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

WXXI PROVIDES CONTINUOUS ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE

(Rochester, New York) October 29, 2009 – WXXI will provide continuous coverage on Election Night, Tuesday, November 3 beginning at 10 p.m. on AM1370/FM-HD91.5-2. 1370 Connection’s Bob Smith and WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs Managing Editor Julie Philipp will be in studio to provide results and analysis; while senior correspondent Peter Iglinski will be out in the field with All Things Considered host Rachel Ward to provide reports from local political party headquarters.

WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11) will scroll, on screen, the poll results throughout the night. Results can also be found at WXXI.org/election, where citizens can log on to learn more about the candidates before they cast their votes on November 3. WXXI’s election site includes an election guide, which lists all candidates from area races, district maps, online video messages from candidates – made possible through WXXI’s Candidate Free Air Time initiative. Free Air Time is a service that gives political candidates the opportunity to share their platforms with their constituents through a two-minute unedited video. In addition to being posted on WXXI.org/election, the segments aired in October on WXXI-TV and AM1370.

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