WXXI-TV, a PBS member High Definition station, features award-winning children's shows, public affairs, science and nature as well as being one of the most active local program producers in New York State.

Where to watch

WXXI-TV can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television channel 21.1 as well as on Spectrum Cable channels 11 (Standard Definition) and 1221 (High Definition). Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

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Upcoming on WXXI-TV

Monday, May 29, 2023 - 10:00pm
Hear the incredible American Dream story of refugee and Christy's Doughnuts founder Ted Ngoy.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane as they meet a cast of inspiring ancestors hidden in the branches of their family trees.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 9:00pm
Beloved chef and Italian immigrant, Lidia Bastianich, travels from big cities to small towns in rural America to share the inspiring stories of first, second, and third-generation Americans. 
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 8:30pm
A look inside the first-of-its kind LGBTQ+ retirement community.
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 9:00pm
Experience the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of Little Richard.

Ongoing on WXXI-TV

Watch the On-Demand Archive of this Live Forum: WXXI News’ Evan Dawson hosts a statewide discussion on how the pandemic and the response have exacerbated the ongoing overdose epidemic.
Watch On-Demand: In this hourlong special, the PBS NewsHour explores the burden costly child care places on families, takes viewers to cities and states experimenting with new ways of providing childcare for working parents, and delves into the political battle over federally funded, universal childcare. Aired 9/23/2021
PBS Newshour provides ongoing coverage of issues related to Fentanyl, Overdose and Opioids. Watch the stories here on-demand
WXXI News Coverage of Overdose Epidemic Reports On-Demand 
Resources for the Overdose Epidemic
In Roadtrip Nation: Future West, three Arizona-based college students travel around the state to explore the creative and original ways residents are pushing innovation to its limits.
JOURNEY TO JOBS is a one-hour special, presented as part of the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative, public media’s commitment to help communities illuminate pathways to gainful employment in America. Explore local stories at: https://wxxi.org/grad
Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce people that left school and are now reconnecting to education and training opportunities. The stories show the issues they face and the people and programs helping them to succeed in continuing their education and furthering their work opportunties. Part of WXXI's American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative:
Watch On-Demand: Pushing opioids. Bribing doctors. Making millions.

Recently on WXXI-TV

Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 8:00pm
Don't miss this PBS tradition to salute the men and women in uniform.
Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 3:00pm
The story of how one of music's biggest icons helped to establish a USS Arizona memorial.
Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 1:00pm
He never considered himself a hero, yet on the eve of World War II Nicholas Winton became "The Man Who Saved 669 Children."


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