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 Spectrum Cable channels 11 (Standard Definition) and 1221 (High Definition). Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI-TV

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on WXXI-TV & PBS stations nationwide.
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00pm
In this episode, Craft in America takes viewers to and from the U.S. and Mexico, exploring how aesthetics cross over from one country to another in a living and on-going cultural exchange.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
Does George Warleggan finally have the upper hand against his archenemy, Ross Poldark? Can George's growing power in Cornwall cement his control over the fate of his populist foe? Dream on!
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
Follow three young teens on the autism spectrum as they compete on a swim team.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Today’s leading artists, politicians, activists, performers and journalists discover surprising ancestral stories while learning their family history in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed series

Ongoing on WXXI-TV

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.
Spectrum has re-assigned channels.
Time Warner Cable, now Spectrum Cable, has made changes to channel assignments for some local channels which has resulted in the lost of WXXI's channels.
It’s just the beginning of the budget process, but we have some good news to share about federal funding for public media.
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

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Join WXXI at Frontier Field for an afternoon of BBQ, Brews, and Blues with Steven Raichlen, host of Primal Grill, Barbecue University, and Project Smoke. 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
This episode follows three recent veterans as they journey cross-country to seek out fellow service members who have successfully transitioned into the workforce, and to obtain the insights they need to thrive in the next chapter of their own lives.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
The collected stories of Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) became the basis for Fiddler on the Roof, but there is much more to the author’s life than a Broadway melody.

 

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