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PBS celebration of books among top TV viewing choices
Meredith Vieira is the host for this eight-part PBS series that celebrates the power, passion and joy of reading by spotlighting America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen by the public through a nationwide survey).

Published in The Plain Dealer, May 20, 2018


Bookworms—Plant the Seed to Read this weekend
A big event happening at Fellows Riverside Gardens, including Western Reserve PBS meet-and-greets with Buddy from DINOSAUR TRAIN!

Aired on WFMJ-TV on Tuesday, April 10


‘Make 48’: Akron couple gets inventive in a hurry for PBS show
Akron’s Tumi Oredein and his fiancée Sadie Campbell took up the challenge for Make 48, which debuts on Western Reserve PBS at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, Oct. 19, 2017


11th annual book festival promotes reading in children
The goal of the 11th annual book festival is to promote a love of reading, said Patty Zitello of Altrusa International of Youngstown, one of its planning organizations. Typically, about 1,000 children attend the event at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Other partner organizations for the free event are the park, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and Western Reserve PBS.

Published in The Vindicator, April 30, 2017


Children’s book festival set
The 11th “Plant the Seed to Read” Children’s Book Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek Park’s Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave. The event is a partnership of Altrusa International of Youngstown, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Western Reserve PBS.

Published in The Vindicator, April 25, 2017




From A to Z — Why PBS Programming Might Take a Hit
Are PBS’s days numbered? Maybe, if the funding is eliminated. Western Reserve Public Media President and CEO Trina Cutter talks about the possibility.

Aired on WFMJ-TV, March 21, 2017


Trump budget would devastate public broadcasting, local stations say
President Donald Trump's proposal to end all federal funding for public broadcasting would have a devastating effect on Northeast Ohio PBS and NPR stations, and it could ultimately lead to the collapse of the entire public broadcasting model.

Published in The Plain Dealer, Feb. 16, 2017


Akron gets TV time thanks to Blue Green on PBS
The man with the colorful name hosts Around Akron with Blue Green, a monthly TV magazine on Western Reserve PBS. The latest installment airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Channels 45 and 49.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, Feb. 7, 2017


Today’s entertainment picks
Studio C Sessions” (9 p.m., Western Reserve PBS): Cloud Nothings and the Marcus King Band are the guest bands in this intimate performance series.

Published in The Vindicator, Feb. 3, 2017


‘More than a gym and a pool’
A new documentary detailing the future president's involvement with the Y can be seen on PBS' Western Reserve station.

Published in The Repository, Jan. 15, 2017

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