Arts and Culture

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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.

Featured Programming

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Go inside the gothic walls and discover the hidden worlds of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:00pm
Be sure to watch this visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00pm
An art star, dandy, instigator and a radical artistic visionary, James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) introduced ideas and art forms that were avant-garde for their time.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
For the first time on film, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen art by members of the royal family, past and present, exploring a colorful palette of intimate family memory and observation.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year. 

Recently Aired

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00pm
Examine the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them.
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
Classical 91.5 is pleased to present an encore broadcast of this concert, which was taped before  a live audience in New York City last May. 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
Celebrate the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:00pm
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:00pm
An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of Giacomo Puccini’s popular work, the most-performed opera in Met history.
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