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WHYY-TV12s MARCH MEMBERSHIP DRIVE OFFERS
EXCITING NEW PROGRAMS TO ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE
WHYYs March Membership Drive will not
only entertain viewers but educate them as well. Running from
Saturday, March 1 to Sunday, March 16, the drive will feature
appearances by Daniel ODonnell, Loretta LaRoche and
Donna Dewberry. The goal for this years drive is $1,150,000
and 9,800 new members.
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"With each passing year, WHYY continues to grow its presence
in television, radio, the Web and in the community,"
said Craig Hamilton, WHYY Executive Director of Development.
"None of these advancements would be possible without
the generous support of our members."
On Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m., watch LAWRENCE WELK: GOD
BLESS AMERICA, a two-hour musical tribute to Americas
freedoms, its leaders and its veterans. The program features
stars from the Welk Musical Family, including Anacani, Elaine
Balden, Bobby Burgess, The Lennon Sisters, Mary Lou Metzger
and Norma Zimmer.
On Sunday March 2 at 5:00 p.m., best-selling author and financial
expert Suzie Orman will share her unique approach to finances
in SUZE ORMAN: THE LAWS OF MONEY, THE LESSONS OF LIFE. This
new program conveys Ormans belief that the universal
truths and lessons contained within each of her five laws
will show viewers how to keep what they have and create what
RHYTHM, LOVE AND SOUL will air on Sunday, March 2 at 7:00
p.m. This special brings together the giants of R&B, singing
their greatest hits from the 1960s and 70s. The queen of soul,
Aretha Franklin, leads an all-star line up that includes Gloria
Gaynor, Lou Rawls, Mary Wilson, Jerry Butler, The Spinners,
The Manhattans and more.
On Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m., Daniel ODonnell
will be at WHYY to host DANIEL ODONNELL AND FRIENDS.
Taped before an enthusiastic audience at the
Waterfront Hall in Belfast, ODonnell demonstrates his
versatility in a
repertoire of romantic, pop and country standards, traditional
Irish tunes and lively dance numbers.
SANDWICHES YOU WILL LIKE will air on Saturday, March 8 at
5:30 p.m. This program travels across America, visiting its
most famous sandwich shops, including Philadelphias
Georges Sandwich Shop, Chickies Italian Deli,
Pats and Genos,
On Sunday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m., Donna Dewberry will be at
WHYY to present "PAINTING EXTRAVAGANZA." Learn basic
techniques, combination strokes, insider tips and more from
Donna Dewberry, the talented artist behind the "one stroke"
painting phenomenon easy for everyone, including beginners
and expert decorative painters.
The WHYY-produced program ITS A MITZVAH! JEWISH LIFE
IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY will air on Sunday, March 9 at 6:30
p.m. The program tells the extraordinary story of the Delaware
Valleys Jewish community over the last 75 years.
Loretta LaRoche, Americas "siren of stress,"
will be in the WHYY studios on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30
p.m. to host LIFE IS SHORT
WEAR YOUR PARTY PANTS. La
Rouche offers heartwarming and hilarious new techniques to
cope with todays challenging times. In her distinctive,
lets-laugh-at-life style, the irrepressible LaRoche
delivers serious insights into the latest findings in the
mind/body field of health.
WHYY is what a diverse community has in common. WHYY, through
television, radio, and other communications services, makes
our region a better place, connecting each of us to the
worlds richest ideas and all of us to each other.