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Connections: Remembering Jack Garner


The passing of Jack Garner rocked the Rochester community this past weekend. Jack died at the age of 75, having built a storied career in movie criticism and Hollywood profiles. He never fully retired, and he was a constant contributor to countless programs and organizations, including WXXI and Connections.

Our guests were friends and colleagues, and they remember a man known first and foremost for his kindness:

  • Tom Proietti, resident scholar in media at St. John Fisher College
  • Gary Craig, public safety watchdog reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle
  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, and director and programmer for the One Take Film Festival
  • Adam Lubitow, film critic for CITY Newspaper
  • Jeff Spevak, arts and life editor for WXXI News