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, September 23, 2019 - 9:30pm
Five documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at women in the military.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, this film follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Ongoing on WXXI World

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.

Recently on WXXI World

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 2:00am
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
This documentary tells stories of individuals who struggle with vision loss and blindness. 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 8:30am
PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of the testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


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