Veterans Connections

Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:00pm

In the uplifting special, Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes, Lidia meets with veterans who reflect on their service.


Mon, 12/09/2019 - 7:00pm

A film that explores the life of chaplains and their changing role in today’s world.

The American St. Nick

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:00pm

WXXI remembers Pittsford native Richard Brookins, who played the lead role in this documentary that tells the amazing true story of war, honor, luck and love. 

We'll Meet Again, Season 2

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:00pm

Join Ann Curry as two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them five decades ago in a whole new season of We'll Meet Again.

Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:00pm

Lidia journeys across the country— from just outside of Buffalo to rural farm areas of the West Coast—to farm and cook with veterans who have found a new way to help themselves and others on the homefront.


An Afternoon with Lidia Bastianich

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 2:00pm

Join WXXI at The Hochstein School for an afternoon with renowned, Emmy-winning TV Host, restaurateur, chef, and author Lidia Bastianich. 

Polytrauma: Rehab in the VA: Compassionate Care On-demand

Polytrauma: Rehab in the VA: Compassionate Care is an hour-long documentary that gives unprecedented access to the medical staff and their patients — veteran and active service members with both combat and civilian-related traumatic brain injury and polytrauma — at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.

Buffalo Soldiers Presentation at Central Library

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00pm

Buffalo Soldiers Presentation Team from local VFW Post 9251 will give an overview of the history of African-American soldiers after the Civil War at Central Library.

Independent Lens: Served Like a Girl & Twitter Chat

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:00pm

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. Join a Twitter chat with film's cast and director during the broadcast. 

Going to War

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 9:00pm

What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose.

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