All Past Programming

All Past Programming

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Airing on WXXI-World, July 27, 2016 at 8pm.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:42am
Do you know a champion for education in our community? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! Share how they have made the commitment to help children and young people succeed by recognizing them as an American Graduate Champion.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
In rural America, children face the prospect of a compromised future. Class of '27 focuses on early childhood education in struggling communities, highlighting the efforts of people guiding children toward graduating high school in '27.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Local USA presents three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step (William Caballero) animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers (Gabriela Lopez de Dennis) highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters (Gl
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Stories of the realities of seeking education for yourselves and your children when you are undocumented.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
TED Talks: Education Revolution, hosted by author, producer, and comedian Baratunde Thurston and actor and singer Sara Ramirez, focuses on how education is changing to adapt to our new digital world.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Meet José, a bright third grader, and his dedicated teacher, both sons of migrant farm workers.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Local USA presents three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step (William Caballero) animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers (Gabriela Lopez de Dennis) highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters (Gl
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
The documentary spotlights the 12-year journey of five extraordinary children in five countries as they struggle to get a basic education.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
American Graduate Day 2016 returns to WXXI-TV  on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. to focus on the importance of mentorship.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
An eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing Latino students from across the USA.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:00pm
The documentary spotlights the 12-year journey of five extraordinary children in five countries as they struggle to get a basic education.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:00pm
TED Talks: Education Revolution, hosted by author, producer, and comedian Baratunde Thurston and actor and singer Sara Ramirez, focuses on how education is changing to adapt to our new digital world.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:30pm
We all want our teens to be happy and carefree, but the reality is that teen depression is a legitimate and life-changing disease.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? School of the Future is a 2-hour NOVA special that will discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? School of the Future is a 2-hour NOVA special that will discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
FRONTLINE presents two films: “A Subprime Education” examines allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry and “The Education of Omarina” of a young at-risk girl from middle school to college.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
On stage, the Gentlemen of Vision are the team to beat in the world of competitive stepping. Off stage, these young men are growing up in working class suburbs where Ferguson, Missouri is both their backyard and reality.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
TED Talks: Education Revolution, hosted by author, producer, and comedian Baratunde Thurston and actor and singer Sara Ramirez, focuses on how education is changing to adapt to our new digital world.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:00pm
FRONTLINE presents two films: “A Subprime Education” examines allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry and “The Education of Omarina” of a young at-risk girl from middle school to college.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 8:00pm
In rural America, children face the prospect of a compromised future. Class of '27 focuses on early childhood education in struggling communities, highlighting the efforts of people guiding children toward graduating high school in '27.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
The documentary spotlights the efforts of school community to improve their school or see it close.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Follow 5 high school students on their journey to graduate and succeed, while facing challenges including poverty, violence and drug abuse
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Facing Forward: A Student's Story follows the experiences of a struggling seventh-grade student at a rigorous charter school in Cleveland are chronicled. 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
In 180 Days: Hartsville features a small town in rural South Carolina, where the entire town is trying to make an exceptional use of their elementary school system with exceptional results, despite the odds.  
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:00pm
We have vision, we have imagination…and we have paint.  From the streets of Rochester, NY’s crime-ridden inner city to the flavelas of Brazil, young street artists explore how art brings forth the power to see beyond, move beyond, grow beyond the walls that poverty builds around them.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Observe a team of teachers and school leaders dealing with teenagers and pressures on the administration. 
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 9:00pm
There is virtually no way to make a legal living these days without at least a high school diploma. Still, nearly 20 percent of students don't finish. Why?
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
Kids who are suspended or expelled from school are more likely to drop out and more likely to wind up in prison than kids with similar behaviors who are not kicked out. Kids of color are more likely to be suspended or expelled than white kids are. So what's really the issue here?
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:00am
From the streets of Rochester, NY’s crime-ridden inner city to the flavelas of Brazil, young street artists explore how art brings forth the power to see beyond, move beyond, grow beyond the walls that poverty builds around them.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
READY JET GO! is a new PBS KIDS earth science and astronomy series for children ages 3-8.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Season 2 cast teams up with the Season 1 cast to stop Weird Team and save the world from destruction in this Odd Squad movie event!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 5:30pm
Teen filmmakers in the Rochester region and throughout the United States are being recognized for their filmmaking skills at this summer’s 2016 Rochester Teen Film Festival. 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
Meet Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan, and at 17 won the first Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012.
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 9:00pm
Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in an economically depressed Missouri town.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Follow three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:00am
