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WCNY Celebrates 20 Years of “Ivory Tower” with a Live One-Hour Special

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Ivory Tower,” WCNY’s weekly public affairs TV program. Join us for a live one-hour special featuring past and present hosts and panelists on Friday, Sept. 16 from 8-9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

For 20 years, “Ivory Tower” has been must-watch TV for Central New Yorkers on Friday nights. The round-table discussion that focuses on news and events from the perspective of academicians from across CNY, has been the backbone of local programming on WCNY-TV. Hosted through the years by David Rubin, David Chanatry, and Barbara Fought, we are excited to continue its run for another 20 years.

“Ivory Tower” airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV. Each episode is available after it airs on demand at The series is sponsored by James Jordan Associates, Geddes Federal Savings & Loan Association, and J.W. Burns & Company Investment Counsel.

For viewing information, visit To learn more about the show, visit

Members of the media interested in covering the event at the WCNY-TV Studios at 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse should contact by Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

About WCNY

WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT magazine, and social media. Through online streaming technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates four digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music.



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