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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FEBRUARY 2017

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

WEDNESDAY 1
(NONE)

THURSDAY 2
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Too Nice to Stay Inside" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Wings" D)))

FRIDAY 3
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Bone Strengthening" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Flexibility" D)))
09:00p Live from Lincoln Center  "50 Years of Mostly Mozart" D)))

SATURDAY 4
(NONE)

SUNDAY 5
(NONE)

MONDAY 6
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Foreigners in Their Own Land" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What's Up with the Stock Market?" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Crash Course on Starting a Business" D)))

TUESDAY 7
(NONE)

WEDNESDAY 8
(NONE)

THURSDAY 9
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Trees" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Outer Limits" D)))

FRIDAY 10
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 11
(NONE)

SUNDAY 12
(NONE)

MONDAY 13
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Empire of Dreams" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "How to Make a Million Bucks!" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Scam-a-Rama (Protect Yourself from Being Scammed)" D)))

TUESDAY 14
(NONE)

WEDNESDAY 15
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Eisenhower's Secret War "From Warrior to President" D)))
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "The Epic of Gilgamesh" D)))
03:30a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "My Name is Red" D)))

THURSDAY 16
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Write It Down" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "On the Road and Around the Word" D)))

FRIDAY 17
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Toning and Slenderizing" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Boost Your Energy" D)))

SATURDAY 18
(NONE)

SUNDAY 19
(NONE)

MONDAY 20
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "War and Peace" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "The Value of Money" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "What's Your Money Personality?" D)))

TUESDAY 21
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Frog Whisperers" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Flower Power" D)))

WEDNESDAY 22
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Eisenhower's Secret War "Building Weapons, Talking Peace" D)))
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "Odyssey" D)))
03:30a (EARLY MORNING) Invitation to World Literature "The Bacchae" D)))

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

FRIDAY 24
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Feet and Calf Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Quad Lengthening & Strengthening" D)))

SATURDAY 25
(NONE)

SUNDAY 26
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) the Talk - Race in America  D)))

MONDAY 27
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "The New Latinos" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Business Structures" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Movin' on Out" D)))

TUESDAY 28
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Skygirls" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) SciGirls "Butterfly Diaries" D)))

FEBRUARY 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)))  (One-hour special on 2/20, 2/22, & 2/24) *
11:30a  Peg + Cat  D)))  (Not on 2/20, 2/22, & 2/24) *
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)))  (FRI and also 2/20-2/23. Non-DVI programming airs MON-THU on 2/1-2/16 & 2/27-2/28)

* One-hour special “Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?” airs 11a-12p on 2/20, 2/22, & 2/24.

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))) (One-hour special on 2/26) *
07:00a  Sesame Street  D))) (Not on 2/26) *
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)))  

* One-hour special “Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?” airs 11a-12p on Monday 2/20, Wednesday 2/22, Friday 2/24; and 6:30a-7:30a on Sunday, 2/26. 


JANUARY 2017

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

SUNDAY 1
09:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece  D)))

MONDAY 2
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Empire of Dreams"  D)))
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 "Best and Most Beautiful Things"  D)))

TUESDAY 3

WEDNESDAY 4
08:00p Nature "Meet the Coywolf"  D)))
09:00p NOVA "Secrets of the Sky Tombs"
10:00p Secrets of the Dead "Vampire Legend"  D)))

THURSDAY 5
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Make Believe"  D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Growing and Building"  D)))

FRIDAY 6
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Waist Toning"  D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Knee Strengthening"  D)))

SATURDAY 7
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Six Thatchers"  D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Sherlock on Masterpiece "The Abominable Bride"  D)))

SUNDAY 8
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "Best and Most Beautiful Things"  D)))
11:00a Masterpiece Mystery!  D)))
01:00p Masterpiece Mystery! "Sherlock, Series III: The Sign of Three"  D)))
03:00p Masterpiece Mystery! "Sherlock, Series III: His Last Vow"  D)))
05:00p Sherlock on Masterpiece "The Abominable Bride"  D)))
07:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Six Thatchers"  D)))
09:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Lying Detective"  D)))
10:36p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece  D)))

MONDAY 9
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "War and Peace"  D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Are You Financially Literate?"  D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Wheel of Misfortune"  D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "Containment/Excerpt From Uranium Drive-In"  D)))

TUESDAY 10
09:00p Command and Control: American Experience  D)))

WEDNESDAY 11
08:00p Nature "Snowbound: Animals of Winter"  D)))

THURSDAY 12
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Discover the World"  D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Just for Fun"  D)))

FRIDAY 13
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Mobility"  D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Back Pain Relief"  D)))

SATURDAY 14
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Lying Detective"  D)))

SUNDAY 15
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "Containment/Excerpt From Uranium Drive-In"  D)))
07:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Final Problem"  D)))
11:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece  D)))

MONDAY 16
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "The New Latinos"  D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "More Bang for Your Buck"  D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Where is My Allowance?"  D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "What Was Ours"  D)))

TUESDAY 17

WEDNESDAY 18
08:00p Nature "Moose: Life of a Twig Eater"  D)))

THURSDAY 19
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Use It"  D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Fins, Feathers and Fur"  D)))
10:36p American Graduate: Vamos a Lograrlo! Shorts "Baby Mama High"  D)))

FRIDAY 20
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Hip and Leg Flexibility"  D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Mobility"  D)))

SATURDAY 21
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Final Problem"  D)))

SUNDAY 22
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "What Was Ours"  D)))

MONDAY 23
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Pride and Prejudice/Peril and Promise"  D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Escape the Box"  D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "A World Without Taxes"  D)))
09:00p Sight: The Story of Vision  D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "The Witness"  D)))

TUESDAY 24
08:00p Rachel Carson: American Experience  D)))

WEDNESDAY 25
08:00p Nature "A Sloth Named Velcro"  D)))

THURSDAY 26
01:00a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Dress Up"  D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Superheroes"  D)))

FRIDAY 27
02:00a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Strengthening"  D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING) Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Boost Your Energy"  D)))

SATURDAY 28

SUNDAY 29
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Independent Lens "The Witness"  D)))

MONDAY 30
03:00a (EARLY MORNING) Latino Americans "Peril and Promise"  D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Debt: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly"  D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING) Biz Kid$ "Your First Big Purchase"  D)))

TUESDAY 31
09:00p Race Underground: American Experience  D)))

DECEMBER 2016

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)))  (Not on 1/16 & 1/20)
11:00a  Dinosaur Train  D)))  (Not on 1/20) 
11:30a  Peg + Cat  D)))  (Not on 1/20) 
12:00p  Super Why!  D)))  (Not on 1/20)
12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D)))  (Not on 1/20) 
01:00p  Sesame Street  D)))  (Not on 1/20) 
01:30p  WordWorld  D)))  (1/1-1/13), Clifford the Big Red Dog  D)))  (starting 1/16) (Not on 1/20) *
02:00p  (Non-DVI programming)
02:30p  Curious George  D)))  (Not on 1/16 & 1/20)
03:00p  Nature Cat  D))) 
03:30p  Ready Jet Go!  D)))
04:00p  Odd Squad  D))) 
04:30p  Cyberchase  D)))  (FRI. Non-DVI programming MON-THU)

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)))  (Not on 1/21)
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)))  (Not on 1/22)
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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