Arts and Culture

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:00pm

Over 100 years after the release of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, which depicted the KKK as heroes and African Americans in the most racist caricatures imaginable, the battle to assert African Americans’ rightful place in both civil society and popular culture continues.

Arts InFocus featuring Ventures PROS

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 8:30pm

This week on Arts InFocus, a local program uses art to help people battling mental illness.

Arts InFocus featuring Muse Machine

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:30pm

This week on Arts InFocus, Muse Machine.

POV: Seven Songs for a Long Life

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:00pm

Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor.

Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:00pm

In the provocative three-part series professor Amanda Vickery examines the lengthy struggle for women's rights in Britain.

The Race Underground: American Experience

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:00pm

In the late 19th century, as America’s teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation.

Changing Sports, Changing Lives

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 9:00pm

Tells the inspirational stories of people who have disabilities or impairments but who focus on their abilities.

American Experience: Rachel Carson

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 8:00pm

Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.

Mercy Street, Season 2

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 8:00pm

Mercy Street, the much-acclaimed Civil War-era drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, returns to WXXI-TV for a second season

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