For Immediate Release
WXXI’S SECOND OPINION WINS AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION FOR ITS “MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS” EPISODE
(Rochester, New York) November 5, 2012 – WXXI’s national healthcare series, Second Opinion, was recognized by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) at NETA’s annual conference and awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. Second Opinion’s “Mystery Diagnosis” episode was honored with a NETA award, an annual award that recognizes member-produced excellence in public broadcasting.
Second Opinion is the only regularly scheduled health series on public television. Each week, Dr. Peter Salgo engages a panel of medical professionals and patients in honest, in-depth discussions about life-changing medical decisions. Using intriguing, real-life medical cases, the specialists grapple with diagnosis and treatment options to give viewers the most up-to-date, accurate medical information.
Second Opinion is produced for public television by WXXI, The University of Rochester Medical Center, and West 175 Productions. Major funding for Second Opinion is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The series airs Fridays at 10 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD, and on more than 250 PBS stations across the country. More information about the series can be found at: www.secondopinion-tv.org.
NETA is a professional association organized in 1997 to serve public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations. The organization has members in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. NETA is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina.
WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.
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