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both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become the United States’ fourth largest opera company and “stands out as a newly important force in American opera,” according to Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:00pm
The British mystery drama Remember Me follows Tom Parfitt, played by Michael Palin, a frail and elderly Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00pm
Find out who will be crowned the winner.
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 6:00am
It’s summer time and we are enjoying the juicy goodness of melons!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Harvest traces the history and evolution of the farming and agricultural community in upstate New York over six generations through the lives and stories of farming families and the communities they help build.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 (All day)
Join us on board the Rocky Mountaineer as we travel from Vancouver to Calgary!
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:30pm
On May 2, 2017, Harris and the Nash Ramblers celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Ryman with a sold out show.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 6:00am
The Julia Child 105th birthday celebration begins this weekend!  
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
This concert spectacular is hosted by beloved icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting novel.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:30pm
Get ready to SOAR Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. with  WXXI-TV and its Move to Include initiative.

Arts and Culture

Listen now on the Classical 91.5 website
In recognition of LGBT pride month, host Robert Hammond is pleased to welcome Ari Shapiro to Stage Notes on Saturday, June 10 at noon on Classical 91.5.
On-Demand
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:30pm
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky, premiering July 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV brings one of the 20th century’s best-loved writers out from the shadow of her often controversial husband, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 1:00am
This instrumental band performs original music that evokes a shifting range of sonic colours and ambient soundscapes.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
In Weekend in Havana, host Geoffrey Baer travels to the capital city of Havana to explore Cuba alongside the people who live there.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
The British mystery drama Remember Me follows Tom Parfitt, played by Michael Palin, a frail and elderly Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Enjoy this performance by jazz pianist Jeff Johnston, whose works are infused with alluring harmonies, lush textures, rhythmic inventiveness and spontaneity.
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