History

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

Coming Up

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
See how the rise and fall of the royals’ beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy.
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
Vintage treasures from the 1940s-60s, including an Elvis standee, MLK letter and Charles Schulz art.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:00pm
Chart the epic rise of Christianity, from the life of Jesus to the period that followed his death.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
NOVA explores the architectural triumph of the great Gothic cathedrals.
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Objects fit for stately homes: Lord Byron portrait, Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, Tiffany necklace.

Recently

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
Join Matt Damon to see links among extreme weather, climate change and threats to national security.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
A look at how the history and principles of Islam are intrinsically linked with the world’s two other major religions, Judaism and Christianity.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:00pm
Minnesota Opera’s production of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, a company commission which earned its composer the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:30am
Scientist, activist, educator, and humanitarian Dr. Walter Cooper joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30pm
Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin follows the journey of Prince Siddhartha as he seeks enlightenment.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Taking a journey that is both historical and relevant today, acclaimed journalist and author Rageh Omaar documents Muhammad’s life
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:00pm
View an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
Johnny Carson (1925 –2005) was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Take a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
Revisit one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history — the unprecedented barnstorming across America by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
See how television may affect a Bhutanese child isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
It used to be that, in many parts of the world, educating a girl was not only a low priority but was prevented by social customs or economic pressures.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
The uphill battles of the 10th Mountain Division.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:00pm
Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:30am
Tune in for this WXXI original documentary about group of local individuals who are working to build schools in South Sudan.