Offair Listings

475 posts

Little Women on Masterpiece (#4815)

Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm (1 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

 

Hamilton’s Albany

From founding father to Broadway icon, Alexander Hamilton is a remarkable figure who still captivates us today. A political genius who helped to shape our federal government often remembered for his life being tragically cut short in a duel with vice president Aaron Burr.  Join host Ryan Fitzpatrick as he explores Hamilton’s Albany life, from marrying into the wealthy Schuyler family, to the feud that fueled the duel with Aaron Burr.

Marrying into the Schuyler family raised the social and political status of the ambitious Hamilton, who was born out-of-wedlock on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1757. He went on to become the senior aide to General George Washington, was a member of the Continental Congress, an author of the Federalist Papers, a champion of the Constitution and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

This historical documentary is a look at the society and issues that informed some of his most important decisions. Shot on location at the Schuyler Mansion, home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and his family; The First Church, where Reverend Eliphalet Nott delivered a rousing eulogy that helped turn the tide of public opinion against dueling; and other sites around Albany, NY.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm (1/2 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

 

Second Opinion #909: ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. The disease belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases, which are characterized by the gradual degeneration and death of motor neurons.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm (1/2 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

 

Flight to Freedom (Two 60-minute programs)

Tells the complete story of the underground railroad. Host Cicely Tyson narrates this profile of the people, places and events behind one of the most remarkable yet largely untold chapters of American history.

The documentary chronicles the rise of the slave system and follows the many freedom trails northward — from Memphis up the Mississippi, from Kentucky across the Ohio River to Ripley and Oberlin, from Maryland to Philadelphia, through upstate New York and into Canada. It concentrates on the men and women of all races who served on or who were saved by the underground railroad. And while the civil war put an end to the need for the railroad, “Flight to Freedom” reveals situations where slavery stopped in name only. The program also tells the modern day story of the growing efforts to preserve what little legacy remains of the underground railroad — how communities are trying to save onetime station houses and how people are retracing the trail their great grandparents took to Canada.

Part I Airs on WXXI-TV May 7, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

Part II Airs on WXXI-TV May 14, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

 

Malcolm Frager: American Pianist

Malcolm Frager: American Pianist chronicles the award-winning musician’s life, work, and legacy. Frager’s talent and scholarship was honored with numerous prestigious awards, and his influence and perseverance uncovered a cache of more than a thousand original manuscripts by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Mozart that had been missing and believed lost since World War II.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm and May 20, 2018 at 3:30  pm (1/2 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road

A historical documentary concerning the most visited segment of the National Park Service. It explores the impact on people along the route and the conflicts inherent in building the 469-mile Parkway. The documentary also makes public, for the first time, a secret deal between FDR and a powerful congressman that was a stunning New Deal political tradeoff.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 4, 2018 at 4:00 am (1 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING

 

Latino Americans: Peril and Promise

This series tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration;and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series covers the 1500s to the present day.

Examine the past 30 years, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants that leads to calls for tightened borders, English-only laws and efforts to brand the undocumented as a drain on public resources. Simultaneously, the Latino influence is booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment. Latino Americans become the largest and youngest growing sector of the American population.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 2, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour long)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING
Watch Online at PBS.org

Is America in Retreat?

Examines the hard questions American foreign policy leaders face in dealing with a rapidly changing world order. A militarily aggressive Russia and China, along with deteriorating conditions in the Middle East, are forcing the greatest foreign policy debate of our decade.

Airs on WXXI-TV May 1, 2018 at 2:00 am (1 hour program)
REQUEST THIS RECORDING