Black History Month

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.

WXXI Celebrates African-American Contributions

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 6:00am

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

Finding Your Roots: Laughing on the Inside On-Demand

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides comedians Lewis Black and Roy Wood, Jr. with accounts of hardship in their family trees which may have led them to each find humor in adversity. Watch the episoode on-demand through

Jazz: The Adventure (1955-1960)

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 4:00pm

As rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll erode jazz' audience still further, the music nonetheless enjoys a time of tremendous creativity. 

Jazz: Risk (1945-1955)

Sat, 05/08/2021 - 4:00pm

Jazz splinters into different camps: white and black, cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. 


Sun, 06/27/2021 - 11:00pm

Actor Dyllón Burnside hosts Prideland, which opens a window into the world of modern-day LGBTQ+ life in America.

The Universal Title

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 9:00pm

This radio special takes you on Ali’s spiritual journey from Christianity to Islam — and what really made him ‘The Greatest.’

Finding Your Roots: On Broadway On-Demand

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 9:00pm

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr: On Broadway  streaming on-demand through 5/25/2021.

The Life of George Floyd

Sun, 05/23/2021 - 9:00pm

The Washington Post explores the life and experiences of the man who sparked a movement.

Jazz: Dedicated to Chaos (1940-1945)

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 4:00pm

When America enters World War II, jazz is part of the arsenal.

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