For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

WXXI’S NEED TO KNOW HOSTS A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL LEADERS ON ENDING YOUTH VIOLENCE IN ROCHESTER

The hour-long special airs Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV

(Rochester, New York) October 12, 2005 – Six people under the age of 18 have been killed in Rochester this year. Mayor William Johnson, Police Chief Cedric Alexander, former gang member and now mentor Paul McFadden, Monroe County District Attorney Mike Green and a list of other public faces on the front lines of the issue join Need to Know’s Michael Caputo to talk about youth violence. The hour-long Need to Know special airs Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m. and reairs Sunday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11).

Need to Know’s guests will share their thoughts on three approaches to ending youth violence: a “get tough” approach, a “get at the root” approach, and a “reform” approach. They’ll discuss how these approaches would work and what it would cost the community to implement them.

Need to Know, an award-winning, half-hour weekly news and public affairs program, provides in-depth coverage on community issues that matter to Rochesterians. The program is produced by WXXI and hosted by WXXI’s news director and political analyst Michael Caputo.

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