History

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

Coming Up

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI captures the fascinating story of the local garment industry and the people who contributed to it in Tailor Made: The Story of Rochester’s Garment Industry
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00pm
Watch as an optometrist confronts the men who killed his brother in the 1965 Indonesian genocide.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00pm
WXXI captures the fascinating story of the local garment industry and the people who contributed to it in Tailor Made: The Story of Rochester’s Garment Industry
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Ongoing

Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
On-Demand
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.”
On-Demand
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand

Recently

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 3:30pm
WXXI and the City of Rochester present a half-hour special that highlights the history of the spoken word in African-American culture and how it influenced jazz.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:00pm
Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks’ journey across time.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Despite poverty, racism and limited opportunity, Summer Hill – and its segregated school – flourished for four generations.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
See how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
With humor and candor, Before You Know It celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
During the reign of virtually any monarch throughout history, it was crucial for an ambitious courtier to obtain the good favor of their sovereign.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
Celebrate legendary artists of the 1960s and 70s brought together in a once-in-a-lifetime concert
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI captures the fascinating story of the local garment industry and the people who contributed to it in Tailor Made: The Story of Rochester’s Garment Industry
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
“Jackie Robinson is the most important figure in our nation’s most important game.” - Ken Burns.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:30pm
Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
Join beloved funny lady Carol Burnett as she presents her own personally selected favorite moments from her long-running variety series The Carol Burnett Show.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Trace the political activism behind an equal-rights statute in Miami.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 9:00pm
Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 8:00pm
Amid the bustling world of central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 2:00pm
Examine the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 8:00am
Examine the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:00am
Examine the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Discover the story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson
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