History

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

Coming Up

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most famous men in the world.

Recently

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:00pm
Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
The untold story about Dr. Martin Luther King and his appearance on the most prestigious lecture series in Canada shortly before his assassination on April 4th, 1968.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Explore the history and natural history of Buckingham Palace Garden, a royal treasure in the heart of London.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:00pm
Learn about the vast, secret headquarters at the heart of Hitler’s plans for world domination. 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
Investigate the reasons North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organization in the country
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
Experience stories of determination, luck, fortune and loss during the “stampede” of 1896-1899.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
This two-part portrait of Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, examines the lasting legacy of the couple who rescued the monarchy from potential disaster.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 9:30pm
This documentary profiles Prince George, the son of Prince William of England and Kate Middleton, and explores what the royal child's life might be like.
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Objects fit for stately homes: Lord Byron portrait, Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, Tiffany necklace.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
NOVA explores the architectural triumph of the great Gothic cathedrals.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:00pm
Chart the epic rise of Christianity, from the life of Jesus to the period that followed his death.
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
Vintage treasures from the 1940s-60s, including an Elvis standee, MLK letter and Charles Schulz art.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
See how the rise and fall of the royals’ beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
Join Matt Damon to see links among extreme weather, climate change and threats to national security.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
A look at how the history and principles of Islam are intrinsically linked with the world’s two other major religions, Judaism and Christianity.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:00pm
Minnesota Opera’s production of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, a company commission which earned its composer the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:30am
Scientist, activist, educator, and humanitarian Dr. Walter Cooper joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30pm
Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin follows the journey of Prince Siddhartha as he seeks enlightenment.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Taking a journey that is both historical and relevant today, acclaimed journalist and author Rageh Omaar documents Muhammad’s life
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