Arts and Culture

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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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Book lovers rejoice! PBS’ The Great American Read returns with host Meredith Vieira. 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Great American Read explores the ways that America's best-loved novels answer the age-old question, "Who am I?"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Take a journey with some literary heroes to examine what makes them complex and relatable.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
Revisit the evil deeds of some of literature's favorite and most notorious villains.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
Fall in love all over again with some of literature's most beautiful romances.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Take a magical journey to another world through some of America's best-loved novels.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Find out which of the 100 nominated novels is crowned America's favorite.
Monday, May 13, 2019 (All day)
Discover Croatia and the Adriatic Coast with WXXI's Travel Club!
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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Take a magical journey to another world through some of America's best-loved novels.
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:30pm
This week's episdoe features all Rochester-based artists! 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
Fall in love all over again with some of literature's most beautiful romances.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
Revisit the evil deeds of some of literature's favorite and most notorious villains.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Take a journey with some literary heroes to examine what makes them complex and relatable.
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