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.
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
“Jackie Robinson is the most important figure in our nation’s most important game.” - Ken Burns.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Rediscovering Frederick Douglass tells the story of how a photograph of famed abolitionist and eminent human rights leader Frederick Douglass—not seen for more than a century—was rediscovered in the Rochester Public Library.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:00pm
WXXI will broadcast President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.

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.
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.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00pm
Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, Black Ballerina tells the stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet.

 

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