WXXI TV - Described Television Programs

DVI Descriptive Television ProgramsAs a further service to Rochester's visually impaired community, WXXI television offers a large number of its programs with descriptive video (DVi). These programs are noted with a D))) in the listings below. Programs with descriptive video provide concise descriptions of sets, scenery, costumes, action and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

With the transition to digital television, the SAP channel is no longer used to transmit audio descriptions.  Instead, digital television standards provide for two types of main audio, and six types of associated audio services, one of which is for people with vision disabilities.  In order to access DVi programs in the digital world, you will need to have either a digital television with additional associated audio services or a converter box with enough associated audio services.  As long as you are equipped with one of these two options, any program that contains DVi/audio description, the description will be heard along with all of the regular program audio. For more information on how to access DVi programs, call WXXI at 325-7500.

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May 2017 

DVI PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI programming is listed below):

MONDAY 1
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Scam-a-Rama (Protect Yourself from Being Scammed)" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "The Value of Money" D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "National Bird" D)))

TUESDAY 2
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) The Crowd & the Cloud "Viral vs. Virus" D)))

WEDNESDAY 3
08:00p Nature "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1" D)))

THURSDAY 4
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Artist" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Old Is New" D)))

FRIDAY 5
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Hip and Leg Flexibility" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Mobility" D)))

SATURDAY 6
(NONE)

SUNDAY 7
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "National Bird" D)))

MONDAY 8
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What's Your Money Personality?" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Business Structures" D)))

TUESDAY 9
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) the Crowd & the Cloud "Citizens4Earth" D)))

WEDNESDAY 10
08:00p Nature "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2" D)))

THURSDAY 11
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Stars" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Creatures" D)))

FRIDAY 12
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Strengthening" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Boost Your Energy" D)))

SATURDAY 13
(NONE)

SUNDAY 14

MONDAY 15
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Foreigners in Their Own Land" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Movin' on Out" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "You Are the Target!" D)))

TUESDAY 16
(NONE)

WEDNESDAY 17
08:00p Nature "Animal Misfits" D)))

THURSDAY 18
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Bloom" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "People" D)))

FRIDAY 19
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Bone Strengthening" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Flexibility" D)))

SATURDAY 20
(NONE)

SUNDAY 21
(NONE)

MONDAY 22
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Empire of Dreams" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "The Economics of Economics" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Businesses That Give Back" D)))

TUESDAY 23
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Frog Whisperers" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Flower Power" D)))

WEDNESDAY 24
08:00p Nature "The Gathering Swarms" D)))

THURSDAY 25
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Animals" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Stylish" D)))
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Ecosense for Living "Household Tips"

FRIDAY 26
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Arthritis Relief and Pain Prevention" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Posture" D)))

SATURDAY 27
(NONE)

SUNDAY 28
(NONE)

MONDAY 29
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "War and Peace" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What's in the Books?" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Take It to the Bank" D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "Farmer/Veteran" D)))

TUESDAY 30
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Skygirls" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Butterfly Diaries" D)))

WEDNESDAY 31
08:00p Nature "Touching the Wild" D)))

MAY 2017
DVI PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN (General DVI programming is listed above):

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM 
06:00a  Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That  D)))
06:30a  Arthur  D))) * (One-hour special on 5/29.)
07:00a  (Non-DVI programming) * (Continuation of one-hour special on 5/29.)
07:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  
08:00a  Nature Cat  D))) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) † (One-hour special on 5/8, 5/10, 5/12)
09:30a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) † (Continuation of one-hour special on 5/8, 5/10, 5/12)
10:00a  (Non-DVI programming)
10:30a  Sesame Street  D))) ‡ (One-hour special on 5/29 & 5/30.)
11:00a  Dinosaur Train  D))) ‡ (Continuation of one-hour special on 5/29 & 5/30.)
11:30a  Peg + Cat  D)))  
12:00p  Super Why!  D)))  
12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D)))  
01:00p  Sesame Street  D))) ‡ (One-hour special on 5/29 & 5/30.)   
01:30p  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D))) ‡ (Continuation of one-hour special on 5/29 & 5/30.)
02:00p  (Non-DVI programming)
02:30p  Curious George  D)))  
03:00p  Nature Cat  D)))  
03:30p  Ready Jet Go!  D)))
04:00p  Odd Squad  D))) (Airing 5/15-5/30. Non-DVI programming airing 5/1-5/12, and 5/31)
04:30p  Cyberchase  D)))  (Airing on 5/15-5/19,5/23-26, & 5/30. Non-DVI programming airing 5/1-5/12, 5/19, 5/22, & 5/31)

* Special programming on 5/29 at 6:30a-7:30a: Arthur: DW & The Beastly Birthday D)))

† Special programming on 5/8, 5/10, 5/12 at 9a-10a: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip D)))

‡ Special programming on 5/29 & 5/30 at 10:30a-11:30a & 1p-2p: Sesame Street: Cookie Thief D)))

