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.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Enjoy the mellow tones and big sounds of trombonist Clifton Anderson and his quintet.
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:30pm
Betty Strasenburgh, longtime Rochester activist and philanthropist, joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for a special episode of Norm & Company, Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 12:00am
Discover why Antonio Sanchez is one of the most sought after drummers of his generation.

Ongoing on WXXI-TV

Act now to preserve your programs!
The just-released Trump Administration Budget proposal calls for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
See a PBS Preview of THE VIETNAM WAR on-demand. This is a 30 minute preview of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that is coming to PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.
Get a first look at THE VIETNAM WAR, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.
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.

Recently on WXXI-TV

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 7:00am
Read the Democrat and Chronicle story about WXXI turning 50.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Tessa Souter peforms in this episode of Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 midnight on WXXI-TV. 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Story of China is an unprecedented, six-part series exploring the 4,000-year history of China, home to more than a billion people and an emerging global superpower. The Story of China continues on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

 

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