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

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
THE VIETNAM WAR, the new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will re-air  on WXXI-World as to the schedule below. (check local listings).  Go to WXXI Vietnam War Initiative for related programs and the on-demand episode access schedule. Check out  local Rochester stories & resources.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
Two stories, one in Israel and one in Yemen. Witness both on Doc World.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00pm
The accessibility of smartphones has turned everyone into a cameraperson. 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:30pm
A collection of West Pointers poignantly share, sometimes with great emotion, their first-hand stories about the carnage of war, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:00pm
Called by some the "original Code Talkers", this is the story of the important role Choctaw soldiers played in WWI.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
This episode follows three recent veterans as they journey cross-country to seek out fellow service members who have successfully transitioned into the workforce, and to obtain the insights they need to thrive in the next chapter of their own lives.
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
A young Tlingit makes a pilgrimage to his ancestral home and is forced to confront the dichotomy between his history and the world he lives in.

Ongoing on WXXI World

This is the story of a unique initiative to transform American classrooms by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.
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.
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

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:00am
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Airing on WXXI-World, January 2, 2016 at 7pm. (Re-air dates through 1/5/17)
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Take Me Home Huey tells the journey of a Medevac helicopter, nearly destroyed during the Vietnam War, as it is resurrected and transformed into colorful sculpture and shows how the arts can help people heal.The show will air  on WXXI-World as in the schedule below. (check local listings).
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Jeremiah is a story of a U.S. Navy Commander held as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese and work of his wife in the POW/MIA movement. It airs in October on WXXI-World...

 

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