SATURDAYS, 6:00AM-9:30AM:
06:00a  Thomas & Friends  D)))   
06:30a  Bob the Builder  D))) 
07:00a  Daniel Tiger  D))) * (One-hour special on 5/13.)
07:30a  Daniel Tiger  D))) * (Continuation of one-hour special on 5/13.)
08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Nature Cat  D)))  

* Special programming on 5/13 at 7a-8a: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip D)))

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM:
06:00a  Sid the Science Kid  D))) 
06:30a  Dinosaur Train  D))) 
07:00a  Sesame Street  D))) 
07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D)))   
08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Nature Cat  D))) 
09:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  
10:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
10:30a  Odd Squad  D)))  


April 2017  

DVI PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI programming is listed below):

SATURDAY 1
(NONE) 

SUNDAY 2
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Soldier On: Life After Deployment  D)))

MONDAY 3
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Businesses Going Green" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "All in the Family" D)))
09:00p Independent Lens "Newtown" D)))

TUESDAY 4
(NONE) 

WEDNESDAY 5
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) the Salinas Project  D)))
08:00p Nature "Owl Power" D)))
10:00p Secrets of the Dead "Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science" D)))

THURSDAY 6
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Imagination" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Sci-Fi" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Soldier On: Life After Deployment  D)))

FRIDAY 7
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Full Body Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Posture Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 8
(NONE) 

SUNDAY 9
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "Newtown" D)))

MONDAY 10
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "A World without Taxes" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Debt: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly" D)))
09:00p Great War: American Experience  D)))

TUESDAY 11
09:00p Great War: American Experience  D)))

WEDNESDAY 12
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Yellow Stars of Tolerance  D)))
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Eisenhower's Secret War "From Warrior to President" D)))
08:00p Nature "Viva Puerto Rico" D)))
09:00p Great War: American Experience  D)))

THURSDAY 13
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Living Places" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Artist" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Italy's Mystery Mountains  D)))

FRIDAY 14
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Weight Loss" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Full Body Flexibility" D)))

SATURDAY 15
(NONE) 

SUNDAY 16
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest D)))

MONDAY 17
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Your First Big Purchase" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What's Up with the Stock Market?" D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "Seed: The Untold Story" D)))

TUESDAY 18
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) The Crowd & The Cloud "Even Big Data Starts Small" D)))

WEDNESDAY 19
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Eisenhower's Secret War "Building Weapons, Talking Peace" D)))
08:00p Nature "Hotel Armadillo" D)))

THURSDAY 20
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Fly Away" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Old is New" D)))

FRIDAY 21
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Waist Toning" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Knee Strengthening" D)))

SATURDAY 22
(NONE) 

SUNDAY 23
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "Seed: The Untold Story" D)))
12:00p The Crowd & The Cloud "Even Big Data Starts Small" D)))
01:00p The Crowd & The Cloud "Citizens + Scientists" D)))
02:00p The Crowd & The Cloud "Viral Vs. Virus" D)))
03:00p The Crowd & The Cloud "Citizens4earth" D)))

MONDAY 24
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Crash Course on Starting a Business" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "How to Make a Million Bucks!" D)))
09:00p Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust  D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "The Last Laugh" D)))

TUESDAY 25
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) The Crowd & The Cloud "Citizens + Scientists" D)))
08:00p Command and Control: American Experience  D)))

WEDNESDAY 26
(NONE) 

THURSDAY 27
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Camp" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Stars" D)))

FRIDAY 28
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Mobility" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Back Pain Relief" D)))

SATURDAY 29
(NONE) 

SUNDAY 30
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "The Last Laugh" D)))

APRIL 2017

DVI PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN (General DVI programming is listed above):

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM 
06:00a  Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That  D)))
06:30a  Arthur  D))) 
07:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
07:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  
08:00a  Nature Cat  D))) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D)))  
09:30a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) 
10:00a  (Non-DVI programming)
10:30a  Sesame Street  D)))  
11:00a  Dinosaur Train  D)))  
11:30a  Peg + Cat  D)))  
12:00p  Super Why!  D)))  
12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D)))  
01:00p  Sesame Street  D)))   
01:30p  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D))) 
02:00p  (Non-DVI programming)
02:30p  Curious George  D)))  
03:00p  Nature Cat  D)))  
03:30p  Ready Jet Go!  D)))
04:00p  Odd Squad  D))) 
04:30p  Cyberchase  D)))  (4/7-4/21 & 4/28. Non-DVI programming on other days.)

