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

NEW YORK GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON PARTICIPATES IN LIVE
DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD MEETING ON JAN. 26 AT WXXI

(Rochester, NY) January 21, 2010 – WXXI presents Answering to Upstate, a special broadcast of the Democrat and Chronicle’s editorial board meeting with Governor David Paterson and six upstate New York newspaper editors. The live webcast will stream at <WXXI.org> and <democratandchronicle.com> on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m. It will also air on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11) at 9 p.m. that evening and on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2 at 10 p.m.

Hosted by WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and moderated by the Democrat and Chronicle’s Editorial Page Editor James Lawrence, Governor Paterson and his budget director Robert Megna will take questions from six editors from upstate New York newspapers.

In addition to Lawrence, the editors include:
Jane Sutter – Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester
Sutter is deputy editorial page editor for the Democrat and Chronicle. She writes editorials and works with guest essayists and its Board of Contributors.

Michael Vogel – The Buffalo News
Vogel is the editorial page editor of The Buffalo News. An editorial writer since 1998, he joined the news staff as a reporter in 1970 and for more than three decades has covered a variety of beats and assignments.

Fred Fiske – The Post Standard, Syracuse
Fiske is senior editor of The Post-Standard’s editorial page.

Jude Seymour – Watertown Daily Times
Seymouriseditor of the WatertownDailyTimes.com Web site.  He has a blog, “All Politics is Local.”

David Kubissa –Star-Gazette, Elmira; The Ithaca Journal; Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton
Kubissa is associate editor of the Elmira Star-Gazette. He oversees the Opinion page, and writes editorials and a twice-monthly column. He also represents The Ithaca Journal and theBinghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.

In addition to the 90-minute program being streamed and broadcast on WXXI-TV and AM 1370, WXXI News will present an hour-long special recapping the Democrat and Chronicle’s editorial board meeting with Governor on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2 and City 12.

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