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Lorene Cary, winner of The Philadelphia Award.
Watch a video clip of The Philadelphia Award.





More than 1.3 million households tuned to WHYY-TV once each week in FY'03.


What's Next?

WHYY’s 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 office.
  • The First Amendment in the New Millennium, taped from a live panel discussion at the National Constitution Center with National Public Radio’s 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 Lorene Cary.
  • 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' Voices project.

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.

President Carter with Cokie Roberts (center) and members of the WHYY crew, who are filming the Constitution series.  


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