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‘Behind the Woman’ Season 4 Premieres May 16 on WCNY-TV

WCNY, Central New York’s public communications organization, will premiere season 4 of its television series, “Behind the Woman” on Tuesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV. This 13-part series shares the personal stories of diverse women leaders across Central New York, in order to empower other women to pursue their goals and dreams.

For the fourth season of “Behind the Woman,” we’ve searched across Central New York to find twenty diverse women who are improving their communities through their inspiring work. Host and show creator Dr. Juhanna Rogers sits down with each guest to learn more about the woman behind the work.

About the Host, Dr. Juhanna Rogers
Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D. is a motivational speaker, commentator, artist, and education activist residing in Central New York. A native of Newark, NJ, Dr. Rogers earned her bachelor’s degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University—Altoona, and her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. In 2007, she was selected as an alternate Fulbright Scholar based on her research in race and equity within international education. Dr. Rogers used her Fulbright proposal to create a study abroad program that has taken more than 100 students on trips abroad with Indiana University. In 2010, Dr. Rogers returned to Indiana University to pursue her doctorate in higher education. Her research focuses on critical race theory, racism in education, and the international experiences of Black students and scholars.

The 13-part television series will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. through mid-August 2023 on WCNY-TV. The series is sponsored by National Grid, VIP Structures Inc., JP Morgan Chase Bank, Pathfinder Bank, and Guthrie.

Each episode will be available to stream immediately after it airs at For viewing information, visit To learn more about the show, visit

About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a public communications organization 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 its media platforms, in-person and virtual events, WCNY brings local coverage and educational services to Central New Yorkers. 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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