Broadcast Campaign Draws on CUNY's Stellar Alums

Watch for broadcast spots featuring prominent CUNY alumni who will speak out about the importance of a CUNY education to their lives and those of future generations. Luminaries who have already signed on to a public service campaign include Gen. Colin Powell, opera star Regina Resnik, Brooklyn Union CEO Bob Catell, Judge Edwin Torres (author of "Carlito's Way"), and top chefs Patrick Clark of Tavern on the Green and Michael Romano of Union Square Cafe.

Drawing upon the success of last spring's Alumni Press Event held at Lincoln Center, where numerous alumni gathered to speak out for CUNY, the Office of University Relations has fashioned a campaign of 30- to 60-second public service announcements built around a small number of alumni participants. The theme is "CUNY: The Best Investment In New York's Future." The broadcast spots will draw upon older and younger alumni and are being produced by CUNY-TV.