WXXI-TV

WXXI-TV, a PBS member High Definition station, features award-winning children's shows, public affairs, science and nature as well as being one of the most active local program producers in New York State.

Where to watch

WXXI-TV can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television channel 21.1 as well as on Time Warner Cable channels 11 (Standard Definition) and 1221 (High Definition). Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI-TV

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 8:30pm
Experts say the heroin epidemic, which is a growing problem nationwide, is largely spurred by people who first become addicted to prescribed opiate pain medications.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 9:00pm
The inside story of Obama’s presidency, the civil war within the Republican party, and turning points over the past eight years that exposed simmering divisions among the American people.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships.
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
WXXI will carry live coverage of President-elect Donald Trump's Inauguration from PBS NewsHour and NPR. 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus, Muse Machine.

Ongoing on WXXI-TV

What does it take to bring about peace?
Ground War explores the transformative technological advances that have defined battlefield combat through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, the series follows the fascinating punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. Watch Episodes On-Demand
The story of infant mortality in Rochester and what is being done about it. Watch Online
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce some of America’s dropouts, theissues they face and the people and programs helping them drop back in and get on with their educations and lives. Part of WXXI's American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen Initiative:
GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District is a 90-minute video document of a single day in an urban public school district, from sun up to long after sundown.  
On-Demand
 Facing Forward: A Student's Story follows the experiences of a struggling seventh-grade student at a rigorous charter school in Cleveland are chronicled. Watch On-Demand.
The documentary spotlights the 12-year journey of five extraordinary children in five countries as they struggle to get a basic education.
The documentary spotlights the efforts of school community to improve their school or see it close.
Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.

Recently on WXXI-TV

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 7:00am
Read the Democrat and Chronicle story about WXXI turning 50.
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
Join a young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess as they travel with a Shoshone elder to reclaim their tribe’s lost artifacts.
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00pm
Building the Dream recounts the origins of a bold idea for an MLK Memorial which originated at a small, informal gathering of King’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers in 1983.

 

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