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WCNY, Oasis to host free screening of ‘Sanditon on Masterpiece’

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, in partnership with Oasis, hosts a free
screening of the new “Sanditon on Masterpiece” series at 4 p.m. at the Robert J. Danio Broadcast and Education
Center, 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse.

The series premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 12 on WCNY-TV. For viewing information, visit
“Sanditon” is Jane Austen’s final and incomplete novel that she wrote in 1817 while struggling with a chronic
illness. Andrew Davies, the screenwriter who adapted “Pride and Prejudice,” “Les Misérables,” and more, has
finally given this novel the ending it deserves. This story follows the journey of a young heroine, Charlotte
Heywood, who arrives to the up and coming seaside resort town of Sanditon where she is launched into an
intriguing society of people.

After the show, guests will engage a lively discussion of Austen’s changing England during the British Imperial
Century with Mike Goode. Goode is an Associate Professor of English at Syracuse University, where he specializes
in Romantic-era literature and regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Jane Austen. His
book “Sentimental Masculinity and the Rise of History, 1790-1890” was published by Cambridge University Press
in 2009, and his forthcoming book, “Romantic Capabilities: Blake, Scott, Austen, and the New Messages of Old
Media” is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2020.

The screening event is sponsored by Geddes Federal Savings and Loan Association.

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 member magazine, and social media. Through
online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United
States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations.
Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is
one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally-programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read
Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media
and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in
Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit
category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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