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  • Independent Lens: Deaf Jam   2 years 37 weeks ago

    Ray,

    Deaf Jam is part of the ongoing series Independent Lens - which is scheduled on WXXI-HD on Sunday nights following Masterpiece Theatre. Here is a list of other times you can see the episode:

    WXXI-HD Sun, 11/06/2011 03:00:00 00:56:46

    WXXI-World Wed, 11/09/2011 09:00:00 00:56:46
    WXXI-World Wed, 11/09/2011 15:00:00 00:56:46
    WXXI-World Wed, 11/09/2011 20:00:00 00:56:46

    WXXI-World Thu, 11/10/2011 01:00:00 00:56:46
    WXXI-World Sat, 11/12/2011 12:00:00 00:56:46

    You are also welcome to record the program and watch it at a time that fits better in your schedule.

    ~Irene Fink
    TV Program Director
    WXXI Public Broadcasting

  • Independent Lens: Deaf Jam   2 years 37 weeks ago

    Why is it scheduled during ungodly day and hour? (Deaf Jam). Especially here in Rochester where there is a large Deaf Community.

  • Smokin' Fish   2 years 37 weeks ago

    For more information about this film you can go to the oficial film website: http://Smokinfishmov...

    Thank You

  • Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion   2 years 37 weeks ago

    It's hard to imagine how crowded Asia is, seeing that it's 4x as crowded as we are. Excellent visuals, though. We just have to move inland more to have more space. It will cost a lot to move water for us, but we need the space.

  • Program Listings - November 2011   2 years 37 weeks ago

    We use this free tool as a way to offer a more interactive view of our program listings, especially on our own website. It's open to anyone to use it, just like YouTube. If you find yourself at issuu.com, please check our page http://issuu.com/wxxi or do a search for wxxi and you should see listings.

  • Program Listings - November 2011   2 years 37 weeks ago

    You have a link to issuu.com but no information about how it works with your program guide. When I click on the link I am taken to issuu.com front page. Is there a relationship with WXXI? Please let us know.

  • With Heart and Voice ® Program 1144   2 years 38 weeks ago

    I love the program With Heart & Voice. Is there a way to get the podcast onto my iPod nano or an iPad? I want to be able to listen to the podcast over & over & to save it? Also, when is the program available on Sunday for the week you are broadcasting it? When I go to the podcast on Sunday morning, for me, it is from the previous week. What I want to be able to do is save each program somehow & play them frequently. I would like to buy some of the music. Do you ever list where to buy the various hymns, etc. Thank you.

  • An Afternoon with Jane Austen scholar and expert David Shapard   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Dear Mr. Shapard,

    If I were to write a lengthy essay on a prevalent theme in Jane Austen novels, would Romantic Interactions between characters be a good topic? Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Best
    Anon

  • Secrets of the Dead: The Silver Pharaoh on WXXI-TV   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Somebody must have told you by now, but when the narrator said "cervical vertebra seven" Your illustration lit up one of the thoracic vertebrae: T-7 I imagine.

    Who cares? Don't put it down to "geeky" obsessiveness. It is a minor point of concern to new learners and those who want to have confidence in your work. How did it get past writer, editor, producers, and narrator?

    A big pain in the neck produces one kind of misery and dysfunction (not to mention cord implications), while a big pain in the back between your shoulder blades carries different penalties.

    Quite a good show, though, otherwise. If I could just get past the opening jitter cam thing (whatever you call the title graphics), I'd watch it more often. I just loathe the (melo)drama. Who is it supposed to appeal to, those who think it's corny or those who think it's silly? Generational tastes, y'
    know.

    Dave
    Fresno

  • Met Opera in HD: Don Giovanni   2 years 38 weeks ago

    i have a question ... where is tinseltown located at ? TN? whats the address of the nearest place?

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Caught the television interview with the actors as well. Cannot wait to see this show!!!

  • With Heart and Voice ® Program 1143   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Thanks for your note, Melanie! I think the piece you're looking for is "Choral Variations on 'Ah, Holy Jesus'" by Roger Petrich, published by Oxford University Press. If that's not the piece you're thinking of, you can go to the With Heart and Voice website (www.withheartandvoic...) and click on "playlists" in the upper left corner to browse the entire playlist for the October 23 program.

    Hope this is helpful....and thanks for listening!

