History

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

Coming Up

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI presents two back-to-back performances celebrating the legendary Carpenters.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00pm
My Music brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
Trace Jesus’ life, focusing on the events that occurred after his death as his early followers created a major movement that would transform the Roman Empire in just 300 years.

Ongoing

USO – For The Troops highlights history and cultural resonance of an American Military Institution. Watch On-Demand
At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
On-Demand
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand
Four documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at the military-civilian divide in America.
Three documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at the military-civilian divide in America.
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
On-Demand
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
On-Demand: The Battle of Chosin recounts this epic conflict through the heroic stories of the men who fought it.
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)
Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand

Recently

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
This concert brings WXXI viewers back to 1973, to a July 24th London gig on the tour that spawned the legendary singer’s classic live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
As the doctor reverses roles and becomes the patient, this poignant story of vulnerability and personal revelation will inspire and educate.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
A group of French people share a passion for everything Native American. But their big dream is to travel to the United States and meet "real Indians."
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
This film recounts these events of Jim Thorpe's life through in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film.
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 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.
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma, the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:00pm
Five documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at women in the military.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Two-hundred and fifty years ago, three powers clashed in an epic struggle for North America. 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:00pm
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
Called by some the "original Code Talkers", this is the story of the important role Choctaw soldiers played in WWI.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
The Road to Andersonville documents the story of Michigan's Native Americans in the Civil War who served in Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
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.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:00am
Three documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at the military-civilian divide in America.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:00pm
Medicine Woman, interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Take an intimate look into the lives of three veterans who returned home to the Adirondacks after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
Follow the "Screaming Eagles" from hard training through WWII battles on D-Day and into Holland as they look back on their history.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
A dramatic, gripping account of one of the most remarkable incidents of World War II — the only successful group escape from a Japanese POW camp.
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