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WCNY’s ‘Ivory Tower’ Hits the Road to Visit College Campuses this Spring

WCNY, Central New York’s public communications organization, is thrilled to announce that Central New York’s favorite public affairs program, “Ivory Tower,” will be visiting college campuses this spring to record live-to-tape shows, which will be open to students and the public.

Hosted by David Chanatry, these hour-long live-to-tape episodes will showcase six panelists engaging in discussions on pertinent current events and local issues. Barbara Fought will moderate questions from the live audience. Each episode will air on WCNY-TV the following Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

“Ivory Tower’ is going on the road to give fans the chance to watch the show live and meet the panelists, said Doug Moreau, Senior Director of Production. What better place to do that than at the colleges where the panelists teach?”

Ivory Tower on the Road Schedule:

Hamilton College:

Recording: Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton College

Broadcast: March 1 at 8 p.m. & March 2 at 5:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV

Utica University:

Recording: April 10 at 7 p.m. at Utica University

Broadcast: April 12 at 8 p.m. & April 13 at 5:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV

Colgate University:

Recording: April 17 at 7 p.m. at Colgate University

Broadcast: April 19 at 8 p.m. & April 20 at 5:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV

Each episode will also be available to stream on-demand at

Learn more about WCNY’s “Ivory Tower” at

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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 television channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of the few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music, and Community FM features local people and local perspectives on immigration, education, veterans, health, arts, science and culture. Learn more at


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