A Message From the President

Happy New Year!

It’s 2020 and we’ve got big plans to keep you informed, entertained and connected over the year ahead, and it starts on the very first day of January.

If you’re one of the countless people who tell us how much they love our local television productions, then carve out a comfy seat on the sofa on New Year’s Day as we offer up a marathon of masterfully crafted Hoosier stories. From “Wings Over Indiana” at 8 a.m. through “John Wooden: The Indiana Story” at 11:30 p.m., you can see a dozen of our best homegrown documentaries.
The rest of the month will be filled with highly anticipated new PBS programs like “Sanditon,” “Howards End” and “Vienna Blood” that may become as much of your regular viewing as “Antiques Roadshow” and “Finding Your Roots.” We certainly hope so.

We also hope you will make time to honor the memory of our departed dear friend Eva Kor on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as we rebroadcast our highly acclaimed film “Eva: A-7063.” Eva had planned to deliver a speech that day at a special ceremony outside the Auschwitz concentration camp where she and her sister were held in their youth, but her son Alex will now deliver it instead. You can read the speech in the pages ahead.

We’re quite proud of our local productions. These are stories that may otherwise never be told. They’re impacting lives, and we love that. We hope you do, too, because they simply wouldn’t be possible without your support. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Greg Petrowich
WFYI President and CEO