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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

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:30pm
Betty Strasenburgh, longtime Rochester activist and philanthropist, joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for a special episode of Norm & Company, Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
Lyric Opera of Chicago boasts having the most loyal subscribers in North America.
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
Africa's Great Civilizations, the latest three-part, six-hour documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Emmy Award-winning Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premieres Sundays, July 2 and 9 from 1-4 p.m. on WXXI-TV.
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 11:30pm
What happens after Elizabeth and Darcy tie the knot at the end of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice?
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Traditional Independence Day specials celebrate the great American classics, from pops-style musical numbers to the expansive works of Aaron Copland.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (“Fuller House,” “Scream Queens”) is set to host the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
This beautifully shot documentary spotlights the restoration of Boynton House –  the Frank Lloyd Wright house located on East Boulevard in Rochester, New York.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
The British mystery drama Remember Me follows Tom Parfitt, played by Michael Palin, a frail and elderly Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
In Weekend in Havana, host Geoffrey Baer travels to the capital city of Havana to explore Cuba alongside the people who live there.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:30pm
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky, premiering July 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV brings one of the 20th century’s best-loved writers out from the shadow of her often controversial husband, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become the United States’ fourth largest opera company and “stands out as a newly important force in American opera,” according to Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:00pm
The British mystery drama Remember Me follows Tom Parfitt, played by Michael Palin, a frail and elderly Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events.
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:00pm
The award-winning POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) series is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America's best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 (All day)
Join us on board the Rocky Mountaineer as we travel from Vancouver to Calgary!

Arts and Culture

Listen now on the Classical 91.5 website
In recognition of LGBT pride month, host Robert Hammond is pleased to welcome Ari Shapiro to Stage Notes on Saturday, June 10 at noon on Classical 91.5.
On-Demand
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Great British Baking Show, the food show phenomenon in the U.S. and abroad, returns for a fourth season.
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Great British Baking Show, the food show phenomenon in the U.S. and abroad, returns for a fourth season.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:00pm
A powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
In The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story,  airing Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Dr. Amanda Foreman journeys around the world to study the experiences and expectations of women living in various societies throughout history.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Plácido Domingo stars in a new Met rold, the Title King in Verdi's Nabucco.
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