Monthly Archives: May, 2013


WCNY to air Frontline: ‘Top Secret America – 9/11 to the Boston Bombings’ at 2 p.m. May 3

Published - May 16, 2013

WCNY, Central New York’s public media organization will air a special “Frontline” program that explores the journey from 9/11 to the Marathon bombings. The program, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest, provides insight on whether or not the hundreds of billions of dollars spent since Sept. 11 on counterterrorism have made Americans safer. Priest also explores the efforts to improve information sharing among federal agencies tasked with keeping Americans safe and investigates the secret history of the 12-year battle against terrorism. The program airs at 2 p.m. May 3 on WCNY (24.1).

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WCNY, state’s public broadcasters present ‘Regents Review’ test-prep shows beginning this week

Published - May 16, 2013

New York high school students preparing for the New York state Regents exams can take advantage of 10 test-preparation shows that begin airing this week on WCNY and all the state’s public broadcasting stations. In Central New York, “Regents Review” airs from 5 to 6 p.m. weekdays on WCNY channel 24.1. A complete broadcast schedule is available on the program’s companion website, www.regentsreviewlive.net. The site also features more than 60 related videos, links to online resources, and an e-mail for students to pose questions to teachers. “Regents Review” is presented by WCNY, New York State United Teachers, the College of Saint

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WCNY programs can now be streamed directly to televisions via Roku devices

Published - May 16, 2013

Fans of WCNY and public broadcasting now have new ways to watch their favorite programs when and where they want. Starting today, viewers can stream local and national programming through Roku set-top boxes right to their televisions and a new mobile platform makes mobile viewing easy. Roku is the leading platform for delivering streaming video, music, games and more than 750 channels of content to 5 million U.S. households. The small devices stream content to televisions and stream popular programming from Netflix, Hulu and other services. WCNY fans already can stream local and national programs online at wcny.org, but a

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WCNY to host SelAuc sale with hundreds of items May 18 in Syracuse

Published - May 16, 2013

WCNY’s TelAuc, the great television auction might be over, but there is still time to purchase the remaining inventory at SelAuc, the great post-auction sale. Stop by Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 506 Old Liverpool Rd. Items will be pre-priced for sale including jewelry, vacation getaways, clocks, restaurant gift certificates and much more. Please use the back entrance to enter the sale. For more information, contact WCNY at (315) 453-2424.

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‘Financial Fitness’ features college and career planning May 16

Published - May 16, 2013

WCNY will air its annual college and career planning show at 8 p.m. May 16 with host Jim Burns and a team of panelists. The show will feature strategies, tactics and the latest information to help students transition from high school to college, and into a rewarding career. The show airs on WCNY (24.1) and re-airs Fridays at 1 p.m., and Friday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on How-To Time Warner Digital Cable channel 854. The panelists joining Burns include Paul Celuch, founder and president of College Assistance Plus, Leslie Rose McDonald, president of Pathfinders CTS and

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