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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, July 10, 2015 - 8:30pm
For the best art stories in Rochester and beyond watch Arts InFocus Friday nights at 8:30 and Saturday afternoons at 6:30, only on WXXI-TV.
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926), until now.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 10:00pm
The names of the Apollo astronauts are well-known, their actions and achievements are well-documented, but what of the women they spent their lives with - the wives forced to stand in the shadow of the moon?
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 9:00pm
Alfred Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters.
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:30pm
Take a hilarious year-long ride with iconic comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:30pm
Cognitively challenged teens and young adults stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions.

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.
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Boston Pops releases a star-studded celebration featuring some of the greatest moments over their 129-year history.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
For three decades, the savvy satirist from Buffalo, N.Y. dubbed "the funniest man on television" by "TV Guide" shared his insights on national and world politics and society to public television audiences nationwide.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
Breaking new ground and laying bare old myths, 1913: Seeds of Conflict explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
Life revolves around family and school; the social fabric is woven over cheap eats at the mall. But unlike most suburbs in America, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country.
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