History

History programs on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below.

Coming Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

Ongoing

Vietnam veterans from the New York tri-state area discuss their service and the war.
Veterans from the New York tri-state area share stories of coming home after service.
Four documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at the military-civilian divide in America.
Three documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at the military-civilian divide in America.
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.
"Tom's War," the newest animated short from StoryCorps, brings a new dimension to our current remembrance of Vietnam. See this animated short on-demand
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
On-Demand: The Battle of Chosin recounts this epic conflict through the heroic stories of the men who fought it.
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)
Host Mark Siegrist travels with nineteen World War II veterans from around Wisconsin as they return to Pearl Harbor in June of 2012. He captures their memories, stories, thoughts and feelings about the event that catapulted the United States into World War II. For many of the veterans, this is the first time talking about those experiences.
Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand
A collection of West Pointers poignantly share, sometimes with great emotion, their first-hand stories about the carnage of war, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood.

Recently

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
D-Day: The Price Of Freedom pays tribute to the courageous men who began the liberation of France more than 60 years ago.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
Join host Tom Hanks for a celebration of filmmaker Ken Burns, whose nearly four-decade career has resulted in some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
A tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Margaret "Maggie" Ringenberg (1921-2008), a U.S. Army Air Force WASP (Women's Air Service Pilot) and renowned long-distance aviation racer.
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
A tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Margaret "Maggie" Ringenberg (1921-2008), a U.S. Army Air Force WASP (Women's Air Service Pilot) and renowned long-distance aviation racer.
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Follow the evolution of a citizen into a fearless platoon leader, and the transformation of a young man into the most highly decorated officer in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne Division.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00pm
Examine the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00pm
Tune in and learn more about Little Women author Louisa May Alcott.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Orchard House: Home of Little Women is a captivating new documentary that transports viewers to a 350-year-old home in Concord, Massachusetts with literary and historical significance unlike any other.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:00pm
Gain insights into the daily life and health of Roman citizens during the Roman Empire’s heyday.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:30pm
Of all the battles waged on Nashville’s doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial and colorful.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 8:00pm
Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, the series 1916 THE IRISH REBELLION tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter of 1916
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Explore the history and natural history of Buckingham Palace Garden, a royal treasure in the heart of London.
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Featuring the great Roy Orbison and an all-star line-up of special guests for a never-to-be-repeated evening of rock and roll, filmed entirely in black and white. 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
Celebrate George Harrison’s life in this 2002 memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00pm
This concert brings WXXI viewers back to 1973, to a July 24th London gig on the tour that spawned the legendary singer’s classic live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Harvest traces the history and evolution of the farming and agricultural community in upstate New York over six generations through the lives and stories of farming families and the communities they help build.
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