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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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:14am
Vote for your favorite novel from nation’s 100 most-loved novels in The Great American Read. Read, Vote, Share
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:00pm
Featuring the great Roy Orbison and an all-star line-up of special guests for a never-to-be-repeated evening of rock and roll, filmed entirely in black and white. 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 9:30am
As part of our Dialogue on Disability programming, WXXI is pleased to present the first documentary to explore autism as sensory-based experiences. 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Returning this fall with new episodes, The Great American Read and the finale revealing the #1 most-love novel voted on by readers like you! Host Meredith Vieira takes you on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels, the people who love them and their authors.
Sunday, August 25, 2019 (All day)
Join WXXI a cruise on the Rhine and Moselle rivers!

Arts and Culture

Host Meredith Vieira takes you on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels, the people who love them and their authors. Watch on-demand if you missed the launch! 
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

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Examines the lives of famous women and their lesser-known siblings.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:30pm
Teen filmmakers in the Rochester region and throughout the United States are being recognized for their filmmaking skills at this summer’s 2018 Rochester Teen Film Festival. 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
On January 28, 1963, a young black man from Charleston named Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson College, making him the first African American accepted to a white school in South Carolina.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:00pm
Visit ten homes that transformed the way we live.
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Join WXXI for a free preview screening and talkback panel of Kingdoms of the Sky: Rockies on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre.  The series will reveal the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the iconic mountain ranges of the world.
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