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

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
WXXI-WORLD channel will continue broadcasting a “Learn At Home” schedule to support of students in grades 6-12 through the summer.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
This two-part documentary, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book of the same name, airs at a critical moment for the scientific community, as geneticists around the world wrestle with the ethical implications of new technologies that offer both promise and peril. 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 2:00pm
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
A new PBS series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 

Ongoing on WXXI World

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.
Watch On-Demand: Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, this film follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities and how they navigate school, college and workforce.

Recently on WXXI World

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join WXXI for a Virtual Screening of Asian Americans and Chat about impact and contributions of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States on August 5th at 7pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 2:00pm
Learn how Black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H. W. Bush’s signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate this landmark law, WORLD Channel will showcase Move to Include programming.


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