January 18, 2024

Don’t Miss the Inspiring Programs in this Year’s Dialogue on Disability Series – January 22

Dialogue on Disability

This year’s week-long Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, kicks off Monday, January 22 on WXXI TV, Radio, and online. Hosted by Al Sigl Community of Agencies and WXXI Public Media, the series’ programs and events are designed to create a more community for people of all abilities and encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.

PBS Kids Programs

The week of January 22 WXXI-TV

WXXI-TV will air special PBS Kids programs with disability representation including Elinor Wonders Why (1/23 at 12 p.m.), Hero Elementary (1/26 at 1 p.m.), and A Wider World (1/27 at 9:30 a.m.) Learn more >


Weekdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on WXXI News

Throughout the week, Evan Dawson will host several conversations with guests who provide expert and personal insights about policies, programs, and community issues related to disabilities. Learn more >

Classical Musician & Composer Vignettes

January 22-28 l WXXI Classical

Throughout the week, WXXI Classical will present vignettes that highlight musicians and composers with differing abilities on the air and online at

Inside Our Autistic Minds

January 22 & 29 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV

In this two-part series, naturalist and presenter Chris Packham helps autistic people illustrate how their minds work, helping them connect with their friends and family in a new, more authentic way. Also airing on WXXI-WORLD on 1/23 & 1/30 at 8 p.m. Learn more >

Wonders of the World I Can’t See

Wednesday, January 24 at 10 p.m. WXXI-TV

Comedian Chris McCausland, who is blind, travels the globe to explore some of the world’s most iconic, unforgettable world landmarks, but in a new and unique way that discovers things the ordinary traveler might miss. Read more >

Deconstructing Ableism: A Community Conversation

Disability rights activist Imani Barbarin is joined by moderator and disability advocate Jeiri Flores and a panel of local community members to discuss their lived experiences of ableism and address some of the issues raised in Imani’s keynote from a 2023 virtual event hosted by Starbridge. Read more >

USA Wheelchair Football Buffalo Championship Game

Thursday, January 25 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV

The USA Wheelchair Football League Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs is the culmination of incredible competition and sportsmanship over the two-day tournament. Read more >

POV: Fire Through Dry Grass

Saturday, January 27 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV

This film uncovers in real-time the devastation experienced by residents of a New York City nursing home during the coronavirus pandemic. Co-Directors Alexis Neophytides and Andres “Jay” Molina take viewers inside Coler, on Roosevelt Island, where Jay lives with his fellow Reality Poets, a group of mostly gun violence survivors. Read more >

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