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.
Watch Lidia Celebrates America: Salute to First RespondersFriday, February 12 at 10:00pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.
Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich travels across the country visiting the men and women serving on the front lines, from firefighters in rural California battling wildfires, to medical workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the outskirts of New York City. Lidia meets first responders who’ve work quietly in the shadows, and now find themselves thrust into the spotlight by crises facing the country in 2020.
From coast to coast, Lidia follows dedicated police officers, firefighters, paramedics, military and medical workers—looking to find out how they were trained, what motivates them, and capture the true spirit of what it means “to serve.” Lidia will also observe first-hand, the prominent role that food plays in these first responders’ lives, all while working tirelessly 24/7 caring for others.
Join us to Salute First Responders with Lidia Celebrates on WITF Friday February 12 at 10:00pm.