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, May 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
Enjoy singing along with this iconic musician as he takes the stage in Melbourne, Australia to perform a classic set of folk standards.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00pm
Between 1940 and 1960 Marjorie Lansing Porter tirelessly recorded folk songs that were on the brink of disappearing throughout New York's Adirondack Mountains. Now, contemporary musicians honor her collection by re-recording these traditional tunes.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
View an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
Chronicle the extraordinary life and career of an American legend.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
 The moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. 

Ongoing

On-Demand
Listen to On-Demand to Connections: Operation Babylift from Friday April 24th.
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
On-Demand
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand

Recently

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 9:00pm
This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold a historic presidential election.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:00pm
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:00pm
On March 8, 1971, a band of suburban parents, university professors, and community leaders broke into a small FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:00pm
Delving into the rich history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:00pm
Day in and day out, year after year, a long line can be found in front of a house on the Prinsengracht, a canal in Amsterdam.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
The growing barrage of media coverage about the imminent demise of the written word and the migration of our personal and collective knowledge to machines lead to an inevitable question
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:00pm
Illustrated by a newly unearthed collection of personal film reels, the revealing documentary provides an uncensored look at the private life of Hermann Göring
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:00pm
In this documentary, professor David Reynolds chronicles Joseph Stalin’s humble origins, his ruthless rise to power, and the numerous wartime crises that nearly annihilated his regime.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
Venture behind the glamorous facade of Henry VIII’s court followed by a historical glimpse into royal bedrooms.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00pm
Meet renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
Recounts the flight many consider to be NASA's most daring and important.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
In May 1970, four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
The 1968 My Lai massacre, its cover-up, and the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
The National Mall, placed in very center of our nation’s capitol, is a landscape unlike any other.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Review the biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life in this special. 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:00pm
VOCES, the Latino arts and culture documentary showcase series, premeires with three new broadcasts on Fridays at 10 p.m.