Arts and Culture

NOVA: Escape From Nazi Alcatraz

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:00pm

Examine an ingenious plan to escape from Colditz Castle, a prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany.

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Japanese American Lives: Mrs. Judo

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:00pm

In a world dominated by men, a tiny 99-year-old named Keiko Fukuda is the highest ranking woman in judo history and a true living legend.

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The Queen's Mother in Law

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 10:00pm

This film sheds new light on one of the royal family's most remarkable but little known personalities.

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Celebrate Mom MARATHON

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:00am

It’s Mother’s Day, the special day to spoil Mom.

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Backstage Pass with the Society for Chamber Music

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

WXXI's Julia Figueras welcomes members of the Society for Chamber Music in studio for music and conversation.

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May 2014 programs on the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an 8-week broadcast series beginning May 17 at 1:00 p.m. with Verdi's Otello.

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Intelligence Squared US: Outlook for Millennials: Do they stand a chance?

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:00pm

Millennials— growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right?

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American Masters: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:00pm

Explore the tall-tale life of participatory journalist and Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton.

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Scott & Bailey

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:00pm

Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult as well as cope with their own complex personal lives.

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Frankie

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:00pm

A heroine for the modern age, district nurse Frankie Maddox looks life and death in the eye on a daily basis; her mission is to make a difference.

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