All Past Programming

All Past Programming

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:00am
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Airing on WXXI-World, January 2, 2016 at 7pm. (Re-air dates through 1/5/17)
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.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017, the new WXXI Kids 24/7 channel will debut “PBS KIDS Family Night,” weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday from 7 to 9 pm, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings. WXXI Kids 24/7 begins Family Movie Night: with Odd Squad: The Movie
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Join us for a free screening of a film that examines the life of an at-risk youth, followed by a panel discussion.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
America Reframed: If You Build It: Two ambitious designers create a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity at a small NC school, allowing teens to conceptualize and construct a real building. 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures. Join a social  screening of "The Bad Kids" film clips via the web and live chat with directors, principal of the school and others involved the program and issues raised in the film.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
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, March 26, 2017 - 9:00pm
In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publically funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:30pm
The One That Got Away examines the life of an at-risk youth and supports needed to keep kids on track.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures. Attend a webinar with the principal of the school featured in the program.
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:00pm
Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures.
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures. Participate in a national Twitter chat the day of the broadcast.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
Splash and Bubbles has NEW episodes premiering March 13-17, 2017 as our Reeftown residents explore the ocean to meet new friends including a blobfish, a decorator crab, and a hammerhead shark - and discover a sunken ship!
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Splash and Bubbles has NEW episodes premiering March 13-17, 2017 as our Reeftown residents explore the ocean to meet new friends including a blobfish, a decorator crab, and a hammerhead shark - and discover a sunken ship!
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Can soccer help girls from low-income areas succeed on and off the field?
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Airs 2/27/17 at 6pm & 9pm on WXXI-World and re-airs on 2/28 at 10am & 4pm and 3/3 11am
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
As part of Black History Month, WXXI is partnering with Writers & Books to present this special screening followed by a panel discussion. 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Talk – Race in America, a multiplatform media initiative, presents six personal stories to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view: parent, child, the police and the community.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 9:00pm
The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Despite poverty, racism and limited opportunity, Summer Hill – and its segregated school – flourished for four generations.
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Series WXXI is pleased to present The Bad Kids by Lou Pepe and Keith Fulton on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre. 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Roadtrip Nation shares inspiring stories of struggle, self-acceptance and success. 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
The PBS Digital Innovator program brings together a community of K-12 educators, who are thought-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. Showcase your use of PBS LearningMedia and other PBS resources and innovative teaching strategies using media and digital tools. http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/digitalinnovators
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
In this webinar, join us for an interactive discussion and demonstration of new professional development resources supporting the development of perseverance in the high school math classroom. You'll leave this webinar with resources and strategies you can use tomorrow!
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Calling all 10th and 11th graders who love science: Apply for the Emperor Science Award – if selected, you will be paired with a mentoring scientist to collaborate virtually on a cancer research project.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:00am
Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
In this webinar, participants will discover why connecting to experts and classes around the world is so important and beneficial for students.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
In this webinar, join us for a demonstration and discussion of new interactive lessons that focus on writing in US History topics for high school students. Two highly accomplished educators with very different student populations will share how they've used the lessons. You'll leave this webinar with resources and strategies you can use tomorrow!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Buddy meets Dennis Deinocheirus – a kid who knows even more dinosaur facts than he does!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Meet José, a bright third grader, and his dedicated teacher, both sons of migrant farm workers.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00am
In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball, what happens to a community when their beloved team can no longer win a single game?
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 9:00pm
"All Things Considered" host, Robert Siegel,  spent more than a year checking in periodically with nine college seniors, talking with them about their choice of school and how things turned out. This special program follows the arc of these visits, capturing the highlights of this reporting project from beginning to end.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
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, January 4, 2017 - 3:30pm
Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in an economically depressed Missouri town.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Can a school save a community? Oyler: One School, One Year asks just that, telling the story of a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty.. Airing on WXXI-World, January 1, 2016 at 9pm. (Re-air dates through 1/4/17)
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 9:00pm
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
Monday, December 12, 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
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
SPLASH AND BUBBLES, a brand new PBS KIDS series, explores the ocean habitats through the eyes of Splash, Bubbles and their marine life friends.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 9:00am
Wild Kratts Special: Creatures of the Deep Sea, a brand new movie adventure before the premiere of Splash and Bubbles
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:00am
WXXI and Elmo are pleased to be a part of the annual Rochester Children's Book Festival.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:45pm
What to bring for Thanksgiving? How about the StoryCorps App! Make history with us! Youth interview an elder, family member or mentor for the Great Thanksgiving Listen.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Hang onto your hats, Halloween is almost here!
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 9:00pm
Watch On-Demand: Broadway and history combine in this look at the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning megahit Hamilton.
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.
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.
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 - 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?
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. 
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 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
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00am
WXXI 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!  

 

 
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