Television Highlights

  • American Experience: The Abolitionists Tuesday, July 7 at 8 and 9 p.m.Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Meet Angelina…
  • American Experience: The Abolitionists Tuesday, July 7 at 8 and 9 p.m.Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Meet Angelina…
  • America's Ballroom Challenge Mondays, July 6, 13 and 20 at 10 p.m. Tune in to this exciting dance…

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WNED-TV Programming

Wednesdays, July 1, 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.

Discover how changes in medicine and surgery are transforming the way doctors can tend to animals. In the three episodes of "Operation Wild," see the efforts to save giant pandas, watch as an orangutan undergoes micro-surgery to try and restore her eyesight, witness a five-ton elephant go through an extreme dental procedure, and find out if a remarkable invention helps a dolphin swim again.

Wednesday, July 1 at 9 and 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

Find out what happened when the earliest Homo sapiens expanded out of Africa and into Asia. The discovery of recent evidence suggests humans interbred with another newly discovered ancient human—the Denisovans. Later, see the arrival of Homo sapiens in Australia, truly alone on a new continent and forced to accept diversity as a means to continuing the race. When the Homo sapiens reach prehistoric Europe, they encounter Neanderthals, and there is an explosion of art and symbolic thought.

Tuesday, July 7 at 8 and 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m.

Meet Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown; these five individuals from very different backgrounds are brought together by a shared cause—the fight to abolish slavery.
In this three-part docudrama, follow the anti-slavery movement through the efforts of the abolitionist activists. Through anti-slavery newspapers, radical riot plans, and the publishing of influential novels, the abolitionists were vital in the events leading up to the Civil War, and the changes that came out after the war. This series follows the events from 1820s America through the Civil War and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.


WNED-TV consistently ranks among the most-watched U.S. public television stations in prime time. Our popular line-up draws from PBS and various other sources, including the BBC and American Public Television. As a leading producer of single-topic documentaries, our national and regional broadcasts have been seen by millions of people across the continent, stimulating cultural and heritage tourism to the Buffalo/Niagara/Toronto region.