WXXI and public broadcasting stations across the state will air special programming that examines the opioid crisis during the week of Oct. 15.
“New York’s Opioid Crisis” is a partnership to draw attention to this public health crisis and raise awareness of services available in local communities for those impacted by opioid addiction. It will examine the science of addiction, the stigma of addiction and recovery, opioids and the arts, opioid addiction among veterans, and what public health officials are doing to combat the problem.
“New York’s Opioid Crisis” unites nine PBS TV stations and five NPR stations in an effort to focus on a single issue across multiple platforms — broadcast TV, radio, podcasts, online streaming and social media.
The program lineup includes “Opioids from Inside” at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16, WXXI-World; “Nova: Addiction” at 9 p.m. on Oct. 17, WXXI-TV; “Reversing the Stigma” at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18, WXXI-World; “Frontline: Chasing Heroin” at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 18, WXXI-TV; “Opioids: Inside the Epidemic, a Second Opinion Special” at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20, WXXI-TV; and “Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21, WXXI-TV.
Visit wxxi.org/opioid-prog for information.