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American Masters — Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 8:00pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series. 

Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 10:00pm

Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain spotlights the life of one of the most groundbreaking and influential African American thought leaders in the United States. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (John Lewis: Good Trouble; The Way I See It), the one-hour film airs Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The documentary explores the remarkable journey of Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr., from modest origins to national renown as a distinguished, pioneering attorney, businessman and civil rights leader; and as an influential powerbroker and counselor to American presidents spanning the era from LBJ to Barack Obama. 

Independent Lens: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:00pm

This film looks at the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Journeys Through the Finger Lakes

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 8:30pm

Celebrate the beauty and history of the Finger Lakes.

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The Gene: An Intimate History - Education Resources

This space is a hub for WXXI's work, resources, and community experiences around the series Ken Burns presents The Gene: An Intimate History

Secrets of the Royal Train

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 9:00pm

The British Royal Family is the most well-traveled monarchy in history. The Queen alone has been around the world 42 times, racking up over one million air miles. 

Independent Lens: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 7:00pm

One of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, this film takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers.

Rise of the Nazis

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 9:00pm

This three-part sereis is a forensic examination of how Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party seized power in 1930s Germany.

The Last Ridge

Sat, 11/07/2020 - 4:00pm

The uphill battles of the 10th Mountain Division.

Native American Heritage: PBS Video On-Demand Collections

Through dance, family traditions, and music, these stories show the diversity and long history of Indigenous people across the United States. Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories, and resources from Public Television.  Watch On-Demand.

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