Upstate News

May 24, 2005
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Time Warner joins WIXT to air Children’s Miracle Network broadcast June 4, 5

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -The CNY Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) has added Time Warner Cable as a media partner in presenting the Children’s Miracle Network national broadcast. Time Warner will carry the CMN national broadcast on Channel 76 Saturday, June 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to noon. Channel 76’s coverage of the national broadcast will feature the 464-KIDS telephone number for local call-in pledges. WIXT News Channel 9 will carry a special CMN program Friday, June 3, from 8 to 10 p.m. and segments of the national broadcast.

“We are happy to have Time Warner as part of our CMN family,” said Toni Gary, director of the CNY Children’s Miracle Network. “This partnership demonstrates Time Warner’s commitment to the children of Central New York.”

WIXT’s special program will feature profiles of pediatric patients and check presentations by representatives from area businesses and organizations. In addition, WIXT will air portions of the national broadcast in half-hour segments Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 11:30 p.m., and 12:30 a.m. and on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m.

All money raised locally through CMN activities remains in Central New York to benefit the children at University and Crouse hospitals. Since the CMN was first presented in Central New York in 1985, nearly $12 million has been raised to enhance pediatric patient care and medical research at University and Crouse hospitals.

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