For Immediate Release
WXXI’S ASSIGNMENT: THE WORLD RETURNS FROM SUMMER VACATION WITH EXPANDED INTERNET SERVICES
Rochester, NY (August 23, 2006) – Assignment: The World (ATW), the nation's longest-running classroom program, launches its 48th season on Thursday, September 14 at 6 a.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11), and on public television stations across the county. Produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting in conjunction with The Associated Press, the program delivers news and current events in a safe environment for students in grades 4-8. ATW is a fast-paced, interactive program that helps young viewers understand the world around them and understand how events in other countries can and do effect their lives. Instant pop quizzes, clues in the news and issue questions offer interactive opportunities for students to test their comprehension, improve their research skills and practice writing exercises.
WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.
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