Over the past year WHYY has responded to community needs with multi-platform
programs that shed light on intricate topics and add local definition
to national conversations.
WHYY Remembers delved into
the 9/11 tragedy one year later highlighted by eleven days of local and
national programming including reports on Delaware
Tonight and Morning Edition, and WHYY-produced specials such
as the Emmy-Award winning Delaware
Tonight: Kids Coping with Terror, and You
Bet Your Garden on healing; A
Chefs Table on the fate of New York City restaurants; Voices
in the Family on forgiving; and Fresh
Air with thoughts by writers and musicians. A virtual message
board on whyy.org encouraged our audiences to talk to one another.
We added regional perspective to national initiatives. WHYYs Preview
Forum zoomed in on a television series on race. Two
Towns of Jasper presented another opportunity for a town meeting
on race, as did the TV series This
Far By Faith. Delaware
Valley Voices was part of a national civic engagement with
town meetings, followed by the WHYY-TV special on how immigrants to America
view this country.
Teens, working with WHYYs Community Advisory Board, were Friday
Forum guests on a topic of their choosing, Teens
Talk About Stress. This innovative broadcast grew out of WHYYs
efforts to cultivate a high school audience and to teach them about media.
WHYYs multi-part specials are there when people need them, establishing
them as a keystone of WHYYs trusted regional news and information