Arts and Culture

Glasses, perceptions

Perceptions change.   You wouldn't have heard much Philip Glass on WXXI-FM a few decades ago. Now his minimalist, relentless, mathmematical works spin out on a regular basis. Several listeners correctly identified the mystery piece on Classical 91.5 Thursday as Glass' "Company."  Writer Alex Ross argues that his style is the first original Ameri

Tavis Smiley Reports “Been in the Storm Too Long” on WXXI-TV

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:00pm

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Tavis Smiley travels to New Orleans.

Conquistadors "Search for El Dorado" and "All the World is Human"

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 7:00pm

Tune in for parts 3 and 4 of this 4 part series as Orellana finds the Amazon and Cabeza de Vaca teaches respect for the natives.

Story Corps Rochester on AM 1370

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 10:00pm

Stories from Rochester residents about local life, past and present.

Masterpiece Mystery! "Poirot: The Third Girl" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 06/12/2011 - 9:00pm

A demon-haunted heiress is convinced she has committed murder, but Poirot believes she is innocent.

Faces of America Marathon on PBS World

Sat, 07/17/2010 - 6:00pm

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests’ lives back to their origins around the globe.

Independent Lens "Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors" on PBS World

Thu, 07/15/2010 - 7:00pm

Young men pull together to survive over two months in the Andes.

Baseball "The Capital of Baseball" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 9:00pm

The seventh inning of Ken Burns' documentary features New York City baseball in the 1950's.

Lords of the Gourd: The Pursuit of Excellence on WXXI-TV

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 9:00pm

The hard work and heartbreak of competitive pumpkin growing.