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WPBS-TV to Participate in Samaritan Health’s Festival of Trees

WATERTOWN, NY (November 20, 2023) – Starting on Friday, November 24th through December 1st, come visit the Samaritan Festival of Trees at the Salmon Run Mall! WPBS is excited to support this wonderful local tradition by offering our tree “Sapphire Celebration” which is a beautifully decorated blue and gold tree, festooned with our ENTIRE WPBS DVD library, celebrating our 65th anniversary on air! You could take home all of your favorite WPBS programming, along with a gorgeous holiday decoration, all while supporting Samaritan Health. Your dollar goes farther with WPBS, as we continue our proud tradition of showcasing our local traditions, histories and communities! Learn how you can bid on our tree and others at:

About Samaritan Health

Samaritan Medical Center (Watertown, New York) is a 290-bed not-for-profit community medical center, offering a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. From primary and emergency care to highly specialized medical and surgical services, such as cancer treatment, neonatal intensive care, behavioral health and addiction services, and imaging services, Samaritan Medical Center and its team of healthcare professionals proudly serves the medical needs of our civilian and military community. Quality, compassion, and safety are the basic principles by which exceptional care is delivered at Samaritan.

About WPBS

WPBS is a PBS station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario via cable, satellite, Internet and over-the-air distribution. WPBS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, inform, and engage its two-nation region with exceptional and trusted content across multiple platforms. Its vision is to be the premier provider of extraordinary public media that instills wonder and curiosity across generations and borders. More information about WPBS, including a full channel listing, is available at, or by following WPBS on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.