WUCF TV presents local bands in London, revives ‘Global Perspectives’
You’ll find local talent this holiday season on WUCF TV, Orlando’s PBS station.
Two Central Florida high school bands will be featured in “London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2020” at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 1.
The bands are Lake Nona High School Sound of the Lions from Orlando and West Orange Warrior Band from Winter Garden. Michael Weintraub is the Lake Nona band director, and Kenneth Boyd is the West Orange band director.
The parade will feature more than 8,000 performers, including 20 marching bands and a thousand cheerleaders from U.S. high schools and universities.
You can catch the Bach Festival Society when WUCF repeats “A Classic Christmas” at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve as well as 3:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Christmas Day.
The special, which is airing on 223 PBS stations nationwide, presents the Bach Festival choir, youth choir and orchestra in performance at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College in Winter Park. John V. Sinclair directs the groups in performances of hymns and carols.
WUCF is bringing back the weekly “Global Perspectives” at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5.
Two hosts will replace John Bersia, who died in March. They are David Dumke, a Middle East and foreign policy specialist, and Katie Coronado, a broadcast journalism instructor. The guests in the new season include author Jon Meacham, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Ambassador Anthony Wayne and Peggy McIntosh, founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum.
“We are glad to have the award-winning ‘Global Perspectives’ coming back to WUCF,” said Phil Hoffman, the station’s executive director. “Bringing global issues home to discuss their impact on our local community is part of our mission.”
“Global Perspectives” will air at 9:30 a.m. Sundays after WUCF’s “NewsNight” at 9 a.m. “NewsNight,” a journalism discussion program, first presents new episodes at 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Anchor Nancy Alvarez of WFTV-Channel 9 is host.
If you like what you see, WUCF could use your financial help. For its latest drive, which ended Dec. 15, the station raised $225,000. The goal had been $298,000.
Participants take part in the annual New Year’s Day Parade in central London, on Jan. 1.