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, July 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Airing on WXXI-World, July 27, 2016 at 8pm.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 8:00pm
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, July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Follow three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
Kids who are suspended or expelled from school are more likely to drop out and more likely to wind up in prison than kids with similar behaviors who are not kicked out. Kids of color are more likely to be suspended or expelled than white kids are. So what's really the issue here?

Ongoing on WXXI World

Filmed over six years, Buried Above Ground follows three Americans fighting to overcome the paralyzing grip of PTSD. Watch On-demand through 8/27/16
As graduation season commences, College Week is an insider’s perspective, rarely represented in mainstream media, about a tenacious group of teachers at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. The school, located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is committed to providing its students with access to technology, while setting high standards of excellence.
On-Demand
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand
Project: Shattered Silence presents a candid, in-depth look at the remarkable real-life experiences of 46 high-schoolers from the Tampa Bay area. 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

Recently on WXXI World

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
See what ensues when a pastor opens his church to desperate job-seekers in need of housing.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
FRONTLINE goes inside the politics of America's gun debate. 

 

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