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, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tribal Justice spotlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
In Cortez, Colorado, the Team explores the Dillard site, a village that some 1500 years ago was home to people of the Basketmaker III era, a culture that advanced itself with technologies like farming, pottery, and the bow and arrow.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
Medicine Woman, interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
THE VIETNAM WAR, the new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will re-air  on WXXI-World as to the schedule below. (check local listings).  Go to WXXI Vietnam War Initiative for related programs and the on-demand episode access schedule. Check out  local Rochester stories & resources.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
For centuries survival was difficult for Alaska Native peoples, but they lived full lives. Today survival is easier, but they are dying young.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00pm
Two-hundred and fifty years ago, three powers clashed in an epic struggle for North America. 

Ongoing on WXXI World

This is the story of a unique initiative to transform American classrooms by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.
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.
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

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
As the doctor reverses roles and becomes the patient, this poignant story of vulnerability and personal revelation will inspire and educate.

 

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