Women's History Month..... oh yeah??

Women's History Month (representing more than half the population) is not listed in the pumpkin-colored highlight box, on the main page of topic listings. In addition, once you find Women's History Month listings, there are a mere three current offerings. All three are simply taken from the listings already available during Black History Month. While I'm of course delighted to see them listed there so that women are fully represented in that topic area, one might think that our fabulous and respected WXXI-TV might be able to produce or purchase several additional offerings just for the month of March, honoring women. The fact that they apparently have not done so is particularly regrettable given that 2011 is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day (March 8th), a holiday fully recognized in many countries across the world but hardly known or noticed across the U.S. This year is also the 100th anniversary of the terribly tragic Shirtwaist Factory Fire in N.Y.C., in which many young women died, leaving a legacy that would change the face of labor laws across America.
I would like to see WXXI-TV and Radio recognize women's history and achievements with far more time and space on both tv and the airwaves.
-Barb

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Thank you for your comment!

Thank you for taking an interest in Women's History Month programming. WXXI has scheduled several programs for radio and television specifically for Women's History Month which will air at the end of February and throughout March. Among them, Triangle Fire: American Experience premieres Monday, February 28 at 9:30 p.m., marking the 100th anniversary of the Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

Currently we are highlighting our Black History Month programming and will begin promoting Women's History Month programming in late February, at which time there will be a link to the Women's History Month webpage in the orange navigation box.

- WXXI Creative Services

Women's History Month

Thanks so much for the information. I appreciate it, & will watch for the programming. :-)