WXXI World

WXXI World features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television's award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.

Where to watch

WXXI World can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television channel 21.2 as well as on Spectrum Cable channel 1275. Watch highlighted episodes on-demand.  Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI World

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Can a school save a community? Oyler: One School, One Year asks just that, telling the story of a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty.. Airing on WXXI-World 21.2/cable 1275.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Agents of Change looks at a pivotal moment when our nation was caught at the intersection of the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-Vietnam War Movements on college campuses in 1968-69. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30pm
The remarkable, but little known, story of one of few African-American regiments to have fought in combat during World War I. They were America's unsung heroes - a group of men from Illinois, largely from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. They fought on two fronts - the war against the Germans and the war against racism and inequality. 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:00pm
Inmates convicted of violent crimes find a second chance at life by training puppies to become service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

Ongoing on WXXI World

A civic summit about engaging students in their future. 
Admissions On Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Ed looks at many universities, race helps determine who’s admitted. But a Supreme Court case could soon end that nationwide. We trace this issue from 1946 to today, and examine what race-blind admissions might look like.
This is the story of a unique initiative to transform American classrooms by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an infantry regiment in the United States Army comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry. They fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler's Third Reich, and a reputation for being a crack infantry unit.
Despite putting their life on the line for their country, many female veterans recieve less than a hero's welcome when returning to civilian life.
On-Demand
Is School Enough? documents vivid examples of where new modes of learning and engagement are taking hold and flourishing. Watch On-Demand
Stories of the realities of seeking education for yourselves and your children when you are undocumented.
FRONTLINE presents  “A Subprime Education” examining allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry. Watch On-Demand

Recently on WXXI World

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00pm
Carnivals have a delightful place in the American imagination, with childhood memories of family fun, fantasy, and summer love. But rising expenses and changes in U.S. labor patterns mean this national pastime is nearly extinct.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:00pm
Follow three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children. See the new follow-up to their story 5 years later.

 

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