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

Coming Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:00pm
The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
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.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:00pm
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.


At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
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.
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
American Experience: Tesla, a new portrait of the visionary genius who envisioned our wireless age airs Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
WXXI presents a sneak peek at PBS Fall Festival programming coming to WXXI-TV this fall including video clips from "Hamilton's America" and 8 other programs.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:00pm
Our ancestors’ adventurousness, creativity and adaptability got us this far. But are we as capable of adapting to the changes to come?
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:30pm
Meet the charismatic and pioneering activist whose work transformed the power of the Latino vote.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
In an era when women weren’t even allowed on the battlefield, Joan of Arc’s faith drove her transformation from an ordinary peasant girl into a legendary female warrior and historical icon.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sixty years after production began on George Stevens’ classic Giant, this documentary returns to Marfa, Texas
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
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.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Take an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Take a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the two women at its heart, the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:00pm
September 2011 marked the 40th anniversary of the historic prison rebellion at the Attica State Correctional Facility in upstate New York
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 9:30pm
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
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Look back at the life and career of our 41st president
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 9:00pm
When he left the White House in 1988, Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents of the century — and one of the most controversial.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:00pm
Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Examine the complex life and career of Richard Nixon, whose legacy includes both ending America’s involvement in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 8:00pm
Revisit the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson who used his mastery of the legislative process to shepherd a collection of progressive programs only to have his visions of a Great Society swallowed up in the quagmire of Vietnam.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
Examines how Johnson meticulously worked behind the scenes to outwit the Southern segregationists who were determined to maintain the racial divide.
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