Women's History Programming

Join WXXI as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment throughout the year.  February 15, 2020 also marks the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony. This will be a remarkable year for women’s rights and WXXI will lead the celebration through TV, radio, online and film programming – plus news reports, special segments, and discussions. 



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Featured Programming

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Celebrity chef, author, and restaurateur Vivian Howard takes you on a culinary tour, exploring dishes that are uniting cultures and creating new traditions across the American South.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00pm
On the occasion of Mitchell’s 75th birthday on November 7, 2018, an all-star line-up of performers gathered at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to celebrate Mitchell’s singular musical artistry.
Monday, July 6, 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.

Women's History Programming

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, take an e-learning field trip through history: Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights. Available On-Demand
WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots and connections to Rochester. Watch On-Demand and also see the profiles on WXXI-TV.
Xavier Riddle meets Susan B. Anthony! Watch On-Demand
Acclaimed American soprano and Public Radio Host Kearstin Piper Brown takes listeners on a journey through women’s suffrage, with WXXI’s Suffrage Moments. Listen On-Demand and tune-in to hear them on WXXI Classical FM 91.5
Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters — Unladylike2020 is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century.
Two women. One allegiance. Together they fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripples through contemporary society. 
This year, the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 2020 also marks suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 75th anniversary of the museum. Listen On-Demand to Connections Podcasts that focus on this topic
This year, the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 2020 also marks suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 75th anniversary of the museum. WXXI News is provide coverage of important topics related to the history and current connections to Celebrate 2020
WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots in Rochester. Here is preview of the PBS Trailblazer Series coming this Summer, 2020.
Organizers say this year, Rochester and the Finger Lakes region will be the center of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, when the U.S. recognized women's right to vote. Learn More via WXXI News Report
How did the media treat Susan B. Anthony in her day? Find out from the City article

Recently Aired

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 9:00pm
This radio special presents remarkable stories of women's history, told by the women who were there.
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm
Celebrate the centennial of women’s right to vote through the soundtrack of the women’s movement.
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Follow Yadina Riddle into the future instead of the past on a new movie special Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum special, "I Am Madame President." Can Yadina get elected president in the year 2056? 
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 9:00pm
March is Women's History Month and WXXI celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history with special programming that spotlights their work.
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 4:30pm
Xavier Riddle and friends meet Susan B. Anthony as a child!
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Women's History Programming

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