From the at-home desk of Mary Mazur
April 24, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating our lives, you may be hearing the phrase “during these uncertain times” quite regularly. I want you to know that my Arizona PBS colleagues and I are very certain about our role during these times. Our commitment to journalism, education and the people of Arizona is unwavering. Our mission of service continues to move forward.
Beginning Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., “Arizona Horizon” adds a new weekly “Town Hall” giving you the opportunity to ask lawmakers, public officials and experts about COVID-19 and how it is impacting our state. Visit azpbs.org/questions to submit your questions for next week.
With schools still closed, we have changed our daytime programming, starting at 5:00 a.m., to align with K-12 curriculum. Each weekday, we are airing shows that correspond to specific age groups and subject areas, providing an educational experience for students even though they are not in the classroom. This is a new experience for all of us: parents, teachers and students. We know it can be a challenge for both you and your children to learn from home, and we are here to help. We have weekly schedules and supplemental material that you or your child’s teacher may find helpful at azpbs.org/athomelearning.
The CDC has recommended strict guidelines on social distancing. Working from home can put a strain on our normal routines – and sometimes we just need a break. Arizona PBS still has the programming you love: new episodes of “Masterpiece,” “NOVA” and “Antiques Roadshow,” plus brand-new shows coming soon for summer.
There is certainty that in times like these it is most important to serve the greater good, and we are proud to have you as our partners – now, and in the future. Thank you.
General Manager, Arizona PBS