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both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
This film explores the history and culture of the game of lacrosse interwined with the Iroquois Nationals and their journey to the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:00am
To kick of the holiday season, Classical 91.5 will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with two holiday specials.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fifty years ago, in 1965, Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a “Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat.” The hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo from military service in 1966 went on to become Alice’s Restaurant
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
Best of the Best presents the winners of our 14th annual TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
The international superstar tenor lends his unique voice to a lush symphonic salute to the movies
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures.
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
Watch clips from previous seasons and see tantalizing previews of season six!
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Josh Groban returns to PBS in an all-new television special based on his new CD, Stages, which explores one of Josh’s earliest musical loves — Broadway and Broadway musicals.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:30pm
The Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers Infinity Hall Live’s most thrilling performance to date.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, tries to emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd's live shows.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:30pm
Ensuring Pete Townshend's place in the canon of important 20th century composers, a stunning concert filmed at the Royal Albert Hall
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of Doc Martin’s highly anticipated seventh season
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 3:00pm
This pecial weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 8:00pm
Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
Pittsford native Richard Brookins plays the lead role in this documentary that tells the amazing true story of war, honor, luck and love. 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 8:00pm
Marian found respite during a time of trouble. George found his life partner. Marjorie found something she’d thought she’d lost forever. They all found more than they bargained for when they joined the New Horizons Music Program
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 9:30pm
Celebrate the magic of the season with the acclaimed soprano
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Grammy Award-winning British male sextet The King’s Singers arrives on the cusp of winter to perform an enchanting Christmas concert.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Classical Minnesota Public Radio invites listeners to join in, wherever they may be, to a sing-along with some of their favorite carols.
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Joshua Bell puts his own stamp on classic holiday compositions.
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
An hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio.
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
From the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine performs a program that spans hundreds of years and describes the story of the nativity.
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:00am
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2016. 
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
Join David Garland as he unwraps the music from some of the most cherished holiday movies.

Recently Aired

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 9:00pm
Eddie Murphy is the 18th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
The legendary Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb provides the soundtrack for PBS’ First You Dream – The Music of Kander & Ebb
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
This new half-hour documentary captures a visceral portrait of the creative process that gave rise to the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet A Light in the Dark: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:00pm
Experience the story of Helen Keller like never before in the critically acclaimed story ballet A LIGHT IN THE DARK from Thodos Dance Chicago.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 9:30pm
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.


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