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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, March 6, 2015 - 6:00pm
Six GYN cancer surgeons take on the Big C with Rock 'n' Roll. Their patients become the band's most ardent fans.
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:30pm
This week, discover Rochester's own Bri Merkel and Robert Rogalski.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
View a portrait of a Syrian leader who challenges women to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
The Bee Gees are one of the best-selling music groups of all time, with hits spanning multiple decades and genres of music. 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow the Mexican-American girls who help preserve the Martha Washington debutante ball in Laredo. 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00pm
Hear Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor perform folk favorites.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
Reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
Go well beyond a biographical recounting of a star’s rise and fall by interweaving Garland’s personal story with discerning parallels from her films.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:45pm
WXXI is pleased to bring public radio’s beloved variety show with Garrison Keillor to CMAC.

Recently Aired

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:30pm
Thrill to the music of Muddy Waters and other blues legends in a concert not seen on TV for 40 years.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
Amlan Ganguly is a visionary. This lawyer-turned-community activist is not only changing a neighborhood, but also changing the way its youngest residents envision their lives.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Returning to public television 25 years after its groundbreaking debut,
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:30pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
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