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 Spectrum Cable channel 1275. Watch highlighted episodes on-demand.  Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI World

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00pm
Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Cognitively challenged teens and young adults stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions.
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:30pm
Cognitively challenged teens and young adults stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions.

Ongoing on WXXI World

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.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an infantry regiment in the United States Army comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry. They fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler's Third Reich, and a reputation for being a crack infantry unit.
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
Stories of the realities of seeking education for yourselves and your children when you are undocumented.
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)
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," 30-year-old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, and nonstop around North and South America.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:30pm
Stories of the realities of seeking education for yourselves and your children when you are undocumented.

 

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