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

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. 
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.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:00pm
The British mystery drama Remember Me follows Tom Parfitt, played by Michael Palin, a frail and elderly Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast

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.
See a PBS Preview of THE VIETNAM WAR on-demand. This is a 30 minute preview of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that is coming to PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.
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.
It’s just the beginning of the budget process, but we have some good news to share about federal funding for public media.
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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00pm
Nature's Great Race follows three groups of animals – caribou, zebra, and elephants – as they face the immense challenges of migration in places around the world.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00pm
In Great American Railroad Journeys, host Michael Portillo (Great Continental Railway Journeys) crosses the Atlantic for an epic trip down the East Coast of the United States.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
PBS's latest venture is a live, natural-history adventure program with Wild Alaska Live, a three-part, multi-platform production that airs July 23, 26 and 30 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, as a part of its “Summer of Adventure” lineup.

 

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