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Longtime WLIW/Channel VP Laura Savini Stepping Down to Create Own Company

Viewers of Channel 21/WLIW are well aware of personality Laura Savini. She’s been with public television station for more than 20 years. Savini, though, is giving up her role as VP of Marketing and Communications. She was elevated to that position in 1996.

Savini, who is launching her own company Untamed Hair Productions and Consulting, will remain as WLIW host.

“I have grown up at, with and on WLIW21 as part of the team that took the station from a small local outlet to a national player,” reflected Savini. “As an on-air host, I took our viewers around the world and they, in return, warmly welcomed me into their homes and have enjoyed my personal approach to fundraising. WLIW and its viewers have played tremendous roles in my life. Now, I will expand my experiences and build my own company, Untamed Hair Productions. Audiences should stay tuned to see where I turn up next!”

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WNET Launches Video Portal For WLIW, But Furloughs Loom

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— the parent company of New York’s local television stations Thirteen and WLIW21 — has some good news and some bad news. The good news is WLIW21 (which also happens to be the third most-watched PBS station in the country), is launching a new video portal for their Web site.

Though you can already watch some WLIW21 shows online, starting tomorrow, “You will see a video portal akin to www.pbs.org/video — a one-stop shop for viewing thousands of hours of national and local programming,” a WNET publicist told FishbowlNY. So, for the first time ever, you won’t even need a television to zone out to Bob Ross. The future: Today!

The bad news?

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