For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253
LOCAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SHARE THEIR ECONOMIC CONCERNS IN A SPECIAL WXXI BROADCAST
In Our Hands: New York’s Future & the Under 40 Perspective
Premieres January 6 at 9 p.m. on W XXI-TV/WXXI-HD
(Rochester, New York) December 31, 2008 – On December 18, 2008 WXXI and WMHT (Albany) invited young adults from both cities to join in a conversation about the future of New York State. Panelists were also in studio to address the audience’s questions and concerns. These conversations were taped for a special production – In Our Hands: New York’s Future & the Under 40 Perspective, which premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011).
The economy was the number one issue heading into the 2008 elections, and studies from “Rock the Vote,” CBS, MTV and other organizations proved that rang true for young Americans. In Our Hands: New York’s Future & the Under 40 Perspective , moderated by WXXI’s Julie Philipp and WMHT’s Susan Arbetter, provides viewers with a better understanding of the economic issues young adults in the area deal with every day.
In WXXI’s studio, panelists included: Dr. Robert D. Manning, author and director of the Center for Consumer Financial Services at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Dr. Albert Simone, immediate past president of Rochester Institute of Technology. In WMHT’s studio, panelists included: Richard Lachmann, professor of Sociology at the University of Albany; Claire Hazzard, researcher and Generation X writer for a variety of organizations including the Public Policy Institute of New York State and the New York State Business Council; and Robert Ward, deputy director of the Rockefeller Institute and head of the Institute’s State and Local Government Finance Research. Panelists answered questions from both Rochester and Albany participants.
A co-production by WXXI and WMHT, In Our Hands: New York’s Future & the Under 40 Perspective was funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.
The program can also be seen online. Visit: <http://interactive.wxxi.org/content/our-hands-nys-future-under-40-perspective-part-1>.
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