As most of you know, I spend my Mondays and Tuesdays digging through old “Selective Viewers” to find interesting pieces of WNED nostalgia. This week, I came across a special pamphlet from WNED-TV’s 10th anniversary. Inside, there is a section that dictates the wishes and focus on the future of the public television’s future.
In 1969, WNED’s mission was to “encourage the educational, intellectual and cultural growth of the community.” They also aimed to initiate regular documentary programs.
Today, our mission statement reads, “the mission of the WNED stations is to provide high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audience that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities” and we continue to generate award-winning productions.
I think it is safe to say that we have surpassed the dreams and aspirations of our ten-year-old self.