SATURDAYS, 6:00AM-9:30AM:
06:00a  Thomas & Friends  D)))   
06:30a  Bob the Builder  D))) 
07:00a  Daniel Tiger  D))) 
07:30a  Daniel Tiger  D))) 
08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Nature Cat  D)))  

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM:
06:00a  Sid the Science Kid  D))) 
06:30a  Dinosaur Train  D))) 
07:00a  Sesame Street  D))) 
07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D)))   
08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Nature Cat  D))) 
09:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  
10:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
10:30a  Odd Squad  D)))  


MARCH 2017 

DVI PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI programming is listed below):

WEDNESDAY 1
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "The Bhagavad Gita" D)))
03:30a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "The Tale of Genji" D)))
09:00p Africa's Great Civilizations  “Empires of Gold/Cities” (Parts 3 & 4 or 6) D)))

THURSDAY 2
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Me!" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Make Believe" D)))
09:00p Africa's Great Civilizations "The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations" (Parts 5 & 6 of 6) D)))

FRIDAY 3
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Arm Toning Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Strengthening Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 4 
(NONE)

SUNDAY 5
(NONE)

MONDAY 6
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Pride and Prejudice/Peril and Promise" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "You Are the Target!" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "The Economics of Economics" D)))

TUESDAY 7
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Feathered Friends" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Terrific Pacific" D)))

WEDNESDAY 8
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "Journey To the West" D)))
03:30a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "Popol Vuh" D)))

THURSDAY 9
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Artist" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Old Is New" D)))

FRIDAY 10
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Sit and Be Fit "Variety: the Spice of Life"
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Sit and Be Fit "Functional and Fun Exercises for the Feet"
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Shoulder Pain Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Knee Strengthening Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 11
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem  D)))

SUNDAY 12
12:00p MARATHON “African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” (Airing 12p-7:30p)
"The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" D)))
"The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" D))) 
"Into the Fire (1861-1896)" D)))
"Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" D)))
"Rise! (1940-1968)" D)))
"A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" D)))

MONDAY 13
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Peril and Promise" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Businesses That Give Back" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What's in the Books?" D)))

TUESDAY 14
(NONE)

WEDNESDAY 15
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "Candide" D)))
03:30a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "One Hundred Years of Solitude" D)))
08:00p Nature "The Best of Nature - 25 Years" D)))

THURSDAY 16
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Stars" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Creatures" D)))

FRIDAY 17
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Strengthening & Pain-Relief Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Hips & Hamstring Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 18
(NONE)

SUNDAY 19
(NONE)

MONDAY 20
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Take It to the Bank" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "It's a Job to Get a Job!" D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "The Bad Kids" D)))

TUESDAY 21
(NONE)

WEDNESDAY 22
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "The God of Small Things" D)))
03:30a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "The Thousand and One Nights" D)))

THURSDAY 23
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Bloom" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "People" D)))

FRIDAY 24
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Bone Strength Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Weight Loss Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 25
(NONE)

SUNDAY 26
(NONE)

MONDAY 27
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Fundraising Can Be Fun" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What to Do with a Windfall" D)))
08:00p Antiques Roadshow "Palm Springs, Pt. 3"
09:00p Soldier On: Life After Deployment  D)))

TUESDAY 28
08:00p Dead Reckoning: War & Justice "The General's Ghost" D)))
09:00p Dead Reckoning: War & Justice "The Blind Eye" D)))
10:00p Dead Reckoning: War & Justice "In Our Time" D)))

WEDNESDAY 29
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) the Salinas Project  D)))
08:00p Nature "Yosemite" D)))

THURSDAY 30
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Animals" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Stylish" D)))

FRIDAY 31
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Ab & Core Strength Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Increase Balance Workout" D)))

MARCH 2017

DVI PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN (General DVI programming is listed above):

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM 

06:00a  Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That  D)))
06:30a  Arthur  D))) 
07:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
07:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  
08:00a  Nature Cat  D))) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  (One-hour special on 3/20 & 3/24) *
09:00a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D)))  (Not on 3/20 & 3/24) *
09:30a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) 
10:00a  (Non-DVI programming)
10:30a  Sesame Street  D)))  
11:00a  Dinosaur Train  D)))  
11:30a  Peg + Cat  D)))  
12:00p  Super Why!  D)))  
12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D)))  
01:00p  Sesame Street  D)))   
01:30p  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D))) 
02:00p  (Non-DVI programming)
02:30p  Curious George  D)))  (One-hour special on 3/20 & 3/24) *
03:00p  Nature Cat  D)))  (Not on 3/20 & 3/24) *
03:30p  Ready Jet Go!  D)))
04:00p  Odd Squad  D))) 
04:30p  Cyberchase  D)))  (FRI only. Non-DVI programming airs MON-THU.)

* One-hour special “Curious George Swings into Spring” airs 8:30a-9:30a & 2:30p-3:30p on 3/20 & 3/24.

SATURDAYS, 6:00AM-9:30AM:

06:00a  Thomas & Friends  D)))   
06:30a  Bob the Builder  D))) 
07:00a  Daniel Tiger  D))) 
07:30a  Daniel Tiger  D))) 
08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Nature Cat  D)))  

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM:

06:00a  Sid the Science Kid  D))) 
06:30a  Dinosaur Train  D))) 
07:00a  Sesame Street  D))) 
07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D)))   
08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 
08:30a  Curious George  D)))  
09:00a  Nature Cat  D))) 
09:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  
10:00a  (Non-DVI programming)
10:30a  Odd Squad  D)))  

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