A Message From the President
In this month of Thanksgiving, I begin with my sincere thanks to you. Without your generous support, Public Service Media could not provide the distinctive programming and quality services you have come to expect from WFYI. Thank you for all you do to insure that the voice of Public Media continues to shape our community.
And to those who recently joined WFYI or renewed your membership during our fall membership drive on WFYI Public Radio…thank you! We are grateful for your investment in WFYI.
Your support allows us to debut this month our newly designed and upgraded website, wfyi.org. Now a regional news source, our website is brimming with local news and documentaries, plus resources from trusted NPR and PBS reporters and producers. We hope you find it an inviting and useful resource.
Television offers a remarkable line-up this month, beginning with a fresh perspective on John F. Kennedy in a two-part American Experience. In recognition of the 50 anniversary of his assassination, this portrait of JFK gives viewers an inside view of the man, his accomplishments and unfulfilled promise.
Also this month, we bring you two locally-produced television documentaries. Did you know that one in five older Americans is a victim of financial scams? Fleeced: Speaking Out on Senior Financial Abuse illuminates what can happen to older adults when their trust is undermined by con artists, and what can be done to prevent abuse. When Every River Turned Against Us looks at The Great Flood of 1913, America’s most widespread natural disaster, and its effect on Indiana, and the lessons that could prevent future disasters.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, a fun and popular WFYI event returns – our 5th Annual Spirited Chase. Held in partnership with the Spirit & Place Festival – a civic collaboration of the arts, humanities and religion – the event is an entertaining celebration of Central Indiana organizations.
Later this month, I hope you enjoy the special programming on WFYI 1 as we begin the winter television membership drive Thanksgiving weekend. Perhaps you can begin a holiday tradition of giving the gift of membership to family and friends!
Thank you for your continued support of public broadcasting. We at WFYI are grateful for the opportunity to serve this community.
WFYI President and CEO