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

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 3:00pm
This film tells the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy’s daring program that tested the limits of human endurance, revolutionized the way humans explored the ocean and laid the groundwork for undersea military missions to come.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
To mark the passing of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking WXXI presents an encore of the first-ever autobiographical documentary about his life.

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

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look.
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
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. 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
A film that explores the life of chaplains and their changing role in today’s world.

 

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