INSIDE WSKG | JANUARY 2013

Join WSKG this January for the return of Downton Abbey and Freakonomics Radio, plus a plethora of new episodes from your favorite series!

Highlights: Downton Abbey Season 3, new season of Freakonomics Radio, welcome to new WSKG staff, The Abolitionists from American Experience, a STEM Workshop at Newark Valley Middle School and Nature: Attenborough's Life

  

Downton Abbey returns! The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. With the return of its all-star cast plus guest star Academy Award®-winner Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey Season 3 airs over seven Sundays on WSKG TV beginning January 6th at 9:00pm. Visit here to explore all things Downton, from war to peace to everything in between.

WSKG excitedly ushers in the new year with a group of new staff. Michael Grasso, Coordinator of Arts and Culture Outreach, is a native of Endicott, NY and a graduate of both Broome Community College and Binghamton University; this past spring he obtained his Masters of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute in Manhattan. He has a passion for community development and believes strongly in the positive impact of the arts on society. Chris Ayers, WSKG Radio reporter and news anchor, is from Columbus, Indiana and studied broadcast journalism at Indiana University Bloomington, graduating in 2012. Welcome to both!

In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio explores “the hidden side of everything.” Hear five new episodes Thursdays at 1:00pm (rebroadcast at 7:00pm) starting January 3rd on WSKG Radio.

The Abolitionists turned a fringe movement into a force that changed the nation. American Experience's production, The Abolitionists, tells the story of allies William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimke. Tune in Sundays starting January 8th at 9:00pm on WSKG TV.

What does Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mean to you? If you're a teacher, we invite you to our STEM Family Night on January 24th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Newark Valley Middle School. See how a STEM Family Night operates and learn how to replicate the model for your school!

Sir David Attenborough has been at the forefront of natural history filmmaking for over half a century, witnessing an unparalleled period of change in our planet’s history. As he marks his 60th anniversary on television, Attenborough’s Life Stories, a three-part Nature miniseries, comes to WSKG TV starting January 23rd at 8:00pm.

Tune in for two episodes of Community Conversation this month. Every 2 minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. More than half of all sexual assaults are not reported to the police. On January 15th, Crystal Sarakas hosts a discussion on rape and the path from victim to survivor. Then, on January 29th, we’ll talk about the latest changes being phased in as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what changes take place in 2014. Both episodes will air at 7:00pm on WSKG Radio.

Like you, WSKG places an emphasis on lifelong learning. WSKG serves to inspire this passion and provide access to all this and more through quality multimedia programming. We also value diversity, creativity, integrity, courage, transparency, accountability, open mindedness and responsiveness. In an effort to uphold that, we invite you to view our Annual Report 2012, which includes stories and statistics of our work in your community. View it here.

  

  

  

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