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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Follow four Polynesian high school football players in Utah as they struggle to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
What does it take for our children to thrive? How might the nation better assure the conditions all young children need for a strong start?
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson — the man some call America’s Shakespeare — from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:30pm
Despite poverty, racism and limited opportunity, Summer Hill – and its segregated school – flourished for four generations.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Meet kungfu’s black pioneers and heroes who fluorished at the junction of African American and Asian cultures.

Ongoing on WXXI World

On-Demand
America Reframed: If You Build It: Two ambitious designers create a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity at a small NC school, allowing teens to conceptualize and construct a real building.Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Local USA presents three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step (William Caballero) animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers (Gabriela Lopez de Dennis) highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters (Gloria Moran) looks at an all-girls Catholic high school with a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate. Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand

Recently on WXXI World

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation commissioned Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal to begin his landmark study of race and inequality in the United States.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
A young Tlingit makes a pilgrimage to his ancestral home and is forced to confront the dichotomy between his history and the world he lives in.

 

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