Diversity: WPAA-TV Content

During Black History Month, WPAA-TV played a locally produced documentary film No Barriers Too High about Marcus McCraven, a remarkable story of achievement, excellence and accomplishment against enormous odds. It is also a contemporary story about a life lived which exemplifies the value of education and informs, by example, about the experience of race in America — that No Barrier is Too High.   

The inclusion of family among its strengths; with Stephen providing the drum track and the charming GPS behind the man description of Marguerite; this story which is to encourage our youth to consider education important also demonstrates the power of humility and perseverance.  When Andrew Young spoke at QU in 2003 he said and I paraphrase — Dr. King did not want to be a martyr; he wanted then and now for us to be living our own stories about justice and the richness of life. Marcus certainly did just that.

Thanks to Wallingford’s Coalition for Unity for encouraging the pursuit of this acquisition by WPAA-TV. This program will be archived for replay next year. 

In March in coordination with SCOW and Deutsche Welle WPAA-TV will begin a regular schedule of Spanish Language News and Global News content initiated in Nov 2011 (scheduled between 6 and 7:30 PM Monday thru Friday if no Live local programming was in progress) will continue with the addition of a 1/2 of Science News at 7:30 PM.

2 hours of weekly Spanish Language Programs repeated 3 times a week: Tues midnight- 2 AM; Friday 8-10 PM; Sat. 10-Noon and streaming at www.wpaa.tv

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