WTVP - President & CEO
January 2016 - Endings and Beginnings
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Moss Bresnahan
Moss Bresnahan - President & CEO, WTVP

The New Year brings the opportunity to focus on endings and beginnings; to bid a fond farewell while anticipating new experiences and challenges. We make resolutions to improve ourselves with hope and optimism, while we reflect on the past with fondness and nostalgia.

Here at WTVP, it's no different. As we say goodbye to the beloved Downton Abbey, we look to the horizon for a fresh start.

The new drama Mercy Street takes us back to the past, but in our own backyard this time. Based on letters from actual hospital personnel, it focuses on America's struggles - medical, personal and political - during the tumultuous Civil War. On the non-fiction front, World Channel takes on the more recent history of civil rights in our country with a rebroadcast of the ground breaking documentary series, Eyes on the Prize.

Meanwhile, we continue to enjoy our classic favorites. Antiques Roadshow is back for its historic 20th season, Finding Your Roots returns for a new season, and American Experience premieres new episodes. As our country prepares to elect a new president, we look to Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and special coverage from PBS NewsHour to keep us informed in a constantly-changing political climate. In addition, POV and Independent Lens have all-new independent documentaries over the course of the new year.

As we kick off 2016, one thing stays the same. WTVP remains committed to our mission: enriching lives through the power of public media by stimulating minds and inspiring lifelong learning. You, our faithful members, inspire our steadfast resolution to high-quality programming. Thank you for your support.

Moss Bresnahan
President & CEO, WTVP

Twitter: @MossILMedia

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