Women's History Programming

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

 

Women's History Programming

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.
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

Recently Aired

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
Watch the archive 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. 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and André Leon Talley, three guests from diverse backgrounds, as they meet the ancestors who laid the groundwork for their success. Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, April 19 at 8:00 PM and live streaming at video.wxxi.org/livestream
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides Regina King and Damon Lindelof, the creative forces behind a visionary television series, as they discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00 PM and live streaming at video.wxxi.org/livestream
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 12:00pm
In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India's all-female Khabar Lahariya ("News Wave") newspaper and digital news service risk it all.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 12:00pm
In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India's all-female Khabar Lahariya ("News Wave") newspaper and digital news service risk it all.
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Women's History Programming

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