History programs on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below.

Coming Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
This film explores the history and culture of the game of lacrosse interwined with the Iroquois Nationals and their journey to the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fifty years ago, in 1965, Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a “Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat.” The hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo from military service in 1966 went on to become Alice’s Restaurant
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
A young Tlingit makes a pilgrimage to his ancestral home and is forced to confront the dichotomy between his history and the world he lives in.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 8:00pm
Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.


Listen to On-Demand to Connections: Operation Babylift from Friday April 24th.
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
NOVA offers a number of episodes related to military history, soldiers and veterans: Watch On-Demand
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand


Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:00pm
Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Pilgrims uncovers the riveting story of the men and women of the Mayflower.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 9:00pm
Madeleine gets a shock. Ramu’s fate is in Ralph’s hands. Aafrin makes two fateful decisions. The club changes course. Ian becomes a local hero. All this and more!
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Called by some the "original Code Talkers", this is the story of the important role Choctaw soldiers played in WWI.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:30pm
The life story of Judge Telesca, beginning with the early days of his youth, growing up in Rochester during the Great Depression, right through to his judicial career.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
This new half-hour documentary captures a visceral portrait of the creative process that gave rise to the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet A Light in the Dark: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:00pm
Experience the story of Helen Keller like never before in the critically acclaimed story ballet A LIGHT IN THE DARK from Thodos Dance Chicago.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 9:30pm
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Chitimacha Indians of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana are known as "the People of many waters."
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Lakota youth in particular are eager to re-appropriate the language and its embedded concepts of place, ethics, action and purpose--on their own terms
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figure of the Harlem Renaissance
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
Explore the story of life and land, from origins to dinosaurs to an ancient primate invasion.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
Examine the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
An unforgettable journey back to the iconic site of one of the fiercest battles of World War II
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:00pm
A Vietnam veteran, Stray Dog is forever wrestling with the brutal legacy of the war on his soul, a constant struggle of conscience, remorse, and forgiveness.
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
With Good Reason: Veterans Day Special looks at a single troopship, the General Nelson M. Walker, and a few of the soldiers who traveled on it. 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
Take a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
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