History

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

Coming Up

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.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
The true story of Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who founded the Paralympic Games.

Recently

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.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
Watch amateur and professional video of the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Relive 1964's Freedom Summer and the dramatic struggle for equality in Mississippi.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
The U.S. has been a country shaped by migration, dating back to the days of the pioneers making their way West. But recently, this country has been seeing a different kind of migration
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis — but underneath lies a hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
A glimpse into the life of the most successful landscape architect to have ever lived.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History in this exclusive PBS Preview.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
American Pharaoh, which goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:30pm
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.
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:00pm
Founded by Mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City remains deeply influenced by its religious roots. But it also defies easy categorization.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Heartbreaking and inspiring, The Campaign is a human drama that follows ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality to go far beyond their everyday selves.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever?
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
Michael Palin in travels from the lost world of Amazonia to the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, meeting the people and visiting the places that shape Brazil.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 9:00pm
Fairbanks, AK can be a forbidding place. The city sits deep in the Alaska Interior, meaning winters are long and dark, and temperatures often plunge to -50F.
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