History

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

Coming Up

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
In honor of Holocaust Rememberance Day, WXXI presents a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tito Gobbi, Master-Sinder: A Centenary Celebration documents the life of legendary singer/actor Tito Gobbi at the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:00pm
Islands of Britain is a delightful jaunt around the forgotten jewels of the United Kingdom.

Recently

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:00am
Grover and his friends are celebrating Passover in Israel!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
Standup comedians who landed sitcoms, TV doctors and nurses, standout comedy actors, and the people who broke the color barrier on television, are the subjects explored when Pioneers of Television returns to WXXI-TV Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm
Witness Muhammad Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn his prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service. 
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
The tragic sinking of the supposedly "unsinkable" luxury cruise ship Titanic on April 15, 1912, is an event that has continued to live on in the public consciousness.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Great Performances presents a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:00pm
Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator. 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
More than 100 years ago, explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions set out on a journey to the South Pole.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learn if Carthaginians fleeing the conquering Romans may have taken refuge in South America. 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
Join Simon Schama to explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Examine new forensic techniques being used to study the famed explorer’s lost diary.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Join Simon Schama to explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
This film examines the period of time John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
A fascinating look at the creative genius behind beloved children's books including Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Pancho Barnes is a fascinating yet enigmatic icon whose swagger is often celebrated, but whose story has been largely unknown. Until now.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:00pm
Travel to the Sahara with scientist Paul Sereno to excavate an ancient human cemetery. 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:30pm
Explore the epic stories of the men and women who helped tame the West.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Across the globe oppression of women and girls is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being made through health care, education, and economic empowerment. 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
The popular Moments to Remember, part of the My Music series, returns to WXXI.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:00pm
Trace a teenaged rape victim’s five-year odyssey through Pakistan’s flawed justice system. 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
A tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Margaret "Maggie" Ringenberg (1921-2008), a U.S. Army Air Force WASP (Women's Air Service Pilot) and renowned long-distance aviation racer.
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