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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

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus, we sit down with a local painter in her Anderson Alley studio.
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 9:00pm
Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00pm
Pittsford native Richard Brookins plays the lead role in this documentary that tells the amazing true story of war, honor, luck and love. 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Year explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
When you hear the phrase "Native American music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches. Yet, this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join host Tom Hanks for a celebration of filmmaker Ken Burns, whose nearly four-decade career has resulted in some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join a young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess as they travel with a Shoshone elder to reclaim their tribe’s lost artifacts.
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
During his eight-decade career, Bob Hope (1903-2003) was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Young Hyacinth is a comedy prequel to the popular BBC series Keeping Up Appearances, set in the 1950s and charting the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth, who is frantically trying to force her family to climb the social ladder.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 9:00pm
Experience the memorable 50th anniversary performance of the band's seminal album
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Follow the stories of ordinary men and women who have done the extraordinary.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
Celebrate 50 years of the illustrious career of singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, , also known as Yusuf, with this retrospective documentary featuring performances of many of his beloved hits.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Mouthwatering moments with a diverse range of Jewish families celebrate the importance of food as a cultural connection to the past, and a hope to maintain tradition in the future.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Join WXXI and Evan Dawson as we set out for Spain’s “jewels” – the three fascinating cities of Madrid, San Sebastian and Barcelona. 

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

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 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).
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
In Cortez, Colorado, the Team explores the Dillard site, a village that some 1500 years ago was home to people of the Basketmaker III era, a culture that advanced itself with technologies like farming, pottery, and the bow and arrow.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tribal Justice spotlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
This November, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salutes David Letterman.
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