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

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Join Thomas in a tale of daring escapes, heroic rescues and discover that true friendship comes in all shapes and sizes.
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
This November, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salutes David Letterman.
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:30pm
Discover the shocking reality of the global arms trade through the stories of those who perpetrate and investigate this shadow economy
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
THE VIETNAM WAR, the new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will re-air weekly on Tuesdays, beginning October 3rd through November 28, at 9:00 p.m. ET on WXXI-TV (check local listings).  Go to WXXI Vietnam War Initiative for related programs, on-demand episode access and schedule,  local Rochester stories & resources.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Great things come in small packages, and animals are no exception to the rule. Uncover nature’s biggest little secrets from mini nocturnal monkeys to sand-sculpting puffer fish.

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.

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. 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Pilgrims uncovers the riveting story of the men and women of the Mayflower.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thanksgiving is the biggest, most intimidating meal of the year for most cooks, full of potential catastrophes. This year, chef Sara Moulton offers time-saving tips and techniques in her one-hour special

 

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