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

Coming Up

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
The United States has always been a beacon for those searching for safe haven, for a place to build a better life.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
Uncover archaeological evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, growing Latino activism and influence on American culture, and the debate over undocumented immigrants. 


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, October 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
Witness the bitter rivalry between Samantha Bond (“Downton Abbey”) and Francesca Annis (“Reckless”) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 8:30pm
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.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
For some 25 years, FRONTLINE producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland—the terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his older brother David.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
In the 1940s, British headmaster Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school to teach the skills young men needed to survive World War II: leadership, persistence, working together.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
Great Performances presents a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Join us for an afternoon with editor, author, historian and writer Geoffrey Ward.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:00pm
Hava Nagila is instantly recognizable – musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sixty years after production began on George Stevens’ classic Giant, this documentary returns to Marfa, Texas
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, those serving are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build better lives.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 8:30pm
The State of Arizona, an Independent Lens presentation, captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Meet the Arizonans who try to identify the bodies of illegal crossers lost in the desert. 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world. 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
See treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires and more.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
This program looks at what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
As the school season begins, WXXI-AM 1370 brings listeners radio documentaries that address important issues in education.
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