Women's History Programming

WXXI celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women with documentaries and stories that spotlight women's experiences in history. 


Featured Programming

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join us for a weekly series of virtual events to accompany the airing of the PBS Future of Work Series. Conversations include discussion of topics involving the future of work addressing quality career paths, addressing issues of race and equity, the impact of technology, lessons from young workers, continuing to work longer, women's roles in the workplace and supporting mental health. 
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 9:00pm
This film documents visitors at suffragists gravesites to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendments on Election Day 2020.

Women's History Programming

Follow a mother and daughter team as they prepare their Milwaukee community for the 2020 presidential election. 
A playlist of content from PBS Digital Studios and friends that addresses race, civil rights history, and the American justice system.
The 70-year fight for suffrage began in Central and Western New York, an epicenter of reform. Women began their battle for the vote  in the mid-1800s. This part of the upstate region was an epicenter of reform, tackling societal issues like abolition, religion, temperance, and women’s rights. Success depended on many women whose stories are often forgotten.  Watch On-Demand & Access Classroom Resources
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 On-Demand: This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.

Recently Aired

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join a live conversation about race and work with Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas, and Maurice Jones, President and CEO of OneTen as part of the discussion around the Future of Work. 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join moderator Kara Miller, host of public radio's Innovation Hub, for a panel discussion and highlights from the PBS series Future of Work, followed by a live Q&A.
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 10:00pm
Blasting out hit after hit and taking the audience through her amazing four-decade career, Turner once again proved herself to be “simply the best.”
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 10:00pm
Celebrate the country music legend and her classic songs with this biographical portrait that lets Lynn tell her own life story.
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 9:00pm
American Masters presents this exploration of the life of legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Twyla Tharp. 


Women's History Programming

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