WXXI World

WXXI World features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television's award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.

Where to watch

WXXI World can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television channel 21.2 as well as on Time Warner Cable channel 1275. Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI World

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Working at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits.
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:00pm
Five documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at women in the military.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:00pm
On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Airs 2/27/17 at 6pm & 9pm on WXXI-World and re-airs on 2/28 at 10am & 4pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Can soccer help girls from low-income areas succeed on and off the field?

Ongoing on WXXI World

On-Demand
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand
This is the story of a unique initiative to transform American classrooms by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.
A civic summit about engaging students in their future. 
Admissions On Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Ed looks at many universities, race helps determine who’s admitted. But a Supreme Court case could soon end that nationwide. We trace this issue from 1946 to today, and examine what race-blind admissions might look like.
Despite putting their life on the line for their country, many female veterans recieve less than a hero's welcome when returning to civilian life.
On-Demand
Is School Enough? documents vivid examples of where new modes of learning and engagement are taking hold and flourishing. Watch On-Demand
FRONTLINE presents  “A Subprime Education” examining allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry. Watch On-Demand

Recently on WXXI World

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:00am
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Airing on WXXI-World, January 2, 2016 at 7pm. (Re-air dates through 1/5/17)
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Working at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time.

 

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