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Thank you for all the kind comments. Jake Holliday Purcel was an outstanding guest—knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I hope to have him back soon.

    As many of you have mentioned the play, below is what I wrote on the “Stage Notes” Facebook page:

    The cat is out of the bag: "The Mystery of Irma Vep" is spectacular. Jake Holliday Purcel and Ed Popil are stunning together on stage in the two person show. Bravo! Once again, Rochester has shown it's an A-list city for theatre. Thank you, Blackfriars.

  • With Heart and Voice ® Program 1143   2 years 38 weeks ago

    There was a lovely anthem that I wanted to find out the composer and name of piece. I believe the name of the anthem was "Ah, My Lord" or something like that. Can you provide the list of the pieces from this broadcast? Thanks

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Great interview- can't wait to see the show!

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    So excited for this show after listening to the radio program. I am coming to the show this Friday. I can't wait. Thanks for again bringing great theatre to Rochester!!

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    LOVED the interview with Jake about the show at Blackfriars! Very much looking forward to seeing it!

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    I'm so looking forward to seeing this show! Always a great experience at Blackfriar's!

  • Jake Holliday Purcell, Blackfriars Theatre, and Million Dollar Quartet   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Great program on Saturday. LOVED all the song choices. Already have my tickets!!

  • PBS Arts from Seattle: Pearl Jam Twenty on WXXI-TV   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Steve,
    WXXI has had a long standing commitment to News and Public Affairs on Friday nights. We also recognize that there is a wealth of Arts opportunities happening right here in Rochester on a Friday night.  We chose Sunday as the home for the Arts Fest to honor our commitment to News and Public Affairs on Friday nights, and to give our community the best opportunity to see the Arts Fest.  We know that many folks are out and about on Friday nights enjoying the arts locally, and not in front of the TV.  Please note that this is a 9 week festival including a wide range of acts:
    It opened with Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore on the 16th, other episodes planned include:
    the Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp, Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, and The Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me the Banjo.

    Please feel free to record future episodes and play them back at your leisure.

    ~Irene Fink
    TV Program Director
    WXXI Public Broadcasting

  • This American Life: Cat and Mouse   2 years 39 weeks ago

    A metaphor for your life

  • PBS Arts from Seattle: Pearl Jam Twenty on WXXI-TV   2 years 39 weeks ago

    I am perplexed and highly disappointed that you did NOT program the Pearl Jam documentary like most PBS Stations are doing, such as tonight (Friday) or tomorrow evening, when people are looking for something like this to enjoy after a long work week, and perhaps even throw a viewing party in their homes w/others as a social event.

    Instead, you are showing it on Sunday afternoon when people are either watching NFL games, raking leaves, running errands, taking an afternoon nap, or w/family on a fall outing etc.

    I first read the preview on the broadcast debut of this Cameron Crowe documentary in the NY City media,and told numerous friends about it as well. I rushed home from a long work week to see it @9pm tonight on Channel 21. I had a gut feeling that the WXXI programmers might be tone deaf (no pun intended), to its broadcast placement. Sure enough, my fear was realized as I turned on the tube to see another bland news talk show, instead of an entertaining, exciting television debut on a Friday night, about a band that is the gold standard in the history of the punk / grunge rock genre.

    You guys just reminded me why I refuse to donate my money to the local PBS Station, which continues to be a clueless, elitist, out of touch affiliate of a National Network that is the polar opposite of its local counterpart.

    Shame on you.

    Sincerely,
    Steve Newcomb
    Pittsford, NY

  • Mornings on Classical 91.5, October 17 - 21   2 years 39 weeks ago

    . . . a medley of Mystery tunes from PBS specials.

  • Live Taping of WXXI's "OnStage"   2 years 39 weeks ago

    Tracey,
    Yes we did select a few singers/songwriters that are solo for season three of OnStage. Our band call for the series has ended, but we hope to continue the series after season three. And, if we do, we will host another band call... around August/September 2012. Tivoli Skye should definitely submit then.

    To check out the bands that were selected for season three, visit: http://interactive.w...

  • Live Taping of WXXI's "OnStage"   2 years 39 weeks ago

    Just wondering if there are any times that you feature local singer/songwriters who are basically solo. Please advise.
    http://www.youtube.c... Promise
    http://www.youtube.c... Break me
    also on Tivoli Skye channel live video of EP launch , and other bits of gigs.