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

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
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 and 3/3 11am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:30pm
Family and friends, photos and home movies recall Erma Bombeck's life and career.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 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.

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 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.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Five documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at women in the military.

 

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