Celebrate Summer Learning with WXXI, PBS KIDS, and Central Library! Come play at Exploration Stations in the Children’s Center of the Central Library. Do fun hands-on activities and keep the learning going all summer long!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 4:00am
This special edition shares inspiring stories of struggle, self-acceptance and success
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 4:30pm
Odd Squad has an all-new one-hour special to kick off season 2: Odd Squad: Agents of Change on WXXI-TV.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields dreams of being the first woman in history to win the gold medal in Olympic boxing. 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00am
WXXI/PBS KIDS offers FREE, fun and educational content, tools and events for families this summer!
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00am
Nature Trackers we're kicking off the Nature Trackers Summer Challenge! Participate in 10 weeks of nature tracker challenges from Dinosaur Train!  Get started!  
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Despite poverty, racism and limited opportunity, Summer Hill – and its segregated school – flourished for four generations.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Local USA presents three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step (William Caballero) animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers (Gabriela Lopez de Dennis) highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters (Gl
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:00am
As graduation season commences, College Week is an insider’s perspective, rarely represented in mainstream media, about a tenacious group of teachers at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. The school, located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is committed to providing its students with access to technology, while setting high standards of excellence.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
As graduation season commences, College Week is an insider’s perspective, rarely represented in mainstream media, about a tenacious group of teachers at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. The school, located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is committed to providing its students with access to technology, while setting high standards of excellence.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:30am
The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 11:00am
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Airs 6/6 at 6pm & 9pm on WXXI-World
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 3:30pm
The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
As graduation season commences, College Week is an insider’s perspective, rarely represented in mainstream media, about a tenacious group of teachers at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. The school, located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is committed to providing its students with access to technology, while setting high standards of excellence.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
As graduation season commences, College Week is an insider’s perspective, rarely represented in mainstream media, about a tenacious group of teachers at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. The school, located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is committed to providing its students with access to technology, while setting high standards of excellence.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:30pm
The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
Local USA presents three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step (William Caballero) animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers (Gabriela Lopez de Dennis) highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters (Gl
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Airs 6/7 at 10am & 4pm on WXXI-World
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn’s third-grade class. But her time to speak has finally come.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Airs 6/6 at 6pm & 9pm on WXXI-World
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
This special edition shares inspiring stories of struggle, self-acceptance and success
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:30am
Meet Buddy's new friend Dennis. He sure knows a lot about dinosaurs!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn’s third-grade class. But her time to speak has finally come.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Join Emily Elizabeth and all her friends as they learn to support each other even when things seem frightening.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
What does it take for our children to thrive? How might the nation better assure the conditions all young children need for a strong start? Watch the series FREE of charge through April 22nd.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:30am
April is Autism Awareness Month and The Jim Henson Company is getting on-board with a brand-new episode of Dinosaur Train.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
What does it take for our children to thrive? How might the nation better assure the conditions all young children need for a strong start?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation commissioned Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal to begin his landmark study of race and inequality in the United States.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
Follow four Polynesian high school football players in Utah as they struggle to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. 
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 8:00am
PBS KIDS new series NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.”
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Delight in this family comedy with a nose-clenching twist.
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 6:00am
Everyone's favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in a one-hour special that shows children many ways to celebrate the holidays.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 1:30pm
The Cat, Nick, and Sally journey to Freezeyourknees Snowland to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 8:00am
Enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season with Curious George and The Man with Yellow Hat!
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
It’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join the Super Readers as they jump into a book about Hanukkah to learn more about the holiday.
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 7:30am
Clifford’s Puppy Days celebrates Hanukah with this holiday special.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:33pm
PBS & WXXI Are Looking for America’s Most Innovative EducatorApplications accepted December 1, 2015  -February 8, 2016Are you a digital superstar at your school? If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, apply to the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
Does your child love to write and draw? Then they should enter the WXXI PBS Kids Writers Contest where they get to author and illustrate their own book. Open to children in grades K-3 that live in the viewing area.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
What to bring for Thanksgiving? How about the StoryCorps App! Make history with us: Interview an elder or mentor for the Great Thanksgiving Listen.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
How would our community be different if 90% of the students graduated? Find out today!

 

 
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