Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the women who shaped the world and those who continue to shape it.


Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
It used to be that, in many parts of the world, educating a girl was not only a low priority but was prevented by social customs or economic pressures.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 9:00pm
Follow women of showbiz as they influence one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from 70s sitcoms to today’s multifaceted landscape.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:30pm
Take a hilarious year-long ride with iconic comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
Examine the price paid by many migrant women who pick and process our food — sexual assault. 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
Consider what it is about Jane Austen's plots and characters that continue to delight, amuse, console, and provoke.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
In a world dominated by men, a tiny 99-year-old named Keiko Fukuda is the highest ranking woman in judo history and a true living legend.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:00pm
An all-star concert will pay homage to the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
View a portrait of a Syrian leader who challenges women to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
Chahinaz, a 20-year-old student in Algeria, has mixed feelings about the Western world and its values, but she admires the freedom of Western women.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
A fascinating look at the creative genius behind beloved children's books including Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Pancho Barnes is a fascinating yet enigmatic icon whose swagger is often celebrated, but whose story has been largely unknown. Until now.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Across the globe oppression of women and girls is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being made through health care, education, and economic empowerment. 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
In recognition of Women’s History Month, join host Robert Hammond
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
Meet two Indian women: a pageant contestant and the leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:00pm
Trace a teenaged rape victim’s five-year odyssey through Pakistan’s flawed justice system. 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
A tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Margaret "Maggie" Ringenberg (1921-2008), a U.S. Army Air Force WASP (Women's Air Service Pilot) and renowned long-distance aviation racer.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Women, War & Peace focuses on the under-reported stories of the women who are changing the rules of engagement in conflict hotspots all over the world.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
Pegasus Early Music presents a concert of women composers from the baroque era recorded live from the Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester
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