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.

Coming Up

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
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Makers: Women Who Make America, a film that tells how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years, airs Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
Julia Robinson, a pioneer among American women in mathematics, rose to prominence in a field where often she was the only woman.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
A formidable figure, standing at 5’8” and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards it inevitable end.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 10:00pm
Can three women with hand held cameras open a nation's eyes to corruption?
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 9:00pm
Have women in Arab countries achieved greater equality since the revolutions swept the region, and which rights are yet to be won?
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