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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. Read more

Featured Programming

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Understand how Earth’s colors are created and what they mean.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
Semyon Bychkov conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
In this hour-long travel special, Rick Steves explores the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture and centuries of history.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
In an era when women weren’t even allowed on the battlefield, Joan of Arc’s faith drove her transformation from an ordinary peasant girl into a legendary female warrior and historical icon.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
WXXI presents a sneak peek at "Hamilton's America" and other PBS Fall Festival programming coming to WXXI-TV this fall.

Arts and Culture

At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
On-Demand
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 1:00pm
Deborah Fox and Pegasus Early Music join host Julia Figueras for a look at Barbara Strozzi’s Venice
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:30pm
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month join us for  an all new episode of Cultural Expressions.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00pm
Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
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