Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
American Reckoning: A PBS NewsHour Special Report broadcasts Friday January 15 at 9:00pm on WITF.
Following the aftermath of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, this primetime special report will focus on the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy.
This PBS NewsHour special will also examine the government’s missed opportunities to manage the spread of misinformation and the rise of domestic terrorism.
The program will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and will include contributions from senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, national correspondent William Brangham and other guests.
American Reckoning: A PBS NewsHour Special Reportreplaces In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl episode 1. Episode 2 will still broadcast as scheduled next Friday January 22. Episode 1 will move to Friday January 29 at 10:00pm.