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. 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 10:00pm
Roger Ebert declared her the most influential film critics of the late twentieth century.
Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 2:30pm
American Masters presents this exploration of the life of legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Twyla Tharp. 
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
Frontline examines the powerful and polarizing Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
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

 

Women's History Programming

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