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, May 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
Doc Martin star Martin Clunes embarks upon a fascinating journey through 16 of Australia’s 8,000 islands in this three-part series. 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:00pm
National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: The secret U. S. drone war.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:30am
Have you ever wanted to see how a national TV show is made?
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
They Call Us Monsters  takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults.

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.
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, April 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
(Rochester, NY)- Showcasing the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30pm
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month WXXI is pleased to present the first documentary to explore autism as sensory-based experiences. 

 

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