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WXXI CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH A SERIES OF VIGNETTES SPOTLIGHTING WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

(Rochester, NY) March 6, 2012 – On Thursday, March 8, 2012 WXXI kicks off its Women’s History Month programming initiative with Noteworthy Moments in Women’s History, an audio series ofvignettes that spotlight amazing women in American History. The series launches Thursday, March 8, which is International Women’s Day, at 8:19 a.m. on WXXI-AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5, and at 12:19 p.m. on WXXI-FM 91.5, and will continue at varying times on WXXI-AM, WXXI-FM, WRUR-FM , WXXI-HD, and WXXY-FM 90.3 throughout March. All the vignettes can also be heard online at WXXI.org/wh.

Written for WXXI by the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, Noteworthy Moments in Women’s History features Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court; Lillian D. Wald, public-health nursing advocate; Kate Gleason, the first woman admitted to Cornell University’s mechanical engineering program; Ida Wells-Barnett, journalist, suffragist and friend of Susan B. Anthony; Mary Stafford Anthony, Susan’s younger sister; and others. The series is narrated by Elissa Orlando, WXXI Vice President for Television; Teej Jenkins, host of WXXI’s Assignment the World; and Rachel Ward, Editor of the WXXI Innovation Trail.

Other Women’s History program highlights include:
Dolley Madison, American Experience, airing Saturday, March 10 at 10 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524)?, presents a portrait of the woman who transformed the previously undefined role of the president’s wife and became America’s “first” First Lady.

A special Live from Hochstein, airing Wednesday, March 28 at 12:10 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1, which features women composers. This program is in collaboration with the Eastman School "Women in Music" festival.

Miss Representation, screening Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre, which explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.? Tickets are $5 and a talk back will follow the film.

For a complete list of all Women’s History Month programming, visit WXXI.org/wh.

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