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East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV. The film delves into issues of race, poverty and public assistance in the infamous East Lake Meadows public housing development in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Making Buffalo Home: A Refugee's First Year" airs tonight at 9 on WNED-TV. Part of the Making Buffalo Home initiative, the show looks at the challenges refugees face upon relocating to Buffalo. As Senior Producer Lynne Bader points out, nearly 16,000 refugees have called Buffalo home since the early 2000's. In order to make lives here, they needed to overcome two major challenges: finding a job and learning the language.


Abusive relationships involving youth are shockingly common: one in three teenagers will experience some form of abuse. It's also stunning how often the issue can be overlooked. Only one-third of the teens involved in abusive relationships seek any kind of help. WNED-TV and the Family Justice Center have partnered on Reach Out: Recognize Relationship Abuse to raise awareness of the issue.


Starting a conversation with a loved one you see in an abusive relationship is a difficult task. It can be even harder when that loved one is young. That’s why the Family Justice Center is launching a new campaign to help provide resources guiding adults who are looking to help teenagers in abusive relationships.


A new documentary airing on WNED-TV and PBS stations across the country looks at the underlying causes and the impacts of America’s opioid problem. WBFO’s Avery Schneider sat down with the show’s writer and producer John Grant, to find out more about the making of the program.


While the history of the Buffalo Bills is well-documented, the complex story of the driving force behind the team is less known. The producers of "Ralph," which airs tonight at 8 on WNED-TV,  explore the unique background and understated business savvy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the man who purchased the franchise in 1959 for $25,000. His leadership not only kept the team alive in an economically-depressed area, it also successfully built a franchise that would eventually sell for $1.4 billion.

Eileen Elibol

For more than a half century, Ralph Wilson was a towering figure in the Western New York community as founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, through good seasons and bad. His legacy is now captured in a WNED-TV documentary.

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Sunday wrapped up the second and final day of this year's WNED-TV’s KidFest. Children had the opportunity to meet famous PBS Kids characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Super Why, Arthur and other favorites as well as enter contests and win prizes. The event also featured a giant green screen in the WNED studio where kids could hop into episodes of their favorite PBS Kids shows.

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Judy Collins will be live in studio when WNED-TV premieres "Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim" on Thursday night  at 7:30. While reflecting on Collins' career it's easy to get lost in her connection with the giants of entertainment, but it should not obscure the growth and strength of a voice that first appeared on the popular music scene more than 50 years ago.

Buffalo is a city enjoying new economic prosperity, but is also a passion for its past. That is reflected in some of the city's landmarks, some of which still stand while others have disappeared. Tonight at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV, some of those landmarks will be celebrated in a program called Remembering Western New York.

Bryan Wittman

On Monday night, the PBS program American Experience will take a look at how entertainment icon Walt Disney helped shape our culture. Western New York native Bryan Wittman became part of that experience, working for the Walt Disney Company for nearly three decades. WBFO’s Avery Schneider talked with Wittman about his home town roots and what it takes to succeed at the world’s largest entertainment company.

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Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate originating from Buffalo at the studios of WNED|WBFO. It will be shown on public television and heard on public radio tonight. It’s the only debate agreed to by Andrew Cuomo and his challengers.

WNED|WBFO to host gubernatorial debate

Sep 29, 2014
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Candidates for New York governor will face off in mid-October in a Buffalo debate sponsored by WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News.

The latest film project from Ken Burns, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," debuts at 8pm Sunday on WNED-TV. The seven-part, 14-hour documentary is expected to draw attention to Buffalo's connection to famous family: The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.

Olmsted documentary airs Friday night on PBS

Jun 20, 2014

The WNED production of "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America" premieres Friday at 9 p.m.  nationally on PBS.  The documentary focuses on the man who is enjoying renewed acclaim for his many landscape designs, including many of Buffalo's parks.

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With a non-stop news cycle spotlighting the occasionally bizarre behavior of public officials, a political satirist like Buffalo-born Mark Russell is never lacking for material. Russell appears this Sunday in a fundraiser for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

With a major campaign against the abuse and addiction of painkillers underway in our community, a local documentary will air on local television Tuesday evening. Tragedy and Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction was produced by WNED. It airs at 7:30 p.m WNED-TV and other local television stations.