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Message from the General Manager

One year ago this month, WGBY announced Connecting Point would begin airing five nights a week. Since that time, CP has provided nightly news and analysis about the people, places, and policies shaping the region.

The value of public media journalism can’t be overstated. Our community requires a reliable, unbiased source for fact-based information. WGBY is that source.

I’m proud of our Connecting Point team and all it has accomplished in the last 12 months. Each weeknight, CP delivers real-life stories from right here in western New England. I encourage you to revisit some of those stories online at wgby.org/connectingpoint.

This month, we also celebrate two public television role models who spent their careers bringing people together through ideas and information — one a national children’s education pioneer, the other a local stalwart exemplifying the principles of journalistic integrity.

Fred Rogers was a children’s television pioneer. I suggest you tune in to watch Won’t You Be My Neighbor? because Mr. Rogers’ contributions to the PBS legacy reverberate today.

Locally, we honor late WGBY newsman Jim Madigan. His ethical standards in journalism will continue here at the station—and our newly established Jim Madigan Fund seeks to ensure that. I hope you will visit wgby.org/madigan to learn more.

All of what we do here at WGBY — all the many ways we work to better connect and inform our community — is because of you. Your support as a member makes it all possible. Thank you.

Anthony V. Hayes,

General Manager