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, TIFF: Behind the Festival, 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
TIFF Behind the Festival | Preview
TIFF Behind the Festival | A WNED-TV Production | Watch Online NowTIFF Behind the Festival highlights its CEO Piers Handling's major achievements, explores the growth of TIFF as a film culture organization and the development of this event from its first years to becoming a premier launchpad for Oscar nominated films. TIFF Behind the Festival also examines TIFF's role in supporting Canadian filmmakers and promoting diverse voices through the language of international film. Additionally, the program attempts to answer big questions about the future of cinema in the digital age and the function of TIFF in a rapidly evolving media landscape. Visit the program website and watch online now.
The program premiered in November 2018.
Reach OUt: recognize Relationship Abuse | A WNED Production
Reach Out | Stream Online Now
This program increases the awareness of relationship abuse and discusses ways to start a conversation with someone you think might be a victim of abuse.
WNED-TV won an award for Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms in the NY State Broadcasters Association’s 52nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting competition.
Explore Programs in our Production Library
Watch the very best short series and specials made right here at WNED-TV. Building on our mission to “educate, entertain and inform” these highlight unique aspects of our region.
WNED-TV Original Production
In the spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival entertains audiences from near and far in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
WNED-TV National Production
Trace the causes behind the unprecedented growth in use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having on our country.
WNED-TV Original Production
RALPH is a half-hour biographical documentary on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., one of Buffalo’s most iconic sports figures. Wilson was the founder and long-time owner of the Buffalo Bills.
WNED-TV Digital - First Series
Our Vietnam Voices | Digital Series
In order to showcase stories in Western New York and Southern Ontario, WNED | WBFO brings you “Our Vietnam Voices” - a digital-first series.
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. The program premieres December 15
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America director Larry Hott and cinematographer Jason Longo at Prospect Park.
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.
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