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Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

NEED TO KNOW TAKES A LOOK AT LETCHWORTH STATE PARK ON A SPECIAL SUMMER EDITION AIRING JULY 25 AT 9 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Rochester, New York (July 21, 2008) – WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs reporter Carlet Cleare takes viewers to Letchworth State Park as part of a special summer edition of Need to Know, airing Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11). Cleare and videographer Doug Steffer have captured beautiful images of the park, which is renowned as the Grand Canyon of the East. Named one of the top 100 campgrounds in the nation, the park is about to undergo significant improvements as part of a renewed commitment to state parks by lawmakers in Albany.

In addition, Need to Know host Julie Philipp will be on the road interviewing the new Executive Chef at the New York Wine & Culinary Center (NYWCC), Carlo Simon Peretti. Peretti, who was the executive chef at the Esperanza Mansion on Keuka Lake before joining the NYWCC, was trained at Thomas Danby’s Culinary School in Leeds, England.

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 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. and reairs Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11). It can also be heard on AM1370/HD91.5-2 on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

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