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

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

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. Watch On-Demand.
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

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 10:00pm
Acclaimed director Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother and The Happy Sad) takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker. 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings narrates this special where young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today.
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00pm
American Masters brings you an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

 

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