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

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 8:00pm
Join Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LaBelle, Will Liverman, Sandi Patty and more for a night of uplifting music across classical, pop, Motown and country genres. 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 10:00pm
With over 200 million records sold worldwide, Whitney Houston remains one of the highest-selling artists in music history.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 8:00pm
Celebrate 20 years of spectacular Irish music with a new concert filmed at the Helix in Dublin.
Friday, December 1, 2023 - 8:30pm
A 1968 concert featuring the Rolling Stones performing at the “Rock and Roll Circus.”
Friday, December 1, 2023 - 10:00pm
Enjoy a front row seat to see internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa perform.

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.
Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
WXXI and public media stations across New York State address mental health issues among teens with a new initiative, Student Mental Health Matters. Also follow ongoing coverage of the issues with WXXI News and programming on-air and on-demand. 
Filmmaker Leslie Koren and her fellow classmates confront the trauma brought on by their years at a behavior modification boarding school.

Recently on WXXI-TV

Monday, November 27, 2023 - 9:00pm
Join the world’s best-selling soprano and guest Andrew Lloyd Webber for her first Christmas special.
Monday, November 27, 2023 - 8:00pm
Meet some remarkable makers as they teach apprentices hands-on skills that must be passed from generation to generation. 
Saturday, November 25, 2023 - 10:00am
Matt Paxton and his team take a unique and compelling look at our homes and the hidden treasures, heirlooms and precious memories to be found within them.


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