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 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball, what happens to a community when their beloved team can no longer win a single game?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster?
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
Meet José, a bright third grader, and his dedicated teacher, both sons of migrant farm workers.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:00am
Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.

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)
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
The story’s threads will weave the tale of the journey of humanity that discovered the science; technology and medicine that allows us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye and correct vision.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.

 

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