WXXI World

WXXI World features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television's award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.

Where to watch

WXXI World can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television channel 21.2 as well as on Spectrum Cable channel 1275. Watch highlighted episodes on-demand.  Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI World

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00pm
Examine the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
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.
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
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.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Lt Minter Dial and his 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy ring miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:30pm
The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial and his 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy ring that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII.

Ongoing on WXXI World

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A civic summit about engaging students in their future. 
Admissions On Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Ed looks at many universities, race helps determine who’s admitted. But a Supreme Court case could soon end that nationwide. We trace this issue from 1946 to today, and examine what race-blind admissions might look like.
This is the story of a unique initiative to transform American classrooms by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an infantry regiment in the United States Army comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry. They fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler's Third Reich, and a reputation for being a crack infantry unit.
Despite putting their life on the line for their country, many female veterans recieve less than a hero's welcome when returning to civilian life.
On-Demand
Is School Enough? documents vivid examples of where new modes of learning and engagement are taking hold and flourishing. Watch On-Demand
Stories of the realities of seeking education for yourselves and your children when you are undocumented.
FRONTLINE presents  “A Subprime Education” examining allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry. Watch On-Demand

Recently on WXXI World

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
At least 70 percent of people in jail have little to no high school education, and at least 70 percent of the people released end up back in jail. THE CORRIDOR shows the innerworkings and challenges of San Francisco's Five Keys Charter School, that provides inmates the opportunity to earn a high school diploma to prepare them for successful reintegration into their communities. 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 9:00pm
One of the most successful high school jazz bands in the country is in Broward County, South Florida. Sweet Dillard chronicles the 2013-2014 school year of the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, and their inspirational bandleader Christopher Dorsey that insists on all members of the band learn respect for one another.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
Big Voice - an award winning feature documentary chronicling a year in the life of the demanding Santa Monica high school choir director pushing his students to achieve artistry and become one big voice despite the obstacles they face.

 

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