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

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

Ongoing on WXXI World

Americans have named PBS and local member stations like WXXI the nation’s most trusted institution for 15 years running.
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.
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

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
To mark the passing of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking WXXI presents an encore of the first-ever autobiographical documentary about his life.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from 70s sitcoms to today’s multifaceted landscape.


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