History

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

Coming Up

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
This film celebrates the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
For three decades, the savvy satirist from Buffalo, N.Y. dubbed "the funniest man on television" by "TV Guide" shared his insights on national and world politics and society to public television audiences nationwide.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:30pm
Exploring the role of Frederick Law Olmsted in the Buffalo parks system and his work with the Free Niagara Movement.
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926), until now.

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.”
Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
NOVA offers a number of episodes related to military history, soldiers and veterans: Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
On-Demand
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand

Recently

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
Breaking new ground and laying bare old myths, 1913: Seeds of Conflict explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire.
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Trace the political activism behind an equal-rights statute in Miami.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
Examine Norma Miller's influence in the globalization of America's jazz culture and her role in breaking down racial barriers across the United States and around the world.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:00pm
Join President and Mrs. Obama for a celebration of gospel music and its profound influence on American music.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:00pm
Two hundred thousand years ago our ancestors took their first steps on the African savanna. Today, seven billion of us live across the planet.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
The climate is going haywire, and politicians are bickering over what to do about it, or whether to do anything at all. But that’s only part of the story.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
A dramatic, gripping account of one of the most remarkable incidents of World War II — the only successful group escape from a Japanese POW camp.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 9:00pm
Examine an ingenious plan to escape from Colditz Castle, a prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
This documentary profiles Prince George, the son of Prince William of England and Kate Middleton, and explores what the royal child's life might be like.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
A seldom-told chapter in the World War II narrative, picking up in the opening moments of D-Day.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
D-Day: The Price Of Freedom pays tribute to the courageous men who began the liberation of France more than 60 years ago.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 9:00pm
Observe several real-life individuals — portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith — involved in the Rodney King affair. 
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
The story of the response in San Francisco when AIDS decimated a community.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
Explore a place where religion and African culture intersect.
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this MY MUSIC special.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
Join hosts Kathy Lennon of the Lennon Sisters and Tina Cole of The Four King Cousins, for this new MY MUSIC special dedicated to the sweet, sentimental sounds of sibling singing groups
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
When MOTOWN 25 first aired on NBC on May 16, 1983, it was an immediate sensation and became one of the most talked about concerts and TV specials ever. 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 9:30pm
Tune in for Joe Bonamassa's tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.