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, October 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
Called by some the "original Code Talkers", this is the story of the important role Choctaw soldiers played in WWI.

Recently

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:00pm
Looks at the little-known stories of revolutionary innovations that play a role in just about every aspect of our daily lives. 
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:00pm
This film explores the quintessential American issues of free speech and ethnic pride against the backdrop of the ongoing Columbus Day parade controversy in Denver, Colorado. 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:00pm
Did Texas execute an innocent man?
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00pm
See Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds — as themselves and their victims.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:30pm
View the castle that was the stand-in for “Duneagle” in the “Downton Abbey” Christmas episode.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:00pm
View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Watch as student leaders in Tucson High School’s Mexican American Studies Program fight to save their classes. 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:00pm
In 2009 a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
The true story of Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who founded the Paralympic Games.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History in this exclusive PBS Preview.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the three-day race riots that erupted in two African-American neighborhoods in downtown Rochester.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Rochester native Bill Klem, the father of modern umpires, is featured in the award-winning documentary Signs of the Time.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:00pm
Can the latest scientific techniques and clues unearthed in archives finally solve the mystery of the two Mona Lisas?
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
The three-part series continues with a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:00pm
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Explore ways in which sport helps to heal social divisions within a community – or reproduce, or even exacerbate, those divisions.
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