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

GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON AND MAYOR BOB DUFFY ON CITYWISE AIRING ON CITY 12 FRIDAY

(Rochester, New York) March 12, 2009 – New York State Governor David Paterson and Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy are guests on a special edition of CityWise, airing Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. and again Saturday (3/14) at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday (3/15) at 12:30 p.m. on City 12 (cable 12). Hosted by Rochester’s Communications Producer Shiera Coleman, CityWise presents interviews and conversations with community members and leaders. The Governor and Mayor will discuss a variety of topics including the Governor’s proposed State budget and what it means to Rochesterians, as well as the shooting of Rochester Police Officer Anthony DiPonzio.

CityWise is produced by WXXI and directed by Teej Jenkins, who is manager and producer of City 12 and host of WXXI’s Assignment: The World. The production team for CityWise also includes: videographers Martin Kaufman and Kris Nestle, production manager Ruth Watson, and production support Steffan Fleming.

City 12 is "municipal government television" that offers 14 hours a day of interesting, informative, and entertaining programming. The channel, devoted to keeping citizens in touch with their community and government, is accessible to cable subscribers in the City of Rochester. City 12 is programmed and managed by WXXI-TV, and was the nation's first collaboration between local government and a public broadcasting station.

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