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, March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30pm
Naomi Silver, President, COO, and CEO of the Rochester Red Wings and Rochester Community Baseball Inc., joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for a special episode of Norm & Company
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Can soccer help girls from low-income areas succeed on and off the field?
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
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 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
In Soldier On: Life After Deployment three women — Natasha Young, Amanda Tejada and Lyndsey Lyons — confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
'Portraits for the Home Front' explores Elizabeth Black and her soldier sketches in World War II
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
The documentary explores the efforts to find soldiers and their survivors sketched by Elizabeth Black, a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
In Soldier On: Life After Deployment three women — Natasha Young, Amanda Tejada and Lyndsey Lyons — confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service.
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

Recently

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Working at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00pm
Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 8:00pm
In the provocative three-part series professor Amanda Vickery examines the lengthy struggle for women's rights in Britain.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
Inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist to date, Loretta Lynn (b. April 14, 1932) has earned four Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:00am
Creatives, pre-heat your ovens for the Great Create Bake-Off featuring Julia Child and Martha Stewart.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:00pm
Medicine Woman, interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from WWII to Vietnam to Afghanistan. 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
From the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee, from Iraq to New York City, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Military Sexual Trauma.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:00pm
Go inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Infinity Hall Live brings you some of the best female performances captured through our lens
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
WXXI is pleased to present The Story of Women and Art, a three-part program that reveals the critical role the female perspective has played in shaping the visual culture of the modern world.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
Join beloved funny lady Carol Burnett as she presents her own personally selected favorite moments from her long-running variety series The Carol Burnett Show.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
One of the most revered and influential rock ’n’ roll singers of all time, Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27.

Ongoing

PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country profiled young people breaking down stereotypes. How does it feel to be the only girl in the room, or boy on the team? Watch On-Demand
Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from WWII to Vietnam to Afghanistan. 
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