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

WXXI PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR ELECT ELIOT SPITZER ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

Rochester, New York (December 26, 2006) – WXXI-AM 1370 and WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) will provide complete coverage of Governor Elect Eliot Spitzer’s Inauguration, held outside the New York State Capitol Building in Albany, on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2007.

1370 Connection’s Bob Smith will host coverage of the swearing-in ceremony on AM 1370 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on January 1st. Smith will speak with WXXI’s Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt and WXXI-TV’s Julie Philipp as they report live from Albany.

WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) will broadcast New York Week in Review SPECIAL EDITION: The Inauguration of Governor Eliot Spitzer beginning at 12 noon on January 1st. The special will be hosted by Jim Brennan of New York Week in Review, and Jay Gallagher from The Associated Press. The broadcast will include a roundtable discussion of what the new Governor can expect with New York Week in Review regular guests Karen DeWitt, WXXI’s Capitol Bureau Correspondent; Fred Dicker, The New York Post; and Eric Kriss, The Syracuse Post Standard. Brennan and Gallagher will speak with Paul Grondahl, political historian and reporter for the Albany Times Union, about past inaugurals.

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