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On-Demand World Channel: Asian-American Pacific Islander Collection 2022

A collection of films by and about individuals amplifying and affirming Asian American Pacific Islander voices across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media.

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The R-Word, Free Virtual Screening

WATCH ONLINE THROUGH JULY 21

Presented as part of Move to Include, this film takes a purposeful look into the long-reaching history and lasting implications of the word retard(ed) and current attitudes and perceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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The Black Church Virtual Screening and Q&A

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 7:00pm

Series Host and Executive Producer Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and PBS Chief Programming Executive Sylvia Bugg discuss the upcoming PBS special The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.

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WXXI Celebrates African-American Contributions

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 6:00am

Learn more about the amazing contributions these 40 individuals have made.

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Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

Sat, 10/08/2022 - 4:00pm

Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. 

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Making Black in America: Through the Grapevine

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 9:00pm

In this new four-part series renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the vibrant cultural and social spaces at the heart of the African American experience. 

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PBS Books: Making Black America: Through The Grapevine with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 8:00pm

PBS Books, in collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), hosts a talk with award-winning HonorĂ©e Fanonne Jeffers.

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PBS Books: Making Black America: Through The Grapevine with Professor Higginbotham

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 8:00pm

In anticipation of Making Black America: Through the Grapevine, PBS Books presents a conversation with the film's producer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ph.D. and scholar Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Ph.D.

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The House That Norm Built

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 9:00pm

Norm Abram is officially leaving the show and hanging up his tool belt.

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Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 10:00pm

Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. 

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