History

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

Featured Programming

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Harvest traces the history and evolution of the farming and agricultural community in upstate New York over six generations through the lives and stories of farming families and the communities they help build.
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 9:00pm
WXXI presents two back-to-back performances celebrating the legendary Carpenters.

History

"Tom's War," the newest animated short from StoryCorps, brings a new dimension to our current remembrance of Vietnam. See this animated short on-demand
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.
On-Demand: The Battle of Chosin recounts this epic conflict through the heroic stories of the men who fought it.
Host Mark Siegrist travels with nineteen World War II veterans from around Wisconsin as they return to Pearl Harbor in June of 2012. He captures their memories, stories, thoughts and feelings about the event that catapulted the United States into World War II. For many of the veterans, this is the first time talking about those experiences.
Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand
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.

Recently Aired

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:30pm
Take an inside look into every room in the Boynton House and the amazing transformation that occurred during the restoration process.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 1:00pm
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Year explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
This film looks at the role of Native Americans in popular music history.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:00am
Enter the Poldark Sweepstakes for chance to win the Grand Prize: a Viking Ocean cruise for 2 adults that visits Cornwall and other ports from Norway to Spain! 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:00pm
In the late 19th century, as America’s teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation.
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