A Message From the President

What a great way to start the month of September – a Masterpiece marathon on WFYI 1! We hope you enjoy all the great shows on Labor Day weekend, which is just the beginning of a very entertaining month on WFYI.

This month also marks the return of “The Great American Read,” PBS’ attempt to discover America’s favorite novel. On Sept. 11, Meredith Vieira updates us on the voting launched back in May, and which of the 100 books on the list remain in contention. This will be the first of eight weekly episodes that will lead us to the ultimate winner revealed on Oct. 23.

Another special program you won’t want to miss is our Andrew Luck-John Green “Listen Up” conversation recorded before a live audience at the Old National Centre. This entertaining evening will air on WFYI 1 on Sept. 10. It’s a fascinating look inside the perspectives of two of Indy’s most notable citizens. On Sept. 22, “Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III” chronicles the legendary performer’s triumphant return to the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. And on Sept. 30, it’s the season 4 series premiere of “Poldark.”

We also invite you to another fantastic “Listen Up” event set for Sept 13 – this one with NPR journalist Kelly McEvers. Kelly has traveled the world reporting on everything imaginable, and she’ll share some incredible stories and insights with us at the Old National Centre in what is sure to be a memorable evening. We hope you can join us.

As always, I want thank you for your continued support of WFYI Public Media. We’re working hard to bring you stories, journalism and performances you won’t find anywhere else – on radio, television and online. We can’t do all this without you!


Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO