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American Epic Sessions

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:00pm

Witness a historic recording session led by Jack White and T Bone Burnett with top artists, including Willie Nelson, Elton John, Nas, Taj Mahal, Alabama Shakes, Beck, and Los Lobos, as they recreate America’s musical past using a recording lathe.

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Baptise on Masterpiece

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 10:00pm

One of the The Missing’s best-loved characters returns in Baptiste, a spinoff series with Tchéky Karyo reviving his role as French detective Julien Baptiste.

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Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:00pm

This two-part documentary, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book of the same name, airs at a critical moment for the scientific community, as geneticists around the world wrestle with the ethical implications of new technologies that offer both promise and peril. 

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World on Fire on Masterpiece

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 9:00pm

Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Lesley Manville and Jonah Hauer-King head an international cast in a gripping drama that follows the lives of ordinary people coping with the greatest war in human history.

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American Experience: The Vote

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 8:00pm

This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.

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The Stuarts – A Bloody Reign

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 7:00pm

Meet the dynasty that ruled Britain with an iron fist.

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World on Fire on Masterpiece, A Preview Screening

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:00am

Join WXXI for a free preview screening of Masterpiece's newest series, a World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives.

This event has been CANCELLED.

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Always in Season

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:00pm

A grieving mother embarks on a quest for racial justice after her teenage son's suspicious death.

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Witness: Women's History Month

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 9:00pm

This radio special presents remarkable stories of women's history, told by the women who were there.

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Rise Up: Songs of the Women's Movement

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 1:00pm

Celebrate the centennial of women’s right to vote through the soundtrack of the women’s movement.

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