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, April 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
The National Mall, placed in very center of our nation’s capitol, is a landscape unlike any other.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
The 1968 My Lai massacre, its cover-up, and the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
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.

Recently

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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00pm
Learn how kamikaze weapons were built and launched.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:00pm
See historical footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps; edited by Hitchcock.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:00pm
October 14, 2013 was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
Venture behind the glamorous facade of Henry’s court to understand why courtiers lost their heads.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Join us for two programs examining the legacy of the Titanic disaster.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
Historian, author and television presenter Helen Castor explores how the people of the Middle Ages handled the most fundamental moments of transition in life.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Grover and his friends are celebrating Passover in Israel!
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
Go well beyond a biographical recounting of a star’s rise and fall by interweaving Garland’s personal story with discerning parallels from her films.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Pancho Barnes is a fascinating yet enigmatic icon whose swagger is often celebrated, but whose story has been largely unknown. Until now.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that human beings have had on the natural world during his lifetime.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 12:00am
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.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
Reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America.
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
This WXXI presentation showcases the completed Eastman Theatre and the Wolk Atrium.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow the Mexican-American girls who help preserve the Martha Washington debutante ball in Laredo. 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00pm
Before World War II, war reporting was considered No Job For a Woman.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Trace a teenaged rape victim’s five-year odyssey through Pakistan’s flawed justice system. 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:30pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.