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

Coming Up

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:30pm
View the castle that was the stand-in for “Duneagle” in the “Downton Abbey” Christmas episode.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00pm
See Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds — as themselves and their victims.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:00pm
Did Texas execute an innocent man?


Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:00pm
View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Watch as student leaders in Tucson High School’s Mexican American Studies Program fight to save their classes. 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:00pm
In 2009 a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
The true story of Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who founded the Paralympic Games.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History in this exclusive PBS Preview.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the three-day race riots that erupted in two African-American neighborhoods in downtown Rochester.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Rochester native Bill Klem, the father of modern umpires, is featured in the award-winning documentary Signs of the Time.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:00pm
Can the latest scientific techniques and clues unearthed in archives finally solve the mystery of the two Mona Lisas?
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
The three-part series continues with a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:00pm
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Explore ways in which sport helps to heal social divisions within a community – or reproduce, or even exacerbate, those divisions.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
Watch amateur and professional video of the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Relive 1964's Freedom Summer and the dramatic struggle for equality in Mississippi.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:00pm
The U.S. has been a country shaped by migration, dating back to the days of the pioneers making their way West. But recently, this country has been seeing a different kind of migration
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis — but underneath lies a hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
A glimpse into the life of the most successful landscape architect to have ever lived.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
American Pharaoh, which goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley