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WCNY’s ‘Ivory Tower’ Hits the Road on April 10 to Visit Utica University

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 Utica University to record a live-to-tape show in the Strebel Student Center Auditorium on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

Hosted by David Chanatry, the hour-long live-to-tape episode will showcase “Ivory Tower” panelists Luke Perry, Rick Fenner, Nina Moore, Anirban Acharya, Sarah Pralle, and Ben Baughman engaging in discussions on pertinent current events and local issues. Barbara Fought will moderate questions from the live audience. The episode will air on WCNY-TV on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m.

“I’m thrilled we’re bringing the show to my ‘home turf,” said David Chanatry, Professor of Journalism at Utica University and Host of “Ivory Tower.” “It will a great opportunity for our students and others to hear and participate in an informed discussion of public affairs, and also to see a bit of the behind the scenes of TV, how it all comes together.”

The 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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