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

WXXI NEWS PRESENTS COMPLETE COVERAGE OF JEAN-CLAUDE BRIZARD’S “STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS” ADDRESS

(Rochester, New York) January 14, 2011 – WXXI News presents special coverage of Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard’s “State of our Schools” Address on Thursday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370, FM 91.5 HD2, and WXXI.org. Immediately following his speech, WXXI will host a live online chat with Brizard, and participants can join in the conversation by logging on to WXXI.org/chat/brizard.

Leading up to Thursday’s speech, WXXI News will present a series of reports on the Rochester City School District. These reports will air during Morning Edition (6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.) from Tuesday, January 18 through Thursday, January 20 on WXXI-AM 1370, FM 91.5 HD2, WRUR-FM 88.5 and WXXI.org.

WXXI will also partner with WDKX to give its listeners a special preview of what they can expect from Brizard’s speech. On Wednesday, January 19 at 1 p.m. on AM 1370 and City 12 (cable 12), Brizard will join host Bob Smith on 1370 Connection to share details about his upcoming speech. He’ll do the same when he joins WDKX’s Wake Up Club at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 20.

WXXI News completes the week’s coverage when Brizard joins New Director Julie Philipp on Need to Know Rochester, Friday, January 21 at 8:30 p.m., and again Sunday, January 23 at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). A radio version of the program will air on Saturday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. on AM 1370.

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