More than 1.3 million households tuned to WHYY-TV
once each week in FY'03.
WHYYs News and Public Affairs Service is moving forward next fiscal
year with multiple projects that will engage our region, and yes, the
nation. Look for:
- The Constitution: A Presidential
View, a four-part national TV and radio series featuring former
Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Conducted by award-winning journalist Cokie Roberts, these unprecedented
interviews will examine the pivotal and very personal relationship between
the president and the Constitution and will address how this flexible
216-year-old document influenced decisions each made while in the executive
- The First
Amendment in the New Millennium, taped from a live panel discussion
at the National Constitution Center with National Public Radios
Michele Norris as host, will examine in the fall of 2003 key constitutional issues, such
as the right to privacy in the face of national security and free expression
on and across the Internet.
- A special Skytour
with Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, will
guide listeners on how best to observe Mars when it will be the closest
it has been to the Earth in 60,000 years.
- A celebration of excellence is the heart of two WHYY specials. The
Franklin Institute Awards honor the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Medal
and Bower Award Laureates and The
Philadelphia Award pays tribute to author, activist, and educator
- Of course, there will be ongoing TV, FM, whyy.org and community dialogues
on the Philadelphia mayoral election in partnership with the Pennsylvania
Economy League (PEL), FOXNews, and The Philadelphia Inquirer's Citizens'
There will be more programs, specials and town gatherings that allow
WHYY to combine its TV, FM, and whyy.org and community platforms. These
will permit WHYY audiences to question and delve into the controversial
issues and the ordinary and extraordinary people that make our region
special and our country remarkable.