WNED-TV has been Western New York and Southern Ontario’s storyteller for nearly 60 years!

The station long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV developed and produced the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. Through the years, WNED-TV has become a significant producer of original television and online content for local and national distribution.

Produced in Buffalo, shared with the nation. Productions broadcast on PBS stations across America include: The War of 1812, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, The Klondike Gold Rush, The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Niagara Falls, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, Golf’s Grand Design, The Marines, America's Houses of Worship, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: Remembering Western New York, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York, A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia: Western New York’s Polish-American Legacy, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and The Great Erie County Fair.

“WNED has become our region’s most influential storyteller and in so doing served as a catalyst for the re-imagining and rebirth of Buffalo. WNED-TV’s productions are thoroughly researched, beautifully written and artfully shot. In documenting the breadth and depth of the cultural and historic richness of Western New York, WNED-TV has captured the imaginations of audiences both within and outside the region, boosting the community’s self-image and promoting it to potential visitors.”

Edward J. Healy, Vice President for Marketing
Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Explore Programs in our Production Library

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WNED is an award-winning producer of historical programs that shine a spotlight on Western New York & Southern Ontario's people, treasures and extraordinary moments in history that have shaped our past and present.

 

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WNED's documentary films profile individuals and events from the past and present that have impacted Western New York and Southern Ontario. Building on our mission to "educate, inform, enlighten and entertain," our documentaries have helped foster a better understanding of this remarkable region.

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WNED's health and wellness programs empower viewers to take charge of their persona health and wellness, take preventative measures against disease and be aware of damaging health behaviors and addictions. These award-winning productions have raised awareness about critical health-related issues.

Watch the very best short series and specials made right here at WNED-TV. Building on our mission to "educate, entertain and inform" these programs highlight unique aspects of life in Western New York and Southern Ontario and reflect the spirit of our community.
 

WNED-TV Specials

Chautauqua Spotlight | Promo

WBFO’s Brian Meyer sits down with Michael Hill the 18th President of Chautauqua Institute.


Chautauqua Spotlight

   

WBFO’s Brian Meyer sits down with Michael Hill as he begins his inaugural year as the 18th President of Chautauqua Institution. They’ll discuss Hill’s wealth of experience, his vision for the institution, and shine a spotlight on some of the activities and speakers scheduled for the upcoming season.

This WNED-TV production premiered May 12, 2017.

 

Visit the Chautauqua Spotlight page

Production Facilities Rental

Production Facilities Rental

The same facilities, equipment and personnel that have created WNED | WBFO’s award-winning content are available to media professionals to realize their next production vision.

Interested in a DVD of one of our local productions? Please contact Membership at 1-800-678-1873 for availability.

Look back at some of the history of WNED-TV and The Mark Russell Comedy Specials, a WNED-TV production that aired on PBS from 1975-2004.