WNED-TV Productions

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:54

BUFFALO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES ANSWER VITAL QUESTIONS IN WNED-TV SPECIAL Featured

"Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" airs Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present a series of in-depth, individual interviews with candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education. "Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" will air Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. and be rebroadcast Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. The program will air on WNED-TV leading up to the election and the interview segments will be available on wbfo.org and buffalonews.com.

 

This year’s election has attracted significant interest from the community with over a dozen candidates expressing interest in the race. The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost its graduation rates. It is one of the most contentious times for school leadership, as Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown faces intense criticism from stakeholders, overseeing 34,000 school students. The outcome of the Buffalo School Board election could change the balance of power and determine the fate of Superintendent Brown’s leadership. The upcoming May 6 election is for the three Member-at-Large seats, each a five-year term.

The collaboration between WNED ǀ WBFO and The Buffalo News will include interviewers from both media outlets, all of whom have been contributing reporters on the topic of education. Only candidates certified by the Board of Elections and whose name appears on the ballot will appear in the program. Funding for this program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 

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Facebook: WNED ǀ WBFO and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present "Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" airing Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. on WNED-TV.

Twitter: @WNEDTV ǀ @WBFO and @TheBuffaloNews present interviews with Buffalo School Board candidates on 5/2 and 5/5 on @WNEDTV.

Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5 WNED and WBFO-FM 88.7, member-supported WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED ǀ WBFO can be found at wned.org.

 

WNED ǀ WBFO Media Contact: Megan M. Wagner

Director of Corporate Communications

(716) 845.7155 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About WNED-TV Productions

WNED-TV long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV was the founder of the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and was the producer of the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. In recent years, WNED-TV has expanded its position by becoming a significant producer of original High Definition television and online content for local and national distribution. 

National productions broadcast on PBS include: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, The War of 1812, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, The Marines, Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV regional productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and Western New York A to Z.