of perspectives among Central New Yorkers by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in programs related to the content and themes of that book; also part of WCNY’s educational mission. This year, Central New Yorkers are asked to read “The Tortilla Curtain,”

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This week on WCNY: ‘Insight’ looks at economic development funding in Syracuse, ‘Financial Fitness’

Published - January 16, 2013

WCNY’s weekly public affairs program “Insight” will feature a special report about Central New York’s economic development funding. Co-hosts Susan Arbetter and Jim Aroune interview John Currier of Currier Plastics about the first round of state funding the Cayuga County manufacturer received. Robert Doucette, of Paramount Realty Group, will talk about how funding will help to develop the former Sibley’s Department Store building in downtown Syracuse. Robert Simpson, CEO of CenterState CEO, also joins the show to discuss the first and second rounds of the Economic Development funding, how Central New York benefitted from these projects and what we can

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WCNY to air Post-Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee live Feb. 2

Published - January 16, 2013

WCNY will air the 2013 Post-Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee live at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 on PBS (WCNY channel 24.1). WCNY has televised the event for more than 20 years. The goal of the spelling bee is to encourage children to perfect the art of spelling, and help enlarge their vocabularies and widen their knowledge of the English language. More than 200 grade-school students from more than 40 school districts, private schools and home schools in Central New York entered this year’s competition. The top 36 from the written test will advance to the Feb. 2 oral competition contest, and the winner will

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WCNY’s ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ campaign highlights Rescue Mission walk

Published - January 16, 2013

WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor” campaign this month will focus on the Rescue Mission’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” a winter walk to raise money to help hurting and homeless people. Walks will take place simultaneously Saturday, Feb. 9, in Auburn, Binghamton, Ithaca and Syracuse. The 3-mile walk starts at 9:45 a.m. and the 1-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. Join WCNY’s team by visiting http://rescuemission.donorpages.com/Walk2013/WCNY/. You also can register the day of the walk at 9:15 a.m. For more information, visit www.rmwalk.org or call (888) 808-6770. For more information about WCNY’s team and details for walk day, call

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This week on WCNY: ‘Insight’ looks at gun control legislation in New York; ‘Financial Fitness’ explores stock options for 2013; and ‘Artifex’ visits a church that incorporates jazz into monthly services

Published - January 16, 2013

Insight Co-hosts Susan Arbetter and Jim Aroune explore the recent gun control legislation in New York and reactions from a gun-owning community. The show airs at 9 p.m. Fridays on PBS (WCNY channel 24.1), re-airs at noon on Sundays on World (WCNY channel 24.3) and can be streamed any time athttp://www.wcny.org/insight. Financial Fitness Host Jim Burns and a team of panelists explore stock options for 2013. Joining the show is Jonathan Levick, certified retirement counselor, charted retirement planning counselor and vice president and investment advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in DeWitt; and Steve Fauer, charted financial analyst and Chief Investment

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