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, January 25, 2022 - 9:00pm
Watch On-Demand: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests whose family trees were obscured by scandals, to discover the truth about their ancestors. What We Don't Discuss is available through 2/22/22.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and guests Mario Lopez and Melissa Villaseñor look at The Mexican-American experience as seen through the lens of two families. Mexican Roots is Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, February 1 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
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

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. 
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels solve family mysteries through DNA detective work, illuminating both history and their own identities. On-Demand through 2/1/2022.
Watch On-Demand Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the ancestry of Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill in Activist Roots episode of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. through 2/8/22  
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.
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, January 25, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests whose family trees were obscured by scandals, to discover the truth about their ancestors. What We Don't Discuss is Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, January 25 at 8:00 PM and live streaming at pbs.org/livestream
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join us for a special Family Movie Night with Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum celebrating PBS Pioneers!
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 10:30pm
Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, Black Ballerina tells the stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the ancestry of Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill in Activist Roots episode of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.  Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 PM and live streaming at video.wxxi.org/livestream
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Women's History Programming

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